UPDATE: The “Fugu Z” was scanned by the Polyphony Digital team on November 7, 2017 in Long Beach, CA. It was finally added to Gran Turismo Sport in the game’s 1.31 update, released on December 5, 2018.
It was another spectacular party for the 2015 Gran Turismo Awards here in Las Vegas last night, where Kazunori Yamauchi crowned this year’s Best in Show winner: a beautiful custom-built 1973 Datsun 240Z owned by Fast & Furious star Sung Kang.
Sporting a Pandem body kit by TRA Kyoto, Volk TE37V wheels, and powered by a naturally-aspirated Nissan RB26 engine tuned by Greddy, the car was a popular draw on the SEMA show floor and a definite favorite among many here in GTPlanet’s community.
The car has a nice story behind it as well: Sung has always been passionate about building a 240Z track car, and wanted a project that he could work on to spend more time with his friends. This labor of love started getting a lot of attention as the car was scheduled for debut at SEMA, and FOX Sports began filming a five-part series about how it all came together.
The first three parts of the series have already been posted online (see below). As the 2015 GT Award winner, Sung’s 240Z will be coming to a Gran Turismo game in the future.
Congratulations to Sung Kang, Greddy, and all of his friends!
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God Jesus, this is a HAN :D When I ferst looked at the photo, I thought like “Wow, he seems very familiar…” Haha, awesome. I’m actually were never interested in Datsun, but now I guess that 240Z will be the one of my first-look GT7 car :)
Um… aren’t we still “waiting” for the Gran Turismo Award cars from 2014 (GoPro “Rampage” 1970 Camaro), 2013 (1967 Chevy Nova), AND 2012 (Ford Mach Forty) to finally make their way into the game?!
Pretty sure the most recent GTA winner in the game is the 1971 Pozzi Camaro… from 2011.
I think they may be queueing up for GT Sport or GT7
ERGMAGERD ITS HAN.
HAN’S CAR IN GT SPORT COMFURMED. YUUS
I was hoping Rusty would win, but this is 240Z earned it too. I’ll be honest, it does look like a regular track-spec 240Z with a wide body TRA Kyoto kit (just like any Rocket Bunny FRS/BRZ for that matter). The solid white (read, primer) just makes it even more generic, albeit much more aggressive and shows the car really means business. Nothing special in that regard, but I guess they also take into consideration the story behind each masterpiece. A well-earned Best in Show nonetheless!
gah, shoulda been Rusty
What is a PS4? ;)
The console which always looking after you if you have Internet connection “On” ;)
I don’t know how but I didn’t notice right away that THIS IS HAN’S CAR!!! That’s so cool. At first I was just happy because for once, Kaz didn’t choose a muscle car but this makes it even cooler.
As the car count continues to grow, SEMA needs it’s own dealership. Some of the past winners get lost in the clutter.
I wanted the C10 to win to be honest.
We need more trucks and 4x4s in the line-up.
Dang it dag nabbit, I didn’t mean for this to be a reply.
I totally agree. I think it would be a lot better to put all the SEMA cars together
Here’s a link in case you’ve forgotten which cars are SEMA cars.
going on how far behind they are adding past winners, Expect this to be added to GT8 or GT9.
Expect GT Sport to be added to GT Sport in 2020!
Comment of the week aryton, too funny.
Nice! I wonder what it’s stats are. You know, horsepower and performance points.
Nice car, but saying that something is going to to be included in a GT game is highly speculative and very naive, kinda like believing in the easterbunny, though I do agree that GT needs more Nissans ?.
If the article says: “As the 2015 GT Award winner, Sung’s 240Z will be coming to a Gran Turismo game in the future (it’s already been confirmed for a PS4 release)”, doesn’t seem speculative, seem more like a certain fact; said that, anyway a good choice, but i would have preferred the mustang.
I admire your enthusiasm but there is only one fact when it comes to GT announcements, they are going to be delay, or canceled, or moved to a mobile device.
There is no question or debate here. Polyphony and SCEA are very clear that winners will be included in the game – that’s the whole point of the GT Awards. Sure, it generally takes Polyphony years to digitize and scan them, but the cars do come.
I like the Datsun, but it’s too bad they only pick one car. I would really like to see Rusty, it strikes me as a more custom built car.
very nice – hopefully we can paint it and add a racing number. It looks a bit dull in white, but in red it could look like “Big Sam” the British Modsports Championship racer from the 1970’s.
It’s look dull?? Ha!! If you saw this coming the other way on the street it will blow you away.. For sure!
Well, 6 months from now, this car will be ready.
Sung Kang took a lot of inspiration from the Devil Z from the Wangan Midnight manga, there was a photo of a panel from the manga in his Instagram feed.
Damn… didn’t know he is into cars. This is just perfect.
Yes! Yes yes yes!!! Can’t wait to drive this, is going to be awesome.
Am I the only one that didn’t know who Sung was? The car looks fine but doesn’t drive me crazy.
Thank god something else finally won that isn’t American.
Slightly reminiscent of the Devil Z from Wangan. Excited by the prospect of driving this one. Good choice Kaz :)
Yippy!!! This thing is going to tear it up.
Best SEMA winner in years. Finally, it’s not a boring muscle car for once
All around sick machines this year, personally I would’ve picked the Bimmer but I respect this 240 a whole lot too.
Yay another Nissan.
This is a SEMA car though, you should be happy it’s not a Camaro!
Always loved the 240z, one of my all time faves. Love what’s underneath the car, all the work that went into it, but if I’m honest, it looks like a bolt together kit car. Sure it’ll be fun to drive but the exterior doesn’t look all that creative..especially in white.
not gonna lie…i would’ve liked it if Rusty Slammington won!!
Yay! No more skinny tyre Zs.
This and the Mach 40 may get me to pick up GT7, assuming they both make It in…
YEEEEEESSS!!!!! WE ACTUALLY WIN SOMETHING THAT WE WANT!!!
YES! Good job Sung Kang! Finally a good SEMA winner :D
Perfect reason to make a Premium 240Z !
Oh man that is Han’s car too. That makes it even better.
Oh wow, it was Sung’s too? Even better! Definitely a great car to have included in GT.
That is just too awesome. I saw him posting about it fb and now it’s coming to GTS. Amazing
Most likely not GTS, probably GT7.
Nope. It will be in GT Sport. GTS is not a prologue. Stop assuming it is.
He never said anything about it being a prologue.
It’s also not confirmed to be coming to GTS, just the PS4. Could be GT7 or GT8 for all we know.
Meh. I prefered the Pickup Truck
I would go crazy on you if I weren’t so happy that the Z won.
Are you American?
You guys have a problem with me prefering a pickup over a 240Z? I like both cars very much, but something about that truck made me happy inside.
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