Gran Turismo 5 drives Funds for Charity!

In the, boy its a hard life being a celebrity news… Sony Playstation and assorted celebs are joining forces to have fun, launch a game and ultimately bring some Christmas cheer to a few charities.

To launch the world’s most realistic driving simulation game, PlayStation NZ is holding the Gran Turismo 5 Charity Challenge this afternoon from 5.30pm onwards. 16 contestants from top motorsport stars, celebrities and the media will go head-to-head on GT5 for the chance to win not just the grand prize of $2,000.00 but also a PlayStation 3 GT5 entertainment pack for their charity of choice and bragging rights!

The 16 contestants below will race head-to-head until the eventual winner is found – fastest GT5 racer in town!

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4

Greg MurphyMotorsport Legend

(Diabetes NZ)

Marc EllisTV Personality


Che FuMusician

(Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre)

Shaun SummerfieldMotorsports, TV3

(Special Olympics)

Simon EvansUpcoming Motorsport star

(Royal Foundation for the Blind)

Lana Coc-KroftTV Personality

(Cure Kids)

Amber PeeblesMTV Presenter


Martin ShanahanTop Gear NZ

NZ Heart Foundation

Tony Autridge GT Academy Winner

(The Cancer Society)

Steven Dunstan Director, Huffer

(Surf Aid NZ)

Marc MooreDirector, Stolen Girlfriends Club

(Child Cancer Foundation)

David FarrierTech/Pop culture, TV3


Mitchell EvansUpcoming Motorsport Star

(Asthma Society)

Sarah WalkerBMX Champion

(CatWalk Trust)

Ben BoyceWannaben, TV3


Shannon RyanTop 40, C4 Select Live

(Woman’s Refuge)

Gran Turismo 5 offers the drive of a lifetime with over 1000 cars to choose from and some of the world’s most famous tracks to race on. Race off on the Top Gear Track, WRC or NASCAR against friends or foes online and experience astounding realism, pulse-raising physics, high-speed thrills and a full tank of international motoring glamour! GT5 is the ultimate arena to settle any score.  

16 virtual GT5 racers will take it to the track for the prize and glory.  Announcement of the winner and images of event will be distributed Wednesday morning.

So who is your pick to win. Our choice at the Game Guide has to be Group 4, but only cause were big fans of Shannon Ryan…

Last modified on Tuesday, 30 November 2010 11:17

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