GTPlanet Weekly Rewind: The New Content Within!

May 29th, 2014 by Terronium-12

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We’re back! For the past two weeks the Weekly Rewind has taken a much needed backseat to the endless assault of news over the past couple of weeks. If you haven’t been keeping an eye on the endlessly-updating Status Updates on the forum page, then you may very well have missed the Weekly Rewind Miniature Edition that has taken the place of the full-featured article here for the past two weeks.

You can catch up by reading both of those here and here.

Having gotten that possible bit of confusion cleared up, it’s time to address the content that’s coming to Gran Turismo 6 in a mere couple of hours: the Ayrton Senna content that will include 3 cars and a few historical track recreations – all coming your way in hours.

Can you feel the excitement?

GTPlanet Picture of the Week

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This week’s featured image is a sight to behold, recommended to us by KiroKai and brought to us by GPR, and is all about the Range Rover Evoque taking on the elements and providing us with what is possibly one of the most grandiose images featured to date.

Have a suggestion for next week’s featured image? Drop me a private message, entitle it “GTPlanet Picture of the Week”, and fill it out with your two choices and they’ll be featured in upcoming Rewinds. NOTE: You cannot elect your own work.

Volkswagen Reveals Vision Golf GTI, Coming to GT6 “Mid-June”

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Volkswagen’s Vision Gran Turismo project car has been a hot subject over the past couple of weeks, and this past Wednesday a full-scale model of the car made its debut at the Wörthersee GTI Meeting in Austria, where Kazunori Yamauchi himself was on hand alongside the executives and designers from VW.

The two-seat convertible is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbocharged TSI engine that produces 503 horsepower and a mighty 413 pound-feet of torque between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm; from just 2,000 revs, 369 lb-ft of that torque is available. The power of the TSI engine is transferred to the 20-inch wheel-and-tire combination via a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission and a 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system. The 3133-pound sportscar sprints from 0 to 60 mph in an estimated 3.5 seconds and goes onto a top track speed of 192 mph.

The car will make its virtual debut in Gran Turismo 6 in “mid-June”. See the original post here for more information on the project car!

GTPlanet Quiz of the Week

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The twelfth week is upon us, and the question is and forever will be, how much do you know?

1. The December 2009 issue of Motor Trend magazine featured what three cars on the cover?

2. What concept car was prominently showcased in the 2005 action-adventure, science-fiction movie The Island?

Clues will be provided if necessary. The official thread is up and running and has finally been updated but there’s still work to be done. Drop me a private message, entitle it “GTPlanet Quiz of the Week”, answering in the comments section does not count, and share your answers.

GT6 Online Service Maintenance – Happening Soon!

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As you’re probably already aware, the servers for GT6 are preparing to undergo maintenance that will begin at 04:00 GMT/UTC (click here to convert that to your local time), and while maintenance periods are a routine nature and are in no way indicative of an update, that’s exactly what’s widely expected after learning the Ayrton Senna tribute content is scheduled for release later this week.

GTPlanet Member of the Week

The prized status and stardom that only the Member of the Week can bring has once again arrived and thus, it is once again time to acknowledge a member of the GTPlanet community; a member who has stood out among the hundreds of thousands of members already here, both old and new alike for all that they’re worth and all they have contributed to the community.

Yet another Junior member is among the ranks, and this particular member has quickly made his rounds, and is someone many of you will undoubtedly be familiar with for a variety of reasons. So let’s welcome BlacqueJacques to the ever-expanding MotW madhouse!

The interview has yet to go live so keep an eye peeled for the announcement.

Anyone you’d like to see recognized as the Member of the Week? Drop me a private message, entitle it “GTPlanet Member of the Week”, and fill it out with your choices and they’ll be featured in upcoming Rewinds. NOTE: You cannot nominate yourself.

Forza Motorsport 5 Bondurant Car Pack Now Available!

Your eyes do not deceive you – the 2014 C7 Corvette has finally made its way to Forza Motorsport! That’s jumping the gun just a little bit though, as was previously known the FM5 Car Pass was set to cover 6 months of DLC. However, as announced last week the Car Pass was extended to cover additional content up until July at no additional cost to Car Pass owners.

Now, on to this month’s festivities – the Bondurant Car Pack features 10 cars providing a spectrum of flavor across genres and countries of origin ready to be raced, tuned, and painted to your hearts content.

