New GT5 Seasonal Event, Online Dealership Update

March 24th, 2011 by Jordan Greer

In a somewhat surprising update to GT5‘s “Seasonal Events” given the continued disruption of life in Tokyo, Polyphony Digital has introduced five new races in the game and extended the deadline for existing events. Here’s a closer look at what’s new along with the potential earnings from each (thanks for the stats, MarsSpork):

  • 5 laps of Tsukuba Circuit (79,700 Cr)
  • 3 laps of Fuji Speedway F (82,000 Cr)
  • 1 lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife (111,900 Cr)
  • 3 laps of Grand Valley Speedway Reverse (84,300 Cr)
  • 5 laps of “Mt. Aso Tarmac” (91,000 Cr)

Changes have also come to the game’s Online Car Dealership, which highlight the game’s trucks:


  • Chevrolet Silverado SST Concept ’02
  • Chevrolet SSR ’03
  • Daihatsu Midget II D type ’98
  • Dodge RAM 1500 LARAMIE Hemi Quad Cab ’04
  • Ford F-150 Lightning ’03
  • Toyota Tacoma X-Runner ’04


  • Acura HSC Concept ’04
  • Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 TI ’93
  • Bugatti Veyron 16.4 ’09
  • Fiat Panda Super i.e. ’90
  • Ginetta G4 ’64
  • Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary ’88
  • Lamborghini Countach LP400 ’74
  • Oullim Motors SPIRRA 4.6 V8 ’04
  • Pagani Zonda C12S 7.3 ’02
  • RUF 3400S ’00
  • Volvo 240 GLT Estate ‘8


  • Lancai STRATOS Rally Car ’77
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Super Rally Car ’03
  • Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 2 Rally Car ’86
  • Subaru IMPREZA Rally Car ’01


  • BMW V12 LMR Race Car ’99
  • Gran Turismo Formula Gran Turismo
  • Jaguar XJ220 LM Race Car
  • Mazda RX-7 LM Race Car
  • Nismo GT-R LM Road Going Version ’95
  • Nissan 350Z Concept LM Race Car
  • Pagani Zonda LM Race Car
  • Panoz Esperante GTR-1 Race Car ’98
  • Vauxhall Astra Super Touring Car ’00

GT5 Photomode image by Ghertel.

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  1. Apr. 24, 6:47am

    I love this game, yes it has faults, Kaz wanted another 2 years on it so obviously this is not the game he wanted to release but hopefully all the stuff he wanted to do will be done via updates. I noticed some people saying GT2 was the best GT, well, you have to respect someones opinion and GT2 was an awesome game, GT3 was great more for the fact it was the first on PS2, great wet tracks and effects but small car list. For me GT4 is the king,
    an incredible game, what they managed to push out of the PS2 was breathtaking, genius. A huge game, you had manufacturer races, special events, challenges…huge game , huge content and of course photo mode, no other developer had even thought of photo mode now its a standard thanks to Polyphony. GT5 just does not have enough content ie races compared to GT4 thats the main let down,i hope this huge update that is being rumoured will amend all this.
    I’m not really into trucks.

  2. Mar. 30, 6:37am

    I still wait for the oportunity to face a genuine and long touge, with mountains, tunnels, rounded corners and real hairpins…

    Eiger is just a snack for my huge hungry. And BTW, Toscana Custom can´t build genuine touges… plus, the scenary is kinda lifeless.

  3. Mar. 28, 10:28am

    After three consectuive white/pink, white/purple, white/purple FGTs; I finally caved and bought the last purple one. The OCD change brought me a sweet silver/black combo and I swear I heard the game snickering. And the midget would make the truck races more challenging…I wouldn’t have thought to use it for these races had it not come through the lot.

  4. Mar. 27, 9:35pm

    Just finished buying this rounds OCD! Long weekend grinding!

  5. Mar. 27, 4:22pm

    Sooooo booooring …

    • Mar. 27, 9:04pm

      Doooooooon’t plaaaaaaay then.

