Honda Civic Featured in Latest GT5 Seasonal Events

November 7th, 2012 by Jordan Greer

A new batch of A-Spec Seasonal Events are now available in Gran Turismo 5, featuring Honda’s iconic Civic. Cars may have no more than 415pp and tires can be no better than Comfort/Soft.

  • Tsukuba Circuit /5 Laps
    1st: Cr.193,300  2nd: Cr.106,315  3rd: Cr.77,320
  • Autumn Ring /7 Laps
    1st: Cr.159,000  2nd: Cr.87,450  3rd: Cr.63,600
  • Trial Mountain Circuit /5 Laps
    1st: Cr.213,100  2nd: Cr.117,205  3rd: Cr.85,240
  • Clubman Stage Route 5 Reverse /5 Laps
    1st: Cr.179,800  2nd: Cr.98,890  3rd: Cr.71,920
  • Eifel (Kart) 108A /5 Laps
    1st: Cr.254,300  2nd: Cr.139,865  3rd: Cr.101,720

Note that the game’s Performance Difference Bonus is in effect, so cars with lower performance point values will offer players the opportunity to earn greater rewards. As always, stop by our GT5 Seasonal Events forum for more analysis and discussion.

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  1. Nov. 29, 8:26am

    Bunch of cry babies up in here!

  2. Nov. 14, 11:18am

    WHEN WE CAN DRIVE REAL RACE??? First car start race half on the track,this sucks! Very stupid idea…

  3. Nov. 12, 3:43am
    euros only

    Look at that, a 3rd Honda seasonal event. They’re running out of ideas at this point.

  4. Nov. 11, 2:04pm

    They need a drift car or d1 event withcomfort soft or less. That would be epic

    • Nov. 11, 3:08pm
      Pit Crew

      That D1 drift event has just been done.


  5. Nov. 11, 7:37am

    Seasonal event is about chasing the cars infront…borringg………..

    • Nov. 21, 10:45pm
      proud aussie

      thats what rcing is about

  6. Nov. 11, 2:45am

    Doing kart and fell asleep on the last lap halfway trough the last long right hander – won. Woken by the sounds of a collision from behind as 2nd and 3rd rear ended me.

    Now just have to do Autumn Ring and SS5.

    • Nov. 11, 8:30am

      PD is not doing a good job with the seasonals if people are literally falling asleep during the events.

  7. Nov. 10, 6:12pm

    I used the ’08 Type R with suspension set up from Spoon as seen in VTEC CLUB HOTVERSION VOL.08. That is all.

    • Nov. 11, 6:27am


      Where did get that setup from the spon crx? I can’t find it in the video..

    • Nov. 11, 6:27am


    • Nov. 11, 6:28am

      Now I get it. The setup is from the in-game Spoon Crx..

  8. Nov. 10, 5:08pm

    The PD sasonal events responsible for these events might be stupid for sure! Civics with normal tires in kart track?!? C’mon! This is difficult of fun?!?! I just not goning to lose my time on this #$&%!

  9. Nov. 9, 2:17pm

    Why are these new seasonal events so difficult anymore? I can’t do much of anything. I DID win the past two races (Supercar Festival and French Championship as of who’s prize car I am in love with).

    • Nov. 9, 2:27pm

      Use the Premium EK RM if you want to win.

    • Nov. 9, 2:29pm

      How the heck am I supposed to control that monster with road tires? (Insert illegal laughter here)

    • Nov. 10, 11:18pm

      premium Civic Type R EK ’97 worked for me well…you can also switch skid recovery on it might be helpful :)

  10. Nov. 9, 12:23pm

    Sorry PD, I’m not complaining but I don’t use FWD cars much but I do have a 90s group of FFs that I would have loved to use there. I don’t share your enthusiasm for Honda famed hatchbackAllowing us to use the

    • Nov. 9, 12:38pm

      Fat fingers!!!! I don’t share your enthusiasm for Honda’s famed hatchback series but I would have enjoyed piloting 415pp Mitsu’s FTO or Eclipse, Peugot’s 206s and many of the other FF’s you have blessed us with. Your narrow mindedness has again left the rest of us putting off fresh new GT enjoyment. If any of you reading this agree please look me up at HighPerformanceStreet.

