“Dream Car Championship” GT5 Seasonal Event Now Live

July 3rd, 2013 by Michael Leary

While some of you may no doubt be attached to the recently released 2013 GT Academy demo powered by Gran Turismo 6, it’s worth noting that GT5 is still running strong with weekly updates to keep you interested, and this week is no different.

This week’s challenges are all about the “Dream Race Cars” of GT and it’s all about speed; five expert level challenges touring such locations as Tokyo R246, Circuit de la Sarthe, and Cape Ring are what await, and the rewards are just as high as they’ve come to be in these challenges.

Cars are limited to 710PP and Race/Hard tires or less. The challenges are as follows:

  • 710PP Dream Car Championship: Tokyo Route 246 / 5 Laps
    Period of Availability: 2013/07/04 04:00 –
    1st: Cr.488,000  2nd: Cr.268,400  3rd: Cr.195,200
  • 710PP Dream Car Championship: Cape Ring / 3 Laps
    Period of Availability: 2013/07/04 04:00 –
    1st: Cr.481,000  2nd: Cr.264,550  3rd: Cr.192,400
  • 710PP Dream Car Championship: Sarthe Circuit 2009 / 2 Laps
    Period of Availability: 2013/07/04 04:00 –
    1st: Cr.485,000  2nd: Cr.266,750  3rd: Cr.194,000
  • 710PP Dream Car Championship: Nürburgring Nordschleife / 1 Lap
    Period of Availability: 2013/07/04 04:00 –
    1st: Cr.480,000  2nd: Cr.264,000  3rd: Cr.192,000
  • 710PP Dream Car Championship: Eifel (Circuit) 306A / 5 Laps
    Period of Availability: 2013/07/04 04:00 –
    1st: Cr.490,000  2nd: Cr.269,500  3rd: Cr.196,000

Note the “Performance Difference Bonus” applies, so more credits will be awarded for using a slower car below the maximum allowed PP value.

The game’s Online Car Dealership has also been updated with new inventory. As always, stop by our GT5 Seasonal Events forum for more analysis and discussion!

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  1. Aug. 11, 8:46am

    Used the C60 Race Car ’03 to win these events

  2. Jul. 6, 12:42pm

    Got some wicked cash with the Mazda Furai at Cape ring :D

  3. Jul. 5, 3:20pm

    Did all races and won with a Zonda-R @ 650pp…. nurb was prob the easiest of them… I hate that stupid Eifel course… it’s too fast, wide, and confusing.

    • Jul. 5, 6:07pm

      Agree with you regarding Eifel. To many gradients in a short track. The first three races I just won with a 787b but I think it was lack of motivation as my mind was on GT Academy 13/GT6 demo mode but got motivated once on the Nurb and overtook the lead car at the Karoussel.

  4. Jul. 5, 7:31am

    …anyway… the cars on the OCD are crazzzzzzy…. GT Series Cars!

  5. Jul. 5, 5:06am

    Cleared nurb using the GT-R R35 TC at 650pp, passed that XJR about 15 seconds before that long arse straight, won it with an 8 second lead. one of the best seasonal races so far, I’m gonna do it a few more times with other cars at 600pp….

  6. Jul. 5, 12:59am

    I cleared Nurburgring with the Sauber Mercedes C9 Race Car. Epic and heart pounding battle on the last straightaway. I became victorious at the very last second before the finish line at the very last corner. Awesome.

  7. Jul. 4, 10:46pm

    787b is great for nurb, xjr-9 understeers too much for that track

  8. Jul. 4, 6:58pm

    What car do people use to win at Nurburgring. I can’t get within 10 seconds of the Jaguar. Even when using the Minolta.
    All othe races were won no problem.
    Help or suggestions would be appreciated an you shall be rewarded with virgins of your choice.

    • Jul. 4, 7:53pm

      Never mind. Won it using the GT-one.
      But only by ramming into the jag without breaking at the end of the long straight and spinning him out

    • Jul. 9, 4:32pm

      I used my XJR-9. My 787B for some reason wasn’t cutting it. I had to tune the Jag though, it was a huge pain without messing with the suspension.

  9. Jul. 4, 5:22pm

    Tune the Toyota GT-One Race Car ’99 properly and then it’s ready to clobber the competition.

    • Jul. 22, 10:36am

      Same here; Toyota GT-One is a BEAST! And I didn’t even tune it!

      They better PREMIUM that car in GT6!

  10. Jul. 4, 2:22pm

    After play all GT6 DEMO challenges… and tried like maybe 50 times to get Gold, now got all GOLD! Yes…

    …and then start up GT5 just to keep the Log In bonus. I see there’s new seasonal event… whaat 710PP?? I tried it using my Toyota One. And whooooooot… it’s still amazing!! Smoke them all easily on Tokyo Route 246. As i remember, i’ve never been this good.