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1046f4b2-4d78-49f8-9116-7f95c442602d2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP

7d07ab29-17ee-43ab-ae7d-40c1be8b77f82012 MINI John Cooper Works GP

192d4ea7-c036-41d0-926e-48fa2eb9af072013 Infiniti #77 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara IPS Indy Lights

10759aa9-9167-463e-8d14-378d354259fd1975 Fiat X1/9

6b8eb2ae-8ab5-43d3-88b5-0d36a3e7d5d52013 Bentley Continental GT Speed

14dfe4a8-608e-4e97-a439-daa82fe15f0f1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee

941b306c-6e59-4318-a547-2c9a0ea4e2f11980 Abarth Fiat 131

a5f4fa21-5ca6-47bd-a937-294e5968170b1990 Alfa Romeo SZ Sprint Zagato

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The Bondurant Car Pack is available to Car Pass owners at no additional cost, and $9.99 for those without.

GTPlanet Vehicle of the Week

This week’s featured vehicle is one that exudes utter dominance, a race car that has won every single race in the 2014 Formula One season thus far. By now you should know very well what the vehicle is, and in case you don’t – welcome the 2014 Mercedes AMG Petronas W05.

Have a suggestion for next week’s featured vehicle? Drop me a private message, entitle it “GTPlanet Vehicle of the Week” and fill it out with your two choices and they’ll be featured in upcoming Rewinds. NOTE: You cannot elect your own work.

GTPlanet Tune of the Week

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This week’s featured tune, recommended to us by tuning aficionado danbojte and courtesy of tuner extraordinaire praiano63, features the 2004 Gillet Vertigo race car.

Victory is the name of the game as usual and if it’s a deserving victory that you’re after and you want to do so while using a car wholly befitting of its namesake, then you’ll want to stop by and see the tune for yourself!

Exactly like the Picture and Vehicle of the Week features, if you have any suggestions for the upcoming Rewinds be sure to drop me a private message, entitle it “GTPlanet Tune of the Week” and let me know. NOTE: You cannot elect your own work.

XCAR: Radical RXC – Mustang Powered, Road Legal and Mental

GTPlanet Photomode Competitions

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We’ve reset the counter for the sixth chapter in the Gran Turismo series and the photomode competition is back and better than ever.

In Week 25 of the Standard and Advanced competitions for GT6 you are to put your best foot forth and show the community just how seriously you take your in-game photography. All you need to know is as follows:

Week 025, Standard: Senna – “We have the cars, the outfits and the tracks (although I wish I could hide my slight disappointment in the lack of retro 80s advert hoardings and billboards on these renditions.) Take any of Ayrton Senna’s rides to any track or location of your choice and have a blast!”

Week 025, Advanced 2.0: Welcome to Silent Hill - “I love the atmosphere and feeling of the town of Silent Hill. I find it beautiful yet scary and desolate. Your task this time is to take a photo that could well be a still from a game or film.

You can use old or modern cars, in motion or still but i really want your photo to look as Silent Hill-ish as you can.

As always with all my themes, i expect classy, well constructed photos. No drifting or cars jumping through the air.”

For all of the relevant information pertaining to this week’s challenges be sure to stop by here and here.

Closing Thoughts

There’s a bit more news to come over the weekend to the Rewind pertaining to Forza Motorsport 5, Gran Turismo 6, and probably Project CARS as well as that’s coming along most beautifully; there’s a community-assisted Ruf RGT-8 GT3 race car for crying out loud – how awesome is that?! Oh, you don’t believe me?

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It’s a thing of beauty, isn’t it? There are amazing cars in the pipeline, most notably the recent announcement of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race being an integral part of the career mode; and not only that, but the 2015 season Verizon IndyCar cars and drivers as well.

The Rewind has been fully updated (still waiting on this week’s newest member to answer the call) and, boy, what a week this has been. If you’re wondering why the Senna Tribute content isn’t being recapped here as would normally be the case had it released earlier in the week, it’s simply because all of that information is at the top of the news page. It would be next to impossible to have come here and not seen it – that is, unless you were totally focused on coming to this article and paid absolutely no attention to anything else.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but think of all of the cars you’re saddening. No one likes a saddened car; the very thought of such a thing is depressing by itself. Think of the cars!

That’s enough out of me. Until next week, keep racing!

Photomode images by zzz_pt, RaY29rus, and c172fccc.

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  1. Jun. 1, 5:17pm
    dice1998

    The Miata/MX-5 can never be saddened. Ever.

