As you may or may not be aware, the Gran Turismo HD demo for the PlayStation 3 was just made available by free download from the PlayStation Network! This new demo is a Gran Turismo 5 "preview" of sorts, to give a hint at what the Polyphony Digital team is capable of on the new gaming system. It includes one new track, the "Eiger Nordwand", and 10 cars including the '96 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR, '94 Nissan SKYLINE GT-R Vspec II, and '06 Ferrari 599. As your times get progressively faster, the faster cars become available, "Drift Mode" is unlocked, and the Eiger can be run in reverse. Fastest times are posted to online Leaderboards, and you can download these hot laps and check them out for yourself. If you have a PS3, start your download now and join the other lucky GTPlanet members in the Gran Turismo HD forum - if not, we have plenty of high definition footage and screenshots to hold you over.
Initial Impressions and Download Walk-Through:
GTPlanet's Gran Turismo HD Forum:
New Gran Turismo HD Screenshots:
Gran Turismo HD Menu Screenshots:
(New) Official Gran Turismo HD Trailer in High Definition:
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV at the Eiger Nordwand:
Nissan Skyline GT-R at the Eiger Nordwand:
Polyphony Digital's GTHD Tribute to the Nissan Skyline:
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If anyone d/ls this I'm coming over. The Eiger Nordwand seems sweet! You can finally drive a Ferrari in GT!