Top Gear’s greatest driving road in the world looks like it will be making an appearance in Gran Turismo 5.
So not only will Top Gear’s test track be included in Polyphony Digital’s eventual Gran Turismo 5 release, the show’s greatest driving road in the world, the Stelvio Pass, may also be making an appearance.
Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond went on a search for their fantasy driving road at the beginning of the 10th series, arriving at the glorious Stelvio Pass.
This road, located in Italy, is the highest mountain pass in the Eastern Alps at almost 2800 meters.
So what makes us think that the Stelvio Pass will be featured as one of Gran Turismo 5’s seventy tracks? In Polyphony Digital’s latest promotional video for Toyota’s FT-86 Concept, you should be able to spot the similarities between the real-life Stelvio Pass and what is shown in this GT5 video. For example, NeoGaf user SolidSnakex has created the following image comparison.
We’ve included the Toyota FT-86 concept trailer below, with an adjoining real-life drive through the Stelvio Pass (by MyWildBerries) for you to compare. Also enjoy the Gran Turismo 5 screenshot galleries below (click to enlarge).
Gran Turismo 5 is set for a March 2010 release in Japan, and will be coming to the US and Europe a little later.