It is hard to picture where all the years have gone, but the truth is, we’re approaching 19 years given that the 1st Gran Turismo video game burst into the scene back in December 1997. I don’t know about you, but nostalgia kicks in each and every time I don’t forget what it was like playing the original Gran Turismo on the first Sony PlayStation. Contemplating how big the franchise has turn into, it is no surprise that other folks share in my sentiment, such as French filmmaker Alexandre Synger, who went more than and above what you’d expect from an OG Gran Turismo fan by truly recreating certain scenes from the game, like the opening sequence, utilizing radio-controlled cars.
The video you’ll see is an incredible depiction of the original Gran Turismo, proper down to the automobiles – it’s the Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak! – and the open-planet atmosphere. Synger went all-out with this video, going so far as to recreate the menu screens and the auto choice method using the identical RC cars. Best of all, they’re all extremely correct!
It is a worthwhile watch for old college fans of the original Gran Turismo video game. And after you’re done, take some time and look for some of Synger’s other works. He’s also recreated many chase scenes from the Rapidly and Furious film franchise he even has one for the Pod Racer sequence from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. It may be the worst of all the Star Wars motion pictures, but watching Synger’s recreation of the scene is truly quite great as well.
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