NASCAR Featured in Latest GT5 Time & Drift Trials

February 6th, 2013 by Michael Leary

The latest round of Seasonal Events are now available in Gran Turismo 5, featuring both race car and non-race cars alike. The challenges are as follows:

Time Trial No. 55

  • 570PP NASCAR: Spa Francorchamps Time Trial
    Period of Availability: 2013/02/07 03:00 – 2013/02/21 03:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000
  • 400PP 80’s Non-Racecars: Tsukuba Circuit Time Trial
    Period of Availability: 2013/02/07 03:00 – 2013/02/21 03:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000

Drift Trial No. 55

  • Racing Cars: Twin Ring Motegi Road Course Drift Trial
    Period of Availability: 2013/02/07 03:00 – 2013/02/21 03:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000
  • ’80s Non-Racing Cars: High Speed Ring / Reverse Drift Trial
    Period of Availability: 2013/02/07 03:00 – 2013/02/21 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 with other players.

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  1. Feb. 20, 7:15pm

    great..PD you suck rly hard…after update im not able to defeat 400PP Eunos before before update it has 230bhp and 910kg now I compete with 160bhp and 930kg…are you serious?

  2. Feb. 11, 5:31pm

    PD need to focus on f1 I mean really only 2 official formulas in the game and they’re both ferrari’s

    • Feb. 20, 7:26pm

      Kaz and PD have said multiple times that they wanted to have F1 but the FIA is absolutely ridiculous with the terms of an F1 license. The only reason you even have those 2 Ferrari’s is because Ferrari owns their own license.

  3. Feb. 11, 5:30pm

    PD need to focus on f1 I mean really only 2 official formulas in the game and they’re both ferrari’s.

  4. Feb. 8, 5:21pm

    Does anyone know if there will be a update on the new gen6 nascars..??? plz update NASCAR ..

    • Feb. 20, 7:31pm

      I hope so! I really love the Gen6 NASCAR, with its flared wheel arches and all. That car looks good and it actually gets me excited about NASCAR and the last car certainly didn’t do it. It kind of reminds me of DTM, in how they are based off of street cars but still look about that much different. I think the car would be really fun to see in some road racing so I hope NASCAR adds some more road courses because I could really get into those.

  5. Feb. 8, 8:45am

    NASCAR @ Spa?!?!?! That’s a really awkward combination, there. :/

  6. Feb. 7, 3:46pm

    Skandal! Powinni dać TT na owalu!

  7. Feb. 7, 3:27pm

    I’m not much into drifting but a lot of the top scores in the ’80s drift trial are front wheel drive crap pots. PD needs to regulate RWD or at worst AWD only.

    • Feb. 7, 3:37pm


    • Feb. 7, 5:50pm

      @ fordskydog
      Why? Because driving a FWD carat 35mph in 5th gear with the handbrake on is NOT drifting. That’s why. Where is the skill in that?

  8. Feb. 7, 3:26pm
    Pit Crew

    I wanna drift the Tsukuba TT so bad…

    • Feb. 7, 6:29pm

      Everytime I do a race on Tsukuba I just HAVE TO do atleast one drift lap lol.

  9. Feb. 7, 12:51pm

    I like the fact pd included NASCAR, just hate the cars. Too big and cumbersome for anything but ovals

    • Feb. 7, 1:56pm

      They drive so nice on the Nordschleife, all that weight makes it planted, easy to find a tune, without extreme settings.

  10. Feb. 7, 12:08pm

    If their going to have NASCAR in gt5 they at least need to add Watkins glen and maybe a short track like Richmond or martinsville.

    • Feb. 7, 4:11pm


  11. Feb. 7, 11:48am

    NASCAR… on Spa…? What is this madness?!?!

  12. Feb. 7, 11:15am

    Boring no new nascar tracks no new cars nuthing new not good

    • Feb. 7, 12:22pm

      hahahahahaha, i pity you

  13. Feb. 7, 9:24am

    what the f….is this :D:D:D:D

  14. Feb. 7, 8:59am

    Did the online dealer refresh

    • Feb. 7, 9:53am

      No…it was just updated not too long ago.

  15. Feb. 7, 8:30am

    439th on Twin Motegi :D Drift Trial.

  16. Feb. 7, 7:57am

    Merci pour le partage!

  17. Feb. 7, 6:36am

    NASCAR SUCKS why must we drive these horrible “cars”.

    • Feb. 7, 8:11am

      At least it’s not Bspec…I’d rather see anything than more Bspec. I’m not the biggest fan of PD’s use of NASCAR in the game, but it’s nice to see they are at least using the different race cars available. Now if they could only have a GT300 race in the Seasonals…

    • Feb. 7, 1:04pm
      Pit Crew

      I know right.

    • Feb. 7, 3:39pm

      Bitch and moan. Damn! No one is twisting your arm.

