Jaguar XJR-9 Featured in Latest GT5 Time & Drift Trials

July 10th, 2013 by Michael Leary

The latest Seasonal Events are now available in Gran Turismo 5, featuring the Jaguar XJR-9 LM race car, Toyota 86 GT and both racing and non-racing cars alike. This week’s events step away from the more methodical approach the events took on two weeks ago and instead turn the focus back toward getting the most out of the car/tire combination.

There are no tuning restrictions across any of this week’s events but tires are restricted accordingly. This week’s challenges are as follows:

Time Trial No. 66

  • Toyota 86 GT Autumn Ring Time Trial
    Period of Availability: 2013/07/11 04:00 – 2013/07/25 04:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000
  • Jaguar XJR-9 LM Race Car: Suzuka Circuit Time Trial
    Period of Availability: 2013/07/11 04:00 – 2013/07/25 04:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000

Drift Trial No. 66

  • Japanese Non-Racing cars: Deep Forest Raceway Drift Trial
    Period of Availability: 2013/07/11 04:00 – 2013/07/25 04:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000
  • Racing Cars: Rome City Course Drift Trial
    Period of Availability: 2013/07/11 04:00 – 2013/07/25 04:00
    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!

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  1. Jul. 20, 11:34pm

    Wow that picture of the jag looks spectacular

  2. Jul. 16, 10:03pm
    Both Barrels

    I’m sad that the 500pp Online Seasonal at Trial Mountain will be the next to fall off the list. It’s one of my very favorites.

  3. Jul. 12, 10:50am

    Does this TT use the premium Jag XJR-9 or the standard one?

    • Jul. 12, 2:38pm

      The premium one.

  4. Jul. 11, 2:50pm

    Ok then. That sure clears it up.

    • Jul. 11, 2:51pm

      Odd. I’m sure I clicked the “reply” button.

  5. Jul. 11, 1:11pm

    I have a stupid question: What, exactly, was supposed to have made the last set of TTs and DTs any “more methodical” than any of the others and/or makes this batch any more about “getting the most out of the car/tire combination” than the last one? I cannot for the life of me see any difference between the last TT(other than people complaining about how difficult they somehow found the F10 event to be) and any of the other spec-car TTs, although to be fair I’ve never done a single Drift event so I can’t comment on those.

    • Jul. 11, 2:01pm

      Last week’s trial had an emphasis on driving in the rain whereas this week’s has an emphasis on getting comfortable with comfort hards. Completely different things.

    • Jul. 13, 4:38pm

      Drifting in GT ? wow I totally forgot it was there hehe – I haven’t done a single as well..
      I understand the interest for it, but it’s not for me to be honest!!

      I don’t drive these modes at all..

      But I would love to drive
      Hillclimb ( 1st pikes peak, and then others )
      British Rallycross
      F1 with a bunch of different F1 cars ..

      Dreams last forever they say :P

  6. Jul. 11, 12:19pm

    is the pic real or from GT ? LO0l

  7. Jul. 11, 11:59am
    Ferrari Enthusi

    I had a good race against the Jag XJR-9 in my Mazda 787B. It was awesome.

  8. Jul. 11, 7:21am

    The Jaguar is a beast to drive. It spins in 3rd gear so you have to be really easy on the accelerator. Also the record time does not use ABS. Very nice technique when braking into corners.

    • Jul. 11, 11:47am

      But I think you’ll agree it’s a blast to drive! Definitely one of my favorite Group C cars. :)

    • Jul. 11, 11:55am

      Record time isn’t using ABS? Lemme guess, Immortal Pilot? He was already the fastest F1 driver in Gt5 and keeps getting better. He’s 2nd place in GT Academy and he told me he wasn’t good at driving road cars, especially with sports tires.

    • Jul. 11, 8:43pm

      This guy is called Lizard_Nightmare

  9. Jul. 11, 6:38am

    Thanks for featuring my picture! :)

  10. Jul. 11, 2:59am

    please PD stop the FF cars entering the drift trials limit the entry to FR or something my Japanese friend finished 39 last week when he should of been first (every 1 in front of him was not drifting they were doing the wiggle)

  11. Jul. 11, 1:15am

    Was there a OCD update?

    • Jul. 11, 1:21am

      No, those updates come every week there’s a 5-race seasonal. Check back next week.

    • Jul. 11, 6:35pm

      There hasn’t been a 5 race seasinal since…

  12. Jul. 11, 1:00am

    I usually do pretty good on these, but the XJR-9 one is putting up a good fight. Very temperamental, that one.

    To be honest, I’d like to see another category on the drift trials besides “Racing Cars”. I think they’ve used that a little too often.

  13. Jul. 11, 1:00am

    This drift trial gives me a sudden hate for Rome’s second sector in drift trial… Just too straight of a turn for me.

  14. Jul. 10, 11:33pm

    Sounds fun and easy. I need to buy some cars and I’m very low on credits. This should be an easy half a million.

    • Jul. 10, 11:36pm

      *I don’t do drift trials… that’s why I said half a million.

    • Jul. 11, 12:58am


  15. Jul. 10, 11:31pm

    Should be fun

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