Gran Turismo to Feature at The Goodwood Festival of Speed

July 5th, 2013 by Andrew Evans

The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed and Gran Turismo go hand-in-hand as celebrations of motoring through the ages, so it only seems fitting that the two are  marking a closer association with the 2013 event, held from 11th-14th July.

If you can join the 150,000 strong crowd at the famous motoring extravaganza next weekend, you’ll find the Gran Turismo 6 demo taking centre stage. The circular pods that are the hallmark of a public GT event will be dotted around various manufacturer stands throughout the area, including Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz and Ford – and across the site as whole at The Goodwood Road Racing Club, the Drivers’ Club, the Media Centre, the Family Area and Goodwood Hotel.

But it’s the Nissan Moving Motor Show area that GT Academy hopefuls should head for. With a GT6 demo pod available, this will be the location of the 2013 GT Academy Wild Card competition. One place is available each day for the fastest eligible punter to join the 16 fastest players from the UK at the Silverstone Race Camp – a good opportunity for those of us not equipped with ‘alien’ hot lap skills.

Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi will also be present at the event, driving several cars up the famed hillclimb that forms Lord March’s driveway – and doubtless hunting for new cars for the series.

Photographs from 2009, 2010 courtesy of scandisk, Retroglide and CTznOfTime.


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  1. Jul. 7, 10:26pm

    Am i the only person who would kill to see the goodwood track in gt6? Its always been a dream of mine to go and just watch the event, and being able to amost experience it through GT would make me the happiest guy alive!

  2. Jul. 7, 6:02pm
    Maddens Raiders

    PD if any one of you are reading this, please make as much DLC for GT6 as possible. I and many of my friends, will buy all of it.

  3. Jul. 7, 3:14pm

    I’m currently living within walking distance of Goodwood, so I’d go if I could afford it.

  4. Jul. 6, 11:58pm
    Fire Yoshi

    When I see “GoodWood,” the first thing I think about is GoodWood Green. lol

    • Jul. 7, 11:45am
      SZRT Ice

      A satisfied woman. Ijs.

  5. Jul. 6, 10:55pm

    I say we contact ANYONE who has ANY car on our GT6 wishlist and tell them to suck up to Kaz. Who knows, maybe he’ll be flattered enough to even entertain the thought of having, say, a Koenigsegg or a Renault-Alpine A110-50.

    • Jul. 7, 10:17am

      I second this for Koenigsegg

    • Jul. 7, 10:42am

      I could see Kaz putting the A110-50 in GT6. I have it for a wallpaper on my iPad. Beautiful car.

  6. Jul. 6, 5:44pm

    PD should make Goodwood tracks and surroundings for GT6… or just put us on the ‘driver seat’ in the traffic jam supercars :p very slowly… with lots of audience cheering us up hoho… i wonder how that feels, even just in the game :)

    • Jul. 7, 2:33am


  7. Jul. 6, 4:09pm

    Hmmm, epic event but focus on more world circuits plz!

  8. Jul. 6, 1:11pm

    goodwood road was in gran turismo 5 prologue’s menu!

  9. Jul. 6, 12:58pm

    I’ve gone there every year for ages (I only live a few miles away) and its breathtaking every year.
    Nothing beats getting almost run over by alonso in the pit lane and my wife telling Takuma Sato that he should have pushed her in the queue for something or other! #cringe

  10. Jul. 6, 11:49am

    There’s a good rally stage at GFoS too – in fact Lord March’s estate in its entirety would make a fantastic addition to GT. The hill climb, rally stage and race track all together :-D

    • Jul. 7, 5:32pm

      yeah pepps! thats more like it.

  11. Jul. 6, 7:37am

    They need everycar at that event in GT6

    • Jul. 6, 11:55am
      Ferrari Alonso

      My thoughts exactly

  12. Jul. 6, 1:19am

    I am thinking the DLC will bring some new liveries and racing car options. I’d love to see Team Sumo GT3 Nissan GTR.
    Not to mention Aston Martin, Corvette, Ferrari, Lambo and Ford GT GT3 cars. Come on PD, lets make it a party.

