GTPlanet Weekly Rewind: The Music That We Play

July 12th, 2013 by Michael Leary

Gran Turismo 6 is steadily becoming a more attractive product as the days progress and with the recent reveal of the Goodwood Hillclimb making it’s debut in the upcoming game, that attraction has nearly doubled since the GT Academy demo was released last week.

I’ve also tried going back to the GT Academy demo over the past week and it just doesn’t hold as much of my interest anymore. Don’t misunderstand, I’m still relatively ecstatic about the direction the game has finally taken, but as far as the demo goes there’s just not enough there for me. I feel if it were the Academy demo combined with the E3 demo there would have been that much more to cope with, or even a cut-down version of the E3 with similar events using 2 or 3 of the cars available in the E3 build would have been great as well.

With any luck we’ll get another full-on GT6 demo before it releases later on this year, but I personally wouldn’t hold my breath for such a thing. At least not without a physician present.

GTPlanet Picture of the Week

This week we’ll be doing something a little bit different, not only will there be a picture for this segment but it’s going to be accompanied by a video. Recommended to us by eugene2023 and courtesy of max351, the following piece is simply titled “We are only human”.

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.

GTPlanet Weekly Race Series (WRS) Week 125: Dream Machine – From The Original 

Back in the spotlight is an updated Dream Car from the days of Gran Turismo 1 and 3, the FTO Super Touring Car (formerly known as the LM Edition and LM Race Car) and it’s your responsibility to put the pedal to the metal as you tackle a longstanding location, Grand Valley Speedway.

Familiar territory with a familiar ride, this shouldn’t be too difficult for those involved and with more than 440 horses prancing under the hood don’t expect this challenge to be a walk in the park, but you will have more than enough power under the hood to set some alarmingly quick sector and lap times.

For more on this week’s festivities lets turn to the comments of the Stewards:

The FTO LM Edition , as we got to know this car in the original Gran Turismo. A car with superior handling that was unmatched by any other car in the game. And because of this , the favourite car of so many GT1 players including myself.

The car that got closest to this level of perfection was none other than the Mitsubishi GTO LM Edition.

What more do you need to know? Get out there and have some fun! Stop by the official thread here and remember that you NEED to be registered before officially participating in the WRS, and that can only be done by submitting a time for the official GTP Registry Qualifier.

GTPlanet Member of the Week

You know what time it is, time to place another member in the spotlight and acknowledge the worth they bring to the GTPlanet community. This week’s inductee is often associated with a meme fitting of his chosen name and is someone many of you will undoubtedly be familiar with, welcome RACECAR to the Member of the Week hall of fame!

While this week’s inductee decided to opt out of a specific personal photo to be shared, there is an edited version of the Z4 GT3 showing off Goodwood for the recent reveal to take its place, and that’s more than enough in my book. Were you expecting anything less from a person who has edited more than his fair share of GT videos with stunningly proportionate audio dubs?

For the full interview be sure to stop by the Member of the Week thread and get to know Camyron better, or maybe even ask him what happened to his coveted “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” thread or what happened to his fantastic videos with dubbed audio. He is, after all, the thirteenth member to be recognized among his peers. Who’s next?

Anyone you’d like to see recognized as the Member of the Week? Drop me a private message, entitle it “GTPlanet Member of the Week” and fill it out with your choices and they’ll be featured in upcoming Rewinds. NOTE: You cannot nominate yourself.

GTPlanet Vehicle of the Week

Developed by Pratt & Miller, this week’s featured vehicle is the product of the Corvette ZR1 and utilizes a new V8 developed in-house by GM Powertrain.

The C6.R GT2 switches from bodywork derived from the road-going Z06 to something more reminiscent of the ZR1, and with that comes a switch from the steel chassis to an aluminum chassis and fenders that are dimensionally identical to the production ZR1. At the heart of the C6.R GT2 lies a new 6.0L LS7 V8 producing 470 horses which would be downsized to 5.5L to comply with the engine displacement regulations.

Beginning its GT2 campaign in 2009 at Mid Ohio, the #3 car of Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell took 2nd in their first race and won the third race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, all despite competing in a new class with a new car.

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’s tune, recommended to us by tuning aficionado danbojte, features the second “Dream Car” to make it’s presence felt this week, Mazda’s own RX-7 LM Race Car. Made for racing in the 600PP range it’s possible to race the very best in this class range and should be a delight take around any location of your choosing.

Victory is the name of the game as usual and if it’s a deserving victory that you’e after then you’ll want to stop by and see the tune for yourself.

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.

GTPlanet Photomode Competitions 

In Week 137 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 137, Standard: Taming The Fox – Fuchsrohre – Prepare any vehicle available in your garage and take to any variation of the Nordschleife and do your absolute best to capture the excitement and perils of your descent into the Fox Hole.

