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PostHeaderIcon Forza 7’s New Car Pack Opens The Gate To The World Of 4K

As the gaming world continues to lose its collective mind over the release of the Xbox One X, Turn 10 Studios is driving up the ante even more with the release of a new car pack for Forza Motorsport 7. Fittingly enough, the car pack is called “Samsung QLED TV,” which just so happens to run on 4K technology. Nice cross-promotion there, Microsoft.

Before I start deviating away from the topic at hand and weep over the spectacle that is 4K viewing, the car pack features a new set of cars that gamers can pluck into Forza 7, joining the hundreds upon hundreds of automobiles that are already available in the game. The pack comes with a mixed bag of characters, err cars, spanning different types and generations. Those who are into some modern machinery can now enjoy the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and the 2017 Abarth 124 Spider in the game while those who prefer the rough and rugged side of their Forza 7 experience can now play a 2015 Honda Ridgeline Baja Trophy truck or a Toyota Land Cruiser Arctic Truck AT37. Finally, there are also classic racers included in the pack for those who want some nostalgia to come with their gaming experience, specifically a 1957 Maserati 250F, a 1978 Porsche 935/78, and a 1984 Nissan Bluebird Super Silhouette, complete with Coca-Cola livery all over it.

All seven vehicles make up a pretty diverse car pack. It’s certainly no coincidence that the pack is being made available at exactly the same time as the release of the 4K-capable Xbox One X and the subsequent 4K update available for Forza 7. The long update process if by far the biggest headache of the launch, but once it’s up and running, there’s really no turning back. Forza 7 in native 4K is like playing with real cars, except that you’re on a couch using game controllers. It’s pretty easy to imagine why a lot of people are probably going to be stuck on their couches this coming weekend.

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PostHeaderIcon Apparently, Gran Turismo Sport Sucks

How unfair and cruel this world is… Gran Turismo Sport is the biggest letdown since Bill Clinton got some dome in the oval office. Seriously, this game flat out sucks. Sure, the graphics are good, but you would have thought that game makers would have learned from the Need for Speed reboot – no matter how badly you want it to work, strictly online car games aren’t going to happen. We don’t like them. In fact, we hate them. It’s annoying. Sure, maybe we’ll play online and race some folks on occasion, but we want a legitimate campaign, especially for a racing SIMULATOR not just some random driving\car game. It just doesn’t make sense. The guys over at Polyphony Digital should have known better, but oh no, you had to go and slaughter one of the best and most legendary titles out there. And to think, I went out and bought a PS4 for this piece of crap.

Okay, so that was a bit of a rant, but I mean, come on… The hype was real…. The feeling we got when we saw the trailers was real…. Now, we know it was all for nothing. Such a letdown and now the Gran Turismo name will be forever slandered because of this crap. Con artistry at its best – get us all hyped up, then deliver us some online-based game that is just embarrassing. There’s no car customization, VR mode doesn’t even give you points and is only you against one other car — JUST ONE — and the “Campaign Mode” is just your training and license tests that you have to take to race online, which you probably don’t want to do anyway.

Sony Interactive should be embarrassed, Polyphony Digital should be embarrassed, and Sony should be begging other platforms to take on Gran Turismo Sport as well because this game is going to do nothing for that exclusive games list the execs rub their nipples to every night. Don’t want to take my word for it, check out my screenshots of the Amazon reviews below, then go look at them all for yourself. Don’t waste your money.

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PostHeaderIcon Apparently, Gran Turismo Sport Sucks

How unfair and cruel this world is… Gran Turismo Sport is the biggest letdown since Bill Clinton got some dome in the oval office. Seriously, this game flat out sucks. Sure, the graphics are good, but you would have thought that game makers would have learned from the Need for Speed reboot – no matter how badly you want it to work, strictly online car games aren’t going to happen. We don’t like them. In fact, we hate them. It’s annoying. Sure, maybe we’ll play online and race some folks on occasion, but we want a legitimate campaign, especially for a racing SIMULATOR not just some random driving\car game. It just doesn’t make sense. The guys over at Polyphony Digital should have known better, but oh no, you had to go and slaughter one of the best and most legendary titles out there. And to think, I went out and bought a PS4 for this piece of crap.

Okay, so that was a bit of a rant, but I mean, come on… The hype was real…. The feeling we got when we saw the trailers was real…. Now, we know it was all for nothing. Such a letdown and now the Gran Turismo name will be forever slandered because of this crap. Con artistry at its best – get us all hyped up, then deliver us some online-based game that is just embarrassing. There’s no car customization, VR mode doesn’t even give you points and is only you against one other car — JUST ONE — and the “Campaign Mode” is just your training and license tests that you have to take to race online, which you probably don’t want to do anyway.

Sony Interactive should be embarrassed, Polyphony Digital should be embarrassed, and Sony should be begging other platforms to take on Gran Turismo Sport as well because this game is going to do nothing for that exclusive games list the execs rub their nipples to every night. Don’t want to take my word for it, check out my screenshots of the Amazon reviews below, then go look at them all for yourself. Don’t waste your money.

References


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PostHeaderIcon Care to get a Mazda MX-5 to go with Your Copy of Gran Turismo Sport?

Gran Turismo Sport has officially gone live so expect a few busy weekends ahead over here at the TopSpeed office. For those who haven’t gotten their copies yet, it’s important to remember that you can buy the game in a number of bundle options, including a Limited Edition version here in the U.S. that adds a metal case, several Group B rally cars, a couple of unlocked prototype cars, and 1 million credits. That’s a pretty nice offer, but it’s nothing compared to the Gran Turismo Sport Super Bundle that’s being offered in Taiwan. That package not only comes with a Sony Bravia 4K HDR OLED TV and an assortment of other goodies, it also comes with a special edition Mazda MX-5 Miata that’s all dressed up in a Soul Red paint finish.

