Gran Turismo 5 kicks off final online event; free GT6 rides up for grabs

On May 31, online services for Gran Turismo 5 will come to an end. To celebrate the 2010 PlayStation 3 release, developer Polyphony Digital will host a special online event.

The celebration will consist of two stages: first with a focus on the Mazda Roadster Touring Car '11 and Top Gear Test Track and ending with the Nissan GT-R N24 Schulze Motorsports '11 and Nurburgring 24h.

Gran Turismo 5's "Online Event Finale" begins today, April 30, at 8pm Pacific and will run through May 30, according to GT Planet.

Participating in the event will reward players with five free vehicles in Gran Turismo 6, if players sign in using the same PlayStation Network ID from GT5. For joining in on the goodbye players will earn the Abarth Grande Punto '09, Renault Sport Megane R.S. Trophy '11, Nissan Fairlady Z (Z34) '08, Tesla Motors Model S Signature Performance '12 and Subaru S206 NBR Challenge Package '12.
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Gran Turismo 5 (E3 2010)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.