Gran Turismo 6 to Feature F1 Champion Ayrton Senna

October 24th, 2013 by Jordan

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A special collaboration between the Ayrton Senna Institute and Gran Turismo 6 has just been announced at the 2013 Brazil Game Show in São Paulo.

During his appearance on stage at Sony’s press conference, Kazunori Yamauchi revealed that “a variety of content” related to Ayrton Senna will be coming to the game via downloadable updates.

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According to a report by Brazilian news site Globo, it will be possible to play as Senna in the game. The official announcement also confirms that players will be able to “trace the roots of Ayrton Senna’s racing career”.

Although no specifics were mentioned, Senna is closely associated with the Interlagos Circuit in São Paulo, where he first began racing on the karting tracks there at the age of 13.

An Ayrton Senna Limited Edition PlayStation 3 bundle will also be sold in Brazil, which will include a copy of GT6 along with the Anniversary Edition cars and bonus in-game credits.

Ayrton Senna is, of course, one of the most famous and widely respected Formula One drivers in the history of the sport, who was tragically killed in an accident at the Imola Circuit while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

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The Ayrton Senna Institute now honors his name by promoting education and literacy for children in Brazil. A portion of the profits from Gran Turismo 6 will go towards supporting the institute.

For more on the history of Ayrton Senna, this segment from Top Gear offers a review of his history and legacy.

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  1. RHODRIEWILLIAMS

    I personally think Senna would have run indycar’s in his later years he tested for Penske and loved it. Its impossible to say who is the greatest of all time. Plus remember if it wasn’t for Prost, Mansell & Piquet he wouldn’t be viewed in the same way. The negative comments on nascar, indycars, & sportscars are generally made by people who have no clue about auto racing. I very much doubt Senna would have help those views on the sports outside of f1

  2. myopinion11

    Well Senna was the most spectacular F1 driver in my opinion but if you are complaining about the best racecar driver in statistic point of view then Graham Hill is the most successful driver beacuse he is the only driver to have compleat the triple crown of motorsport (indy500, monaco gp, Le Mans 24h). Then there is the Rally car drivers, so there is alot of great legends and Senna is a legend in F1. But if Senna is featured in GT6 then there must be more F1 cars specialy the cars he drove otherwise it doesnt make sence his name is featured in GT6 (in my opinion).

    • myopinion11

      Yes Senna was aggressive and selfish but if you want to win you must be selfish thats why he neve liked the team ordes and was prepared to do anything to win. Thats why Vettel is dominating the F1 nowdays beacuse he is only thinking of winning and the other drivers and teams are almost giving up and not thinking of winning beacuse they want to get podiums beacuse they know Vettel will win. Sure i suspect is Vettels car the same as Webbers beacuse Webber is getting his ass kicked pretty hard from Vettel.
      But i would relly like to see Vettel in a differnet team and car beacuse Red Bull is the best F1 team in the world and he is not getting the full respect from the fans until he change teams. But the most coolest and one of the best in nowdays is Kimi Räikkönen!!

    • Johnnypenso

      Again, comparing eras in any sport usually has little relevance. Hill was a great driver no doubt, but he raced in a time when drivers routinely drove whatever they could get their hands on, both for the love of racing and for money. They weren’t making 10′s of millions of dollars and contractually obligated as they are today, and were often forced by economic reasons to drive as many cars as they could as often as possible just to make ends meet or pad their bank account. Multi discipline racing is pretty rare nowadays so the chances of a triple crown are much much smaller today for reasons that have nothing to do with driver talent. Is there any doubt for example that Schumacher or Vettel could hop into an Indy car and run around in circles and have a chance at winning? Any doubt that given regular opportunities in top cars, they wouldn’t win multiple LeMans races?

    • myopinion11

      John i didnt compare the different eras i just say there a people in the comment comparing drivers in statistic point of view wich is wrong but Graham Hill is the only one to compleat the triple crown whatever wich era he dit it he is the only one to win all three races and that gives alot more respect but remember Indy500 was a part of F1 that era and Le Mans was the ultimate (and is still today) race with teams from F1 to race there also. You can have your own idol but who is the best racecar driver of all time there is not such thing beacuse new legends borns all the time but the driver who stays in most of peoples mind is the special one. In this case Ayrton Senna is one of them.

    • Johnnypenso

      Actually Gilles Villeneuve was the greatest ever…lol. But I see your point. There were great drivers in all eras, each adapting to the conditions of his own time. What I’d really like to see is more representation in GT of the 40′s to 80′s racing era so we can go out and drive the same cars the great Fangio, Clark, Hill, Stewart, Lauda, Senna, Andretti and yes Villeneuve drove.

  3. Racemachine

    Indycar and nascar are joke compared to f1, and you really think Senna couldn’t win in indy and nascar, hell Danica won in indy.

  4. Racemachine

    Mario Andretti the better then Senna makes me laugh, Senna was the best!

    • Amac500

      What has Senna won? Formula 1. What has Mario Andretti won? Formula 1, sports cars, stock cars, indycars, sprint car, even a motorcycle race he was at and just so decided to enter. The best RACING DRIVER and best F1 driver are not the same thing. The best racing driver must prove himself amongst multiple disciplines and Ayrton Senna only proved himself in Formula 1. I mean who has the better resume?

