GTPlanet Weekly Rewind: The One That Snuck Up On Me

January 25th, 2013 by Michael Leary

As of today’s posting the GTP Rewind is three months old, quite the achievement for a weekly dose of what’s been happening in the community at large here at GTPlanet. I know you’re staring at the Lexus image above not paying a single solitary thought to what I’m saying right now, so allow me to quell any further thoughts regarding the image: that Lexus, the 2014 IS-F, is an edit and a shockingly fantastic one at that.

2013 has already been particularly good to me and it’s only going to get better beginning next month as a slew of new game titles are due to hit the shelves, and I’ve been contemplating how best to go about dividing my attention and time between the myriad of games I’ll be playing and the other hobbies I’ve adopted over time. Why can’t money grow on trees?

Perish the thought. And now Connie with the latest news!

GTPlanet Picture of the Week

This week’s picture comes to us courtesy of Sergey and features the S15 Silvia, clad in white, throttling down one of the straights at Trial Mountain in a masterful edit that makes me want to jump in my virtual Silvia and start snapping away.

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.

GT vs. Real Life: Switzerland

GTPlanet member true_kiat took a trip to Switzerland a while back and returned with plenty of photographs comparing GT’s tracks and photo travel locales, both old and new alike, to the real things and the results are—well you’ll see for yourself shortly.

Comparing the new photo travel locations, Luzern’s Chapel Bridge and Bern’s Marketgasse shows just how meticulous PD can be when it comes to outright detail; of course nothing can replace seeing these locations in the real world, but for a long distance portal to locations you may be unable to visit for yourself it’s always best that they’re as realistically portrayed as possible.

Another location that came up was Grindelwald, an old time favorite featured in GT2. Going past Grindelwald you’ll find the Bernese Alps featured in Forza Motorsport 4, and right in-between Grindelwald and the Bernese Alps lies Eiger Nordwand – a track that was, to my recollection, first introduced in Gran Turismo HD.

Be certain to stop by the thread here for more pictures and comparisons.

GTPlanet Community Unofficially Stomps out 2.10 Bug

Reported only yesterday is the unofficial solution for the 2.10 looping bug some members appear to have. The process may be lengthy, but in lieu of an official fix from PD should one come forth, if you’re having this problem it’s worth a shot to get your game back into it’s normal functioning ways.

GTPlanet Vehicle of the Week

This week’s featured vehicle was the last hoorah before being superseded by the Aventador, of course I’m referring to the one and only Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV, recommended once again by our very own QuikSlvr223. The SuperVeloce (“Super Fast” when translated into English) is more powerful, lighter and faster than the base LP 640 and was confined to a limited run of only 350 models.

Of course the SV features more than just brute power in a lighter package, it also features an extensively redesigned front and rear end, the iconic and perhaps revolutionary engine cover and a choice of two aerodynamic setups featuring either a small or large rear spoiler. Everything about the last Murciélago shouts “full potential”.

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, once again courtesy of our very own praiano63 of Praiano’s Tunes, features the 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition and fits in right at home on tracks such as Deep Forest Raceway, Trial Mountain, Laguna Seca and of course, the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The tune itself is poised for events demanding a 600PP rocket, but is more than comfortable at being detumed for those events demanding the same rocket but at 580PP with Sports/Medium tires.

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 113 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 113, Standard: Daytona 24 Hours – It’s time for an endurance race at Daytona Speedway or anywhere else on the Floridian East Coast, and since then GT has yet to feature Daytona Prototypes you’ll have to make due with the next best thing: Le Mans Prototypes; of course GT does have it’s fair share of GT-class racers so there’s no issues to be had there. As usual, take advantage of the surrounding environment and show off some endurance style!

Week 113, Advanced 2.0: Standing Out – This should be easy, right? Take your favorite vehicle to any track featured in the game and make sure it sticks out like the sorest of sore thumbs. What does that mean you ask? For example, your lime green BRZ in a field of black R33 GT-R’s. Of course it doesn’t just apply to colors, it could be a full-fledged racing monster (such as the Zonda R) in a field full of Kei cars – if that’s not sticking out, then I don’t know what is!

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

Closing Thoughts

Apologies for the late arrival of the Rewind this week compared to the much earlier schedule I’ve set up over the past couple of weeks but I was suffering a bit of writer’s block so I called it a night and now here we are – a page full of content just as any week before it. For those of you familiar with REV, the second issue is due sometime soon and will feature plenty of goodies to cause a shock-induced coma. If you’re not familiar with REV then I would suggest you give it a read here or here for the Issuu Edition.

