50 Stunning GT5 Photomode Interior Screenshots & How-To Take Your Own

December 19th, 2010 by Jordan Greer

As you’ve probably discovered by now, Gran Turismo 5‘s Photomode feature can be surprisingly fun and addictive. You’ve probably also noticed, however, that you can’t easily take a pictures of a car’s interior – until now. GTPlanet user IeGI has discovered an easy way of getting the camera “inside” a premium car, and he’s shared a detailed set of instructions here in our forums so you can do the same.

The resulting shots, taken by him and other users which you’ll see in the gallery below, are nothing short of spectacular and some of the most impressive Photomode images I’ve seen from the game. It is a beautiful showcase of the careful attention to detail given to premium car’s interiors – and makes it all the more perplexing as to exactly why Polyphony Digital has not made it easy to take interior Photomode shots in the first place.

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  1. Dec. 21, 11:11pm

    *gasp* :D

  2. Dec. 20, 1:24pm

    NOOOOOOO!!! The Formula Gran Turismo is staring right at me in Online Dealership at $4,863,525 Lvl 24 and Im penniless at 18 grand and level 15 to do anything about it! And the dealership said it would rotate ITS cars too, so…
    I’ll give a list of what I see day one in the dealership:
    Tacoma X-Runner 04 $24,182
    Skyline GT-R V Spec N1 (R32) ’93 $48,603
    Skyline GT-R M spec Nur (R34) ’02 $62,300
    Skyline 2000 Gt-R (KPGC110) ’73 $83,791
    Abt Audi TT-R Touring Car ’02 $980,720
    Veyron 16.4 ’09 $2,000,000 still standard :P
    Ram 1500 Laramie Hemi Quad Cab ’04 $31,518
    Skyline GT-R V Spec LM Edition (R33) ’96 $33,510
    Skyline HT 2000 GT-R (KPGC10) ’70 $45,022
    Countach 25th Anniversary ’88 $129,740
    CLK Touring Car ’00 $1,225,325
    And the above mention Formula GT. This is the FIRST list I got, so not sure whats next or how quick it will change.

    • Dec. 20, 1:25pm

      oops, wrong thread, lol

  3. Dec. 20, 1:18pm

    Awesome! That’s my shot of the BMW M3 interior. Thanks for posting!

  4. Dec. 20, 11:25am

    Wow, what gorgeous detail.

  5. Dec. 20, 9:10am

    This is pretty amazing. Some of these shots were hard to tell they were from a video game. That right there is why it took 5 years to make this game. Lol Good stuff though, that’s top notch quality.(Unlike a guy named Mig, he is low notch quality).

  6. Dec. 20, 9:06am
    Berlino Bear

    Did anyone need or want that much detail?

    • Dec. 20, 1:20pm


    • Dec. 24, 4:40pm

      @vicious: you realize that if they didn’t spent all this time modelling interiors, there wouldn’t be any “standard” exterior models in the game?

  7. Dec. 20, 8:08am

    “and makes it all the more perplexing as to exactly why Polyphony Digital has not made it easy to take interior Photomode shots in the first place.”

    Yeah, perplexing why PD do this and a lot of other things too. It’s totally stupid to make it impossible (except for a glitch) to actually take shots of the interior. I was trying to the other day in the Red Bull Hanger location- of course I couldn’t without just looking through the window of the car.

  8. Dec. 20, 5:54am

    I see 9 of my pics !!!! :)

  9. Dec. 20, 4:15am

    Too bad that up-close the interiors look cheap, plasticy, and with low poly counts. Why bother? Biggest mistake PD ever made was going with their premium models.

    • Dec. 20, 4:36am

      They actually look like they spent more time modeling the interiors than anything else in the entire game. None of it looks cheap, plasticy or has a low poly count.

      The problem is that when driving the interiors don’t look that great sometimes, and what’s the point spending all the time modeling the interiors when you can only see them because of a glitch?

      Good as they are, it’s not the most effective use of modeling time, when other aspects in the game would have benefited more from having a bit more time allocated to them.

    • Dec. 20, 4:54am

      Well that’s just it – the entire focus of the game is on how the cars look and drive. Now that might satisfy some people, but for most people it has resulted in a very disappointing racing game. Before people stat harping on about it being a “driving simulator”…take a look at what you need to do to progress through the game.

      It’s made worse by the fact that when driving, the cars don’t look that good anyway, so why bother? Turn 10 got the balance spot-on, PD missed by miles.

