10th Annual Gran Turismo Awards to be Held at SEMA 2012

October 13th, 2012 by Jordan Greer

The Gran Turismo Awards have become a popular staple of SEMA 2012, the massive modified car show that takes place in Las Vegas each fall.

It offers the best chance for car tuners to get their work featured in a Gran Turismo title, and the awards have brought us some of the game’s most popular and interesting models, including JR Rocha’s Infiniti G37 and Art Morrison’s 1960 Corvette.

Sony has now opened the official call for entries for this year’s awards, so if you or anyone you know will be presenting a car at SEMA 2012, be sure to forward them this link – a scanning team from Polyphony Digital could be knocking on their door soon!

The winner will be announced on November 1st at the GT Awards party, the location of which will be announced in the coming weeks. GTPlanet will be live from the Awards again this year for full coverage, so stay tuned.

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  1. Oct. 16, 3:30pm

    Whatever wins, I will drive it in GT6 for sure.

  2. Oct. 16, 11:00am

    I hope some ugly weak ass car wins the trophy so that all these complaining trolls can keep getting mad haha, relax its a game..

    • Oct. 16, 3:31pm

      Nissan Cube with an engine swap?
      Or maybe a Daihatsu Copen modded to death?

    • Oct. 19, 9:33am

      How ’bout a Smart-Busa? (Smart Car w/Hayabusa motor)

  3. Oct. 15, 7:07pm

    I would appreciate more if they ACTUALLY LISTEN TO US and PROVIDE US with WHAT we, THE CONSUMERS, want and made sense!!!
    What was that pkg with that 69 Beetle? HELL. Some enjoyed it, but I DIDNT. There are far more better and much needed cars out there than that one. We already have plenty of it and same goes for that GT-R35 which they keep on bringing up in almost every package!!! They dont know in what form to present it to us anymore, but sure do know how to get $1 out of us.
    BMW M3 1989, street/race mod, BMW M1, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, any Race Moded Ferraris, The WTCC cars, DTM, Australian V8 Supercars, about the FIA GT Champ Aston Martin??? My list goes on… Simple but effective.
    What if they would stopt offering us that GT-R35… and actually give some more RACING cars!?!?! I remember in GT2 we had that G20 race Mod, Rx-7 1983 street/race mod, toyota Altezza street/race mod…
    Why dont ther work instead into that section and bring the Race Modification to most of the cars?
    Why dont they work instead into more aero parts than the ugly spoilers we have? Nicer body Kits? NICER RIMS???
    Much bigger variety of RIMS would seal the deal.
    Option to choose wiether you want a single tail pipe or those sealy 2 tail pipes… like in the Evo X.

    • Oct. 16, 12:42am
      Pit Crew

      They dont know in what form to present it to us anymore, but sure do know how to get $1 out of us.

      Your rambling about spendind a buck US for 3 DLC cars? Unbelievable.

      A pretty unconstructive wall of text, full of tidbits we have been debating about for more than 9 months.

    • Oct. 16, 3:09am

      “There are far more better and much needed cars out there than that one.”

      Oh gawd here we go. I absolutely must have this car just because it’s the latest greatest model and because it’s fast! Oh wait gotta have that LMP too since I’ll obviously never be able to drive it in the real world! Oh and I must have 501,587,430,986,798,498 Lamborghini’s and 658,296,983,454,278 Koenigsegg’s too!

    • Oct. 16, 5:34am

      I am one of the people that enjoyed the VW 1200 ’66 in the 3rd car pack. And that wasn’t the only car that we got. We got the Aventador, V12 Vantage, and the XJR-9. If you didn’t want the beetle, why did you buy the pack at all? And if you want to drive the cars from GT2, then get it. That’s what I did. So I got no complaints as far as the car packs are concerned. You on the other hand, just want racing cars, which is just stupid. Gran Turismo is a game for car guys of all ages, not you.

    • Oct. 16, 11:40am

      There are people that actually wanted the ’66 Beetle (including myself). I can agree that there should be more cars that we should be able to race modify; but I rather have the blend of street and race cars that we have been getting as DLC.

