The all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray can be experienced by fans through the Gran Turismo 5 racing game on their Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation 3 (PS3) system. Since the company was presented to the game in November 2012, almost 500,000 people have driven the camouflaged Corvette prototype.
The Corvette Stingray is the the seventh generation of the legendary sports car. This authentic driving experience was made possible by the collaboration between Chevrolet and Polyphony Digital Inc., the developers of the Gran Turismo franchise. Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing, said that a “thrilling experience” is what awaits those who drive the all-new Corvette Stingray, which is the most powerful and sophisticated standard Corvette ever.
Due to this team-up with Gran Turismo, Chevrolet can give performance car enthusiasts the opportunity to have an exclusive driving experience the day after the global debut of the Corvette Stingray.
When designing the virtual Corvette Stingray, close attention was paid to the most particular details of the new design, inside as well as outside. They were also meticulous about the performance driving characteristics, even into the shift schedule for the seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching.
The Corvette Stingray has an output of around 450hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. It can sprint from zero to 60mph in less than four seconds and will attain over 1g in cornering grip. In addition, it would be the most fuel-efficient Corvette ever and is likely to surpass the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the existing model.
Kazunori Yamauchi, president of Polyphony Digital Inc., said that the Polyphony team has had an “unforgettable experience” in learning about the Corvette Stingray and bringing it into Gran Turismo 5. Yamauchi added that the company is “excited” to share the experience with fans and let them feel, explore and drive the Corvette in a way that became only possible now.