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Sega Touring Car Championship (セガ ツーリングカーチャンピオンシップ) is an arcade racing game created by AM-branch office (former AM3) for the Model 2 mainboard in 1996.

German Grand Touring Car Championship

This "Touring Car Championship" is actually based upon the famous Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM) '96 series (German Touring Car Championship) where three European makers were competing at this time. Although the DTM cars are licensed, the three courses named "Country Circuit", "Grünwalt Circuit" & "Brickwall Town" (as well as the bonus stages) are all fictitious. Since the game is released one year after the original version, the SEGA Saturn version includes both DTM'96 series and DTM'97 series. The Toyota Supra is not a DTM car but a JGTC one instead. Retail versions were released on SEGA Saturn system (1997) and PC (1998). This game was such popular in Japan that Colombia Music Entertainment released a music video/racing techniques 45' VHS in the domestic market to promote the SEGA Saturn version. Strangely enough, two rally cars from SEGA Rally Championship made a special appearance to the home console versions, then known as the Toyota Celica GT-Four (ST205) and the Lancia Delta HF Integrale.

SEGA Touring Car Championship Special

Like it was done in 1996 with SEGA Rally Special Stage (セガラリースペシャルステージ), a SEGA Touring Car Championship Special (セガツーリングカーチャンピオンシップスペシャル) attraction version was specially designed for the "Tokyo Joypolis" (in Shinjuku district) theme park featuring real cars instead of the common single/dual-seat cabinet. On this ultimate version, the player physically select his car, seat in the Toyota Supra, AMG-Mercedes C-Class or Alfa Romeo 155 and watch a huge widescreen through the vehicle's windscreen. Changes were made since the original version as now up to three players can race in a multi-player mode, the game is broadcasted live on three public screens, while the Opel Calibra and the external car view were removed from the so-called "Special" version. Later, this rare attraction was made available in the Kyoto and Okayama Joypolis game centers too.

Car lists

Arcade edition
Retail edition

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