    • Nov. 9, 1:39pm
      Both Barrels

      The thing is, we just had an FF joint not too long ago. It was a good one for sorting the rubbish FFs from the good ones, especially the Cape Ring Outside, where a win could be secured with a car a full hundred points below the allowed PP. I earned over 1.7m cr with the right starting grid. BTW, love the Peugots too, and don’t forget the Protege and the Sunfire GPX.

  11. Nov. 9, 11:43am

    I’m so very very Sorry all – But GT5 can’t make me Happy anymore ‘ Piv Snift crying a little bit – But thankfully I’ve got other race Games like Project Cars – Shift 2 – To raise the Happiness level :o)

    • Nov. 9, 11:52am

      Shift 2 makes you happy Wtf? I mean I understand Project Cars or Forza but Shift 2? Wow…

    • Nov. 9, 11:56am

      I would be playing Shift 2 today if it weren’t for the input lag.

    • Nov. 10, 12:43pm

      ^ I’d say that’s my biggest problem, among hundreds of others. I’ve actually counted how long it takes for a button press to make an action – about .5 – .7 SECONDS. Seriously?

  12. Nov. 9, 8:18am

    Yeah, not that imaginative but a challenge. Used a fully stock 01 EP CM tires all aids off w/no abs. Not my favorite drivetrain for sure. Hopefully they’ll get more interesting combos going soon but this is a good addition for Civic fans. Maybe this will lead to more one make combos.

  13. Nov. 9, 7:49am

    tkx PD for this great seasonal event.

    • Nov. 9, 1:49pm
      HKS racer


      “He is not serious”.

    • Nov. 9, 2:52pm


  14. Nov. 9, 5:49am

    Ok, given the last few seasonals, I think this one isn’t quite so bad. But, how about a proper challange? A few month’s ago, we had a rather challenging one, in B-spec, at La Sarthe of 10 laps with weather and time progress. How about something like that in A-spec? Like, 20 laps with serious rain and night driving in a proper track? The prize could be something like an exclusive livery car, or better yet, a new car coming to the game. Even a championship with a few races, like we had in previous GT’s, would be refreshing at this point.

    • Nov. 9, 9:33am

      That’s a pretty good idea but the thing is, it looks like PD doesn’t care.

    • Nov. 9, 3:21pm

      ^^^ I have been looking for a seasonal like that for almost two years…..nothing of the sort. WTF PD….f**k civics on Tsukuba.

  15. Nov. 9, 3:25am


  16. Nov. 9, 2:20am

    Gave up a while ago, I’m real busy now blazing down the roads of Colorado in an FXX Kaz, call me when you get something new :-)

    • Nov. 9, 2:20pm

      You actually own one of those?!? I’m offically jealous of you.

    • Nov. 9, 2:47pm

      no hes not. lie lie lie

    • Nov. 10, 9:55am

      Forza Horizon

    • Nov. 10, 12:13pm

      Sorry if I misled, HKSBro92 is correct, I was talking about Forza Horizon, big fun too.

    • Nov. 10, 6:04pm

      lol Even if he did own a FXX, he could only drive it when Ferrari say he could.

  17. Nov. 8, 8:59pm


    • Nov. 9, 6:00am


  18. Nov. 8, 8:55pm

    Kazunori Yamauchi- “I think the online team has a very difficult job, because within the resources GT5 has they have to come up with something different every time.”

    PD satff: “Quick, it’s the night before the new seasonal and we’ve been spending most of our time trying to fix the sound on the HSV for last 18 days. Hmm…What might the GT5 players like? Wel, we’re Japanese, so let’s make sure it’s a JDM car. How about a Prius? No. A Lancer? Maybe. No! A Civic! Something new and exciting! We did it! Kaz, master, do you approve? Kaz? You awake? Oh, ok, you’re busy racing and promoting Nissan!”

    • Nov. 9, 3:10am

      Haha epic!

    • Nov. 9, 4:19am
      Escort mk1 yum

      Hahaha love it

    • Nov. 9, 4:45am



    • Nov. 9, 11:38am

      Word M8 – Lmao :o)

    • Nov. 9, 11:43am

      I’m so very very Sorry all – But GT5 can’t make me Happy anymore ‘ Piv Snift crying a little bit – But thankfully I’ve got other race Games like Project Cars – Shift 2 – To raise the Happiness level :o)


    • Nov. 17, 9:52am
      light driver

      Super comment. You tok the words right out of my mouth. LOL and so true

  19. Nov. 8, 8:46pm

    ^Not much imagination is correct.

