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Announcing the Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge

Stephanie Yoshimoto's Avatar + Posted by Stephanie Yoshimoto on Dec 03, 2009 // Senior Product Marketing Manager

Hello, PlayStation Blog readers. Winter is fast approaching, but I’m excited to announce something that should fire you up and get you excited about what the new year holds: namely, Gran Turismo 5!

Starting December 17, PlayStation 3 users will be able to download the Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge from the PlayStation Store for a chance to win. Everyone who downloads it will get a chance to try out Gran Turismo 5’s brand-new physics engine by test driving the new Nissan 370Z on the road to winning an exciting grand prize package that would drive any GT fan wild.

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The Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge features both a stock and a tuned version of the new Nissan 370Z, and includes two time trial events on a single track, one for each version of the car. Both cars drive and handle differently, each providing a unique challenge for newcomers to the GT series and long-time fans alike. And you’ll have to master both to have a chance at winning, because the grand prize will go to the player with the best combined time for both the stock and tuned Time Trial events.

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What does being the best of the best earn you? The winner will receive round trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two (winner and guest) to attend the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, a.k.a. the Indy 500, on May 30, 2010. It doesn’t end there, because the winner and guest also get a VIP package which includes two (2) all-access passes for Carb Day – which includes the final Indy 500 practice, pit stop competition, special concert festivities, special event car rides in the 2010 Indy 500 event vehicle, as well as all-access passes to the garage, pit area, and Victory Lane for pre- and post-race celebrations for the race and two (2) VIP suite tickets to enjoy the race. This is the experience of a lifetime for true racing fans.

The contest is open to US and Canada residents, with an independent contest for each country. That means that there will actually be two grand prize winners: one for the US and one for Canada. And I’m sure there will be some friendly rivalry to see which country has the fastest racers, in true Gran Turismo spirit. You just have to be 18 years old or older to win because much of the cool VIP experience the winner will be treated to require the participants to be 18 for safety reasons.

In the event of a tie of combined Time Trial lap times, the player with the fastest stock non-tuned Time Trial lap will be deemed the winner. In addition, five runner-ups in the US and five in Canada will receive a voucher to download Gran Turismo for PSP.

You’ll have plenty of time to study Gran Turismo 5 and go for your best possible time, because the Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge will run through 5PM PST on January 25, 2010. After January 25 you won’t be able to download the game from PSN, but those who already have it will be able to continue to play it past the contest end date. Click here for official rules for the US.

So mark December 17 on your calendar for your chance to test your driving skills in the Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge. Don’t forget to look for more Gran Turismo 5 exciting news in the coming weeks and months on the newly re-designed official Gran Turismo website.

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+ Schnacky on December 17th, 2009 at 5:31 pm said:

has the PS Store even been updated? im not seeing anything new yet. Im going to say the store update is late today.


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+ TreasureReserved on December 17th, 2009 at 6:05 pm said:

Not seeing the demo anywhere on PSN. So is it December 17th Jupiter time? Because here on Earth it is December 17th and the demo is nowhere to be found.


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+ kebomalez on December 17th, 2009 at 6:21 pm said:

download available now 6pm pacific time!!


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+ PUGGY08 on December 18th, 2009 at 12:35 am said:

I just downloaded this trash and it blows my wang in half and then some. It seriously sucks hard. The cars act like train cars on a ***king track and dont brake for s**t. Im really pissed off if this is the final product. How can they expect to compete this game with others like Forza? even NFS Shift wasnt half bad…but this makes me puke!!!!!


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+ LR-SWD-daus26 on December 18th, 2009 at 2:01 am said:

Please help. I’d doing my time trials with the Japanese version of the demo because I couldn’t find it in the U.S version. The problem is that my times are not recorded in the rankings from the Gran Turismo website.

Will my times still count or do I need to download a U.S version and start all over?


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+ Lucos9 on December 18th, 2009 at 7:58 am said:

I can’t seem to play this game with the dualshock controller. it only recognizes steering from my Race Wheel. That would be ok if my racewheel didn’t lag so much I have a logitech driving force wireless which really is unusable at least with this game.


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+ charbo6 on December 18th, 2009 at 9:23 am said:

Its out now, I found it in the new releases


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+ soz_666 on December 22nd, 2009 at 7:49 am said:

i found it on the psn store the other day,


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+ DammitRaven on December 26th, 2009 at 4:08 pm said:

I have to agree with Puggy, the demo sucked hard. Graphics were sub-par and controls were horrid.


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+ yayday on December 29th, 2009 at 4:23 pm said:

please tell me how to transfer cars from gt5 prolouge to gt5 when it comes out. i have a Ford GT,Ferrari F430,Ferrari California,Nissan GT-R,and a Dodge Viper i dont wanna loose.also,Gamestop says gt5 comes out feb.2, 2010.is that true?


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