AMG and Cigarette Racing showcase Gran Turismo concepts in Miami

Mercedes-Benz AMG and Cigarette Racing are showcasing the Vision Gran Turismo, a 577-hp V-8 gullwing-door supercar, and the $1.5 million Vision GT boat at the Miami International Boat Show.

Inspired by the Gran Turismo video game, the AMG Vision Gran Turismo debuted at the November opening of the new Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, California, and was the first concept of the Vision Gran Turismo series to be featured in the latest installment of the game – Gran Turismo 6 – that was released in December.

The AMG super car features unique wheel arches, headlights and color scheme including red- glowing contour lines on the lower part of the car. The interior is inspired by the Formula 1 cockpit with red-on-black seats and flooring. The dashboard resembles the gull-wing doors and the actual doors actually appear to be an extension of the instrument panel.

The Cigarette Racing 50’ Vision GT Concept is being billed as the company’s “most powerful production twin engine performance boat ever developed and built” for good reason. The boat derives its power from a twin 1650 hp Mercury Racing engine that produces up to 300 hp per engine more than the standard engines used in the 50’ Cigarette Marauder. With lightweight construction that sheds up to 1,000 pounds from its weight, the boat reached up to 140 mph. It is 50 feet in length and 8 feet wide.

As a collaboration between Cigarette Racing, Cigarette Racing Team, Mercedes-AMG and Polyphony Digital Inc. – the Gran Turismo video game maker – the boat features Alubeam painted exterior and custom matte black hull and accents.

The Vision GT is also souped up with the latest gadgets and technology: Bluetooth, computerized controls, four high-definition displays, and the next generation integration of Garmin and Cigarette navigation and audio.

The Vision GT and the AMG Vision Gran Turismo are on display at the Miami International Boat Show through Feb. 17. The show is open to the public and taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center.


Photo Credit: Mercedes-Benz

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