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Upcoming PS3 racing game Gran Turismo 5 will offer episodes of BBC 1’s hit motoring show Top Gear across the ‘GT Network’, Sony boss

Upcoming PS3 racing game Gran Turismo 5 will offer episodes of BBC 1’s hit motoring show Top Gear across the ‘GT Network’, Sony bosses shouted today.The highly anticipated, mirage-like PS3 title has all the pre-release hallmarks of a top notch driving game – groundbreaking predecessors, pretty graphics, Sony super-hype. But it’s not out yet, so who knows.As well as the downloads, GT5 racers will also be able to throw their cars round an in-game version of Top Gear’s legendary testing circuit. Just like the show's mysterious but lovable test driver The Stig.  Kazunori Yamauchi, president of GT5 developers Polyphony Digital, had this to say; “We’re sure that players will be as thrilled as we are to [drive] on the Top Gear Test Track in GT5, as well as enjoying classic episodes of Top Gear via GT TV.”Similarly, the BBC was just as pleased with the collaboration. “BBC’s Top Gear is the world’s number one motoring media brand,” boasted Simon Danker, director of digital media at BBC Worldwide. “We’re thrilled.”Gran Turismo 5 is due for release in the New Year. EssentialsSony PlayStation 3, Gran Turismo 5Price: £350, £TBAOn sale: Now, TBA Contact: PS3Related stories:Review: Sony PlayStation 3Study the PS3 onlinePS3 to take on digital TV