Until next week keep racing!

GT5 Photomode image by Spark_GTP and StrayShadow.

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  1. Jan. 29, 10:33pm

    They should just make a separate game for bikes. Wait they did. It was called and still is called Tourist Trophy. Bring that game back don’t know why Polyphony abandoned that game by just releasing it on the PS2 and not make a series out of it.

  2. Jan. 29, 3:22pm

    I think that they need to add motorcycles, like hayabusas ninja that sort of thing

  3. Jan. 28, 2:15pm

    I sure do miss Grindelwald a lot. : ( I wonder if it will return in GT6, but won’t get my hopes up for it but will love it back. Anyhow, love that Lexus btw, looks sick and seem like it was in GT5. This rewind was pure awesome. :D Sweet rewind T-12. :)

  4. Jan. 27, 5:14pm

    So the zonda is if only we could get that in the game and I can beat the stig….loving the seasonal’s bye the way…

  5. Jan. 27, 7:43am

    I like eiger but i really miss grindlewald. It was great fun witlow power front wheel drive cars

    • Jan. 27, 7:44am

      *with low

    • Jan. 27, 1:33pm

      Yeah, miss that circuit too, along with Red Rock.

    • Jan. 28, 12:40pm

      I think Grindewald is better than Eiger and Red Rock is a thousand times better than High Speed Ring. Wish they would’ve dropped high speed ring and redesigned grindewald. Although I do love the eiger rally tracks and its probably the prettiest track I’ve raced on in a game/sim

  6. Jan. 27, 4:27am

    Latest GTR is best at 620 PP

  7. Jan. 26, 10:30pm
    euros only

    So has the game breaking bug been fixed yet by the company? I don’t give them my money for broken games you know.

    • Jan. 27, 7:06am

      No there has been no official update to fix the bug yet, i don’t think they are going to fix it. Not enough people affected by it

    • Jan. 28, 12:41pm

      It’s not broken. Just quit the game and restart it. It works everytime. Or are you really that lazy? It happened to me once and hasn’t happened again, it’s not broken. Most people aren’t having any trouble at all.

  8. Jan. 26, 10:29pm

    I thought the IS-F was new DLC, but now I’m sad. :lol:

  9. Jan. 26, 3:24pm
    Scuderia Paul

    Amazing edit with the new Lexus IS F-Sport. It’s not the IS-F as many seem to think. I think it looks fantastic, unless it’s white which doesn’t flatter the lines, and I for one am delighted to see Lexus has become more adventurous in its styling. This would be my choice from the usual rivals of 3-Series, C-Class and A4. Great job Lexus!

    • Jan. 26, 5:22pm


    • Jan. 27, 7:15am

      Yeah, i don’t like the looks but it will be a quality car, lexus build quality is just as good as anything the germans offer

    • Jan. 27, 9:25am
      Pit Crew

      Ironically it may share the same transmission as the C7 Stingray Corvette

    • Jan. 28, 3:15am

      This may be the wrong forum but do we know that these cars are only as good as PD has programmed them to be? I have to get over PD’s preferential treatments quite often.

      Nice Photoshop… Any appreciation for non-altered photo shoots? Lol… That car s’not even in the game!

  10. Jan. 26, 6:31am

    Hmm, that photo of Eiger shows up the Polyphony model as not quite being accurate.

    It seems that in the photo there’s a little bit extra space at the foot of the mountain just above the top-most of the two parallel roads. The real Eiger seems slightly taller and slightly more distant from the buildings for it. It would have been nice had Polyphony included the other side roads and train as well.

    Would be nice to see these improvements in GT6.

    • Jan. 26, 6:36am

      * a moving train…

      The train that is in GT5 at Eiger seems static.

    • Jan. 26, 10:28am

      The part that is grass on the photo (between the foot of the mountain and the parallel roads) is simply grey/rock in the model, apart from that it’s pretty accurate. The size and distance of the mountain is probably because of the different angles and fields of view in the different pictures, hard to really tell a difference out of that.

    • Jan. 28, 12:43pm

      Both of those pictures are at very different angles. There’s no way you couldn’t realize that, so you’ve pretty much just came up with a dumb excuse to talk crap about GT5.

  11. Jan. 26, 5:25am

    epsxe FTW load up the GT2 Rom and enjoy!!!

