• Oct 19, 2010
Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 5 won't be hitting the shelves next month as originally recently scheduled, but that isn't stopping Toyota from hosting a 24-hour Playstation 3 GT5 endurance race at this year's Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. The Japanese manufacturer has announced that a total of 48 drivers split into two teams – red and white after the company's corporate colors – will race virtual interpretations of the FT-86 G Sports concept for a full day and night.
That doesn't mean that the same 48 guys will be planted in front of television screens for 24 hours, though. Toyota says that the 24 members of each team will race for one hour each starting at 3:00 PM. today and wrapping up at 3:00 PM. the next day. Toyota has chosen the epic Nürburgring as the field of battle.

Interestingly enough, neither Toyota nor Polyphony Digital are saying exactly what spoils will go to the winning team. We're hoping it's more than bragging rights.

[Source: IGN]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      This post needs a poll.

      Which will be released first?

      1. Toyota FT-86
      2. Gran Turismo 5
      3. Pig sized elephants
        • 4 Years Ago
        7. Diablo 3
        • 4 Years Ago
        +1 Spacegoat

        Funniest thread I've read on Autoblog in a long while.

        I wish they would just say it will be ready sometime in the next 6 months and quit disappointing everyone. Better to under-promise and over-deliver imo.


        • 4 Years Ago
        5. Half-Life: Episode Three
        6. Black Mesa Source

        I wonder if anyone else is a Valve fan.
        • 4 Years Ago
        4. 2012
        • 4 Years Ago
        4. Duke Nukem
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thank you! I was trying to think of a witty third response, but I totally forgot about Duke Nukem (but really can you blame me?)
      • 4 Years Ago
      10 bucks says that someone discovers some sort of glitch during this 24-hour game-a-thon that pushes GT5's release into the next year. And if it's not a glitch, it'll be some kind of recommendation, like "It'd be cool to play a racing game where you control the pit crew," that PD decides is important enough to put into GT5.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just wondering if GT5 will have Baja style racing and include vehicles like the SVT Raptor?
        • 4 Years Ago
        SHH!!! Don't give them any more ideas!
        • 4 Years Ago
        AND hovercraft racing, perhaps?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it too much to ask for a Release Date at this point??
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why would you want to know? They'll just delay it again a few days later.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dammit they took our idea :( Oh well, we'll still go ahead with our 24 hours either way...

      ...whenever it comes out..
      • 4 Years Ago
      Psh... 1 hour each? I once did a 12 hour endurance race in rFactor at Watkins Glen where I did a 6 hour stint... Sounds easy because its a video game but my ass was definitely numb with buttlock afterwards haha.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nah... My vision is fine and Im a pretty big gamer.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well I imagine staring at a tv screen with great concentration for more than an hour can't be good for your eyes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Blah blah blah release the goddamn game already!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Meant to say, " AOL/Timer Warner and Sony have an advertising relationship/deal in some way".

      Autoblog, please add an "edit" feature for the love of god.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not sure what is worse, the FT-86 or Gran Turismo 5. At what point does autoblog start ignoring the topic.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't know the exact details, but AOL/Time Warner have an advertising relationship in some way. Autoblog, owned by AOL/Time Warner.
        Money/Advertising runs 98% of what you read online. That's the way the world works.
        • 4 Years Ago
        There's something so apt about racing a car that doesn't exist on a game that may never come out. Only way it would be better is if the car was the new Supra or new RX-7.
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