    • Oct. 16, 3:34pm

      ” GT-R35 which they keep on bringing up in almost every package!!!”

      There was only ONE package that included a Nissan GT-R (R35), and it was requested by a lot of people.

    • Oct. 18, 4:14pm

      Look, variety or street is what we want, couldnt agree more! There’s a whole list of cars that should be included, which we had in GT2,3,4 and whole lot more that we are not getting. Instead of spending tremendous amount of time and money to give us a 1963 beetle is ridiculous. I dont mind spending the $1. What I do mind is getting crappy cars, which half of you will NOT use 50% of the time. When was the last time you guys have seen someone racing that Aston Martin? Or the Beetle? Car shows? Car Trade Lobbies!? or someone idiot being plain stupid, using it to piss you off in a race!? And the GTR-35, dont get me started!!!
      We’ve had a free pack for the Nascar, why cant we have the same for the Australian V-8 Supercars? WTCC cars and on… No Race Mod Ferraris!?!?!? Thats a shock! Insteqd of the Beetle, Id rather get that ’11 BMW M1 all day, or that ’89 BMW M3. All I am saying is that instead of giving us USELESS/NOT so needed cars, why dont they make a LIST from which we COULD VOTE ON for the nect cars that should be on the next DLC. THAT, my friend would of been a better idea!
      We had the G20/Nissan Primera in race mod in GT2, Mazda RX-7 1983 and on… why not bring them back? That Toyota SHIGENO version in GT3 was a beast with that 6speed tranny, and now its just a worthless car, not even making those 380hp it made before with a 5speed tranny!! WHY THAT BRUTAL change? There so many cars out there… Like thta AMUSE GTR-35, that would be understanble!! But NO, you’re satisfied with what? A 1963 BEETLE!! It would make sense if they would upgrade it with a PORSCHE/RUF engine with wider tires in the back!! I’d understand that!

    • Oct. 19, 9:31am

      You keep saying ’63 Beetle when GT5 doesn’t have a ’63 Beetle. Although Forza DOES. GTFO Forza fanboy/GT5 hater.

  4. Oct. 15, 3:05pm
    Lazy Liquid

    I´m still waiting for the Camaro winner from the last SEMA edition.

    • Oct. 16, 3:40pm

      You’ll get it.

  5. Oct. 15, 12:16pm

    Dodge and SRT have been showing all their Sema cars to include a Viper, what looks like the MOPAR 13 a 1500 Truck, a V-8 powered Jeep Wrangler, a Dodge Charger with a Viper engine, and a few others…

    • Oct. 15, 12:22pm
      Pit Crew

      Yes I got a Glimpse of the Wrangler…Something Wicked skirts the trails…ARRRGGGHHH its that thing.

      Im so happy that Jeep is back on a good path.

    • Oct. 16, 3:41pm

      Don’t forget the ’11 Dodge Challenger SRT10 ACR.

  6. Oct. 15, 8:52am

    I hope they get some premium american trucks like the F-150 ’12 or higher!

    • Oct. 15, 12:18pm
      Pit Crew

      Whats premium trucks got to do with the SEMA awards. Im sure some tweeked out trucks will be there…Are we even talking about the same thing? Oh I see your just making car roster suggestions for GT6 or a GT5 DLC?

      Let it go. :(

    • Oct. 16, 8:47am

      No, I am just saying sema awards have cool trucks i would like to see them apear in gt5/6 why would i post somthing likr that it says sema awards on the title dummy!

    • Oct. 16, 10:31am
      Pit Crew

      Your the troll with multiple request for the same truck in this thread and don t even mention SEMA at all. Not to mention why would a Stock vehicle be presented for a Sema award?

  7. Oct. 15, 7:16am
    young car joc

    Has anyone else wondered where the photo comps went?

  8. Oct. 15, 2:51am

    Always teasing with pd but never coming through…you probably won’t see anything come of this unless it’s 2-3 years down the road.

