Gran Turismo 6 Pre-Order Details

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I’m not sure anyone saw this, but Gran Turismo 6 suppose to be coming out this holiday season! Which, I can’t wait for! In pre-order, you can get 20 cars… or get 1 million credits. Which one do you prefer to get?

Reference: PlayStation Blog

Gran Turismo 6 on PS3

GT Fans – Having announced Gran Turismo 6 in May at an event celebrating 15 years of Gran Turismo held at Silverstone Circuit, the game’s legendary designer Kazunori Yamauchi released further details and a new trailer at PlayStation’s E3 press conference recently. With over 1,200 cars available at launch (including new FIA GT3 cars), new locations on a grander scale (such as a fascinating location featuring the Gemasolar solar power plant in Spain), new physics, new tire, suspension and aerodynamic modeling, next generation 3D adaptive tessellation and an HDR dynamic range 50 times greater than GT5, Holiday 2013 cannot come soon enough.

To enhance your GT6 experience, we are proud to announce the most extensive and robust pre-order offer for GT to date through participating retailers.

To start, we wanted to make sure our GT fans start off with the most current and unique vehicles that only GT6 can deliver:

4-Car Pack

  • BMW Z4 GT3 ’11
  • Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 ’13
  • Tesla Model S Signature Performance ’13
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7) ’14

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But that’s just the beginning. Check out the exclusive offers we have below:

GameStop Exclusive – 15th Anniversary Edition Upgrade

How would you like to start your Gran Turismo 6 experience this Holiday with 20 unique vehicles? To properly celebrate the 15-year legacy of Gran Turismo, the Gamestop-Exclusive 15th Anniversary Edition includes 16 additional cars as well as your own customized paint chips, race suit, helmet, PSN Avatar, and a copy of Beyond the Apex II app. Each of the combined 20 vehicles will have their own unique enhancements, either visually or performance upgrades.

We’ll have more information on the 15th Anniversary Edition at a later date. For now, check out the entire line-up of 20 vehicles when you pre-order through GameStop

  • BMW Z4 GT3 2011
  • Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 2013
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7) 2014
  • Tesla Motors Model S Signature Performance 2013
  • Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale 2011
  • Alpine A110 1600S 1968
  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage 2010
  • Audi R8 LMS ultra 2012
  • Ford Focus ST 2013
  • Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 2013
  • Honda HSV-010 (SUPER GT) 2011
  • KTM X-BOW R
  • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 2011
  • Lexus IS F Racing Concept 2008
  • Lotus Europa (type54) 1968
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 2011
  • Renault Sport Megane Trophy V6 2011
  • SRT Viper GTS 2013
  • TRD 86 Racing 2008
  • Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 Race Car 2008

Amazon Exclusive – $1 Million In-Game Credit

Want to customize and build your own dream Gran Turismo garage? We’re confident a $1 Million In-Game Credit will help you do just that. In addition to getting the mentioned 4-Car pack, Amazon is offering our GT fans $1 Million In-Game Credit directly at start up, allowing you to buy, build, and race your own line-up of cars. Get a jump start in racing against your competitors online by reserving at Amazon.

For more info, check out www.gran-turismo.com/us.

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GT Acadamy Gamers Banned from Britsh GT Pro-Am

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I want to start this week’s auto blog from “WTF?” news.

Reference: Jalopnik

Expert Gran Turismo Drivers Can’t Race In Real Life Because They’re Too Fast

Since it launched in 2008, Nissan’s GT Academy has repeatedly done something previously thought to be absurd and unrealistic: It has taken people who are really, really good at Gran Turismo and put them in the seats of actual race cars. Look at Spaniard Lucas Ordoñez, who successfully went from gamer to pro driver through the program.

But now the latest crop of GT Academy winners have run into a bit of a roadblock on their path to real-life racing glory: They won’t be allowed to compete in this year’s British GT Championship, according to GT Planet. Why? Because they’re too damned fast, that’s why.

A little backstory: Last year, GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough and his partner, pro driver Alex Buncombe, came very close to winning the British GT’s Pro-Am class in their Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3. That class is supposed to have non-professional “gentleman drivers” (in this case, Mardenborough) who are expected to be slower than the pros. But Mardenborough wasn’t — he was on par the guys who have been doing it professionally for years. Yes, Gran Turismo can make you THAT good.

On this basis, the promoters of the British GT have denied entry to four GT Academy drivers, saying that they’re essentially too good to fit into the pro driver/gentleman driver setup. Here’s what GT Planet quoted series manager Benjamin Franassovici as saying:

GT Academy has shown itself to be a great way to source raw talent and turn that into real racing talent as we saw in British GT last year with Jann Mardenborough. However Nissan’s ability to find such amazing raw talent means that we cannot accept their full season entry for British GT in 2013. Their new recruits have very little racing experience so they have to be on the lowest performance grade. Their talent, going on Jann’s speed last year, doesn’t reflect this lack of experience so it is not fair to put them up against our Pro/Gentleman grid, the basis of British GT3.

Bummer for those guys. But don’t worry — even if they can’t race in the British GT, there are other series they will be expected to compete in this year.

Now, here’s my view. It doesn’t matter if you play GT, Forza or iRacing. There are player that are “fast” in real life too… now, from there there’s a great drivers who not only practice racing in games, but in real life too

Bentley Continental GT3

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After 10 years gone (give or take) from racing world Bentley is bring their Continental GT to 24hrs Le Mans race. I gotta say, I’m interested to see how it perform.

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Also this Continental GT3 has W12 engine and it’s going to be RWD! GT races don’t allow AWD, so Continental GT need to loose that front cv axles.

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They claim that this Continental GT3 weight +-2,200lbs! WAY lighter than road ver Continental.

Now, it sounds great but will it be able to compete against the Porsche, Aston Martins, and Ferraris is a BIG question… what do you think?

Ferrari 599

Chris Harris on Cars sold his Porsche and got himself 599. Is it an upgrade or downgrade? My opinion, it’s an upgrade. I love GT3 and all… but sound of v12 exhaust noise from 599 is amazing. I, myself have seen 599 and FXX raced in local track and gotta say, they make near F1 noise. Just amazing… you just watch that beast past by drooling all over it.