  6. Mar. 27, 2:12pm

    I just fired up gt5 after i purchased playstation plus and i received the redbull x1 as a gift coupon anyone else get this.

  7. Mar. 27, 10:01am

    About time PD shows us what variety is.

  8. Mar. 27, 3:45am

    I really like the addition of the seasonal events, they are great ways if grinding XP and cash without feeling like you’re just doing the same races over and over again

  9. Mar. 26, 11:01pm

    I was expecting cars like that for GT5 and it was acheivable but no not for Gran Turismo the real driving simulator. LETS GO PD

  10. Mar. 26, 10:59pm

    Wow you guys are happy about trucks. What is wrong with you people? Yeah a Ford SVT Raptor… has no point in GT5. Its a off-road vehicle maybe for rally courses. I bet you guys get excited when a Honda Odyssey pops up in the UCD. WE WANT MORE PREMIUMS LIKE a Gumpert Apollo or a Areil Atom (V8 or 4cy) 2012 Ford Focus ST, 11′ Mustang Boss 302, 2009 Focus RS (over ST), Rossion Q1, Noble M600 (my favorite supercar the Noble), a Audi RS4 thats not a wagon, and the RS5 would be nice, more ferrari’s like 599 GTO,FXX, 360 Challenge Stradale, Pagani Zonda F roadster, more ALMS cars both LMP and GT1-3 and the list goes on and on and on and on and on and on.

    • Mar. 29, 2:56am

      I second your opinion 100% Finally some one on here that know what Gran Turismo means

  11. Mar. 26, 5:53pm

    Well there goes the Panda’s rarity.

    • Mar. 26, 10:25pm

      Panda was rare? I have three. All have 50- hp. It takes like, 6~8 minutes to do Circuit de la Sarthe.

  12. Mar. 26, 4:53am

    Thanx pd for doin this but wouldn’t it be quicker for them and better for us if they just did one event with a gazzillion credits and xp

  13. Mar. 25, 10:30pm

    Daaaaaaamn time to save 4 dat BMW always wanted 1

  14. Mar. 25, 8:34pm

    I would like to have some rally races on anything but Tarmac. Dirt or snow, that would be great fun! Thanks for these updates PD!

  15. Mar. 25, 4:55pm

    Is just me, but ever since this new seasonal Update, the car icon in my garage isnt showing the car picture next to the name. And yes I do have it sorted that way, because some Icon show the picture and some isn’t showing it. Idk why its doing that. Any suggestion would be helpful thanks.

    • Mar. 25, 7:35pm

      Just do crate thumbnail and picture be there

  16. Mar. 25, 4:07pm

    i think there’s also a clk-lm we can buy , i just got it from ocd.

  17. Mar. 25, 2:22pm

    Just completed this events.. it was best pickup truck race I had, and well rewarded :) Cant wait for next seasonal event update.. Hope PD and Japan will get better after all crazy stuff they had.. PD will obviously dealy some updates, just hope not for long.

  18. Mar. 25, 12:19pm

    Its alright people saying people shouldnt complain about the seasonals but theyve done them so they couldve reverted to the origional ones + do you think everyone in Japan wants to keep the disaster alive or move on and forget about it and get back to living.

  19. Mar. 25, 7:37am

    Why is this “suprising”? They said we would get new seasonal races every Thursday (+/- 1/2 days) yet it’s more like every 2 weeks.

    • Mar. 25, 9:02am

      Oh I forgot PD are in an area effected by the earthquakes, still I don’t see why they said we would get new races every week but it’s actually every other week.

    • Mar. 25, 11:14am
      Nick G

      You didn’t know they were in Japan? Probably can’t find Japan on the map.

  20. Mar. 25, 6:15am

    i dont know how many days i spent just starting a race, restarting it five times, quitting and going to the UCD in hopes of finding the Pagani 7.3 …. finally got it one day, and I ran throughout my house, screaming and yelling in joy. Then PD comes along and puts it in the update…
    i really don’t know how i should feel.

