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Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge Announced

Beginning December 17, 2009, the Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge will be available for download on the PlayStation Network (PSN) store.

Powered by Gran Turismo 5's brand-new physics engine, the Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge features both a stock and a tuned version of the new Nissan 370Z, and includes two time trial events on a single track, one for each version of the car. Players are invited to put the game through its paces, pushing their driving skills to post their best lap times for both versions of the Nissan 370Z.

Both US and Canada will run their own contest, with separate winners chosen for each country. At the end of the competition period, the winner with the best combined time for both tuned and non-tuned Time Trials will drive away with round trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two (winner and guest) to attend the Indianapolis 500® Mile Race on May 30, 2010, as well as a VIP package which includes two (2) VIP suite tickets and all-access passes to the garage, pit area, and Victory Lane for pre- and post-race celebrations for the race. The VIP package also includes all-access passes for Carb Day®--which includes the final Indy 500® practice, pit stop competition and special concert festivities--as well as special event car rides in the 2010 Indy 500 event vehicle.

There will be one contest for US residents, and a separate contest for Canadian residents, with one winner in each country receiving his or her own Indy 500® prize package. The winner in each country will have to truly be the best by posting the best combined lap time for both Time Trial events. In the event of a tie, the player with the fastest stock non-tuned Time Trial lap time will be deemed the winner. Five runner-ups in the US and five in Canada will receive a voucher to download Gran Turismo for the PSP system.

The Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge contest will run from December 17, 2009 through 5PM PST on January 25, 2010, and the game itself will be removed from the PSN store on the same day. Rankings will viewable from within the game as well as on the official Gran Turismo website during and after the competition. Must be 18 years old or older to win. See here for official rules for the US, and here for Canadian rules in English or French.

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