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Test drive the next generation Corvette in Gran Turismo 5 starting today

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If you own Gran Turismo for the PS3 then you can be one of the fist in the world to take the next generation of Corvette vehicles out for a test drive… virtually of course.

Starting today, players can download the camouflaged Corvette C7 Test Prototype for free from the PS Store and take it out for a spin. Chevrolet will be introducing the real 2014 Corvette on Sunday, January 13th, 2013.

Take a look at the some footage of the vehicle in action right now.

Corvette C7 Test Prototype in Gran Turismo 5:

Read on for the announcement.

When fans fire up their PlayStation 3 (PS3) systems today they'll have a chance to become part of Corvette history. Chevrolet and Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC (SCEA) are giving gamers a first-of-its-kind driving experience by offering a camouflaged Corvette C7 Test Prototype as a vehicle download in the critically acclaimed PS3 racing game Gran Turismo 5.

Chevrolet and Polyphony Digital Inc., the developers of the award-winning Gran Turismo franchise, collaborated to provide an authentic driving experience in a seventh generation Corvette prototype currently available to only a handful of people in the world.

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."

All six previous generations of the Corvette have been available to players of the Gran Turismo series since the game's inception and the Chevrolet nameplate remains one of the most popular vehicles to race. The camouflaged Corvette C7 Test Prototype is immediately available for download through the PlayStation Store from your PlayStation 3 at no additional cost and can be driven on some of the world's renowned race tracks, including Daytona International Speedway and the infamous Nurburgring – one of the track surfaces used in testing to evaluate the new Corvette's driving dynamics.

"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 Inc. "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."

The Gran Turismo series has sold more than 67 million games since its inception and remains the highest-selling PlayStation-exclusive franchise of all time.

Chevrolet will introduce the 2014 Corvette on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. For more information and video content, please visit http://www.one13thirteen.com. Enthusiasts can join the conversation about the next-generation Corvette and keep track of new announcements on Facebook (facebook.com/corvette) and Twitter @Chevrolet(#Corvette). Fans that follow the #one13thirteen hashtag on Twitter can look forward to exclusive updates.



PS3 Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition (Video Game)

Manufacturer: Sony Computer Entertainment
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: driving-simulation-game-genre


A Revolution In Racing

The ultimate version of the best-selling Gran Turismo 5, with the full original version of the game, improved features and functionality from all downloadable game updates through Spec 2.0 included on the disc. An unprecedented collection of over 1,000 jaw-dropping cars, complete with robust online racing and community features, and just about every style of racing imaginable, including road, rally, drift and NASCAR--all in Gran Turismo's signature cutting-edge graphics.


Key Features
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  • Expand the Gran Turismo experience with deep and robust online community features, and challenge friends in the custom race room system with voice chat for the ultimate track day
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