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. Please note that all Gran Turismo 5 Prologue press materials and assets can be obtained online at SCEA's press center on the PS3 New/Upcoming Software page:
http://presscenter.playstation.com username -- SCEA password -- SC3APR About Gran Turismo(TM) With more than 48 million units shipped worldwide, the award-winning Gran Turismo(TM) franchise for the PlayStation(R), PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and PLAYSTATION(R)3 is regarded as the best and most authentic driving simulation ever created due to its true-to-life graphics, authentic physics technology and design. Since the inception of the Gran Turismo franchise, famed creator Kazunori Yamauchi and Polyphony Digital Inc. in Japan have revolutionized the racing category as we know it today. Polyphony Digital's offerings provide users with the most true-to-life driving simulation in the industry and a unique medium for automotive manufacturers to showcase their products. About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation(R) and PS one(R) game console, the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) handheld entertainment system, and the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system and its online and network services PLAYSTATION(R)Network and PLAYSTATION(R)Store. Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the PSP system and the PS3 system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Visit us on the Web at http://www.us.playstation.com "PlayStation", "PS one", "PSP" and "PLAYSTATION" and "DUALSHOCK" are registered trademarks and "PS3" is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc Gran Turismo TM/ (C) 2008 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Manufacturers, cars, names, brands and associated imagery featured in this game in some cases include trademarks and/or copyrighted materials of their respective owners. *Full HD 1080p requires an HDMI cable and a 1080p native display with an HDMI input supporting HDCP. "Blu-ray Disc" is a trademark.

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