Gran Turismo 5 on PS3 is offering up a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans to test their driving skills against professional racing driver David Coulthard.
On 5th September 2011, the worlds of virtual and real-life racing collided in Gran Turismo 5 on PlayStation 3.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, along with the game's developer Polyphony Digital and prestigious car maker Mercedes-Benz, is giving GT fans the chance to go head-to-head with a man who won 13 Grand Prix in an illustrious career spanning 15 years in Formula 1.
At a secret UK location, Scotland's David Coulthard - twice a Formula 1 winner on the fabled Monaco Grand Prix circuit - took the wheel of a real 6.3 litre V8 powered Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. His goal? To rack up the quickest possible lap within a 15-minute time period.
Now, GT5 players the world over will be able to race the exact same car in-game over an identical track in a special Seasonal Event which is accessed via the main menu. Leader board information for virtual racers brave enough to take on David Coulthard via the Mercedes-Benz Driving Event will be available on gran-turismo.com.
Racers can continue to tackle Coulthard's best time up until 26th September 2011 when the Seasonal Event closes.
If you haven't tried out The Real Driving Simulator yet, Gran Turismo 5 is available as part of the great value Platinum range for PS3, in stores now.
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