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 $100,000, Chevrolet has gone to extreme measures to disguise the test car. In fact, a designated Corvette design team was tasked with developing custom camouflage to conceal the new design elements.
The concealed test prototype continues to undergo extensive performance and durability testing in preparation for final production. Millions of hours will be accumulated through thousands of rigorous performance trials before the car is released later in 2013.
64w ago - Sony Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has announced that three new cars are due out this coming Tuesday as part of the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 2.08 update!
To quote: While we wait patiently for Spike's airing of GT Academy 2012 this fall, we have three new pieces of DLC and Update 2.08 releasing on Tuesday, September 25th to keep you guys battling in Gran Turismo 5.
Nissan GT-R N24 GT Academy '12 ($.99)
Relive the victory with the Nissan GT-R N24 GT Academy '12, winner of the SP8T class in the 2012 Nürburgring 24-hour race.
The GT-R N24 GT Academy was developed by the GT-R development team of Nissan, and set up by software engineers of Gran Turismo. Driven by Gran Turismo series producer Kazunori Yamauchi and the first European GT Academy winner Lucas Ordonez, Team GT Academy won top victory in the SP8T class. Relive the victory at the Nürburgring with this signature GT-R N24.
Subaru BRZ S '12 ($.99)
Enjoy the natural feel of a compact front engine rear wheel drive (FR) sportscar by adding the Subaru BRZ S '12 to Gran Turismo 5.
Sharing the specifications of the Toyota FR-S, the production model prototype was announced at the Tokyo Motorshow in November 2011. In addition to the different front grill and foglights,...
72w ago - Sony European Brand Manager Penrose Tackie has officially announced today that Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition is coming soon to fans!
To quote: I am pleased to announce today a brand new version of Gran Turismo 5 that will be heading your way early this Autumn to celebrate the fourth year of the collaboration with Nissan on the ground-breaking GT Academy program.
Titled Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition, this rather nice package comes brimming with a whole host of extras, including the following content previously available on PlayStation Store:
• Complete Pack (Car Pack, Course Pack, Special Paint Pack, Racing Gear Pack)
• Car Pack 2
• Car Pack 3 and Course Pack 2
• The Nissan GTR driven in this year's Nurburgring 24 hour race by series creator Kazunori Yamauchi.
The price for this exhilarating bundle of fun? €29.99/£19.99 or your local currency equivalent.
Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi had this to say about this special edition package.
GT Academy has captured the imagination of many Gran Turismo fans. It is exciting to watch what Lucas Ordonez, Jordan Tresson, Jann Mardenborough and Bryan Heitkotter in the USA, are achieving in their new racing careers with Nissan.
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...