A new interview with Kazunori Yamauchi was just released by GTChannel, where he discusses some interesting things about his own history and projects that he has worked on in the past. His own personal garage consists of a heavily modified Nissan 350Z, a Honda S2000, a Porsche GT3, and a Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG which he uses as his daily driver. He also owns two Ford GT’s: one white, and one in gunmetal gray.
Originally, he wanted to be a film director, but found the career too difficult to pursue in his native Japan. When he first began seriously developing games, he wanted to create Gran Turismo, but “the whole concept of Gran Turismo couldn’t be understood by the game publisher” and “they couldn’t understand why it had to have cars that really existed.” Oh, how times have changed!