  9. Oct. 14, 10:20pm


    • Oct. 14, 11:41pm

      Why have 2 wheels if we can have 4?
      And why struggle to go 350 km/h if we can go 410 km/h?

    • Oct. 14, 11:46pm
      RB26 2jz

      Ok Thenextbob you made no sense at all… And vrossi that’s the dumbest idea ever

    • Oct. 15, 12:40am

      I don’t know but I’m sure that some bikes have no problem beating a Veyron in max speed. They can also reach that speed as twice as fast and without all that pre 400km/h “ritual” that the Veyron requires.

      But still,

      Bikes in GT: No.

    • Oct. 15, 8:54am

      I would like to see bikes but mabey what they should do is put tp games in one you can have tourist trophy mode and gt mode. Then in arcade you can have what ever you want!

    • Oct. 15, 9:43am

      I’m. With rossi on this one people whom don’t want bike obviously have never ridden one. Bikes are a lot of fun and would add a lot to the game people drag race them they drift them an the run gp with them all things cars do. An if we get the open world enviroment that gts wanted it would add more for the bikes. I used to race against 600s in my foxbody and it was a blast an being on the bike was even better I’m all for having bikes you don’t have to use them if you don’t want to so quit your whinning just because you don’t like them or you fear them.

    • Oct. 15, 11:47am

      I’d rather PD just make Tourist Trophy 2 after they’re done with GT6. Just my opinion.

  10. Oct. 14, 3:47pm

    Many thanks @ the whole GTPlanet team to put another one of my pictures on Page 1 !!!

    • Oct. 14, 9:18pm

      Nice pic!!!

  11. Oct. 14, 1:36pm

    Heard a new Moparized SRT Viper is gonna be there, I hope it wins!

    • Oct. 14, 4:41pm

      The Mopar Charger Juiced sounds better but wont turn corners lol

  12. Oct. 14, 12:47pm

    would like to see a twist in the winner or winners and have the bast truck, euro and everything else go into the next GT

  13. Oct. 14, 11:48am
    Escort mk1 yum

    Please can we have more European cars, Japan makes a few nice cars but, Europe kicks everyone else’s ass on the best cars, so please gt5/6, gave us what we crave.

    • Oct. 14, 7:26pm

      If that is the way you feel then you are no better then GT5 having all of those jap cars. We need more euro cars as well as US cars, don’t leave us out.

  14. Oct. 14, 11:21am

    We need a Chevy El Camino! Or something with a supercharger blower sticking out the bonnet!

    • Oct. 14, 11:45pm
      Tdot GTR

      Yess! We need a 1970 El Camino and a premium Chevelle. and all the new trucks

  15. Oct. 14, 12:31am

    Maybe some of the car Mansory has tuned. I think thats how your spell it.

    • Oct. 14, 1:01am

      Searched, and that’s how you spell it.

      I love how modest and simple they look. It’s my kind of style. I don’t think we’d see any cars from them. It’ll be too much of a long shot with there being so many others.

  16. Oct. 13, 10:26pm

    Excited!!!! Our 100099900TH nissan!!! Or was it 100099901? I lost count

    • Oct. 13, 10:35pm

      You’re a troll. This is a fact.

    • Oct. 13, 11:13pm

      LOL @SaintSaiya!!! XD

    • Oct. 14, 6:50am

      That comment made my day.

    • Oct. 14, 7:41am

      Sigh :(

    • Oct. 16, 5:23am

      Just so you know, the last three cars to win the award at SEMA were American muscle cars. The first car to win was an American muscle car. No Nissan has ever won the GT Award at SEMA. Don’t post stupid comments unless you know what your talking about.

    • Oct. 16, 9:18am
      SZRT Ice

      Joke dude, lighten up. And don’t worry SaintSaya, it will show up in dlc.

