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 |  Jun 27 2014, 7:08 AM

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If Aston Martin’s wild new DP-100 concept looks a bit unrealistic, that’s because it is.

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 |  Jun 25 2014, 9:55 AM

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The latest Gran Turismo Vision Concept is on its way from a high-end sports car builder: Aston Martin. 

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 3:23 PM

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Are you a Sony Playstation enthusiast that likes cars? Then chances are you’re a fan of the Gran Turismo franchise, and you have virtually piloted one of the many cars that Nissan offers in the game.

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 1:43 PM

2015 BMW Models

BMW just released a massive list of information detailing its 2015 products. Here’s the latest news from the i3 electric car to the 7 Series flagship and everything in between.

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 |  May 28 2014, 9:32 AM

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The Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo will be available to gamers next month.

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 |  May 22 2014, 6:00 PM

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Following the official release of teaser images from Volkswagen, sketches of the Golf GTI Vision Gran Turismo concept have leaked.

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 |  May 22 2014, 4:53 PM

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New teasers of the latest Gran Turismo concept have been revealed.

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 |  May 19 2014, 8:02 AM

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Through the magic of social media, some stories have a life of their own. AutoGuide.com has compiled a list of this week’s most shared stories through Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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 |  May 14 2014, 8:32 AM

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Gentlemen, start your PlayStations because BMW just revealed its Vision Gran Turismo concept, previewing future racing technology from the company.

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 |  Jan 29 2014, 1:40 PM

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Gran Turismo 6 on the PlayStation 3 received an update today, adding several new cars and races to the game.

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 |  Dec 04 2013, 6:45 PM

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This weekend, PlayStation 3 gamers in North America will be enjoying Gran Turismo 6 and to hype up the release, Polyphony Digital has released renderings of even more Vision Gran Turismo concepts that will be heading to the game.

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 |  Nov 15 2013, 9:02 AM

The most anticipated new cars from GT6


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A new installment of Sony’s legendary Gran Turismo franchise is set to hit retail shelves in under a month. Gran Turismo 6, or GT6 as it is known by gamers, will be the second Gran Turismo title available for the Playstation 3 and builds off of the foundation laid out in Gran Turismo 5. Over 1,000 vehicles will carry over from the GT5 title, with the majorty of them dating back to Gran Turismo 4.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 2:16 PM

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One of the hottest cars this year joins up with the folks making the hottest racing game this year to give you this video-game inspired Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Gran Turismo Concept. Continue Reading…

 |  Nov 06 2013, 3:03 PM

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The Gran Turismo video game franchise might be best known for introducing kids to the amazing world of Japanese and German performance cars, but it’s latest star is the finest America has to offer.

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 |  Aug 21 2013, 3:32 PM

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Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo franchise is much more than a video game.

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 |  Jul 24 2013, 7:19 PM

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The popular Gran Turismo gaming franchise will be heading to the big screen in a big way.

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 |  Jul 02 2013, 2:37 PM

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This year’s Nissan GT Academy will kick off at 8 p.m. EDT when the Gran Turismo 6 demo for the Sony PlayStation 3 hits the Playstation Network as a free download.

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 |  Jun 27 2013, 10:02 AM

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Sony has announced that a playable demo of Gran Turismo 6 will be available on July 2, 2013 for download on its PlayStation Network.

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 |  May 03 2013, 4:54 PM

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The Gran Turismo series almost seems like an afterthought these days, with an onslaught of new and improved Forza titles hitting the Xbox on a regular basis.

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 |  Mar 06 2013, 10:50 AM

BMW has revealed its new 3-Series Gran Turismo at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show this week and despite rumors that it wouldn’t make it to our shores, it has now been confirmed for North America.

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 |  Feb 21 2013, 5:01 PM

The all-new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo will have its first official public unveiling at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 07 2013, 6:31 PM

BMW has officially unveiled its 3 Series Gran Turismo model, adding a third body variant to the popular luxury model’s family.

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 |  Oct 29 2012, 9:45 AM

The Nissan GT Academy is back for a second season on television, and once again the Japanese automaker is challenging some of America’s top video gamers to see if they have what it takes to be professional racing drivers.

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 |  Apr 29 2012, 1:02 PM

Virtual racing fans looking for the most realistic experience outside of a race car should start saving up their dollars. Fanatec, creator of the Porsche branded steering wheel and pedal set for gamers, has evolved one of its best products with its new ClubSport Pedals V2.

Having experienced Fanatec’s products firsthand, we undoubtedly believe that its products are as close as it gets in the virtual racing world. The first generation of ClubSport pedals featured all-metal construction, high-end technology in an industrial design package with a fairly reasonable price. Now a new version is out, priced at $250 (includes ClubSport Wheel) and offers even more for the ultimate race fanatic.

The ClubSport Pedals V2 now come in either anodized black or polished aluminum and when combined with its color kits, gamers can sport gray, orange, red, or blue colored combinations. One of the biggest improvements however is a hydraulic brake complete with an oil damper to give it a very realistic and dampened feeling. Gamers can adjust the stiffness of the pedal by replacing the silicone oil with different viscosity types and can also change the spring tension on the damper.

Another enhancement to the pedal set is a degressive clutch mechanism that now gives the clutch pedal a much more realistic feature. Again, the spring strength can be adjusted to the gamer’s liking.

Unfortunately an upgrade kit won’t be made available for current ClubSport Pedals owners, but we’re sure you can fetch a good price used on craigslist or eBay if you’re looking to upgrade. Pre orders will be up on Fanatec’s website starting in May and the company hopes to have its first shipments in America by June.

GALLERY: Fanatec ClubSport Pedals V2

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Check out an intro video of Fanatec’s ClubSport Pedals V2 after the break.

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