That’s right. An actual MX-5 is included in the Super Bundle. It’s not exactly as insane as the Grid 2: Mono Edition that came with a BAC Mono dressed in a GRID 2 livery, but it’s certainly a big step up from the 1:43 scale Nissan GT-R Spec V that Gran Turismo 5 came in a few years ago. Should any of our friends in Taiwan avail of this bundle, they also stand to get a PlayStation 4 Pro, Playstation VR, a year of the PlayStation Plus online multiplayer service, a Thrustmaster T-GT steering wheel controller, and an Apiga AP1 racing seat just in case your couch doesn’t feel real enough. The downside to getting that treasure chest’s worth of goodies is that the Super Bundle doesn’t come cheap. The cost of one is just under $1.4 million NTD, which converts to around $46,000. Still interested?

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

Is the Gran Turismo Sport Super Bundle a good buy?


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“The cost of one is just under $1.4 million NTD, which converts to around $46,000”

I guess it depends on who you ask. If money’s not a problem, then it’s something that’s worth buying, if only for the fact that you’ll be able to say that you did. Unfortunately for us here in the U.S., the Super Bundle is not available in this market though that doesn’t mean that there’s no chance to actually get one. You just have to be creative in doing it.

See, all the items included in the bundle are available in the US individually. Piece them all together, and you get a cost estimate of something like this:

Item Price ($)
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro $399.99
Playstation VR $299.99
Sony Bravia 65-inch 4K HDR OLED TV $3,999.99
Thrustmaster T-GT steering wheel controller $149.99
Apiga AP1 racing seat $389.99
Mazda MX-5 Miata (M/T) with Soul Red paint finish $26,090

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Do the math on those prices, and you’re looking at a total price of about $31,330. That’s about $14,700 less than what our Taiwanese friends will have to pay to buy the Super Bundle. I don’t know about any of you guys, but that’s what I call a better deal.

Whatever bundle you get, Gran Turismo Sport should be packed with excitement

Ultimately, it really doesn’t matter what bundle you get as long as you get Gran Turismo Sport. I understand the temptation of taking home an MX-5, but the game itself is the highlight here. The game itself is packed to the brim with cars (over 700 of ‘em!), race tracks, city circuits, and the best and newest in car racing video game technology.

Don’t miss out on the game because it’s already shaping up to be one of the best ones in the franchise’s long and rich history.

And again, if any of our friends in Taiwan get the Super Bundle, please let us know about it!

References

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PostHeaderIcon Finally! Gran Turismo Sport is Upon Us: Videos, Car Lists, and More!!

Microsoft Xbox has the Forza franchise, and Sony PlayStation has the Gran Turismo franchise, both of which sit at the top of the racing sim hierarchy of their respective platforms. Well, this week, an all-new Gran Turismo is finally about to hit PlayStation consoles, and it’s quite possibly the best Gran Turismo game to come out of the title’s 20-year run. And, that’s saying a lot as the game has done pretty well in living up to its “the real driving simulator” slogan. Over the years the game has gotten more realistic and downright sexy as far as graphics and car availability goes, but it still never took into account things like safety – it’s kind of hard to be concerned with driver safety when you’re sitting behind a TV driving energy drinks and eating chips, am I right? – but this time around, the company developing the game (Polyphony Digital) seems to be filling in the games that Sony Interactive Entertainment and Arsys Software left over the years.

With that said, it’s been a long time coming, and I’m just as excited for this game to hit shelves as I was Forza 7 and the Horizons sub-franchise. So far, Sony has been nice enough to release a limited trial of the game – it seems almost record-breaking as it attracted more than 1 million downloads – and a few videos that include the release date trailer, the gameplay trailer, a trailer for Interlagos Circuit, a tribute video for 20 years of GT, and a video to showcase the cars that have been announced so far. Speaking of cars, we’ve got the updated list (as of October 4th) in place for you below, along with links back to all of the reviews for each real-life model we have on hand. On top of that, we’ve got images of as many cars from Sport that we could get our hands on to go with all of the aforementioned videos. So, what are you waiting for, click the “continue reading” button and get ready for the game to launch!!!

