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Old 03-02-2007, 05:42 PM   #1
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Sony PS3 "Gran Turismo HD Concept" @ Nissan Stand @ 2007 Geneva Motor Show



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SONY PLAYSTATION 3: SNEAK PREVIEW AT NISSAN’S STAND AT GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

TRAPPES, France (2 March, 2007) – Nissan’s stand will be the first stop for video game racing fanatics visiting this year’s Geneva Motor Show. That’s where they will find Sony’s new PlayStation 3, equipped with Gran Turismo HD Concept, which will be there exclusively available to try.

Sales of the new, eagerly-awaited games console begin on 23 March across Europe and Nissan’s stand at the Geneva Motor Show will be one of the few places the public can try it out before the console hits the shops. Nissan expects long queues as there are only three consoles on the stand and security will be increased to ensure that public order is maintained.

While the gamers are visiting the Nissan stand, they will also be among the first to see a new model that Nissan will unveil for the first time in the world on 6 March 11:15 am. No details will be released before that time.

Nissan has featured prominently in all of the Gran Turismo games, allowing on-screen racers of all ages and abilities to compete in dozens of Nissan models from the past, present and even the future, on some of the most challenging circuits in the – real and virtual – world.

When Gran Turismo 4 was launched two years ago across Europe, one of the stars of the marketing activity was Nissan’s vivid yellow 35th Anniversary 350Z.

To demonstrate that the automotive and console-racing worlds move at equal breakneck speed, the newly updated 350Z will also be on display at the Geneva Motor Show. Boasting a new generation VQ engine – dubbed VQ 35 HR – power has been increased to 313PS (230kW) at 6800rpm and torque is now 358Nm at 4800rpm, while the maximum engine speed is now 500rpm higher at 7500rpm. Nearly 80% of the model’s major engine parts are new, resulting in improved acceleration and responsiveness.

To accommodate the new engine, the front bonnet has been discreetly redesigned and is now reminiscent of the original 240Z, thanks to a slightly raised profile. Three new exterior colours will also be offered, including Temper Orange, a striking shade which contains a subtle green “flip” that can be seen in soft light and gives the car a surprising tone. The other two colours are Precision Grey – a new grey – and Night Blue.

To improve on-road refinement, the 350Z is now equipped with Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres, however grip levels remain unaffected.

Visitors to the Nissan stand will also see the 2004 Japanese GT500 Championship winning Nissan 350Z which was campaigned by British driver Richard Lyons and also Satoshi Motoyama.

Gran Turismo HD is a glimpse of the next stage of the evolution of the world-renowned racing game. PlayStation 3 takes console gaming to the next level by offering a huge network of downloadable content and on-line gaming capability. Gran Turismo HD will be downloadable from the PlayStation Store, the console’s download site.

In Gran Turismo HD players start with one car on the Eiger Nordwand track in the Swiss Alps. When the track is completed within the time limit, another car is unlocked. There

are nine further cars to unlock in this way. Furthermore, Gran Turismo HD Concept’s Time Trial will bring into effect the first Gran Turismo online rankings system, allowing players everywhere to see how their performance compares with their peers.

Paul Willcox, Vice President, Strategy and Marketing, Nissan Europe said: “We are delighted that the new PlayStation 3 with Gran Turismo HD will be on our stand at the Geneva Motor Show. Sony’s passion for virtual racing matches our passion for making cars that are great to drive, as epitomised by the newly updated 350Z.

“It’s going to be even busier than normal at Geneva for Nissan this year thanks to the world premiere of a key new model for us,” he added.


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Old 03-02-2007, 07:03 PM   #2
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I don't own a PS3 but I thought GT HD Concept was a free download, already available since December? That looks like the map for the free version.
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:43 PM   #3
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While the gamers are visiting the Nissan stand, they will also be among the first to see a new model that Nissan will unveil for the first time in the world on 6 March 11:15 am. No details will be released before that time.
this is the most important part of the article... Any ideas on what this new car will be?
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:32 PM   #4
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Those images don't look anything special beyond what is already out for the XB360. The PS3 has turned into an over-priced joke, in my opinion.

But I do find it interesting to hear about that Nissan model that wwill be introduced... my bet is it will be just a trim level for an existing car, rather than a whole new car.
Either way, hopefully it will be more like the new Versa , and less like the new Sentra .
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:18 PM   #5
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Have they released that Altima coupe yet?
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:24 PM   #6
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the thing that improved the most or changed, whatever u wanna say, is the physics in the new gran turisimo demo vs previous gran turisimos. i notice with the evolution 4 that there is, of course understeer, and when accelerating out of the corner u can oversteer, if not careful. it made the evo 4 fun to drive. this is with all the traction control and driver aids off. with the previous gts it was a little harder to do. u would just get understeer usually. driving feels more natural in the game. even though i never driven an evo 4 or any evos.
the graphics to me have improved moderately for the ps3. would i get a ps3? for this game i would. i'm a gt fanatic so my answer is biased. if gt5 is released on xbox360 then i would get a xbox360. blueray isnt something i need.

sinced i played the demo, i havent felt the same playing gt4.
all i have to say is ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano ftw.
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Old 03-03-2007, 04:25 AM   #7
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Those images don't look anything special beyond what is already out for the XB360. The PS3 has turned into an over-priced joke, in my opinion.
Gran Tourismo HD is only a high def prototype using the Gran Tourismo 4 engine. It was built to show what 1080p is like and thats about it.

Gran Tourismo 5 on the other hand has not been shown publicly yet and is actually built specifically for the PS3's hardware. We wont see anything real good for another year.

Oh and for the 'release date' they are referring to the PS3's Europe launch NOT a gran tourismo game.


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Have they released that Altima coupe yet?
yea I think at Detroit...
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when gran turismo 5 comes out is when I buy a ps3 till then ill wait
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Those images don't look anything special beyond what is already out for the XB360. The PS3 has turned into an over-priced joke, in my opinion.

But I do find it interesting to hear about that Nissan model that wwill be introduced... my bet is it will be just a trim level for an existing car, rather than a whole new car.
Either way, hopefully it will be more like the new Versa , and less like the new Sentra .
you have to play it to understand. nd theres no good games as far as racing on the 260. so just ****.
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so any news on that new Nissan yet? please tell me they didn't set the Gran Turismo booth up to show off the new X-trail...
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http://ps3.ign.com/articles/772/772313p1.html

Sony Demos Special Gran Turismo Demo


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Sony got the ball started late last week on what we expect to be a tradition at car events for the next few years. The company showed off a special version of Gran Turismo HD Concept at the Nissan Motor Sports Exhibition 2007 over the weekend in Yokohama.

This special version of the PS3 Gran Turismo 5 demo had one thing you won't be able to download for yourself via the PlayStation Store: the Xanavi Nismo Z. The car was playable for all attendees of the event. Sony and Nissan also held a tournament where attendees could take on professional racers in a digital race.

Joining the updated demo was a new trailer video showcasing the latest Skyline. Hopefully, Sony will be kind enough to make the video available for download via the PlayStation Store. We also wouldn't complain one bit if our GTHD Concept demos ended up getting updated with an additional car

Sorry no PS3 pics...

How about real life ones...

I wonder which one they had available the 2006 model or 2007?

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