Gran Turismo For PSP Vs. Forza Motorsport 3: The CarsS

The biggest automotive showdown this year: Forza versus Gran Turismo. Since GT5 will, like, never come out, we've decided to pit the car list from Forza Motorsport 3 against the only other suitable alternative — Gran Turismo for PSP.

Click "next" to see the full comparison between the lists so you can decide which garage full of digital cars you'll want.

Gran Turismo For PSP Vs. Forza Motorsport 3: The CarsS

Quantity

Advantage: GT for PSP
Reason: GT for PSP has almost double the number of cars as Forza 3, which is an advantage that's hard to ignore consider it's hand-held against big-box. On the other hand, how many versions of the VW Lupo does one person want or need? It's not just about quantity, it's quality, so click through to see how the two face off in important categories.

Gran Turismo For PSP Vs. Forza Motorsport 3: The CarsS

American Cars

Advantage: Forza 3
Reason: Both games include must-haves like the Buick GNX and Ford GT, but Forza 3 has a special Motorsports Legends Car Pack with the 1969 Dodge Charger, 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, and 1960 Chevrolet Corvette. And even if it didn't, choices for classic American cars like the Ford Mustang are limited to the 2005 GT and 2000 Cobra R according to the GT for PSP list. By comparison, Forza has those cars plus the 1970 Boss 429, 1993 SVT Cobra R and the 2004 Tiger Racing Mustang.

Gran Turismo For PSP Vs. Forza Motorsport 3: The CarsS

Japanese Cars

Advantage: GT for PSP
Reason: Most of those 400+ cars Gran Turismo has that Forza doesn't come in the form of highly specific Japanese special editions. If you're looking for a 2002 Nissan Fairlady Z with the Z33 option wheel instead of the regular wheel you're SOL with Forza 3. There's also a better historical collection of Japanese cars with GT for PSP, which offers classics like the 1973 Nissan 2000GT-R.

Gran Turismo For PSP Vs. Forza Motorsport 3: The CarsS

Italian Cars

Advantage: Forza 3
Reason: There are only a few Ferraris and Lamborghinis in GT for PSP, giving a clear advantage to Forza 3 with its stable of classic and modern Ferraris including the Tafel Racing F430GT and 1964 Ferrari GTO. Gran Turismo does have a better collection of Alfa Romeos though...

Gran Turismo For PSP Vs. Forza Motorsport 3: The CarsS

European Cars

Advantage: Toss-up
Reason: As much as we love the RUF-tuned Porsches, the continued lack of a Porsche vehicle in the Gran Turismo series and its inclusion in the Forza series already gives Forza a leg-up. On the flipside, the GT series has an entire host of Alpines, Citroëns and other special models lacking in Forza 3. The advantage depends on your personal preferences.

Gran Turismo For PSP Vs. Forza Motorsport 3: The CarsS

Racing Cars

Advantage: Forza 3
Reason: Though you can find some extreme race versions of very specific cars ( like the 1999 Citroën Xsara Rally Car) in GT for PSP, unless you're a rally fiend the racing cars in Forza 3 will appeal more to the modern racing fan. The number of ALMS/Le Mans cars in Forza 3 is far superior. The lack of an R10/R15 in GT for PSP is a glaring omission. The one exception to this is in rallying, where GT for PSP has a clear advantage.

Gran Turismo For PSP Vs. Forza Motorsport 3: The CarsS

Australian Cars

Advantage:Forza 3
Reason: Only Forza comes with a slate of Australian V8 Supercars, which feeds our need to race Holdens against FG Falcons in an Outback race-to-the-death. At least Gran Turismo has one Falcon FG.

Gran Turismo For PSP Vs. Forza Motorsport 3: The CarsS

Odd Cars

Advantage: GT for PSP
Reason: Because of the quantity of cars in Gran Turismo, you get some truly wonderful cars Forza didn't have space for. Can you say 1988 Volvo 240 GLT Estate)? We love racing unique rides you don't normally find in racing games. How does the 1998 Taurus SHO match up to the DeLorean S2? Inquiring minds want to know. What about a non-SRT10 Dodge Ram?

Photo of Volvo Wagon from GT4 as there is no press screen of Volvo from PSP available yet.

Gran Turismo For PSP Vs. Forza Motorsport 3: The CarsS

Crappy Cars

Advantage: Forza 3
Reason: This is not exactly a category you want to win. Whereas the crappiest car in Gran Turismo for PSP is arguably the still awesome Daihatsu MOVE CX '95, Forza includes no less than a Chevy Aveo5... LT! Why, with only 400 cars, did such a crapbox end up in the game?

Gran Turismo For PSP Vs. Forza Motorsport 3: The CarsS

Conclusion

Advantage: Forza 3
Reason: If you're a JDM nut who doesn't care about Aussie Supercars, classic Ferraris or American muscle you'll be unimpressed by the number of Suzuki kei cars in Forza 3 and should opt for Gran Turismo PSP. But if you're less impressed by total numbers than you are by attention to detail you'll love the great cars of Forza Motorsport 3, which is why it has the advantage. When (if) GT5 comes it'll likely have so many cars it will warp our feeble little minds. Our advice? Get both.

Links to the two full lists below so you can compare and disagree with us.
All 400 Cars Of Forza Motorsport 3
All 830 Cars From Gran Turismo PSP