    I think it’s because i learn a lot from GT6 to get Gold. My braking and turning technique is different now… i guess it’s better… well thx GT6! Hohoho :)

    Tomorrow will try the other 4 tracks :)

    And btw, the SRF was OFF. As i remember…. or my mind get confused @_@.

    • Jul. 4, 3:58pm

      I was excited to hear Stupid Ridiculous Force was off but it’s ON as usual.

    • Jul. 4, 7:35pm

      Yeah i get confused… i think it was OFF, other people saying that too… but i guess PD turn them ON again, LOL… maybe they forgot at first… dang! :p

  11. Jul. 4, 1:26pm

    If you can win these events with the CR-Z TC then you’re hardcore, even with Stupid Ridiculous Force.

  12. Jul. 4, 12:11pm

    I did them and btw was really surprised that the SRF was off !

    • Jul. 4, 12:25pm

      IT IS?????

      FINALLY. Now I can actually do a seasonal

    • Jul. 4, 1:13pm

      SRF is forced ON again.

  13. Jul. 4, 11:03am

    I did the first event with a 680 PP Minolta. I did had a major crash on lap 3, last corner where I spun out. Still I managed to pass the leader on the last straight by slipstreaming almost all the way to the finish line. I will keep doing the races with this car. Except the last one, I hate those tracks so it will be 710 for that one.

  14. Jul. 4, 5:26am

    It’s hard to go back to GT5 after trying gt6!

    • Jul. 4, 6:32am

      ya i don’t think i’m going to be able too!!

    • Jul. 4, 6:42am

      Bitch please, I’ve tried GT6 and I went back to GT2.

    • Jul. 4, 6:55am

      ^ lol! xD

      Yeah GT6’s new physics is so good, I’m not sure if GT5 is worth my attention anymore. ;)

    • Jul. 4, 9:14am

      Well… Gran Turismo 5 might have the GT4 effect after GT6 has reached the age of about a year or so, so I would advise you to keep your copy of GT5 safe somewhere.

    • Jul. 4, 9:54am

      I played GT5 all night last night, it was still awesome!

    • Jul. 4, 10:41am

      Yes it is Kekke!

    • Jul. 4, 10:58am

      I’m playing GT7 sorry

    • Jul. 4, 12:17pm

      Demo is crap compaerd to gt5. Gt5’s physics engine far superior.

    • Jul. 4, 12:27pm

      But there’s so much you can do in GT5 that you can’t do at the moment in GT6. GT6 is just a demo right now. Once the full GT6 comes out, then I’d agree.

      There’s still a purpose for GT5 right now.

    • Jul. 4, 1:08pm

      For those who are still interested… I will continue HighPerformanceStreet racing until I can get it up and running on 6.

      Because of PD’s pp system, it took too long to group the street cars (with wings) into proper hp/kg/pp category ratings. I’m at 98 percent now, so all I need now are folks willing to install wings on their cars. Most are not willing, I find, but will continue nonfazed.

      BTW, HighPerformanceStreet (HPS) is system to which the cars entered must be able to have equal hp/kg/pp by way of weight reduction, performance enhancing part installation and aerodynamic/wing adjustment. I am genuinely surprised that this system has yet to be realized by the true fans of the series, that is GT.

    • Jul. 4, 1:38pm

      @z71L28: Please educate us with your professional opinion. Tell us what aspects of GT5’s physics are better than GT6’s.

  15. Jul. 4, 5:04am

    when we will get, standing starts and qualify??? these races are all starting from the back… all of them.. is that normal? or is it me? I just tired from starting from behind.. over and over again…. at least online saves the day.. we have everything there.. but still, more realistic and mature singe player is very welcome, or I will not even start GT6 career.. the game is day 1 buy anyways.. just for the physics!!!

    • Jul. 4, 5:26am


    • Jul. 4, 6:29am

      I think that rolling starts are a patch to partly compensate for the shameful AI. If you had static starts, starting from the back, you would be first by the second corner

    • Jul. 4, 7:44am

      We havent had qualifying (thats optional for those impatient people) that includes testing/free run in all races since GT1, i also liked the world championship where you had to ‘move up the leagues’ by country, continent and then the world that was on GT2, great sense of ‘climbing the ladder’ as a racing driver.

      I hate all this levelling and limited performance points stuff, not to mention being GIVEN quick cars so you actually dont have to buy a car whatsoever! (That is the same problem i have with Forza 4) not to mention to bring back the massive used car markets like in GT1 and 2. I remember buying the cheap cars and then working hard on the non-licence races to get the car quick enough for the later races.

