With authentic cars, courses, and car physics, Gran Turismo 4 adds an even more realistic racing simulation to the series. Test-drive new vehicles in courses located in various sites, such asNurburgring Nordschleife, New York City, the Grand Canyon, and Tsukuba Circuit. Along with Career mode, Gran Turismo 4 highlights the new GT Photo mode. Description Automotive racing is much more than a sport, it's a lifestyle.This December, the lifestyle comes to PlayStation2 as the greatest automotive racing simulation returns in Gran Turismo4. As the fourth installment of the worldwide blockbuster-selling Gran Turismo series, Gran Turismo 4 is available exclusively for thePlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., the latest version of Gran Turismo 4 further demonstrates its mission to provide the most authentic driving simulation available in the marketplace. The new features willextend above and beyond just pure automotive racing, providing a unique destination for automotive and PlayStation 2 enthusiasts to enjoy car culture in every dimension - extending that goal will be highlighted through new modes such as "GT DirectorMode / B-spec" and "GT Photo Mode." In addition, enhanced popular features will return with "GT Career Simulation Mode" and "GT Arcade Mode." Following in the footsteps of the PlayStation 2 "GreatestHit," Gran Turismo3 A-spec, and a racing franchise that has sold more than 36 million units worldwide, Gran Turismo 4 features authentic racing gameplay that focuses on more than 650 cars, up to 100 courses and unique race modes. With an all-newphysics engine and an all-new artificial intelligence engine, combined with revolutionary technology, Gran Turismo 4 delivers enhanced, if not perfected, game physics, graphics, and feel, acting as a near-realistic automotive driving simulator. In Gran Turismo 4, the characteristics of the cars are realistically designed and calculated so that they handle to the "real life" physics of that particular vehicle, taking into account weight, speed, friction, wind, and more. Coursesinclude various sites such as Nurburgring Nordschleife, New York City, the Grand Canyon, Tsukuba Circuit, and more. Highly detailed vehicles and environment mapping create broadcast-quality graphics, with light and competitor car reflections on theplayer's automobile to leaves on a tree shaking in the wind. KEY FEATURES GENERAL New physics engine adding a higher level of realism in cars, which allows for cars to be handled easier. More than 5,000polygons per vehicle capture exceptional detail, right down to the disc brakes behind the wheel. With an all-new AI engine, race opponents posses advanced artificial intelligence, which allows for behavior that captures human-like emotion. Refined replay mode with broadcast-quality graphics.