Even though you can't yet mosey down to your nearest Chevrolet dealer to snag a 2014 Corvette Stingray – the on-sale date will be sometime in the third quarter of 2013 – you don't have to wait much longer to pilot one in the virtual world. Starting tomorrow, January 14, Gran Turismo 5 owners will be able to download the new 'Vette for free from the PlayStation Store.

The C7 Corvette has been available in prototype form, complete with form-fitting black camouflage, for over a month in GT5, and the prior six generations of the Corvette are also all available to drive in the game. Now, though, the full Stingray experience will allow gamers to peer at the newest 'Vette in virtual high resolution inside and out, hit 60 miles per hour in under four seconds and pull more than 1g on race tracks all around the world, including the world-famous Nürburgring.

Check out images of the 2014 Corvette Stingray in GT5 below, then scroll down below to watch a video and read all about it in the press release.


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2014 Corvette Stingray Hits the Track in Gran Turismo®5

DETROIT – As Chevrolet takes the wraps off the all-new Corvette Stingray, fans of Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system will have the first chance to push the car to the limits in the critically acclaimed Gran Turismo®5 racing game.

Nearly 500,000 people have driven the camouflaged Corvette prototype since it was introduced to the game in November of last year. Chevrolet and Polyphony Digital Inc., the developers of the Gran Turismo franchise, collaborated to provide an authentic driving experience in the Corvette Stingray – the seventh generation of the iconic sports car.

"Getting behind the wheel of the all-new Corvette Stingray – the most powerful and sophisticated standard Corvette ever – is sure to be a thrilling experience," said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. "Through this unique collaboration with Gran Turismo, Chevrolet is able, for the first time, to give performance car enthusiasts access to such an exclusive driving experience the day after the Corvette Stingray's world debut."

During the creation of the virtual Corvette Stingray, careful attention was paid to the tiniest details of the new design inside and out, as well as to the enhanced performance driving characteristics – down to the shift schedule for the seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching.

The Corvette Stingray will produce an estimated 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and will achieve more than 1g in cornering grip. It will also be the most fuel-efficient Corvette ever, expected to exceed the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model.

"The Polyphony team has had an unforgettable experience getting to know the Corvette Stingray, inside and out, and bringing it into Gran Turismo 5," said Kazunori Yamauchi, president of Polyphony Digital Inc. "We're excited to share our experience with fans and let them feel, explore and drive the Corvette in a way that wasn't possible until now."

All six previous generations of the Corvette have been available to players of the Gran Turismo series. The Chevrolet nameplate remains one of the most popular vehicles to race.

The Corvette Stingray will be available as a free download through the PlayStation® Store on PlayStation®3 on Tuesday, Jan. 15, and can be driven on some of the world's renowned race tracks, including the Daytona International Speedway and the Nurburgring – one of the track surfaces used to evaluate the new Corvette Stingray's driving dynamics.

The Gran Turismo series has sold more than 68 million games since its inception and remains the highest-selling PlayStation-exclusive franchise of all time.

For more information about the all-new Corvette Stingray, visit www.one13thirteen.com. Enthusiasts can join the conversation about the next-generation Corvette and keep track of new announcements on Facebook (facebook.com/corvette) and Twitter @Chevrolet (#Corvette).

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

About the Gran Turismo® Franchise

With more than 68 million units shipped worldwide, the award-winning Gran Turismo® franchise for the PlayStation®, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 and now PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) is regarded as the best and most authentic driving simulator ever created due to its true-to-life graphics, authentic physics technology and design. Since the inception of the Gran Turismo franchise, famed creator Kazunori Yamauchi and Polyphony Digital Inc. in Japan have revolutionized the racing category as we know it today. His offerings provide the most realistic driving simulation in the industry and a unique medium for automotive manufacturers to showcase their products.