      They’re going to have to approach GT7 differently if they want to be back ahead of the competition.

    • Jul. 4, 10:47am

      Lets hope qualifying and rolling starts with a full 16 (same class) car grid returns in 6. Unfortunately, the pp system’s inclusion in the demo is not a
      good sign.

    • Jul. 4, 12:29pm

      I don’t get why the AI needs rolling starts to be tough to beat.

      GT PSP had extremely hard to beat AI. I couldn’t beat the AI unless I had better tires. Then again, using a PSP to control a car is not nearly as easy as using a wheel or even a dualshock 3, but still, the AI was far tougher in GT PSP.

  16. Jul. 4, 3:44am

    Welp, time for the 2J again.

  17. Jul. 4, 3:03am

    The previous ‘DreamCar’ event was limited to 650pp. Maybe the AI is a little quicker this time around. That would be a nice change but they’re probably given a bigger head start. At least the event coincides with the new online dealership full of PDGT cars.

  18. Jul. 4, 2:29am

    GT5 The real driving simulator.
    It’s so great that the cars in these seasonal events can’t skid. Simulation to the max! And just in case we’d prefer the cars were able to skid, we don’t even have the choice. It’s so cool.
    I’ve been looking for the SRF switch in my own car but can’t find it. I phoned the garage to ask where my car’s SRF switch is, but had the impression the man on the phone was not taking it seriously. I asked to speak to the manager – he explained that SRF is on by default in my car. Wow! Just like in GT5!
    Does anyone else have SRF forced on in their car?

    • Jul. 4, 4:00am

      Well play Sir, well played.

    • Jul. 4, 12:09pm

      For the demo it is fair if everyone has the same car, same setup and same settings. I dont understand why they have changed it to permanent on the seasonals but I dont really mind.

    • Jul. 5, 3:00am

      I don’t think it is fair for the cars to all be identically configured.

      People’s driving styles are different. I can certainly understand being given the same car, HP, TQ, weight, etc, but I might prefer for the rear to come loose a tad earlier than you to match my driving style and I’d like to alter the suspension and traction control to do so.

    • Jul. 9, 4:36pm

      /slow clap

  19. Jul. 4, 1:29am

    Very glad to see that the NSX-R LM Race Car in the OCD. Haven’t seen it since 2011.

  20. Jul. 4, 1:16am

    I used the Toyota Minolta 89 race car. Was easy to beat.

    • Jul. 4, 3:35am

      I used the 787b and smoked everyone

  21. Jul. 4, 1:10am

    YES~!!!! A DREAM CAR RACE!!!!!!

  22. Jul. 4, 12:23am

    sounds like a formula gran turismo race

  23. Jul. 4, 12:13am

    I stopped doing these after while. I usually just do one race and then go back to Arcade mode. and after all the hype with GT6’s demo, I’ll find it hard to enjoy these.

    However, 710pp sounds interesting. Only top race cars I suppose. I will give them a try.

  24. Jul. 3, 11:37pm

    At this point, who is still doing these? Just wondering.

    • Jul. 3, 11:47pm

      I do them occasionally. :)

    • Jul. 4, 1:00am

      If, somehow, I actually run short of credits, I’ll do them, but that practically never happens as the only things I buy now are a tires, rims and transmissions for the standards I’m going through. Arcade with the AI aggression at 10 and full damage is the only way I really play anymore.

      I sure hope GT6’s Career mode allows for those options as going back to a seasonal where they’re not feels like serious regression.

    • Jul. 4, 2:21am

      I don’t do any of the new ones if they suffer from the Skid Recovery Farce, on the off chance I need some extra cash I simply go back and do some of the earlier ones that don’t have beginner level aids forced on.

    • Jul. 4, 3:24am

      I do them just to stay caught up with seasonal events. Making sure there all finished lol

    • Jul. 4, 12:12pm

      I do, I want to get to level 40 and ill be satisfied. Takes so long and Im halfway through 39. They can be fun but could be better races like endurance or something

    • Jul. 4, 12:31pm

      I’m sure plenty of people still do them.

      I would do them every week if it weren’t for SRF. I’m not playing GT5 with SRF on. That’s garbage

  25. Jul. 3, 11:32pm

    Nice cover photo.

    • Jul. 4, 12:10am

      yes, what is it? Honda CRZ RM or a TC car?

    • Jul. 4, 12:14am

      CR-Z TC from the Touring Car DLC pack.

    • Jul. 4, 7:22am

      Nice but not exactly a “dream car” :)

    • Jul. 4, 11:38pm

      It would be close to a ‘dream car’ for me to have this sitting in the garage as track toy, next to my daily driver :)

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