    • Jul. 8, 8:52am

      Totally agree with that.

  13. Jul. 5, 10:12pm

    So if they are having such a partnership with Goodwood Festival, are we going to get the Goodwood race course too? I’d imagine that would only be logical at some point, be it release or DLC.

  14. Jul. 5, 8:19pm

    That Z looks amazing, with the matte racing flag.

  15. Jul. 5, 3:39pm

    Getting passports today so you never no!! GWFS here I come.

    • Jul. 5, 5:37pm

      I’m not jealous at all….. i am

    • Jul. 5, 9:11pm

      Take us all with you, please

  16. Jul. 5, 2:02pm

    Hopefully someone has a mk2 escort that catches his attention

    • Jul. 5, 3:26pm

      Or the RS2000 Escort!

      Or BOTH!!!

    • Jul. 5, 10:10pm

      Or the mk1 Ford Fiesta!

    • Jul. 6, 12:14am
      SZRT Ice

      Or a Koenigsegg…

      Just sayin’…

    • Jul. 6, 3:48am

      Sorry Amac500 & SZRT Ice, your comments are invalid – We’re talkin classic small Fords here…

      So, to continue on, I would also like to see ANY of the early Ford Capri variants with the availability of Race Mods & vinyls!

    • Jul. 6, 7:22am

      Ford Capri and Mk1 and mk2 Escorts (preferably Mexico and RS2000 respectively) would be swell!

    • Jul. 6, 8:28am

      Loving the old fords guys, some old opel/vauxhall/holdens would be nice to see. We must wait for the game the hustle these ideas for dlc

    • Jul. 6, 8:25pm
      SZRT Ice

      Lol, I know. I had to “troll out” for a moment. My bad. But thanks for the info. Didn’t know it was ‘Classic Ford’ exclusive.

    • Jul. 6, 9:31pm

      I want to see a fox body Mustang in GT6. I’m not sure if this comment is invalid…It’s not small but it’s a Ford, right?

    • Jul. 6, 11:59pm

      ScotteDawg, have you ever seen a Mark 1 Fiesta? That’s a car from the late 70’s and its WAY smaller then the Escort. How is that invalid???

    • Jul. 7, 2:37am

      Sorry Amac500, forgot about that one – validated!

    • Jul. 7, 2:46am

      Ok, I give up, it’s GTHEAD87’s post anyway!!!

      Vauxhall Viva ’54 (the only old Vauxhall I know!)
      Holden LJ Torana
      Holden A9X Torana
      Holden A9X SLR 5000 Torana
      Holden XU-1 Torana

  17. Jul. 5, 1:51pm

    I remember seeing the Renault Espace F1 blat up the hill in about 2004. That ‘car’ was in earlier GranTurismos but not in GT5. As ever, its all just a PD lottery!

    • Jul. 5, 1:59pm

      Forgot about that car, that was awsome fun.

    • Jul. 5, 3:32pm

      Isn’t Renault Espace F1 a Mini Van?

    • Jul. 5, 3:44pm

      The Renault Espace was a mini-van – the Renault Espace F1 is a sorta supercar version!

    • Jul. 5, 5:41pm

      Renault Espace F1 has (among other things)

      * lightweight carbon fibre F1-style chassis

      *800 hp (upgraded from its original rating of 700 hp) 3.5-litre, 40-valve Renault RS5 V10 engine, as used in the 1993 Williams-Renault FW15C

      *6-speed semi-automatic gearbox, also used in the Williams FW15C

      *carbon-ceramic brakes

    • Jul. 5, 6:16pm


    • Jul. 5, 8:14pm

      It was built by the Williams F1 team for Sir Frank Williams personal use. Because he is wheel chair bound, the mid-engined “super” or “formula van” has hand controls. Sweet.

    • Jul. 5, 8:52pm

      Great car stuff dudes..^^^the GT5 museum should be turned in to Wiki with you dudes..what about Renault Kangooo..can we sup’t that up too..F1 Style im getting laft at sometimes…

  18. Jul. 5, 1:29pm

    I really wish he would focus on production cars that should be in the game instead of one offs from auto shows like this one and sema. GT5 is missing so many cars, and I still am doubting that GT6 will fix that.

