Chrysler used Forza Horizon to introduce its new Viper sportscar to the world, so it should not be too surprising that other car manufacturers are following.
GM has not yet officially unveiled the look of the 2014 Corvette and said that it will premiere the new car on January 13, 2013. The car shown in GT5 is heavily draped and there is no reason to get excited about the actual design of the vehicle. However, it is the first time that an actually camouflaged car is being teased in a racing simulation game and PS3 players are first to get their hands on the (virtual) performance of the car, which will sport a 6.2 liter V8 engine with 450 hp. GM said the new Corvette will sprint from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds flat.
"Until now, only the most skilled drivers on the Corvette team have been authorized to push the test prototypes to the limits on some of the most challenging track surfaces in the world," said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Global Marketing. "Through this unique collaboration with Gran Turismo, Chevrolet is able, for the first time, to give performance car enthusiasts access to such an exclusive driving experience."
At the time of this writing, the C7 Corvette was not yet available as a download, but GM said that the car will be released "very soon" via the PlayStation Store.