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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
- Automobile: Aston Martin DB7
- Automobile: Chevrolet Camaro
- Automobile: Chevrolet Corvette
- Automobile: Dodge Viper
- Automobile: Honda Accord
- Automobile: Honda Civic
- Automobile: Honda Integra
- Automobile: Honda NSX
- Automobile: Honda Prelude
- Automobile: Mazda MX-5
- Automobile: Mazda RX-7
- Automobile: Mitsubishi Eclipse
- Automobile: Mitsubishi GTO
- Automobile: Mitsubishi Lancer
- Automobile: Nissan Fairlady Z
- Automobile: Nissan GT-R
- Automobile: Nissan Primera
- Automobile: Nissan Silvia
- Automobile: Nissan Skyline
- Automobile: Subaru Impreza
- Automobile: Subaru Legacy
- Automobile: Toyota Celica
- Automobile: Toyota Corolla
- Automobile: Toyota MR2
- Automobile: Toyota Supra
- Console Generation Exclusive: PlayStation
- Gran Turismo series
- PlayStation Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation Platinum Range releases
- PlayStation the Best series
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Credits (PlayStation version)
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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
Related Sites +
Covering the World of Gran Turismo
Official game website
IGCD Internet Game Cars Database
Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.
Wikipedia: Gran Turismo
Information about Gran Turismo at Wikipedia
- MobyGames ID: 3909
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Game added by Brolin Empey.
Additional contributors: PCGamer77, DreinIX, Zaibatsu, CalaisianMindthief, Patrick Bregger, Pedro Cunha, Rik Hideto, Victor Vance, FatherJack.
Last modified February 27th, 2023.