  17. Oct. 13, 8:29pm

    im hoping for something European this year maybe the Lamborghini tiesto elemento

    • Oct. 14, 9:46am


    • Oct. 14, 12:41pm

      lol Tiesto. holy hell…

    • Oct. 14, 2:42pm

      w.e you knew what car i was talking about right?

    • Oct. 14, 7:47pm

      But it’s funny xD

  18. Oct. 13, 6:31pm

    I want there to be trucks in gt6. I hope there is!!!!

    • Oct. 14, 12:32am

      There is already trucks in GT5 dumb dumb lol

    • Oct. 14, 7:42am

      Trucks suck

    • Oct. 14, 9:22am

      U suck

    • Oct. 14, 11:57am

      Only 1 truck i want in GT6, Vauxhaull/Holden Ute VXR (plus the VXR8 Bathurst to go with it)

    • Oct. 14, 11:57am

      *Vauxhaul Maloo VXR

    • Oct. 14, 12:44pm

      Trucks are fun to drive to their limits. Similar to why it’s fun driving slow cars, at least for me.

    • Oct. 14, 6:26pm

      I want a premium F-150 ’12 or ’13

  19. Oct. 13, 4:53pm

    Hmm, I wonder who the winner will be this year.

  20. Oct. 13, 4:51pm

    I’m going to take a wild guess one of the cars will be Scion FR-S, Toyota FT-86, or a Subaru BRZ.

    • Oct. 13, 6:18pm

      Hard to say, last year it went to a classic muscle car!!

    • Oct. 13, 9:46pm

      Nice. :up:

    • Oct. 14, 3:59am

      LMAO Ofcourse, the winner will be a model 90% in the game, my bet.

      A 2012 R35 Skyline
      One of the other Premiums we have.

    • Oct. 14, 12:47pm

      The first year went to an oldie. You’re not funny, kid.

    • Oct. 14, 12:48pm

      Well, “kids” I should say. Not you, tpark103. You might’ve read it the wrong way.

  21. Oct. 13, 4:44pm

    $50 says it’s going to be a Nissan GT-R.

    • Oct. 13, 9:49pm

      I’ll bet you $1000 instead :D

    • Oct. 13, 11:25pm

      I’ll raise the stakes: $100,000 the winning car won’t be a Nissan. Better be prepared to pay up ;)

    • Nov. 2, 1:45pm

      Well, I just saw th finalists and guess what, none of them are GT-Rs. Now wheres mah moneh? :)

  22. Oct. 13, 3:41pm

    Pitty its only GT award winners. Some good cars at that show, West Coast Customs always have good cars on there stand. Shelbys own custom GT500 (R.I.P), R8 Tron theme (perfect night racer), will.i.ams thunder vette etc.

  23. Oct. 13, 2:59pm

    So, Are we getting last year’s winner in GT6?

    • Oct. 13, 3:08pm

      I think every winner from every event will be included in GT6… last year and this year included..

  24. Oct. 13, 1:55pm

    Hmmm, maybe I should take my 1980 MkI Ford Fiesta, lol. It’s got all the European RS options, Monza exhaust, bug ass seay bars, it’s Porsche red with a black racing strip and matching trim, comfy Recaro bucket seats, a hulla girl in the dash, hand painted dashboard with red LED lights, 1.6 liter Kent motor like was used in Formula Fords of the day, a splurged on the front. Lol, jk, it probably looks douchy but that was my first car. Got it from my dad’s uncle and just won’t get rid of it, because at some point in time everybody wants their 1st car back, so I figure just never get rid of it. Haha, there should be a contest for douchy first cars for GT5, that would be a kick.

    On a serious note, I hope a some sleek looking European coupe gets it. One car that would be awesome to have is the Cheverolet Cheetah. It was made to be Chevy’s challenger to the Shelby Cobra, but the program was halted and never restarted when the factory burned down, leaving us to wonder what could have been. I saw one at the Woodward Dream Cruise this year and it looked pretty nice. They are pretty rare and it would probably be a more likely for the Gran Turismo Award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, but some Chevy Cheetah vs Shelby Cobra races would be some fun online.

