Historic Cars Featured in Latest GT5 Time & Drift Trial Events


The latest Seasonal Events are now available in Gran Turismo 5, featuring a series of two racing events exclusive to historic cars of the 1960’s with no more than 400PP and no more than Comfort/Medium compounds for this week’s time trial..

This week’s challenges are as follows:

Time Trial No. 73

  • 400PP Historic Cars: Autumn Ring Time Trial
    Period of Availability: 2013/10/17 04:00 – 2013/10/31 03:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000

Drift Trial No. 73

  • 1960’s Rear Wheel Drive Nürburgring Type V Drift Trial
    Period of Availability: 2013/10/17 04:00 – 2013/10/31 03:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000

As always, stop by our GT5 Seasonal Events forum for more analysis and discussion.

GT5 Photomode image by Metalsun.

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Comments (43)

  1. Metalsun

    It makes me smile knowing that it’s not quite clear for some of you guys, whether the cover photo above is a photo or edit or not GT5. I tried very hard to replicate the actual historical photo…and it works. All the cars are the same car, the middle and bottom cars I later added to the GT5 photo. I paid close attention to the details to get things right and in Photoshop CS6 I edited and put it all together, finishing it off with an aged color image. You could read additional information about this image here( http://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showthread.php?p=8750506#post8750506) and see more of my edits in my gtplanet gallery (http://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showthread.php?t=285324).

  2. Gwenbors

    Dear god… I’m all for the extra-challenge of the comfort tires, but how is it even possible that they’re this bad… I’m roasting the rears with 115 hp… That’s BS…


      I’m all for the challenge also and love drifting on comfort tires, but honestly how many races in real life are run on comfort tires? The speed world challenge is run on street tires but I think it would be equilivent to street softs on GT. I know the SCCA will allow you to run on street tires, but don’t expect to win any events. Almost every race that I watch has been run on racing tires!


      Comfort tires are the tires that your grandma has on her ford crown Victoria. They are all season tires that you probably have on your daily driver. They are for “comfort.” To me they aren’t for racing, just drifting. I do understand that on GT if you are using a car under 5 or 400 pp then you use a lesser tire to make it more challenging. I get that. Most of the racing I do on GT involves race cars so I use racing hards or racing mediums. I usually only use street cars for drifting on GT. Thats just me. IMO racing is for race cars and drifting is for street cars, but that’s just my 2 cents.

    3. Quakebass

      I thought GT5’s tires were always unrealistically grippy, and that comforts were actually more accurate…?

    4. Quakebass

      Wow, botched my grammar there… I thought even racing hards were more grippy than most racing compounds, and WAY more durable… I remember people claiming that sports tires were closer to racing-level, and comfort closer to sport level, so there never really WAS a “comfort” grade tire…

    5. Pit Crew

      Turn down the LSD, and throttle steer less aggressively. Sometimes upshifting to the next highest gear will offset excessive torque steer but depends on whether you use manual transmission or not, and of course technique.

    6. Swagger897


      I honestly don’t see why people complain so much about the tires and their grip. If you punch the gas too hard, with a real finesse lsd with a proper tune, you’re most likely to snap the rear out. My only complaint its the degradation of the tires. I should be able to put on a set of racing slicks on my R10, and do three stints on them (36 laps at least).

      I don’t think they are unrealistic, because I have never been able to achieve times at Le Mans at a constant rate around 3’26” for a few stints.. always have to pit every 8-10 laps.

      However, not many of its can say they are unrealistic, because how many of us have actually put a set of slicks on our everyday cars?? Unless you got some sort of proof to back it up, I’m going to have to assume you’re bluffing..

      Sure it’s a challenge putting harder compound tires on, but just driving the cars you like with those on and enjoy the day that this is what you live doing. To race. To challenge yourself to be better. To show off but not brag. To have fun.To me that’s what this game does for me. It’s another world where I can be as serious as I want, yet as competitive as I can.

