Film-Maker Recreates Gran Turismo Race Using Remote-Controlled Cars

Film-Maker Recreates Gran Turismo Race Using Remote-Controlled Cars

It seems difficult to believe that you can feel nostalgia for a PlayStation game, but as Gran Turismo approaches its 20th birthday next year, one film-maker has reminded us all of the game’s first days.

Alexandre Synger has celebrated the moment 19 years, 10 games and 76 million copies ago – when Gran Turismo was a fresh-faced, realistic driving game featuring real-world vehicles – with this impressive video.

Gran Turismo RC Spec

Filmed at the Armca (Auto Radio Modele Club D’Auvergne) karting circuit at Genovie in France, Synger uses remote-control versions of significant cars from each of the first five main titles: GT1’s Toyota Supra JGTC; GT2’s Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak; GT3’s Dodge Viper GTS-R; GT4’s Ford GT LM, and GT5’s Nissan GT-R Schulze Racing.

Gran Turismo RC Spec

The video, called Gran Turismo RC Spec, remains faithful to Gran Turismo’s style, with graphics from Gran Turismo overlaid on to the action and the original game’s menu screen at the start of the clip – although with mechanical failures and crashes, it also manages to exceed the game’s levels of simulation.

Gran Turismo RC Spec

Synger has previously recreated other vehicle races and chases, including the pod racing sequence from Star Wars and scenes from Fast and Furious.

You can watch whole video clip below:

Synger has also shared a behind-the-scenes video, showing how the homage was made:

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