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Submitted by ltachiUchiha 708d ago | article

Gran Turismo Wants To Build Real-Life Racer

Sky News writes:

Video game Gran Turismo could be set to give big brand car makers a run for their money.

At a special event to celebrate the title's 15th anniversary, its creator said he hopes the brand will eventually build its own car.

"We have big dreams and I think one of those dreams is maybe one day making an actual car," Kazunori Yamauchi told Sky News.

Speaking at the Silverstone circuit, the game designer and former racing driver said he has worked more closely with car manufacturers in recent years. (Culture, Gran Turismo 6, Kazunori Yamauchi, PS3)

MrDead  +   708d ago
Will it beat the Nürburgring lap record? He should give it a go, or try to beat the GTR.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

The driver in the added clip must have some massive balls, my brain and heart would have exploded if I was in the passenger seat… and probably my arse too.
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solideagle  +   708d ago
Really? That was new for me.
I thought GT1 already achieved it :)
WeAreLegion  +   708d ago
It's the Stig. Watch Top Gear?
yewles1  +   708d ago
Old news, he's been saying this for years (and gets closer to that goal each time he does something new collaborating with manufacturers, the Toyota CAN-ECU datalogger being the latest).
The_Troll_Whisperer  +   708d ago
Every time I go to a GT6 article, you're here, spouting negative stuff about the game and/or its developers
Me-Time  +   707d ago
...no.

yewles is really just saying the truth. But the closest that Kaz has gotten to making a car is the GT by Citroen. It wasn't totally produced by him or the PD team (the design of it mostly was though) and it wasn't a racer.
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mayberry  +   708d ago
What about the citroen gt? Wasnt that designed by PD? At I know it originally was supposed to be electric, but they put the Ford gt engine in it in real world.
ltachiUchiha  +   708d ago
That citroen gt was a boss. I would have loved to own that car.
NotSoSilentBob  +   708d ago
Although PD did design it, Citroen did build it and market it.
PiperMCFierceson  +   708d ago
Honestly its too real ... Maybe not real enough for them.
ltachiUchiha  +   708d ago
I hope he can make it a reality, this man & his studio put so much time and effort in every GT game its just ridiculous.
level 360  +   708d ago
With all the data and knowledge Kaz has drawn up and compliled since GT1 I'm sure he could end up setting a niche car company with his own name.

He could maybe start by designing/building his own cars with engines he could get possibly from Nissan.
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Sitdown  +   708d ago
Ummmmmmm, and given how OCD he can be with the game, how many decades would pass before he would be okay with the real product?
Agent_hitman  +   708d ago
Why I'm not surprised?, this is the main target of the developers not just Polyphony Digital.

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