« Gran Turismo » the film is ready to premiere on Aug. 11, and shortly after one of many vehicles used throughout filming will go up for public sale.
Silverstone Auctions will oversee the sale on Aug. 25 of on an R35 Nissan GT-R GT3 race automobile that appeared within the film. The film is predicated on the real-life story of Jann Mardenborough, who earned a race seat taking part in the « Gran Turismo » video video games by means of the Nissan GT Academy program.
The automobile has connections to each the film and the real-life GT Academy program, in response to the public sale itemizing. Mardenborough was a stunt driver within the Gran Turismo film, driving the GT-R a number of instances, however he additionally drove it in precise races in Europe.
The automobile’s racing historical past features a ninth-place end on the 2015 24 Hours of Nürburgring. It wore a black livery in that race in remembrance of a spectator killed at a earlier race on the ‘Ring in a crash involving Mardenborough and one other GT-R.
Nissan GT-R GT3 from Gran Turismo
This GT-R was additionally owned by Darren Cox, founding father of GT Academy, the public sale itemizing states.
Cox and Mardenborough’s hopes for a long-term future with Nissan rested on the GT-R LM Nismo, an LMP1 prototype that competed within the prime class on the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. The unorthodox automobile, which featured a front-engine format (and front-wheel drive) to accommodate downforce-generating ducts, proved sluggish and unreliable in its solely race look. Nissan’s worldwide manufacturing unit racing efforts had been scaled again after that humiliation.
A GT-R LM Nismo is not prone to come up for public sale anytime quickly, however this GT-R is a real film automobile anticipated to promote for between 225,000 and 275,000 British kilos, equal to $289,000 to $354,000 at present trade charges. Possibly it will likely be much less if Gran Turismo seems to be a nasty film, and both manner the auctioneer claims it is in ready-to-drive situation, so it will probably nonetheless be a usable monitor automobile.