      Ayrton Senna: won 41 F1 grand prix races, including 6 at Monaco, and 3 F1 championships.

      Mario Andretti: won 12 F1 grand prix race, 1 F1 championship, 52 indycar wins (combined from USCA and CART), 4 indycar championships, 1 Indy 500 (or 2 depending on your view of the 1982 race), 3 overall wins in the 12 Hours of Sebring, 1 overall win in the 24 Hours of Daytona, 1 class victory at Le Mans (2nd overall), 1 win at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and 1 win in the Daytona 500. Plus, Mario Andretti is the only driver to win AP driver of the year in 3 different decades and was named RACER magazines driver of the century, beating Ayrton Senna.

      Well there ya have it, you tell me who has the better resume. So why are you laughing? Because Mario was never a full time F1 driver like Senna? Does better Formula 1 stats make Senna the best racing driver ever? No! To say that Formula 1 is the be-all end-all in racing is an arrogant and baseless claim. The best racing driver proves his diversity. Plus, Mario Andretti didn’t come up through the ranks all his life like everybody else, he forged his own way in racing later in life. His family was displaced in WII and his parents were dead set against him racing. Yet he accomplished all that success and he didn’t even get behind the wheel until he was 19. There ya go wise ass, backed up my argument :D

    • dimassa19

      Amac500, F1 is the top of this sport.

    • sayba2th

      Dimassa, Andretti won there too, 12 races and a championship. 500′s point stands. Mario has done more in motorsport than Senna achievement wise. Senna will always be considered one of the all time greats period.

  5. Amac500

    If we are honoring Senna can we do something to honor other drivers too? Not all of us hold Senna as the gold standard, as is clear by the responses. Personally I’d like to pay homage to the greatest of all time, Mario Andretti, who proved he could win in more then 1 platform :D

    • Amac500

      Not to mention that he was equally as great if not greater of a human then Senna, as were a lot of modern racing’s forefathers.

    • Magic Ayrton

      Nigel Mansell was the best :-)

    • Amac500

      I respect your choice, Mansell was fantastic :D

  6. Chris123

    EYE-RR-TUN SENNA DO BRASILLLLL, seriously though you watch them totally …. this up by giving his mp4/4 engine the sound of my mums hair dryer

  7. Amac500

    Senna is a bit over rated though. He made a career out of forcing his appointments into compromising positions, which is normally considered a bit dirty. That and everybody talks about when Senna. Stopped and turned off the engine of Eric Comas’ car when he crashed at Spa and how that was “almost poetic” or whatever. That was nothing, the people who say that need to learn more about F1 in the 70′s. Just saying, Fangio is still the greatest, and then Ascari, and then Jim Clark, then Jackie Stewart, and then finally Senna

    • Johnnypenso

      As has been said many times, you cannot compare sports eras, in motor racing especially because technological innovation is such a big part of it. Having said that, to call Senna over rated is ridiculous. I don’t care what era he raced in, to not recognize the sheer level of his talent, his car control, his outright speed is simply ignorance. He was aggressive, he stretched or broke the rules. Doesn’t change the fact that he was as fast as hell and a cut above the rest of the field. He would have been a top F1 driver no matter when he was born.

    • Amac500

      He had talent no question and I can still respect him for that and he proved it in his abilities to turn fast laps alone. When comparing what I said about Senna assisting Comas I’m comparing the men driving the cars and what Senna did was nothing unlike what the drivers did back in the day, and to give a special feather in Senna’s cap isn’t really fair for that reason, nothing to do with the cars and technology. For me personally ranking drivers I took career win percentage of anyone who made enough starts to get a solid statistic, then dropped Schumacher and Vettel for the team orders and politics that rule now, but I understand where that could be debated on all day for difference in era and it really doesn’t change Senna being over rated. Like I said, Senna had outright speed and an incredible amount of sheer talent without a doubt. However, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have to take responsibility for his actions in regards to how he raced other drivers. To force drivers into compromising position and take them out of the race to win a championships isn’t cool, but when most people seem to evaluate Senna on the sheer talent level and not his flaws. I would think its reasonable to take a notch of for his mistakes.

    • Pit Crew

      Senna had heart. That’s good enough for me to respect his contribution to Auto Racing in his era.

    • Johnnypenso

      ^^ Did you take into account that Fangio had the financial backing of an entire socialist government, meaning he never had to worry about money or making a living or expenses or anything else, unlike many other drivers/teams which ran on a shoestring budget? Or the fact that he would change teams regularly to go where he had the best chance to win, as opposed to modern drivers which are usually contractually bound to a team, good or bad? Or the fact that Fangio never ran more than 8 races in a season? Or that in two of his title years the series never left continental Europe other than to go to England? This is why you can’t compare eras. Different times, different circumstances.

