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Something that's been playing on my mind for years.

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 5' started by Rhys Gardiner, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. More of a general GT series topic than a GT5 one, but I figured this was the best place to put it.

    Am I the only one who's noticed that a select few of the fictional tracks in Gran Turismo resemble real life tracks from the air? I've noticed that Apricot Hill looks vaguely like Spa and Tokyo R246 resembles Mosport. I'm talking aerial layout-wise... anyone think this was intentional?
  2. Probably very much so.

    In Forza 1, Blue Mountain was so obviously inspired by Mount Panorama, and Alpine Ring by A1 Ring.
  3. I can see corners resembling The Esses, The Chase, Murray's and Hell Corner in a map of Blue Mountains Raceway, but Alpine Ring doesn't seem to resemble the A1-Ring much from the air.

    Here are maps of Apricot Hill and Tokyo R246 compared with Spa and Mosport:

    apricothill.jpg 260px-Spa-Francorchamps_of_Belgium.svg.png
    tokyo.jpg Mosport-RC-track-elevation-map.jpg
  4. The run up to the first corner at Alpine Ring was very A1 Ring as was the a couple of other corners, notably T3 (?) and the whole feel of the track.