If the car culture was a monarchy then Jay Leno could easily be the king. Seriously this guy knows just about everyone there is to know and they all know him. That’s why Jay often gets to play with cars that most people may never even see in person. In his latest play date, Mercedes Benz brings their stunning AMG Vision Gran Turismo car to Jay’s garage. Jay also talks a little about how Polyphony Digital (the team behind Gran Turismo 6) virtually re-created his custom RWD twin-turbo 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado as a playable car in the game. The coolest part comes at the very end of the video though, so scroll down and watch!
SPOILER ALERT BELOW!
So did you watch?…Isn’t it crazy?! The AMG Vision Gran Turismo is one big RC car!!
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Are you in the strange and probably highly unlikely position of owning an Xbox One console but not owning a copy of Forza Motorsport 5 yet? Hey, it could happen! Well, see we are in a weird situation. We have a copy of the game but no console to review it with (hopefully soon) so we figured in the meantime we would give one of you the chance to own and play the game for yourself! So, we are giving away one copy of Forza Motorsport 5: Day One Edition!
All that needs to be done to enter is to visit our Facebook page (Facebook.com/MotorworldHype) and find the post with the above image in it then “like” that post. On Friday (Dec. 13th 5pm PST) we will randomly pick winner from those who liked the post. That’s it! The only other requirement is that you be a resident of the good ol’ U.S.A.
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I have three bits of the best news you will hear all day. First: its Friday! Second: Gran Turismo 6 comes out today! Third: You won’t need to buy a next-gen console to play it (unless the newest console you own is a PS2)! All awesome right?
Yes, its a little hard to believe its happened so quickly, especially considering how long development on Gran Turismo 5 took but Gran Turismo 6 is finally here! As long as you have a Playstation 3 and 60 bucks you can run out to the store right now and go pick up your copy.
Once you place the game in your system you will be greeted by possibly the best racing game intro I have ever seen. It starts off with a tribute to Ayrton Senna which includes clips of what appear to be interviews with Ayrton’s family members which is a huge deal. Even the official SENNA documentary didn’t go quite that deep. From there comes a beautiful cinematic love letter to the process of automotive design. You will just have to watch to see what I am talking about. Finally in the last few seconds we get a tease of what looks like the ability to play as Aryton Senna in the game! Could this be why he is noticeably absent in F1 2013 classic edition? Who knows! I would have loved to review this game so I could tell you, but I am not on Sony’s “Cool kids” list so alas I was not sent a copy. What I do know is that if you aren’t sold on Gran Turismo 6 yet, this flick just might do it. So scroll down, watch, and enjoy!
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Major events like the LA Auto Show are prime opportunities for OEM’s to show off what is coming next from their factories and to get a jump start on marketing those products and perhaps make some early sales. So its a big deal when one of the biggest luxury brands devotes prime booth real estate to a car that can only be driven virtually! If you do not know what I am talking about then first let me welcome you to the internet because this is likely your first time here and then allow me to explain.
Back when Polyphony Digital started work on Gran Turismo 6 they invited some major OEM companies to basically create virtual ”dream cars” for the game. Cars that they would love to build and sell but can’t because of regulations, cost, or the laws of physics. Well Mercedes Benz was among the first to get their submission in but they took it one step further by building a life-sized rolling representation! Dubbed the AMG Vision Gran Turismo it is essentially everything that Mercedes Benz wishes they could build now. Seriously, this thing looks like it would be more at home in an F-ZERO game than Gran Turismo and I mean that in the best way possible. I think it is absolutely beautiful and it was easily the biggest draw in the Mercedes Benz exhibit. And as I mentioned earlier the best part about the AMG Vision Gran Turismo is that we all get to drive it as soon as Gran Turismo 6 is released for Playstation 3.
When I was done drooling over the AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept I strolled around the booth to see what else Mercedes had to offer this year and there was plenty. Mercedes was celebrating the release of a brand new S class and brought several trims of their new luxury sedan to Los Angeles to show off but my favorite was easily the AMG S63. While other cars in this segment (including other S class trims) continue to experiment with hybrid drivetrains the S63 remains a snorting beast with a massive twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 577hp and a whopping 664 lb-ft of torque! They also shaved 220lbs off the weight of the previous model by doing things like making the spare tire cavity in the trunk out of carbon fiber! Wrap all of that with a super luxurious interior and you have a sedan that I will totally covet. My only gripe is that I wish it got more of an exterior re-design rather than more of a “re-fresh”. Not that it doesn’t look good but I would like to see a whole new take on the S-class’ sheet metal.