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      Cain Gray
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, Polyphony must have had details long before even the press!
        Temple
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cain Gray
        .Polyphony knows how to keep things a secret apparently. Something the press can't seem to do
          Jason
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Temple
          Yeah, like when their next game is coming out. :) They never confirm anything!
      ColecoVision
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Z06 is one of my favorites in GT5. Can't wait to try this out!
      Andre Neves
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can't wait for this to come to Forza so i'm forced to buy an entire map pack just to own it! Yay.
        Mondrell
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Hasn\'t that happened only once thus far? Chances are far better for the C7 to come with a pack that features it, another reasonable choice, one repackaged from Forza 4, and two gags. Other than the rally legends quintet, at least there\'s no gotcha cars that force players to buy the entire pack in Horizon.
          superchan7
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mondrell
          I wonder if FM4 will still release anything. There hasn't been a pack since September or so.
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      Always seemed like the Japanese and European cars outperformed the American ones in the GT series, even though real world race results were opposite. Hope they do the C7 justice!
        onewayroll
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ducman69
        The Z06, ZR1 and Ford GT are some of the fastest, best handling cars in the Game...Even the Camaro and SRT8 Challenger are wicked.
      Jason
      • 1 Year Ago
      And... As usual any PS3 boot up and purchase requires a system update, then a game download and install, then a game update and install. Fifteen minutes later I might still be able and interested to play the game....
      onewayroll
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sweet....also looks like a new track in there too, willow springs?
        Jason
        • 1 Year Ago
        @onewayroll
        Yes sir, that is Willow Springs. Possible future DLC? Maybe...
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @onewayroll
        I doubt there's a new track. I saw London, Nürburgring Nordschleife, Circuit de la Sarthe, Laguna Seca, Trial Mountain, Daytona Road Course and Tokyo R246, all originally released with the game.
          Jason
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dwight Bynum Jr.
          Yep, look again. Or just go to GTPlanet.net and read the new release right at the top of the page.
          onewayroll
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dwight Bynum Jr.
          1:46....that is a new track bro...
      Joe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gonna be taking this one out tomorrow.
      justgoawaymad
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm just a little to busy in my life to give a turkey about video games......I think ill just drive a REAL car to work and be happy I can chose between 11 different vehicles. cars trucks motorcycles camper etc etc etc. GET off your ass and experience the real world. NO video game can bring you the feel of the real deal no matter how good the graphics are.
        JF
        • 1 Year Ago
        @justgoawaymad
        Your premise is false, you assume that people who play racing games never drive cars.
        Hal20xx
        • 1 Year Ago
        @justgoawaymad
        The internet equivalent of, "Hey you damn kids, get off my lawn!".
        Jason
        • 1 Year Ago
        @justgoawaymad
        Wow, tell us how you really feel. How about, instead of making yourself look like an ass you just don't comment on things you don't care for?
        Pat
        • 1 Year Ago
        @justgoawaymad
        "justgoawaymad" --> and don't come back!
        davebo357
        • 1 Year Ago
        @justgoawaymad
        As much as I enjoy driving my C5 on a 15 minute commute through traffic to work every day, GT5 lets me drive a C7 around the Nurburgring for free right now with no worries about slamming into a wall, so I'll just enjoy that a couple times in my leisure time if that's okay with you? Thanks for gloating about your sweet camper on the internet though I guess?
        Mondrell
        • 1 Year Ago
        @justgoawaymad
        Many automotive enthusiasts who aren't Jay Leno have far more enthusiasm than money. Games like GT and Forza are perfectly reasonable outlets for those of us whose means don't permit us the time or degree of choice you claim to have.
        Tone
        • 1 Year Ago
        @justgoawaymad
        Considering his handle is from an anime series, he can\'t be that old. Maybe he\'s an \"old soul\"... The cool kids are watching DBZ in their campers.
        Carpinions
        • 1 Year Ago
        @justgoawaymad
        That's odd. Is commenting on internet blogs more fun than video games? Because you seem to be good at wasting time doing that rather than getting out and experiencing the "REAL" world. Or is real person-to-person interaction too much for you?
        superchan7
        • 1 Year Ago
        @justgoawaymad
        I'll drive my Honda to work, my Porsche on the mountains, and I recently sampled a Ferrari 458 on the track. When I get back home I drive a bunch of cars on FM4, and occasionally, GT5. I make time for family, friends and other fun stuff too; it's called having a life. When I'm busy, I don't insult people who have time for fun because as soon as I get some time, I would be doing the same. Ever heard of working hard AND playing hard?
      Fun Bus
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a shame Gran Turismo 5 is UTTER garbage.
        Mondrell
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Fun Bus
        Garbage, no. But I was hoping for much more in terms of graphics and vehicle selection. Three-quarters of the cars are standard definition, and much of the lineup is carryover save for the occasional late-model supercar.
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      People actually play GT5?
        Joe
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jebibudala
        Yes. Its a video game.
        art
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jebibudala
        GT5 still makes forza feel like an arcade racer, any real driver will tell you GT5 is much betterfor driving. The car selection in Forza is better though.
          superchan7
          • 1 Year Ago
          @art
          What FM4 lacks in realism (it's not exactly "easy"...with assists off I find cars even more difficult to control than in GT5) it more than makes up for in sound and content. Listening to the American V8s, the Honda VTEC, the RUF flat-6, the Ferrari V8s........hours of car pr0n on FM4. Drive a Civic Type-R on GT5 and it just buzzes like a drunk bee.
        protovici
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jebibudala
        LOL not many
        Chris Ezell
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jebibudala
        uhhhhhh well yeah we do. seriously? Forza is better but GT is still pretty darn good
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Michael Campasini
        • 1 Year Ago
        corvette had that shape before ferrari did ferrari stole it from G.M...
        Thipps
        • 1 Year Ago
        If you think this looks like a Ferrari and not undoubtedly like a corvette your bias is just too much to overcome
        djpatrick35
        • 1 Year Ago
        Well, the Koreans have been doing pretty well recently in the car market, so I'm sure that GM would love to have that kind of growth. As for looking like a Ferrari, you're 100% right, two headlights, gaping grille, I see it now, along with that same design language on just about every other sports car! Besides, when the hell did looking anything like a Ferrari ever equate a BAD thing?!
        Migara
        • 1 Year Ago
        Ha!!! You wish (and I wish too) this latest CORVETTE looked at all like a FERRARI. I'm about to download this "add-on" from PlayStation for my kids to play; I suck big time at video games other than Rocksteady's "BATMAN ARKHAM" series. I'm totally disappointed at the bodywork of this new CORVETTE. I loved all 'Vettes save for the C6. I never quite liked its bodywork, although it grew on me over the years. Ultimately I came to like the ZR1, the latest Z06 and the 427 but a great deal of it was due to their performance and sport capabilities. I have three GM products parked in my garage right now, two of them are sports cars. I had to drive to my kids school early this morning to pick up their final grades report, so I took one of the pony cars all by myself to a private toll road and rode there and back home like a bat out of hell. It gave me a great day/week start. Now I'm double glad I did... because the C7 is one huge put down.
      protovici
      • 1 Year Ago
      It better be free for that system and major let down of a game.
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