Gran Turismo 5: Prologue North American Details

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Published on March 6th, 2008

The first details on the North American version of Gran Turismo 5: Prologue have been released, with new information on vehicles, tracks, and additional features.

“This impressive vehicle lineup and the additional features that cater to North American racing fans are great compliments to Gran Turismo 5 Prologue’s stunning 1080p graphics and revolutionary online features,” said Scott A. Steinberg, VP of product marketing at SCEA.

Vehicles, Tracks and Additional Features Confirmed for Gran Turismo(TM)5 Prologue in North America

Famed Racing Franchise’s 5th Installment Will Include Over 60 Vehicles, Six
Tracks and a Host of Additional Features for North American PLAYSTATION(R)3
Users

FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer
Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the robust vehicle
roster, track list and a host of additional features for the April 17 North
American availability of Gran Turismo(TM)5 Prologue, exclusively on
PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)). Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is the latest
installment of the billion dollar selling racing franchise and intense
precursor to Gran Turismo(TM)5. Headlining the roster of over 60 vehicles
and 14 additional tuned cars is the Ferrari 599, the Nissan GT-R and the
Audi R8 4.2 FSI R Tronic. Players can race these cars and many more around
six meticulously rendered tracks, including Daytona International
Speedway(R), London City track and a series favorite, High Speed Ring.
Furthermore, additional features will be available to North American
consumers, including a Drift Mode, Car Tuning, two-player split screen
racing and a new set of offline and online Race Events.

“This impressive vehicle lineup and the additional features that cater
to North American racing fans are great compliments to Gran Turismo 5
Prologue’s stunning 1080p graphics and revolutionary online features,” said
Scott A. Steinberg, vice president, product marketing, SCEA. “Fans are sure
to be pleased with the first Gran Turismo product for sale on PLAYSTATION
3.”

Vehicle Roster
Acura NSX ‘91
Alfa Romeo 147 TI 2.0 TWIN SPARK ‘06
Alfa Romeo Brera Sky Window 3.2 JTS Q4 ‘06
Amuse S2000 GT1 Turbo
Amuse/Opera Performance Gran Turismo 350Z RS
Art Morrison Corvette’60
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe ‘06
Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic ‘07
Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro ‘07
Blitz Dunlop ER34 ‘07
BMW 135i Coupe ‘07
BMW 135tii ‘08
BMW M3 Coupe ‘07
BMW Z4 ‘03
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) Tuned Car
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 ‘06
Citroen C4 Coupe 2.0VTS ‘06
Clio Renault Sport V6 24V Tuned Car
Daihatsu Copen Active Top ‘02
Daihatsu OFC-1 ‘07
Dodge Viper GTS
Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe
Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe Tuned Car
Ferrari 512BB ‘76
Ferrari 599 ‘06
Ferrari F40 ‘92
Ferrari F430 ‘06
Ford Focus ST ‘06
Ford GT ‘05
Ford GT Tuned Car
Ford Mustang V8 GT Coupe Premium ‘07
Honda Integra TYPE R ‘04
Honda NSX Type R ‘02
Jaguar XK Coupe ‘06
Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione ‘91
Lexus IS F ‘07
Lexus IS F Tuned Car
Lotus Elise 111R ‘04
Lotus Elise 111R Tuned Car
Lotus Elise ‘96
Lotus Elise Tuned Car
Mazda Atenza Sport (2007 Tokyo Motor Show reference exhibit)
Mazda RX-7 (FD) Special Tuned Car
Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) ‘02
Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) Tuned Car
Mazda RX-8 Type S ‘03
Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG ‘02
Mine’s BNR34 Skyline GT-R N1 base ‘06
Mini Cooper-S ‘06
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR ‘05
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Premium Package ‘07
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Tuned Car
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR Tuned Car
Nissan Fairlady Z Version S ‘07
Nissan GT-R ‘07
Nissan GT-R Proto ‘05
Nissan Skyline Coupe (V36) Tuned Car
Nissan Skyline Coupe 370GT Type SP ‘07
Nissan Skyline Coupe Concept ‘07
Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II Nur ‘02
Nissan Skyline Sedan 350GT Type SP ‘06
Peugeot 207GTI ‘07
Peugeot 307cc Premium AVN ‘04
RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7
Renault Clio Renault Sport V6 24V ‘00
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STI spec C Type RA ‘05
Subaru Impreza WRX STI (18inch BBS Wheel Option) ‘07
Suzuki Cappuccino ‘95
Suzuki Cappuccino Tuned Car
Suzuki Cervo SR ‘07
Suzuki Swift Sport ‘07
Suzuki Swift Sport Tuned Car
TVR Tamora ‘02
TVR Tuscan Speed 6 ‘00
Volkswagen Golf GTI ‘01
Volkswagen Golf V GTI ‘05
Track List

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will feature six tracks, each with two track
layouts.

Suzuka Circuit Eiger Nordwand
Fuji Speedway London City Track
Daytona International Speedway(R) High Speed Ring

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Additional Features for North America

– Drift Mode — The player’s drifting technique is measured based on
drift angles, racing lines, and speeds within evaluation zones located
at various turns on the course.
– In Depth Car Tuning — Players have the ability to adjust the
vehicle’s performance, including power, weight, tires and suspension.
– Two-player Split Screen Racing — Allows players to race head-to-head
against friends and foes offline.
– New Race Events — New racing events and time trials are available for
players to race both offline and online. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
supports up to 16 players racing online simultaneously.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will feature various innovative and
revolutionary modes to harness the PS3’s capabilities while further
developing an automotive lifestyle and global community. Among them is Gran
Turismo(TM)TV, a new dedicated online channel available exclusively from
PLAYSTATION(R)Network that delivers worldwide motorsport programming and
manufacturer content. A new in-cockpit view features real-time gauges and
human animations that accurately represent the true performance and
handling of each vehicle. More dynamic and adjustable Artificial
Intelligence, a user homepage called My Page and a new physics engine round
out some of the other features players can expect in Gran Turismo 5
Prologue. To extend the realistic driving experience, Prologue is also
compatible with the new DUALSHOCK(R)3 wireless controller, which has
vibration functionality.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available for $39.99 SRP on Blu-ray
Disc(TM) (BD) and as a download via PLAYSTATION(R)Store. The BD version
will offer added value with an exclusive behind-the-scenes High Definition
(HD) video feature called “Beyond the Apex”.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating for
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is “E” for “Everyone.” For more information about
the ESRB visit http://www.esrb.org.