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Gran Turismo 5 Introduces The Fastest Car In The World

What is the fastest car in the world? Bugatti? Not so fast...ha!...get it?

You've probably heard about the new X1 Prototype that will be included in Gran Turismo 5, but you probably haven't seen the real thing in action. A full gameplay trailer, complete with all sorts of track footage, is below, and it's just plain mind-boggling. If we can imagine racing without safety restrictions, these guys could create a vehicle that can turn a lap on the famed Nurburgring track in about 1:04, and features a top speed of 280mph with a lateral acceleration of 8.75Gs. W...T...F.

A miracle of modern technology, the X1 is the next step in automotive speed and performance. This one is probably out of the realm of handling if you aren't a professional like Sebastian Vettel but that doesn't mean you can't try. Said Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Officer at Red Bull Racing.

"The results were thrilling. X1 is about evolution. Delivering the optimum combination of tested technologies in a single integrated design. This would be the future of racing were we not bound by regulations, but one that is achievable today. And as Sebastian has shown, it is about devastating speed coupled with real handling control. Today thanks to PlayStation®3 and Gran Turismo we can test drive the future."

You know you want it. To learn more, visit Gran-Turismo.com.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

Tags: gran turismo 5, gt5, x1 prototype, x1 gameplay, x1 video

10/31/2010 9:12:41 PM Ben Dutka

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frylock25
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 10:05:27 PM
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ok the next news about this game better be its coming out or i might strangle someone.

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X_shadowkilla_X
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 10:07:39 PM
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i'll take 2 to go please :)

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godsman
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 11:55:32 PM

Economy isn't doing so well. I should just take 6.

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Gone
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 10:23:30 PM
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Target and Sears ad still have GT5 as coming out on November 2. There are going to be some very disappointed people.

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Highlander
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 11:29:23 PM

Target and Sears wouldn't know a video game release date if it sat up and bit them.

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 10:24:51 PM
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That's a sweet home racing set up that guy has. Me wants!

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frylock25
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 12:19:30 AM

all i keep thinking when i think about this game is that i want to get the wheel and pedels and make a rig for it all. this will be a game that requires that bad ass wheel logitech makes.

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daus26
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:08:11 AM

I want the shoes.

That setup is actually pretty normal, unless you're talking about the big TV, wheel, and Recaro seats. Those are always nice to have. If you have a table, you can easily mimic that set up. For example, leather office chair, DFGT, and 32 inch TV on the table.

The impressive ones imo are the one that mimic a real car or F1. Where the seating position and the pedals are similar to what it would be in a real car...like the set ups at TGS, E3, etc. Gives it that much closer to a more realistic experience on games like GT5.

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archs13
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 10:29:18 PM
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i'm guessing that this is going to be the 'platinum trophy' car?

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JackC8
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 7:14:59 AM

That would actually be good, otherwise every online race in "unlimited" or whatever class would be in that car, which would get old fast. Just like I got really sick of that Lamborghini Murcielago in Need For Speed Shift.

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BTNwarrior
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 10:31:12 PM
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Now is that a real actual car or is it a theoretical car that they made for the game

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Qwarktast1c
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 10:39:48 PM

i'm guessing theoretical car for the game

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Highlander
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 11:28:12 PM

I think it's a virtual car based on the real designs. If you build an F1 car with no engine, tire or aerodynamic limits, you could really build a monster. That appears to be what they have done with this one. If it can really pull 8.75 lateral G, I'm not sure that there is a driver that could handle it in reality, which places the driver as a limitation on the reality.

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laxpro2001
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 9:07:28 AM

@Highlander
There must be a driver somewhere in Nascar thats poor and stupid enough to turn that baby left all day (South Park Reference)

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 11:07:06 AM

Fighter pilots can handle 9G's. All that's required is a special suit.

Come to think of it, any car that requires a fighter pilot's anti-G suit is something I want to drive in GT5.

Real world would be nice too.

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Highlander
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 6:28:32 PM

Yeah, but the number of pilots who are fit enough, well trained enough and rated to 9G is smaller than the number of professional race drivers in the world.

