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Gran Turismo 7 release seemingly leaked by PlayStation 5 ad

Published: 3/Nov/2020 17:33

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new ad for Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 5 has appeared to have leaked the launch window for the long-awaited racing game.

As spotted by Canadian forum user ElieTheStig, an autoplay ad on YouTube for the PS5 exclusive showed when the game would be releasing.

With some eagle eyes, the user spotted some words in French in the bottom left corner of the ad which read, “Sortie prévue pour la première moitié de 2021.”

This text translates to: “Release scheduled for the first half of 2021.”

Gran Turismo 7 C7 Corvette
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The Corvette C7 is the first car seen in the official release trailer.

While the game was first announced on June 11 at the PlayStation 5 reveal event, no release date or window had been listed. Now, it would seem like we have our first indication of when players will get their hands on the Polyphony Digital-developed title.

Of course, this could all be an error or potentially even something that was mistranslated by Sony when producing the ad.

The first half of 2021 is essentially January to June, so there are six months where a release is possible if this ad is accurate.

The last three Gran Turismo games released in North America outside of the first six months of the year with November, December and October launches.

Nonetheless, this news is definitely something fans of the series should keep their eyes on, especially with large events such as The Game Awards still coming in 2020. It’s possible that the game’s release date could be confirmed at one of those major shows.

The Grand Turismo series has been a PlayStation staple dating back to 1997 with the release of the first game on the original Sony console. Since then, it has become one of the largest racing franchises in the world with critical acclaim and strong sales.

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Matt LeBlanc’s classic car collection is nothing short of extraordinary

Published: 26/Nov/2020 13:52

by Kieran Bicknell

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While many were surprised to see Friends star and sitcom actor Matt LeBlanc as one of the hosts for BBC’s Top Gear for a stint, it turns out LeBlanc is in fact a massive petrolhead, and has a collection of classic cars that is the stuff of dreams.

Anyone that has watched Friends knows the scene where Matt’s character Joey pretends to own a Porsche. Well, it turns out that there’s a degree of truth in that scene — LeBlanc is a massive fan of the Porsche brand, and has a number of their cars in his fleet.

Unlike most celebrity car collections, however, Matt’s is a lot more classic-oriented than most. From early air-cooled Porsches to unusual Jeeps, he has a classic for almost any occasion, as well as a number of cutting-edge supercars for good measure.

Porsche GT2 RS on track
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Matt’s fastest car is his Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

Matt LeBlanc’s incredible Porsche collection

Porsche clearly hold a special place in Matt’s heart. From the air-cooled ‘widowmaker’ 930 911 Turbo to the cutting-edge 911 GT2 RS, his collection spans a number of decades and styles.

There is a noticeable bias towards the classics here, too. Prior to the 996-era of 911 launching in 1997, Porsche’s engines were mostly air-cooled, and this is where most of Matt’s collection is focused. While there are no doubt some hidden gems that are kept away from public eyes, we do know he owns the following:

  • 2012 911 Carrera GTS
  • 1988 964 (911) Carrera
  • 1987 930 (911) Turbo
  • 2014 911 Turbo S
  • 2016 911 R
  • 2017 911 GT2 RS

Despite his love for Porsche, there’s one he’d never buy: A 914. In an interview with Men’s Journal, he said “I’m not a fan of the 914, though I know there are some die-hard fans out there. I’ll get letters about that.”

Matt LeBlanc Top Gear
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As a well-known car enthusiast, Top Gear was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for LeBlanc.

Matt LeBlanc’s exotic cars

While his biggest love is Porsche, Matt also enjoys dabbling in other brands of four-wheeled transport too.

Satisfying his ‘hot hatch’ requirements is his Ford Focus RS, an all-wheel-drive hatchback complete with ‘drift’ button. He also has a classic American muscle car in the form of a De Tomaso Pantera, complete with its room-shaking V8 engine.

Good friend and previous co-host Chris Harris also revealed that Matt has bought himself a Ferrari Testarossa, which will sit nicely alongside his Pantera, and his other Ferraris — a 360 Modena and 458 Italia.

Perhaps the most unusual car in his collection is a Fiat X1/9. This diminutive, rear-engined Italian sports car must’ve struck a chord with LeBlanc, as it’s totally different from anything else in his collection.


With its mix of iconic classics and modern supercars, Matt’s collection is enviable – just don’t tell him you’re a fan of the Porsche 914, whatever you do.