British Cars Featured in GT5’s New Time & Drift Trials

June 28th, 2012 by Jordan G.

Gran Turismo 5‘s new Seasonal Events are now live, featuring British cars in Time and Drift trials. Here’s all the details:

Time Trial No. 39

  • 650PP British Cars: Grand Valley Speedway Reverse Time Trial
    Period of Availability: 2012/06/27 23:00 – 2012/07/11 23:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000
  • 550PP Tsukuba Circuit Time Trial
    Period of Availability: 2012/06/27 23:00 – 2012/07/11 23:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000

Drift Trial No. 39

  • British Cars: Trial Mountain Circuit Reverse Drift Trial
    Period of Availability: 2012/06/27 23:00 – 2012/07/11 23:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000
  • Autumn Ring Drift Trial
    Period of Availability: 2012/06/27 23:00 – 2012/07/11 23:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000

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  1. Jun. 29, 10:16am

    Love the whiny whiners.

    I love the McF1! I love Grand Valley in most of its configurations! Cool ty. I am having fun with it. It would be lots of fun

  2. Jun. 29, 6:41am

    grand valley REVERSE way to ruin that track

    • Jun. 30, 2:06pm


  3. Jun. 29, 2:39am
    Pit Crew

    Oh no not again…..CHEATERS, meaning this TT will prob get reset to fix the glitch he used. This justifies a banning system.

    • Jun. 30, 12:06am

      Unless he hoestly didn’t try an exploit and it just kind of happened and he just went with it

  4. Jun. 28, 10:18pm

    Does anything happen if you win one of these events or is it just bragging rights?

  5. Jun. 28, 7:47pm

    oh one more thing gents the fella’s tt in the calsonic will quite obviously be disqualified, it doesn’t meet the regs, how he managed i dont know,i tried, they wont let me.

    • Jun. 28, 10:19pm

      I say we all make a pact to take our that little cheating mofof

    • Jun. 28, 10:20pm


    • Jun. 29, 4:12am

      he’s not a cheat,the game let him in.

  6. Jun. 28, 7:39pm

    i rarely comment on the makings of gt5, i have no wish lis per say,i agree more tracks and cars would be welcome and i am sure PD know this so i dont see the need to debate that point.
    Someone wrote about the choice of tires in the tt’s (sorry i didn’t retain the name,they know who they are.) i cant help but wonder who would buy a car like the mclaren f1 then equip it with the real world equivalent of comfort soft tyres and take it out on a track!
    instead of posting easy times for gold silver bronze on comfort softs (to add a challenge) why not go the other way around,make the times harder but on racing softs.
    anyways gents thats my two cents worth,thank you.

    remember its not about how fast you drive but rather how well you drive fast!!

  7. Jun. 28, 5:34pm

    can somebody explain me how can THIS guy be FIRST in the time trial for british normal cars with sports:hard ????


    – Date and Time of Update: 28/06 17:51:06
    – Car Make: Calsonic IMPUL GT-R ’08
    – Transmission: Automatic (AT)
    – Front Tyres: Racing: Soft
    – Rear Tyres: Racing: Soft

    • Jun. 28, 5:45pm

      I was wondering this myself.

    • Jun. 28, 7:06pm
      Escort mk1 yum

      Me too

  8. Jun. 28, 5:20pm

    The calsonic is not a British car!!!

  9. Jun. 28, 4:32pm

    What tires are allowed for the TT’s?

    • Jun. 28, 9:33pm

      rubber tyres filled with air

    • Jun. 29, 8:05am

      Great constructive feedback

    • Jul. 8, 10:21pm
      e30 freek

      Lol at pigboy

  10. Jun. 28, 4:13pm

    The time trials were easy, I’ve not tried the drift trials. In a sense, I’m getting a bit fed up with this time and drift trial format. You go on, get a million credits for gold. Fine. But you’ll NEVER be first cos some geeks spend ages getting their times to be 15 secs faster than the target, or some drifter gets three times the points for gold. Is anyone finding it a bit boring now? Time for something new?

    • Jun. 28, 4:18pm

      :0) It feels like there is a Echo some where (0:

    • Jun. 28, 5:16pm

      “But you’ll NEVER be first cos some geeks spend ages getting their times to be 15 secs faster than the target, or some drifter gets three times the points for gold”

      Get better and stop sucking.

