Gamers will be able to race the SLS AMG on a number of different tracks, including the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Mercedes has announced the SLS AMG will appear in the PlayStation 3 video game Gran Turismo 5.

Said to be "just as impressive in the game as it is in real life," the developers used "extremely realistic rendering techniques" to capture the essence of the new supercar. Besides the exciting visual effects, gamers will be able to race the SLS AMG on a number of different tracks including the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

While no release date has been set, Gran Turismo 5 is expected to be launched on December 29th (in the US).

As we have previously reported, the Mercedes SLS AMG features a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter (6,208cc) V8 engine with 420 kW (571 hp) and 650 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to a 7-speed double-clutch transmission which enables the car to rocket from 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 317 km/h (197 mph).

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