Week 137, Advanced 2.0: Infinitus –  Here’s an in-depth explanation for this week’s challenge by Taiga:

They see cars as mere machines, transportation tools, metal boxes.
We see cars differently; in the form of beauty, marvel and plain awe.
Cars are beautiful, and there isn’t a word to describe it like you would do with women.
It’s just…beautiful, infinite beauty.
So for this week, I would like you to capture the pure beauty of a car, in it’s purest form without any action or overwhelming landscapes overpowering the machine.
Shoot something beautiful.

An example of what I’m looking for would be #1#2#3#4

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

Photomode images by chromatic9, MadMax86APXCaramel, and Fido_le_muet.

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  1. Jul. 14, 2:07pm

    Cheers for using my picture, gtplanet.

  2. Jul. 13, 7:28pm
    SZRT Ice

    That “speed video” (I know there is a more proper term for it, just can’t think of it now) was awesome man. One never really understand how much work goes in to photo shopping a picture like this! Epic work man!

    Speaking of “The music that we play”, I hope custom music makes an IMPROVED return for GT6 as it was missing from the Nissan GTA demo.

    • Jul. 14, 3:12am

      “Time lapse”

    • Jul. 14, 3:44am
      SZRT Ice

      Lol, thanks! It’s always the simple stuff.

    • Jul. 14, 1:13pm

      Isn’t it always? lol

  3. Jul. 13, 3:09am

    Maintainence notice posted for next week.

    • Jul. 13, 3:12am


  4. Jul. 12, 8:34pm

    I was surprised after playing the gt6 physics demo I can still play gt5. I thought it would be like gt4 to gt5 but it isnt to that extreme. But the graphics sure look dated in gt5. I was watching a video of gt5 and at first I thought this must be gt4 but it was gt5.

  5. Jul. 12, 8:05pm

    I gotta say, GT Academy was much better last year. It just seemed so much more epic and I know I for one felt so accomplished at the end after getting gold in 64 events that it felt like it merited its own reward (I think I said there should be another version of the Nissan Academy suit with gold writing). This year it just wasnt there for me and I don’t even feel like just doing the TT now that I’ve golded everything. I mean, I know it’s shorter because its a demo, but still, I wasnt really digging it. I was done with it after like 2 hours and there was nothing more for me there. At the same time, it’s made GT5 feel weirder because its a step down from the physics I just experienced. Idk, hope they at least give us some good awards for GT Academy this year, but I’m not really sure what I mean by that statement, lol. There aren’t really any Nissan’s that get me going beside an LMP2 car and idk what else they could give us other then a suit.

  6. Jul. 12, 2:26pm

    The C6.R should make the game (GT6) as a Race Mod. The GT3 version is a monster too. As for GT5, the Academy has ruined the game for me. I can not go back to driving GT5. December can’t get here fast enough. In fact, I am going to save for a different racing seat and maybe even a wheel. I am totally sold on GT6.

    • Jul. 12, 2:37pm

      I just want that livery maker. We know they’ll have the sweet GT3 cars, all I need is a livery maker so that I know for sure they it won’t be cars with all the same paint schemes as mine (pet peeve).

    • Jul. 12, 2:57pm

      Hear, hear on the livery editor. The only reason I play F4 is the paint. It’s ADDICTIVE. Too bad F4’s strange color shading makes it impossible to enjoy other player’s artwork when racing online. You just can’t see the details.

    • Jul. 12, 3:29pm

      That’s why I only played GT Academy once and then got rid of it. I knew it was going to ruin GT5 for me too. I’ve been playing GT5 a lot lately, but it just doesn’t feel the same.

    • Jul. 12, 7:54pm

      I’m same as you Husky. I know I still have another second or so I could gain on my Academy lap but I just don’t see the point when there is nothing else for me to do in the demo and I don’t want to feel like GT5 is a step down, even though after experiencing the bumps off track I know it will feel that way.

    • Jul. 14, 3:46am
      SZRT Ice

      Livery editor? Yes please.

  7. Jul. 12, 1:49pm

    New maintenance notice, by the way. Hope they fix the online problems.

  8. Jul. 12, 12:43pm

    Member of the Week segment updated with a special video and a short additional description.

  9. Jul. 12, 10:00am

    Thanks for sharing my work. I don’t deserve it.

    • Jul. 12, 11:30am

      Yes, you deserve it. Just look at how much work you put into that photo.

    • Jul. 12, 12:40pm

      Nice to see your work here !

    • Jul. 12, 12:52pm

      You really deserve it. Fantastic work , Max !

  10. Jul. 12, 9:48am

    i like the first picture! it looks real but the guys head looks like its falling(judging from were the helmet is)

    • Jul. 12, 11:11am

      no, it looks right to me. do you happen to be looking at the red passenger seat and mistook it for a helmet?

    • Jul. 14, 3:18am

      Left hand drive car, driver in black suit and helmet… Looks fine to me!!

