After Top Gear’s Dunsfold track, the next version of Gran Turismo will bring us another legendary venue that all petrolheads dream of driving on. It is the famous Goodwood Hill Climb course, which these days is hosting the world’s greatest collection of modern and vintage sports and super cars.
The Goodwood’s famous 1.16-mile hillclimb will be featured in the Gran Turismo 6, as previewed in this demo released by Polyphony Digital, showcasing the amazingly beautiful course and a range of stunningly recreated cars to race up the virtual version of ‘the Hill’. The players will have the chance to, virtually, challenge’s Nick Heidfeld’s 1999 41.6s course record set in a Formula 1 car.
Those visiting this year’s event will have a chance to try the new offering on special demo version of Gran Turismo 6 installed on PlayStation ‘race pods’ at various locations around the 2013 Festival of Speed site. It is nothing like experiencing the course in real life, but hey, what are the chances of that, right?
“I have always been a huge admirer of the Festival of Speed and what Lord March has achieved,” explains Polyphony Digital President and legendary creator of Gran Turismo, Kazunori Yamauchi “I love the incredible range of cars on display – from the priceless, rare and exotic, to the latest family hatchback and full on racing cars – I love the challenge of the Hill Climb and the rally stage. Goodwood represents every type of motoring and motor sport which very much mirrors what we aim to achieve with Gran Turismo and so it is very special that we have forged this partnership. There will be no better feedback than that provided by the Goodwood fans to tell me if we are heading in the right direction with Gran Turismo 6!”