Oh... man. This is a bust. Using diecast models to model 3D cars. And we were led to believe they had to lease all these cars. Autoart models are awesome, I collect lots of them, but this is kind of embarrassing.
[QUOTE="4wdWRX, post: 5300647]Oh... man. This is a bust. Using diecast models to model 3D cars. And we were led to believe they had to lease all these cars. Autoart models are awesome, I collect lots of them, but this is kind of embarrassing.[/QUOTE]
I presumed it was a joke. How easy would it have been to smudge it out.
[QUOTE="F34R, post: 5300957]I've read through that entire thread over at GT Planet before this thread was created. You can assume that it's an easter egg all you want, while I'll assume it isn't. [/QUOTE]
Easter egg or not, it was being reported as an easter egg.
From the thread (the guy who took the picture of the nissn skyline?), and this post by Kotaku (after they got an update.)
The underside of a Gran Turismo 5 racer reveals this curiosity: the logo for die-cast collectible maker AutoArt (lower side, center).
AutoArt's made Gran Turismo models before (that actually is the Nismo Skyline GTR, the same car depicted in the screenshot), and GT5 studio Polyphony Digital has plenty of the collectibles on hand.
No one's suggesting they base the entire car on AutoArt die-casts, but it looks like at least a generic undercarriage from one was used here.
Update: Looks like this is an Easter Egg. Reader ShiryuGN supplies this picture of an actual AutoArt undercarriage; it has no logo, like the one above.
[QUOTE="mickice, post: 5301208]Someone needs to flip and roll some cars and have a look see.[/QUOTE]
It manufactured by 'DICKIE-SCHUCO GmbH & Co. KG' for SCEE Limited. They're based in London.
I prefer the GTR to be honest, but I have both anyways.