47w ago - Sony Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has announced today alongside a video that the exclusive Gran Turismo 5 2014 Corvette Stingray PS3 DLC is free on PSN beginning tomorrow.
Below are the details, to quote: Arriving exclusively for Gran Turismo 5 this Tuesday, the 2014 Corvette Stingray DLC will be available for free through PlayStation Store.
Officially announced at the LA Auto Show last November, Polyphony Digital and Chevrolet worked very closely for months in developing an exclusive firsthand driving experience of the Corvette C7 in Gran Turismo 5.
Since its introduction, nearly 500,000 people around the world have driven the camouflaged Corvette Test Prototype. And now, only just the day after the Corvette Stingray's world debut at the North American International Auto Show, the DLC will be available exclusively through PS Store starting Tuesday.
During the creation of the virtual Corvette Stingray, careful attention was paid to the tiniest details of the new design inside and out, as well as to the enhanced performance and driving characteristics – right down to the shift schedule for the 7-speed...
54w ago - Sony Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has posted up a video today introducing the new Gran Turismo 5 PS3 DLC, specifically the Corvette C7 Test Prototype below!
To quote: For weeks now, members of GTplanet have been speculating about the mysterious discovery of a camouflaged Corvette C7 appearing on the game's screen saver session.
Well the rumors are true - officially announced today at the LA Auto Show, Chevrolet and Polyphony Digital have been working very closely for months in developing an exclusive first-hand driving experience by offering a camouflaged Corvette C7 Test Prototype in Gran Turismo 5. The DLC is now available for free through the PlayStation Store.
With spy photos valued at an estimated $100,000, Chevrolet has gone to extreme measures to disguise the test car. In fact, a designated Corvette design team was tasked with developing custom camouflage to conceal the new design elements.
The concealed test prototype continues to undergo extensive performance and durability testing in preparation for final production. Millions of hours will be accumulated through thousands of rigorous performance trials before the car is released later in 2013.
76w ago - Sony European Brand Manager Penrose Tackie has announced news of two new Gran Turismo 5 PS3 DLC packs incoming today, namely Twin Ring Motegi Pack and Scion FR-S 12.
To quote: The online portion of GT Academy 2012 may have ended, but that doesn't mean you should stop playing Gran Turismo 5!
Hitting the PlayStation Store update this week are two new exciting DLCs - The Twin Ring Motegi Pack and Scion FR-S 12.
Twin Ring Motegi Pack (2 tracks, 4 layouts)
The Twin Ring Motegi is a racing circuit located in Japan that has both an oval and road course. The 2.4km oval 'Superspeedway' is mainly used as the stage for American motorsports, while the 4.8km road course is used for races like the Super GT and Formula Nippon.
In addition to these two tracks, the Twin Ring Motegi Pack also includes the West and East courses that are formed by separating the first and latter half of the road course, letting you enjoy the different technical layouts of the Motegi Track
Scion FR-S '12
The long awaited compact FR (front engine, rear wheel drive) sportscar from Scion carries a 2-liter horizontally opposed engine that gives it a very low center of gravity and great weight distribution, and the car is specifically...
99w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Brian Dunn has announced today that new Gran Turismo 5 PS3 DLC is incoming this Tuesday, and will include Car Pack 3 alongside a Speed Test Course with details below!
To quote: Hey, GT fans! I'm happy to announce our third batch of premium downloadable content coming to Gran Turismo 5 next Tuesday, January 17, along with some updates to the game itself.
The first piece of content is Car Pack 3 for $5.99, featuring six new cars from both past and present.
Download Car Pack 3 to get your hands on Lamborghini's latest flagship model, the Aventador, along with the Jaguar XJR-9 LM racecar, Aston Martin V12 Vantage, the 66′ Volkswagen 1200, Mini Cooper S Countryman, and the new Nissan Leaf.
The second piece of new DLC is the Speed Test Course Pack featuring the Route X test course, which will be available for $3.99. If you caught the PDI-made promotional trailer for the new Acura NSX Concept vehicle (that's right, the NSX is back!!), you've already seen a sneak peek of this new track.
Route X is a massive oval with giant banking corners, allowing you to test your vehicles' maximum speed and performance, plus some beautiful vistas to rush by at 200mph. You'll be...
104w ago - Today Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Brian Dunn has announced that new PS3 DLC and update 2.02 is coming to Gran Turismo 5 next week!
To quote: We're excited to announce all of the new content coming to Gran Turismo 5 next week, including our second round of DLC.
Next week you'll be able to download Car Pack 2 for $3.99 and add some fantastic new rides to your garage.
Car Pack 2 includes the 2011 Mini Cooper S, 2010 Volkswagen Golf VI R, 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R, and the new and improved 2012 Nissan GT-R Black edition R35.
There's more good news, because as a special gift anyone who purchased anything from the first batch of DLC will get unlock the Gran Turismo Racing Kart 125 SP and five New Car Refresh cards in the game for free.
The refresh cards will take any car back to being 'as good as new' while maintaining any modifications or paint jobs you have given your motors. To take advantage of this offer, you'll need to install the new downloadable update hitting next week.
The free downloadable update coming next week will also add several new enhancements to GT5 as well as correcting some reported issues. A few examples of the benefits of update 2.02 include:
• Users can now change wheels on Standard cars