El Capitan

Discussion in 'Tracks' started by JTB10000, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. JTB10000

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    It has been asked for since the beginning of GT5s life. It would be a very fun track to drive on with the new physics and I bet it would look stunning with day to night transitions, like Apricot Hill.

    Here's a video.

    Credits to YouTube user jl1rp
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2014
  2. G91V

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    I really love this track. And I'd like GT to feature the three trails of Cathedral Rocks, which would mean new dirt tracks. (There are only 2 dirt scenarios)
    It's also a great source of new championships (asphalt and dirt rallies)
     
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  3. MatskiMonk

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    Never did like El Capitan much. Seemed too much like an Arcade game track, not public roads, but not a racing ciruit either - a bit like something from an Outrun game or something. Certainly wouldn't complain if it came back though.
     
  4. niky

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    El Capitan is awesome. Tricksy, over-crest, off-camber, low-grip stuff... just like a real, remote valley road.

    Too twisty and technical, really, to be an arcade track. It's fast, yes, but you need a lot of finesse to get it right.
     
  5. tankuroded

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    To OP: does this include rally versions of the track? ;)
     
  6. JTB10000

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    Sure.
     
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  7. basherblake

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    Great circuit, frustrating when you got it wrong, hugely satisfying when you nailed it!!
     
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  8. JohnT64

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    One of my favorite tracks from GT4 . Would be great to have it back
     
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  9. j8mie

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    My favourite GT4 track. Would love to see this make a turn to GT6
     
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  10. Rash-182

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    Video to OP please ;)
     
  11. TokoTurismo

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    Yes. This track NEEDS to make a come back in GT6. Both the tarmac and all offroad versions. :tup:
     
  12. ccar795

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    Imagine it at night time with the stars :O
     
  13. Whitestar

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    Awesome track. Would love to test it with the physics of GT6. :)
     
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  14. Both Barrels

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    My thoughts exactly. It was exciting then, it would be amazing now.
     
  15. PetervonL

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    So happy I'm not alone on this one. Awesome fluid track. Spent an embarrassing amount of hours on it. Miss it so much.
     
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  16. f40

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    Definitely the best of their Original Circuits set in real locations.
     
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  17. tonymopar440

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    Yes, re do this course in GT6 and beyond!!!
     
  18. thad

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    I miss this one, needs to make a comeback.
     
  19. Skython

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    I just realized that not only is it a great track to drive (in GT4 anyway). Just imagine how good the scenery would be in full GT6 glory! :drool:
     
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  20. jontikis

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    This track certainly worth a return to Gran Turismo. The most spectacular is that it includes and sectors from the dirt track of Cathedral Rocks. This makes it unique and distinct :tup::)
     
  21. GTRufus

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    Here's a HD version of that track:
    I definitely want that track to return in GT7 at least.
     
  22. watermelon punch

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    pray.gif yes!!!
    I really really had so much fun with this in gt4!
    I'd love to be able to now race it with my pals online!!
     
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  23. vkmaxx

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    Today I have captured this famous track (one of my favorite) in 1080p native directly form PS2 (without frame blending). Top PS2 quality, PD has showed true skill to archive 1080i on PS2 hardware.
     
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  24. Inferno251

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    There's actually a third variant, Cathedral Rocks Trail III, that is only available on GT PSP
     
  25. Cosmik Debris

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    Yes! Bring back the Cap!
     
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  26. Inferno251

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    From TVB's Missing Tracks thread:

     
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  27. Eraezr

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    El Capitan was in my top 3 track list for GT4. I was shocked/devastated when I found out it wasn't in GT5 and even GT6. The track was an awesome challenge for its uphill/downhill dynamics.
     
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  28. Inferno251

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    It was teased by Redbull instead in their TGS trailer back in 2010 :grumpy:
     
  29. Toshost

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    Thats maybe the best track made by GT ever i really loved driving on it and i will be very happy if PD bring it back you can do so many things on this track:
    Racing
    Endurance
    Cruise
    Drift
     
  30. PetervonL

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    Exactly! Well said! :) :tup:
     
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