Virtual Corvette C7 Test Prototype now available for Gran Turismo gamers

Article by Anita Panait, on November 29, 2012

Chevrolet and Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC (SCEA) are offering a camouflaged Corvette C7 Test Prototype as a vehicle download in the PlayStation 3 (PS3) racing game Gran Turismo 5. The Corvette C7 Test Prototype is a result of the collaboration between Chevrolet and Polyphony Digital Inc., the developers of the award-winning Gran Turismo franchise, thus providing gamers an authentic driving experience in a Corvette prototype that is presently available to only a few people in the world.

During the creation of the virtual Corvette prototype, the developers paid careful attention to the smallest details -- from the creases and wrinkles in the soft camouflage used to certain driving characteristics that are currently being tuned and refined ahead of the real vehicle’s much-anticipated official debut in January 2013.

All six previous generations of the Corvette have been accessible to Gran Turismo players since the game’s launch, with the Chevrolet nameplate becoming one of the most popular vehicles in the game.  The camouflaged Corvette C7 Test Prototype is now available for download through the PlayStation Store from a PlayStation 3 at no extra cost and can be raced on some of the famous race tracks in the world, including Daytona International Speedway and the Nurburgring in Germany, which is incidentally one of the tracks used in testing the new Corvette’s driving dynamics.

“Until now, only the most skilled drivers on the Corvette team have been authorised to push the test prototypes to the limits on some of the most challenging track surfaces in the world,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Global Marketing.  “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.”

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