Following yesterday's teaser, Sony has officially unveiled Gran Turismo 6 at a 15th anniversary party at Silverstone.

Set to go on sale later this year, the sixth generation of the popular racing game promises to offer "new levels of authenticity" as well as new tracks and cars. The game will also have downloadable content and "expanded connectivity with other devices such as smart phones and tablets."

All the vehicles and tracks from Gran Turismo 5 will carryover, but they will be joined by a host of new cars like the Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale, Alpine A110 1600S, Ferrari Dino 246 GT, KTM X-BOW R and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. In total, the game will be launched with 1,200 models and more will be added later on. Players can also personalize a number of cars with aerodynamic parts and custom wheels.

Gran Turismo 6 will also offer new levels of realism thanks to a partnership with Yokohama and KW Automotive. Sony says the two companies acted as technical development partners for the game’s new physics engine.

In a statement Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi said "We’re pleased to deliver GT6 to PlayStation 3 as we have a very loyal community on that platform. However, we have refactored the game to make it very flexible and expandable, with a view to making many future developments. I am very pleased with everything about the new game and the new additions, but the launch will be only the beginning for GT6. The game will continue to develop throughout its life. I already have many ideas for things I want to achieve in the next 15 years of Gran Turismo!”

Check out the press release for additional information

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