Sierra, the longest track ever has been introduced to GT6 with the new game mode - Time Rally

Published - 23 Sep 2014

The “Sierra Time Rally” has been added to [Special Events]. In the first original long course “Circuit de La Sierra” modeled after the Ronda region of Spain, players will attempt to complete a lap around the course within the allotted time.

Time will be extended by passing the checkpoints, and your score will be calculated according to your distance driven. Overtaking other cars will raise your combo level, and there are other possibilities of raising your score based on your driving skills. We invite you to check it out.


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Toyota FT-1 Vision GT version teaser

Published - 09 Aug 2014

After Mitsubishi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota, Chevrolet, Volkswagen and Red Bull Racing, and Aston Martin, now Toyota’s reveals its effort designing a Vision Gran Turismo car. At this time no details are known, but the official PlayStation channel posted a small teaser video showing us a glimpse of the car.

Designed by Toyota’s Calty studio in California, the car in the teaser appears to be a futuristic Super GT version of the original Toyota FT Concept car revealed in January of this year. The racing version of the FT-1 concept car shares the looks of its original design, but is dressed up with aerodynamic bodywork, decals, racing rims and a large Super GT rear spoiler.

Polyphony Digital’s “Vision Gran Turismo” is a project in which the world’s leading brands design an original sportscar in commemoration for the 15th anniversary of Gran Turismo, as present to players of “Gran Turismo 6″.

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Gran Turismo 7 – Just One Year Away?

Published - 22 Nov 2013

Back in September, we posted a first story on Kazunori Yamauchi hinting at the possiblity of Gran Turismo 7 on Playstation 4 not being too far away.

It seems that there was a lot of merrit to this as Yamauchi has once again spoken about Gran Turismo 7 being a lot closer than many people might expect:

“We don’t want to take too long on Gran Turismo 7,” Kazunori told Top Gear. “Best-case scenario? Next year. In GT6 we really had to tune the software 100 per cent to maximise the PS3′s architecture, but of course the PS4′s hardware is much better, so I think the overall quality of the game across the board will be boosted when you come to play it.”

While the GT creator is currently busy promoting the upcoming release of Gran Turismo 6 on the Playstation 3, work on the PS4 version is already well underway as a tech demo has already been spotted by industry insider Ahsan Rasheed:

GT 7 tech demo. Nothing to describe other than it looked amazing. It was snowing and at night. Cockpit view, then turned to outside the car.

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Mercedes unleashes Gran Turismo 6 vision

Published - 19 Nov 2013

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a spectacular new virtual sportscar concept created by its in-house design team for inclusion in Sony's new PlayStation 3 game Gran Turismo 6.

Called the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, the brawny looking gullwing coupe is planned to be revealed as a model at the opening of Mercedes-Benz's new research and development centre in Sunnyvale, California on the eve of this week's Los Angeles motor show.

Yet despite the unveiling in 1:1 scale, the new two seater is destined to remain a feature of the virtual world as the first in what Mercedes-Benz is billing as a series of Vision Gran Turismo vehicles to be unveiled in the near future.

While the virtual properties of the AMG Vision Gran Turismo mean it will only ever see running as a high resolution graphic within the new Gran Turismo 6 game this hasn't deterred Mercedes-Benz from providing it with detailed styling and mechanical data – elements of which are said to provide solid hints to the upcoming GT AMG due to be unveiled in mid-2014 as a range topping replacement for the SLS AMG.

Drawing inspiration from the iconic 300 SL, Mercedes-Benz designer have provided their latest concept with exaggerated proportions, with a long probing nose and cabin sited well back within the wheelbase giving an instantly aggressive appearance that is further enhanced by bulging wheel houses and a wide track stance. 

Central among the detailing brought to the exterior design of the AMG Vision Gran Turismo is a traditionally shaped chromed rimmed grille imbued with a large centre three pointed star badge and individual LEDs that act as modern day louvres to provide varying light patterns.

