Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 5 comes that much closer to reality today with the release of the PlayStation 3 game's North American box art, featuring the Mercedes SLS AMG, the 197 mph "gull-winged terror."

Sony says the Mercedes SLS AMG was "chosen from a total of nearly 1000 cars recreated down to the finest detail" to be Gran Turismo 5's cover star. It not only welcomes the box art viewer with its open gull-wing doors, it also says "Hey, we modeled the interior of this car, too. Check it out."

Until such time as Gran Turismo 5 sees fit to make it to store shelves, enjoy some new shots of the Mercedes SLS AMG in action via the gallery below.