Ayrton Senna’s F1 Car and Kart Will be Offered in New Gran Turismo 6 DLC
To this day, a lot of people still remember Ayrton Senna as the greatest Formula One driver in history. That statement is all the more impressive considering that it’s been 20 years since Senna died in a horrific car crash. But even if he isn’t with us anymore, everybody who appreciated and admired his skill behind the wheel of a race car continues to honor his legacy.
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC is one of those giving Senna that kind of respect by launching a new downloadable content that pays homage to the life, achievements, and legacy of the Brazilian great. The Ayrton Senna Tribute pack, which will be made available exclusively for Gran Turismo 6 on the PlayStation 3, will allow gamers to relive the life of Senna though some of his greatest achievements on the race track.
Among the features of the new in-game content include two race cars Senna drove in his long and illustrious racing career: a DAP go-kart and a Lotus 97T, the same race car the Brazilian drove in just his second season in Formula One. Apart from the two race cars, the content will also include new race courses — Monza 1985 and Brands Hatch 1985 — as well as challenges for gamers to beat some of the legend’s best lap times in those courses.
The pack is arguably one of the most comprehensive video game content attributed to Ayrton Senna. Deservedly so, too, because other than Michael Schumacher, there’s no Formula One driver in history that continues to be universally regarded and admired like the great Ayrton Senna.
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Why It Matters
Ayrton Senna is the GOAT as far we’re concerned so being able to relive all his glorious moments on the race track is as close as we’re going to get to being able to see just how how incredible he was in an race track.
Gran Turismo 6 was made available worldwide back in December, in time to celebrate the game’s 15th anniversary. The model will be offered exclusively for PS3, and it offers a staggering collection of more than 1,200 of the world’s best cars and 37 tracks.
From the total of 1,200 cars, over 120 are newly added to the lineup in GT6. Fans can expect an even greater selection of cars in the game, including historic cars, road cars and the latest race cars from popular series such as the FIA GT3, Le Mans Series, World Rally Championship and NASCAR.
Also, from the 37 tracks, seven are totally new including the iconic Silverstone Circuit, Australia’s Mount Panorama and Spain’s Ascari Race Resort.