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Notplaying
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 10:40:27 PM
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I mean its only october 31st. No need to actually release any info on the release date. Just piss us off and we will stop buying your games.

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 10:49:45 PM

No, you will stop buying their games. I for one will continue to buy their games because i see delays as an opportunity to polish any given game further.

In the end, you will probably still buy the game so your whining is rather pointless don't you think? ;)

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laxpro2001
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 10:50:23 PM

haha I don't think anyone is going to be pissed off enough to not buy this game. Face it, its going to be sick and we've waited long enough anyway. And they've actually been hard at work on it.

Now if SE was doing something like this that would be a different story since they suck.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 11:05:26 PM

As much as I'm pissed off about any negative about video games, new "Dante", GT5 delay, LBP2 delay etc.
I will buy the game if the game is good and worth my money.

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laxpro2001
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 9:10:43 AM

Actually I think this guy could be part of the resurgence of 360 fanboys since that is his first and only post and they are probably jealous that the most epic (tentative) racer is exclusive to PS3

I say tentative because I haven't played it yet, but thats a weak tentative as I have very high hopes.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 11:08:58 AM

Indeed, Jawknee.

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Highlander
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 6:35:49 PM

@lax,

Microsoft's marketing machine has gone into overdrive with Kinect, I think that this has whipped the Xbox360 fan base into something of a frenzy here in the US. The Eye of Moron has therefore received a new infusion of enthusiastic participants, which is why we see a resurgence of senseless argument on gaming sites. Of course I would *NOT* rule out some paid activity - aka astroturfing - going on. Marketers call that kind of thing a grass-roots campaign, and they typically employ people to make posts on forums and blogs across the net to create the impression of a customer led grass-roots movement which is in fact generated by corporate activity. It may be sustained by real customers - in this case Xbox360 fanboys, but it starts with a cynical marketing decision to compete by dragging down your competition instead of on the merits of your product.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 10:47:36 PM
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Was it Vettel that recorded 1:04?
If so then DAMN!!
How can he handle a car that quick in GT?
It's already scary enough watching him handling the car perfectly.

And that would be Vettel's best time ever on the Nurburgring circuit lol.

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Highlander
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 11:25:45 PM

He used the force and did not let go.

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Mornelithe
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 6:06:20 AM

The enclosed tires allow for an unheard of amount of downforce on this car. Although, what's really crazy is it's real wheel drive.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 11:10:03 AM

It was "only" the GP circuit. It was NOT the entire track.

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laxpro2001
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 10:48:31 PM
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OK, I'll be the first to admit it. I actually thought the part where it just shows different camera angles of the car racing around the track was real (Starts at 3:03 in the video), despite knowing beforehand that the car doesn't exist outside of the game. Those graphics look amazing

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frylock25
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 12:17:26 AM

i have shown footage of this game to people and they think its real cars. i for a minute did the same thing as you at that point in the video

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Scarecrow
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 10:59:51 PM
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That car is unreal!

It even laughs and mocks at us as it 'whizzes' by! I need to drive that beast.

Gran Turismo once again revolutionizing and redefining racing games.

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Highlander
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 11:25:15 PM

Literally!

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Highlander
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 11:25:09 PM
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I want that car! What do I have to do to get that car?

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Snaaaake
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 11:28:01 PM

Put a gun to Kazu's head, it's that simple.

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Highlander
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 11:28:52 PM

LOL! That might be a little too far...

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Snaaaake
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 11:36:29 PM

Kidnap Vettel or Webber and force Red Bull to actually make one.
If they don't have the money to make one, then too bad for you XD.

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laxpro2001
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 8:55:25 AM

I heard that's what Ben was thinking of making the next raffle prize that car...

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Highlander
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 12:19:59 PM

That's not a bad idea. Access codes for this car will be like flawless diamonds - rare and prized. If ever there was a virtual something to be given away as a special prize in a competition, this is it.

