A new update to Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 6 will add new cars and challenges based on the accomplishments of the late Formula One icon Ayrton Senna.

Once the update is installed, a new Ayrton Senna option will be added to the game's main menu. In this new section of the game, you'll be able to take on challenges based on Senna's historic accomplishments, including his pole position times at Monza and Brands Hatch - an F1 season in which Senna tallied an amazing seven pole positions.

By completing challenges, you will can unlock vehicle Senna drove, including a go-kart from early in his career and a Lotus 97T that he drove during his F1 peak.

GT creator Kazunori Yamauchi said, "To racing fans around the world, the name Senna evokes a range of emotions. This speaks volumes about what Ayrton Senna represents to so many people. For me, he is a personal hero; someone who inspired me to go on the course I am on today. I am honored to be able to introduce him to the younger generation of racing fans through Gran Turismo. I feel it is a responsibility and privilege to continue his work and legacy through the Ayrton Senna Institute and am grateful to be able to do my part in fulfilling his wish to improve the lives of the millions of children who are supported by the Institute."

Gran Turismo has also created a new website to help educate gamers on Senna's career and impact on the sport of Formula One racing.

Ayrton Senna's tragic and incredibly compelling life story was told in recent years in a highly acclaimed documentary entitled Senna. You can watch in on popular movie streaming sites like Netflix Instant.

This update was created in partnership with the Ayrton Senna Institute in Brazil.

Our Take
Gran Turismo is first among all racing games for its intense reverence and dedication to the history and culture of racing. While the game itself might need to evolve in the coming years, Kazunori Yamauchi's love of racing is unparalleled, and this is a great gesture towards a legend of racing - and great new content for GT fans.