Gran Turismo 5's Cars Vs Real Cars

There are two types of cars in Gran Turismo 5: "Standard", of which there are over 800 available, and "Premium", of which there are just over 200. The standard cars are nice, but the premium ones are amazing.

While the differentiation may sound like something you have to pay extra for, the premium cars are in fact the ones developers Polyphony Digital have obsessed most over, recreating them as in-game models down to the most ridiculously intricate detail. Not because it improves gameplay in any way. Just because it's the kind of thing that sends car nuts, well, nuts.

From individual lines on a radiator grill to upholstery to seatbelts to the fact they even have high and low beams for night racing, these cars look as close to the real thing as this generation's hardware is going to allow.

You can check them out in this gallery. In case you can't tell the difference, the real cars are on the left, GT5 cars on the right. Also, be sure to check back later tonight for more GT5 screens, this time with some beautiful shots showcasing the game's tracks (including the Top Gear test track).


    The handbrake in the first screenshot is on the wrong side of the transmission tunnel.

      The Z letter on the steering wheel is also on the wrong side

        Lol. They spent so much extra time painstakingly recreating the interiors of some of the cars, delaying the games release, and stuff like this happens. That's funny.

        I would expect them to delay the game for another 6 months now to correct those mistakes.

        There are three pixels on the left of the steering wheel out of place as well. How did you miss that.

        Hurr Durr.. obviously the real life image has been flipped cause it was left hand drive.. Hence the 'Nissan' is reversed on the screen also..

        Doesn't really excuse the handbrake though.. guess the moddler of the center console missed the meeting where they decided it would be a right hand drive car..

          Actually it does. It is pretty normal the hand brake location is not changed depending on whether a car is LHD or RHD. For example tt's the same in my Miata (which is a bit annoying btw).

          Lots of things are the same regardles of driver side. The location of the fuel filler cap, the exhaust location...

      Nope - its always on the left hand side of the tunnel - the photo of the real car is actually a left hand drive version and the photo has been reversed (as is clear from the Z on the steering wheel)

        take the lighter fluid away from this guy, because you guys just got burrrnnned. by cold hard facts.

        otherwise they look pretty darn good!

        ^ This. You guys didn't notice the backwards 'Z'? Why would the real car have a backwards Z?

      Its for the passenger, duh!

      The photos of the cars are left hand drives mirrored to give the appearance of a right hand drive car for Australia.
      The game images are actually right hand drive cars.
      It is not a strange thing, for cars converted from left to right hand drive, a lot of times they do not move the hand brake postioning.

    So this is why it's costing $80 million or so to develop?

      Totally worth it!

    THE REAL CARS...look better.

    Just imagine that when you want to handbrake you have to reach over to the passenger side and pull it on.

      Makes perfect sense for the hand brake to be where it is in that picture in a right hand drive car.

      It also makes sense where the hand brake is on left hand drive car.

      I take it you're not from a country which drives right hand drive cars? But from one which has left hand drive instead.

    absolutely love it, cannot wait .. SO EXCITED!!!

    This comparison is actually unfair to Gran Turismo 5. The screenshots show nothing but simple renders, with no lighting or reflections from surrounding objects to increase realism, as there would be during actual gameplay.

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