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Although the Gran Turismo 5 is going to be released on 26th of March, Topspeed team got its hands on the fifth iteration of the series. But don’t worry, you’re not the last person who found out that Gran Turismo 5 was launched, this is the Japanese version of the game.

The Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is available in disc format for $49.90 or as a downloadable game on the Playstation Online Store. Enough with the talking, let’s move on with other important informations about the game you love best.

When the disc is inserted the starting screen shows that several improvements were made since the 4th version of the game was released, and the game seems to be built around the online experience. When the Playstation is connected to the internet the main screen of the GT 5 reveals various modes like race events, your garage, the dealer but also the map of the world with the major cities highlighted along with weather conditions. Also available when connected to the internet is the Gran Turismo TV, a dedicated video player designed to highlight car-culture videos. The game can also be played while you’re offline and the difference is that some extras like the calendar or weather information are not available.

The game can be enjoyed in two ways: in arcade mode, where you can choose any race track, or in events mode. The second mode takes you back to the older games in the Gran Turismo series since your are given a set amount of cash at your disposal, more exactly 3,500,000 credits, which you can use them to buy for example a Honda Integra Type-R for 2,700,000 credits. After you did this you head out to event mode races. When you enter the races you find out that you don’t need to earn licenses like in the previous versions of the series, this annoying feature was finally pulled out. However there is a thing which makes the difference, that you have to own a car that meets the entry requirements for every race.

As you expected, at the beginning your car outmatches the other cars on the track and it is easy to pass through the first races. Although everyone knows that the game features excellent car physics, we can’t say the same thing about the prologue due to the fact that the cars feel weighty and solid. But do not be influenced about this, when you start the Gran Turismo 5 you will definetely not be interested about these small facts...since the game is so great you will definetely enjoy every moment of it.

GT5 Prologue Official Car List

* 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

GT5 Prologue Official Track List

* Suzuka Circuit
* Eiger Nordwand
* Fuji Speedway
* London City Track
* Daytona International Speedway
* High Speed Ring

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  (6023) posted on 03.25.2008

gant wait this looks amazing

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