In a further nod to the past, the virtual Mercedes-Benz also receives gullwing doors that hinge from a centre point within the roof, similar in fashion to those seen on the soon-to-be-discontinued SLS AMG.

Inside, there is a futuristic looking interior that Mercedes-Benz says has been inspired by a modern day F1 cockpit. The instruments take the form of a glass display that floats above the steering wheel, revealing information such as speed, revs and operating temperature. Among the controls are classic rocker switches in the centre of the dashboard and within the headlining – the latter layout said to be mirrored on the upcoming GT AMG.

For its inclusion in Gran Turismo 6, the AMG Vision Gran Turismo has been conceived to run a twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine of unspecified size mounted up front where, in the virtual world, it develops 430kW  together with 800Nm of torque.



With a virtual aluminium spaceframe body weighing 1385kg, this provides it with a power-to-weight ratio of 3.2kg/kW.

Mercedes-Benz describes this figure as being ''unrivalled in the super sports car segment and one that guarantees exceptionally dynamic performance'' – a statement that has led to rumours suggesting the performance data may in fact point to a Black Series variant of next year's GT AMG due to make an appearance in 2016.  

To complete the experience, Mercedes-Benz has provided its virtual concept with eight tailpipes and what it describes as a ''sonorous exhaust note''.
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Gran Turismo 6 – Day to Night Transition Trailer

Published - 09 Nov 2013

Polyphony Digital has released a new Gran Turismo 6 trailer, showing off the day to night transitions in their upcoming Playstation 3 racer.

The trailer shows the title’s time of day & astronomy system at work on various tracks. Several of the title’s tracks come with both time & weather changes, you can find the full list of all tracks supporting both features below.

While most of the title’s real-life venues come with all bells & whistles, notable exceptions are Monza, Laguna Seca & Indianapolis who don’t support the new features.

  • Daytona International Speedway / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Tsukuba Circuit / Weather Changes
  • Circuit de la Sarthe / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Nürburgring / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Autodromo Nazionale Monza / Weather Changes
  • Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway
  • Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Twin Ring Motegi / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Silverstone / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Ascari / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Willow Springs International Raceway / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Brands Hatch / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Goodwood Hillclimb / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Autumn Ring / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Apricot Hill Raceway / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Matterhorn / Weather Changes / Time Changes

Gran Turismo 6 will come to the Playstation 3 starting December 6. featuring 1200 cars, 150 of which will be new to Gran Turismo.

As announced by Kazunori Yamauchi, the distinction between standard & premium models will remain, the cars ported over from Gran Turismo 4 will be slightly touched up to fit the new title better.

GT6 will also come with 33 tracks, with seven locations being all-new including Silverstone, the home of Nissan’s GT Academy competition.

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Gran Turismo 6 – Three New Gameplay Videos

Published - 03 Nov 2013

Several new gameplay videos of Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo 6 have surfaced as the release of the PS3 racer is closing in.

The new videos show moving footage of the Goodwood Hillclimb, the Deltawing in action as well as a replay of some GT3 cars.

Gran Turismo 6 will come to the Playstation 3 starting December 6. featuring 1200 cars, 150 of which will be new to Gran Turismo.

As announced by Kazunori Yamauchi, the distinction between standard & premium models will remain, the cars ported over from Gran Turismo 4 will be slightly touched up to fit the new title better.

GT6 will also come with 33 tracks, with seven locations being all-new including Silverstone, the home of Nissan’s GT Academy competition.

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Gran Turismo 6 – Senna Partnership Announced

Published - 27 Oct 2013

Polyphony Digital has announced a partnership with the Ayrton Senna Institute for their upcoming Gran Turismo 6 title.

Announced at the Brazil Game Show in São Paulo, the partnership with not just result in a special Ayrton Senna Playstation 3 bundle but also put several Senna-related content in game.