    • Amac500

      As I said, that ranking was purely on career win percentage. I agree that Fangio is hard to call the best because he used his standings to eliminate the competition. One could also argue that Alberto Ascari used his fathers name to rise through the rankings easier. Jim Clark may be the first one we really can say worked his way up because his parents were not supportive of his racing career. And again, that’s just F1 win percentages and only says best F1 driver. However, people still don’t like to credit Senna with his faults when ranking him highly, and again, like I said, I definitely think he had a lot of talent and was insanely skilled, his tactics could be dirty and weak and he deserves to be ranked with both his pros and his cons.

  8. mister dog

    Gets me excited this :)

  9. infamousphil

    Not to burst any bubbles, but…

    PD already honored Ayrton Senna (GT3). Judging PD’s notorious way of ignoring it’s own popularity (cars)… it’s apparent that they’re more interested in historical Japanese (Nissan) cars than what folks really want.

    My advice is to pop in or go out and purchase PS2/GT3 and enjoy. That’s what I do. BTW, the replays… never better ;)

  10. MichoRexo

    And we won’t get the bundle here in the US? :(

    I guess I’ll end up paying $60 plus another $20 in DLC…again…

  11. Now we can all have an excuse to push people off the track to win the race\championship.

    • Magic Ayrton

      That should come naturally to BM drivers…

    • Did he have a BM\Audi also?

    • Rafael F

      If you don’t know the context of the history and why he did that, please, do us a favor and save your poor comments to yourself.

    • ““I promised myself that if after the start I lost first place, I would go for it at the first corner, regardless of the result.” He said that in 1991 after winning the drivers then,he was talking about the race in 1990 when he pushed his rival off the track to win the championship.

      He had a lot of skill that most people couldn’t match but i would never support a racer that will push people off to win race’s no matter how good he\she is.

      There’s no excuse for pushing some one off,even if you are upset because of a previous year race or because you couldn’t get the governing body to change what side of the track you start on.

      He said this as well, “In ’89 I was robbed badly by the system – and that I will never forget,” he said in 1991. “But in 1990 it went the other way. It was a sad championship in 1990, but that was a result of the politics that we had in 1989 and 1990.”
      His excuse for hitting some one off is politics,then maybe he shouldn’t have let Mr Politic drive his car.

    • Amac500

      Gotta say, I’m kind of gonna have to agree with what BM is saying about Senna.

    • Magic Ayrton

      BMfan.. Why did he say and do those things? what did Prost do to him in 1989? Prost was typically political, and that goes back to when Ayrton Senna nearly won the Monaco grand prix in the pooring rain in a Toleman.. and surprise surprise the race was stopped… Same again in Suzuka when Ayrton Senna worked his behind off to qualify on Pole, only to have the grid repositioned so he would start on the dirty side of the track, thus losing him that position at the start which should have rightly been his. Prost and Ballestre were in cahoots in a totally dishonest and corrupt way.. and what you saw was the result of all this nearly ending both their careers in disaster.

    • The grid wasn’t changed for him,he asked if it could get changed to the other side and it was approved,then later they changed their minds and kept it the way it was.

      After Qualifying,this is what happened- “Senna’s elation soon turned to anger, however, as he was at first granted and then denied his wish to have pole position moved to the cleaner, grippier left-hand side of the track, on the racing line.” ,note “his wish”

      I don’t like Prost either,as i stated,i don’t support a driver that will end someones race to win a championship no matter how good they are.

      This is what they said about the ’89 race- “On that occasion the duo had tangled at the chicane on the 46th lap, forcing Prost out on the spot. Senna, however, was able to continue and remarkably won the race, only to be disqualified moments before he took to the podium for having used an escape road to rejoin the circuit”, This may or may not be true but what is true is that Senna pushed Prost off to win a championship.

  12. belzebutt

    Ah, so that’s why F1 2013 is missing Senna. Oh well.

  13. Senna lives forever

  14. Tvensky

    Amazing top gear story! Senna is greatest human being!

    • Mustangmiha

      *was

    • Amac500

      Lol

    • sayba2th

      Greatest Human, yeah……NO! In your opinion maybe – but putting him on that type of a pedestal is disrespectful to those who truly deserve that mantle and unfair on Senna. Yes he did a lot but greatest human he has a long way to go there.

  15. Rage9one

    GT6 will dominate.

  16. radiorot

    Senna + Interlagos + Historic 80s race cars (i’m praying for the Mp4/4). I’m positive, will be epic.

    • sangdude82

      Perhaps Imola as well? It became iconic after the Senna has died at that track.

    • BlindZenDriver

      This is really more in response to sangdude82.

      This is not to take anything away from the importance of Ayrton Senna, but the Imola track was an icon long before that tragic weekend in 1994. The place has a long history in both four and two wheeled racing and then there is the association with the Ferrari family on top of that.

    • sangdude82

      I see. Thanks for the info BlindZenDriver :) I have another question. Which track is more iconic between Monza & Imola?

    • Magic Ayrton

      Not to mention it has such a great flowing nature about it.. and very fast in it’s original configuration, having claimed several crashes it should NOT be remembered for that aspect./

  17. matticus88

    I hope this doesn’t become the next X2011 car crap :(

  18. GRAN_TURISMAN

    Wow that’s awesome news! Hurry up Dec 6, 2013

    • Magic Ayrton

      Why don’t people read.. This will most probably not be available on December 6th as it will be DLC!!!??

