Gran Turismo 5 special collectors edition detailed

Gran Turismo 5 Collector's Edition. Release date November 2, 2010 exclusively for PS3
Gran Turismo 5 Limited Edition has been announced. The game was one of the highlights of the Sony E3 2010 Press Conference and made a big splash for them when they announced the long-awaited release date for the PS3-exclusive racer as November 2, 2010 (to much applause from the audience).

You can see what the limited edition set will look like and come with in the pic above. It will cost $99 and be available in limited quantities while supplies last (it also hasn’t been confirmed for Europe, yet).

Here is what the special edition will include:

* Exclusive, 1:43 scale diecast Nissan GT-R Spec V.
* In-Depth 300-page Car Guide.
* GT-branded Key Chain.
* Voucher for 5 downloadable DLC cars.
* Numbered certificate of authenticity.
* Premium, stylus packaging.
* $100 Price Point.

“The included diecast car is an exclusive 1:43 scale 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V with a custom Gran Turismo livery designed by Polyphony Digital, produced by well-known collectible car maker Kyosho, who have been making some of the best collectible diecast cars for over 20 years. The 300+ page exclusive Collector’s Edition book from Polyphony Digital will be essential reading for GT fans, containing everything from the history of the automobile, to driving techniques, professional racing tips, car and engine basics and tuning know-how, and reference data about Gran Turismo 5. I want to warn you that the Collector’s Edition has a limited run, so pre-order it quickly if you want to guarantee your copy.

The exciting pre-order program for Gran Turismo 5 offers exclusive and beautiful in-game cars as bonuses, including the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Nissan GT-R GT500, McLaren F1, and more. Each car features an exclusive and stylish Gran Turismo-themed “stealth” livery custom-designed by Polyphony Digital, with select performance upgrades over the standard versions of the cars available in the game. Pre-orders offers will be coming soon at participating retailers for both the standard and Collector’s Edition versions.”

Here’s a video that compares Forza Motorsport 3 with Gran Turismo 5.

Via PlayStation Blog