logo corporate
september 12, 2019 - Porsche

Porsche and Polyphony Digital Inc. extend strategic partnership

Porsche and the Japanese video game development studio #polyphonydigital Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment, increase their collaboration.

During the International Auto Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, the partners announced to launch two new cars for “Gran Turismo Sport”, a video game developed exclusively for PlayStation4 console: the Taycan Turbo S and the design study “917 Living Legend”. The Taycan Turbo S is the top model of the first all-electric sports car from #porsche. In addition, designers from #porsche are currently developing the #porsche Vision Gran Turismo Project, which is then being turned into a drivable virtual car by #polyphonydigital Inc. It is expected to appear by the end of next year.

“Motorsport is part of our DNA and racing games offer great opportunities to drive a #porsche yourself on the racetrack,” says Kjell Gruner, Vice President Marketing at #porsche AG. “The multi-award-winning ‘Gran Turismo’ franchise is the perfect partner for offering our fans the opportunity of having a #porsche experience in racing games. To further strengthen our esports engagement also has highest priority.”

“Since 2017, you can drive #porsche cars in ‘Gran Turismo Sport’. By integrating the Taycan Turbo S and the ‘917 Living Legend’ car in ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ and by working on the #porsche Vision Gran Turismo project, we are further strengthening our partnership,” says Kazunori Yamauchi, series Producer and President of #polyphonydigital Inc.

 Three new highlights

The #porsche Taycan Turbo S will be made available on “Gran Turismo Sport” as part of a free content update by October 2019. It was possible thanks to development teams from Stuttgart and Tokyo working closely together during the past nine months. Besides a detailed representation of the interior with animated instruments, #porsche and #polyphonydigital Inc. recreated the car’s unique #porsche Electric Sport Sound and its performance as well as the driving characteristics on the race track.

Furthermore, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 917, #porsche will bring the design study “917 Living Legend” into “Gran Turismo Sport”. Since #porsche won the 24 hours race of Le Mans for the first time in 1970 with a 917, the car is among the most important racing cars in the motorsport history of the brand. By the exclusive integration into “Gran Turismo Sport”, #porsche and #polyphonydigital Inc. will be combining tradition and innovation. The launch will take place within the first half of 2020.

With the #porsche Vision Gran Turismo project, the #porsche Design team is exploring new horizons. For the first time, a virtual sports car concept which is not linked to series production will be developed which makes a visionary interpretation of the #porsche design DNA possible.