A few weeks back, we gave you a taste of Gran Turismo's First Love video series. It chronicled the efforts to rebuild a 1948 Hudson, just like the first race car of Mario Andretti. That piece was seriously cool and entertaining, but this latest video is even better.

This is the reunion of Andretti and the Hudson, with the car being as close to Andretti's original steed as possible. It wears the red paint, white racing stripes and chain to hold the driver's door closed, while a number of other details are enough to stir memories in the old racer. Naturally, Andretti needed to take the old beast out for a spin on a dirt track.

Of course, there is some marketing stuff to get through before moving to the sentimental part. Polyphony Digital's GT team details its process of recording cars like the Hudson that will end up being rendered in the game. Each vehicle is subject to photos from nearly every angle, and is then three-dimensionally scanned. As we mentioned in our last piece about this series, gamers will be able to drive Andretti's Hudson in Gran Turismo 6. Take a look below to watch the entire video, it's worth it.


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      Kent Kangley
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mario has always been a favorite driver of mine, and I love this video. Coincidentally I just picked up GT6 last night.
        4gasem
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kent Kangley
        If you don't already have it, get the documentary "Super Speedway". It's narrated by Paul Newman and Mario Andretti. Great watch! I watch it a couple of times a year.
          Kent Kangley
          • 1 Year Ago
          @4gasem
          Never even heard of it. Thanks for the heads up!
      riazndarkmage
      • 1 Year Ago
      I live about 20 minutes from his house, a few months ago they were filming him with his "car" not sure which one, Down the street from me at a gas station/repair shop wondering if it had anything to do with gt6
      davebo357
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am going to destroy the hell out of that thing in online races.
      rogersterryd
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why did i had missed the finale on GT Academy last night :(
      Andrew Mabey
      • 1 Year Ago
      If they're sound teams really come out and record the cars everytime they look at a car, why do they still sound so bad?
        lsd265
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andrew Mabey
        I have seen various videos over the years of them recording sounds of the cars, it seems to more of a game program problem, they recently said they were going to do the sounds in a completely new way which should reproduce the sounds more accurately. this will be an update later for GT6.
        Ashley Wolf
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andrew Mabey
        All recorded sounds by Polyphony go through a synthesizer, that's when most of the oomph is lost in the GT series. In Forza, sound is directly recorded on a Dyno, then slightly refined, then applied to the game. That's why it sounds more natural and raw.
      lsd265
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've been driving this car in gran turismo 6. it's really fun and the detail is great. I love the old engine.
      Dan Murphy
      • 1 Year Ago
      This was a really very touching and moving story. Loved it.
      schwinnsnstuff
      • 1 Year Ago
      it is about time that reality TV is entertaining .mario was the best ..GO HUDSON