Andretti helps PlayStation promote Gran Turismo 6
Mario Andretti is helping PlayStation promote its new video
game, Gran Turismo 6.
PlayStation is marking the launch of Gran Turismo 6 with the
social video documentary ”First Love,” which focuses on Andretti
and the moment he fell in love with his 1948 Hudson Hornet.
The third chapter of the video documentary was posted to
GT6firstlove.com on Monday. It explains the process of scanning a
rebuilt Hudson Hornet for Gran Turismo 6 and showing the moment the
car was presented to Andretti.
Andretti won the Indianapolis 500 in 1969 and went on to a long,
brilliant career before he retired from IndyCar in 1994. He last
got behind the wheel for a lap in 2003 when he tested a car for son
Michael at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Andretti’s car hit debris
left when Kenny Brack’s car hit the wall, sending his car flying
through the air and flipping end over end. He walked away
Guy W. Longworth, senior vice president of PlayStation Brand
Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America, said Andretti was
perfect to help PlayStation market Gran Turismo 6.
”He’s somebody who’s been incredibly successful in the business
for decades and we wanted to partner with someone who’s as
passionate about race car driving as we are,” he said. ”He was
passionate about our program. He came up with some interesting ways
to bring it to life. We couldn’t have enjoyed working with him
GT6 includes popular series such as the FIA GT Racing, Le Mans
Series, World Rally Championship and NASCAR.