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gangan19
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 11:51:35 PM
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Gt5 is gonna be an epic game...but please stop giving it game of the year when it's not even out yet.

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Geobaldi
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 12:29:34 AM
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Full specs here for those that are actually interested.

http://www.gtplanet.net/gran-turismo-5s-red-bull-x1-prototype-revealed-wspecs/

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 12:57:22 AM

The specs are also on the Gran Turismo site, which is linked to in the article.

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Mornelithe
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 6:04:30 AM

The specs on GT Planet are also incorrect, they originally announced with a Gas Turbine engine, which has since been replaced with a Direct Injection, Twin Turbo Straight 6.

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daus26
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 9:53:04 AM

8.75gs, mentioned in this article is also incorrect.

The one at GTplanet last week was from a magazine, and that also had the wrong top speed, which was stated at 249mph. Makes me wonder how much I should trust magazines in the future.

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Mornelithe
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 9:58:38 AM

As I stated below, you need to reread the article, you're confusing lateral acceleration with corning G-Force.

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daus26
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:15:10 AM

Nvm. Mornelite corrected me. It is 8.75gs.

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BikerSaint
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 12:30:36 AM
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Damned nice car, but even if it was real, I'd still take the Bugatti over the X1.

But seeing how much either of them would cost< I'd have to win at least 9 lottery's just to insure it.

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 12:42:46 AM
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Release date please...

That's all I wanna here bout GT5 at this point...

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BikerSaint
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 1:21:05 AM
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In looking at all of the X1 Photo's on Gt's site,picture #22 actually look like it's the next generation Batmobile.

Just just re-paint the X1 black, & add a few bat logo's to it

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___________
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 2:35:22 AM
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well technically the Bugatti is still the fastest car in the world because this things not road legal, is it?
BTW what happened to sony announcing the release date by the end of october?
tis november 1st and still we have no release date, was suppose to be out in 3 days time!
sigh, sony has lied to us........... AGAIN!

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Mornelithe
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 7:03:36 AM

Bringing the total tally to 1, right? I mean, unless you live in Japan, the games only been delayed once. I know you're anxious to play the game, but let's be realistic here.

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Mornelithe
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 7:20:09 AM

Btw you're right, as far as road cars go, the Bugatti SS is king (followed closely by the Shelby Ultimate Aero SSC).

This however, blows the doors off of it on all levels of performance (which is appropriate, given it's a race car, and not a road car).

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JackC8
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 7:26:18 AM

We were told that it would be released in North America "shortly after" the March release date in Japan, so to say that the Japanese release date was of no consequence to Americans is utter nonsense.

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Mornelithe
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 7:28:10 AM

No release date was ever given, period. A worker claiming that it'll probably launch shortly after Japan's date, does not qualify as an official announcement, any more than a magic 8-ball accurately predicts the future.

Or have you forgotten that the original Gran Turismo (which has roughly the same dev time as Gran Turismo 5), took 5 extra months to release in NA/EU regions after it's launch in Japan?

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Bjorn77
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 3:06:25 AM
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Red Dead Redemption, No other game was so groundbreaking new and extremely good as Red Dead Redemption. There is no game that deserves it more, just look at the DLC. Amazing product.

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Mornelithe
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 6:03:39 AM
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Quick correction, it is Nurburgring, but it's actually the Grand Prix course, not the full 13 mile track that everyone's thinking. 1:04 would be a ridiculous time to post for the 147 corners on the full track.

Either way, that is a HELL of a car. I can't even imagine what it'd be like to drive that thing. Can't WAIT! Only a few more measly weeks! (I think)

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Deleted User
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 6:07:38 AM
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Release Date Please. Release Date Please. Release Date Please. Release Date Please. Release Date Please. Release Date Please. Release Date Please. Release Date Please. Release Date Please.
Release Date Please. Release Date Please. Release Date Please.
NOW! NOW! NOW!
OR ELSE i'll walk a way from the Ps3 family and become a xbot again.

