To mark the launch this week of Gran Turismo 6, Sony and the City of Bathurst have partnered to rename a local street.
As part of the famous Mount Panorama circuit, Gran Turismo Drive was officially opened today by V8 Supercars driver Shane Jacobson and the Mayor of Bathurst, Gary Rush.
Mount Panorama is home to the Bathurst 1000 race and the track is recreated in Gran Turismo 6 for the first time in the series.
Sony also announced that Gran Turismo 6 will form part of a new interactive exhibition and be added to the memorabilia collection within the National Motor Racing Museum.
“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 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.”
Mayor Rush said, “As custodians of a unique collection of the motor racing history of Mount Panorama at the National Motor Racing Museum, this partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Australia is a great example of the how our Council is always looking for new and innovative ways to interpret the Mount Panorama experience to the world.”