    • Jul. 5, 2:36pm

      I agree. So many other great cars and possibilities. I’m sure GT6 will be a really good game….. just makes you wonder how GREAT it CAN be with “what if”.

    • Jul. 5, 8:18pm

      Yeah. At least one of my dad’s fabulous 60’s cars or something that I have actually driven would be nice. But most of us are 1 in a billion.

  19. Jul. 5, 1:05pm

    So let’s keep track of the cars at good wood.

  20. Jul. 5, 12:58pm

    *big ups to TokoTurismo for the tip! He beat yall to this story by a country mile, and posted it up in the GT6 forum.

    • Jul. 5, 3:25pm

      This is a race?

    • Jul. 5, 5:24pm

      Sometimes news posted on the front page is a result of posts made in the forums. It’s a communtiy not a competition.

    • Jul. 5, 6:26pm

      Wee got a Winner . Lol Research you’re being mobbed .. :P ..

    • Jul. 5, 8:45pm

      I’m really proud that for the first time I’ve found news, haha. :D

    • Jul. 5, 8:55pm

      Nice one! Toko….

    • Jul. 7, 5:26pm

      hey I was just wanting to see some props go Toko’s way for the tip… I’m sure famine found out the official news through other sources, though. Hopefully. LoL I did get jumped there. Felt kinda nice. It’s been while.

      and Jordan, isn’t everything a race? ; )

  21. Jul. 5, 11:37am

    I prefer x1000 Outlon park or Pikes peak than that insipid Goodwood “track”

    • Jul. 5, 11:40am

      *festival track

    • Jul. 5, 12:03pm

      How can a track be insipid?

    • Jul. 5, 2:52pm

      it’s a matter of taste :p

    • Jul. 5, 6:28pm

      Ya Pikes peak for GT is an Obvious choice of challenge and track, but Nothing in the GT production is obvious, it’s japanese :)

    • Jul. 5, 10:17pm

      Goodwood definently has its place. It has alot of motoring history and hosts alot of historic races which we could do in GT6. The track will also be the ideal location for car demos, like when you are demoing a car in the dealer before you buy it and it uses a generated course in GT5.

    • Jul. 6, 8:29am

      Id love to see oulton park make an entrance

  22. Jul. 5, 10:30am

    So we might get a couple of the cars running at Goodwood in GT6, that would be great. If this track was included it would be a nice bonus even if it comes as DLC to GT6 id be very happy.

  23. Jul. 5, 9:42am

    This is exactly what GT Academy should do every year at this event. Gives some the opportunity who can’t produce these frankly unrealistically fast lap times online but who are still respectively fast enough to show signs of talent. I wish this was about a month or so later as I cannot make it on those dates and I would do anything to get there but I just cannot and its a shame because i’ve just managed 2:18.9 which is really quick but still way off the top guys…

    • Jul. 5, 10:20pm

      I disagree with you actually, on the grounds that most people still won’t get the opportunity to partake. It’s like how they had one spot available for the academy at some set up in California, which really does no good for someone who lives in Detroit, such as myself, or anyone who isn’t in that cities metropolitan area.

  24. Jul. 5, 9:28am

    The Festival would make a great novelty track / photo location combination, tbf.

    • Jul. 5, 10:10am

      Oh yes, would be a sweet little addition.

    • Jul. 5, 3:39pm

      It’d be good in photo mode, but there would have to be other cars on the track that you could place your car near so as to get some really classy shots! None of this “Driver standing next to the car” crap either, the driver has to be in the car! And if you take in a “classic” or “vintage” car, the driver avatar must be in period appropriate attire, not modern race gear!!!

  25. Jul. 5, 9:26am

    Nice. I’m there for days. But GT Academy isn’t my priority to be honest. Too much to see and do.

    • Jul. 5, 9:27am

      for 4 days*

    • Jul. 5, 9:28am

      Hop on a stand and give it a shot. Qualifying times from wildcards at GWFOS and Cholmondley Pageant of Power last year were a good click higher than the actual qualifier, so you never know.

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