Aston Martin “Goodwood Festival of Speed” GT6 Event Now Available in the UK

June 9th, 2014 by Jordan

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A special Aston Martin Seasonal Event is now open in GT6 to players with SEN/PSN accounts registered in the United Kingdom. It celebrates the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and takes place with a time trial on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb circuit (which is about to get an update in GT6).

aston-martin-goodwood-2This is for more than just bragging rights, though – the fastest player earns two free tickets to the actual Festival of Speed, to be held at Goodwood on June 26-29th.

The prize includes a few special perks, including free parking, access to the “Sponsor Enclosure” with a free lunch, and a ride up the real hillclimb course in an Aston Martin.

Even if you don’t win, everyone who participates and scores at least a Bronze time will be awarded with 1 million in-game credits. Thanks to AJHG1000 for the tip, and good luck!

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  1. Jun. 11, 12:06pm
    Nomad67

    I would agree with what some others in here have said…at least let us run it and get the trophy’s and cash.

  2. Jun. 11, 12:05pm
    Nomad67

    I guess the don’t want to foot the bill for airfare and hotel if someone from North America wins…or some other country.

  3. Jun. 10, 9:51am
    Bfc_1882

    Managed to get 61st the other day but it’s probably dropped way down into the hundreds now. And I think it should be available to all regions even if only UK times count

  4. Jun. 10, 8:03am
    XSRacing111

    You know for events like this, as well as GT Academy, they ought to disallow abusing the e-brake turning style. It makes it more competitive and more fun for the general populace.
    I race legitimately around the track. Not being able to use the e-brake to cut off 6-14 seconds off my lap time doesn’t make me a bad driver/gamer, it makes me respectable. Cut out the e-brakers, and I’ll be mingling with the top 100-1000 depending on the event.

    • Jun. 19, 4:47am
      kel239

      No, im frequently in the top 6-700 come event close, and I dont use the handbrake. Just need to be faster, much like myself

  5. Jun. 10, 3:14am
    TamasToth

    It makes sense to be UK only, but technically I don’t understand why it can’t be like other seasonals outside the given time frame?
    We – not UK residents – can have the popup telling that times can’t be registered, we can not participate, but we can make our run and can have the credits… That should be fair and OK.
    Not nice this way.

  6. Jun. 9, 10:22pm
    SDsnakebutt

    For location are they going off of where you say you live on your PSN ID? if so, wonder if u could change it and be able to participate in the event…

    • Jun. 10, 11:09am
      Aussie_HSV

      Nope. Most things, ie. D.O.B. and address etc., are locked in once you create a PSN Id.

  7. Jun. 9, 4:48pm
    Dr Fourtrack

    Got Gold. Then bettered it. There’s only 1,979 peeps faster. Looks like I won’t be going to Goodwood.

  8. Jun. 9, 10:06am
    RockerBR

    They should release a GT1 or GT3 Aston Martin to combine with this event!!!

    • Jun. 9, 11:07am
      catamount39

      ^This!

    • Jun. 9, 2:38pm
      caseycar5

      Yes agreed!

  9. Jun. 9, 9:52am
    CeeJay

    Pretty neat idea! Good luck my UK friends across the pond! :) Although I hope they keep an eye on the hackers. I remember some online events in GT5 where people figured out how to break out of the track and were finishing a race on Suzuka in seconds! XD crazy.

    • Jun. 9, 1:23pm
      MeanElf

      That sort of thing only works on circuits really – this is a pretty straight line run. I appreciate that they’d be able to race more quickly to the finish line, but in the end, it’s still not that different from running the course becaue they’d have to maneuver to find the glitch entrance and exit points, which takes time.

  10. Jun. 9, 8:57am
    Johnnypenso

    Great idea. Good luck to all the Brits!!

  11. Jun. 9, 8:39am
    vasiliflame

    Easy to get gold , quick million. Wish the academy stop overshadowing the franchise .

  12. Jun. 9, 6:53am
    Laurux

    “You forgot Poland.”
    I understand that in GT6 isn’t present any polish track, (pity because we have Poznan Track whic is pretty neat), but in that case we won’t have any special event designed for my country.

    • Jun. 9, 8:49am
      BWX

      Ahhh… you’ll probably be absorbed by Russia again soon anyway, don’t worry about it.

    • Jun. 9, 1:06pm
      Marcs2606

      Lol BWX

    • Jun. 9, 1:26pm
      Laurux

      I’d prefer Germany ;)

  13. Jun. 9, 6:35am
    Bom15

    Lol free parking. It’s always been free parking. But no overnight accommodation then I can’t do it. You need a full day (and more) for the festival, if you want to see everything. I usually go for the 4 days and when camping there I usually get up at 6am and don’t leave the event until about 7pm. Sometimes later than that. But travelling down there takes 3 hrs not to mention the traffic jam. Which you could be in for another hr or so. So it’s not really worth it for me.

