Gran Turismo 5 out November 24

Sony's much-delayed racer gets a new release date; full list of tracks and cars revealed.

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Gran Turismo 5 will be released in the UK and North America on November 24, Sony announced today. The game will be released in Australia on November 25. The publisher has also unveiled full details of the cars and tracks that will be featured in the game, with a total 1,031 cars and 71 courses to choose from.

No really, GT5 is actually being released.
No really, GT5 is actually being released.

It will include basic road cars such as the Honda Accord and Ford Ka, through to supercars such as the Lamborghini Murcielago and McLaren F1. Famous courses such as the Nurburgring and Top Gear test track will also be featured. The publisher also confirmed that GT5's much-touted dynamic weather system will only work on 11 of the 71 tracks on offer, while five of the 71 will have the option for a night/day cycle. The full list of cars is available here, while the full tracklist is here.

Gran Turismo 5 was originally unveiled for the PlayStation 3 back in 2006. Since then it has faced numerous delays, missing its first shipping date back in March of this year where its release was put on indefinite hold, before later being delayed again past its November 2 release date.

"We sincerely apologize to GT fans for the delay," said Sony Computer Entertainment producer Taku Imasaki in a statement on the official PlayStation Blog at the time, when Sony promised the game would be in stores before Christmas. Retailers began listing the game for a 2011 release, before Polyphony Digital head Kazunori Yamauchi revealed that disks were already in production earlier this month.

For more on GT5, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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