• Sep 16, 2010
Gran Turismo 5 X1 Prototype – Click above to watch video after the jump

At some point in the future, Gran Turismo 5 will be available for purchase. And yes, it's taken too damn long. But making the wait that much more painful is news fresh out of Tokyo that a special vehicle will be available for thumb-thrashing fun.

It's not some uber-exotic that you pine for while staring longingly at photos on the web, nor is it some championship racecar from today or a bygone era. It's nothing you've seen or heard about before – its called the X1 Prototype.

Digital Polyphony has teamed up with Adrian Newey from Red Bull Racing to ask: What would happen if a top-tier racecar was freed from any and all technical regulations? What speeds could it achieve, what would it look like and what automotive records could it devour? The answer to those questions, and possibly many others, could be found with the X1 (virtual) prototype vehicle.

The team who produces Gran Turismo is known for their attention to detail and the realistic tracks, while cars and driving dynamics are a major part of the popularity behind this series. So it's safe to assume that the drivable concept sticks to the laws of physics while pushing technology to the limit. Think of it as a return to the turbocharged 80s-era F1 cars, with some Group B rally monsters thrown in along with a heaping helping of cutting edge technology.

Our interest in the return of GT5 has been waning after the dozens of delays, but the X1 has our interest seriously piqued, and the crew from Joystiq has snagged video of it in action. We also have a trailer video which shows off lots of the cool (real) cars, the amazing tracks and the dynamic weather we can look forward to. Take a look at both clips after the jump.

[Source: Joystiq]





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      • 4 Years Ago
      I will spend nights and day alone with this game....


      God knows I need this game in my life...
      • 4 Years Ago
      COD black ops, GT5... COD black ops, GT5... i cant handle the pressure.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So, I'm guessing some aero aids, a la the Brabham fan car? And more active aero in general. Not to mention many driver aids like traction control, active suspension, anti-lock brakes. Turbos of course. Maybe six wheels like the Tyrrell car for bigger contact patches and more swept area for the brakes?

      Should prove to be a monster.
      • 4 Years Ago
      this game is gonna blow. the controls are horrible, and it's just not fun going around and around a track all day, slowing down to 20mph to avoid crashing into a wall at curves. the only thing it has going for it are the graphics.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll be playing Forza 16 by the time this comes out. I don't care how good it is, it's not worth the wait.
      • 4 Years Ago
      We need some more can am
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yea. The Jag XJ13 was a real treat too!

        But the Microbus? Really? Only if I can mod it to within an inch of it's friggin' life.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually, with realistic physics but a gaming lack of consequences, stock microbus racing might be a total blast. It would really highlight the differences between the good drivers and the bad ones.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Jay P; my thoughts too, I LOVE that they have that Jag in there.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My fortunetelling senses are tingling...

      I am seeing a disturbance... I am seeing D's and F's.

      I see two weeks of missed school as I get hooked playing this game! It would have to come out while I am still in college!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does it have variable geometry control surfaces (i.e. actuated spoiler, etc)? I'm curious if they'd add something as complex as that for just one car. There's no way a car "freed of all limitations" would NOT be set up like that, though.

      I've gotta admit, even though I bought Forza 3 and sorta wrote GT5 off into fairy tale land (like Duke Nukem Forever), now that release date is creeping up I'm growing interested.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "You know what? This will decimate all... after we put about fifteen grand or more under the hood. If we have to, overnight some parts from Japan."

      They should have threw in a flying car for good measure...no rolling resistance with a jet engine should free it from any and all technical regulations of a standard 4 wheel car...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Basically a hyper Le Mans car then.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I promised myself that I would not buy a PS3 until they released GT5 and I have stood by that promise. They can revise the system, make it smaller, faster, or whatever. Until GT5 is released, I will never own a PS3.
        • 4 Years Ago
        At this point you might as well wait for PS4 to come out. I seriously doubt this game has the capacity to wow the people who have waited nearly 2 years past the expected due date for this game.
        • 4 Years Ago
        same here. waiting on pins and needles.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree...

        But there are many other great games just like GT5 that the Ps3 has... but the longer you wait to buy it the better it gets
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh. My. God.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yea the first video sucked lol
        • 4 Years Ago
        This is a response to the second video?

        Yea, that trailer is sick. Oh Turn 10... looks like they have set the bar high for FM4
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