Test Drive Corvette C7 in Gran Turismo 5
|Camouflaged Chevrolet Corvette C7 from Gran Turismo 5|
Fans of Sony PlayStation 3’s Gran Turismo 5 get a rare treat today. They get the opportunity to “drive” the forthcoming Chevrolet Corvette C7 before anyone else. The only catch, they have to drive it in the game.
Sony, Polyphony Digital Inc., makers of Gran Turismo 5, and Chevrolet have teamed up to offer a dowloadable virtual version of a camouflaged Corvette C7 prototype to flog around the virtual track.
Careful attention was paid to every crease, crinkle and spec to ensure the in-game driving experience closely matches the actual ‘vette which will be unveiled in January.
Chris Perry, Chevrolet VP of Global Marketing said: “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…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.”
“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,” stated Kazunori Yamauchi, Polyphony Digital Inc. President. “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.”
Chevrolet will unveil the 2014 Corvette C7 on January 13, 2013 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. For more information, check out www.one13thirteen.com.