    • Magic Ayrton

      lol…

    • mistersafeway

      If it’s in the game before 2014 (20 years since his death) I’ll be astonished. It gives them time to plan and develop, as well as easy marketing.

    • GRAN_TURISMAN

      I was commenting on the game being released on Dec 6 magic Aryton! The real question is why do some people on here want to be flame baitors and start arguments about what they think the op is talking about! All I said was hurry up Dec 6,2013! Because I want to play the game I said nothing about this particular feature being available on Dec 6. Geez! Some of you guys want to argue just for the sake of arguing!

    • Ittybitty Stigy

      GTMAN does have a point, no where did he say this feature will be day 1.

    • another_jakhole

      Evil spirits, be gone. Magic? Magic, evil!

    • Magic Ayrton

      Shutup Jackhole… so why would he say can’t wait for dec 6th because of this news as it’s not released until next year is what I meant so carry on being silly people!

    • GRAN_TURISMAN

      I explained why. Apparently you are the one who can’t read.

    • Magic Ayrton

      Just shut it.

    • Ittybitty Stigy

      Why don’t you shut it? All he said is that he can’t wait for Dec 6, is it really that bad? Try and read the comment before you tell the person to shut up.

    • Johnnypenso

      Looks like Magic Ayrton needs a timeout in the corner…lol.

    • Magic Ayrton

      When you start minding your own business I will.

    • Magic Ayrton

      Sorry people about my comments, I apologise, what I said was unnacceptable.. no hard feelings.. getting a bit emotional about all this LOL and it doesn’t help.

  19. capt_aaa

    Been following him since ’83, as far as I can remember, in GT3 his McLaren MP4/5 was included under a non official name due to licencing restrictions, in an interview with Kaz when he was asked who was his favourite F1 racer of all time? he replied” It’s gotta be Senna”! he is still revered by the Japanese fans and by fans who enjoyed those weekends from ’84 till his demise.

    Let’s hope that PD along with the passion of Kaz that the inclusion of Senna even with cars like the Lotus T99 from 1987 (powered by Honda with active suspension) would authentically represent his driving moments and let’s see who can beat those lap times especially by current F1 racers if they dare!

  20. Does this mean classic F1s are in here? Glad to see this collaberation, always a fan, favourite documantary is “Senna” and he died on my birthday too.

  21. TokoTurismo

    What’s the matter BWX? Hiding inside your little cave? Guess you can’t say anything negative about this news (with Ayrton Senna being apart of it).

    HA!! xD

    • another_jakhole

      lol Come on. Don’t do him like that. Ah well, maybe next month will be his month. It seems unlikely though. :D

    • Magic Ayrton

      Not another Jackhole jackhole. Be gone evil jackwipe

  22. Whodoyouthink

    This is pretty amazing news! Now if only they could make a proper delivery…

  23. KRAZY SLOW IVAN

    Oddlyt enough I am a senna fan.not only that but I made a few custom tracks in the mans honor.I hope pd does this man justice because he was not only an extraordinary race car driver but a compassionate and dynamic person as well.in other words he was human.I hope pd has the foresight to bring autodromo enzo e dino ferrari(imola) and interlagos circuit in brazil.may the man rest in peace

  24. dimassa19

    The biggest name in this sport in my favorite game.

  25. So Reiza Studios lost their Senna deal?

  26. Ignition

    No matter what the news article is about, there’s always people complaining about the same things on every single topic. Such a depressive and negative community.

    • WonkyFonk

      Hold on there a sec, it’s not like we haven’t got history to draw on for reference. WRC and Nascar were the next big thing in GT5, and although the cars were pretty, their application was a joke. This also goes for Vettel’s/Loeb’s/Gordon’s ‘inclusion’ in the game. And what about the Top Gear test track? PD have form with bad delivery of potential gold so skepticism is perfectly valid in my view.

    • Johnnypenso

      ^^^Agreed. I hope they do it well, but PD has yet to prove they can do any justice to including a motor racing personality or concept like Top Gear, into the game with any justice or meaning behind it. When they do, they’ll get all the kudos they deserve, but people will continue to be skeptical until they prove it can be done. Not sure what is so hard to understand about that.

    • ajrichar

      As I wrote in a reply to T-12′s latest Rewind:

      i’m not that interested in the Senna connection UNLESS GT6 actually does something with it properly. GT5 had a NASCAR licence, WRC licence and Top Gear licence and didn’t use any of them properly. Forza seems to have used their connection to Top Gear far more effectively. So, if the Senna connection isn’t done properly – cars, helmets, driving suits and some special events – then it’ll just be a puff piece to generate more sales for the game but leave fans disappointed.

  27. frivoloushobby

    I’m pretty excited about this; I truely hope PD does a fantastic job in the way Senna is included in the game. And here the pessimists thought we’d have no news from the Brasil. After the Ayrton Senna news, I have to recommend everyone check out the documentary Senna that came out a few years ago. Extremely well done, even if your not a huge F1 fan or dont know alot about Senna, its some high quality stuff. I found the blu-ray on Amazon for less than $20 bucks earlier this year which is a real steal.