Even though details on the included cars & tracks have yet to be revealed, PD confirmed that Gran Turismo 6 will allow players to trace the steps of Ayrton Senna’s career.

Gran Turismo 6 will come to the Playstation 3 starting December 6. featuring 1200 cars, 150 of which will be new to Gran Turismo.

As announced by Kazunori Yamauchi, the distinction between standard & premium models will remain, the cars ported over from Gran Turismo 4 will be slightly touched up to fit the new title better.

GT6 will also come with 33 tracks, with seven locations being all-new including Silverstone, the home of Nissan’s GT Academy competition.

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Sony’s #BestOfGT Week Celebrates 15 Years of Gran Turismo

Published - 16 Oct 2013

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe kicked off a #BestOfGT week on Monday to celebrate 15 years of the Gran Turismo series. Via the EU PlayStation Blog:

Every day this week we’ll be talking about one game in the series. We’d like you to pick one outstanding memory from each game – whether it be a favourite track, car or race – and let us know either here on PlayStation Blog, or on Facebook, our forums, or Twitter, using the #BestOfGT hashtag. At the end of the week, we’ll then capture these moments in-game and collate them in a single video, giving a shout-out to all those whose suggestions were picked.

A new “teaser trailer” for GT6 has also been released, though it only contains footage compiled of other trailers and GT Academy material.

Although this promotion is driven by PlayStation’s European division, participation is open to everyone, so dive in and share your best memories of Gran Turismo!

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Sport Truck Race Seasonal Event Now Live in GT5

Published - 11 Oct 2013

The latest Seasonal Events are now available in Gran Turismo 5, featuring a series of five expert level racing events exclusive to pickup trucks with a rear cargo bed with no more than 470PP and no more than Sports/Hard compounds and the necessary Dirt Tires.

This week’s challenges are as follows:

  • 470PP Pickup Truck Race: Daytona Super Speedway / 3 Laps
  • Period of Availability: 2013/10/10 04:00 -
  • 1st: Cr.291,500  2nd: Cr.160,325  3rd: Cr.116,600
  • 470PP Pickup Truck Race: Deep Forest Raceway / 5 Laps
  • Period of Availability: 2013/10/10 04:00 -
  • 1st: Cr.287,000  2nd: Cr.157,850  3rd: Cr.114,800
  • 470PP Pickup Truck Race: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca / 4 Laps
  • Period of Availability: 2013/10/10 04:00 -
  • 1st: Cr.284,000  2nd: Cr.156,200  3rd: Cr.113,600
  • 470PP Pickup Truck Race: Eiger Nordwand Short Course / 6 Laps
  • Period of Availability: 2013/10/10 04:00 -
  • 1st: Cr.290,000  2nd: Cr.159,500  3rd: Cr.116,000
  • 470PP Pickup Truck Race: Liege (Gravel) 310A / 3 Laps
  • Period of Availability: 2013/10/10 04:00 -
  • 1st: Cr.310,000  2nd: Cr.170,500  3rd: Cr.124,000

Note the “Performance Difference Bonus” applies, so more credits will be awarded for using a slower car below the maximum allowed PP value.

The game’s Online Car Dealership has also been updated with new inventory.

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Italian Cars Featured in Latest GT5 Time & Drift Trials

Published - 06 Oct 2013

The latest Seasonal Events are now available in Gran Turismo 5, featuring a series of two racing events exclusive to Italian machinery with no more than 550PP and no better than Sports/Hard for this week’s time trial event, and Snow tires for this week’s drift trial event.

This week’s challenges are as follows:

Time Trial No. 72

550PP Italian Cars: Monza Circuit Time Trial
Period of Availability: 2013/10/03 04:00 – 2013/10/17 04:00
Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000

Drift Trial No. 72

Italian Non-Racing cars: Chamonix West Drift Trial
Period of Availability: 2013/10/03 04:00 – 2013/10/17 04:00
Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000

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