Release Date Trailer

Gameplay Unveil Trailer

20 Year of Gran Turismo

Inside Gran Turismo Sport – Volume 1: Cars

Gran Turismo Sport – Interlagos Circuit

Theme Song Trailer

Brand Car Category
Alfa Romeo 4C Gr.3 Gr.3
Alfa Romeo 4C Gr.4 Gr.4
Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition N 200
Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 T Sport N 200
Alfa Romeo 4C Gr.3 Road Car N 500
Alpine Alpine Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Alpine Alpine Vision Gran Turismo 2017 Gr.1
Alpine Alpine Vision Gran Turismo Race Mode Gr.X
Aston Martin Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Aston Martin Aston Martin Vulcan Gr.X
Aston Martin One-77 N 800
Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Gr.3
Aston Martin V8 Vantage S N 400
Aston Martin Vantage Gr.4 Gr.4
Audi Audi R18 TDI (Audi Sport Team Joest) Gr.1
Audi Audi R8 LMS (Audi Sport Team WRT) Gr.3
Audi Audi Sport Quattro S1 Pikes Peak Gr.B Rally
Audi TT cup Gr.4
Audi TTS Coupé N 300
BMW BMW i3 N 200
BMW BMW M4 Coupé N 400
BMW BMW M4 Gr.4 Gr.4
BMW BMW M4 Safety Car Gr.X
BMW BMW M6 GT3 (Walkenhorst Motorsport) Gr.3
BMW BMW M6 GT3 M Power Livery Gr.3
BMW BMW Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
BMW BMW Z4 GT3 Gr.3
Bugatti Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X / Gr.1
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 N1000
Bugatti Veyron Gr.4 Gr.4
Chaparral Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Chevrolet Camaro SS N 500
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gr.3 Gr.3
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gr.4 Gr.4
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7) N 500
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gr.3 Road Car N 500
Citroën DS3 Racing N 200
Citroën GT by Citroën Gr.4 Gr.4
Citroën GT by Citroën Race Car (Gr.3) Gr.3
Citroën GT by Citroën Road Car N 500
Dodge Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat N 700
Dodge SRT Tomahawk GTS-R Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Dodge SRT Tomahawk S Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Dodge SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.1) Gr.1
Dodge SRT Tomahawk X Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Dodge Viper Gr.4 Gr.4
Dodge Viper GTS N 600
Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R Gr.3
Ferrari 458 Italia N 600
Ferrari 458 Italia Gr.4 Gr.4
Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Gr.3
Ferrari LaFerrari N1000
Fittipaldi Motors Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina Gr.X
Ford Focus Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Ford Focus ST N 300
Ford Mustang Gr.3 Gr.3
Ford Mustang Gr.4 Gr.4
Ford Mustang Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback N 400
Ford Mustang Gr.3 Road Car N 500
Gran Turismo Gran Turismo Racing Kart 125 Shifter Gr.X
Honda Civic Type R (FK2) N 300
Honda Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V Gr.X
Honda NSX N 600
Honda NSX Gr.3 Gr.3
Honda NSX Gr.4 Gr.4
Honda NSX Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track N 300
Hyundai Genesis Gr.3 Gr.3
Hyundai Genesis Gr.4 Gr.4
Hyundai Genesis Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Hyundai HYUNDAI N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X / Gr.1
Infiniti INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Jaguar F-type Gr.3 Gr.3
Jaguar F-type Gr.4 Gr.4
Jaguar F-type R Coupé N 500
Lamborghini 2015 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Gr.3
Lamborghini Huracán Gr.4 Gr.4
Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 N 600
Lamborghini Veneno N 800
Lexus LC500 N 500
Lexus LEXUS LF-LC GT “Vision Gran Turismo” Gr.X
Lexus RC F N 500
Lexus RC F Gr.4 Gr.4
Lexus RC F GT3 prototype (Emil Frey Racing) Gr.3
Mazda Atenza Gr.3 Gr.3
Mazda Atenza Sedan XD L Package N 200
Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X / Gr.1
Mazda Roadster S (ND) N 100
Mazda Atenza Gr.4 Gr.4
Mazda Atenza Gr.3 Road Car N 500
McLaren 650S Coupe N 700
McLaren 650S Gr.4 Gr.4
McLaren 650S GT3 Gr.3
McLaren McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X / Gr.1
McLaren MP4-12C N 600
Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG 4MATIC N 400
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT S N 500
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Safety Car Gr.X
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT3 (AMG-Team HTP-Motorsport) Gr.3
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Racing Series Gr.X
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG N 600
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gr.4 Gr.4
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Gr.3
MINI MINI Clubman Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV EVOLUTION Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition N 300
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition Gr.3 Gr.3
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition Gr.4 Gr.4
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition Gr.B Road Car N 500
Nissan GT-R Gr.4 Gr.4
Nissan GT-R Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 N24 Schulze Motorsport Gr.3
Nissan GT-R Premium edition N 600
Nissan GT-R Safety Car Gr.X
Nissan NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Nissan Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Gr.1
Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport N 200
Peugeot Peugeot 908 HDi FAP – Team Peugeot Total Gr.1
Peugeot PEUGEOT Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Peugeot PEUGEOT Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.3) Gr.3
Peugeot RCZ Gr.3 Gr.3
Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 Gr.4
Peugeot RCZ Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Peugeot RCZ GT Line N 200
Peugeot RCZ Gr.3 Road Car N 500
Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991) N 500
Porsche 911 RSR (991) Gr.3
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Gr.4
Porsche Porsche 919 Hybrid (Porsche Team) Gr.1
Renault Sport Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy N 200
Renault Sport Mégane Gr.4 Gr.4
Renault Sport Mégane R.S. Trophy N 300
Renault Sport R.S.01 Gr.X
Renault Sport R.S.01 GT3 Gr.3
Subaru SUBARU VIZIV GT Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Subaru WRX Gr.3 Gr.3
Subaru WRX Gr.4 Gr.4
Subaru WRX Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Subaru WRX STI Type S N 300
Subaru WRX Gr.B Road Car N 500
Toyota 86 GRMN N 200
Toyota TOYOTA 86 Gr.4 Gr.4
Toyota TOYOTA 86 Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Toyota TOYOTA 86 GT N 200
Toyota Toyota FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Toyota Toyota FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.3) Gr.3
Toyota TOYOTA S-FR N 100
Toyota TOYOTA S-FR Racing Concept N 400
Toyota Toyota TS050 – Hybrid (Toyota Gazoo Racing) Gr.1
Toyota TS030 Hybrid Gr.1
Volkswagen Golf VII GTI N 200
Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Volkswagen GTI Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.3) Gr.3
Volkswagen Scirocco Gr.4 Gr.4
Volkswagen Volkswagen Beetle Gr.3 Gr.3

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PostHeaderIcon Peugeot L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo

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In 2013, Mercedes-Benz launched the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, a retro-inspired supercar developed for the launch of the Gran Turismo 6 video game. It was the first Vision GT car ever made and started a big thing that saw all major automakers bring their own concepts into the game. In all, no fewer than 21 Vision cars were unveiled for the Gran Turismo 6 until 2016. These came from 16 different carmakers, including BMW, Volkswagen, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Mazda, Lexus, and SRT. Come 2017, and we’ve already seen five concepts unleashed for the new Gran Turismo Sport game, the latest of which is the Peugeot L750 R Hybrid.

The second Vision Gran Turismo concept coming from Peugeot, the L750 R HYbrid is actually an evolution of the L500 R HYbrid that saw the light of the Gran Turismo day in 2016. The new concept car has a more aggressive exterior with upgraded aerodynamics, as well as a more powerful hybrid drivetrain. The L750 R HYbrid is available for all 17 locations and many tracks in the Gran Turismo Sport video game and can be customized in any color. You can also enter the car in a 24-hour race on Twitter if you’re into getting retweets for each lap driven.

Continue reading to learn more about the Peugeot L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo.

