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Durban to taste Gran Turismo 4

2005-03-16 12:42

The Playstation Rig will feature the newly released Gran Turismo 4 offering from Sony Computer Entertainment.

The Gran Turismo brand has sold over 36 million copies worldwide and GT4 continues where GT3 A-Spec left off.

The game features over 700 cars and more than 50 race tracks to choose from. It also offers new music, new manager and photo modes, better-than-real-life graphics and enhanced simulation and is set to be the "must-have" driving game of the year.

New technology used in GT4 blends real-time action with a photographic background to immerse the player in real landscapes. Detailed vehicle and environmental mapping crease broadcast-quality graphics - from competitor car reflections and light on the player's vehicle to sparks flying as your exhaust pipe clips!

The roar of the engine in GT4 is a recording of every real car, based on the development team's visits to museums, factories and test tracks in their quest for audio perfection.

Ultimate ride

Gamers are offered the ultimate ride as the development team have collaborated with the world's leading marques. The game has been built with, and test against, the real cars and real circuits with real test drivers.

Every car in the GT4 paddock performs, handles, sounds and behaves exactly like its metal equivalent giving you the chance to experience a no-limits test drive of the world's finest cars from the Aston Martin DB9 Coupe, Audi Le Mans Quattro, Nissan 350Z, Ford GT or the Mercedes SLR McLaren.

New cars included in the game for the first time will be the Alfa Romeo GT, Audi Nuvolari Quattro, modified Golf IV R32 from HPA Motorsports, Auto Union V16 Type C Streamline Race Car, Chaparral 2J Race Car and the 1993 Le-Mans winning Peugeot 905.

The fifty-two circuit line-up featured in the game includes for the first time the notorious Nurburgring Nordschleife and La Sarthe at Le Mans as well as many of the world's most famous race tracks such as Suzuka and Laguna Seca.

In addition there are street courses in Seoul, Paris, Tokyo, New York, Seattle, Assisi, Capri and Monte Carlo as well as power and speed drag-strips, original dirt and snow tracks and driving parks.

The game also offers enthusiasts an opportunity to test their skills as team managers by deciding on race pace, pit-stop strategy and tuning to help their drivers win.

Gran Turismo 4 promises the most realistic race driving game on the market so be sure to visit the Playstation Rig at the Durban Motor Show from the 24th to the 28th of March to test-drive this exciting new release.


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