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By Viktor Karpenko
Rank: Pit Crew
#15550
I always imagine where the original tracks could be located. Maybe you could share your thoughts about the location of the original tracks? :)

Here's a list of what we've found out so far:
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Apricot Hill Raceway - Gotenba, Japan
Autumn Ring - Italy?
Cape Ring - ?
Deep Forest Raceway - Indianola, Iowa, Usa
Eiger Nordwand - Switzerland
Gran Turismo Arena - Kazunorikhestan lol
Grand Valley Speedway - ?
High Speed Ring - ?
Kart Space - ?
Matterhorn - Switzerland
Special Stage Route 5 - Japan
Special Stage Route 7 - Shuto Kōsokudōro Wangan-sen, Japan
Special Stage Route X - ?
Trial Mountain Circuit - Scotland?
Last edited by Viktor Karpenko on Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:32 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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By Zério
Rank: Pit Crew
#15552
SSR7 is in Japan, it's based on some highway there.
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By Miao
Rank: Champion
#15553
DarkBenedito-BR wrote:SSR7 is in Japan, it's based on some highway there.
SSR7 is based on the Wangan :roll: , here is a picture from the Shuto Expressway
(Shuto Kōsokudōro Wangan-sen).
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Notice how the street lamps and their spacing is almost identical, and similar towers being lit up with light.

Also, the elevation looks quite accurate. :geek:
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By Viktor Karpenko
Rank: Pit Crew
#15572
GodEneru wrote:All the original tracks are located in the great nation of Kazunorikhestan. :loll:
:clap: Well done, with that we found the location of all the original tracks, the land of procrastination, Kazunorikhestan, what a nice place to live.

Jokes aside,
Tsukishima wrote:
DarkBenedito-BR wrote:SSR7 is in Japan, it's based on some highway there.
SSR7 is based on the Wangan :roll: , here is a picture from the Shuto Expressway
(Shuto Kōsokudōro Wangan-sen).
Image
Image
Notice how the street lamps and their spacing is almost identical, and similar towers being lit up with light.

Also, the elevation looks quite accurate. :geek:
Nice findings. :)
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By Miao
Rank: Champion
#15579
Trial Mountain is in Scotland. Image
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By Viktor Karpenko
Rank: Pit Crew
#15590
Tsukishima wrote:Trial Mountain is in Scotland. Image
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:eeek:

I also found out that Autumn Ring may be in Italy due to the green white red color scheme on walls and tents everywhere. :P
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By Miao
Rank: Champion
#15748
Apricot Hill is way more elaborate than you think. Image


I'm pretty sure it's Japan, namely, the farmlands outside of Gotenba in Shizuoka Prefecture, very near Fuji Speedway.

Here's the theory (not mine though...):

The first thing I noticed is that Fuji has almost the exact same fire extinguisher boxes that are at Apricot Hill. Then I noticed that the mountains southeast and southwest of Fuji are the same mountains that are at Apricot Hill.

This is lookin' southeast from turn 1 at Fuji. That sharp peak is Mt. Ashigara.
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The same peak at Apricot Hill, viewed from turn 1 (normal).
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This is Mt. Ashitaka, viewed from turn 1 at Fuji.
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And again, comin' out of turn 1 at Apricot Hill.
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To make sure, I did some overlays for comparison. The lighter ridgelines are from Fuji, superimposed over Apricot Hill. The first one is Mt. Ashigara.
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This one is to the left of Mt. Ashigara. The difference in perspective really shows, but most of the details match up.
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And here's Mt. Ashitaka.
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I guess the only flaw in my grand theory is that Mt. Fuji should be very visible, but is nowhere to be seen. I suppose it's possible that it's not visible all the time due to fog, haze or clouds. It's also possible that it's view is blocked. In the foothills east of Gotenba, near some golf courses, there is a kind of depression where you probably wouldn't be able to see Fuji.

Also, a look at google earth.
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Edit:

Fixed the pictures, 'cause I care about it. d:
Last edited by Miao on Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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By Zério
Rank: Pit Crew
#15778
Or... it could just be PD being lazy with backgrounds. :P
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