Exterior


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“Setting the new car apart from the old one is the redesigned splitter”

Essentially a more aggressive version of the L500 R HYbrid, the L750 concept is identical to its virtual predecessor save for the redesigned aerodynamic package and the new livery. The front fascia is just as aggressive, featuring a V-shaped nose and boomerang-shaped headlamps that flank the lion badge. Setting the new car apart from the old one is the redesigned splitter, which is slightly larger, and the wings placed on each side of the bumper.

Onto the sides, there are two major upgrades to talk about. First, the new concept has a roof scoop, which in real life would enhance engine cooling. Second, the game car rides on forged magnesium wheel, which shave a few pounds of the previous concept.


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“The L750 sports a huge wing for enhanced downforce, a feature you won't see on the L500”

The similarities between the old and the new concept cars continue around back, where both vehicles employ the same V-shaped decklid and diffuser with the center mounted brake lights at the center. This design reminds me of boat-tail style cars from the 1930s, although I have a feeling this wasn’t Peugeot’s aim.

Anyway, the L750 gets a huge wing for enhanced downforce, a feature you won’t see on the L500. The livery is also new, combining various shades of gray and silver with red and blue stripes. Like most race cars recently introduced by Peugeot, the L750 features “Red Bull” and “Total” logos. On the front hood, a checkered pattern rounds off the spectacular livery.

Interior


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Note: Peugeot L500 R HYbrid Concept pictured here.

“The layout is as extreme as they get and looks as if inspired by a spaceship”

There are no photos or information about the interior, but this isn’t surprising given this concept car was created for a video game. However, Peugeot did launch interior renderings of the previous concept car and we can have a look at that to find out more about the L750.

The layout is as extreme as they get and looks as if inspired by a spaceship. There’s only one seat at the center and everything looks to be made of carbon-fiber, including the red painted seat. The steering wheel too is made from lightweight materials and looks more like a controller rather than a conventional wheel. But this is far from surprising given that this concept was designed with racing in mind.


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Note: Peugeot L500 R HYbrid Concept pictured here.

“Arguably the most interesting features are the holographic projectors located at the front of the cockpit”

Arguably the most interesting features are the holographic projectors located at the front of the cockpit. According to Peugeot, they display vital information about the car’s performance and the track ahead, as well as a detailed map. A HUD from the future if you will.

Given that the French carmaker had nothing to say about the L750’s cockpit, it’s safe to assume that no changes were made to the L500 design. Which is actually pretty cool since the previous concept was already as futuristic as they get.

Drivetrain


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“Output has been increased from 500 to 750 horsepower in the new Vision Gran Turismo car”

It’s a bit weird to talk about a drivetrain in a car that only exists in a video game, but Peugeot insists that the L750 features a high-performance hybrid under the shell. This was also the case with the L500, but output has been increased for the new Vision Gran Turismo car. Specifically, while the L500’s gasoline engine was rated at 270 (virtual) horsepower, the L750 hits Gran Turismo Sport tracks with 580 horses at its disposal. In addition, it has an electric motor that cranks out 170 horsepower with the help of a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. The L500 had a similar layout, but with two motors, each rated at 115 horses.

Total output in the L750 is estimated at 750 horsepower, a 250-horsepower increase over the L500. In addition to being more powerful, the L750 is also 385.8 pounds lighter, tipping the scales at 1,818.8 pounds. Now that’s quite a impressive power-to-weight ratio, too bad this car doesn’t exist in real life…


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“The L750 will be able to hit 62 mph from a standing start in 2.4 seconds”

Peugeot says that the L750 will be able to hit 62 mph from a standing start in 2.4 seconds. In the Gran Turismo Sport video game, obviously. That’s a tenth-second quicker than the L500, which is a bit disappointing given the significantly lighter car and the 50-percent power bump.

Other specs listed by the French maker include a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox, an engine and transmission assembly mounted on the rear axle, a dual-circuit hydraulic braking system with four ventilated carbon disc brakes, and independent suspension all around.

Conclusion


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While I’m not a big fan of Gran Turismo and virtual vehicles don’t really turn me on, it’s actually great that automakers go through all the trouble to create these Vision Gran Turismo concepts. Most of them may not exist in real life and their drivetrain specs are usually of the “here’s a nice dream we had last night” variety, but the video game industry is now big enough to make these efforts worthwhile. Hopefully some of the technology inside Vision cars will make it into production models at some point.

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References


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Read our full review on the 2016 Peugeot L500 R HYbrid.

PostHeaderIcon McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo Concept

In all the years that the Vision Gran Turismo concepts have been around, McLaren has been one of the few automakers that have yet to unveil a concept for the Gran Turismo video game franchise. It was only a matter of time before it did, and that time has finally come. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo, and it is positively spectacular.

It is a bit ironic, though, that the most extreme McLaren I’ve ever seen isn’t actually a real thing. This coming from an automaker that’s known for releasing some mind-bending machinery over the years. That’s just the catch of all these Vision Gran Turismo concepts. They are created exclusively for the Gran Turismo game franchise and without any real-world rules and regulations to hinder them, these automakers go to great lengths to make their concepts as unforgettable as possible. That’s evidently the case here with McLaren’s Ultimate VGT concept. It’s prepared to be a showcase of the kind of cars the company envisions it’s going to produce by 2030. Not that I’m getting excited, but the LMP1-style treatment to the concept does make me wonder if this is the kind of future we can expect. Seeing as it’s already capable of zany creations like the MSO-designed X1 Concept, I wouldn’t put it past these guys to turn this concept into reality 13 years from now. For now, all we can do is enjoy it once Gran Turismo Sport hits shelves in October.

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Exterior


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If there ever was a Vision Gran Turismo concept that looks too good to be true, this has to be it. One look at the McLaren Ultimate VGT and you know that it was created with one purpose in mind: showcase the future.

“One look at the McLaren Ultimate VGT and you know that it was created with one purpose in mind: showcase the future.”