  14. Jun. 9, 6:20am
    sircarltonlotus

    The event is described as designed by Aston Martin in collaboration with pd. It appears Aston are providing the prize so maybe people should aim their disappointment at them. It is, for sure, a bad thing everyone can’t play this online however

    • Jun. 9, 7:06am
      IngRobNy

      I understand the prize part. I have to quote snowgt he said this better than me:

      [quote] Let’s put it like this … in a game where new challenges are scarce, every new event would be welcome. To open events just for a minority of players is just unnecessary when the opposite is easily possible, as GT Academy shows. And I bet players would rather test themselves with this new challenge than waste time with running the Red Bull challenge for the umpteenth time to earn credits that are sorely needed in GT6.[quote]

    • Jun. 9, 8:56am
      sircarltonlotus

      I agree with this sentiment. I’m just saying maybe it’s not pd who should automatically receive all the blame. I don’t understand why it’s this way it is. Pd seem to get blamed for the weather these days that’s all.

    • Jun. 9, 4:55pm
      sailworksman

      If I ever see another red bull event, I’m going to hurl.

  15. Jun. 9, 6:13am
    IngRobNy

    Why is my norwegian version of Gran Turismo 6 telling me that it is a new Goodwood Festival of Speed online competition, when it is just for UK residents? I did not read the notification first in the news section, i went strait to the Seasonal Events, i was looking forward to drive the Aston Martin V12 Vantage 2010 in this hillclimb, but as i went to the Seasonal Events i became very disappointed, because there was no Goodwood Festival there and when i finally read the notification, my disappointment quickly turned to anger.
    Please don’t tease us (outside United Kingdom) with a running notification on the bottom of our My Home screen about this event.

    First we had the japanese event and now we have this English event, i wonder if this i going to be the new trend for Polyphony Digital and Gran Turismo?
    I don’t understand why they do things like this, i live in Norway and Norway is not included in the GT Academy, but i’m still allowed to drive the events, why can’t it be like that for the other events?

  16. Jun. 9, 5:17am
    Brunskill777

    An event on A UK track for an event that occurs in real life in the UK, so clearly the chance to win tickets to it surely means that they can only offer it to UK users. Every other seasonal is open to everyone so don’t whine that you can’t have the money etc just because 1 event is for a certain geographical area. I couldn’t get the money for GT Academy because I didn’t want to enter or agree to terms and conditions, and I know a car was available for getting gold, so that was probably a bigger loss to me than not getting a few credits for a UK only event for non UK users.

  17. Jun. 9, 3:48am
    Oyashiro-sama

    I hate these “part-of-the-world-only” features. Be it exclusive cars, events, etc… It’s utterly unfair, it grinds my gears and upsets me as hell. I’m sure that the people living in that “part-of-the-world” won’t be happier just because it’s exclusive, but the rest of the world will be unhappy. Yeah, I’m figuratively crying.

    • Jun. 9, 5:15am
      hardvibes

      It is so unfair and makes no sense. For the launch of GT5/GT6 I can understand different content for some regions….but here we are talking about a simple VIRTUAL event, where you can win VIRTUAL credits. Leave the event and credits open to EVERYONE and special Goodwood prizes only for those registered in UK. This discrimination is totally stupid, sorry.

      Not to mention that I am really getting bored with GT6, a new event helps forgiving PD for a day or two.

      P.S.
      Like/unlike buttons for articles and comments would be highly appreciated.

    • Jun. 9, 6:20am
      XPOWER180

      It’s 50 seconds of game play up a hill, stop crying and just do it in time trials if you’re that upset.

    • Jun. 9, 10:47am
      hardvibes

      You don’t get it do you…
      It’s a fast way to get millions of credits. Everybody should have a chance

  18. Jun. 9, 3:47am
    Magic Ayrton

    This should be a D-Day special.. Allies only!!!

  19. Jun. 9, 3:03am
    MeanElf

    I liked that the disqualification boundariers were far tougher than normal, just brush one of those hay bales, and it’s restart time.

    A shame that everyone else cannot participate.

  20. Jun. 9, 2:46am
    hardvibes

    Why UK only? Bah makes no sense to me.

  21. Jun. 9, 1:45am
    mickoafna

    Easiest million ever. Even though my bank is full :)

  22. Jun. 9, 1:09am
    SnakeOfBacon

    Fine, to be fair they can give us an Australia-only Bathurst seasonal in October :D

    • Jun. 9, 3:03am
      forzaturismo

      And for french people, Le MAns seasonal!!!!!

  23. Jun. 9, 1:07am
    Croatian_STIG

    Why can’t they give the rest of the world the ability to race this event? Not the ability to win anything but the money? I would like that 2 mil in my wallet!

  24. Jun. 9, 12:18am
    ildd

    This is basically the only time I wished I was living in the UK… dummut

  25. Jun. 9, 12:18am
    Ameer67

    UK only? Makes sense I guess.

    • Jun. 9, 4:26am
      TRLWNC7396

      I’m glad SOMEONE here has their head on straight!

      Now, I wouldn’t mind trying this, as is said, to just “get the chance” for the extra credits, but, come on people! It’s a local event for a local event! Don’t hate on it for it being one!

  26. Jun. 9, 12:18am
    merlinrichards

    2million credits whoo hoo


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