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NEWS: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue coming soon on Blu-ray for PS3

Rev up your engines and practice those handbrake turns – Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is due out on Blu-ray in 1080p high definition later this month. It's the prequel title showcasing the forthcoming Gran Turismo 5 for Sony's PS3.

The developers have confirmed a new line-up of 71 cars, all rendered in glorious high definition. So if you fancy yourself as the next Lewis Hamilton, grab the wheel and test your driving skills on one of the game's six tracks, each drivable in two layouts.

And, for the first time, there's online multiplayer – up to 16 players will be able to go head-to-head on PlayStation Network (PSN). With in-depth car tuning, players can tune each car's performance, including the tyres, power and suspension.

If that's not enough, you'll also get access to Gran Turismo TV, an online motoring TV programme including the BBC's Top Gear.

For the petrolheads among you, the line-up of cars includes an Audi R8, Dodge Viper VPS, Ferrari 599, Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and Nissan GT-R.

To find out more, visit www.granturismoworld.com.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.