Gamers get sneak peek at new Corvette

DAVID MCCOWEN
Last updated 12:07 15/11/2012
Screenshots from Gran Turismo 5 of the new Corvette.
GAME ON: Screenshots from Gran Turismo 5 of the new Corvette.

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General Motors has taken new model sneak peeks to the next level by including a glimpse of its new Corvette in an update of the popular car game Gran Turismo 5.

The next Chevrolet Corvette (codenamed C7) has found its way into millions of homes through Gran Turismo 5, but the game doesn't give much away about how the car looks.

Screensavers used throughout Gran Turismo 5 now feature a heavily camouflaged prototype of the upcoming C7 Corvette.

Players cannot yet drive the car but a virtual spin in the V8-powered flagship can't be far away.

Gran Turismo has a history of flirting with disguised prototypes.

Nissan's GT-R also appeared in the game, with plastic covers in pixel form covering key design details, before the car's final look was revealed to the public.

The Corvette scoop is timely for the Gran Turismo team, as the Forza Motorsport and Need for Speed game series have launched titles in the last month.

Digital drivers should not expect to see Corvette in its final form until it is revealed in the flesh, possibly at the 2013 Detroit motor show in January.

The look of SRT's Viper, Corvette's main domestic rival, was leaked in the form of a children's Hot Wheels model in February.

The new Viper was released to gamers through Forza Motorsport 4 before it went on sale in June this year.

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