    • Johnnypenso

      A real steal is Pirate Bay where it’s free…lol.

    • frivoloushobby

      @Johnnypenso oh I see what you did there ha ha ha

    • DigitalBaka

      The film is also on Netflix for those that have it and haven’t seen it.

  28. AudiMan2011

    By linking up with the Ayrton Senna Institute, PD has no excuse to mess up the way they handle this partnership.

    They’re stepping into deep water by including content related to the greatest F1 driver of all time, and given the way that several licences in GT5 were handled, PD might be putting themselves in a Catch 22 situation.

    If they mess this up, then the GT series will lose many fans.

    While this announcement is good news, I won’t jump to any conclusions until we are shown evidence of what content will be offered.

    • TokoTurismo

      Yeah, I also hope don’t mess up either. This scares me a lot, do not fail Ayrton Senna Kaz and PD. You’re between the ground and the edge of the cliff now. o_o

    • The Stig Farmer

      Couldn’t have put it better myself.

      GT an awful has a lot to lose here.

  29. Big Ron

    wow, another half-assed content ib Gran Turismo. 1000hp formula 1- car with vacuum cleaner sound…..will be epic.

    • TokoTurismo

      Big Ronny. Long time no see. Don’t go assuming something is half assed when you yourself haven’t tried it nor seen it yet. Trolls be trollin. ;)

    • Big Ron

      I can assume a lot from what we’ve seen from the statements and announcements for GT5. From what I’ve seen about GT6 gameplay-wise there has nithing changed.

    • TokoTurismo

      What’s nithing? o_O Anyways. Kaz and PD are being very careful of what comes out of their mouths, is why everything has been quiet lately to avoid those thinking “Oh they promised us this and that”.

      My experience.

    • Big Ron

      Nithing is nothing (a phone keyboard-mistake). In GT5 Vettel and Gordon were just names in the game with ugly polygon-figures. They added nothing to the experience. Same will happen with Senna.

    • eclipsee

      Big Ron, PD are aware the GT community is annoyed about car sounds not being good enough, they said they’ll improve this part, at least give them a chance.

    • TokoTurismo

      Big Ron. You’re doing it again… Stop assuming, just wait and see yeah?

    • Pit Crew

      You know what they say about making assumptions without facts, You make an *** out of you not me…

    • TokoTurismo

      ^ Truth has been spoken.

    • WonkyFonk

      Nah, Big Ron is right in my view. PD has form for bad delivery on amazing ideas. I will happily eat my hat if I am wrong but after the Vettel, Gordon, Loeb farce, my optimism is low.

    • GranTurismo guy

      Oh, a “vacuum” you say? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA damn that’s hilarious I’ve NEVER heard of that comparison before your genius inspires me!!!!

    • WonkyFonk

      This sarcasm meter is off the charts…

    • TokoTurismo

      It’s fine if your optimism is low, but it’s wrong to assume something will end up like the first. Besides, this is goiing to be released DLC, which allows PD to work on it more, which is okay.

    • WonkyFonk

      Do you know what TokoTurismo, I really hope you are right. I am a huge fan of the series. But you have to admit, there is a sense of Deja Vu about this. Do you remember when GT5 was on the verge of release and the debates were raging about WRC and Nascar, the Top Gear Test Track and all the famous racing drivers to be included. We were all happier than pigs in sh*t at the time. But the game content in these sections was a joke. It’s gone full circle now and the same issues are worrying in my view

    • Pit Crew

      PD doesnt have an F1 license so thats wrong to say 1000hp Formula 1 cars, plus the vacuum cleaner jokes are just so “played out it’s ridiculous.

      No information exists at this point on what if any of Sennas cars from Kart up to the F3 vehicles he drove will be available, so thats wrong too.

      Agreed TokoTurismo.

    • TokoTurismo

      Ahh okay. I did read it on the internet before I joined GTP, and so much hype was around it. I could understand why everyone is really disappointed and worry about the Senna content. I too am worried as well. I’m not trying to sound optimistic or anything, but I really want PD to make sure this content is “perfect” and not rushed or half-assed. I’ll be massively disappointed if they did.

      That’s why I’m glad they’ll have it as DLC, to finish what’s within the content. :)

    • Johnnypenso

      ^^^ Can I hold you to that Toko? Massive disappointment if it’s not well done? Not, “oh well they did the best they could, Kaz must have reason for doing it this way”…lol..

  30. eddiefumar

    A legend joins a legendary game. Bring it on.

  31. PepeMickey

    Oh lord, If PD messes this up, it’s over for me.

  32. Jim Prower

    F094/S as a full-fledged Williams, then?

  33. pay2021

    Holy F***!! imagine drive the F1 turbo beasts!!