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Jawknee
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 12:23:51 PM

You promise to leave this site too? If so....take your time Polyphony. :)

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JackC8
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 7:09:38 AM
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LOL. that's insane. I think you'd pass out with those sorts of G forces :) I was looking at the car list on GT Planet the other day - extremely impressive. A whole stable of classic Mustangs, including all the Boss Mustangs. I'm looking forward to driving my cars, both of which are available in the game: 1970 Mach 1 Mustang and my fabulous '99 Chevy Cavalier Z24 :)

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G8GTdriver
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 7:26:32 AM

Where is the car list on gtplanet? You going by the thread in the forums? I'm still holding on to a glimmer of hope that there will be SOME version of the G8 in the game, be it Holden, Chevy, Pontiac or Vauxhall.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 11:12:24 AM

Anybody who shows love to the Poncho gets a thumbs up in my book.

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G8GTdriver
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 7:13:47 AM
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Cool car.

It's November 1st, anyone surprised that there hasn't been another release date announced?

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Mornelithe
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 7:17:36 AM

Not really, if Sony really was planning on having 7 million units ready to ship with the games launch, I can imagine it'll take a few for them to get that amount of surplus printed and boxed. (Reboxed actually, as close as we were to launch, it's likely all or the majority of units had already been printed.)

Definitely unfortunate it was delayed, but I agree if it's to counter piracy. This is one game I think people should get the death penalty for pirating.

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Clamedeus
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 8:07:42 AM
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I cant wait >.< looks really fun and awesome.

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alcrowley
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 9:18:55 AM
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Hum... What I saw in this video was: Sleepless nights, fights with my girlfriend, me getting about $60 more poor...

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spiderboi
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 9:33:33 AM
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Sweet, but there's still one question I keep wanting to ask:


Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

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Mornelithe
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 9:48:32 AM

As Homer stated repeatedly on the way to Krustyland, 'No!' lol =)

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daus26
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 9:49:41 AM
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A slight mistype of information. It's maximum lateral G is actually about 8.25 not 8.75, but yeah, no big deal. To those that are curious, trained humans can handle that as it is very, very close (theoretically) to the max on what our body can handle. It is, after all, what jet fighters go through.

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Mornelithe
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 9:57:03 AM

Re-read the article, it has maximum lateral acceleration of 8.75g, and maximum cornering G-Force of 8.25g.

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daus26
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:14:03 AM

Yeah, sorry. I forget lateral means horizontal. Combine it with longitudinal, it would mean they're talking about cornering.

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Mornelithe
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:22:14 AM

Obviously they're referring to two different bits of physics if they have two different metrics regarding them.

Lateral Acceleration refers to cornering yes, however, what they're discussing in the article when they state 8.75g's, is the maximum the car's structure can handle.

When they discuss the 8.25g metric, they're referring to how much downforce the car creates with it's aerodynamic qualities.

As I said, re-read the article. However, just so you know I will admit, I had to re-read the article also, simply to be able to explain it properly lol.

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White_Mocha
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:10:27 AM
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as much as i like this video, this music sounds like baby-making music haa

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Mornelithe
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:14:28 AM

I may be going a bit over the top, but I wouldn't mind that car having my children.

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Him
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 12:53:21 AM

Ya thats weird lol.

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Steel
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 12:01:24 PM
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That footage is absolutly awe inspiring. GT5 is so above and beyond in polish that I can hardly explain how excited I am for this.

I used to race auto cross with my STi, and that was scary as hell at times. I am so excited that this game will without a doubt, put that fear and excitment back into my life, as health issues have stoped me from racing again. I am so excited for this game.

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 1:35:35 PM
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I assume the "X" stands for extreme.

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BikerSaint
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 2:28:31 PM
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Just me, but I would think X stood for Experimental.

But still, all in all, the car is extreme!!!

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King James
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 6:48:34 PM
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X1, prepare for lift-off. 3,2,1...BOOM!

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ceedot
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 6:50:55 AM
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so it's not even a real car. who cares then?

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Mornelithe
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 8:23:03 AM

Maybe the 40 or 50 people above you who responded with enthusiasm? =)

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