Earlier this month, players of Sony PlayStation’s Gran Turismo 5 spotted the Camouflaged C7 Corvette as a screensaver and speculation was that the car would be revealed after the real-life C7 Corvette was publically displayed on 1.13.13. Well, the surprise was on us as Chevrolet and Sony annouced that gamers would be allowed the first-of-its-kind driving experience by offering the Camouflaged C7 test Corvette for download and driving today on Gran Turismo 5.
Here is a promotional video showing the digital version of the C7 Corvette in action:
Chevrolet worked with Polyphony Digital, developers of Gran Turismo 5 to provide authentic driving experience in the seventh generation Corvette, an experience that until now has only been available to a handful of people in the world.
Developers paid special attention in creating the virtual Corvette prototype to show the creases and wrinkles in the camouflage material.
“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,” 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.”
The C7 Corvette prototype is available for download through the PlayStation Store from the PS3 at no additional cost. Once you’re behind the wheel, you can drive the seventh gen Corvette on the world’s renowned race tracks, from Daytona to the famous Nurburgring.
“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,” said Kazunori Yamauchi, president of Polyphony Digital, Inc. “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.”
Here are some additional screen shots showing the digital C7 Corvette prototype on Gran Turismo 5
The 2014 Corvette will be introduced on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Follow along as Chevrolet countdowns to the unveiling on www.one13thirteen.com.
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