  20. Nov. 8, 8:34pm

    Seasonal that use weather? Seasonals that uses day to night transition? Seasonal that uses pit stops? Seasonal that uses tire strategy? Seasonals that use imagination?


    • Nov. 9, 1:24am

      +*large number*

    • Nov. 9, 4:36pm

      2nd that !

    • Nov. 10, 8:13pm

      Sad but true.

      The organizers of the fantastic online events of this site would do a much better job

  21. Nov. 8, 6:26pm

    Got over 800,000 Credits from Trial Mountain with a 377PP Civic EG which was fun. I reckon it’s doable at less too. The other battles were a bit tougher, however.

    • Nov. 9, 2:23pm

      That’s the easy one. Just cut the final turn, and you should have easy money! (Place illegal tongue in cheek smiley here.)

  22. Nov. 8, 3:13pm

    When I saw 415pp Civic I thought these would be crap. How wrong I was! THESE WERE BRILLIANT! They’re fun, taxing and required lots of fast driving. Managed 4 out of 5 fine, with some exciting overtaking on the last lap. But then there was SS5. It took AGES, I just had to keep improving every try and after loads of tries I did it! What a BRILLIANT series of races these were, just BRILLIANT. Keep this standard up and there’ll be LOADS less people on here complaining, including me. BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT I can’t say it enough!

    • Nov. 8, 3:23pm
      Both Barrels

      Well said. I haven’t driven with my hands upside down so much in a while ( Autumn Ring ). Thoroughly enjoyed it as well. On the Clubman SS5 I railroaded the 2nd place driver into the pit wall on the last turn and looked in my rear-view just in time to see his bumper separate as his rear end lifted off the ground followed by the next car plowing into him. I LOL’d all the way across the finish

    • Nov. 8, 8:00pm

      soooo boring event :(

  23. Nov. 8, 1:39pm

    PD, just make these seasonals also available as offline dowloadable content, you can offload your servers this way, and have more resources available for more immersion for real online activity.

    • Nov. 8, 1:40pm

      and don’t censor the word grasshopper, Sony.

    • Nov. 8, 2:20pm

      They shouldn’t censor any words, to be honest.

    • Nov. 8, 2:53pm

      Well I can understand why they censor certain words. They want GT5 to be a game for all ages. What they should do is have a graphic content enabler/disabler. So if you want to view vulgar words online or put alcaholic/drug references on your car, you can choose. Such as the Coors Light sticker on the NASCARs and the Marlboro sticker on the Mitsubishi Evo Rally Car and Peugeot 205 Rally Car. This could also be why PD hasn’t added a livery editor in GT5. PD doesn’t trust people putting bad language on their cars

    • Nov. 8, 2:55pm

      they also filter the word filter and filtering!

    • Nov. 8, 3:14pm

      they censored the word “whip”

    • Nov. 8, 3:49pm

      Well whip Could have a sexual meaning. Boy, PD has a kinky mind

    • Nov. 8, 6:52pm

      Rofl, the replies to this comment are completely off-topic.

      I think that it is an amazing idea to offer seasonal events as free DLC from the PSN. It means that people can continue to play them when they are offline, and the download would be so absolutely tiny (probably a few KB) that the downlad would be basically instant anyway.

    • Nov. 8, 11:05pm

      Well they wouldn’t need to worry about text really, they could just give us a bunch of sponors decals and like a million base layouts to spray. Honestly they just haven’t dome it yet because its alot of work to code.

    • Nov. 8, 11:14pm

      Or they could give us the pre-loaded livery such as a Nissan Silvia S13 F&F: Tokyo drift livery.

  24. Nov. 8, 12:26pm

    I guess it’s so hard to come up with something new, that they just give up and recycle last years seasonal (Wiskey Tango Foxtrot, whiskey tango foxtrot)..

    Must be a Glitch in the Matrix??

  25. Nov. 8, 11:46am
    Super Novi

    The lies…
    THE LIES!!!!

    • Nov. 8, 12:14pm

      The horror…
      THE HORROR!!!!

  26. Nov. 8, 11:26am

    Insert GT5 game disc. Do 5 races. Win ticket. Save game. Eject disc. Insert another game. Repeat every 2 weeks.

