Mazda RX-7 & RX-8 Featured in Latest GT5 Seasonal Events

December 12th, 2012 by Michael Leary

The latest round of Drift & Time Trial Seasonal Events are now available in Gran Turismo 5, featuring the Mazda RX-7 and RX-8 sports cars and are limited to Comfort/Soft tires or less. The challenges are as follows:

Time Trial No. 51

  • 460PP Mazda RX-7, RX-8: Trial Mountain Circuit Time Trial
    Period of Availability: 2012/12/13 03:00 – 2012/12/27 03:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000
  • 550PP ’90 or later Rally Cars: Eiger Nordwand Short Course Time Trial
    Period of Availability: 2012/12/13 03:00 – 2012/12/27 03:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000

Drift Trial No. 51

  • Mazda RX-7/RX-8: Deep Forest Raceway Drift Trial
    Period of Availability: 2012/12/13 03:00 – 2012/12/27 03:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000
  • ’90s or later Rally Cars: Twin Ring Motegi East Course Drift Trial
    Period of Availability: 2012/12/13 03:00 – 2012/12/27 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!

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  1. Dec. 13, 3:51pm

    Nice choice of cars, although I can’t say I have many RX7/8’s apart from the Le Mans cars, rally cars is cool too. I’ve only done the rally cars TT in my ’03 Impreza, but I got gold by 0.001! Yes I got a 1:11.999! I’M SO JAMMY!!!

  2. Dec. 13, 2:03pm

    Rotaries for life, so doing this when i get time sunday.

  3. Dec. 13, 1:29pm

    Does it sound like a vacuum cleaner…..ALL THE CARS DO!! AHHHH HAHAHA

  4. Dec. 13, 11:22am

    Really easy event, after only 4 tries i ended up on the 48 place. Going for top 10 :) send me a massage if you have some question (psn: TRANIX74 )

    • Dec. 13, 11:47am

      Dude the only reason you got 48th place is because this trial just started, check again next week, you’ll be in 1000th place probably

    • Dec. 13, 12:09pm

      Oh really, than why am i just getting better.. Now im on the 23th place and i knhow i can get 14600 points so we will see. Btw u sound a bit jealous and angry.. Having your period?

    • Dec. 13, 12:30pm

      Wow…why you gotta burst his bubble, Brady?

    • Dec. 13, 12:39pm

      Yeah i felt on top of the world… Poof!

    • Dec. 13, 1:52pm

      …lol, hope not Challenger. If you’re new to TT’s wait ’til you see your friends time ;)

    • Dec. 13, 5:39pm

      I suck at tt i only drift :) getting better and better, stopped for a while so have to practice alot :( prop will never get as good as last year when everybody was doing the tvr thing. But happy thats over.

    • Dec. 16, 8:30pm

      do you drift on controller or wheel…because if u drift on controller there is nothing to admire… its so fking easy..900° FTW

  5. Dec. 13, 11:17am

    Time to use my FC3S again!!

  6. Dec. 13, 11:04am

    Sweet. I love my 2002 RX-7. I will definitely be doing this one. Its like PD read my mind and decided to use my favourite car in the world this week!

  7. Dec. 13, 8:26am

    These tires sucks…it feels like my Mazda RX8 tires are flat. No fun at all

    • Dec. 13, 9:57am

      look at it this way: If you are able to discipline yourself to becoming proficient on Comfort tires, then you will surely be a BEAST when it comes to racing people in a Sports or Racing tire race.

      Now, this will be difficult for anyone who just blasts around on Racing Softs every day. Hopefully you do not fall into that category… Either way, I wish you luck.

    • Dec. 13, 10:25am

      You ´re right.

    • Dec. 13, 11:03am

      No you won’t, its totally different game on Racing tyres.
      Just because you are good on CS doesn’t make you a god on RS.

    • Dec. 13, 11:21am

      phil_75, do you care ot expand on that a bit? I understand that GT5’s tire model is a pretty abject, and the different tires are basically ‘grip multipliers’.. Can you take us further into the differences and why becoming fast and consistent on the Comforts would not translate well to the Racing set?

    • Dec. 13, 11:52am

      You should never complain about comfort soft tires, especially not on this car. If you knew your stuff you would know comfort soft on this car is the closest to what the car uses in real life based on telemetry stats in game compared to the real life stats of this car.

      @research I agree with you partly but I don’t think being good on comfort soft will help you on driving on racing soft tires, unless you’re a beginner. It doesn’t help me at least. I can drive on racing soft but I’m not fast at all. I play a lot of PC sims and race GT5 with mostly realistic tires so I struggle to be really fast on racing soft tires because they allow you to push the car to unrealistic limits. I try to never use racing soft tires, they’re not realistic at all, makes GT5 seem like NFS

    • Dec. 13, 1:06pm
      Both Barrels

      I’m in the same boat as TomBrady, I have no use for RS tires, racing tires at all for that matter. It truly would feel like going backwards in time to previous versions of GT when it was normal to have racing tires on everything. SS are my “racing tires” now.

