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Gran Turismo 6 adds Bathurst circuit

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Polyphony Digital's next installment in the Gran Turismo racing franchise, Gran Turismo 6, will feature Australia's Bathurst circuit, the developer announced today.

The Bathurst circuit, also known as Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, hosts the Bathurst 12 Hour motor race and the Bathurst 1000 in New South Wales, Australia. According to Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi, adding the track "only seemed right."

"Since its inception 15 years ago, Gran Turismo has listened to fan feedback and added extra features so that we now offer 1,200 cars and 33 circuits from all across the world," Yamauchi said. "It seems only right that the legendary Mount Panorama circuit is included as fans will now have a chance to drive one of the toughest tracks out there. Described by some as Australia's very own Nürburgring, this is a formidable track that will provide an exciting new challenge for PlayStation gamers."

Watch the video above for a look at the game's Bathurst concept. The Bathurst track will also be featured in Forza Motorsport 5 this year for the first time in the franchise.

Gran Turismo 6 ships worldwide for PlayStation 3 Dec. 6. For more on Gran Turismo and car culture, check out our interview with Yamauchi.