Update: The Senna Tribute with DAP Kart, WSR F3, and Lotus 97T is coming to GT6 before the end of this week to ensure a global release. Stay tuned for more info on the free in-game update at gran-tursimo.com.
Since the announcement of the partnership between Gran Turismo and the Ayrton Senna Institute last year, we’ve been working hard to reveal more details on how you can celebrate the life and achievements of the racing legend. I’m excited to share with you all that on May 27th, a new content update will be coming for GT6 owners that includes the Ayrton Senna Tribute, which is the culmination of this long term partnership. The Ayrton Senna Tribute content update will let you trace the roots of his racing career and relive some of Senna’s best moments, including his pole position laps on circuits such as Brands Hatch and Monza.
Starting May 27th, a dedicated Ayrton Senna section will become available on the main menu when you download the update. The content release includes one of Senna’s first go-karts, built by DAP, which helped start his racing career, and the Lotus 97T that Senna drove during his second Formula 1 season in 1985 when he tallied seven poles.
Earn a bronze or better in any of the Senna Challenges and you’ll receive the car. In addition, Senna Challenges place racers in the same courses driven by Senna, challenging them to beat his legendary lap times. Those include:
- Lotus 97T
- Course: Monza ’85 layout
- Target Time: Senna’s pole position time 1’25.084
- Lotus 97T
- Course: Brands Hatch ’85 layout
- Target Time: Senna’s pole position time 1’07.169
You’ll also have the option to purchase the car with in-game credits from the Ayrton Senna dealership without having to complete the seasonal event.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the recently updated tribute site that follows Senna’s life and career, which we’ve had the honor to work with the Senna family to produce, as well as the short film, “Ayrton’s Wish” which documents how the Ayrton Senna Institute has continued his legacy of helping shape the lives of children in Brazil on their way to success.