The world famous Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, Bathurst, will feature in Gran Turismo 6, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia and Polyphony Digital have announced.

Located in New South Wales, the circuit held its first race - the Australian Grand Prix - back in 1938, and is now the home of the Bathurst 12 Hour and the Bathurst 1000 races.

"We are very pleased to be able to include Bathurst in our expanded selection of race tracks available in Gran Turismo 6," said Kazunori Yamauchi, the Gran Turismo creator and president of Polyphony Digital.

"Since its inception 15 years ago, Gran Turismo has listened to fan feedback and added extra features so that we now offer 1,200 cars and 33 circuits from all across the world. It seems only right that the legendary Mount Panorama circuit is included as fans will now have a chance to drive one of the toughest tracks out there. Described by some as Australia's very own Nürburgring, this is a formidable track that will provide an exciting new challenge for PlayStation gamers."

Gran Turismo 6 will be released December 6.


That's this year's two biggest racing simulators now confirmed to feature the Bathurst circuit.