Chevrolet and Sony Offering Virtual Driving Experience in Corvette C7


For those inter­ested in reach­ing out effec­tively to Gen Yers, how about offer­ing some­thing very cool to video gamers? Chevro­let and Sony Com­puter Enter­tain­ment Amer­ica are giv­ing it a try through a first-of-its kind vir­tual dri­ving expe­ri­ence for the Corvette C7 Test Pro­to­type as a video game. Chevro­let and Sony’s sub­sidiary, award-winning devel­oper Polyphony Dig­i­tal Inc., have worked together to make a real-world dri­ving sim­u­la­tion for the sev­enth gen­er­a­tion of the famous Chevy sports car. Chevro­let has hand­picked a few of its per­son­nel to try it out on a test track, and the 2014 Corvette will be launched next month on Jan. 13. The cam­ou­flaged Corvette C7 Test Pro­to­type is now avail­able to check­out at the PlaySta­tion Store for imple­men­ta­tion on the world’s renowned video race tracks through PlayStation’s well-known game, Gran Tur­ismo.

Gran Tur­ismo game play­ers have had access to six pre­vi­ous embod­i­ments of the leg­endary Corvette since the game’s incep­tion. Those check­ing out the Corvette C7 Test Pro­to­type can race around the Day­tona Inter­na­tional Speed­way and the famed Nur­bur­gring, one of the tracks that was actu­ally used to test and tweak the dri­ving dynam­ics of the prototype.

Gran Tur­ismo has sold over 67 mil­lion units since its release and remains the highest-selling PlayStation-game of all time. “As car enthu­si­asts, we’re thrilled to give fans this extra­or­di­nary level of access to the sev­enth gen­er­a­tion Corvette that oth­er­wise would not be pos­si­ble,” said Kazunori Yamauchi, Pres­i­dent of Polyphony Dig­i­tal Inc. Fans can stay updated and join the con­ver­sa­tion on the Face­book page.