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24 November 2010

Gran Turismo 5 is out now! Honestly

And the Top Gear test track is in it. Here’s what happened when we caught up with creator Kazunori-san

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TopGear caught up with gaming god - and car geek - Kazunori Yamauchi to talk about Stig, the TG test track, GT5 and Nissan's virtual/reality racing experiment. Take it away, Kazunori-san...

TG: How did you first get into cars and games?
KY: I remember falling in love with cars back when I was about three. I got into video games when my parents bought me a computer; I was around ten years old, I think.

TG: How did the Gran Turismo series come about?
KY: I've always liked racing games. When I was around 15 years old it just came to me as an idea of a race game I wanted to play. A game in which there would be an accurate physics simulation and, of course, real-world cars.

TG:Did you pass your driving test the first time?
KY: [Laughs] Yes.

Tags: gran turismo 5, kazunori yamauchi, playstation 3



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