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...
How did you first get into cars and games?
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.
How did the Gran Turismo series come about?
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.
Did you pass your driving test the first time?