    • Feb. 7, 4:45pm

      Who is telling you to drive them? Just don’t do the time trial & go be miserable somewhere else, because this complaining is not welcome here

  18. Feb. 7, 4:29am

    Interesting seasonal, especially the NASCAR one at SPA I might try it some time.

    I wonder what car is gonna win the Racing Car drift trial?
    Wait, I know, the Toyota 7 “what a suprise”. I would like to see better regulations so we get to see different cars in the top 100 instead of 1 or 2 if your lucky enough.

  19. Feb. 7, 4:08am

    Nope nothing else, just the fame of maybe getting in the top ten :) was 45th on the last Time Trial..

    • Feb. 7, 4:13am

      Dang… I’m 239 right now 2.12 is fast, I’m at a 17. Somthin

  20. Feb. 7, 4:00am

    Does anyone know what you get for being the top score/time? Do they give you anything like credits or XP? I’m always around the top 1000. Cracked 250 once and still nothing from the game as far as achievements or anything. It would be nice… Always end up at the top of my friends as well they could give us something for that too!

    • Feb. 7, 1:06pm
      Pit Crew

      Just personal glory.

  21. Feb. 7, 2:54am

    I’m glad it’s Spa and not an oval. Oval time trials infuriate me. I can never figure out why I’m not fast in those. Same with iracing. It seems very straight forward especially when it’s a superspeedway but it’s not. Don’t really know what seperates the fastest guys from everyone else on ovals

    • Feb. 7, 4:09am

      All in the line brother… I wish I could find some guys to run motigi/Indy… That’s more realistic oval track racing. Daytona is fun but it a whole nother ball game when you get away from the drafting games. If your ever interested man I’ll run with you anytime. I just posted a 2.17 and change in the Spa challenge… Needs work tho :)

  22. Feb. 7, 12:56am
    tube chaser

    Hmm this looks like fun haha! Stoked.

  23. Feb. 6, 11:11pm

    I just did a dirty NASCAR race and I have to drive them again for a time trial?omg

  24. Feb. 6, 10:59pm

    Thank you for posting this up T-12, you’re fast. :)

    This is why I love the TTs and DTs better, so much variety. Can not wait to try this out! :D

    • Feb. 7, 1:36am
      Pit Crew

      ^ Too True^ TT

    • Feb. 7, 3:07am

      Hah, you gotta love em. :):tup:

  25. Feb. 6, 10:44pm

    It’s good to see that Spa Francorchamps & Twin Ring Motegi are back in the Seasonal events.

    • Feb. 7, 3:00am

      Why’s that good? I’d like em every once and a while but it’s almost like they’re catering to the people who are too cheap to buy those great tracks, and they shouldn’t. If people don’t buy the tracks, they shouldn’t get to use the tracks, at least not this often. Those tracks are more than worth the money they cost and I get really annoyed when people enter lobbies and ask the host to change the track just because they’re too cheap to spend a couple of bucks.

    • Feb. 7, 8:17am

      Dude, I know. I’ve had the track changed a bunch of times when my vote wins for one of the DLC tracks. Who cares if not everyone has it, just have them wait 10 minutes. But because of that, I don’t get to race them as much as I like, so them being in the Seasonals is welcome for me.

    • Feb. 7, 3:25pm
      Pit Crew

      Posts like these befuddle me. Variety is why they use them for seasonals and probably a little sympathy for those that dont have the track, because of budget constraints. It really only effects you if you let it.

    • Feb. 7, 4:16pm

      As is if they’re playable w/o the dwnlds? Anyway, I golded the event in less than 10 laps… no suspension adjustment was necessary and I don’t even do NASCAR… ever. Nothing was learned there. NEXT!

    • Feb. 7, 11:10pm
      Both Barrels

      As Pit Crew suggests, I believe they’re throwing a bone to the folks who didn’t DL these tracks, at the same time promoting them – “Hey, you can BUY these!”.
      Anyway, apparently I wasn’t cut out to drive a Sprint Cup car…but I’m 3rd fastest Canadian at Tsukuba. Not bad, eh?

  26. Feb. 6, 10:40pm

    Cool but wish it were races

    • Feb. 7, 2:57am

      Yea I’d like a 5 race seasonal with them. Nascars are fun on road courses but the one in a spec is cool too except doesn’t it force you to use ASM? I hope this time trial doesn’t force you to use any aids. Actually time trials should disallow all aids, the gold times are super easy to get so why not disallow aids and use realistic tires. They usually do thankfully

  27. Feb. 6, 10:38pm

    Hey GTP Cargorat is back just in time.. This one must be for you mate.

  28. Feb. 6, 10:37pm

    NASCAR COTs at Spa-Francorchamps:

    Aww yeah. My Wheel is getting a workout tonight.

  29. Feb. 6, 10:35pm

    Great article! Thanks for taking the time to write this up for us! :D

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