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Buick Special (2003)

As the Gran Turismo franchise grew, more manufacturers wanted to get involved in the game, but series creator Kazunori Yamauchi also wanted special, one-off models to appear alongside the more mainstream offerings. To achieve that, Kazunori started a partnership with the SEMA modified car show in the US, where he would pick his favourite car of the show and have it rendered for the GT series.

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In 2004, the first fruits appeared in the shape of a heavily customised 1962 Buick Special called Bu’Wicked. This low-riding machine packed a supercharged V8 that you could tune to 831bhp in the game, and meant it was perfect for doing huge burnouts.

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1. Ruf CTR Yellow Bird (1987)2. Honda Integra Type R (1995)3. Suzuki Escudo Pikes PEak Special (1998)4. TVR Cerbera Speed 12 (2000)5. Buick Special (2003)6. Ferrari 599 GTB (2006)7. Nissan GT-R (2007)8. Citroen GT by Citroen (2008)9. Red Bull X2010 (2010)10. Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo (2013)

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