We were kind of jealous yesterday when we heard about Europe's upcoming Gran Turismo 5 demo and accompanying contest. Look, someone there is going to get to race a frickin' racecar. HNNNNNNNGGGGGGGG.
Now Sony sends word that we're also getting the demo, and there's a just-as-cool contest to go with it.
It looks like we're (US and Canada) getting the same Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge on the same day, December 17th. In it, you'll get to give the new physics engine a spin in two variations (stock and tuned) of the lovely Nissan 370Z. Race your ass off, as the grand prize goes to the one that has the best combined time. Oh, grand prize? Get this:
The winner will receive round trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two (winner and guest) to attend the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, a.k.a. the Indy 500, on May 30, 2010.The winner and guest also get a VIP package which includes two (2) all-access passes for Carb Day – which includes the final Indy 500 practice, pit stop competition, special concert festivities, special event car rides in the 2010 Indy 500 event vehicle, as well as all-access passes to the garage, pit area, and Victory Lane for pre- and post-race celebrations for the race and two (2) VIP suite tickets to enjoy the race.
Hot Damn! In some ways, that sounds better than the European prize. And there's going to be two winners, one from the US and one from Canada. I'm kind of hoping that I have the leg up, as I've been playing it here and there. Eh, probably not.