Gran Turismo 6 coming to PS3 in time for Christmas 2013

Sony has just announced that next installment of Gran Turismo, GT6, will be on PlayStation 3 by Christmas this year. The game will feature more cars, more tracks (including Silverstone), a revised physics engine and improved rendering.

The new game will feature around 1,200 cars all up — no doubt, as with previous titles, this includes variants on a theme — and several new tracks, including Britain’s Silverstone circuit and a road course based in Spain’s Andalucia region. In total, Sony says, there will be 33 tracks in GT6 and 71 track layouts.

The core game engine has been revised to be faster and lighter, and incorporates a new graphics rendering portion that “pushes the limits of the PS3”. The physics engine has been updated as well and will feature new suspension, tyre, aerodynamics and kinematics modelling; it will also take advantage of a new technical relationship with Yokohama tyres and KW Automotive.

As with GT5 cars will be added to GT6 via DLC, as will tracks.

For car spotters out there, the following cars are shown in the trailer (above):

1991 Acura NSX, 2011 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale, 1968 Alpine A110 1600S, 1986 Audi Sport quattro S1 rally car, 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia, 1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT, 2006 Ford GT, 2012 KTM X-Bow R, 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400, 2007 Light Car Company Rocket, 2010 McLaren MP4-12C, 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, 2008 Z34 Nissan 370Z (GT Academy Version), 2008 Nissan 370Z Tuned Car (GT Academy Version), 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition (GT Academy Version), Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 N24 Schulze Motorsport, Nissan Leaf G (GT Academy Version), 2012 Tesla Model S Signature Performance, and 2012 Toyota 86 GT.

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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]