New varities of racing that he's thinking about as well as graphic touches
IGN: What kind of customization will we be able to see in Gran Turismo HD? Will we be able to see a deeper level of customization than what has been seen in previous GT games? Like, will we be able to tune the aero parts of the car and add vinyls? Or will this newest GT continue to focus mainly on engine and suspension tuning?
Kazunori: (Brings up GT HD's car-select screen and selects a Skyline - which just so happens to fill up the entire screen.) We may not be able to provide this immediately off the bat when we launch, but the cars we are designing/modeling for PS3... you see that line separating the bumper from the body? That (bumper) comes off. Again, previously a car model in GT 4, it was one skin. Now you can take parts off, because the cars are made up of components. So for this Skyline, for instance, you can take off the front bumper and replace it with something else.
IGN: Is the plan to get licensed aero kits like C-West and Mugen? Or will all the aero kits be GT-original designs?
Kazunori: It would be a combination of both, actually.
About his car collection
IGN: You mentioned your love for Le Mans and Formula 1. Previous GT games have had an unlockable F1-style car, but no real F1-style race. Will we be seeing more Le Mans-style and F1 cars in GT HD?
Kazunori: My goal is to try to expand even further than where we are now... I'd like to include vehicles like the midget race cars...
IGN: Really? I bet no one would have thought you'd want to include midget race cars in the GT series... Speaking of cars that go sideways, previous GT games have featured real-life D1 cars. I guess that this is more of a PS3 technical question, but many of today's D1 cars use chrome/reflective vinyl graphics. Do you think that the PS3 will be able to accurately replicate these chrome graphics?
Kazunori: Yes. PS3 should allow for that.
And about the next car he wants and Nissan
IGN: Last thing we can think of... we know you're a huge car nut. We know all about your Ford GT - especially as the Ford people always drop your name when we talk with them...
Kazunori: I'm waiting on my second GT, actually...
IGN: A second one? Wow! We also know that you have an EVO 5... What other cars do you have in your personal collection? And what are you hoping to buy next?
Kazunori: I have a 350Z. It's a high-tune machine, is naturally-aspirated and puts out 350 horsepower. It's not bad.
IGN: No. Not bad at all.
Kazunori: I have an S2000, it a full racing car. It has a full carbon fiber body - the works. I also have a Mercedes AMG SL55, Porsche GT3...
IGN: That's quite a car collection. So what's the next vehicle you'd like to add to your garage?
Kazunori: I'm having a hard time choosing. I'm still waiting for that second GT, but after that I'd have to say the new Nissan GT-R.
IGN: Have you had a chance to drive the new GT-R yet?
Kazunori: Not yet.
IGN: Really? We hear that you get all of this top-level access to all these cars. We figured you'd have already driven the car by now.
Kazunori: I'm very close with the people who develop the car, so I do get the opportunity to talk with them and I do get input.