For the PlayStation® 3 racing game Gran Turismo 6, the Mercedes-Benz designers developed the visionary concept of a super sports car – the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo. Extreme proportions, sensual contours and intelligently implemented high tech blend to form a breathtaking body. The sports car proportions that are a typical Mercedes-Benz feature have been reinterpreted: the long bonnet has a flowing transition into a compact greenhouse offset to the rear, which takes the form of an aerodynamically efficient water drop to descend slightly at the rear, where it rests on the rear end with broad shoulder contours. The dynamic aura is accentuated by an extended, dramatic side contour and a pronounced bulge to the wheel arches, which blend into the low-slung, muscular bodyshell. The angled headlamps, with their color scheme and determined look, convey a sense of sportiness and readiness to leap forward.
Think of it as a 910 horsepower El Camino, but from Italy. The Asterion concept is more than a grocery getter. This is an exotic that you can take to the Home Depot for when you are doing other manly things, like installing a dishwasher. It is unlikely there will ever be much more than this drawing, the more current Asterion concepts are all hybrid or electric.