    • Jul. 14, 8:04pm

      i dont know it looks kinda low

  11. Jul. 12, 7:08am
    The Stig Farmer

    “The music that we play”

    What song is this from?! It’s been bugging me all day >:(

    • Jul. 12, 11:20am

      Try Google? lol

    • Jul. 12, 12:29pm

      Blind Faith – Chase and Status Feat. Liam Bailey

    • Jul. 12, 1:52pm
      The Stig Farmer

      That’s it, cheers T12. DiRT 3 soundtrack FTW!

      @MisterSafeway I was on my fone at the time and had a pretty poor internet connection, it takes forever to load anything :P

  12. Jul. 12, 4:46am

    I’m mad about some GTP policies, and I never understood why people need to register GTP in front of the name… I think even sony dont like that much fake accounts… I will never create special account for GT or GTP, that is childish and ridiculous!!!!!!!

    PS. I would drive those events when I have free time…

    • Jul. 12, 5:04am

      And you choose to express your displeasure of it in the comments of this instead of taking it to the people that created it?

    • Jul. 12, 7:21am
      The Stig Farmer

      Wow he’s serious, look at those eight exclamation marks.

    • Jul. 12, 11:53am
      SZRT Ice

      I counted &. But what makes them “fake”? I have an account representing my team as do hundreds of thousands of others.

      Editors for certain websites (ign,psu), fans of anime/comics (Sasuke, Batman) etc. People are free to represent whatever they choose, and who are you to claim they’re childish? Why, that only makes you look…

  13. Jul. 12, 12:59am

    “Cars are beautiful, and there isn’t a word to describe it like you would do with women.”

    This site needs a gender equality policy.

    • Jul. 12, 1:05am

      There’s sexism on GTP?

      First i’ve heard of it.

    • Jul. 12, 2:14am

      Oh come on!

    • Jul. 12, 2:37am

      How is that sexist? If anything that’s more of a compliment to women – implying that there are many ways to acknowledge a woman’s beauty.

    • Jul. 12, 10:13am

      Hey Eran, if that’s your name, I don’t know any woman that would describe any man as ‘beautiful.’ However, there are many beautiful women out there I would like to put my foot into and/or beat the breaks off of. LOL, thats sounds a little rough. But thats how I drive and I got plenty of citations to show for it ;)

      Anywho, if there was a work of art done by a female of ‘beauty in masculinity…’, well I wouldn’t find that very interesting at all.

      ‘This is a Man’s World’, sung by the godfather of soul, comes to mind. No matter how unfortunate it is, we all find ourselves in a place that we don’t belong if we live long enough. Hope you find yours.

    • Jul. 12, 1:01pm

      @ HarVee: It’s sexism because it builds on the idea that women are reduced to bodies, beauty and passive objects which implies that:

      1. The female body is owned by the male view;
      2. If the woman doesn’t live up to the contemporary ideals of beauty, it’s going to be a problem for her;
      3. The woman shouldn’t really do anything, especially nothing that contradicts the contemporary ideals of beauty, such as playing football or racing cars;
      4. The subjects in the society are men.

      @ infamousphil: Your comment only proves my point.

    • Jul. 12, 1:41pm

      Lol, don’t touch it Harvee. Men only need to make sense ;) chuckles

    • Jul. 12, 2:38pm

      Lol, the replies to this comment

    • Jul. 13, 5:29am

      @eran0004 – If a female had said those words, would it still be sexist?

      Re point 3:- Women DO play football and they DO race cars and it is men that made these things happen!!

      And something extra for you to dwell upon – Women are, actually, more sexist than men!

      @infamousphil – The song to which you are referring is called “It’s a man’s man’s man’s world” and has been covered by Christina Aguilera, Etta James, Renee Geyer, Leela James, Nina Simone, Rosie O’Sullivan (Britain’s Got Talent) and Karise Eden (The Voice, Australia)! It as been covered by men too, but I thought the female covers were more fitting to this line of conversation!

  14. Jul. 12, 12:55am

    Completely agree that the Demo gets a little stale after a while, but is a great sign of things to come with GT6. The steering with a controller is much improved, and handling physics are more realistic. Some might say it’s too easy to drive, but in my real world experience, track driving at 95% is pretty darned easy after you learn how to do it. Can’t wait for the full game!

    • Jul. 12, 2:15am

      I find it much harder than GT5!??

    • Jul. 12, 6:51am

      As do I. I find it a lot more challenging with the DS3 than GT5 is. The new physics took several hours for me to adjust to :P

  15. Jul. 12, 12:38am


  16. Jul. 12, 12:35am

    I forgot to mention this right away, but if anyone knows of a better picture for the RX-7 LM race car, my inbox is open.

    • Jul. 12, 1:57pm

      oh man I’ve got an awesome one. Drifting the corkscrew at Laguna Seca. I’ll see if I can upload/send it this weekend…

  17. Jul. 12, 12:33am

    That C6.R…

  18. Jul. 12, 12:33am

    nice. :)

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