With everything that went on with the development of Gran Turismo 5, Lord knows if we’re going to see the day when the next installment of the gaming franchise will be released. And seeing as GT5 took somewhere around six odd years to finish, we don’t know if we’re going to be able to wait until 2016 to play Gran Turismo 6. Having said that, we’re not about to get too far ahead of ourselves because we haven’t even logged any runs on GT5. We’re going to take the prudent course of action and take what we can get and at this point, that’s Gran Turismo 5.
But since we’re on the topic of GT6, we’ve learned that Kazunori Yamauchi, the man who built the GT franchise into what it is today, was at SEMA to check out the cars that he wants to be part of the next game. According to reports, Yamauchi found what he was looking for in the form of a Salsa Red 1969 Chevrolet Camaro that was modified by GM engineer Mark Stielow.
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The original 1969 Camaro, which comes with a 7.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 762 horsepower and more than 800 lb/ft of torque, is expected to be one of the first cars to be developed for GT6 and is a pretty cool notch on Stielow’s belt.
Game developers will soon head over to the engineer’s garage to put the tuned-up Camaro under the proverbial video game rendering, complete with photos and recordings of the muscle car’s engine, which they would then translate and make into a video game version.
While it’s never too early to prepare for the next installment of the Gran Turismo franchise, we would have appreciated it a little more if they didn’t take forever to release GT5. Then again, we don’t have a lot more complaining to do because if Yamauichi is true to his word, we’re going to be feasting on the long awaited gamereal soon.