Video: Gran Turismo 6 PS3: Andretti's 1948 Hudson is Available Today

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17w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan announced today that Gran Turismo 6: Andretti's 1948 Hudson is now available for PS3 fans.

To quote: GT fans! For the last few weeks, many of you visited www.gt6firstlove.com and shared your incredible first love stories, and witnessed the rebuild of Mario Andretti's first race car that started his illustrious career - the 1948 Hudson.

Well, the moment is finally here. The Reunion video captures the magical moment when Mario Andretti sees and drives the rebuilt Hudson for the first time in more than 50 years. Without giving too much away, the video also shows the intricate process that Polyphony Digital goes through to recreate the classic Hudson in GT6.

The process includes data capturing, 3D scanning, and sound recording of the engine at all ranges of the RPM. After this, you'll get to see Mr. Andretti himself relive his first love driving experience in the rebuilt Hudson.





To properly celebrate the collaboration between Mario Andretti and Gran Turismo, a unique Special Event featuring the 1948 Hudson is available in GT6 starting today and running through January 16th, 2014.

The 1948 Hudson Superlap challenge will take...
 

Video: Gran Turismo 6 PS3 Exclusive: Drive the BMW M4 Coupe

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18w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan posted up an exclusive video today spotlighting Gran Turismo 6 PS3 inviting GT fans to drive the BMW M4 Coupe.

To quote: GT fans! For those that are still waiting for the perfect reason to pick up Gran Turismo 6, we may have something for you.

Starting today, the newly announced BMW M4 Coupe is available for your virtual test drive in GT6, before the actual car goes on sale in 2014.

As a celebration of this collaboration between BMW and Gran Turismo 6, a unique seasonal event featuring the BMW M4 Coupe is available to all on GT6 for two weeks, from today until December 26th, 2013.

The BMW M4 Coupe Superlap challenge will take place on the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit, and gives players the opportunity to drive the car to complete the event, giving anyone the chance to experience this stunning new vehicle in the virtual world before it launches in the real world.





Until now, the BMW M4 Coupe has only been shown publicly as a 'concept', but thanks to an innovative collaboration with BMW, Polyphony Digital was able to get early access to the car during its development phase in order to meticulously recreate the BMW M4 Coupe for Gran Turismo 6.

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Video: Jay Leno Takes Gran Turismo 6 on PS3 for a Test Drive

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18w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan shared video footage today of talk show host Jay Leno taking Gran Turismo 6 on PS3 for a test drive.

To quote: Collector and auto expert Jay Leno took two cars from Gran Turismo 6 for test drives in the latest film episode of JayLenosGarage.com: his own 1000 horsepower Oldsmobile Toronado, and also the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept car designed especially for the game.

In addition to being one of the first to drive the Vision Gran Turismo in the game, Leno is the first person outside Mercedes-Benz to pilot the Vision GT concept car - which was revealed at the recent LA Auto Show - in real life, using a radio controller through his LA garage.

Mercedes-Benz brought the AMG Vision Gran Turismo to Jay's garage directly from the LA Show. The Vision is the first of a series of concept cars from various manufacturers made for Gran Turismo 6. But, so far, the only one to be turned into a real car. Leno said he thinks games are taking over in determining what cars achieve cult status.





"Video games are where cars will achieve cult status going forward and, like the Mercedes-Benz, where we will see cars make their debuts...
 

Video: Gran Turismo 6 Out on PS3 Today, Kazunori on Lunar Racing

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19w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton announced that Gran Turismo 6 is officially out on PS3 today, with details from Kazunori on Lunar Racing.

To quote: Today, Gran Turismo 6 takes to the track. In keeping with the series' MO, Polyphony Digital has once again created an incredibly sophisticated and convincing racing simulation, which proudly wears the developer's unconditional love for the automobile on its sleeve.

And alongside the huge roster of new cars available to take for a spin, and the 37 tracks waiting to be mastered, Polyphony has thrown in something of a surprise. For the first time ever in a Gran Turismo title, you have the opportunity to swap the racing circuits of planet Earth for the Moon, and pilot a lunar rover across its surface. Hands up if you saw that coming?





"We had been working for a while on simulating the stars properly in the game, and the moon was being recreated very accurately. While we were working on that, the idea just came out of the blue," recalled Polyphony president and series creator Kazunori Yamauchi, when we caught up with him at the game's launch in Ronda, Spain, earlier this week.

"We thought, 'wouldn't it be interesting if you could drive on the surface of...
 

Video: Check Out Gran Turismo 6's Opening PS3 Movie, TV Commercial

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19w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton shared the Gran Turismo 6 opening PS3 movie and TV commercial video footage with GT6 fans below today.

To quote: Hey there, race fans. As many of you know, it's a huge week for GT. Gran Turismo 6 storms onto PS3 tomorrow, and to mark the occasion we held a grand launch event in Ronda, Spain.

Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi was present to make a number of announcements, including the arrival of three new Red Bull cars in GT6: the Red Bull X2014 Fan car (X2014/F), the Red Bull X2014 Standard car (X2014/S) and the Red Bull X2014 Junior car (X2014/J).

These three cars were designed by Polyphony Digital Inc. in collaboration with Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Officer of four-time F1 champions Red Bull Racing.

Also present was a camouflaged version of the yet-to-be-launched BMW M4 Coupé. The stunning new car - shown publicly only as a concept until now - will go on sale in 2014. In collaboration with BMW, Polyphony Digital enjoyed unprecedented access to the car during its development, and it will be made available through a free update shortly after the release of GT6, allowing gamers around the world to drive it before it arrives in BMW showrooms.

Not only that, but the city of Ronda also honoured Yamauchi-san by...
 







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