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GT6 offers a staggering collection of more than 1 200 of the world's best cars and 37 tracks.

Johannesburg - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced the worldwide release of Gran Turismo 6 (GT6), the latest iteration of the best-selling PlayStation franchise available exclusively for PlayStation3.

Polyphony Digital, developer of ‘the real driving simulator’, has delivered the most authentic experience to date to celebrate the franchise’s 15th anniversary.

Complete with the most realistic physics engine and massive online functionality, GT6 offers a staggering collection of more than 1 200 of the world’s best cars and 37 tracks, featuring seven new venues that include the iconic Silverstone Circuit, Australia’s Mount Panorama and Spain’s Ascari Race Resort.

A full list of new features included in Gran Turismo 6 was outlined to European media by Gran Turismo creator, and president of Polyphony Digital, Kazunori Yamauchi, at a special launch event held in the historic City of Ronda.

Included in Yamauchi-san’s presentation were models of an exciting new collaboration with Red Bull, in the shape of the Red Bull X2014 series, as well as sketches of a number of new Vision Gran Turismo concepts produced in collaboration with major automotive partners and set to drive the future of automotive design.

“It’s incredible to see what we have accomplished in the last 15 years, but we’re not done innovating yet,” said Kazunori Yamauchi. “Gran Turismo began with an idea that we could carve a new type of racing game that pushes the boundaries of realism while inspiring the devotion of car enthusiasts around the world.

“To see how the franchise has evolved since then into a true automotive brand fuels Polyphony to continue defining and transforming the genre with games like Gran Turismo 6.”

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