In typical VGT fashion, the McLaren Ultimate followed the function trumps form motto. The exterior, in particular, was designed with aerodynamics placed as top priority. The free-flowing body is devoid of a bummer as the car’s sharp nose is connected to the lip spoiler by two carbon fiber bars. The wheel arches are massive and take the shape of an eye of all things. The teardrop-style cabin is a sign of the present getting a futuristic application, as does the fin that extends from the roof of the car to the rear section. A massive spoiler is also a prominent item in the concept and it’s worth noting how part of the taillight setup is actually integrated in. Massive diffusers complete the aerodynamic design and if you noticed, the exhausts are actually on the side of the car, hiding in plain sight just on the rear wheel arches.


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In keeping with its tradition of being different from the rest, McLaren went some lengths to present the Ultimate VGT in three different configurations: Performance, Ulterior, and Noir. Each version comes with a different livery, although the colors don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things since the concept looks stunning in it of itself.

“McLaren went some lengths to present the Ultimate VGT in three different configurations: Performance, Ulterior, and Noir”

Altogether, the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo Concept tips the scales at just 1,000 kilos (2,200 pounds). By comparison, the McLaren P1 GTR checks in at 1,400 kilos (3,086 pounds). If the Ultimate VGT is around today, it’s safe to say that it automatically ascends to the top of McLaren’s hierarchy as the lightest, fastest, and most powerful car the automaker has. Sadly, that’s not going to happen for at least another 13 years, should McLaren go that route in the first place.

Interior


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We don’t get to see a clear shot of the interior so we’re going to have to rely on McLaren design director Rob Melville to walk us through its interpretation of the McLaren Ultimate VGT concept’s interior. According to Melville, McLaren didn’t just want to design an interior with a standard layout. That would be unbecoming of the whole philosophy of the Vision Gran Turismo exercise. Instead, it played with a seating configuration wherein the driver is positioned in the center of the chassis, lying on his stomach instead of sitting down.

“McLaren played with a seating configuration wherein the driver is positioned in the center of the chassis, lying on his stomach instead of sitting down”

Think of it in the terms of how motorcycle riders are positioned, head far forward, extending almost right above the front axle. Not only is this cutting-edge for a car, I imagine that it’s also going to be the subject of plenty of safety and regulatory hearings. The cabin of the concept is also snug and tight, or as Melville describes it, “shrink-wrapped” around the driver. It’s hard to imagine what that interior is going to look like but that’s a testament to how above-and-beyond McLaren went into designing its VGT concept.

Drivetrain


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Unlike some Vision Gran Turismo concepts, McLaren Ultimate VGT covers a lot of ground in terms of information. It even has a powertrain – a 4.0-liter biturbo V-8 engine from the McLaren 720S – that combines with electric motors to develop 1,150 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque. Since this is an exercise in imagination, it’s hard to argue against the output McLaren decided to give to its Ultimate VGT concept. It could just as well be double that to 2,300 horsepower and 1,880 pound-feet of torque and we’d be just as impressed by it.

“1,150 ponies and 940 pound-feet of torque is impressive for a car that looks the part of a futuristic performance car”

Okay, that’s not true. 2,300 horsepower is aviation-type power. I can’t imagine any automaker getting to that level in 13 years without having to jump through hoops to make it happen. Still, 1,150 ponies and 940 pound-feet of torque is impressive for a car that looks the part of a futuristic performance car.

Competition

Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo


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We normally don’t put this section on VGT concepts, but I’ll make an exception this time because of the number of other Vision Gran Turismo concepts that have been prepared in similar fashion. Take the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo, for example. It’s a lot like the McLaren Ultimate VGT in terms of futuristic styling. It has elements of LMP1 in it too, namely a pointy nose with radical aerodynamic features, fender-mounted side mirrors, an aviation-inspired canopy, a massive fin that extends from the cabin all the way back to the rear fascia, and a large wheel arches housing lightweight wheel. On the power front, Hyundai’s VGT concept features a fuel cell system that produces 871 horsepower and an undisclosed amount of torque. It’s not as powerful as the McLaren Ultimate VGT, but it certainly looks the part of a car that can give it everything it can handle.

Read our full review on the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo.

SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo


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It’s still one of my favorite Vision Gran Turismo concepts and even with the arrival of the McLaren Ultimate VGT, I’d probably still side with the Tomahawk. The wide stance and low-slung roof are massively appealing. The air intakes and the overdose in active aeros make it a true car of the future that uses advanced versions of present-day technology. It’s a good design cocktail that SRT mixed, but what I really like about the Tomahawk is the number of variants it came with, each coming with different amounts of power from the same 7.0-liter V-10 engine. There’s the “entry-level” S variant producing 1,007 horsepower and a top speed of 250 mph, the “GTS-R” variant that peaks at 1,450 horsepower with a pneumatic system in tow, and the “X” version that’s sitting on 2,590 horsepower, good enough to propel the car to a top speed of 404 mph.

Read our full review on the SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo.

Conclusion


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The first rule of writing about Vision Gran Turismo concepts is to not get caught up on any of them. They all look great from a design perspective with some even boasting of insane levels of power to hammer home the point of their concept nature. That’s what I’m getting from the McLaren Ultimate VGT. The design of the car is outlandish in a great way and the whole philosophy of the interior is just as mind-boggling.

In other words, the Mclaren Ultimate VGT is a mental piece of machinery, exactly like what most Vision Gran Turismo concepts should be.

  • Leave it
    • Unlikely to hit production anytime in the near or far future
    • Motorcycle-style sitting position sounds weird
    • It’s not my favorite Vision Gran Turismo concept

References

Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo


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Read our full review on the Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo.

Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo


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Read our full review on the Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo.

Alpine GT6 Vision GT Sports Car


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Read our full review on the Alpine GT6 Vision GT Sports Car.

PostHeaderIcon Zagato’s Vision Gran Turismo Concept Looks All Sorts Of Sexy

Ever since the Vision Gran Turismo exercise sprung to life in 2013, automakers from all over the world have taken full advantage of the opportunity to showcase their imaginations on designing revolutionary cars for Sony’s Gran Turismo video racing game franchise. We’ve seen, quite literally, 30 or more cars with the Vision Gran Turismo label, each one seemingly more audacious than the one before it. Suffice it to say; it’s been an overwhelmingly successful exercise for all parties concerned, including the latest automaker to join in on the fun: Zagato. The Italian design house will be in debuting its first stab at a VGT concept, and as far as teasers go, it’s already showing off quite a handful of jaw-dropping bits.

