For Release: September 28th, 2006
Paris, France, September 28, 2006 - Polyphony Digital Inc. announced today a new and exciting collaboration together with Ferrari S.p.A. Ferrari cars will appear starting with the upcoming Gran Turismo HD, coming to the PLAYSTATION 3 ® format in 2007 in Japan, Asia, North America, and Europe. The first models represented will be the 599 GTB Fiorano and the F430. The graphical power of the PLAYSTATION 3 ® will allow the display of these prestigious cars in never before seen in "Full HD" quality. The realism of the driving simulation proposed by Gran Turismo HD will allow millions of users to experience the thrills of driving Ferrari GT cars.
"It is with great pleasure and honor we announce this great partnership with our friends at Ferrari.", said Kazunori Yamauchi, president of Polyphony Digital Inc. and creator of the Gran Turismo franchise titles, "We are looking forward to the exciting possibilities that await us in the future, and hope to share them with you when details are more visible."
"We are enthusiastic to start this new collaboration with Sony, and are very excited that the Ferrari GT cars will be featured within the Gran Turismo series, one of the most successful driving simulations ever", said Giulio Zambeletti, director of Ferrari Brand Development & Partners department.
About Gran Turismo
With more than 45 million units sold worldwide, the Gran Turismo franchise is regarded as the best and most authentic driving simulation ever created, available exclusively for PlayStation and PlayStation 2, and coming soon to PLAYSTATION 3. With the latest launch of Gran Turismo 4 (2004), a new standard was set for authentic racing action with more than 700 cars and more than 50 tracks encompassing 80 real auto manufacturers and various real-life courses from around the world, as well as realistic driving physics and various new game modes.