Big, brutal, and unapologetic; the Dodge Viper was a huge contrast to the mainly Japanese content in the original Gran Turismo, and it stood out as something very different in spirit, looks and driving style. Safe to say the same applied in the real world, as although the real Viper’s V10 was often dismissed as a dressed-up truck engine, it in fact benefitted from development input from Lamborghini – then owned by Chrysler.

It may come across as a parody of the simplistic, over-engined American muscle car, but the Viper’s late 1990s domination of GT racing gave it credibility to match the swagger; the GTS coupe versions were especially appealing. These days they retain a loyal following, and offer huge bang for your buck.