The concept is officially called the Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo Concept and, as the name implies, it’s essentially a homage to the Iso Rivolta, a sports car that was in production in the 60’s. It’s still unclear how Zagato managed to pay tribute to the old Rivolta with the concept seeing as the car is only showing a glimpse of its body. But, as far as teasing goes, this slight pulling up of the skirt reveals way more than we could have hoped. Those bulging wheel arches, in particular, not only look daunting, but they extend seamlessly straight into the front bumper on one side and into the body on the other. Harder to see from this angle is the front section of the car, though we do get to see a sharp nose, thin headlights, and a small canard just in front of wheels. The full reveal of the Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo Concept takes place on October 18, giving us five weeks to speculate on what kind of sexy piece of machinery is hiding underneath that cover.

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PostHeaderIcon Forza Motorsport 7 Is Literally Next-Generation Gaming: Video

We already know what to expect from Forza Motorsport 7. Or do we? That question may not be answered until we all get our hands on the game later this year, but Forza creative director Bill Giese isn’t waiting until October 3 (or November 7 for those who have the Xbox One X) to get the game’s hype train rolling. Speaking with IGN at Gamescom 2017 in Cologne, Germany, Giese touched on several important items about the game that’s already making us giddy for Forza 7 to hit shelves.

Among the most important announcements that caught our attention is Giese’s admission that experiencing Forza 7 at its best requires the all-new Xbox One X, thanks to its much faster processing power over the Xbox One, as well as true 4K resolution. Basically, you’re going to need an Xbox One X and a 4K TV to really immerse yourselves into the world of Forza 7. Giese even says that playing Forza 7 on the Xbox One X at native 4K at 60 FPS really opens up the richness of the racing environment that Turn 10 Studios created. Think it can’t get any more real than what the Xbox One provides? Well, according to Giese, playing the game on the One X allows you see even the tiniest of details in crystal clear resolution. Imagine the people in the stands having actual faces and moving like real people. Better yet, imagine the bits and pieces of rock on the asphalt or the patches of grass as your cars drive by. They can all be seen in 4K resolution.

Add all of this to the fact that Forza 7 has over 700 cars at its disposal, including the largest collection of Ferrari cars in the history of video game racing franchises and the addition of Porsche into the fold, and you have a game that’s already living up to the hype, even if it’s still two months away from releasing.

PostHeaderIcon Christmas Comes Early As Sony Releases Gran Turismo Sport-Themed Playstation 4 Console

As if getting excited over the upcoming release of Gran Turismo Sport isn’t enough for gamers, Sony and Polyphony Digital just upped the ante after announcing a new limited edition Gran Turismo Sport Playstation 4 console. Turns out, this new console is even more reason for gamers to start counting the days to October 18, the date Sony stamped as the official release of both the special edition console and the game itself.

Befitting its special edition status, the Gran Turismo Sport PS4 Console is going to be offered with some pretty impressive specs. For starters, it’s going to be based on the latest Slim 1TB version of the PS4. It’ll also feature unique cosmetic features, none more prominent than the silver faceplate that bears the Gran Turismo logo. Even the matching Dualshock 4 wireless controller will be finished in silver, making it the only limited edition PS4 console that will proudly carry these colors. Those who end up buying the console will also receive a special Day-1 edition of the game, which itself comes with in-game credits amounting to $250,000 on top of some livery sticker packs, a chrome racing helmet, and 60 PS4 avatars. Those who aren’t sold on buying the console itself do have the option of only buying the limited edition controller, which is expected to be bundled with a standard edition of the game and a Grand Turismo-branded touch pad.

About the only downside to the special edition console is availability, at least as far as U.S. customers are concerned. Though pricing details have not been announced, Sony has announced that the console will be available in the U.K., Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. There’s no word yet from Sony on whether the console will hit our shores, but until it says it does, work on the assumption that we’ll be on the outside looking in as far as this special edition GTS-themed PS4 console is concerned.

PostHeaderIcon Drive the new BMW M5 First in Need for Speed Payback!

So, today is the day that the next-generation BMW M5 breaks cover, and it couldn’t come any sooner now that someone took the liberty of releasing some images over the weekend, just hours prior to its debut. Well, much like Porsche did with the Porsche 911 GT2 RS at Xbox E3 during the Forza 7 preview, BMW has decided to do the same by introducing the M5 in the newest and upcoming installation of Need for Speed. The game debuts on November 10th and the M5 will be available in the game at launch, which is well before the M5 will roll into dealers next spring. Of course, you’ll still get to put the pedal to the metal first in the game, and let’s be honest – that’s still better than waiting months for delivery, don’t you think?

With that said, we have a new NFS: Payback trailer to watch and get a good look at the M5 putting in work while we’re at it. Of course, the biggest thing we were waiting on was the official look of the next M-powered beast, as we already knew that it would offer up 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, all of which is channeled through an eight-speed automatic transmission to an AWD system, yet another plus for this aggressive little sports sedan. But, what’s more important to note are the major improvements that come along with this generation of the M5, as it Trumps the previous model hands down in just about every way imaginable. It has a fresh suspension system that’s tuned for everyday driving and track use via the drive mode selector, variable damper control, impressive performance credentials, and a top speed of 189 mph if you opt for the M Driver’s Package. Let’s venture into a little comparison below to see how it really stacks up to that old M5 sitting in your driveway!

PostHeaderIcon Ken Block’s Hoonicorn Mustang Highlights New Hoonigan Car Pack For Forza Horizon 3

By now, it’s probably been established that Ken Block has some of the most desirable cars in the world. We’re not talking about exotics though; we’re talking about his custom drift cars, one of which is the beyond awesome “Hoonicorn” Mustang. The real world offers all of us little possibility of owning the Hoonicorn, but there is now a way for us to get to drive it… in the world of Forza Horizon 3.

