Playstation Press Release:
“Following the announcement of Gran Turismo Sport at Paris Games week, the 13th annual Gran Turismo Awards quickly followed at the Marquee Nightclub inside Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Held during the SEMA Show, the 2015 GT Awards sought to find the best cars from five different categories (Best Truck or SUV, Hot Rod, Domestic Automobile, Asian Import, and European Import) by calling on experts from the automotive media and industry tastemakers.
Of the thousands of vehicles shown at SEMA Show this year, the automotive media experts narrowed the five category selections down to the following:
Best Domestic – 1970 Dodge Charger
Judging Expert – Autoblog
Best Euro – 1985 BMW 535i
Judging Expert – Hoonigan
Best Import – 1973 Datsun 240Z
Judging Expert – Super Street
Best Hot Rod – 1978 Ford Mustang Hard Top
Judging Expert – Bangshift
Best Truck – 1968 Chevrolet C10 Pro-Touring
Judging Expert – Truck Trend Network
In the end, Gran Turismo creator and series producer, Kazunori Yamauchi selected the 1973 Datsun “Fugu Z” 240Z owned by Sung Kang of the Fast and Furious film franchise, and built with Greddy Racing and partners.