    • Magic Ayrton

      haha with toy soldier cymbals as the Turbo wastegaste.. boooo

  34. dodi280

    10% – 20% GT6 global salles to Ayrtobn Senna Institute

  35. emanuelmelo

    Just like some guys already mentioned, PD will probably include some sort of challange, like the Vettel one on GT5. Which will be a complete rubbish and waste of time. But!… the upside is that it will bring the legend of Senna closer to the younger generations of motorsport enthusiasts, to help to educate them with proper racing. And that, by it self, already makes the game worth the money. PD is making the world a better place. Cheers!

    • WonkyFonk

      The irony is that the game series which brings in a legend racer also boasts the most diabolical AI in the history of driving games. To quote Senna, do you think the GT5 AI has ever thought “By being a racing driver means you are racing with other people. And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver because we are competing, we are competing to win”

    • Magic Ayrton

      By Being Ai in GT6 you are no longer a digitized pixel, you go for any gap!! And that you should see in a video game not by my own Microsoft Sams words.

  36. WonkyFonk

    The cynic in me thinks that this may just be another half-a*sed attempt, like Nascar and WRC were in GT5. Sure the cars were there, but the events were complete rubbish.

    Drive the Senna NSX around Suzuka…wow!!

    • Magic Ayrton

      I agree totally… really do this man Justice and that includes 100% authentic Honda Erotic power sound!!

  37. Great. It’s these types of inclusions that tell me GT6 is going to be an epic game.
    Bring on December 06

    • Magic Ayrton

      Yes but it’s DLC, so maybe we won’t see it for a long time into 2014!

    • May 1st, 2014 will mark 20 years of his death. PD may be planning something around this date.

  38. montecarlo87

    Lets hope this means in the future GT will start paying respects to all the racing legends by adding their cars. Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Mario Andretti, Stirling Moss, Parnelli Jones. And some of the most well known cars they drove.

  39. SF Monza

    Ahh so this was the game that had the rights to the Senna name, it’s a good promotional tool especially seeing how popular Senna is still although I would like to see what additions it will bring to the Gran Turismo Franchise. Fingers crossed this brings in Interlagos, a few karts lower formula single seaters etc along those lines anyway but only time will tell. But I think we can keep the Senna was the greatest to opinion and not fact in my opinion

  40. Magic Ayrton

    Good news.. I’m starting to get excited about the future of the series again.

  41. 2012GT325

    Why not offer the Senna bundle universally? Brazil may be his homeland, but he has fans all over the world.

    Every time I drive and experience the amazing car that’s the NSX, I think of Senna and the work he did on that car.

  42. Rafael F

    Interlagos will also be included :D

  43. mavryk_gt

    Did not expect this! Hope it’s more than just a few license type of tests.

    This just makes the wait even more exciting now!

  44. Codemasters couldn’t get the rights for 1980s McLarens for F1 2013, so who knows, maybe PD has the rights instead?

    • dojOdRiFTeR

      about time pd starts buying license gt is far bigger than crapmaster

    • Magic Ayrton

      haha Bugmasters! At least PD will do him Justice.

    • I don’t think so as the announcement says AS Institute has the rights for his career until 1987. We went to drive for McLaren in 1988.

  45. ProjectF

    Fantastic!!

    • Sixflags48

      Am I the only one who read that in Murray Walker’s voice?

    • sayba2th

      hahahahahahaha, just re read and is far more satisfying when it is!

  46. keybladekyle

    Oh wow, seeing this just made my day! In my opinion Senna was the best race car driver that ever lived. I’m not religious or anything but the faith and confidence that the man had in himself is was so inspiring.

    I hope that Ayrton Senna being in GT6 creates more awareness for the excellent charity that he created, and that his story inspires more people like myself to pursue their dreams.

  47. JTB10000

    Eh, this is cool news and all but I was hoping for at least a little bit more information on the core details of the game.

  48. Racemachine

    Senna the best, would love it if they put his MP4/4 in the game. I miss Senna loved to watch his race.

  49. Jordan
    Is there any way to find out how much of the proceeds will be going to the foundation?

  50. Two reasons why I got involved with Racing: Gran Turismo & Ayrton Senna.

    I love PD for this!

  51. ferhound

    Its a shame they use his name and image just to sell this game :/

    • Maybe, but at least part of the money will go to the Senna Institute. :)

    • sayba2th

      GT6 already has a strong fan base and would sell with or without his name. This is just a bonus. He actually had put his name on Sega’s Monaco GP’s successor Ayrton Senna’s Super Monaco GP II while he was still alive it’s called marketing and GT is a superior game to ASSMGP in every way he would have been quite supportive I would think of GT

    • Pit Crew

      How does one come to this conclusion? GT6 was gonna sell regardless.

      Totall pointless OP just for the sake of jumping on the Negative Reaction Bandwagon…

  52. Every time I watch the Senna story I cry, every time I read the books I cry, EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT SENNA I CRY. I better cry over what they show in GT6 about SENNA!!!

    • Pit Crew

      Watching the in car camera footage on the lap he crashed broke my heart…

  53. TomBrady

    That is so cool. They should have some Ayrton artwork on the PS3 too.

    And Ayrton Senna related content as DLC… YES. I’ll be happy if it’s just his helmet and overalls (after all, mine are meant to mimic his at the moment), but I hope to god that we get some of his F1 cars. I’d rather have his cars even more so than Interlagos.

