Gran Turismo 5 Arrives

  • PS3 exclusive
  • More than 1,000 licensed cars
  • Red Bull X1 prototype included

Newly arrived Gran Turismo 5 features more than 1,000 licensed cars from the world’s top manufacturers including a mixture of new and old, and everyday road cars, pure racers and supercars. W

With the line-up including the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Ferrari 458 Italia, the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, GTbyCitroen, McLaren MP4 12C and Nissan GT-R, the only dilemma will be which one to power up first. Unless you prefer to try the VW Samba bus for a novel change.

In addition to an array of vehicles from motor racing’s past and present, Gran Turismo 5 looks to the future with the inclusion of the Red Bull X1. Their challenge was to build the ultimate racing car without the constraint of rules and regulations. The result was the conception of the "Red Bull X1 Prototype". Red Bull Racing even drafted in Formula 1 World Champion driver Sebastian Vettel to perform the virtual shakedown test and give feedback on settings for this Gran Turismo 5 car.

Choose from 26 locations with more than 70 layouts including legendary circuits such as the Nürburgring and the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, all rendered in high definition. Gran Turismo 5 delivers Course Maker, giving you the power to generate your own bespoke circuits so that you can push yourself to the limit, or just choose your favourite location and enjoy the driving experience.

You can race against up to 15 friends or foes on PlayStationNetwork, goad them with taunts on the in game message board, share your photos and track creations or gift them with cars or in-game items.

PlayStation Network ID. GT My Home is the place to manage your car portfolio and your in-game progress. It also gives you access to your own private racing lounge where you can wait for the next race to begin whilst studying the opposition drivers with live race feeds, or jump in to display your own prowess.

In the new GT LIFE, the basic flow of clearing license tests, participating in races, collecting rewards and purchasing more expensive, faster cars has not changed. But now, how you "live" is divided into two separate modes – A-Spec and B-Spec.  In the A-spec mode, you are a racing driver. Getting behind the wheel yourself, you will hone your driving skills, and challenge one race at a time.

For those who want something more than the driving experience, Gran Turismo 5 offers the chance to cross the pit laneand take an alternative career path as Team Director in B-Spec mode. You’ll be keeping a close eye on the competition and playing to your AI drivers’ strengths to ensure they win their races.  B-Spec will help you take your race craft to the next level as you become a savvy strategist. 

Using 3D-compatible televisions with 3D glasses, you can experience a realistic impression never seen before, claims Sony. Another feature is a face tracking function using the PlayStation Eye camera for PlayStation 3. By using facial recognition with the PlayStation Eye, you can move your face to the left and right to move your field of vision whilst driving at exhilarating high speeds.

Standard Edition $119.95
Collector’s Edition $129.95
Signature Edition $299.95