Gran Turismo has become a household brand among racing fans thanks to the inclusion of a wide variety of cars. In all of the Gran Turismo games, some cars are prestigious in the sense that they rarely appeared in the games’ car lists. They are extremely valuable and keeping some of them in your collection meant everything in the world.
So, with that in mind, here are 10 of the rarest cars to appear in the history of Gran Turismo.
Light Car Company Rocket ’07
The Light Car Company Rocket is an open cockpit roadster that only appears in Gran Turismo 6. It was designed by legendary designer Gordon Murray. This car appears to have been modeled after a Grand Prix car from the 1950s. Behind the driver’s seat is where you’ll find both the horizontally mounted 4-cylinder engine that comes standard on the Yamaha FJ1000 motorcycle as well as the sequential shifting transmission.
Venturi Atlantique 600 LM
The Venturi Atlantique is a supercar that appears in Gran Turismo 2. It is undeniably enjoyable to drive for sure. In addition to that, it was the GT1 variant that competed in the actual 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995. Although it did not end up finishing the race nor wasn’t classified. Due to the fact that it is only seen in the second game, it is without a doubt deserving of a spot on this list of rare cars in the history of Gran Turismo.
Gillet Vertigo ’97
The Gillet Vertigo is a favorite among Gran Turismo fans for its sleek design and livery. What’s unique about the ’97 version of the car is that it only appears in Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec. It can be purchased from the Gillet dealership for over 1 million credits. It can also be won as a prize by winning the Passage to Colosseo endurance event or the European Championship event.
In addition, from GT4 onwards, the 2004 version of the car appears, so the ’97 version is rare for sure.
Lister Storm V12 ’94
Equipped with a Jaguar V12 engine under the hood, the Lister Storm is an exquisite car that only appears in Gran Turismo 2. In addition to that, the body is made of an aluminum honeycomb monocoque with a carbon composite roof to finish it off. This road car variant is unique as it doesn’t appear in any other GT game. The racing version of the Storm appears from Gran Turismo 3 onwards.
Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Version ’96
The ’96 Suzuki Pikes Peak is a great hill climb rally car that appears in Gran Turismo 2. With a pair of turbochargers, the mid-mounted engine produces a near-1,000 horsepower peak output. Many Gran Turismo 2 players are familiar with this rally car as it can easily outperform any other car on any track.
Lunar Roving Vehicle LRV-001 ’71
Now, you might be thinking, a Lunar vehicle? In Gran Turismo? To answer both questions, absolutely. Boeing was responsible for the construction of this vehicle, which was used during the Apollo 15 space mission as the primary mode of transportation. This only appears in Gran Turismo 6 in the series. Even in that case, you won’t be able to buy it or own it because the Lunar Exploration game mode is the only place where it can be driven.
Fittipaldi EF7 VGT
The EF7 VGT is a concept supercar envisioned by two-time F1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi and is designed by Pininfarina. In fact, it is the only VGT car to be sold in real life. The supercar was produced in limited quantity and is rumored to have stopped production around 2018.
The car appears only in Gran Turismo Sport at the moment. But, it might appear in Gran Turismo 7 although it is highly unlikely.
The Vector M12 has a commanding presence, thanks to the fact that it is powered by a Lamborghini V12, and it is also a lot of fun to drive. A five-speed manual transmission, which is attached to the Vector’s mid-mounted engine, is responsible for providing power to the vehicle’s rear wheels. This car has only made its appearance in Gran Turismo 2.
Additionally, Gran Turismo 3 planned to include it, but it never made it into the game. Thus it’s definitely a rarity on the list.
The Ford GT90 is a name that’s probably familiar to you if you’re a fan of supercars from the ’90s. It is a breathtaking sight to behold, both because of its stunning ice white exterior and its blue interior. Due to the fact that it was only a concept automobile, it was never actually put into production. The ‘New Edge’ design philosophy made its debut in the automotive world with the Ford GT90, which was the first vehicle to incorporate it.
It makes its only appearance in Gran Turismo 2 and even then you can’t buy it. The GT90 can be unlocked as a prize by winning the Seattle Circuit 100 miles.
Nike One ’22
The final car on our list is the Nike One ’22, which makes its debut in Gran Turismo 4. It is the only one of its kind in the game. In fact, Nike and Polyphony Digital worked together on this concept vehicle that looks like something out of science fiction. In addition to that, it came equipped with an eight-speed transmission and had a maximum speed of 230 miles per hour.
With Gran Turismo 7 released this year, fans have been hoping that it makes an appearance in the game. But until then it belongs on this list of rarest cars in Gran Turismo history.