In a revelation that will surely raise some eyebrows, a collaboration between Gran Turismo and iconic french fashion luxury brand Dior was annouced prior to the racing action during the first day of Salzburg esport live event.
Dior's designers have worked on creating a set of racing gear to be added to the game, including a racing suit, gloves, boots and a helmet. The DeTomaso Mangusta has also been chosen as a base for a customized special edition of the car, which will be added in GT7 alongside the other items on August 25th, according to the official Gran Turismo statement - effectively leaking the next update's release date.
This collaboration seems unexpected, when a game like the upcoming Test Drive Unlimited : Solar Crown would have seemed like a much better fit for a high luxury fashion brand, since character customisation and luxury are staples of the TDU series. One can wonder now if the next Gran Turismo esport events will features players wearing Dior items.
Do you think a brand like this being introduced in simracing is a good or bad thing, or does it leave you uninterested ?