2015 Gran Turismo Awards Finalists Announced at SEMA

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It’s been a busy day at SEMA, as Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi toured the show floor visiting all the finalists for this year’s GT Awards.

One of these cars will be crowned as the “Best in Show” tonight at the GT Awards party, and will be featured in the Gran Turismo series alongside other GT Awards winners, like Mary Pozzi’s 1971 Camaro and the late JR Rocha’s Infiniti G37.

Best European Import

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1985 BMW 535i by Michael Burroughs: Tube chassis, group 5 inspired wide body, race prepped S38 motor, porsche 935 BBS center lock wheels, custom everything.

Best Truck/SUV

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1968 Chevrolet C10 Pro-Touring: Supercharged LS3 engine 700hp Full custom chassis on coil over suspension Over 50 custom body mods. Staggered 19/20 wheels with 15″ rotors, 6 piston calipers, mini tubed 55 Chevy truck dash, full kicker audio, roll cage.

Best Asian Import

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1973 Datsun 240Z: Pandem body kit by TRA Kyoto Custom Greddy NA RB26DE Custom carbon interior Custom Hytech header Volk TE37V.

Best Hot Rod

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1978 Ford Mustang Hard Top: Detailed parts list not available.

Best Domestic

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1970 Dodge Charger: Black / Carbon Fiber Twin Turbo 1650 hp 9 Liter Mercury Racing Engine Carbon Fiber Exterior Panels Full Custom Frame Custom Aluminium Grille and Tail Panel One Off Carbon & Leather Custom Interior.

Which car would you like to see in Gran Turismo? Leave your comments below and we’ll see if there’s any consensus – there’s a strong and very diverse field of competitors this year.

The winner, as chosen by Kazunori Yamauchi, will be announced some time after 8:00pm PST (convert this to your local time) during the GT Awards party. The GT Awards are open to the public and will be held at the Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Be sure to leave a comment below if you are attending – it’s always great to meet GTPlanet members!

We’ll be announcing the winner immediately on GTPlanet’s Twitter account, @GTPlanetNews. Wifi and cell-phone-battery permitting, we’ll also be live-streaming some of the action from the GT Awards on Periscope, so be sure to follow us there.

Good luck to all the finalists!

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Comments (69)

  1. TRLWNC7396

    A turbocharged almost 550 Cubic Inch engine? Wow….. Too heavy, and too powerful for ANYTHING but drag racing.

    But, hey, it’s a car full of bragging rights…. ;)

  2. steve137

    68 Chevrolet c10 is awesome would be so cool in turismo because there is so little trucks in the game. all the other cars in line for turismo are alredy in the game in another form.

  3. Psychopulse

    535i wins it for me! And then the 240Z! But that beemer is absolute bonkers! Rusty Slammington… Soo badass!

  4. Conza

    Hard to go past the 535i there, I think the 240 would still be good, I think we’ve had enough muscle cars in the past for now and would not want the truck. Will be interesting – By the way, it would be good if they brought it into GT6 first, but hey.

  5. Bom15

    Worst shape stang in the whole history of them imo. And I would much prefer a real Hot Rod like a 32 Ford or 41 Willy’s Americar instead. The BMW rat is also not great. The Rat/Patina look doesn’t work on everything. Although people will try. The other 3 I wouldn’t mind. The C10 would be nice because oldskool pickup. GT lacks those. Datsun 240Z is also nice. But we have Z’s already. Not much to say about the Charger. Not the best and not the worst out there.

  6. TheEvstar93

    They all look pretty good really but my 2 most wanted cars here have to be the BMW and the Datsun. Either one of those would be great!

  7. 05XR8

    PD would have to choose the Z. that skinny tyred Fairlady in the current game is horrible. I’d choose the 535i myself.

  8. VspecZR1GT2RS89

    Oh man, this is a tough choice for me as well. I would love to get them all in one setting, I’ll pay for ALL cars. :eek: But any of them I would be a great feature.

    But if I had to choose, I’ll go for the 535i, 240Z, Hardtop Mustang, and the Charger as my top picks.


    Well, so much for the Camaro jokes. I genuinely can’t decide which one I want, I’ll be glad for any of them but at the same time gutted that I didn’t get the others.

  10. Tunerguy21

    Can’t NOT go for the FuguZ. I will say that both the Mustang and Charger are interesting enough choices to get my attention, but that Z is just sensational.

  11. Joaquin240z

    Datsun 240z! C’mon, Japan’s most successful commercial sports car should be premium on GT6!

    So many Z fans out there, this’ll be a huge boost to the JDM community, driving pleasure and performance is just right for this baby.

    1. VspecZR1GT2RS89

      Preach it my fellow Z brother!

      And besides, the 240Z is an instant icon of JDM classic cars period. Even around the time of the muscle car era, the 240/260/280Zs was popular in the US by many drivers and car enthusiasts, some even said its performance was almost around the 911 930s, which is another hit. Although both vehicles are different in many terms, but it was their handling and performance that made them a hit at the time.

  12. R1600Turbo

    240Z! So many American cars have won it lately, time for something different and unfortunately the BMW doesn’t fit the GT persona.

    1. o9lifted

      Allmost kinda think thats why this car should win! Dont say no car fit into the GT persona, if it got 4 wheels with a great engine, everything fits! Its Gran Turismo!

    2. Johnnypenso

      The “GT persona”. Huh? A 100 year old car, WW2 all purpose vehicles, Tank Car, Samba Bus and you don’t think a Group 5ish BMW fits?

  13. Chameleon9000

    That 240Z would be pretty cool. Then the bimmer I guess. Hopefully they will actually make it to GT within, like, a year. :lol:

  14. z71L28

    Omg!!!!, the datsun Z thank you. its unbelievable that GT till this day does not have premium datsun 240Z. Or 260, 280 for that matter. an iconic NISSAN sports car. The world is F&%*KED!

  15. suzq044

    Personally I wouldn’t mind something they haven’t modeled yet. The C10, the Mustang or the Bimmer — though I’d like something more tunable, and the C10 seems just that.

  16. woodieIG

    The 240 and ‘stang look really clean. I suspect the Mustang will win due to the overwhelming amount of JDM in GT. Although, the Trans Cammer is in the game, they may choose the 240 instead.

  17. RJS

    Can’t even choose… I’d love that to have that 535, but the 240Z is amazing. And the Charger must be nuts to drive

    Make it easier and put them all in the game.

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