Announced today from Sony Computer Entertainment, owners of the Gran Turismo 5 Signature Edition are eligible to win a Mercedes Benz SLS AMG worth 180,00 Euros. A gullwinged supercar sporting a 6.2 litre engine and can hit 100km/h in 3.8 seconds. Just perfect for avoiding that Auckland traffic.

The competition offcially goes live Monday 27th December 2010 (9am GMT) and only one driver will take away this prestigious vehicle. So whats the deal? Here’s the low down from Sony.


December 21, 2010

Playstaion 3 fan boys have been waiting for Gran Turismo 5 since the PS3 was launched in November 2006.   They were later teased with Turismo 5 Prologue, but it’s taken a while for Sony’s flagship racing series to actually see the light of day.  A lot has been promised, and with the tag line ‘The Real Driving Simulator,’ GT5 has a lot to live up to.

Now to be perfectly honest, I can’t rightly remember the last GT game I played, but the one thing I can remember is the annoying collision detection.  Can’t make it round the corner – no worries, with no damage you can just hit the barrier and keep going.  Worse still was collisions with other cars – no matter what you did, if you touched another car, the game would slow you down and allow the other car to speed away.

Since last playing GT I’ve played Codemasters Race Driver series, which turned into the more arcady but immensely fun GRID, the DIRT series and their recent F1 simulator along with of course, Microsoft’s Forza series.  I’ve also played some of the lesser racing titles like Burnout, Test Drive and Need for Speed.  Each have their very own approach to the racing genre, but only two really have a hold on the more serious nature of the game, F1 and Forza. 

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!

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