      Your point on the RX-7’s tires reminds me of a comment from a test session way back in ’91 ( Road & Track maybe?), afterwards the tires were “showroom fresh”. Testament to how hard those tires must’ve been.

    • Dec. 13, 1:43pm

      Soft racing tyres were used to qualify in races in earlier GT editions. So far PD has pooted on the the issue thus far.

  8. Dec. 13, 7:39am

    RX8 and Trial Mountain – one of my favourite cars, on my favourite track : )

  9. Dec. 13, 6:57am

    This TT & DT event looks like fun! :D The best part is I’m starting to get back into playing GT5 again by playing a few days ago. Its that fun and exciting. :)

    • Dec. 13, 7:06am

      Oh yeah and also rally is in this TT & DT. YESSS!!! :)

  10. Dec. 13, 6:24am

    Right on PD!!! An RX-7 TT at Trial Mountain!… what’s ah RX-8?

    Wait a minute… my stock ’02 RX-7 is over the PP limit.? Ok, my ’91 will do just fine. ’91 is kinda old, maybe I could use a later model… ’01 Bathurst? no, ’00 Type RZ? nope, where’s my stock ’97 RS-R??? still looking for one, ’92 Type RZ? stock 446pp? BINGO!

    All righty… ECU? check, sport air filter? check, sport exhaust pipe? check, adj eng pwr to 295hp… 460pp. Let’s do this. Why come I cain’t get legal !@#$%? Ooooohhh, gotta down grade to CS tyres??? Whatever PD…

    45:27.021 minutes later, averaging 1:47 secs/lap, I zoned in sector 2 and managed a 1:46.215 lap. Not done yet… 4 laps later my lap times are showing a red lap and no improvement. That’s it then.

    Now that’s how you GT… ;)

    • Dec. 13, 8:07am

      Lol…. Good stuff infamous. I have to buy a new RX-7 just for this.

    • Dec. 13, 1:34pm

      Just in time too. I thought I had another Ferrari to drive in the festival but my stock Enzo exceeds the pp restriction and I try to avoid down grading below a car’s stock hp and kg rating… see my initial post regarding down grading tyres ;)

      Oh yeah… the Eiger rally was way too easy to gold… SH’s on a rally car??? Will I ever understand that? Couldn’t they have just shortened the time and used SS’s or RH’s? Not complaining. Just trying to understand PD’s thinking.

      OMT… I’ma rank stank scrub at drifting… gave it up long ago.

  11. Dec. 13, 3:16am
    Maddens Raiders

    What a great photo for a perfect sporting machine.

  12. Dec. 13, 1:36am

    The RX7 still one of the most beautiful cars to come out of Japan

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  14. Dec. 13, 12:43am

    I’ll be using my RX-8 and it’s washing machine of death XD

    • Dec. 13, 9:48am

      haha awesome!

  15. Dec. 13, 12:26am

    I wish we could use the old school rotary cars but its still a good one :D

  16. Dec. 13, 12:10am
    Street Racer

    So, which rx-7 is the best for track? Im guessing the premium one. 1996 i think the year is.

  17. Dec. 13, 12:06am

    Great !!! Finally done with the Bi-weekly 2J Time Trail !!! THX PD

  18. Dec. 13, 12:02am

    Alas, a rotary enthusiast’s SE dream! Thanks PD!

    • Dec. 13, 7:25am

      It sure is! It’s about time PD did this!

  19. Dec. 12, 11:44pm

    Yay! A rotary TT :)

  20. Dec. 12, 11:42pm

    Good I love my RX-7 for drifting just came in 29th place in that trial…not bad…

  21. Dec. 12, 11:34pm

    Time to spin around the Wankel.

  22. Dec. 12, 11:16pm

    Not bad, PD!


  23. Dec. 12, 11:05pm

    I give it the stamp of approval

    • Dec. 12, 11:26pm
      Both Barrels


  24. Dec. 12, 10:56pm

    YEY! Seven event!

  25. Dec. 12, 10:44pm

    Rotary trial? Oh PD, you know just how to please me :)

    • Dec. 12, 10:45pm

      On my home turf Trial Mountain too?! *faints*

  26. Dec. 12, 10:42pm
    Bobert power

    Looks like i will bring my RX-8 out of retirement for the drift trial! :)

  27. Dec. 12, 10:32pm

    not bad

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