GT5 Video: McLaren F1 Gets Dirty at Laguna Seca, Toscana

October 12th, 2010 by Jordan Greer

Here’s one of our first looks at dirt accumulation on the side of cars in Gran Turismo 5 – a revelation courtesy of GameStop’s “Turismo Tuesdays”.

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  1. Oct. 13, 12:32pm

    Who would’ve thought that this dirt video was just the prelude to the real dirt Sony just anounced…

  2. Oct. 13, 7:24am

    This suggests we can drive more cars on dirt than we could in GT4!
    If I’m not mistaken dirt tyres were only available on rally cars and a handfull of 4WD cars in GT4, right?

    • Oct. 13, 10:41am

      Nope , actualy dirt and ice tires was available for huge majority of the cars in gt4 , but cars like mercedes and dmw realy hates dirt , so.. :D :D :D

  3. Oct. 12, 11:30pm

    OMG.. The engine sound is unbelievable….

    And for some strange reason, the McLaren off-road just feels right

    • Oct. 13, 6:25am

      I didn’t even think PD was going to put realistic dirt on the Mclaren f1. There’s so many features in one game. I couldn’t even think not half of them!

    • Oct. 13, 10:37am

      Unbelievable good or bad? And I personally don’t like the F1 for off roading, Nascar’s next right =/

  4. Oct. 12, 11:06pm

    Interesting it only got dirty on a rally track. On a normal track it did not (I know, I saw the video, it were not off course at Laguna Seca).

    Does it means we will only have dirty on the cars at rally tracks?

    And also: dirty track + rain = mud???

    • Oct. 13, 1:58am

      im sure the cars will get dirty on tarmac tracks aswell but it will just take a lot longer.

    • Oct. 13, 3:16am

      Race-cars on tarmac are mainly collecting flies and brake-dust, let’s see if GT5-cars do it

  5. Oct. 12, 10:08pm

    3 more weeeeeeeks!!
    please include the LM and GTR version tooo

  6. Oct. 12, 9:50pm

    is it just me or is the dust staying in the air a lil longer now?

  7. Oct. 12, 8:30pm

    I’m REALLY stunned by the dirt effects of the car. Amazing, it looks better than motorstorm!

    • Oct. 12, 8:32pm

      Also the echoes of the car in the distance, never heard that before in a gt game.

  8. Oct. 12, 8:22pm

    Same here, that’s why out of all the preorder bonuses, it had to be the Mclaren F1, else there would be no love.

  9. Oct. 12, 8:07pm

    i love that the mclaren is a pre-order car.

  10. Oct. 12, 8:00pm

    Interesting segue from Laguna Seca to Tuscany…

  11. Oct. 12, 7:54pm

    Talk about a teaser… short but sweet.

  12. Oct. 12, 7:17pm

    Still hopinh this means that certain cars won’t be restricted from driving on dirt.

    • Oct. 13, 1:29am

      Well, seeing as they’ve already shown the VW bus and lots of other random stuff on dirt, its safe to say lots will have dirt access, not sure if they “all” will tho, but definitely enough to keep a lot of people happy.

  13. Oct. 12, 6:54pm

    As long as I can tell when to shift, the quality of the sound doesn’t matter.

  14. Oct. 12, 6:36pm

    its so disappointing that the way the cars sound has not actually been improved since GT2…

  15. Oct. 12, 5:56pm

    I didnt know the F1 was powered by bumble-bees. :( Hopefully in the real game its much better.

  16. Oct. 12, 5:35pm

    Make it HD please it looked like prologue :|

  17. Oct. 12, 4:22pm

    Hurry up November 5th :(

    Can’t wait to try out the Mclaren F1 :)

  18. Oct. 12, 4:18pm

    20 DAYS

    • Oct. 12, 5:12pm

      HOLY F**K :Ø


    • Oct. 12, 8:21pm

      Not long now.

    • Oct. 13, 4:07am

      I wonder how many people that really wanted to play GT5 died in the past 5 years… probably hundreds.

    • Oct. 13, 2:27pm

      20 days? You wish.

  19. Oct. 12, 4:06pm

    Something tells me Gordan Murray did not visualize his creation being used for off roading!

  20. Oct. 12, 3:59pm

    Rally F1???? whatever works i guess lol.

    • Oct. 12, 4:53pm

      Crazily overpowered cars in rally events has existed before…

      It was called Group B ;)

    • Oct. 12, 7:18pm

      Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Version rings a bell.

