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Wanna drive a C7 Corvette?

Camouflaged 2014 Corvette offered as free download in Gran Turismo5

Published: December 9, 2012, 7:00 AM
Updated: October 14, 2014, 11:46 AM

The all-new seventh-generation 2014 Corvette won't be revealed until the eve of the North American Auto Show in Detroit on January 13, 2013.

But you can drive one today, virtually at least, if you have a Sony Playstation3 and a Gran Turismo 5 racing game.

Chevrolet and Sony Computer Entertainment America are giving gamers a first-of-its-kind driving experience by offering a camouflaged Corvette C7 Test Prototype as a vehicle download in the PS3 racing game Gran Turismo5.

Chevrolet and Polyphony Digital Inc., the developers of the award-winning Gran Turismo franchise, collaborated to provide an authentic driving experience in a seventh generation Corvette prototype, the likes of which ha been available to only a handful of people in the world.

During the creation of the virtual Corvette prototype, careful attention was paid to the tiniest details from the creases and wrinkles in the soft camouflage used to disguise the new design to specific driving characteristics that are still being tuned and refined.

"Until now, only the most skilled drivers on the Corvette team have been authorized to push the test prototypes to the limits on some of the most challenging track surfaces in the world," said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Global Marketing.

All six previous generations of the Corvette have been available to players of the Gran Turismo series since the game’s inception.

The camouflaged Corvette C7 Test Prototype is immediately available for download to your PS3 through the PlayStation Store, at no additional cost. It can be driven on some of the world’s greatest race tracks, including Daytona International Speedway and the infamous Nurburgring – one of the track surfaces used in testing to evaluate the new Corvette’s driving dynamics.