    • Mar. 26, 10:21pm

      I had to lol… My friend wanted one, so I grinded for, say, ten minutes, and found a 7.3. I’m sorry… But…. Random is random. It’s just too funny…

      And thank you Polyphony Digital. With all that is going on, taking the time to do this, no matter how short it is, is a great thing to do for a fan base.

  21. Mar. 25, 5:15am

    Oops Jordan! There is no such thing as the Lancai Stratos! ;) Prehaps you meant Lancia? :)

    • Mar. 25, 2:10pm

      Oops, my fault! Jordan probably just copied what I had typed.

  22. Mar. 25, 4:55am

    Instead of making these new crap updates why don’t they make good stuff … I’m sickly PDs rubbish
    Bring bonus races back, make new cars, make new race tracks. PLEASE no more crap updates

    • Mar. 25, 9:32pm

      Some people like the truck races, some people realize this and let them have their fun. Then there are others like you, ungrateful wastes of carbon & oxygen that whine and cry no matter what free events they’re given.

    • Mar. 26, 10:24pm

      big woop 1 out of 50 people like it
      if there gonna make anything make something good not this crap
      i know they are stuggling but come on make a good seasonal please

  23. Mar. 25, 4:04am

    They seriously need to put bonus races back in the seasonal events. A lot of xp and a reason to buy a new car

    • Mar. 25, 5:19am

      Agreed. I miss those races where you could earn up to 1mil+prize money…

  24. Mar. 25, 1:52am

    i miss the Seasonal Events where you could win a couple million after it was all over, go buy a few really good cars, and still have a little cash left over from the winnings to put a few upgrades on them.

    in any event, for the regular truck series in whichever level it was in, i used a Ford Lightning. for these new ones i used an SSR and that thing blew my mind. it handles excellently (for a truck) and with little money invested the HP can get up there. slap a close-geared 5 speed and a set of Comfort: Soft tires on it and i had very little problem.

  25. Mar. 25, 1:11am

    This … nuff said!

  26. Mar. 24, 10:47pm

    just bought a driving force Gt wheel and did the BURG in my chevy SS it was the most fun ive had yet THANX PD

  27. Mar. 24, 10:37pm

    Just bought the BMW LMR and Esperante GTR…been looking for both for a while

  28. Mar. 24, 9:15pm

    Not bad. Can’t wait to do the Nurburgring over and over and over.

    • Mar. 24, 10:43pm

      Wait.. so can you race as many times as you want, and still get money and experience for it?

  29. Mar. 24, 8:13pm

    Fairplay to PD, wasnt expecting any updates or anything from them for a while!

  30. Mar. 24, 6:39pm

    Someond let PD know that these seasonal events are pointless since they took the money away.

    • Mar. 24, 7:12pm

      @SensationFC NO PROB ANYTIME……..@NYCboy3213 You should be alittle more greafull.. Thanks PD FOR THE UPDATE. GOOD LUCK, KEEP YOUR SPRIT UP.

    • Mar. 25, 8:16am

      Here’s a better idea, read a paper and find out whats going on in Japan at the moment, it’ll put your pointless whining into perspective.

      I am suprised we even got these updates at all

  31. Mar. 24, 6:03pm

    Can you win one of the truck events with a stock Daihatsu Midget II D type ‘98? Well I’m going to try.

    • Mar. 25, 11:57am

      im interested in this too

  32. Mar. 24, 6:01pm

    Kudos to PD. I saw on a news bulletin earlier today that they’re rationing things as basic as water in Tokyo at the moment. Yet they still manage to give us a little something to keep us going. I honestly expected it to be months (and maybe not ever) that we even recieved an OCD refresh. Bearing in mind the situation out there I wouldn’t have minded one bit. Shame on all those who claimed PD doesn’t care about it’s customers.

    • Mar. 25, 2:23am

      I agree

    • Mar. 25, 3:12am


  33. Mar. 24, 5:56pm

    5 races, with trucks. Speechless, useless.

