Posts Tagged ‘Gran Turismo 5’

GT5 Spec 2.0 Update & DLC In October

News | Posted by Pesico
Sep 28 2011

Gran Turismo 5 has seen lots of post-release support in the form of updates to the game as well as seasonal events. There hasn’t been much DLC yet, and it’s been a long time since we’ve seen any impactful updates. That’s about to change though.

@Kaz_Yamauchi 山内 一典 GT fans, thanks for waiting… The GT5 Spec 2.0 update is coming the 3rd week of October, with DLC following a week later. #gt5

Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of the Gran Turismo franchise tweeted earlier today that GT5 Spec 2.0 update will be coming in the 3rd week of October, followed one week later by DLC. Nothing else is known at this time, but hopefully it will be big.

But what does big mean? Will we see some new cars? New tracks? Some standard cars made into premium? Will it include trophies? It could be many things. I hope we’ll see little bit of everything. New tracks would be the most important thing, but it would definitely be sweet with some new cars and trophies to. Maybe some more A/B-Spec events to.

I can’t wait to hear more about what this will contain. I’m exited anyway!

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

* 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

* 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

* 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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Introducing KittyGotWet Racing Track

KittyGotWet | Posted by Pesico
Apr 10 2011

Polyphony Digital have created some really cool tracks using the Course Maker and it has inspired me to create my own. So I want to welcome you to the introduction of the KittyGotWet Racing Track, based on the Mt Aso theme. It features a long straight with a jump at the end of it and considerable elevation difference.

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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

* 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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Mid-Race Save Coming To GT5

News | Posted by Pesico
Mar 01 2011

One of the most often requested features for Gran Turismo 5 is “Mid-Race Saves” during Endurance Races. Polyphony Digital has not commented on this request, until now, in the form of Kazunori Yamauchi’s tweet.

Sorry. Save in the middle of the race. Now under development. RT @ andrepeniche: I want to stay in front of the TV just to play the race does not have 4,9 or 24 hours, but I love GT5, unfortunately, I can not put an end to it.

“Under development” doesn’t really give us a time frame, but we’ll probably get some more information on a later date. I still haven’t done any of the 9 hour or 24 hour races, and being able to save mid-race in those would be awesome. Stay tuned as I will follow any updates on this.