Another headliner in the Mercedes exhibit is also something of a sad affair. Mercedes is officially saying goodbye to the SLS AMG with the “Final Edition” which marks the end of the SLS’ four year run as one of the most desired supercars in existence. However, Mercedes is sending the SLS AMG out on a very high note with a collection of details that will really make the Final Edition stand out as a collectors item. First it starts off as a “GT” model (think sportier suspension and better brakes), then they go paint-less on the carbon fiber hood and aero package, the parts that are painted get coated with “design magno graphite matte” paint which was previously only found on the SLS AMG GT3 collector’s model race car, finally the Final Edition gets a full “designo” leather and alcantara interior. It is definitely a fitting way to say goodbye. The good news is that Mercedes is already working on the successor to the SLS which will be a totally new supercar. If the SLS is any indication, the next supercar from AMG will be one heck of a machine!
The fourth and final headliner at the Mercedes booth was the Concept GLA45 AMG. As you may guess it is an exercise in “what if” for AMG and possible future plans for the new “crossover-esque” GLA. As you might have guessed, the GLA45 AMG has the same 355hp 2.0 liter turbocharged engine as the CLA45 AMG but bolted on to a “4MATIC all-wheel-drive system rather than the front wheel drive set up found in the CLA. The AMG engineers also added Mercedes Benz’ “SPEEDSHIFT DCT” 7-speed transmission. From there the Concept GLA45 gets a host of exterior styling mods like custom forged wheels and a one-off motorsport inspired livery. Looking at it makes me wonder what could be if a car such as this became a part of the Global Rally Cross series. How cool would that be?!
As usual the Mercedes booth did not disappoint. Its sad to see the SLS AMG go but it was really cool of them to release a Final Edition, as well as build a 1:1 scale model of their AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept, and give potential GLA buyers something to chew on. For more pictures from the booth just click on any of the thumbnails!
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I was super lucky to be invited to the official west coast launch of the Xbox One last week, which was also the official west coast launch of Forza Motorsport 5 since it played a role as a release title for the new console. The party was held at Milk Studios in Los Angeles and Microsoft invited 500 potential Xbox One owners to the party MC’d by world famous DJ “deadmau5″.
However before the party really got started I had a chance to sit down with Turn 10 Studios creative director Dan Greenawalt and talk to him about what’s changed with Forza Motorsport 5 since the last time I played at E3 and also to address some questions that were straight from the official Forza Motorsport forums. Check it out below!
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OK I will be the first to admit that when the news broke that a Need For Speed movie was in the works, I was a little harsh. Then I actually started to have some hope for the film when I heard that Michael Keaton would be involved. Well today the full trailer has been released and my God…
First thing I will say is: you know how people tell you not to expect a particularly deep story or incredible acting performances when watching an action movie? That edict could not be more true in this case. Seriously if you go to watch this movie for anything more than the desire to watch cars go really fast and blow up then I predict you will be massively disappointed. There are so many car puns and action movie clichés in trailer alone that if someone made it into a drinking game they’d be passed out by the time the two and a half minute preview was over.
Then there’s Keaton. I was expecting him to play a cool eccentric bad guy but by the looks of things he may just be a throw back to the radio jockey from Vanishing Point.
The part that hurts the most though are the cars. If you’ve played any of the previous Need For Speed games you know that typically there are a ton of six figure super cars at the center of gameplay. They tried to do the same thing for this film but there was a problem. They can’t really flip, jump, and blow up a bunch of McLaren P1′s and Koenigseggs so they had to make replicas. The rub is these replicas look like cheap kit car knock-offs!
Although, maybe I am still being too harsh. This is still just a trailer and films like the latest Fast And Furious showed the world that a movie can still be incredibly entertaining despite its dialogue.
The main thing I’m counting on is the elaborate driving stunts which as it seems are mostly done practically. That means very little to no CG. This is thanks in part to top notch stunt drivers like Tanner Foust and Samuel Hubinette. I am counting on them to save this film! With that I will end my whining and invite you to scroll down and watch the trailer below to come to your own conclusions.
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In just 10 days Xbox One will be released upon the world and all of us crazy kids can finally get our hands on Forza Motorsport 5. In anticipation, or maybe just to goad us further, Microsoft has released two new gameplay videos. One of the Lotus E21 F1 car taking a full lap around Yas Marina Circuit and another of the Audi R18 taking a lap of LeMans. Both videos will make you throw tantrums and ask “Why don’t I have Forza 5 now?! Waagghh!” Just me? Ok nevermind… Just watch the videos!
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If you didn’t hear the news yet, Dai Yoshihara will be moving from his V8 powered Nissan S13 to a Subaru BRZ for the 2014 Formula Drift season. At SEMA he debuted his new car complete with a special version of the recently released Rocket Bunny Ver. 2 widebody kit. Although when it was mentioned that the car would be a blank canvas it was meant quite literally as the car was totally white! Blanco!
