Nurburgring complex will make an appearance in GT5

No one knows when Gran Turismo 5 is actually coming out, but we do know this: the famous Nürburgring racing complex will be playable in the game. All three of Nürburgring’s tracks — the Grand Prix, the Nordschleife, and the Nürburgring 24 Hours course — are being included as part of the 70+ courses in the game. The Nordschleife track appeared in Gran Turismo 4 and Gran Turismo PSP, but this is the first time either of the other two tracks will show up in the series. Check out eight screenshots in the gallery.

Polyphony Digital is definitely excited about Nürburgring in GT5 — as CEO Kazunori Yamauchi put it, “For a car enthusiast, the Nurburgring is the equivalent to what places like the ‘Eiger Nordwand’ or ‘Mount Everest’ means [sic] to a mountaineer.” And if you happen to be going to Nürburgring for this weekend’s Nürburgring 24 Hours race, you can get your hands on a new demo of GT5. Is anybody checking it out?

Gran Turismo 5, Now With More Nürburgring [PlayStation Blog]

Samit Sarkar