    • Jun. 28, 7:05pm

      I agree with you man…bit boring…

      to GTO_VR4 : some people go to work and they don’t have time to train 20 hours a day :D

    • Jun. 28, 10:07pm

      Try all seasonals,i am hopeless on most but have got up in the top 25 a few times

    • Jun. 28, 10:22pm

      Dude I got gold by some large amount in my first attempt, it was at least 6 seconds but it might be more. I crushed the Le Mans one last time by alot like that to.

    • Jun. 30, 5:29pm

      One of the purposes of the TT’s and DT’s is to compete with your friends. I know that I’ll never be on the top in the international leader board, but on my friends list, we’re always going back and forth for the top spot.
      It’s just for bragging rights, but it is a lot of fun.

    • Jul. 1, 8:12am

      Thanks for your support on both fronts TheEzekiel.

      To GTO_VR4: You are one of the biggest idiots in the world and clearly have no life, friends or family.

      To others: I do try them all and do usually get gold on most, and I can get max 10 secs quicker, it’s just I’m never super quick like the leaders. My other problem is non of my friends play GT5 anymore, only my brother and RB_Firooz (who’s a drift geek i’ll admit and is top of both DT’s) play so I only really do it for the money which I don’t need cos of the credit cap and the fact I’ve got most cars.

  11. Jun. 28, 4:09pm

    I’m just Curious – is there any Race Car Models of aston Martin in GT5 yet ( I haven’t seen any, and can’t buy any ) I just love Racing with stickers and body Work and No: on my Car on Race tracks.. It’s not a Complaining, But I haven’t done the B-spec and endurance Races, so maybe they were prizes in those Races.. ?

    • Jun. 28, 7:41pm

      hahahahahahahaha. Keep wishing. We’re just gonna get more Skylines and rebadged Toyotas.

    • Jun. 28, 10:23pm

      I can’t believe they don’t let us race mod an Aston. When they add new cars like the Aston they added in the DLC I honestly can’t believe they aren’t race modifiable.

    • Jun. 29, 2:43am
      Pit Crew

      @Amac500 Dont give yourself a headache trying to figure out PDs choices, lol

  12. Jun. 28, 3:57pm

    Used the JAGUAR XKR without problems

  13. Jun. 28, 3:18pm

    I guess I really am the only one waiting patiently for B-spec seasonals. It’s a sad world, having a unique point of view.

    • Jun. 28, 10:26pm

      I can relate, I’m in that pole with not saying F1 is garbage and that the Nurburgring isn’t the ultimate test of car and driver. Lol, I have long arguments on both but there are some really entitles people that will chew you out!

    • Jun. 30, 2:03pm

      I dont care about any actual “challenge” in bspec I’m just tired of grinding suzuka for extra $ while doing something else. Btw, maxed out zonda can win with almost no interaction there at all for a cool mil ;-)

      How about a bspec with difference modifier? I guess I’d be up for that.

  14. Jun. 28, 3:17pm

    LOL Almost thought we’d see another DLC pack -,-

  15. Jun. 28, 12:42pm

    Pretty sure road cars are ok, the XJR-9 is a race car so it wouldn’t be allowed.

  16. Jun. 28, 11:15am

    I think the McLaren F1 is the best car to use for the 650pp time trials. I hear that everyone is using that car.

    • Jun. 28, 12:40pm

      Mp4 12c if you can drive it

    • Jun. 28, 5:09pm

      That awkward moment when the mp4-12c decides to drift from 4th to 5th at over 190km/h lol.

    • Jun. 28, 10:28pm

      I just used my tuned out McLaren F1 and dialed it back with the power limiter to hit 650pp on the dot. Golded by a large margin in one go and I don’t think I ever touched the suspension.

  17. Jun. 28, 8:46am

    “PD” all im going to say is LEXUS LS 460 SPORT PACKAGE should be in ether gt5 or gt6 “badass car”.

    • Jun. 29, 4:13am

      whats it weigh?

    • Jun. 29, 6:44pm

      @PIGBOY it weighs a lot. It has 380BHP and weighs 1925KG.

  18. Jun. 28, 7:38am

    I’m not a big fan of the time and drift trials so I’ll pass !

