The famous Goodwood hill climb is set to feature in the new Gran Turismo 6 game for Playstation 3. The 1.16-mile track will feature in a GT6 demo available through special “race pods” to the 185,000 spectators expected to attend the sell-out motoring event.
Goodwood Festival of Speed is held at the family home of the Earl of March. It features an array of cars that spans from the beginnings of the automotive industry at the end of 19th century to the very latest cars proudly displayed by the manufacturers.
Polyphony Digital President and legendary creator of Gran Turismo, Kazunori Yamauchi, said of the festival:
“I have always been a huge admirer of the Festival of Speed and what Lord March has achieved. 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!”
The Earl of March responded:
“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!”
Gran Turismo 6 will be released in late 2013.