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New cars, tracks unveiled for GT5

Drive a VW van round Laguna Seca.

Gran Turismo brainbox Kazunori Yamauchi has revealed some of the new tracks and cars you'll find in the fifth instalment of the series.

Speaking during a session at the Tokyo Game Show, Kazunori confirmed that the Laguna Seca circuit will return in GT5 - but of course, it's been completely rebuilt for PS3.

Also returning will be Trial Mountain. Plus, you'll be able to drive around Le Mans at night.

New vehicles include the Volkswagen Kubelwagen, which has a drive system like the first beetle, and the amphibious Volkswagen Schwimmwagen.

"You might expect to drive off course into the lake, but that won't make it for the launch of GT5," Kazunori said. There's also the Samba Bus, better known as the VW van hippies like.

Higher-end vehicles in GT5 include the Isuzu 4200R, which was first unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show back in 1989. Plus there's the Citroen GT.

Gran Turismo 5 is due out in Europe on 3rd November.

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