    • Jun. 28, 8:18am

      Me neither…

    • Jun. 28, 10:30pm

      Don’t have to be, just have to like 1 free helmets, 2 free driving suits, and a cool $1,000,000 cash! I just bought everything for my McLaren F1, used the power limiter to make it 550pp exact and got gold on my first try!

    • Jun. 28, 10:31pm

      And most importantly got the Helene I really wanted, I think it was called Wonderland-30?

  19. Jun. 28, 6:55am

    Get to drive one of my many Aston’s! :)

    Love My Aston’s!!

    • Jun. 28, 11:06am

      Which Aston Martin?

  20. Jun. 28, 6:52am

    Can’t beat a good old Aston Martin.

  21. Jun. 28, 6:05am

    Love it

  22. Jun. 28, 4:49am

    Awesome!Gonna wait ’till my bonus goes to 200% and gonna complete them

  23. Jun. 28, 1:16am

    I’ll take a guess that PD restricted the 650pp to sports hard tires again. They should stop letting the office cleaning make the seasonals.

    • Jun. 28, 1:17am

      cleaning lady

    • Jun. 28, 3:51am

      I agree, the tyres r proper s h i t

    • Jun. 28, 8:18am
      Mac K

      To much of a challenge? ;)

    • Jun. 28, 8:47am

      ^ Too*

    • Jun. 28, 1:21pm

      What would you make? 1100pp on sport softs?

    • Jun. 28, 5:20pm

      Not so much of a challenge, although it took me 4 laps though to get a valid time (2:08). That’s not the point though. It just doesn’t feel right. I doubt that even in Japan they would slap some POS “sports hard” tires on a race-tuned McLaren MP4 with 816hp (629pp) for track use.

    • Jun. 28, 9:36pm

      What do they leave the factory with? That’s the point. Not supposed to be a track prepared car.

    • Jun. 29, 1:21am

      Pirelli P Zero’s, which I’m sure don’t make the tires skid in 5th gear in a straight line.

    • Jun. 29, 2:02am

      And if it shouldn’t be a track prepared car, don’t set the limit so high at 650pp. The TVR speed 12 has 640pp, Mclaren F1 611pp and all others below 600pp. So it seems the purpose is to heavily tune it before taking it on the track. Well, tune everything except the tires. Which makes no sense much like many other things in GT5.

    • Jun. 30, 2:09pm

      Either way, its supposed to be challenging right? I would call this just that. The McF1 is definitely challenging to drive fast on these tires.

  24. Jun. 28, 1:16am

    OCD Update?

    • Jun. 28, 4:25am


  25. Jun. 28, 1:00am

    Lol 2j at 550pp

    • Jun. 28, 9:54am
      e30 freek

      Lmao can u even get 2j

    • Jun. 28, 10:58am

      Of course you can :-D

    • Jun. 28, 9:56pm

      Last time I checked Chaparrals were American cars….

    • Jun. 28, 10:07pm

      Nevermind I see Tsukuba isn’t limited to the Brits…

  26. Jun. 28, 12:48am

    Drifting is fun & easy using Aventador hohohoho… but it’s not British -,.-” …hmm what car then….

    • Jun. 28, 12:56am
      tube chaser

      Try the Speed 12. Nobody ever uses that.

  27. Jun. 28, 12:41am

    I took a photo exactly like that same car same color same angle same color everything..

    • Jun. 28, 4:24am
      i love gt5

      Not possible, look at the sign in the right corner, is it yours?

  28. Jun. 28, 12:38am

    I’m going to try drifting my Caterham, it’s plenty loose enough!

  29. Jun. 28, 12:31am

    650pp! Wow!! I have no idea what car should I use for that. I’ll try with my stock Vantage V12, but I don’t think I’ll be breaking any records.

  30. Jun. 28, 12:27am


    • Jun. 28, 4:40am
      Sick Cylinder

      I golded the 650pp with a Mclaren MP 12 4C then noticed that all the fast drivers are using the McLaren F1 road car.

      Note to Polyphony Digital – the description says 650pp cars not 650pp road cars – I tried to do it in my 650pp jaguar XJR9 – please make the descriptions more accurate.

      Also I would prefer that for road cars they used sports medium and for very high pp like this sports soft.

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