GT6 heads to Goodwood Festival

Sony is taking Gran Turismo 6 to this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The festival – which kicks off tomorrow and ends on Sunday – attracts some 185,000 people, and it is known for its renowned Hill Climb. The Hill Climb event at the festival sees drivers and guests pilot classic cards and the latest supercars up the track.

Sony has actually recreated this event in GT6, and attendees will be able to race up the track themselves in a specially-created demo.

I have always been a huge admirer of the Festival of Speed,” explains the 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.”

Goodwood Festival of Speed founder The Earl of March said: I am very excited to welcome Polyphony Digital Inc to Goodwood, and I feel proud and honoured that the Festival of Speed has been chosen to showcase Gran Turismo 6 globally, as I cannot think of a more fitting gaming partner for this celebration of motor sport and car culture, especially in this, our 20th anniversary year. I am particularly looking forward to driving the Hill Climb on Gran Turismo 6, although I suspect I may have to tear my children away from playing it for me to get a look in!”

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