    • Nov. 8, 10:20pm
      GT5 Level 41

      Pretty much. Add a few races to that every two weeks if something catches my eye in the online dealership.

    • Nov. 9, 2:03pm

      Insert GT5 game disc. Do 2 races. Gets bored. Does donuts in 1,000 horsepower Viper ACR for 10 minutes. Ejects disc. Insert another game

  27. Nov. 8, 10:26am

    We need a Caterham 7 seasonal event. Somebody please bombard, nay harass Kaz’s twitter demanding it.

    If they’re gonna do one model races, they should use oddball stuff like caterham 7, r390 road car, NSX-R Concept LM Road Car, chrysler prowler,Tommy Kaira ZZII, bugatti veyron, spyker C8, ruf yellow bird, GSX-R/4, any of the SEMA award winner cars, etc.

    I don’t know why they shy away from those cars, probably because they’re standard but the Cat 7, prowler, and GSX-R/4 have cockpits that are good enough, why not use them

    • Nov. 8, 1:59pm
      HKS racer

      They don’t use these cars because in their opinion doing the same lame events again and again it’s FUN -.-

      That’s the problem with Kaz and PD. They have a completely different taste than us.

  28. Nov. 8, 9:52am

    Oh look! An event we had already! Thanks Kaz and the PD online team for their hard work and continued efforts to bring us NEW and ORIGINAL events every week!

    Difficult job my ***.

    • Nov. 8, 10:21am
      GT5 Level 41

      So true. Thanks for posting my thoughts exactly. Bring on the old Ferrari event already!

    • Nov. 8, 10:24am

      they all are kind the same… or similar with different cars..

    • Nov. 9, 2:27pm

      Yes, there was a civic race prior to this one. Lack of creativity much??

  29. Nov. 8, 8:05am

    Vtech power woooohh

    • Nov. 8, 10:18am
      HKS racer


    • Nov. 8, 2:19pm


    • Nov. 8, 6:53pm

      VTEC Just kicked in, yo

  30. Nov. 8, 7:38am

    Once again, I just doing this for the money

    P.S. His rear wheels are locked. Was somebody trying to drift with a Civic? lol nice pic though

  31. Nov. 8, 7:22am

    Meanwhile, I’m squeeing in joy for my shot made it in to the news section.

    • Nov. 8, 11:00am
      Tenacious D

      Wow… signed and everything! ;D Congrats. Nice shot too.

      Ehh… might give this a shot in a while.

  32. Nov. 8, 6:25am

    Who cares!

  33. Nov. 8, 6:21am

    Vtec kicked in yo. Lol i had to.

    Will do the races when i get home. Really like the last civic events so hopefully this one would be equally better

  34. Nov. 8, 6:03am

    Comfort tires? Why can’t we use sports tires on our tuned machines where are going to the track? Doesn’t make any sense.

    • Nov. 8, 9:30am

      Agree with that.
      Trying to make it more realistic, but sometimes become annoying.

    • Nov. 8, 10:29am

      Because comfort softs are more realistic on those cars. Compare real life lateral G stats to GT5, sports hard have way too much grip for nearly all road cars.

      If you can’t handle driving on comfort tires in a low power FF car then you need to practice more, cuz slapping on racing tires or sports soft on a road car is not doing you any good.

    • Nov. 8, 11:08am
      Pit Crew

      Comforts on a 220 hp car seems to be working for me.

    • Nov. 8, 3:13pm
      Both Barrels


  35. Nov. 8, 4:05am

    Ohh how exciting :-S

  36. Nov. 8, 3:33am

    I would go through this Seasonal hell if a DeltaWing ticket would be the “completed gold” prize…

    • Nov. 8, 12:09pm

      And Why in the world would the Nissan DeltaWing be the prize for a Honda Civic event?

    • Nov. 8, 11:07pm

      I wouldn’t go through hell for a car shaped like a male genital

  37. Nov. 8, 2:08am
    Pit Crew

    I cant believe Kaz said this and Jordan didn’t laugh in his face:

    I think the online team has a very difficult job, because within the resources GT5 has they have to come up with something different every time.”

    Kaz dude, you guys aren’t even trying. Just continuing to feed us bias uneventful seasonals. In my opinion your holding back alot of GT5 resources, though I dont understand why.

    Still waiting on that Europe only event or at the least, a German Supercar Seasonal.

