With the release of Downloadable Content (DLC) for GT5 upon us, there is bound to be a lot of questions about the how, where, what and why. This thread aims to consolidate all the information we have at our disposal - please search for your answer here before creating a new thread. It is highly likely that what you want to know has already been asked . What is the DLC? (pack 1) PD have release 4 items of DLC. They can be bought separately, or they can be bought as a single pack. The latter options works out cheaper per unit as you get a small discount on each of the four packs. The four released items are: - a Track pack, consisting of 2 new tracks (Spa-Francorchamps, Spa-Francorchamps/ Change Weather and a new Karting track) - a Paint pack, consisting of 100 new paint chips - a Car pack, consisting of new Premium Touring cars - a Racing helmet and Suit pack, consisting of limited edition collectors helmets and suits. What is the DLC? (pack 2) It is a car pack only, consisting of: - 2011 VW Golf R - 2011 VW Scirrocco - 2011 Mini Cooper S - 2012 Nissan GT-R What is the DLC? (pack 3) There is a car pack, consisting of: - Nissan Leaf G 2011 - Aston Martin V12 Vantage 2010 - Volkswagen [Beetle] 1200 1966 - Jaguar XJR-9 LM Racecar 1988 - Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 2011 - Mini Mini Cooper S Countryman (R60) 2011 Pack 3 also has the option of a test track, named Route X Oval, which can be purchased separately. How do I buy DLC? The process is simple: you need to purchase it off the PS Store located in the XMB on your Playstation. In order to do this, you first need to log into the PSN account you wish the DLC to be allocated to and you either need to have a credit card or you can purchase a PSN voucher from your local gaming store. To activate the voucher, all you need to do it find the 'activate code' option in the PS Store to 'give yourself' the amount of money on the PSN voucher within PSN. With your credit sorted, you then locate GT5 within the PS Store (via the search or theme's section). Once you have decided if you will buy the complete pack or any individual item, simply select the item by pressing 'X', confirming you want to purchase the selected items, and it's done! Can I use any DLC on my 2nd account? Yes - but only if you download the "GT5 Family Pack" from the PSN Store. If you download this, and install it into GT5 via the "Downloadable Content" icon, you'll be able to access DLC across all PSN's on that console. How do I activate DLC once I have bought it? Load up your copy of GT5. Before going to the GTLife home screen, select the "Downloadable Content" icon located at the rightmost of the available options. A new screen will load indicating the DLC you have purchase - simply select it by pressing the 'X' button on your controller and the DLC will be allocated to your save game. Where is my DLC content! I can't find it in the game! You can find your DLC in the following locations: 1) The Car pack will deliver your new cars to your Delivery Truck icon, located in the lower left of screen. Only in December with the implementation of a patch, will purchased car's be found in the Dealership. 2) Paint and Suit packs can be located in your items list, as per normal. 3) Your new tracks are available in Practice, Arcade and in Online Lobbies. Once I use a paint chip, is it gone? Yes, you only have one chip for each colour. Paint chips cannot be duplicated in the normal fashion. But how will I know what it looks like before I use it - I mean it's only one chip per colour! Some very industrious members (started by Whitestar, added more by Monatsende) have kindly spent a lot of time painting their cars so you can see what most colours look like once applied. I want multiple examples of each new car, so I can customise them. How? Install the Family Pack, and this will place the DLC cars in the dealership and allow you to buy as many examples as you like, with in game credits. If I don't buy the Track pack, can I race on someone else's online? No - this is a recent change with 2.02, if you do not have the track pack, you will not be able to use someone else's online, even if they select it. What cars do I get? What are their specs? The following cars are available in the Car pack 1 (thanks Sharky): - Impreza TC - 439bhp/1140kg PP 574 - X TC - 412bhp/1115kg PP 547 - R32 TC - 483bhp/1145kg PP 575 - R33 TC - 542bhp/1115kg PP 598 - R34 TC - 578bhp/1130kg PP 615 - R35 TC - 621bhp/1215kg PP 631 - Miata TC - 197bhp/795kg PP 472 - Prius TC - 193bhp/1035kg PP 467 - CR-Z TC - 190bhp/910kg PP 452 - Challenger TC - 573bhp/1285kg PP 584 - RX-7 TC - 460bhp/975kg PP 584 - X2011 - 1510bhp/545kg PP 977 Can I 'share' DLC cars with my friends? No. Its the same as the Stealth, Chromeline and Edge DLC, your friends can't borrow the cars (thanks darren200cook). How do I change time on Spa-Franchorchamps? You cannot (at least at the moment), there is no change-time version of this track currently available. What happens if I lose my game data?! Throwing away all your gamedata (not your save game) from the XMB and reinstalling/repatching the game does not affect DLC at all. No need to even redownload/reinstall it. After reinstallation it will simply be there already. Just make sure you keep your savegame. (thanks NLxAROSA). Is DLC region locked? Yes, it is. That is, if for example you buy DLC on a European PSN account, you cannot use it on your American copy of the game.