    • Jan. 2, 7:00am

      People sometimes seem to forget that GT is a driving game not a racing game. If you don’t like it, play NFS.

  10. Dec. 19, 8:38pm

    To bad the only way to do this is to unlock the proper photomode location. (Which requires getting gold in all the grand tour special events)

    • Dec. 20, 12:09am
      MSD Drifter

      you don’t need gold… you just need to hit next…

  11. Dec. 19, 7:09pm

    Thats pretty sweet. I liked the seat belt and volume control pics.

  12. Dec. 19, 5:40pm

    Hey, my two Mazda Roadster/MX-5/Miata shots are in there. 8) Neat.

  13. Dec. 19, 5:09pm

    These are truly incredible. Hopefully PD allow you to photo the interior of the cars more easily.

    If you’ve got it, flaunt it.

  14. Dec. 19, 4:37pm

    What’s that sheet of paper?

    • Dec. 19, 4:49pm

      Rally directions one would assume.

    • Dec. 19, 4:49pm

      CHEATS!! haha jk

    • Dec. 19, 4:54pm

      Do they match the real instructions for that circuit?

      Oh man that would be FREAKIN’ AWESOME

    • Dec. 21, 2:24pm

      dude, they’re called pace notes.

    • Dec. 24, 5:08am

      Shocking enough,that the notepad directions exactly matches the real race routes on almost any given track ! thats the beauty of gt,so many small details hidden in so many unlikely places…

  15. Dec. 19, 3:55pm

    I was wondering if there was a way, sad you have to glitch it to make it work, wish they added it in as an actual feature, anyway I’ll have to give it a try and see what I can come up with.

  16. Dec. 19, 3:54pm

    They must have spent months doing this why not perfect the exterior and cockpit view of the car – views actually able to be used during gameplay?

    Don’t get me wrong pics look great but if I wanted to see the interior views of cars – look on their website?

    • Dec. 19, 4:50pm

      It’s a bit of a symptom of this game’s problems. Loads of time dedicated to certain areas; just sometimes not the right ones.

    • Dec. 19, 5:09pm
      Big Ron

      You can take this carmodels for the next 15 years of GT. So they´ve done it now….point. It is great they spend so much time in the cars…never seen before.

      Maybe at some areas of the game, it seems unfinished. But this game is for car freaks and they get what they were asking for.

  17. Dec. 19, 3:39pm

    cool, something new.. i will try this out for sure!

  18. Dec. 19, 3:39pm

    I wonder why they model the interior so crazy detailed.
    But you can’t really see them.
    In the cockpitview you can just look left and right but not up and down…
    And in the Photomode isn’t even an option to get inside the car.
    Sad that it has to work with some other ways.

  19. Dec. 19, 3:07pm

    I did happen to see that post and most of the pictures. Considering they look that good, I’m surprised you have to glitch just to get it to work. Why wouldn’t PD just include the ability to open doors or use an interior cam?

    • Dec. 19, 3:47pm

      I am sure it’s all to tease us, and will be patched later on, that is what I have noticed from the game, a lot of teasing lately.

  20. Dec. 19, 2:21pm
    MSD Drifter

    :D I see 4 of my pictures!

    • Dec. 19, 2:25pm

      I see one of mine. The Ford GT.

    • Dec. 19, 2:25pm

      Cool.. Gonna try this tonight, after i finished the 4 hours endurance race -_-

    • Dec. 19, 2:54pm

      I see some of mine as well \o/ I’M FAMOUS!!

  21. Dec. 19, 2:12pm

    Absolutely stunning! Great job, and thanks for the tips. Can’t wait to play around with this later tonight!

  22. Dec. 19, 2:10pm

    Holy crap that’s amazing

  23. Dec. 19, 2:04pm

    Nice, I’m gonna try that out. I wondered how it was done. :-) Nice find

  24. Dec. 19, 2:03pm

    Considering this only works in some locations. There’s always a chanced that they will remove the feature in a patch, or allow it in all locations.

    • Dec. 19, 2:09pm

      Wow! That images are awesome. Good to know it.

    • Dec. 19, 6:14pm

      So this is why it took them so long to release the game. They were loosing his time with highly detailed interiors instead of giving us more tracks. :(

    • Dec. 19, 7:09pm

      Cheers for the unrelated replies to get to the top of the comment section guys.

    • Dec. 20, 9:54am

      Truly amazing level of detail!

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