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[Announcements] Aerodynamic Analyses of Gran Turismo (GT6)

Gran Turismo is an internationally popular and well-known series of racing video games. The wide appeal of the series is largely due to its accurate driving physics simulation, which continues to invoke a revolution in the field of racing games.
The latest title, Gran Turismo 6 (GT6), introduces aerodynamic analyses using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to more accurately simulate the aerodynamics of real vehicles.  Software Cradle Co., Ltd, SC/Tetra CFD software, was used for the aerodynamic analyses which includes realistic body geometry and properly characterized aerodynamic components.

Animation: The analysis results start at 2:00 .

Flow field around the rear wing of a racing car (Analyzed with SC/Tetra)


The Navier Stokes equations are solved by the computer. (Analyzed with SC/Tetra)


Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) will be launched on December 5th, 2013. GT6 enables the user to experience true-to-life sensations while racing, made possible through the physical models that have further evolved through the application of CFD.

The description of CFD using analysis results from SC/Tetra, and the basics of automobile engineering are described in the special booklet "Beyond the Apex" bundled with the special limited launch edition of GT6.


Gran Turismo (GT6) Official Website

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