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Gran Turismo 6 To Feature Legendary Bathurst Circuit

BY Burnpavement

Australia's Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, Bathurst will appear in Gran Turismo for the first time.

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Polyphony Digital Inc. have announced that Gran Turismo 6, launching on 6 December 2013, will include the famous Bathurst circuit in Australia. The track features for the first time in Gran Turismo history.

Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, Bathurst, to give it its full name, is the home of motorsport in Australia. Located in New South Wales, it has a rich motorsport history - the first race held there was the 1938 Australian Grand Prix and it now hosts the Bathurst 12 Hour and the Bathurst 1000 races amongst others. The challenging circuit is 6.213 km long with surprisingly steep inclines, a twisty, narrow section across the top of the mountain which proves difficult to master even for the very best racing drivers, and very little run off area to allow for mistakes.

Gran Turismo 6 will bring Bathurst to life in living rooms around the world. With Polyphony Digital’s legendary attention to detail when recreating a location, and next generation technology making the 3D model rendering better than ever, the result is a virtual carbon-copy of the Bathurst track, which will make the gaming experience truly absorbing for all who experience it.