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Gran Turismo 6: Birthday Bonus, Red Bull X Challenge, Concept Cars

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26w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan posted up a video today spotlighting a Gran Turismo 6 birthday bonus, Red Bull X challenge, new GT6 concept cars and more below!

To quote: GT fans! For those of you recovering from the release of Toyota FT-1 Concept and most recently the GT documentary, [Register or Login to view links], today's 1.04 Update will surely keep you busy for the rest of the week.

Red Bull X Challenge

The 2nd half of the "Red Bull X Challenge" has been added to the Career Mode. In these new challenges, learn how to drive an authentic Formula car directly from the world champion, Sebastian Vettel. Check out the trailer below.





An alternative version of the "Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo", released on December 2013 as the first Vision Gran Turismo car, is now available. It is possible to obtain the car by participating in the new Seasonal Event, available for a limited time.

The "Corvette Stingray Gran Turismo Concept", a car displayed at the 2013 SEMA show as a part of the collaboration between the Corvette development team and Gran Turismo, is now available in the Dealership in-game. It is also possible to obtain the car by...
 

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

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31w 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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...
 

Gran Turismo 6 Updated Today, Red Bull Challenge Unleashed

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32w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan announced news today of the Red Bull Challenge unleashed in their recent Gran Turismo 6 PS3 update.

Below are the details, to quote: Gran Turismo 6 will be updated today with two new Red Bull cars and the Red Bull X Challenge. The challenge is part of a collaboration with Infiniti Red Bull Racing that includes 2013 Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel mentoring players in the art of driving an authentic formula car.

Owners of GT6 will have the opportunity to select the first two of four new Red Bull cars. The Red Bull Racing Kart and Red Bull X2014 Junior will arrive in dealerships in-game via the update, while the Red Bull X2014 Standard and Fan cars can be expected to join them at a later stage.

All of the new Red Bull X2014 cars have been designed for GT6 in conjunction with Infiniti Red Bull Racing's legendary Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey.

The collaboration between Polyphony Digital and Red Bull is another project which celebrates the franchise's 15th anniversary, and the free update has been provided as a special end-of-year gift for Gran Turismo fans.

"We are very grateful to Adrian Newey, Sebastian Vettel, and Infiniti Red Bull Racing for providing this special gift for Gran Turismo fans. To be taught how to...
 

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

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33w 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.

Go...
 

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

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33w 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 [Register or Login to view links]: 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...
 
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