So your car would like to be part of one the most famous auto-racing games in the history of the home arcade, yes? Sony today announces that opportunity. What the fine folks at Sony have done today is to announce that the ninth annual Gran Turismo Awards will be held right alongside the SEMA show (Specialty Equipment Market Association.) In this show, awards will be handed out to a variety of vehicles, the best of which will be chosen to be replicated for the next Gran Turismo video game.
The several categories Sony and SEMA have in mind are best SUV, best hot rod, best domestic car, best European import, and best Asian import. Amongst each of these there will only be one, one car to appear in the next installment of Gran Turismo series. Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi will be the one to select the car that will receive the Best in Show award and that car will be playable in the next game’s installment.
These awards, sadly, will not be open to the general public. If you’re going to get in, you’ll need to be a member of SEMA and able to head to Las Vegas on November 3rd, 2011, to compete with your high-class vehicle. Seem like a few requirements you’re ready to fulfill? Meanwhile we’ve still got Gran Turismo 5 to work with for now- get jammin!