  2. May. 30, 11:39pm
    ProjectWHaT

    I like your vocabulary. It’s much larger than mine.

  3. May. 30, 11:11am
    TokoTurismo

    Check out the RUF GT3 racecar! Looks amazing! Good work T-12. :)

  4. May. 30, 8:27am
    crowhop

    “””There are amazing cars in the pipeline, most notably the recent announcement of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race being an integral part of the career mode; and not only that but the 2015 season Verizon IndyCar drivers and cars as well.”””

    Which game are you talking about when referring to this? PCars, FM5 or GT6?

    • May. 30, 10:52am
      smskeeter23

      Pcars

  5. May. 30, 6:33am
    zzz_pt

    Great review T12 :cheers:

    And thanks for picking one of my shots for the thumbnail :)

  6. May. 30, 2:25am
    JDMTuningDR30

    Cool rewind and all but…. PD keep adding new cars and stuff, but they don’t fix the ridiculous amount of issues they’ve already got. Are they waiting ’till GT7? Are they being lazy? Who knows..

    • May. 30, 10:07am
      Davoxx

      +1

    • May. 30, 11:44am
      SSQES

      If they where lazy, they wouldn’t even add stuff or cars ^^

  7. May. 30, 2:25am
    Playseatplanted

    Was that last part about Indy cars and drivers coming referring to gt6? If so…sweeet!

  8. May. 30, 12:37am
    Devilb0y

    I wish pd would get one of those RUF’s, iracing has 4 and pcars is getting that one.

  9. May. 30, 12:10am
    TeamCZRRacing

    @Terronium-12 Spotted a rare bit of redundancy. I’ve wrapped the concerned areas in asterisks for you to help you fix it.

    Having gotten that possible bit of confusion cleared up, it’s time to address the content that’s coming to Gran Turismo 6 *in a mere couple of hours*: the Ayrton Senna content that will include 3 cars and a few historical track recreations – *all coming your way in hours.*

    • May. 30, 12:26am
      Terronium-12

      No redundancy. Purposeful repetition.

  10. May. 29, 11:31pm
    GTP_Versatile

    I love theses rewinds, the layout, the content, the witty excerpts. They are brilliant every single time!

    • May. 30, 4:13am
      wigs2009

      +1

  11. May. 29, 11:20pm
    Amac500

    Should we being giving image of the week to an image currently entered in a comp that the voting has not occurred for yet? :/

    • May. 29, 11:42pm
      Nato_777

      Probably not, but then I wouldn’t really expect T-12 to have to police that each week and I doubt it’s inclusion here will have any affect on it’s likely imminent domination of the poll.

    • May. 30, 12:16am
      smskeeter23

      This was my thought as well.

      It’s an a spectacular shot and may very well win all on it’s own but this certainly gives extra advertisement.

      We’ve had people posting images for the SSC, multiples photos edited outside the rules, now almost front page advertising.

      I don’t maybe I’m just cranky from lack of sleep but I think I’ll just dump the photo I was working on into the comp and then take a break for awhile.

    • May. 30, 12:59am
      Amac500

      Valid point Nato, I guess I’d just hope those who nominate it would watch but even then I know it’s tricky with people posting em in various threads. Not that it would stop this shot froming winning, I would still be mind blown if anything gets even half the votes, lol.

    • May. 30, 10:28am
      KiroKai

      I had no idea the next Rewind would be released today as I just sent the recommendation to T yesterday evening and there hasn’t been one (on the front page) for some time.

      I assume what Nato said is true, it’s truly outstanding work and probably would win with a majority of votes anyway. There’s no mention that the photo is part of the contest here either so it’s not really direct advertising.

    • May. 30, 10:32am
      KiroKai

      I just noticed the link he gave does lead to the competition post, the link I PMed him was a direct link to flickr though.

    • May. 30, 10:49am
      smskeeter23

      “I just noticed the link he gave does lead to the competition post”

      Even better. (Not blaming you Kiro Kaiser it was a good nomination)

      In fact I don’t know that I am “blaming” anyone or have a good solution. Just saying…. never mind idk what I’m saying :grumpy:

    • May. 30, 12:46pm
      Terronium-12

      Don’t worry fellas, the link has been changed.

  12. May. 29, 11:15pm
    Ameer67

    A bit early I see. Still, nice Rewind T!

    • May. 29, 11:18pm
      Ameer67

      Oh and uh, what’s up with the MOTW link?

    • May. 29, 11:21pm
      Terronium-12

      Interview isn’t live yet.


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