We knew that Gran Turismo 6 was going to be awesome, a true testament to the tireless work put in by Polyphony Digital to live up the game’s tagline as "the real driving simulator".
What we didn’t know, or didn’t come to expect, was that Polyphony Digital could also tug our heartstrings. But that’s exactly what it did when its producers managed to reunite Mario Andretti with his 1948 Hudson , the very first race car the iconic racer drove in his illustrious career.
More important than just reuniting Andretti with his first racecar, Polyphony also took the task of not only restoring the Hudson as part of its "First Love" video and live-streaming series of the same name, but also creating a digital representation that will be included in the game as a free download.
The studio booked a December 16th reunion of the rebuilt Hudson and Andretti, and you can see the video of this reunion above.
Don’t be too worried if your eyes start welling up. Something tells us that’s what Polyphony wanted all along.
Click past the jump to watch a preview of Gran Turismo’s "First Love" Series feat. Mario Andretti
A Preview of Gran Turismo’s "First Love" Series feat. Mario Andretti