• Mar 10th 2008 at 1:32PM
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With things like cheap gas and the value of a dollar slowly being taken from us, it's good to see that somebody wants to give us something. For the US release of the Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, Polyphony has thrown in features the Japanese version didn't get.

There's a drift mode that judges drivers on three parameters, there's two-player, split-screen racing and there are new events and challenges for racers online and offline that can support up to 16 racers simultaneously. Plus, there's a new track, bringing the total to six. And for us, that means there's a new list of excuses we're going to need to come up with when people start asking "Where have you been?" and "You look tired -- were you up late last night?"

In case the cars, tracks and gameplay aren't enough, Winding Road has a new trailer video of the GT5 Prologue featuring a fair bit of Ferrari action -- and that's never a bad way to start the week. Follow the jump to see the complete list of tracks, and check out our updated hi-res photo gallery of the prologue below.

[Source: PS3 Fanboy]

GT5 Prologue Official Car List

* 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
GT5 Prologue Official Track List
* Suzuka Circuit
* Eiger Nordwand
* Fuji Speedway
* London City Track
* Daytona International Speedway
* High Speed Ring

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm sitting here with my new GT5 Prologue, its so new i havent played it yet and the new smell is killing my stomach, i inhaled too much, watever. I cannot wait to drive the F40, that is my favorite ferrari of all time!!! The Elise can go F$ck itself now!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Will the full version have the Monte Carlo road course?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Stunning graphics.
      However, not crazy about the car list.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Me either, but there are a few good ones on it. I'm also glad that we finally get to drive Ferraris.
        • 7 Years Ago
        To be really honest, I don't think the graphics is even that good...

        I mean, look at the buildings. 2D bump mapping, are you kidding me? Are we back in 1999 again?
      • 7 Years Ago
      First of all Prologue is a little bit expensive...I think I can wait for some months.

      As for the people who don't know why there is no Porsche, it's Porsche's fault. GT5, and others have to get a license before they can model a car, and tthis year Ferrari agreed to give one out, but Porsche didn't. So blame it on Porsche.

      Also, GT4 is already one of the most advanced driving simulation out yet, with numerous parameters, and GT5 will just add on. So for the people who think GT5 doesn't match Forza, the fact is, it exceeds it, by a lot. Graphics are definately better in GT5, as we can see from the pics, so there GT5 is better again!

      As for the damage, it takes numerous months just to figure out the real physics, and therefore, it's probably not gonna come into play in GT5. But remember, they do have penalties and other stuff. I say, it's better to have no damage, than some terribly coded damage, that doesn't make sense in reality.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Where are any Hyundai cars? Wheres the Azera, Sonata, Genesis coupe and Genesis V8??
      • 7 Years Ago
      Like Alex...

      I'm all Ferrari being added to the game.


      They give you Ruf instead of Porsche.

      Yellow Bird FTW! (If you can control the thing at speed, wild ride in GT4)

      As for Toyota...

      the game will be chock full of Toyotas in the full release.


      Designers said the don't want to do it until they can to it with relative accuracy. (Read:the modeling in Forza is terrible really)
      • 7 Years Ago
      What? No Mercury's or Cadillac's on the car list?
        • 7 Years Ago

        Two options here:
        1 - It is funny because of the sarcasm
        2 - It is funny because he is serious

        Either way, I am laughing
      • 7 Years Ago
      Has there been any word on damage or the addition of Porsche?
        • 7 Years Ago
        don't they just put in Ruf instead? it's not just GT's problem, it is also a problem for forza and any non-ea publisher.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes, RUF is one aspect of Porsche that they partially have covered.

        I am talking 917, 908, 935, 956/962, GT1... a wealth of road-racing cars that no marque has even come close to matching.

        THAT is why I wanted Porsche.
        • 7 Years Ago
        um...Forza has porsche.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmmm ... a distinct lack of any Toyotas. I know it's not the final list, but still.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't know what the fuss is about the $40. The simple fact that you'll get a piece of the greatest video game of all time along with the ability to race against the world and show off the skills that you've acquired from the 1st 4 games should be reason enough to want to pay $140! Even more reason is that if you don't get the head start on the prologue, when the full version comes out you'll be left in the dust by those who had the prologue.

      For those who do get the prologue, and want to race against some serious racers, contact me on the PS3 network under the ID of stangposse. Let's get this party started!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can't wait, I've been playing the japan demo for what seems like months now, $40 isn't bad to get access to this fantastic f*ck fest of graphics and cars asap. I think sony has their marketing ducks in a line, if you're paying 3-6 bills for a console, and 400+ for an HD TV to see it at full res, and a 5.1 surround sound system, then $40 is about what you pay for the latest blu ray releases, or two, so you shouldn't have issue grabbing the demo. I predict massive sales for this thing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I had heard "no" on the Porsche and "yes" on the damage but my information is old. You might be able to get it on their official webpage but I'm unable to access it at work.

      Also, the Top Gear track will be available in the full GT5!
        • 7 Years Ago
        yeah, but the track doesn't come with clarkson's commentary while your driving now does it?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Star in a Reasonably Priced Car or Power Laps commentary?
        • 7 Years Ago
        The power laps commentary would end up being more repetitive than John Madden...
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