Another stand-out car among the Skylines, Supras, and Soarers, the appearance of a niche British brand such as TVR in a Japanese franchise such as Gran Turismo was a surprise, but it did help bring Blackpool’s finest to a new and global audience. And its evocation in the game was certainly faithful to the real thing, being both powerful but also very difficult to drive.

For many fans of the brand, the Griffith is the definitive TVR of the Peter Wheeler era, and the name has now been chosen for the new, Mustang-engined model due on sale very soon. While much of the car culture in Gran Turismo was an export from Japan to the rest of the world, it’s nice to know TVR was among a few manufacturers representing traffic going the other way.