    • Mar. 24, 7:38pm

      I think they’re having a harder time than u in japan :/

  34. Mar. 24, 5:22pm
    the piston

    Heck, this game is not all about fast cars you know. If you are a true car enthusiast then you would know why cars like the Daihatsu Midget are in the game. About the prize car complaints, PD want you to work hard for good cars. Besides the GTO tempest is a great car.

  35. Mar. 24, 4:24pm

    I wonder if they will ever have rally seasonal event, switch it up from tarmac for a change and give a reason to have a rally car other than the special events in the game.

  36. Mar. 24, 3:45pm
    HKS racer

    Thanks PD for updating Seasonal and good luck to Japan!
    Don’t Forger the relief DLC for them! We have an idea in gtplanet forum, check it out:

  37. Mar. 24, 3:35pm

    …..sweet…..trucks….because its not like i totally hated that as an a-spec event or anything. But i will say this, PD sure as hell cares about its fan base if they are even working right now. At a time where any normal person would stay home, they’re at work trying to keep the fans happy.

    • Mar. 24, 5:23pm
      the piston

      Ya, I wish other game developers would care the same way.

  38. Mar. 24, 3:05pm

    so can i run the Nurburgring Nordschleife over and over again to win that payout or does it only pay out once?

    • Mar. 24, 3:17pm

      Now testing it out. Will update on second run

    • Mar. 24, 3:43pm

      @SensationFC…I can Confirm that u do get paid for doing the these races over and over as much as you like. :) Shout out to all the Truckers :d lol

    • Mar. 24, 4:08pm

      thanks Darkmoon! now i can grind but at least have fun grinding on a great track :)

    • Mar. 24, 5:27pm

      Time to take my Trueno on a fun run! Tofu anyone?

    • Mar. 25, 11:31am

      Thats great if you do:)

  39. Mar. 24, 2:33pm

    If you born in 77 don’t buy the stratos, it’s the only car in the game from 77…

    • Mar. 24, 5:43pm

      I have 3, THREE, Stratos.

      One of them from being born in 1977.

  40. Mar. 24, 2:15pm

    I have just blown 12mil on cars. Had 20mil sitting in my account waiting foir this day.

    Thanks PD.

    • Mar. 24, 2:50pm

      They have much more important things to deal with in comparison to updating the online content for you.

    • Mar. 24, 4:55pm

      I don’t think Architype was ironic, i mean, I think this UCD update is by far the best so far.

  41. Mar. 24, 2:11pm

    What color is the formula gt?

    • Mar. 24, 2:23pm

      What color is the RX7 LM Race Car?

    • Mar. 24, 5:25pm

      Don’t forget the Veyron!

    • Mar. 24, 6:01pm

      It’s very similar to Ferrari-esque Red colour.

    • Mar. 24, 6:38pm

      FGT is red, RX7 LM blue, Veyron pearl m / polar m

    • Mar. 24, 7:44pm

      Colours are different for all users.

  42. Mar. 24, 1:59pm

    Glad things seem to be moving forward despite all the chaos over there right now. Saw the updated OCD nice race lineup, but I still can’t seem to find the Toyota 7. Maybe next time.

    • Mar. 24, 7:18pm

      You can win the Toyota 7, in the extreme events I think.

    • Mar. 24, 7:34pm

      win it in like the wind b-spec

  43. Mar. 24, 1:55pm

    Slight correction, Jordan: the Alfa 155 is the DTM car so it should be under the Race category.

  44. Mar. 24, 1:53pm

    finally i get the acura nsx 04 been after that car for a very long time

  45. Mar. 24, 1:52pm

    Such a waste. I unplugged before 1.07. Nothing new worth updating for.

  46. Mar. 24, 1:35pm

    What I don’t understand is how in the world that Daihatsu Midget is even in the game. Its one car I NEVER use for anything… I mean thats the only major flaw I see in the game.. the prize cars are horrible.. I passed the Nascar Championship series and won a GTO Temptest… wtf!??.. all that work for an old STANDARD model?…

    hmm… I don’t get it. But hey, go ahead and flame me.. I’m just lost as to why are the prize cars so crappy.

