Gran Turismo 5 NASCAR promo – Click above to watch the video after the jump

In a word, impressive. Sure, we can go on for paragraphs about how disappointed we are that Polyphony Digital and Sony still haven't released Gran Turismo 5 (there is no firm launch date) or bore you with how little we care for NASCAR, but instead we'll focus on the fact that the post-jump video looks truly incredible.

Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi went to Texas to see his first in-person NASCAR race, and the gaming legend appears to be very impressed with the sheer scope of the Official Sport of the South. Judging from the game footage Sony attached to the video, we're pretty impressed with the virtual version of the U.S. racing series as well. The b-roll-style footage looks very impressive, but most non in-game footage does.

The GT5 promo video also shows a few glimpses of what the race will look from behind the wheel as well. We're thinking once (if) we finally have GT5 in our hands, we'll have a series of virtual left-hand turns in our future. Right after we experience the Formula One, Rally and every other type of racing first. Hit the jump to see for yourself.

[Source: Motor Trend]