For you Gran Turismo 6 players out there, May 27 is when you'll be able to put more Senna in your game with a new DLC package. An Ayrton Senna section in the update menu will offer an Ayrton Senna Tribute that includes new races, video and cars, such as one of the Brazilian's first karts. Also included is the 1985 John Player Special Lotus 97T that he put on pole position seven times that year, just his second in Formula One.
You can get the car the hard way, by securing at least a bronze rating in one of the Senna Challenges with tests like trying try to come close to his actual times on real F1 tracks. Or you can get it the easy way, with in-game credits.
There is a video featurette called Ayrton's Wish that delves into the mission of the Ayrton Senna institute, and more new content added to the tribute site. Check out the press release below.
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