    • Nov. 8, 2:31am

      Not gonna lie, I spit coffee on my screen from laughing at your post. Bravo!

    • Nov. 8, 6:31am

      This is something great that I agree with. It’s the only part of the interview where I couldn’t get where he was coming from.

    • Nov. 8, 6:31am

      damn it, I keep double posting in here.

      I agree about the “holding back” thing too.

    • Nov. 8, 6:33am


      “in here”, should be *in every comments section of every article

    • Nov. 8, 10:19am



      Half the races with tuning prohibited, half with full tuning allowed. Try telling me that wouldn’t be cool, you can’t

    • Nov. 8, 11:02am
      Tenacious D

      Seconding most of you guys. Caterham 7. More Super GT. DTM. ALMS. Rally. Bring back the Ferrari Challenge! ;D

    • Nov. 8, 11:17am
      Pit Crew

      Anything would be better then what we get now. My point is Kaz is telling a straight up lie when he implies GT5 in game content is not diverse enough to create a Challenging fresh ASpec Idea. Whether it be German supercars catherams GSX-R etc.

      Im not here to over emphasize what I would find interesting, im disputing Kazs claim of difficulty finding ideas within GT5 resources.

    • Nov. 8, 11:39am

      “Something different every time…”

      Yeah, right Kaz… Were are not fools ¬¬

    • Nov. 8, 8:08pm

      whole interview was hilarious Kaz was talking about “something new” ..about “too real sounds” I mean…is he really serious?? He’s always talking about human drama but when we don’t have even a racing drama how could we possibly have a human drama here…for example..there is absolutely no need to play A-Spec extra bonuses, exp you can earn by seasonal events, online racing (and surely more money)..I completed A-Spec and B-Spec Carrer..100% and didnt get any fkin gift or a special 100% carrer game ticket…I dont believe PD and Kaz anymore and Im surely not gonna buy another GT ever

  38. Nov. 8, 1:25am

    Jordan- “Can you describe how the various themes, cars, and tracks are chosen for GT5‘s Seasonal Events?”

    Kazunori Yamauchi- “Every time, our Online Operations team at Polyphony Digital has a discussion of what they would like to do next, then they come to me with their ideas. I take their ideas and then we decide what to do from there.

    I think the online team has a very difficult job, because within the resources GT5 has they have to come up with something different every time.”

    lol, not so different OR new.

    • Nov. 8, 1:58am
      HKS racer

      LOL at Kaz and PD Online Operation team. You guys have just no inventiveness.

      Need some new ideas for seasonals?
      Subaru vs Mitsubishi , Tuned Supercars 620pp , GT 300 , DTM , Race cars from the 90’s , Caterham Cup , Muscle Cars on gravel tracks , WRC on snow tracks , Italian Supercar Trophy (Lambo Ferrari Pagani etc) , British Supercar Trophy (Aston , TVR , McLaren , Lotus etc) , X2010 at SR7 , and so on and on.

    • Nov. 8, 2:01am
      HKS racer

      Formula GT with 500hp and reduced downforce would be cool as well. A sort of Formula 3.

  39. Nov. 8, 12:48am

    fail (no surprises there)

  40. Nov. 8, 12:42am

    Wish I could use the Spoon :(

  41. Nov. 8, 12:24am


  42. Nov. 8, 12:22am

    Gonne B fun!

  43. Nov. 7, 11:54pm

    kaaaacccckkk… Oh, exuse me, I just tasted my lunch again when I got to “Honda Civic”

  44. Nov. 7, 11:50pm

    The Spoon Civic in the OCD isn’t allowed to enter this event. So don’t even waste your game credits if you think you can use that car to enter.

  45. Nov. 7, 11:35pm

    Watch for the oil slicks. Not sure why but everything was very slippery.

    • Nov. 8, 11:44am

      probably because we are stuck with comfort soft tires. It’s fun to be fast on them for a while, but eventually you want to step it up to at least sport Hards. I think Sports Hards should be the minimum tire allowed in all seasonals. Save the comfort softs for time trials.

  46. Nov. 7, 11:35pm

    If the Spoon Civic EK9 is allowed in this Seasonal, then f*** yeah. :D If not, oh well, I can always use an FD2 Civic. :)

    • Nov. 7, 11:36pm

      on a side note: LOL at the drifting FD2 Civic in the picture XDDD

  47. Nov. 7, 11:33pm


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