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GT5 Seasonal Events #16: Supercar Edition

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
May 26 2011

The seasonal events are speeding up this week with Supercar Festival where cars with 700PP or less are allowed. That’s it, you can almost pick any car with some power in the game. Look below for what car I chose, prize money, experience and of course how the car did it on KittyGotWet Racing Track.

Supercar Festival
* Tokyo R246 – 5 Laps – Cr. 148,300 – Exp. 17,800
* Tsukuba Circuit – 8 Laps – Cr. 141,000 – Exp. 16,700
* Trial Mountain Circuit – 5 Laps – Cr. 143,900 – Exp. 17,700
* Special Stage Route 5 – 5 Laps – Cr. 149,200 – Exp. 17,500
* Eifel (Circuit) 104A – 5 Laps – Cr. 163,500 – Exp. 19,800

Requirements:
* PP: 700 or less

Suggested Car:
I decided to go with a beefed up Nissan GT-R ’07 for these events. If the Mazda Furai had been a premium car, I’d have gone with that in stead. The GT-R costs Cr. 77,000 in the dealership. I added all the aero parts from the GT Auto shop for a total of Cr. 15,000. The tuning parts I got was Weight Reduction Stage 2, Engine Stage 2, Sports ECU, Racing Air Filter, Titanium Racing Exhaust, Catalytic Converter: Sports, High RPM Range Turbo Kit, Soft Racing Tyres for a total of Cr. 64,450. This makes for an easy win, but if you want to grind these events, you should use a car that is closer to 700PP. Keep in mind that the Lightweight seasonal events still is the best to grind in.

KittyGotWet Racing Track
There’s still a long way up to the Mazda Furai in 1st place, but the Nissan GT-R ’07 took a comfortable 2nd place on both the time leaderboard and max speed leaderboard. It went around the track in 1:01.787 and got a top speed of 282KM/H (175MPH).

GT5 Seasonal Events #14 & #15: Muscle & France Edition

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
May 19 2011

Last Sunday, PSN came back online, and Seasonal Events could be enjoyed again. Allready there was the Classic Muscle Car Championship, which originally came hours before PSN was taken down. Eerlier today, Polyphony Digital released another seasonal, the French Championship. All about this is covered in this post.

Muscle Car Championship

Classic Muscle Car Championship
* Daytona Super Speedway – 5 Laps – Cr. 101,700 – Exp. 16,700
* Indy Road Course – 5 Laps – Cr. 116,000 – Exp. 17,300
* Cape Ring Outside – 5 Laps – Cr. 121,100 – Exp. 18,900
* Laguna Seca Raceway – 5 Laps – Cr. 114,600 – Exp. 17,900
* Toscana (Pavement) 104A – 5 Laps – Cr. 130,800 – Exp. 20,100

Requirements:
* PP: 550
* Year: 1980 or earlier
* Country: United States

Suggested Car:
With maximising PP in mind, I choce to buy the Dodge Challenger R/T ’70 and race modify it. To get it to exactly 550PP I had to turn down the power of the engine to 90.2%. I bought Racing Soft Tyres and Rigidity Improvement. Transmission was set to 300KM/H. This makes for a very easy race. For those that want a challenge, rather than maximising profits, can probably do without the Race Modification and play around with tyre choice.

French Championship

French Championship
* Cape Ring Inside – 5 Laps – Cr. 101,400 – Exp. 13,500
* Rome – 5 Laps – Cr. 106,000 – Exp. 14,400 – 6m 09s
* Autumn Ring – 3 Laps – Cr. 113,300 – Exp. 15,400
* Circuit de la Sarthe 2009 – 1 Laps – Cr. 119,000 – Exp. 16,200
* Mt Aso (Tarmac) 104A – 5 Laps – Cr. 123,500 – Exp. 18,200

Requirements:
* PP: Max 500
* Country: France

Suggested Car:
I picked up the Clio Renault Sport at the dealership for Cr. 45,550 and bouht Weight Reduction Stage 1, Engine Stage 2, Sports ECU, Sports Intake Manifold, Racing Air Filter, Titanium Racing Exhaust, Sports Exhaust Manifold, Catalytic Converter: Sports, Racing Soft Tyres for a grand total of Cr. 76,450. That left the car at 492PP after oil change, which gives some room for breaking in the engine.

KittyGotWet Racing Track
The Renault Sport and the Dodge is miles apart in handling and came out in two very different time periods and are from two different continents. Not much equality here, but the lap times and maximum speed on the track was very close. They both came in 2nd and 3rd on both leadership, with the Renault having the edge on top speed and the Dodge with the edge on lap time.

Dodge Challenger R/T RM ’70 – 1:07.807 – 248KM/H (154MPH)
Clio Renault Sport V6 24V ’00 – 1:08.126 – 249KM/H (155MPH)

GT5 Seasonal Events #13: Lightweight Edition [Updated]

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
Apr 14 2011

It’s time for new seasonal events, and based on the Online Collector’s Dealership, it’s not surprising that it’s time for Lightweight Cup. Todays suggested car should not be confused with coffee. I’m actually very surprised at how cool it looks in race modded shape and colors. If you don’t know what car I’m talking about, take a look at the photo and read on.

