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...
100w 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...