    • Oct. 12, 7:20pm


      i thought it was called a Suzuki Escudo, lol

    • Oct. 12, 7:21pm

      curse you for posting before me

    • Oct. 12, 10:31pm

      Lol. I didn’t know hahahahaha!!!!

    • Oct. 13, 2:26pm

      Escudo Pikes Peak version with stage 4 turbo modification in Gran Turismo 3 = insane understeer!

  21. Oct. 12, 3:59pm
    John Marine

    REAL DIRT! Not just faded-out reflective mapping like in Gran Turismo 3 and Gran Turismo 4. I’m a bit uneasy about the sound of the McLaren F1 GTR here, but the video content is top-notch. Wonderful stuff!

  22. Oct. 12, 3:59pm

    so much awesomness… and THIS engine sound???? Please, kaz, you must be joking!!!

  23. Oct. 12, 3:44pm

    Ok, just got back from cleaning my shorts!! Dang, guys this is so so sweet! I don’t think it’s realistic to comment on sound until it’s in your living room. Nonetheless, October blows and I can’t wait to lose sleep!!

  24. Oct. 12, 3:35pm

    So how dirty can we make these cars? I can imagine someone will pull a Pig-pen (Peanuts character) online and always show up to races with dirty cars, lol.

  25. Oct. 12, 3:26pm

    Nice engine sounds.

    • Oct. 12, 3:36pm

      You’re serious ?

      I think it’s seriously poor quality.. I hope it’s just because of the video/sound compression cause if it’s the real thing on the game, i’ll be disapointed on that level.

    • Oct. 12, 4:00pm

      To be honest it’s better than what I’m used to from the GT series, but needs a bit more work methinks.

      It’s not bad, it’s just not up to the PD standard, where cars > reality and physics are bang on.


    • Oct. 12, 5:09pm

      I just checked it against a video of the real car and it’s almost as annoying as the real cars engine sound. The car drives like crazy for sure, but it sounds like ass, both in real life and digital form. It does seem a bit muted in GT though.

  26. Oct. 12, 3:19pm

    Well The Car Wash will finally serve its full purpose for the first time in the Series. By the way. I didn’t watch the video because I don’t want to spoil myself until I experience it in person.

    • Oct. 12, 3:27pm

      Yeah, though cars in previous titles lost their shine, it’s nothing compared to this. Is it November 2, yet?

  27. Oct. 12, 3:16pm

    If only the car wash employees were girls in Daisy Dukes….

    • Oct. 12, 4:37pm

      Surely you mean “with”?


    • Oct. 12, 5:00pm

      He means “in”. They are a style of jean shorts commonly associated with the character from The Dukes of Hazard.

    • Oct. 12, 7:58pm

      If that’s the case then he probably meant “from”?

    • Oct. 13, 4:02am

      No you tards.. He meant “in” – as in WEARING them..

    • Oct. 13, 9:25am
      – Ice of SZRT –

      If you put some thought into it, You’d understand why they’re saying that he surely meant “with” because if they’re “with” them, that means that they’re not “in” them, they’re out of them… Comprende? ::dense:: “ò_Õ”?

  28. Oct. 12, 3:15pm

    Is it me or is the dirt lingering longer in the air at Toscana!!! Yes!!

    • Oct. 12, 11:26pm

      Yes, it is. Looks beautiful. I was always hoping for that, because I couldn’t understand, why there was so little dust when only one or two cars are racing

  29. Oct. 12, 3:10pm

    Wow. That video brings new meaning to the term..

    ..”car wash”..

  30. Oct. 12, 3:10pm

    Unless you’re a car enthusiast I don’t think you’ll be impressed by this game. It is really incredible!!!
    I can hardly wait to get this sucker and fire it up!
    Big screen, surround sound, Logitech G25 and stand… it’s going to be a temptation to buy some adult diapers :>) so I won’t be bothered with trips to the bathroom. I wonder how realistic the pit stops will be???
    Maybe my kids won’t come over and I’ll be able to play uninterrupted…or maybe they’ll give it a try and they can help me through some of the longer races!

  31. Oct. 12, 3:06pm

    Love the airial shots from the heli. Looks just like real TV footage….. The way the F1 reacts on the bumps and the slides. It seems perfect..

    Is this month lasting forever or what?!?!

  32. Oct. 12, 3:06pm

    The little rooster tails at 0:25 look awesome!

    • Oct. 12, 5:28pm

      Yeah! Good finding!

  33. Oct. 12, 3:02pm

    What’s with the sound cutting in and out? Seems like a phasing sound, it sorta lets the video down with buggy sounds like that. However, at 0:27 (on what looks like the helicopter cam) the howl of that F1 sounds pretty damn awesome!

    • Oct. 12, 7:51pm

      Ya the sound was fluctuating there, I know sometimes YouTube clips audio suffers from the compression of the original file and can result in frequency abnormalities.

  34. Oct. 12, 2:58pm

    Mmm, you’re a dirty little F1, aren’t you? Yes you are!

    • Oct. 12, 4:51pm

      I’m trying to work out whether that is meant to be kinky or not XD

    • Oct. 12, 6:23pm

      hahaha brilliant

    • Oct. 12, 8:00pm

      Do ya like it rough, my dirty little F1? Well, do ya?

    • Oct. 12, 9:49pm

      @J-UK – Well, it *is* a sexy beast. And dirty… so, so dirty. =P

    • Oct. 13, 7:49pm

      Yup, that’s kinky.

  35. Oct. 12, 2:56pm
    Viktor Navorsky

    Nice dirt effects .. but i think the car choice was a little bit odd for the occasion…

    • Oct. 12, 5:27pm

      It’s one of Gamestops pre-order bonuses, the other being a Nascar. Either one would have been odd.

      Footage is only half the story as usual (no skidmarks or smoke on Laguna Seca) so it’s not the final build we are seeing. Can’t wait for the final product…

  36. Oct. 12, 2:53pm

    erm is this PS1 footage, looks and sounds like it???

    • Oct. 12, 2:57pm

      The sound is a bit weird indeed. But it looks better than ps1. :P That’s just called, YOUtube quality. ;)

    • Oct. 12, 4:50pm


      Wow, just… Wow.

    • Oct. 12, 7:25pm
      Apple Face

      I wasn’t sure if this was from GT3 or GT5, I hope it’s just a case of a low resolution video.

    • Oct. 12, 8:52pm

      its 320p and the car has a matte paint, any car in low res with that kind of paint will look weird, even in real life.

  37. Oct. 12, 2:49pm
    Kart Racer 24

    Oh my.. this looks so awesome!! if its true that any combo of cars and surfaces, i will be tearin ‘ up ice arena with a kart ^_^ plus NASCAR cars slipin around on some dirt ovals in the track creator

    • Oct. 12, 5:34pm

      There is going to be an “ice arena” in GT5?

    • Oct. 12, 10:16pm
      J. Hayden-Kart Racer

      it was in GTPSP and GT4…

    • Oct. 12, 10:42pm

      Oh i didn’t know that.I looked it up on youtube and it looks pretty fun can’t wait for GT5!

  38. Oct. 12, 2:48pm

    I miss Laguna Seca, the special edition Mclaren looks and sounds great.

  39. Oct. 12, 2:43pm

    Impressed with the dust on the car… its shaping up to be beautifully brilliant!

  40. Oct. 12, 2:42pm

    look while he is driving on the rally track , the car goes dirty

  41. Oct. 12, 2:41pm

    Awesome That McLaren is mu favorite car!!!

  42. Oct. 12, 2:41pm

    Something tells me that a McLaren F1 should not be off-roading . . .

    • Oct. 12, 2:42pm

      It shouldn’t be, but that’s half the fun! :D

    • Oct. 12, 3:02pm

      it’s a huge handful even on tarmac & this the stealth (tuned) version. I’m so happy I preordered with Gamestop & I’m getting this & a NASCAR

    • Oct. 12, 8:36pm

      u said it Hugo

    • Oct. 13, 1:31am

      McLaren F1 – it only does everything.

    • Oct. 13, 3:37am

      I can finally use F1 to have rally!!

    • Oct. 13, 6:16am

      Is GT5 going to have a fighter jet? its the only thing Im missing, imagine toscana and drifting with jet engine power while fire with miniguns all oponetns! lol – the real mayhem simulator. :)

      PS- dirt looks awesome!

  43. Oct. 12, 2:41pm

    I think the sound is awesome but it looks like the sound the Pagani Zonda C12 LM car in GTPSP.I dont know if it is just me.And the dirt affects, i can only say wow and let the game be the best!

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