Oh, yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Hoonicorn Mustang is now available on Forza Horizon 3 as the crown jewel car of the game’s new Hoonigann Car Pack. Judging by its name, it’s of little surprise that the new pack is made up entirely of cars that are affiliated with the Hoonigan brand, of which Block’s Gymkhana exploits was born from. The pack isn’t all about the 1,400-horsepower Hoonicorn, after all. There’s also the 333-horsepower 1978 Ford Escort RS Rally car that’s also owned by Block. There’s also “Loki,” a 1979 Chevy K5 Blazer that was built and developed by Baldwin Motorsports. Since these cars are defined by their nicknames as much as their capabilities, I should add that a car called “Napalm Nova” – a 1972 Chevy Nova – is also part of the pack, as is “Tri-Five by Fire,” a gasser-style Chevrolet Bel Air and “Twerkstallion,” a 1992 Mazda RX-7.

The cost of the pack is $6.99 and it’s already available. If any of you don’t have Forza Horizon 3, fret not because the pack will also be available on Forza Motorsport 7 when the game hits shelves in a few months.

PostHeaderIcon UPDATED: Turn 10 Studios Drops List Of First 167 Cars On Forza 7

One hundred and sixty seven. We can count them all up until the cows come home, but that number isn’t going to change. 167 – that’s how many cars Turn 10 Studios has unveiled as part of the first wave of vehicles that will be included in Forza Motorsport when the game goes on sale on October 3. The number itself is impressive if you think about it, but it’s not even close to the number of cars the developer plans to include on the Xbox One and PC versions of the game. All in all, Turn 10 Studios has indicated that Forza 7 will have over 700 cars.

If these numbers aren’t enough to get you excited for the game, there’s a good chance that seeing the list of 167 cars we already know will do the trick. Want a classic Ferrari to drive around the more than 30 courses included in the game? Well, the game has a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. If a classic Ferrari isn’t your thing, you can opt for something a bit more modern like the Koenigsegg One:1. If you want to get even more exotic than that, you can choose something like the W Motors Lykan HyperSport. There are plenty more cars to go crazy over from this list so be sure to be mindful of your jaws once they slowly start dropping to the floor. Remember, there is also the option of pre-ordering the game, including the Ultimate Edition, which unlocks access to the world of Forza on September 29.

UPDATE 08/10/17: Hot on the heels of releasing the first wave of cars available to Forza 7, Turn 10 Studios has dropped another massive list of automotive heaven, this time detailing the Japanese- and American-made cars that will feature in the next-generation game of the hit franchise. It is worth noting though that one Japanese automaker – and a big one at that – is unlikely to appear in the game.

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PostHeaderIcon Can Nintendo Pose a Threat to Gran Turismo And Forza Motorsports with Gear.Club Unlimited?

For the longest time, Nintendo’s go-to racing game was Mario Kart. It was a decidedly different approach from Sony and Microsoft, which touted the Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport racing video game franchises, respectively. But with the arrival of the Nintendo Switch, the old guard is finally joining the party with its own dedicated racing video game simulator.

The game is called Gear.Club Unlimited, and while the title itself isn’t new – it’s based on the Gear.Club that is being offered on iOS and Android platforms – it is the first racing simulator that will be available for the Nintendo Switch. That distinction alone makes the game something of a must-see, in large part because it’s going to rely on the unique gaming experience that the Switch provides. Specific details about the game have yet to be announced, but we do know that it will be co-developed by publisher Microids in partnership with Eden Games. The latter is a good choice as any in developing Gear.Club Unlimited since it already has racing simulators like Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed, V-Rally Series, and Test Drive under its belt. The game is also expected to feature some of the world’s best exotics, including the McLaren 675LT, Nissan G-TR, Pagani Huayra, and the Mercedes SLS AMG, all of which were presented in the first trailer of the video game.

The game itself is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year, although a specific price has not yet been announced. Rest assured, Gear.Club Unlimited may not have the esteem and status as Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport, but if Microids and Eden Games really work on this title and develop it properly for the Switch, it could fill that massive racing simulator gap that Nintendo has been trying to fill to complement the iconic Mario Kart.

PostHeaderIcon Final Fantasy XV’s Regalia Four-Door Convertible Is Now Playable On Forza Horizon 3

If any of you have gotten the chance to play Final Fantasy XV, you’ve probably driven some miles on the Regalia, the massive, Cadillac Ciel-looking, four-door convertible that Noctis and his friends drive around the massive world of Eos. It’s an incredibly expansive game and the Regalia is likewise impossible to miss. I’m bringing this up because those who haven’t played Final Fantasy XV will now be able to drive the Regalia… in Forza Horizon 3.

Believe it or not, but it’s true. The Regalia has found itself in a completely different video game franchise, the product of a presumed collaboration between Turn 10 Studios and Final Fantasy XV developer Square Enix. The full scope of details behind this collab have yet to be announced – maybe we see a rally racing sub-game added to Final Fantasy XV? – but it is important to know that this isn’t the first time that Turn 10 Studios has brought a fantasy vehicle from another game entirely into the world of Forza Horizon 3. Just last year, the studio ported over the M12 Warthog LRV from the Halo video game franchise to Forza Horizon 3. Now it’s the Regalia from Final Fantasy XV and this growing trend is raising questions on what the next fantasy car will make its way into the world of Forza. For what it’s worth, I hope it’s Elena’s Jeep from the Uncharted video game franchise. For now though, I’m more than happy taking the Regalia out for a spin. At least now I can find out how it stacks up against its real-world equivalent: the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

PostHeaderIcon Final Fantasy XV’s Regalia Four-Door Convertible Is Now Playable On Forza Horizon 3

If any of you have gotten the chance to play Final Fantasy XV, you’ve probably driven some miles on the Regalia, the massive, Cadillac Ciel-looking, four-door convertible that Noctis and his friends drive around the massive world of Eos. It’s an incredibly expansive game and the Regalia is likewise impossible to miss. I’m bringing this up because those who haven’t played Final Fantasy XV will now be able to drive the Regalia… in Forza Horizon 3.

