An Italian engineering firm has revealed Polyphony Digital is at least in the process of scanning one of the high-end cars it maintains for future use in the Gran Turismo series.
The Turin-based company L.m Gianetti recently posted photos onto its Facebook page, clearly showing PD employees taking extensive images of the exterior and interiors of at least some of the cars it stores.
A majority of the images showcase the PD team analysing the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione, a one-off racing car that was created by Pininfarina (on the request of former movie director and Ferrari officianado Jim Glickenhaus), based upon Ferrari 430 Scuderia running gear and engineered to GT2 racing legislation.
Two uploaded photos also showed Polyphony employees photographing the Martini-livered Lancia Delta HF Delta Integrale rally car and the Alfa Romeo 155 TI touring car, the latter being something avid GT gamers should be familar with, having been .
Whilst it's always not ideal to jump to conclusions and generate assumptions, especially with a GT game, the fact Polyphony has been caught snapping the Alfa in the same time and place it was photographing the ins and outs of the P4/5, there is the slight chance the 155 GTA will be given the 'premium makeover' it was denined in Gran Turismo 5
At the very earliest, though, it's highly unlikely we'll be seeing the end result of this car scanning in GT5 anytime soon - given L.m Gianetti, when translated into English, labelled the album "Scanning for Gran Turismo PS4", it's almost certain the earliest we'll see the finished car models in GT6.
All images sourced from L.m Gianetti
Alan did you ever play Race Pro from Atari for Xbox 360? I actually played it when it first came out then started playing Forza and I forgot about the game. Thing is the Formula 3000 part of the game was great and the tracks were awesome. Check it out. LOL started playing it again
Yes its a shame the hardware manufacturers are taking this stance.
this will be the first f1 i'll skip since 10. waiting for 15 i think will be much more sensible than splashing cash on both of them
not sure how i can get a hand on this, considering the country that i'm in, hey ho that's life
when it's going to be released, isn't it in september?