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Driving an M3 on the 'Ring: Real life vs Gran Turismo 5 – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Denis Malevanyi is one skilled hot shoe and he can hustle a BMW M3 around the 'Ring with the best of them. He's also pretty good at driving virtual cars in simulation series like Race2Play, as well as in Gran Turismo 5. We've seen how a virtual driver's skill can translate when placed into reality, but Malevanyi already knows what he's doing behind the wheel. He recently captured video of himself running the Nürburgring in an E92 M3, both in reality and the digital world, and stacked the footage together.

Hop the jump to see how he does in both versions. Thanks for the tip, Daniel!

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      • 4 Years Ago
      That is fantastic.
      Was at best buy today, stood at the GT5 rack for like 15 minutes trying to decide to get it or not. Didnt cause dont have a PS3 but probably will after Christmas, totally worth it I think.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Although GT5 is gorgeous, that video just shows that car games have a long way to go before they truly are "photorealistic"

      Amazing video, I must say, if I did own a PS3 and didn't love Forza, I would buy my 3rd GT ever ;)
        • 4 Years Ago
        While the racing itself is not photo-realistic, there are some photos from the photo-mode that would make you think twice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dear Polyphony Digital,
      Please learn to make shadows. In the real world a tree does not cause night time over most of the track when the sun is behind it. In fact, just go ahead and remove the tree shadows all together until you figure out how those things work. Many of us would actually like to see the track and the upcoming turns without having to tune brightness/contrast on the TV.

      Thank you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now if the can make the car handle like the real world. I have NFS Shift, and i had to go surf the web to find patches to make the tires behave like the ones on a real car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        try GT-R 2 , it has good simulation.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I started clapping when his real lap started beating the GT5 lap. Top shelf driving!
      • 4 Years Ago
      At least he's better in an E92 then this kid:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9AiFG0ZFNo
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ohhh my god!

        That kid destroyed that car within 3 minutes. I bet his father will ask him why all four wheels are bent and the alignment is off.

        I run group two at Summit Point and I don't think I've ever seen driving that bad.
        • 4 Years Ago
        lmao, seriously? reminds me of those kids who tore their parent's M5 in half. Why people let their kids on the ring with what appears to be NO track experience is beyond me. Hell, why anyone would want to hit the ring without someone who's familiar the first time is beyond me. Keep mowing that grass with your E92 kid... sheesh
      • 4 Years Ago
      Anybody who thinks that this game is realistic obviously never played any simbin releases or richard burns rally for that matter. In short, for a REAL driving simulator, you need a PC. Any other console games are just that, games.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Heh, how times have turned people. It's "used" to be people would troll GT for it's physics and AI. Now that the AI and Physics are better than ever, which means even better than Forza, now the Forza guys are trolling visual and audio points. And it's funny seeing people saying the lighting is off in GT. Then what is it better in, because it's been pretty much accepted by, and stated by the Turn 10 guys and the PC sim makers that they are striving to hit GT's lighting.

      Yes, GT has quite a few shortcomings, but fact of the matter is, it's still the new benchmark of Sim games. It's unmatched in CONTENT, no game gives you so much for your money. If you actually DO love cars, you should love this game, despite it's flaws, which every game has, many with far more than GT5.

      I guess some people will just keep trollin' GT5 though. Guess they're a little upset that when they put GT5 in their 360 it doesn't work. And other bought too much into the MS, Dan Greenwalt's "Definitive" talk, as they tried say it over and over again to get it to stick subconsciously. That and that loser Che Chou getting paid to go to gaming and automotive forums to troll GT5 and say how great FM is.

      FM3 was great for it's time, now it's been surpassed by GT5. All it's going to do is inspire some competition, and hopefully we'll get a superior FM4 then in the end, in which, then inspire GT6 to be better, and so on.

