Turbo Out Run was released in February 1989 in Japan.
The catchy music that plays during the ''car upgrade'' section is the same music used in the upgrade section of Sega's "Hot Rod
" game and also the shop section of their 1986 shoot-em-up, "Fantasy Zone
". The catchy music was also remixed and used in the team select screen of Sega's "Dynamite Baseball '97
Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Super Sonic Team : G.S.M. SEGA 3 - PCCB-00009) on 21/10/1989.