2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray available in Gran Turismo 5 tomorrow [video]

All seven generations are playable

The recently unveiled 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray drops its camo in Gran Turismo 5.

Up until now, GT5 players were able to virtually drive a camouflaged version of the C7, but now that Chevrolet has fully revealed the new C7 Corvette, the Stingray is playable in all its American sports car glory. The other six generations of the Corvette are also available in Polyphony's award-winning video game. The C7 will go live in GT5 tomorrow as a free downloadable on the PlayStation Store.

The real 2014 Vette has a 6.2-liter V8 engine producing an estimated output of 450 hp (336 kW) and a peak torque of 450 lb-ft (609 Nm). It should run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in less than 4 seconds and return an estimated 26+ mpg on the highway.

It will go on sale in Q3 2013 at a yet unknown price.

Source: Chevrolet

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 Turismofranchise, 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.

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The cars in the video, most of them are standard model cars, lower resolution, this video leads me to believe one day they will make all generations in game of the Corvette already offered premium models(full interior, higher resolution
Jan 15, 2013 9:17 pm
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Joao Oliveira
I love the Gran Turismo series, but I just don't get how can they "simulate" the handling of cars that nobody has driven yet?
Jan 14, 2013 3:56 pm
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With alot of input of the engineers who made the car is my theory :)
Jan 15, 2013 9:15 pm
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Will be waiting to download this, the prototype was already very promising, time to tune this to my specifications!
Jan 14, 2013 1:09 pm
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The idea of GT5 was one of the major factors led me to buy a PS3 but it became a big disappointment for me. It was fun for some time but the interface feels like it steals ages from my life and the game itself becomes just too bland and limited that I do not play it anymore. Pay extra for one car? Don't think so.
Jan 14, 2013 12:26 pm
1 5
Exactly what happend with me. There is them Seasonal Events where you get loads of money, buy any car you want, and there is no fun to play, as it becomes only "drive around" game.
Jan 14, 2013 12:52 pm
2 2
I drive with all driver assists off, save for one point of ABS and GT5 racing gets extremely intense online provided you have a good group of racers...not talking about just outright speed but drivers who know how to race hard AND clean...ive had sweat breaking racing on GT5 since its inception :) I dont even have a wheel til spring :)
Jan 15, 2013 9:15 pm
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They should start with making actual game more interesting and exciting.
Jan 14, 2013 10:48 am
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How about making more than 1 DLC car a year, Polyphony?
Jan 14, 2013 10:43 am
2 2
geez be happy that its free
Jan 14, 2013 5:26 pm
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Why should it not be free?
Jan 15, 2013 4:56 am
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@ sensei I never said it shouldn't be free
Jan 15, 2013 2:21 pm
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