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.

Related GalleryGran Turismo 5 Prologue

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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