NEWS: Top Gear goes Gran Turismo on PS3

As well as racing some serious machinery, owners of Gran Turismo on the PS3 will soon be able to download classic episodes of Top Gear via Gran Turismo TV – and next year's version of the game will even allow you to pit your skills against those of The Stig on the Top Gear test-track.

Thanks to a collaboration between Sony, Gran Turismo creators Polyphony Digital and BBC Worldwide, 40 episodes of the petrolheads' favourite show will be available on GT TV, due to launch on PlayStation Network next year.

And for the 2008 edition of the game, GT5 Prologue, the Top Gear test track in darkest Surrey has been recreated, so players can race around the same bends mastered by The Stig or be a Star in a Reasonably-priced Car.

No lifting in The Hammerhead, OK?

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Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.