The reason for this is that Falken Tire is turning to future owners of Forza Motorsport 5 to design Dai’s new livery. Players are to create a livery design in Forza Motorsport 5, take a screen shot of their design then submit that shot to Falken Tire’s Facebook page and from there a winner will be chosen. The contest will start during the last week of November (just after the Xbox One launch and Forza Motorsport 5′s release) and run until January 31st.
It is not said if there will be a prize awarded to the person who creates the winning design, but hey bragging rights for something as big as this may just be prize enough for many.
Good luck designers!
Falken Tire Invites FORZA Motorsport 5 Players to Design Livery on Team Falken’s Formula Drift Subaru BRZ
Rancho Cucamonga, CA. (Nov. 8). – Falken Tire, a manufacturer of high performance on- and off-road tires, will continue its strong relationship with Microsoft in anticipation of the launch of Forza Motorsport 5 by conducting a special design contest for its newest Formula Drift entry.
Currently the best-rated videogame racing franchise of the past 10 years, the new Forza Motorsport 5 game is slated to be released on the “all-in-one games and entertainment system” – according to Microsoft officials – the new Xbox One. In anticipation of the November 22 launch, Forza Motorsport 5 will be at the heart of a nine-week promotional effort Falken Tire has set in motion beginning late November. The contest will encourage gamers and Falken Tire customers from around the world to submit their design for the new Subaru BRZ competition car to be driven by 2011 Formula D Champion Daijiro “Dai” Yoshihara for the 2014 drift season.
“Falken Tire is again reaching out to the Forza online community to ask people to create their own one-of-a-kind Falken livery for Team Falken’s new Subaru BRZ,” said Nick Fousekis, Falken Director of Motorsports Marketing. “We are asking players to submit their Forza 5 Motorsport screenshot-based designs to Falken Tire’s Facebook page.”
“The winning design will live on Dai’s Subaru BRZ for the entire season,” declared Jonathon Bradford, Team Falken’s Formula Drift Supervisor. “Being a part of this very important network of Forza Motorsport players is key to building awareness of our brand as well as the Formula Drift Championship,” he stressed.“We suspect there’s a very strong crossover among fans and participants of both sports, and they’re also likely Falken customers.”
Added Fousekis: “We are pleased Discount Tire will return to co-sponsor Dai’s new BRZ for the 2014 season, and with SPD Metal Works handling the building of the car, Dai has set the bar high for his championship effort. I know he’s also excited – as we all are – about having a special look designed by a Forza Motorsport 5 player.”
Working in conjunction with Turn 10 Studios, the contest will begin during the final week of November and run until the 31st of January 2014. Official Falken and Falken Sponsor Logos must be integrated into the submitted designs, with visibility from all corners of the car (quarter panels, and the center of front and rear bumpers). In addition, Falken’s 2014 partner sponsors’ logos must be included, which are: Discount Tire; Sam’s Autoland; BC; Sparco; SPD Metal Works; and Mobil 1. In addition, a “creative interpretation of the traditional ‘Falken Scallops’ livery should be included,” according to Fousekis.
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Not to be outdone by Gran Turismo 6′s epic trailer, Turn 10 Studios released their own launch trailer for Forza Motorsport 5 today which includes a huge reveal of the Lotus F1 car making an appearance in the game. Not sure if there will be other F1 cars in game since the Lotus car was the only one shown but it is a possibility. The trailer also includes a reveal of the Yas Marina Circuit which looks gorgeous!
In addition to releasing the trailer Turn 10 also announced some more info about the “Car Pass” program. Basically Car Pass is a way to buy the first 6 Forza 5 DLC packs (each including 10 cars) all at once at a slightly discounted rate. Today it was announced that the Car Pass will cost $49.99. To provide some incentive it was also revealed that the first DLC pack which will be released at launch will include LaFerrari! Yes, LaFerrari will be the “hero car” of the first Forza 5 DLC. We will have to wait until tomorrow to find out the other 9 cars that will be included in the LaFerrari DLC pack. For now check out the new launch trailer below.
[Video Source: YouTube.com/IGN]
[News Source: ForzaMotorsport.net]
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Gran Turismo 6 is the only major console racing game sequel that isn’t going to the next gen consoles. Many saw this as something of a questionable move but their latest trailer dubbed “Concept #6″ may just prove the doubters wrong. The trailer is almost nothing but game play footage and it all looks great despite the PS3 becoming technically “obsolete”. The theme of the trailer is pretty cool too. It really paints the cars as “characters” with a bunch of interesting little moments that you just need to see. Watch it all below and pay special attention at the end!
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