"Vision Gran Turismo" Recognized for its Contribution at the Japan Car Design Awards Ceremony
TOKYO, Japan (January 23, 2016) – Gran Turismo was presented with the Golden Marker Special Award at this year’s ceremony of the Japan Car Design Awards held at The Gallery Too in the Minato district. Gran Turismo series producer Kazunori Yamauchi was on hand to accept the prestigious trophy.
According to the judges, Gran Turismo was recognized for working effectively with the world’s most reputed brands since 2013 and “being an instrument to teach how to drive a car for those who are below the legal driving age” and “for educating about cars in general.” They also noted how the popular driving game provided opportunities to car designers around the world to express their wildest imaginations, while broadening the vision of the market.
2015-2016 Japan Car Design Awards
The Award Winners
- Golden Marker Award for Production Cars: Mazda CX-3
- Golden Marker Award for Concept Cars: Yamaha Sports Ride Concept
- Golden Clay Award: Mazda RX-Vision
- Golden Marker Special Award: Gran Turismo
Head Judge: Kyoichi Yamaguchi (Motor Journalist)
Judges: Hideo Kodama (Car Designer), Tsutomu Aoto (Car Designer), Kiyokazu Maki (Coachbuilder), Noriyoshi Kurihara (Car Designer), Masatsugu Arimoto (Design Journalist), Toshiaki Sato (Product Designer), Hayato Furusho (Freelancer Writer), Hironobu Matsunaga (Car Styling Chief Editor).