The City of Bathurst have today unveiled Gran Turismo Drive at Australia’s home of motorsport, Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit. This is of course all part of the promotion for the upcoming launch of the latest installment in the Gran Turismo franchise, GT6. The game will be released for PS3 (not PS4 unfortunately) on 6th December 2013 which includes the famous circuit.
Racing veteran and gamer, Shane Jacobson took the honour of officially opening Gran Turismo Drive to the public alongside the Mayor of Bathurst, Cr Gary Rush, in a ceremony that acknowledged the legacy of the circuit and its most recent immortalisation in the blockbuster racing franchise.
“We are extremely proud to be acknowledged by the City of Bathurst for the years of dedication we have invested in recreating Mount Panorama in Gran Turismo 6.” said Kazunori Yamauchi, the Gran Turismo creator and President of Polyphony Digital Inc. “Since its inception 15 years ago, Gran Turismo has listened to fan feedback and added extra features so that we now offer 1,200 cars and 33 circuits from all across the world. It seems only right that the legendary Mount Panorama circuit is included as fans will now have a chance to drive one of the toughest tracks out there. With Mount Panorama immortalised in the Gran Turismo series, it is now truly remarkable to see GT immortalised on The Mount itself.”
Gran Turismo 6 comes out this Friday, 6th December, 2013. You can choose from either the GT6 Anniversary Edition (RRP AUD$114.95) or the Standard Edition (RRP AUD$99.95) and Sony have already committed to plenty of DLC after the game is released.