Gran Turismo 5 will feature over 1000 cars, the most ever in the series. It’s a collection of the hottest and most desirable cars from around the world, both past and present.
There are two tiers of cars in Gran Turismo 5--Premium cars and Standard cars. The differences between the two are as follows:
From the seductive curves of exotic sports cars, to the inviting sight of the road ahead when you slide into the driver’s seat and peer past the glass, down to the intricately detailed instrument panel and dashboard... Every one of the over 200 premium cars recreate every last detail of the car, inside and out.
Gran Turismo 5 contains over 200 of these "Premium" level cars.
The massive lineup of cars from past Gran Turismo games has been beautifully recreated through the latest technology and the Playstation 3’s cutting-edge graphics.
Gran Turismo 5 feature an astounding 800+ cars, a vast collection covering a wide range of eras and categories.
So basically rather than fully new car models they are taking 800 or so cars from GT4 and putting high-res textures on them. Does this mean no in-car views for them? Not sure. It seems weird as some of the old cars even SAY Gran Turismo 4 on them. What have they been working on for 5 years I have to wonder.