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GT5 Seasonal Events #12: Lambo Edition

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
Apr 02 2011

If you have no idea what the Japanese news post within GT5 means, you have come to the right place. It’s announcement of the new seasonal events that where added to Gran Turismo 5 on Thursday, and it’s one of the better ones. It’s time to bring out your Lamborghini’s.

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GT5 Seasonal Events #11: Pickup Truck Edition

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
Mar 27 2011

Despite what they’re going through over in Japan, last Thursday, Polyphony added yet another set of seasonal events in the form of a Pickup Truck Race. For those wanting to help Japan, take a moment to download the Sunrise Blossom theme on the PlayStation store. It comes in several different prizing options depending on how much you can spend. With that out of the way, let’s continue on with this weeks seasonal events.

Pickup Truck Race

These are the races in the Pickup Truck Race series:
* Tsukuba Circuit – 5 Laps
* Fuji Speedway F – 3 Laps
* Nürburgring Nordschleife – 1 Lap
* Grand Valley Speedway / Reverse – 5 Laps
* Mt Aso 103A (Tarmac) – 5 Laps

The other races were extended. Pickup Truck Race series along with the old events now have an expiry date of April 7th. Read the rest of this entry »

GT5 Seasonal Events #10: Japanese 80′s Edition

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
Mar 11 2011

The seasonal events was updated yesterday and this time it’s all about Japanese 80′s Classics. In a change of events, the Online Collector’s Dealership did not update. Read on to find out the details.

Japanese 80s Festival

These are the races in the Japanese 80′s Festival:
* Tsukuba Circuit – 5 Laps
* Tokyo R246 – 3 Laps
* Cape Ring – 2 Laps
* Clubman Stage Route 5 – 5 Laps
* Eifel (Kart) 103B (Change Time) – 3 Laps

Requirements:
* PP: Max 550
* Year: 1980 or Later, 1989 or Eearlier
* Country: Japan

Suggested Car:
I chose to use the Nissan Fairlady Z 300ZX TT 2seater (Z32) ’89 which is a premium car that can be bought for Cr. 39,500 in the Dealership. Since the max PP is 550, I gave it a performance parts in the tuning shop until it showed 549 PP. This to find out the maximum XP/Min for each race. I also fitted it with Soft Racing Tyres and an oil change.

All the races lasted roughly 5 minutes. The rewards range from Cr. 78,000 to Cr. 87,000 and 12,000 to 15,000 experience points. The final two races in the series can net you roughly 3,000 experience points per minute, which is quite good. If you don’t plan to repeat these races, there is no reason to upgrade the car to the extents I did. All the details can be found in the Race Series Guide.

Also worth mentioning for people that like to drift is one of the new drifting events. The track there is Circuit de la Sarthe 2005 (No Chichanes). That’s right, you can now drift for an eternity on the longest straight in the game.

GT5 Seasonal Events #9: Classics Edition

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
Mar 03 2011

First, the seasonal events updated like clockwork every Thursday. Then they announced that it would update on Thursdays, but could sometimes come at plus minus a day. What happened after that was that some weeks, they didn’t update at all. Rant aside, they updated earlier today and with 5 new events called World Classic Car Series. More details on that after the break.

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GT5 Seasonal Events #8: Course Maker Edition

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
Feb 22 2011

The seasonal events updated on Friday last week, but I’ve been away since then, so that’s why I haven’t posted before now. Better late than never right? Anyway, for those that wasn’t all to impressed with the different Drivetrain and Ferrari Formula Challenges will be happy to see the Bonus Races coming back. It’s the format similar to special events when it comes to payouts. You get money for each position once and when you finish 1st, you have gotten all and driving them again will not yield more money, but there’s a very nice reward. In a nice surprise by Polyphony, they now include courses created with the Course Maker.

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GT5 Seasonal Events #7: Ferrari F1 Edition

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
Feb 10 2011

Are you one of those people that grinded away, bought one of the Ferrari F1 cars for 10 or 12,5 mill and then realized you couldn’t use them in A- and B-Spec mode? Well, you may be happy about the new seasonal events that after taking a break last week has seen a face lift. In stead of 5 races with huge money and XP rewards there are now 12 races divided into 4 events and the money and XP rewards are considerably lower. On the flip side, you can do them over and over again.

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Where Are The New Seasonal Events?

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
Feb 04 2011

So the Online Collector’s Store updated as usual last night and brought a nice collection of 90′s Rally Cars, including the Lancia Delta HF Integrale from ’92. Also worth mentioning is the Caterham Seven Firablade ’02 and the Suzuki GSX-R/4 Concept ’01. What didn’t update and still hasn’t are the Seasonal Events. They did announce that it could be updated +/- a day from now on, but it has been more than 36 hours now.

Kazunori Yamauchi at least gave a rather limited answer on the subject on twitter:

ちょっと一休み。

So there you have it… Oh wait, I guess I don’t have that many Japanese readers, so I will explain. Yamauchi was asked whether the new seasonal events would be up soon, and he answered: “A little break”.

So what do we get out of this? Not to much. In Japan, it’s just past midnight into Saturday, so that probably means we won’t see any new events this week. In Japan, they celebrated Setsubun, which means “Beginning of Spring” (lucky guys, still winter here), so that may explain why we may not see any events this week. For any development, stay tuned to KittyGotWet.