Sony usually puts a gap of a few years between two different editions of Gran Turismo. The only exception was the second and the third games of the series, which were unveiled only one year one after the other (2000 and 2001). Now it looks like history is about to repeat itself, as the seventh installment of the game is already under development and may hit stores in 2014, in the "best-case scenario."
This announcement is a strange move, considering that Gran Turismo 6 is expected to go on sale on December 6th, 2013. However, this announcement was made by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi himself, so it’s no hyperbole..
Of course, the decision was mostly influenced by the release of the new PlayStation 4 — a platform that will be used for the upcoming GT7. According to him, while developing the new GT6, the company had to "tune the software 100 percent to maximize the PS3’s architecture," but the "PS4’s hardware is much better, so I think the overall quality of the game across the board will be boosted when you come to play it."
So PS4 buyers rejoice, as Gran Turismo will soon be a part of your new console. We’re just wondering if the current Vision Concepts developed for the GT6 will still be offered in the GT7, because it will be indeed a real waste.
Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo Concept.
The new Vision Gran Turismo was unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show as a concept car specially developed for Gran Turismo 6. It features an extreme body language with design elements inspired by the 1952 300 SL.
The concept is powered by an AMG-sourced, V-8 biturbo engine that delivers a total of 585 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. When combined with a total weight of just 1,385 kg (3,053 pounds) you will get a power-to weight ratio of 2.4 kg per horsepower — the best in the super sports car segment.