    7. Johnnypenso

      With a wheel it’s not hard to get used to lower grip tires. The top legit time at the moment and a perennial to finisher uses a DS3 so it can be done. You just have to unlearn all the bad habits you learned on RS tires. Don’t just mash the throttle whenever you feel like it, roll it on as necessary. Don’t wait until the apex to brake like you do with RS tires, start braking around where the rubber is on the tarmac entering the corner. Be gentle with your steering inputs because you’ll upset the car if you are sawing the wheel/stick from side to side. In other words, drive it like a real car and not a videogame.

  3. TomBrady

    Comfort mediums, that’s awesome. Noobs probably won’t even try to do this one but the ones who do may finally learn that you’re not meant to use Racing soft tires 24/7 like noobs do online. I really hope that crap will stop with GT6. Racing soft should not be the default tire. It makes GT5 feel like a joke. GT5 isn’t fun when it feels unrealistic like that. I wish more people would realize that.

    1. LancerEvo7

      Everyone has their own concept of fun. Some people enjoy putting unrealistically grippy tires on and seeing how fast they can go.

    2. Progress823

      I agree with you, Tom; especially on cars below 550pp. I went into a room earlier and everyone was on their R3’s but the room pp was set to 505. I understand if you are driving a full on race car like an LMP with R3’s (even then, it’s just a qualifying tyre, the endurance race tire is somewhere between an S3 and R1), but not a damn Focus ST at 494pp.

    3. sepulturite

      TomBrady it’s each to their own, here’s an idea for you, if you don’t like that people are running on racing tyres in a lobby then leave it! It’s not rocket science. I enjoy racing on both racing tyres and sports, it doesn’t mean I’m a noob, it’s just what I prefer. So don’t go calling everyone that runs those tyres a noob, it’s nothing to do with you what way they run they’re lobbies.

    4. Johnnypenso

      To each his own of course, but for me that is the biggest drawback to GT online, the massive overuse of racing tires. I don’t find it fun or challenging to put what are basically F1 qualifying type tires on street cars with 3, 4, 500 hp. I think it really makes a mockery of the whole “real driving simulator” motto PD uses. That’s at least one of the things I enjoy about the TT’s is they usually have lower grip tires and are more fun to drive. If they all had racing tires I’d just show up and do one lap, take the money and run.

    5. sepulturite

      Yeh I agree with you Johnnypenso, but I don’t think people should be criticised and be called a noob the way tombrady did just because they like a particular way of racing. I like racing sports tyres on road cars too, but I’m just not a fan of comfort tyres, that’s my preference so that’s the way I run my lobby.

    6. Johnnypenso

      ^^Unless someone is outrageously offensive and “noob” is nowhere near that, I prefer to comment on someone’s overall message and what I believe their intent to be. There’s far too much nitpicking at individual words and phrases on the internet to the point where sometimes that’s all anything ends up being about, and the overall message someone is trying to convey is lost. The massive overuse of RS tires to the point where you often can’t find a circuit racing lobby in the entire world on anything harder than Sports Softs makes the game more “arcade” than “simulation” in reality.

  4. Ferraridriver27

    The picture is a very nice recreation of the ’67 daytona race. Hope PD will include one of Ferraris 250 Models in GT6

    1. Pit Crew

      Agreed, good replay value too. Should the upcoming maintenance purge the Hack car times, it’ll be worth it, for next 2 weeks IMO.

    1. infamousphil

      BTW must thank Louis Galanos and/or Don Anderson for the original. Hope I’m not in some copywriting violation.

  5. Mr C5 Z06 Vette

    Sounds fun cant wait but why are we limited to 400 preformance pts I have a daihatsu sh** box with more pp and it sucks

    1. eran0004

      Let me guess, you’re driving your Daihatsu with racing soft tyres?

      Try an FR car with comfort tyres and it’ll be an entirely different story.

    2. Mr C5 Z06 Vette

      I don’t actually have an fr on mr sports car to use unless my trusty dome zero(wannabe lambo countach) still has 398pp

    3. Pit Crew

      Really well the Chevy family of coupes is great fully stock and some subtraction of HP if you want to just jump in.

    4. Mr C5 Z06 Vette

      Of course why didn’t I think of a chevy they are only the best cars humankind has ever created.
      Facepalm :| thanks:)

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