There is fantastic news for Gran Turismo; Jann Mardenborough will be competing in the world’s fastest touring car race, the Super GT GT500 class! We haven’t seen a GT Academy graduate in the GT500 since Lucas in 2015, but Jann who did well in the GT300 last year has moved up in the ranks. Not only that, he’s racing for the legendary TEAM IMPUL! (ReadMore)
Sorry to keep you waiting! The world’s first ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ race involving the fastest GT players around the globe will be hosted on May 19 (local time) at the Copper Box, located at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park of London, UK. For related news, please see gran-turismo.com!
Here are reports from two events that were recently hosted at the Fuji Speedway!
The “2016 GRAN TURISMO D1 GRAND PRIX Series Rd. 2 FUJI DRIFT” was held on April 23, and the “Motor Fan FESTA Fuji Speedway” was held on the following day of April 24.
More and more people are asking “When is there going to be new info on Gran Turismo SPORT?” We’ll let you know when we’ll be ready to share more information… In 2016, the Pit Stop blog will continue to follow the world’s car culture in relation to Gran Turismo. First up, is a report of the Tokyo Auto Salon 2016, the first annual event of the year. (ReadMore)
The “Tokyo Auto Salon 2016”, Japan annual custom car festival, will be hosted at the Makuhari Messe starting on Friday, 15. The Japanese tuning car culture has been making a comeback in these last few years, as is evident when you look at the “SEMA” show, the biggest custom car part festival in the world (held in Las Vegas, Nevada): Japanese tuning styles like overfenders are forming a new movement, and it’s been gathering attention of tuning car fans everywhere. Although everyone is keen to know what kind of wild modifications Japanese tuners will come up with in their home country big show, that’s not all there is to be seen here; there’s lots going on at the manufacturer booths as well at the Tokyo Auto Salon.
I hope you’re enjoying Season 1 of the New Year Holiday Challenge! The Red Bull Fan Car Series Time Trial is difficult but it is definitely possible to achieve a Gold award if you drive carefully. Keep trying and don’t give up until the final day! Many players having difficulty clearing the event may be braking too early. The Fan car has an incredible top speed, and its stopping power is just as high. Understanding the characteristics of the course and the car is of paramount importance to achieve Gold results!
Now Season 2 is coming up, starting on December 24; these events are again tough and come with the “Time/Weather: Variable” option enabled.
There’s only a few days remaining in 2015; for us in Japan, this was a landmark year with the GT Academy happening here for the first time. Seeing the Japanese finalists fighting at the GT Academy’s holy grounds of Silverstone brought together the Japanese game and motorsports freaks. Meanwhile, the first GT Academy champion Lucas Ordóñez made spot participations in the Super GT GT500 Class, the top category of GT racing in Japan. In other parts of the world Wolfgang “Wolfie” Reip took the overall win at the Bathurst 12 Hours race in Australia, and the series title of the Blancpain Endurance series in Europe. It was a very good year for the Gran Turismo family!
On Friday, October 30, the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 will open. There are two big highlights to our booth this year: one is the technical demo of the Gran Turismo 6 motion simulator we are developing in cooperation with Access Inc.; the other is an exhibit of movies and panels for the numerous Vision Gran Turismo projects that were presented to everyone starting from 2013 as a 15th Anniversary celebration project. (ReadMore)
Sorry to have kept you waiting for so long! The Gran Turismo 6 course creation feature has finally been added as the “Track Path Editor”! With this feature, you can transfer a track designed on a tablet (Android or iOS) to Gran Turismo 6. In addition to your standard looped circuit track layout, you can also design a single sector course as well, which will increase the types of time trials and drift modes you can play with. A variety of course side objects you can place are available according to the theme of the track, to create a course full of originality. (ReadMore)