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Packshot to feature the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG

Sony has released the boxart and a glovebox worth of new shots for its upcoming racer, Gran Turismo 5. Find them here.

An update via the EU PlayStation blog reads, "To kick start the year I have some news for those eagerly anticipating all things related to the world of the 'real driving simulator'.

"We can confirm the cover for this year's must-have title will feature what some motoring journalists are acclaiming as the car of 2010 - the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG."

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If that doesn't mean anything to you, don't worry there's more.

"The SLS is due to be officially launched at the Geneva Motorshow in March. A spiritual successor to the 1954 300SL Gullwing, the SLS is every bit as astounding a piece of automotive engineering as the original 300SL was in its heyday. The statistics are no less impressive either; the power behind those graceful looks is delivered by a 6.2litre V8 which propels the supercar from 0-60 in just 3.8 seconds and on to a top speed close to 200mph.

"The SLS is one of the first cars to be entirely designed by Mercedes Benz's AMG division and their tuning expertise is clearly evident in the handling of the car which has been variously described by the motoring media as hugely engaging and utterly exciting.

"This dynamic and groundbreaking vehicle was a natural choice to grace the cover of Gran Turismo 5 and we expect it to be a hell of a lot of fun to drive and race in the game."

200 mph? Count us in.

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