Smokey Mountain (North & South)

Discussion in 'Tracks' started by jontikis, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. jontikis

    jontikis

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    Smokey Mountain's first appearance was in Gran Turismo 2 with both South/North layouts. The two rally circuits are very similar to each other, but do not share any common track sections. In Gran Turismo 3, the Southern layout got disappeared and only the Northern layout made it's second appearance. However, in GT3, the Southern layout suffered track design changes and was renamed to Swiss Alps. Look at the pictures below to understand what I mean:

    Smokey Mountain South (GT2)
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    Swiss Alps (GT3)
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    In GT3, the start/finish area of Smokey Mountain North is on tarmac, whereas in GT2, the whole circuit is run on dirt.

    Smokey Mountain North (Gran Turismo 3)
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    Unfortunately, after it's appearance in GT2/GT3, the Smokey Mountain Circuit never returned to the series... :indiff:

    Overall, it's a relatively high-speed rally circuit which requires little technique. In the high speed sections, you can go as fast as 220 km/h in a WRC car (bear in mind that it could be faster if you drive a Pikes Peak car, which are extremely powerful ;)).

    Since there's a big lack of rally circuits in GT6, PD can exploit the data from the previous GT games and bring back some great and nostalgic rally tracks.

    Credits to the "Gran Turismo Wiki" site for the info. :tup:

    EDIT: Here's a video of the Smokey Mountain North from Gran Turismo 3. @ToyGTone posted a video with the GT2 Smokey Mountain tracks a few posts below, so ... Enjoy! :cheers:

     
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  2. TayeezSA

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    Ahhhhhhh Smokey Mountain, one of the best tracks ever!
     
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  3. ToyGTone

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    I can't believe that few people voted for this Awesome Track.

    This track > Some unknown Boring Tracks.

    EDIT: Video
     
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  4. Harsk100

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    We need this track back in GT7.
     
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  5. RedlineRacer

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    I can not believe that this track dosen't have move votes. This is my all-time favorite course in GT history!
     
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  6. Derio937

    Derio937 (Banned)

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    this track is just too forgotten, please bring it back Kaz!
     
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  7. ss3

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    Yes! Yes! Yes! I have always seen Smokey Mointain and Swiss Alps as twins
     
  8. jontikis

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    Actually, I didn't know they were "twins" until I read it at the "Gran Turismo Wiki" site when I was creating the thread. Pretty cool though :)
     
  9. jontikis

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    More Smokey Mountain :cheers:



     
  10. Castrol96

    Castrol96

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    Two words, Legendary Classic.

    I remember getting my hybrid Escudo and flying across the track on the first jump.
     
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  11. queleuleu

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    Back when Poly was good with rally tracks...
     
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