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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spawns Real-Life Car 93

Car Analogy Please writes to tell us that a new car unveiled at the Paris Auto Show was modeled after the Gran Turismo 5 Prologue car. GTbyCITROËN is the first car that has been designed in tandem with a video game to then spill out onto the actual pavement. "The GTbyCITROËN is the product of a partnership built up during the creation of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. Takumi Yamamoto, from Citroen and Kazunori Yamauchi from Polyphony Digital Inc, the games developer were inspired by each others industries to design a concept car for the game that then flowed further into the real-world. The game version of the car mirrors the real-world performance of the concept."
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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spawns Real-Life Car

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 03, 2008 @04:04PM (#25250351)

    Isn't it funny how if you replace Atheist (you spelled it wrong by the way. like you'd care) with Christian and Christian with Atheist it would be equally possible?

    Also Jesus preached to love everyone. Don't you follow Jesus?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 04, 2008 @03:43AM (#25254603)

    Yeah we all know the Polyphony Digital guys are good at designing.

    But they should first try to code a decent and realistic physic engine before naming their game a "simulator".

    At the moment, the only thing it simulates is collecting cars, not driving them.

  • Re:Even though... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Gordonjcp ( 186804 ) on Saturday October 04, 2008 @04:35AM (#25254737) Homepage

    that is the best-looking Citroen I have ever seen... it is still butt-ugly.

    I'm guessing you're from the US, home of such absolutely beautiful cars as the Chrysler 300 and the Ford Edsel.

    (Hey! You do NOT want to funnel air under the front tires! Duh!)

    You *do*, however, want to funnel air to the front brakes. Pretty much all the older big Cits (CX and XM in particular) had huge airscoops just under the front, for ducting lots and lots of cooling air to the front brakes. The actual discs, pads and calipers are relatively small on them compared to similar-sized cars (my CX, despite the fastest model having a book top speed of 140mph and weighing nearly two tons, has 12" vented front discs - the same across the whole range) but because the braking pressure is provided by an engine-driven pump rather than your right foot, you can apply much, much more force to the brakes than on a car with conventional brakes. I think it's in the region of 6 or 7 tons per square inch. Now, that's all very well, but you've got a small disc (low thermal mass) and a lot of friction, so it's going to get really, really hot...

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