The legendary Australian Bathurst circuit, formally known as Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, will make its series debut in Gran Turismo 6, developer Polyphony Digital has confirmed.
The four mile course opened with the 1938 Australian Grand Prix, and now hosts a variety of races including the Bathurst 12 Hour and the Bathurst 1000. It's a steep, twisting circuit with a breathtaking mountaintop section that will test even the most experienced driver. Its inclusion in Gran Turismo has long been expected, however. Polyphony staff were spotted mapping the circuit back in 2011, even before Gran Turismo 6 was announced.
Polyphony boss man and racing enthusiast Kazunori Yamauchi is certainly happy to finally include the track. "It seems only right that the legendary Mount Panorama circuit is included as fans will now have a chance to drive one of the toughest tracks out there," he said . "Described by some as Australia's very own Nürburgring, this is a formidable track that will provide an exciting new challenge for PlayStation gamers."
You can check out the view in this rather lovely trailer.
Gran Turismo 6 is a PlayStation 3 exclusive and comes out on December 6th.