Is the Gran Turismo simulator any good at helping you choose your car?
Gran Turismo is one of the world’s most popular racing simulators, and with so many car makers previewing new models on it, can it help you choose a car?
In the last few weeks Peugeot have teased a concept car, Infiniti have built a real-world version of a game concept car, Mini has released a concept car and so have Subaru and Lexus. I’m a long-time Gran Turismo (GT) player, and for years now in the game we’ve seen many a concept car or an early release of an actual model, timed for just before the vehicle itself goes on sale – a notable recent example being the new BMW M4 coupe.
You may think it’s all supercars but no, there’s many affordable sportscars like Honda Civic Rs, Toyota 86s, Subaru WRXes and lots of very normal cars like the Fiat 500, Toyota Yaris, Honda Odyssey and even Land Rover’s Evoque. Many older cars are featured too, the criteria seems to be cars that are either interesting or likely to be owned by the everyday driver, as opposed to merely fast.