Believe it or not, but it’s true. The Regalia has found itself in a completely different video game franchise, the product of a presumed collaboration between Turn 10 Studios and Final Fantasy XV developer Square Enix. The full scope of details behind this collab have yet to be announced – maybe we see a rally racing sub-game added to Final Fantasy XV? – but it is important to know that this isn’t the first time that Turn 10 Studios has brought a fantasy vehicle from another game entirely into the world of Forza Horizon 3. Just last year, the studio ported over the M12 Warthog LRV from the Halo video game franchise to Forza Horizon 3. Now it’s the Regalia from Final Fantasy XV and this growing trend is raising questions on what the next fantasy car will make its way into the world of Forza. For what it’s worth, I hope it’s Elena’s Jeep from the Uncharted video game franchise. For now though, I’m more than happy taking the Regalia out for a spin. At least now I can find out how it stacks up against its real-world equivalent: the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

PostHeaderIcon Circle Your Calendars! Gran Turismo Sport Drops October 17

The latest and presumably greatest version of the Gran Turismo video game racing franchise now has an official release date. Barring yet another delay, Gran Turismo Sport will find its way into hands of video gamers in the U.S. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. European gamers will have to wait until the 18th, while Japanese gamers will have to wait another day for the game to arrive in their region on the 19th. In any event, the new release date now appears to be set in stone after numerous delays spanning almost a year, with plenty of Gran Turismo fans turning sour on the franchise.

The October 17 release date appears to be for realsies now. It couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time, too, considering the game’s chief rival, Microsoft’s Forza Motorsport 7 will be released two weeks earlier on October 3, 2017. It’s still unclear as to why the game has been mired in development after having an initial release date of November 2016. That said, none of that matters now because, according to Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi, the game is “entering the final stages of polishing” ahead of the October 2017 launch date. All’s well that ends well in this regard. Gran Turismo Sport is finally arriving this October, and to get you excited for its coming release, check out the latest trailer for one of the year’s most highly-anticipated video games.

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PostHeaderIcon The Crew 2 Kicks Things Into Over Drive with the Addition of Planes and Boats

Just a little over a year before we were blessed with the Need for Speed reboot, Ubisoft dropped a little gem known as “The Crew,” an open-world game focused on racing with an interesting story line. Like the NFS reboot The Crew was criticized for its always-online style of gameplay (makes you wonder why NFS did it a year later, huh?) but still received decent reviews despite the technical glitches and problematic user interface. Over the next few years, there were a couple of expansion packs released to keep the game relevant as NFS hit the shelves. Come E3 2017, and Ubisoft has officially announced a sequel, The Crew 2, which will be based in the U.S. again, but brings about a redesigned map of the country to go with the addition of new vehicles: bikes, planes, and boats.

Called “Motornation,” the redesigned map of the U.S. in the Crew 2 should be insanely massive, offer up more cities, and more details than before. Switching between vehicles types is said to happen on the fly, at your beck and call, so you can switch from four wheels to two wheels, to none at all with the press of a button. There will be four motorsports families in the game that will include street races, off-roaders, pro racers, and freestylers, all of which will offer up new rides and the ability to customize them as you see fit. New vehicles and items will also be earned through the various competitions or encounters of chance. And, for those of you who have sunk hours upon hours of your life into the first game, you’ll be greeted with a Crew Rewards Program that will offer you as many as 18 vehicles in The Crew 2. So, ready to check out the reveal and some gameplay of the upcoming game? Let’s get to it.


PostHeaderIcon Xbox One X Is Taking Forza 7 To A Whole New Level

Just when you thought racing video games couldn’t get any more realistic in its current format, out comes Forza Motorsport 7 for the Xbox X. The bar for “realistic gaming” has now been set even higher. Don’t get me wrong; this type of evolution is expected, especially in an industry that’s always at the forefront of cutting-edge technology. But with the upcoming release of Xbox X (scheduled for later in the year) ushering in a new era of console gaming, Turn 10 Studios is stepping up with a game that not only offers more than 700 different cars and over 30 different racing environments, but will also boast in-game footage shot at 60 frames per second in 4K resolution.

Now I know I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to video game tech, but I know that 4K is next-level stuff. I also know that when Forza Motorsport 7 is touted as having features like racing conditions that “change every time you race,” I’m aware that there’s something new and evolutionary that’s being offered to the table. All of that adds up to what promises to be a gaming experience that we’ve never gotten from this kind of platform. How that’s going to change our perception of car racing games will only be determined once the console and the game hit the shelves. Rest assured, though, that with Xbox X packing the kind of technology we haven’t seen used on this scale on a video game console, the possibilities of next-gen gaming will be right in our hands soon enough.

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PostHeaderIcon Next Need for Speed Trailer Released; BMW M5 Face Exposed

Just a couple of weeks ago, we brought you the news about a new installment to the Need for Speed franchise that promised better police chases, an offline mode, and even daytime gameplay. More importantly, we’ll actually be able to pause the game for the first time since its reboot – that in itself is enough to pop champagne bottles and make it rain, right? Well, now we’re getting a look at the first official trailer and, needless to say, there are a few surprises. As promised, it does look like there are daytime gameplay and wicked police chases, but it also looks like it’s leaning a bit toward aFast and Furious-type storyline. The new game is being called “Need for Speed: Payback” and is apparently about building the perfect ride and “playing out an action driving fantasy.”

The game will be released on November 10, 2017, and those who preorder will receive the platinum car pack that includes a 2008 Nissan 350Z, 1967 Chevy Camaro SS, 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor, and a 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport. But, this isn’t the only surprise that comes along with the announcement of the latest NFS game. The trailer gives us a quick but definite glimpse at the upcoming BMW M5. We only get to see the face for just a second, but it’s enough to tease us that much more.

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