Ferrari Sits Untouched in French Barn for 46 Years, Will Now Appear in Gran Turismo

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The Gran Turismo Trophy is an honour bestowed by series producer Kazunori Yamauchi. It basically means that he likes somebody's sweet old ride so much that he promises to put it in an actual Gran Turismo video game.

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Previous winners include Mary Pozzi's 1971 Camaro, but the latest is this adorable Ferrari 500 Mondial "Pininfarina Berlinetta" (coupe) Series I, one of only two of those particular cars ever made.

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Having been sitting in a French château, untouched, for 46 years, it's now owned by an American couple, the Shirleys, who brought it back to show it off in this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Unless developers Polyphony are springing a Vita surprise on us, it's likely the next Gran Turismo game will be Gran Turismo 6. Which we shouldn't expect any time soon.


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TheSadClown
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Perhaps I'm missing something, but couldn't this car appear as DLC for Gran Turismo 5?