Just yesterday, we reported that the upcomingGran Turismo 6 will feature a total of 1,200 cars. Today, Mercedes announced that three of these model will come from AMG and include: the SLS AMG GT3 , E63 AMG and A45 AMG. These models will join the current lineup already offered by Mercedes in the GT5 which includes a total of 21 vehicles.
The three AMG models deliver a combined output of more than 1,400 horsepower: 500 from the SLS, 557 from the E63 and 360 from the A45 AMG.
The new Gran Turismo 6 will be released just in time for the holiday season, so this might be a good gift idea if you’re drawing a blank for the car lover in your family. The new GT6 will be initially available for the Play Station 3 platform, but it will be offered for the PS4 at a later date.
Click past the jump to read more about the three AMG models.
The SLS AMG GT3 is powered by the same 6.3-liter V-8 engine from the road-going version, but with the output increased to 600 horsepower. When compared to the road-going version, the GT3 receives a new front apron with a splitter, a hood with central cooling vents, wider front and rear wings, side skirts with cooling ducts for the rear brakes, a rear diffusers and an adjustable rear aerofoil.
Gallery Mercedes SLS AMG GT3
The E63 AMG is powered by an AMG 5.5-liter V-8 biturbo engine that delivers a total of 550 horsepower at 5500 rpm and a peak torque of 531 pound-feet delivered between 1,750 and 5,250 rpm. The model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).
Gallery Mercedes E63 AMG
The A45 AMG is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 360 horsepower and a peak torque of 331 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful four-cylinder engine out there. This amount of power is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph; all this while delivering fuel economy of 34 mpg.
Gallery Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
With the combined power of more than 1400 hp, Mercedes-Benz is taking to the starting grid of Gran Turismo® 6 with three of its latest models. All set to provide pure excitement and fascination in the new version of the gaming classic for the PlayStation®3 are three high-performance vehicles from AMG: the SLS AMG GT3 producing over 367 kW (more than 500 hp), the E63 AMG producing 410 kW (557 hp) and the A45 AMG producing 265 kW (360 hp). In addition to the three new vehicles, no fewer than 21 further vehicles from Mercedes-Benz which featured in Gran Turismo® 5 will also be taking to the track to set the pulses of gaming fans racing. Gran Turismo® 6 will be celebrating its market launch this holiday season. Details of the game were announced yesterday by Kazunori Yamauchi, Producer and Game Director of Polyphony Digital Inc., on the occasion of the celebrations to mark the 15th anniversary of the popular Gran Turismo® series at Silverstone in England.
"Together with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Polyphony Digital, we are delighted with the unique success which Gran Turismo® has enjoyed over the last 15 years", said Anders Sundt Jensen, Head of Brand Communications for Mercedes-Benz Cars. "We are particularly proud that three of the latest models from our high-performance AMG brand are all celebrating their digital premiere in the latest version of the legendary game series. Mercedes-Benz and Gran Turismo® have a number of things in common. Above all, they share the same vision: to provide their customers – whether in real life or in the virtual world – with the ultimate in driving pleasure."
Globally the PlayStation® 3 racing game has so far sold more than 70 million copies, with version 5 alone being enjoyed by more than ten million gaming fans since November 2010. Mercedes-Benz can look back over a long and successful history as part of this race series. Models from the star brand have been represented in the game since the market launch of Gran Turismo® 2 back in 1999/2000. According to Anders Sundt Jensen: "Both Carl Benz in 1886 and Kazunori Yamauchi, the inventor of Gran Turismo® in 1998 recognised that a car can do more than just take us from A to B. Both lived the automotive dream. Driving a Mercedes or playing Gran Turismo® each therefore reflects a unique experience: unprecedented driving pleasure."