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Gran Turismo 5 Signature & Collector's Edition packs unveiled

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on 4 August 2010

Sony has lifted the bonnet on a pair of swanky European special edition releases of Polyphony Digital’s eagerly anticipated Gran Turismo 5.

First up is the pricey but mouth-watering Signature Edition, which will retail for €179.99 and offers up the following content:

·Metal sculpted box finished in SLS AMG Obsidian Black
·Exclusive GT branded SLS AMG 1:43 model car
·GT leather wallet containing Signature Edition competition entry card
·Branded USB key with Polyphony/Mercedes-Benz trailer
·GT branded metal key fob
·Signature Edition coffee table book featuring the beautiful cars and locations of Gran Turismo 5
·200 page Apex drivers magazine with hints on driving technique, car tuning, future technologies and more

Also included is five ChromeLine Collector’s Edition cars, six ‘stealth’ vehicles plus an exclusive dynamic theme. Furthermore, punters who fork out for the Signature Edition will be able to enter in to an exclusive competition. As described on the EU PS Blog, by entering “through a combination of meeting challenges in-game within Gran Turismo 5 and then subsequently pulling all the right moves at the AMG Signature Edition driving school, you could win what Kazunori Yamauchi himself has called the “most exciting car in the world right now”.  

Details will be unveiled on the official GT website soon, so keep checking back if you are over 18 and hold a full licence to participate. The competition is open to those who reside in the following countries:

UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Greece, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Elsewhere, Sony also unveiled the European GT5 Collector’s Edition for release alongside the Signature pack. Priced at €79.99, the CE throws in an exclusive slipcase adorned with a commemorative #5, along with the dynamic theme and five ChromeLine vehicles seen in the Signature Edition, in addition to the Apex driver’s magazine and five collectible artcards.  

 Still no word on a concrete date for Europe, but we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.