Gran turismo

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Gran Turismo is Italian for grand touring or "grand tourisme". These terms are used to describe long distance or endurance races like 24 hours of Le Mans, Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, Carrera Panamericana and the high-powered sportscars which compete there. Some examples are the Ferrari 250 GTO and Porsche 911 GT3.

After these famous races and cars, several road cars and even computer games adopted the Gran Turismo name: