GTPlanet Weekly Rewind: The New 52

January 4th, 2013 by Michael Leary

If you were a particular fan of the Rewind in the remainder of 2012 which it began, you haven’t seen anything yet. The first Rewind of 2013 and you have much to look forward to: 52 weeks of evolution and expansion, member recommendations, member spotlights, and whatever else should befall the graces of the Weekly Rewind – not even I know what’s going to mold it’s way into future installments. Kind of exciting if you were to ask me.

In fact, the Rewind is going to begin it’s evolution for 2013 with a new feature I’m certain a great deal of you will appreciate. Although I’m sure most if not majority of you have realized that the Rewind is in no way strictly confined to Gran Turismo, I’ll say it now – the Weekly Rewind is not strictly confined to Gran Turismo. Of course GT will always have a presence, there’s no doubt about that, but in order for this feature to evolve it must, and excuse the cliche, “spread it’s wings and…” yeah you know the rest.

And because I’m so excited I’ve officially lost my current train of thought, so… On with the show!

GTPlanet Picture of the Week

The Rewind’s first Picture of the Week for 2013 comes to us recommended by Fyshokid and is courtesy of ShaolinMasta and features the Ferrari 512BB blitzing down Deep Forest Raceway in this fantastically-edited photo showcasing the vehicle’s topside bits with the rear taillights melting into the distance.

Have a suggestion for next week’s featured image? Drop me a private message, entitle it “GTPlanet Picture of the Week” and fill it out with your two choices and they’ll be featured in upcoming Rewinds. NOTE: You cannot elect your own work.

Japanese Commercials for the original Gran Turismo

That’s right, commercials for the original GT for the Japanese audience. I’m not anywhere near fluent enough in Japanese to do a full translation so if you anyone could be obliged with doing such I’ll be sure to include that below so we can understand what they’re saying and drool at the prospect of nostalgia, simultaneously.

I’d spoil the bits but I’d rather you all see it for yourselves. Enjoy!

GTPlanet Vehicle of the Week

This week’s featured vehicle, recommended by Kimi Räikkönen, er, I mean Bobert power and features one of Lancia’s most successful products, the Delta, more specifically the Delta HF Integrale, the road-going brethren of the Group A rally monster itself.

Work on the Integrale (‘complete’, when translated) began after the successful debut year of the Delta HF 4WD and was engineered to be more of a race car than a sedan considering it’s motor sports motivation. Due to Group A regulations regarding homologation, there was very little margin for modifications and as such the road going Integrales shared the same cutting-edge technology and ferocity as their rally counterparts.

Have a suggestion for next week’s featured image? Drop me a private message, entitle it “GTPlanet Vehicle of the Week” and fill it out with your two choices and they’ll be featured in upcoming Rewinds. NOTE: You cannot elect your own work.

GTPlanet Tune of the Week

This week sees the return of the ‘Seasonal Special’ and focuses on the 700pp Spa event in the New Year’s Holiday Challenge. This tune, put together by our very own CSLACR of Photo Finish Racing features the screeching rotary-powered Mazda 787B for a series of laps around Spa Francorchamps bearing wet conditions. Stock form, no chassis rigidity and no changing of oil is the name of the game this week.

Be sure to stop by the thread here and give it a well-deserved whirl and claim that victory.

Exactly like the Picture and Vehicle of the Week features, if you have any suggestions for the upcoming Rewinds be sure to drop me a private message, entitle it “GTPlanet Tune of the Week” and let me know. NOTE: You cannot elect your own work.

evo diaries – Pagani Zonda 760 RS

With the Huayra winding up ready to head the Pagani camp into the next generation, the previous generation vehicle, the Zonda, is still being manufactured in extremely limited quantities, one-off models to be exact. The 760 RS is the most powerful Zonda released to date. Sporting 90 more horses than the comparatively less exclusive Cinque, and 20 more than the hardcore too-bad-for-the-track Zonda R; all of this from the same AMG-sourced 7.3L V12 housed in the Zonda since the 2002 Zonda S 7.3.

If you want more on the 760 RS, and you know that you do, feel free to stop by EVO here.

GTPlanet Photomode Competitions

In Week 109 of the Standard and Advanced competitions you are to put your best foot forth and show the community just how seriously you take your in-game photography. All you need to know is as follows:

Week 110, Standard: Blending In – What an interesting theme for the week, wouldn’t you say? Pick any ride you want, go anywhere you want and paint your ride in the color of the foreground or background of the photo it’s being shot in. I might actually enter this one, that’s how interesting it is to me.

Week 110, Advanced: Aston Martin vs. Ferrari – Another interesting theme for the week! You’re given an opportunity at two of the world’s premier automotive manufacturer’s as head photographer, and the task is to capture a single shot that showcases the brand for use in their latest advertising campaign.

For all the relevant information pertaining to this week’s competitions be sure to stop by here and here.

Closing Thoughts

So there you have it, the newest addition to the Rewind is videos related to cars – who would have guessed. Admittedly, that particular article is a carryover from the ForzaPlanet Weekly Review I did several months ago to serve as nothing more than a test run, and depending on it’s reception I’ll determine where it goes from there. I’d like to point out that this particular new feature will not be in the Rewind on a weekly basis, no, instead I’m thinking more of a bi-weekly presence… but we’ll see. It was at this point where I remembered what I wanted to say whilst opening the Rewind but guess what, I forgot again. In any case hope all of you had a great time celebrating the beginning of 2013 if you and your friends and/or family participate in such, and I hope the new year has plenty good to distribute.

Kudos to anyone that can identify the reference made in this week’s title. Until next week keep racing!

GT5 Photomode images by anthaliscious and BayuYellow46.

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  1. Jan. 22, 2:08am
    euros only

    I just wish they’d put in a Cinique into the game or the F model.

  2. Jan. 15, 4:06pm

    That picture at the top makes me want to say just one thing.
    Geaux Tigers!

  3. Jan. 8, 11:01am

    5:00 in the Zonda 760 RS video, sounds like the guy is going wooooooooooh, then you realise it’s the motor, O.M.G!

  4. Jan. 7, 2:54pm

    I thought they stopped production of the zonda? Now there’s a new one.

  5. Jan. 5, 11:25pm

    Picture isnt from GT5, You cant put BBS rims on a S2000…

    • Jan. 7, 1:59am

      Good call, seeing as it’s an actual, real life picture.

    • Jan. 7, 2:15am

      Bad call, it’s called “Photoshop”.

  6. Jan. 4, 11:25pm

    That stance…..

  7. Jan. 4, 10:24pm

    Reference to comic books perhaps with the title?

    • Jan. 4, 11:21pm

      And we have a winner!

      “The New 52” is a revamp and relaunch of every ongoing monthly superhero comic book in the DC Universe.


    • Jan. 4, 11:43pm
      Bobert power

      That is what i first thought when i saw this referance.

    • Jan. 5, 12:56am

      Was doing a little research a few months back on superhero’s for DC online game and came across the reference. Sort of stuck with me I guess…:drool::crazy::lol:

    • Jan. 5, 7:49am

      Gotta love the comic references, even if it IS for DC. I’m a Marvel man, myself…Maybe with a little Dark Horse sprinkled in.

      And to all you guys saying “nerd” or “geek”: This site is for video games, for cryin’ out loud…haha. But I’ve had a good quote lately that “Geek is the new Jock”. I’m proud of my geekness. ;)

  8. Jan. 4, 5:37pm

    You never fail to impress T-12, Nice one!

  9. Jan. 4, 5:18pm

    Is the title a tilt of the hat towards ‘the prisoner’ by the way?

    Who are you?
    I am not a number, I am a free man!

    • Jan. 4, 6:23pm

      It is not a nod toward The Prisoner.

      Keep trying.

  10. Jan. 4, 5:16pm

    The car is from gt5 but the wheel and background are real according to the creator :tup:

  11. Jan. 4, 4:46pm
    Bobert power

    I like your joke about me T12! Thank you for featuring my work!

  12. Jan. 4, 4:24pm

    O,M,F,G, that sound of the Zonda, its like a LMP of the old days that im hearing. i love it.

  13. Jan. 4, 3:16pm

    Thanks Terronium-12 – Great stuff Bro and Happy New Year all :o)

  14. Jan. 4, 2:00pm

    I swear I thought I read in the article that there was going to be a new car in GT5. Maybe I’m going crazy…

  15. Jan. 4, 12:56pm

    sigh…one great car ruined just for the sake of stance.

    Apart from that, the PSX GT commercial is amazing!

    • Jan. 4, 3:24pm

      Its a gt5 edit

  16. Jan. 4, 10:52am

    Another great GTP Weekly Rewind. I was eager for it since yesterday. Great write up T-12. :)

    I’m hyped up for 2013 as well, and hope goes really well too. :D

  17. Jan. 4, 9:48am
    e30 freek

    Its a shame the S2000 doesn’t go that low but that picture looks awesome

  18. Jan. 4, 9:36am

    As long as no other racing game butts in, I’ll read your “Rewind” articles. I am sorry if that offends you but unfortunately, I do not want to see Gran Turismo versus Game “X” everywhere I go.

    If this feature stay Gran Turismo centered with some real world automotive news sprinkled in it you should have a recipe for success.

    • Jan. 4, 2:32pm

      What an odd thing to say as there’s no indication of such anywhere in the article, or any of the previous features.

      It’s hardly your decision to make anyway. Thanks for reading.

  19. Jan. 4, 9:30am

    The picture of the S2000, is one of the most realistic photos I’ve ever seen on GTP, great editing!

    • Jan. 4, 12:41pm

      I’m pretty sure its not from gt5. But just a real location and photo.

    • Jan. 4, 2:17pm

      Yeah, i´m not sure if it´s real or virtual, the background sure looks real, but the car…. i really don´t know!

    • Jan. 10, 6:33am

      It’s a photo from Stance:Nation, some clever photoshopper made the car look a bit GT5-ish.

  20. Jan. 4, 9:10am

    the title reference is 52 weeks of evolution and expansion.thank you so much for your work on the rewind.

    • Jan. 4, 2:44pm

      You’re definitely not wrong as you’ve taken that from the article, but the title itself is an homage to something else as well.

      Google “The New 52” and you’ll see what I mean.

  21. Jan. 4, 8:46am

    No mention of the Zonda R Evo :(. It looks awesome in white and sounds awesome to. The Zonda 760 LH is already finished? Not sure but I think it’s purple.

    Anyway keep up the good work.

  22. Jan. 4, 8:14am

    Another great rewind T. :tup:
    The sound of that Zonda is incredible.
    “A Formula 1 driver has ordered the next one; to be called the Zonda 760 LH, using the former world champion’s initials”…..

    Wonder who that is?

    • Jan. 4, 8:45am
      Sick Cylinder

      Lenny Henry?

    • Jan. 4, 10:34am

      Lance Hendrickson… Oh wait, he’s the android from Aliens. Haha.

    • Jan. 4, 11:41am

      Lewis Hamilton…

    • Jan. 4, 1:36pm

      Never heard of him.

    • Jan. 4, 2:29pm

      It´s Lewis Hamilton.

  23. Jan. 4, 5:24am

    About the video, are those the actual CEO of Subaru, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota (a girl?) and Mitsubishi?

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