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Gran Turismo

aka: GT, Gran Turismo: The Real Driving Simulator

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The first game in the Gran Turismo series of racing simulations.

You can choose between the arcade version (featuring classic cars such as Corvettes and Aston Martins) or the simulation, which is the true heart of the game. The simulation starts you on an entire racing career beginning with a cheap used car and second-rate tracks. You will find yourself longing for the Dodge Viper as your sad $10,000 starting fund puts you behind the wheel of a used Honda Prelude or Mazda RX-7. As you win races, acquire money, and earn advanced licenses, you are able to buy better cars and race in more competitive matches right up to the GT World Cup.

Features more than 140 cars.


  • グランツーリスモ - Japanese spelling

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Credits (PlayStation version)

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Producer (Europe)
Marketing Assistant
Product Manager (Europe)
PR Manager
Manual Copy Editor
Print Production Co-ordination
Packaging Design
Manual Design
  • Wace Creative Imaging
Manual Approval Supervisor
Manual Approval Testers
QA Manager
Internal Development Lead Tester
Localisation Co-ordinator
Localisation Testers
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1001 Video Games

Gran Turismo appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

References to the game

This game is referenced in the Eiffel 65 song, My Console.


According to developer Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo sold 10,850,000 copies worldwide since its original release.


  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) - #21 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll

Information also contributed by J. Michael Bottorff

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  • MobyGames ID: 3909


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Brolin Empey.

Additional contributors: PCGamer77, DreinIX, Zaibatsu, CalaisianMindthief, Patrick Bregger, Pedro Cunha, Rik Hideto, Victor Vance, FatherJack.

Game added April 24th, 2001. Last modified February 27th, 2023.