    Please PD, GIVE US SENNA CARS, AND SPECIAL SENNA CHALLENGE LIKE THE VETTEL ONE EXCEPT FEATURING A F1 DRIVER WHO ACTUALLY WINS BASED ON TALENT.

    • sayba2th

      Tad harsh on Vettel, Championships 3, Wins 35 & Podiums 58 plus being getting an F1 drive equals talent to me. Obviously not the best of all time but still that record puts him in some elite company and he is still 26.

    • CarreraGT

      Stupid comment. I’m not a Vettel fan but you can’t deny his talent

    • Magic Ayrton

      Hehe Vettel.. :-)

    • TomBrady

      Yea right guys. If Adrian Newey wasn’t still working in F1, Vettel would likely never have won a championship.

    • Johnnypenso

      You can make the same comment about the leading edge designer of any era. The car at the leading edge of technology always has an advantage so essentially any driver that ever won multiple titles is usually tied in with a great team. How well has Mark Webber done in the exact same car? Yeah, not quite so good…

  54. liampage123

    Wow. This is awesome news!

  55. dimassa19

    One of the most not to apply in this case Jordan…He is the Most.

    • Antonioserna12

      +1 he ment to write the most

    • TomBrady

      COMPLETELY AGREED.

      I don’t know how any one even hesitates to call him that. HE IS the best of all time. There’s no doubt about it. Not Schumacher, not Fangio, not Prost, SENNA

  56. sayba2th

    Will enjoy watching some of the naysayers eating their own words.

    With still 6 odd weeks to go of more announcements and this being announced plus Mt Panorama having Day / Night cycle. GT6 is already considerably well ahead of GT5.

    Keep up the stellar work Kaz & PD!

  57. Mr C5 Z06 Vette

    This means that we should get fully licensed versions of his cars instead of just the f086 f089 f094 f688 f001 and 002 etc. This will be awesome

    • sayba2th

      I will be cautiously optimistic with regards to those cars at this point as details are still sketchy.

    • TomBrady

      Even if we did get the F1 cars from GT3 but updated, I’d be ecstatic. I’ve wanted those things back for the longest time.

  58. Pit Crew

    Great stuff this is. Ayrton had so much heart. Way to go KY and PD. In the future of the GT series, maybe this honor can be extended to other racing legends who reached the peak of their autosports careers before the hand of Fate stepped in…

    • Tenacious D

      This is why I support Kazunori-sensei and the Team. This kind of vision only comes from a visionary.

      Like you say, the first thing I thought of are other racing legends like Colin McRae. We already have some of them represented to an extent in GT5, but it would be incredible to see Gran Turismo branch off into the direction of a true Career Mode I’ve been harping for since 2005. Not just involving some of the legends of racing history both living and deceased, but to make a name for yourself, with your profile, alongside them in the game. This has been and always will be my dream.

    • sayba2th

      + 1 to both posts gents

  59. Sum1s2pid

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!! D=

    • Tenacious D

      What he said. My funds are earmarked.

    • sayba2th

      mine already been taken and now I’m a waitin

    • Magic Ayrton

      Haha, don’t get too excited.. might not be all it’s cracked up to be.. I sure do hope it is though!!

  60. More half-arsed promotional material to go with the likes of Vettel, NASCAR, Karting, Rally & Super GT.

    • sayba2th

      Until details are fully confirmed of exactly what this will be, that’s being a tad presumptuous isn’t it?

    • Tenacious D

      Yes, and I’ll have it all. ;D

    • It is better to be magnificent at one thing, than being sufficient at all things. While GT tries to become the jack-of-all trades, the key areas it excels in will become neglected. And when that happens, GT will become merely sufficient instead of magnificent.

    • sayba2th

      If that’s happens then I agree HarVee so lets hope that the ball doesn’t get dropped. You have to admit though GT6 is looking superior to GT5 in every way thus far so the potential is there

  61. ESP_Brazil

    “Yamauchi explained better as will the presence of Senna in the game. According to him, the player will be able to experience the early years of career Senna Kart to Formula 3. For the period of F1, is still unclear.”
    “I still can not confirm whether we have the life of Senna after this period as the Instituto Ayrton Senna only owns the rights to his image until 1987″
    by Kaz

    • Johnnypenso

      If this is true and his FF and F3 cars are in the game along with other F3 and FF cars and liveries, and some decent kart tracks along with an improved kart model, then this is a big win for the GT franchise. Love to see some online racing in the FF’s and F3′s as well, recreating some of Senna’s epic races. Some real potential here.

    • TomBrady

      That would be amazing because I’ve been saying forever that we need other Open wheelers besides F1. We got that light car rocket thing, which is a start, but I want more. I hope we get Senna’s cars, some F3′s and formula fords, plus a Lotus 49 and 79. Then I will be super happy with the game. If they add a veyron super sport and a chrysler ME 412, my life will be complete

  62. Would love to take the MP4-4 around Cote ‘d Azur

  63. ESP_Brazil

    Interlagos will be present. By Kaz!

    • sayba2th

      Just out of interest where did you hear or see this EPS? If this is so another sik track added, throw in Yas Marina and it’s super bad ass!