    • Mar. 24, 1:45pm

      because its awesome

    • Mar. 24, 1:48pm

      What I dont get is why you comment about the prize car when you should be commenting about the topic, e.i Truck Race…

    • Mar. 24, 2:21pm

      Type that midget into search on youtube the thing can do wheelies and flips, I can’t seem to do it but it’s hilarious!

    • Mar. 24, 3:02pm

      this is off subject but i agree like the wind has a good car on both A & SPEC (B spec ones good 4 old race thats impossible) now to the subject im about to get on GT5 & check it out

    • Mar. 24, 4:55pm

      Jaun have you done a full mod of that GTO? cause its a mean machine after full mod.

    • Mar. 24, 9:17pm

      The GTO Tempest is a NASCAR legend, hence why its a prize

    • Mar. 25, 4:50pm

      Daihatsu Midget is great to drive, see my channel on / fehome
      and you can see why this car is in game and why i use it so often ;)

    • Mar. 29, 2:49am

      Dude people know this game is the worst GT yet there just to stupid to admit it I bet you all these young and dumb Flamers weren’t even around to play GT1 or GT2 and know that hands down GT2 was the greatest one. Like Mr. fehome I didn’t buy this game to show off on YouTube I bought it to race cars, and brainfade the GTO never was a NASCAR Legend GM used the Impala with a 427C.I. Motor, Pontiac didnt get in to NASCAR until the early 80’s with the GRAND-PRIX the GTO is proclaimed to be the first ever Muscle car Witch is wrong like I said young and dumb…

    • Mar. 29, 7:06pm

      Mr. Lance i didnt buy this game to show off on youtube, only to enjoy it and share what is possible do with this game and share the settings, and give to others the oportunity to have more fun like the wheelies with shelby cobra who someone have shared the settings to me and i have a lot of fun do the same ;)
      i only try GT3, GT4, GTHD, GT5 Prologue, GT PSPand now GT5 and i have mor fun with GT5, the phizics are better, but i agree , need some improvements like in shadows, framerate, track editor, gravel and snow phizics, engine sounds, rev limiter sound… etc… etc… ;)

    • Apr. 1, 3:26pm

      Mr. Fehome try out GT2 I bet you will be amazed at all the stuff, that game had to offer that the new ones from GT3 and up got rid of but it looks like to me your more into a game with good graphics then game play if you try out GT2 and excuse that fact that its 32 bit I think you might like the more races that were on there and the better prize cars even the fact that almost all the cars on that game have the racing mod option (unlike on GT5 were if you put 700HP on a car then add a racing mod it drops it down to 350HP) and almost all cars had a resell value unlike now were any famous car on here you can’t resale

  47. Mar. 24, 1:35pm

    There’s a few cars I want there, time to start saving up!

  48. Mar. 24, 1:32pm


    Pagani Zonda LM Race Car
    Panoz Esperante GTR-1 Race Car ‘98

  49. Mar. 24, 1:25pm

    I have to say i am quite impressed, surprised and also feel a little bad about this. I mean, its practically the apocolypse in Japan and i get a BMW V12 LMR.

  50. Mar. 24, 1:24pm

    Is this an official update (1.09) or just an event/dealership refresh?

    • Mar. 24, 1:39pm

      Just a seasonal + OCD update.

  51. Mar. 24, 1:18pm

    At least, PD’s giving some love to those truck!!
    Next step: Premium Pickup truck !!!

    • Mar. 24, 1:31pm

      I’d pay for those in a DLC!

    • Mar. 24, 6:58pm

      Me too! For sure. I cannot wait for DLC premium cars! :)

    • Mar. 25, 2:25am

      Heck yeah,

      Premium Ford SVT Raptor or a Dodge Ram Runner.

    • Mar. 25, 5:13am

      Yup, Ford Raptor would be great !

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