If you have a PlayStation 3 and the critically acclaimed Gran Turismo 5 driving simulation game, you can now get behind the wheel of a camouflaged prototype of the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette since it is now available as a free download for game owners.
"Gran Turismo has had many firsts and we're excited to partner with Chevrolet for yet another, bringing the first-ever Chevrolet prototype vehicle into a racing game," said Kazunori Yamauchi, president of Polyphony Digital, the developer behind the Gran Turismo franchise. "As car enthusiasts, we're thrilled to give fans this extraordinary level of access to the seventh-generation Corvette that otherwise would not be possible."
During the creation of the virtual Corvette prototype, careful attention was paid to the tiniest details, from the creases and wrinkles in the soft camouflage used to disguise the new design to specific driving characteristics "that are currently being tuned and refined ahead of the vehicle's official debut in January."
"Until now, only the most skilled drivers on the Corvette team have been authorized to push the test prototypes to the limits on some of the most challenging track surfaces in the world," said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Global Marketing. "Through this unique collaboration with Gran Turismo, Chevrolet is able, for the first time, to give performance-car enthusiasts access to such an exclusive driving experience."
Have you already downloaded the seventh-generation Corvette to your PS3?