From November 24 to 27, the SMX Convention Center will be the home for car enthusiasts from all over the metro. Over at the booth, we will be holding a special Gran Turismo 5 Challenge where many prizes are up for grabs for those who feel the need for speed!

The GT5 challenge will have two Playstation 3 driving rigs, and participants can join at any time for the duration of the Manila Auto Salon. The contest will follow a time attack format during the four days, with the top times being recorded and awarded prizes accordingly.

On Thursday, participants will get to drive the Chevrolet Camaro SS, while on Friday the Lexus LFA will be used. Saturday will once again be the Camaro SS, and Sunday will be for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

On Sunday evening, the top qualifiers from the duration of the AI GT5 Challenge will be called back to race again for a heads up knockout tournament.

Prizes up for grabs include premium items from Chevrolet, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz, shirts from Remixx Clothing, gift packs from Mothers, Motul lubricants, as well as four (4) special Mousepads signed by two time Formula One World Champion Mika Hakkinen.

The AI GT5 Challenge is supported by Sony Philippines, The Covenant Car Company (Chevrolet), Lexus Manila, CATS Motors (Mercedes-Benz), Remixx Clothing, Motul, Mothers, Recaro,, Sony Philippines, and the Manila Auto Salon.

What are you waiting for? Head on over to the SMX Convention Center and race in the Gran Turismo 5 Challenge!


a) Ages 13 and up

b) Entrants will be given three (3) laps total, with one outlap/familiarization lap and two flying laps.

c) Lap times from the two flying laps will be counted and recorded.

d) Best lap times for each day will be posted at the booth and online

e) Top 3 (TBD) times from each day will receive prizes from and the sponsor

DAY 1 > Chevrolet

> Camaro SS

DAY 2 > Lexus


DAY 3 > Chevrolet

> Camaro SS

DAY 4 > Mercedes-Benz


FINALS > To be announced on competition proper

Finals Format: Head to head battle, knockout format