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Watch Phil Robles’ 1992 Honda Civic Get Scanned for Gran Turismo

We’re always excited when any new car is making its way to Gran Turismo. When it’s a SEMA GT Award-winner, it’s even more exciting. These are cars which aren’t just some stamped-out piece of metal or carbon-fiber, but unique pieces of automotive art made with a passion by a small group — or even just one person.

GT Awards 2016 Video Offers (Brief) Glimpse at the Big Party

Last month, Polyphony Digital employees descended upon Las Vegas for the 14th Gran Turismo Awards. While Kazunori Yamauchi himself was not present — he was presenting London with the world’s first look at GT Sport utilizing PS4 Pro and PSVR — the party was just as large as it has been in previous years. You can see for yourself up top.

14th Annual Gran Turismo Awards Coming to SEMA 2016

It’s hard to believe, but SEMA has been holding the ceremony of the annual “Gran Turismo Awards” for more than a decade now. What car is going to claim the “Best in Show” at the largest automotive exhibition in Las Vegas this year? We’re going to find out next week — Wednesday, to be precise — when the 14th iteration takes place in Sin City.

Jay Leno Takes Sung Kang’s 2015 GT Award-Winning 240Z For a Spin

I believe many of you will recall our report from the 2015 SEMA automotive show several months ago when we closely followed the battle between five 2015 GT Awards finalists, all brought together from various categories. Presented by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi himself, the ”Best in Show” crown was awarded to a painstakingly-modified Datsun 240Z, which is owned by popular Fast & Furious movie star Sung Kang.

Sung Kang’s Datsun 240Z Wins 2015 GT Awards

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.

LED Light Bar Added to Upcoming BMW M4 Safety Car in GT6

As most readers will recall, a new Safety Car based upon a special edition of the BMW M4 was announced for Gran Turismo 6 a few weeks ago. Many of you were quick to notice, however, that the car shown in the screenshots did not contain a flashing LED light bar on the roof, as could be seen on the real car which BMW debuted at SEMA the following day.