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.
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.
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.