      The sim racer segment is dying off due to the equivalent of CoD gamers making devs dumb down their shooters with the casual non-car lovers buying up all these dumb arcade racers, and you people are trying to troll the segment of Sim racers? Smart thing fangirls.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Another MS/Forza fanboy. Despite GT5 being inconsistent at times, it's the King of console sims once again. It's feature set and more importantly it's physics engine is beyond Forza's. It's visuals while at times glitchy (we'll see if KY's patches remedy the bugs/glitches), are still as a whole on a totally different level than anything done in Forza. Turn 10 has a long way to go with their lighting engine as well as coloring in order to compete visually with GT, as Forza's cars all have a "cartoonish" element about them. It become even more painfully evident when the best screenshots of both games are posted side by side.

        So sorry Wiggy that the GT5 disc doesn't work in your 360. It's a shame because you're missing out on while certainly not the most polished GT ever as it has it's shortcomings, but despite that it's still the king of Console Sims, and even PC sim devs have applauded it. Be happy that GT5 has so much content, that it's so great, all it'll do is raise the bar once again for the developers to try and surpass with their own product.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nice try.

        Turn10 will probably be on the 13th installment of Forza by the time GT6 comes out. All that waiting so I can drive a stupid go cart and listen to some Nascar driver tell me how to enter a banked turn.

        They should have cut 50% of the content out of that game, and focused their efforts on making a more consistent product. GT has been tossed from the throne. PD has become overly-ambitious, and it ended up compromising their product. There's a fantastic engine driving that game, but just about everything else fell short of their promises and our expectations. Too bad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just ordered GT5 and hope to have it before Christmas. Looks like it will be a great game.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I perfer Need for Speed.

        Yes GT5 looks good, but Hot Pursuit is so much more awesome.

        You try driving a McLaren F1 LM at 212mph while being chased by helicopters, angry pigs with spike strips and electromagnetic cannons while blasting Pulse Ultra's BUILD YOUR CAGES.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @nicholiservia

        My 11yo nephew loves NFS for the same reasons as you. Does that tell you anything?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ooooh plzz people.... stop comparing apples and pears.
        everybody should have their own piece of cake, without bitchin about the other ones.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh darn it, and here I was thinking how awesome cop chases in GT5 were gonna be.

        /s
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agree, GT5 and Hot Pursuit are 2 different types of games. Ones trying to base on realism, the other is like an arcade game. I would enjoy both games if I had a PS3. Although I have to say, the M3 looks pretty good in NFS Shift,which is more inline with GT5. Shift 2 should be pretty good as well
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is the coolest thing I've seen this week. That is all.
      • 4 Years Ago
      errr...the real M3 driver should have turned the AC off.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i was kind of hoping it'd look more realistic...
        • 4 Years Ago
        standard crap quality flash video compression makes it look like a cartoon in this video...
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol its not like i'm bagging out the game cause i do actually want it, its just i thought the lighting would be better
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol are you serious? id love to see you make a game and see how it turns out.
        • 4 Years Ago
        What? Like the pre-rendered stuff they were putting out over the years?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree actually.

        In real life I would have a nice exhaust to compliment the V8 in the E92. Heck might even adjust some camber for a little more fun.
        In the video game...well...at least I could race on the Nurburg...
        • 4 Years Ago
        dustandechoes91:

        I put it on 720p and it looks fine. It looks a bit cartoony still though, but that's because the lighting is a bit on the surreal side in GT5. Still looks good though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow, 3 pages and not one person commented on the fact that his ghost is outrunning him, which means he is sandbagging and obviously watching the video to keep the video and his game in check. I bought my PS3 3 years ago, with the sole purpose of using it to play GT5. After reading reviews and hearing what some friends of mine who are die-hard racing game fans have said, I sold my PS3 and told my wife to return GT5 she had bought for me for Christmas. Forza 3 is the better game at this point. When I heard that cutting corners is still possible, and the AI is virtually unchanged since GT1, I knew this was a big fail.
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