    • Oct. 14, 7:43am

      You people are so annoying :(

  25. Oct. 13, 1:55pm

    Can’t wait to see for the winner. so far the Art Morrison Corvette has been my favorite. It looks good, and it runs great. I hope to se an European winner this time.

  26. Oct. 13, 12:58pm

    I hope a Porsche owner wins. So that way Kaz will have no choice but to talk to to Porsche or EA or whoever.

    • Oct. 13, 1:33pm

      Kaz is choosing the winner himself, so no matter what – he will have the choice ;)

    • Oct. 13, 2:00pm

      I want Porsche bad to. What I don’t get is why if we have an RUF license we don’t make them premium. We can add new model Porsches with the RUF license. I want that new 911, and we could make a race mod like that. I mean how can we be a GT racing game without the single most successful model in the history of motorsports? RUF 911 that we can make an RUF 911 RM!

    • Oct. 14, 10:15am

      +1,000…. Premium CTR 2 and Yellow Bird.

  27. Oct. 13, 12:03pm

    Please let it be a car that is amazing.

    • Oct. 13, 12:08pm

      What? no

    • Oct. 13, 2:24pm
      e30 freek


  28. Oct. 13, 11:49am

    There’s still quite a few past winners not in the game.

  29. Oct. 13, 10:54am

    Diogo it was suppoused to be in GT6…

    • Oct. 13, 10:59am

      I’m really sure that was GT5 new update..

    • Oct. 13, 12:09pm

      Either GT6 or DLC. At the time of the last winner, it was meant for GT6.

  30. Oct. 13, 10:53am

    So? Are we supposed to get the winners in GT5 or something? Because…I’ve never seen any of them in the game.

    • Oct. 13, 11:19am

      The SEMA winners in GT5 are the 2003 winner Buick Special ’62, the 2004 winner HPA Motorsports Stage II Golf R32, the 2005 winner AEM S2000, the 2006 winner Art Morrison Corvette ’60 (as Jordan mentions in the article and as pictured in the article’s banner image), the 2007 winner HPA Motorsports FT565 TT, the 2008 winner High End Performance G37 (as Jordan mentions in the article) and the 2009 winner Mustang Trans-cammer.

    • Oct. 13, 3:33pm

      They should make the first 2 premiums!

    • Oct. 13, 5:27pm

      What a great idea! :/

  31. Oct. 13, 10:33am

    There was a camaro z-28 also sema winner that was suppoused to be on gt5 … only appeared a standard z-28 …

    • Oct. 13, 6:49pm

      Exactly where was it said that it was supposed to be specifically in GT5? The winners getting their car added in GT doesn’t always necessarily mean the current one (See the AEM S2000 from 2005, the exact time GT4 came out)

    • Oct. 13, 9:51pm

      Don’t count on any of these SEMA show cars to appear in GT5. They will undoubtedly appear on GT6 though.

  32. Oct. 13, 10:31am

    I heard we have 2 Camaro’s coming to GT6 and a old ferrari also

    • Oct. 13, 11:17am

      I think the Plymouth XNR was another.

    • Oct. 13, 12:13pm

      It was a Mondial. It was in the news section here about a month or so a go, but I think that was Pebble Beach, not SEMA.

    • Oct. 13, 1:56pm

      The 4 cylinder Ferrari. Yes! Can’t wait for that one.

    • Oct. 13, 2:03pm

      The XNR and the Ferrari won the Gran Turismo award at the Concours d’Elegance Pebble Beach, so they will aparenty be in GT6, but I wish they would just add them to GT5. If they have it don’t hold out, I’ll pay money!

    • Oct. 16, 5:15am

      Also the Abarth 1500 that won in 2010 at Pebble Beach.

  33. Oct. 13, 10:28am

    Can’t wait to see the winner, there are some epic rides there this year..

    • Oct. 13, 11:00pm

      Damn right! I’d really like to see a Shelby GT500 Super Snake to appear on GT6 or a DLC on GT5. Or a mustang be an RM option.

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