  12. Jan. 26, 4:47am

    So many great images WITH gt5 shots and the one that makes the front page is a real car shot in a gt5 background…
    I love this GTP WR but the choices to the shots usually are wierd…

    • Jan. 26, 7:40am

      I don’t see what’s weird about it at all, but if that’s your opinion then perhaps you should take the initiative and recommend images to use.

    • Jan. 27, 7:09am

      Everyone is entitled to their opinion theres really no need to get shirty because you disagree with someone.

    • Jan. 27, 7:24am

      Sorry, once again i posted the above reply in the wrong place. Terronium-12 the above comment is not aimed at you. Apologies. The photo of the lexus is a stunning edit

  13. Jan. 26, 4:42am

    New Lexus IS F 2014? WILL dLC?

    • Jan. 26, 8:20am

      No, it’s a edit.

  14. Jan. 25, 10:49pm

    After seeing that photo of GT2, this has me hankering to start up a brand new save in that game once more to enjoy the delights of the old GT games gone past. Loved that Game, My Favorite Game! That lexus photo is just epic win, thought it was the 5 door for DLC or something, lol.

  15. Jan. 25, 8:10pm

    Wow, I thought the new Lexus was a new DLC from the first picture. Looks fantastic!

  16. Jan. 25, 6:40pm

    Amazing edit on that Lexus
    As soon I hit the News page and seen that picture I thought about new DLC confirmed, but oh well, still looks great.

    • Jan. 25, 7:15pm


    • Jan. 26, 11:26am


  17. Jan. 25, 6:11pm

    I saw Elpresador drive on Switzerland today. He didn’t so good.. but it’s hilarious!

    • Jan. 26, 7:14am
      Killa Aaron

      yeah, in a Zonda R, he can’t drive lol.

    • Jan. 28, 12:45pm


      Yea, plus he was in arcade mode lol He’ll figure things out, he said he was really into GT4 back in the day.

  18. Jan. 25, 6:02pm

    Nice write up. I was entertained and educated at the same time.

  19. Jan. 25, 5:55pm

    There is now was we got 2014 IS-F yet. Nice photo shop work though. I see a change in the tunes also nice work P.

    • Jan. 25, 10:35pm

      Man I couldn’t type today.

    • Jan. 26, 7:09pm


  20. Jan. 25, 5:38pm
    Nissan Lover

    I wish we had the 2014 Lexus IS-F. Would be nice to see a new car that isn’t a GT-R.

    • Jan. 25, 5:44pm

      Except that car doesn’t exist yet…

    • Jan. 25, 5:51pm

      that lexus isnot nice, the “open mouth” grille only works on audis. On the lexus it just looks silly but hey, that’s just my opinion. we need some old school cars in GT like RS Turbos, cosworths and some ’90s 16 valve vauxhalls (astra GTE 16v, Calibra etc…) I guess i’m just dreaming again

    • Jan. 25, 7:27pm

      would be Nice

    • Jan. 25, 7:29pm

      would b Nice

    • Jan. 25, 7:29pm

      @R16 in the same way that a C7 vette doesn’t exist yet. Or better yet, a Redbull x2011…. It still made it’s way into the game.

    • Jan. 25, 7:30pm

      yhea but i dont see Italie happening buddy

    • Jan. 25, 7:31pm

      it happening srry

    • Jan. 25, 7:46pm

      @ Motortrend: Ah, but the C7 does exist. The 2014 IS-F doesn’t exist at all yet. Hell they just barely showed the new IS. You’re looking at 2015 at the earliest if Lexus even makes one…

    • Jan. 27, 8:52pm

      Idk it seems to me that Lexus is just trying really hard to copy Audi. Personally I take the Audi

    • Jan. 27, 8:56pm

      I kind of want the 2013 Car of the Year added to the game, the Cadillac ATS. I sat in it and checked it out at the Detroit Auto Show the other day and I can honestly say it was the nicest car to sit in, of the ones they let you in. Better then any of the BMW’s or Mercedes and such. One of the Jaguars was surprisingly really nice to and it was a close second, but the ATS is a nice car. Hell, it has magnetic-suspension, which is the suspension that Ferrari is borrowing from Cadillac because its that good!

    • Jan. 29, 2:05pm
      Pit Crew

      @R1600Turbo Well they (Lexus/Toyota) are testing a car at the “Ring” most feel is the 2014 IS-F. Engineers went through alot of trouble to disguise Something.

      It Exists. not as a Production car obviously.

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