The long running and much loved racing series Gran Turismo was presented with the “Golden Marker Special Award” at the ceremony of the Japan Car Design Awards held recently at The Gallery Too in the Minato district, Tokyo.
The award was accepted by none other than the lead man at Polyphony: Kazunori Yamauchi. According to the judging panel, Gran Turismo was receognised as the world's most reputed brands since 2003 and “being an instrument to teach how to drive a car for those who are below the legal driving age” and “for educating about cars in general.”
Gran Turismo was also commended for how it provided the opportunity for car designers across the globe to “express their wildest imaginations, while broadening the vision of the market. “ The full list of winners at the Japan Car Design Awards and the judging panel can be viewed below.
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2015-2016 Japan Car Design Awards
The Award Winners
– Golden Marker Award for Concept Cars: Yamaha Sports Ride Concept
– Golden Marker Special Award: Gran Turismo
Judges: Hideo Kodama (Car Designer), Tsutomu Aoto (Car Designer), Kiyokazu Maki (Coachbuilder), Noriyoshi Kurihara (Car Designer), Masatsugu Arimoto (Design Journalist), Toshiaki Sato (Product Designer), Hayato Furusho (Freelancer Writer), Hironobu Matsunaga (Car Styling Chief Editor).