Usually, car shows like the 2008 Paris Motor Show are look but don't touch affairs. Sure, the cars look nice, but wouldn't it be sweet if you could actually take that Ferrari California out for a spin? Thanks to Polyphony Digital and its Gran Turismo 5 Prologue game for the PS3, you "virtually" can.
Polyphony has released an update for the driving simulator to include three new cars from recent automotive shows, along with a smattering of new features.
If ever there were a great example of "a life gone digital," it's the pixel-perfect digitization of popular and historic cars by Polyphony's team of digital gearheads. The GTbyCitroen concept takes the digitization process and flips it backwards. French automaker Citroen designed the concept exclusively to be featured in the game, and then built a one-off model for the Paris show. The Citroen is joined by the aforementioned Ferrari California and the, from the 2008 British motor show. Of course, while the update is free, you'll still have to earn the vehicles in-game to unlock them.
The update also features various updates to the penalty system, race event difficulty, and user experience as outlined on the PlayStation Blog.