    • sayba2th

      @ EPS just re read the article again (in the voice of Murray Walker as Sixflags prompted me to do so with his post above) I take it you were at the show and heard him say that?

  64. GTP_federsch

    This is exactly what Gran Turismo franchise needed. I hope they (PD) make honor to tremendous name (AS). Well done PD and KY.

  65. WCheffirs

    You cant have Senna without his McLarens.

  66. samuelesm

    Is this the human drama Kaz was talking about?

  67. TheGTGuy

    Simply mindblowing, wasn’t expecting this. Well done PD and Kaz, Ayrton would be proud :)

  68. Ferrari458Italia

    BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!!!!1 AHH! i <3 sENNA!

  69. Jared93

    :)

  70. dice1998

    I hope the MP4/6 makes it in.

  71. austin4500

    I hope they add his lotus f1 car ( lotus 97t, 98t and 99t )

  72. ESP_Brazil

    I dont need PS4 yet… Now I just need GT6!

    • MadmuppGT

      Driveclub delayed… Who cares now?

    • georgetigra

      me too!! hahahah

    • carfanatic45

      Watch Dogs was delayed, so all I want is GT6 right now.

    • HuskyGT

      I’ll want a PS4 the day that GT7 is announced and has a release date. For now, screw it.

    • TomBrady

      Nonsense. I still need a PS4. Killzone shadow fall allday son. Killzone will probably be the only thng to pull me away from GT6 during the first month or 2. I doubt it’ll be like I was with GT5. I didn’t play a single game beside GT5 for almost 2 months. And I played every second of free time I had too

    • HuskyGT

      Wait. I remembered Metal Gear Solid 5. Come to think of it, I do want a PS4.

  73. praiano63

    McLaren MP4/4 in GT6… It woud be so great !!

  74. FANTASTIC!!!

  75. Lotus380

    Senna I think drove the yellow Lotus on the in game Goodwood statue for the 1987 season.

    • DarthRaiden666

      He did indeed drive a yellow lotus in ’87. Won races too. The last time real Lotus won anything.

  76. Rafael F

    THANK YOU KAZ!!!

  77. DarthRaiden666

    This is brilliant news!! Hopefully it be all his old F1 cars. Toleman, Lotus, McLaren and *sigh* Williams.

    • MadmuppGT

      Maybe they’ll do driver DLC packs? maybe thats the next evolution in DLC they were talking about… Imagine if you bought the Senna pack and got all those cars.

      Maybe they would do a few different ones from Classic F1 drivers, or other drivers.

      Imagine getting a drivers DLC pack and getting access to all the iconic cars they drove in.

      I need to sit down…

    • DarthRaiden666

      In having to lay down. Senna is one of my Motorsport heroes.

    • Well, Kaz wanted to capture emotion in Gran Turismo. Heres a start.

    • Swagger897

      Ha.. this must be a bit of our quantum leap

  78. sick news, really great news…. i hope we dont have to pay for the content though.

  79. A_Higher_Place

    Awesome! Maybe this will bring more intense driving lessons?

  80. Need4Speed685

    That’s it! DAY ONE NOW!!!

  81. BigMackAttack

    Vettel vs Senna.
    Here. We. Go.

  82. MadmuppGT

    Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. Now you have my attention

  83. Ittybitty Stigy

    HOLY SH*T! That’s some very unexpected and amazing news!

  84. HuskyGT

    Just when I think GT6 can’t surprise me more. Wow… I’m really hoping this DLC is released for the rest soon after release. Even if it costs a little something, having such a legend represented in Gran Turismo will be epic. You are going all out! Amazing job, PD!

  85. uberlight25

    Whoa, wouldn’t have and didn’t expect this… Very very cool.

  86. Lotus380

    Did Senna drive any of the Lotus’s featured on the Good wood statue in game?

  87. McClarenDesign

    HOLY SWEET MOTHER OF GOD!

  88. Wow, this came out of left field… Very interesting, can’t wait to see what this is about!

  89. Can’t wait! Interlagos would be great too!

    • ScotteDawg

      PD said they will be adding tracks as DLC (as well as cars) so I’m sure that Interlagos will be one of many of the F1 circuits to be included in the game!

  90. perrolocomcquee

    Great :)
    Don’t want to go out of topic, but hope they make possible a GTAcademy for SouthAmerica too

  91. Marky264

    Must have rhat Bundle!!! This is incredible news. Most likely F1 2013 Missing out on Ayrton Senna’s involvement with its Classic Edition elements because of this Exclusive deal. Now I’m even more excited for Dec! Any idea if this bundle is coming to the UK?

  92. Super cool. Just watched Senna again last week. Would love to race his mclaren or williams or hell even his NSX at Interlagos. Would be wicked surprise track either with launch or down the road… pun intended.

  93. ThatBlokeThere

    What a thing…
    I will love to don that yellow & green helmet whilst thrashing an NSX all over the place.
    But it’s a shame that everyone else will as well, sort of making me a sheep in a crowd…

  94. I´m amazed!! GREAT NEWS!!!


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