New Gran Turismo 5 Update & DLC Coming December 20th [UPDATE: Full Details]

December 14th, 2011 by Jordan Greer

Kazunori Yamauchi has announced Gran Turismo 5‘s next software update and new downloadable content will be coming on December 20, 2011. Via Twitter:

[Japanese tweet, translated:] GT5 next update, DLC, Christmas is one week later. On December 20. Tomorrow is going to be a press release.

[English tweet:] The release of the next GT5 update, DLC, and Christmas present is coming next week.

Polyphony Digital has already posted an online service maintenance notice for the date, between the hours of 03:00-04:00 GMT, so the new material should become available at that specific time.

UPDATE: Sony has jumped the gun a bit, posting all the information about the new content on their blog. Here’s a complete listing of all the new changes coming in GT5 2.02:

  • Users can now change wheels on Standard cars
  • The settings sheets will include a new ‘copy’ feature
  • In GT Auto, players will be able to see how the oil changes, aerodynamic parts, engine overhauls, and racing modifications will affect performance points and engine power, before and after their application
  • Free coupons have been added that allow you to wash cars, change oil, overhaul your engine, or refresh the car body in GT Auto (10 coupons will be distributed for free to each of those who have downloaded the 2.02 update)
  • Pressing the Square button in the car coupon selection screen of the Car Delivery will now allow you to exchange all car coupons at once, rather than doing one at a time
  • In screens where the [Garage] and [Driver List] buttons are displayed in the A/B Spec events, Special Events, and Seasonal Events, pressing the Square button will now show the [Garage], and pressing the Triangle button will bring up the drivers list
  • In My Lounge, the room settings will feature a new ‘Max. number of participants’ setting
  • In the event selection screen of seasonal events, there are now ☆(star) marks that show the number of Gold Trophies attained in each event
  • Improved racing sound effects
  • Elements of the steering assist controls (used when using certain controllers on Racing Karts) have been tweaked.

These new cars will also be available as DLC for $3.99:

  • 2011 Mini Cooper S
  • 2010 Volkswagen Golf VI R
  • 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R
  • 2012 Nissan GT-R Black edition R35.

The blog post also confirms the Toyota 86 will be available for free in the 2.02 update, and the previous batch of DLC will now be available on all the user accounts of a PlayStation 3 console (they can be purchased from their respective dealers within the game).

Finally, anyone who purchased the first batch of DLC will receive a free “Gran Turismo Racing Kart 125 SP” along with five free “New Car Refresh” cards that reset any car in the game back to as-new condition, without losing any modifications that have been performed to it.


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  1. Dec. 14, 1:45pm

    WOOT WOOT! Yea Buddy! Can’t wait to drive the FR-S/GT86

  2. Dec. 14, 1:42pm

    I want AMERICAN cars dammit.

    • Dec. 14, 2:06pm

      The corvette ZL1, Dodge Challenger and the Viper ACR are in GT5…thats all the American cars I need…although a GT500 would be nice

    • Dec. 14, 4:47pm

      And I want my Skoda Octavia RS in the game.

    • Dec. 15, 5:09pm

      @StarLight yeah i like does kind of cars too…we need more not so low power sports cars….but sportscars that almost anyone can have….the octavia,the golf, the astra, the speedster….cars like that

  3. Dec. 14, 1:41pm

    •Users can now change wheels on Standard cars.

  4. Dec. 14, 1:38pm

    Wheels change is good.
    Everything else is crap.

    • Dec. 14, 2:08pm


    • Dec. 14, 4:00pm

      Lol, i think he will not be older than eightYEARS… People with a bit of understanding of the game know this update brings more great things then only rims for standards…

    • Dec. 14, 6:29pm

      Exactly. So get over it.

  5. Dec. 14, 1:37pm

    oooh yeah! actual new cars! it’s a nice start. :) I was starting to worry we would just keep getting RM versions of cars that are already in the game. this is great news :D

    oh, and lol @ the Forza fanboys. so bored of the game that they come here to torment us.

    • Dec. 14, 1:54pm

      Is forza 4 getting boring or what? 0_0 So they came here, come on. lol

  6. Dec. 14, 1:33pm
    Psycho Tuber

    Willl the DLC cars be in the dealerships now?

  7. Dec. 14, 1:30pm

    Awww I was hoping for more exotic cars :(

    oh well, as a true Gran Turismo fan I will purchase the DLC anyways to show my support and appreciation of this game

  8. Dec. 14, 1:29pm

    yes very happy with this update.underwhelmed with 2.00 but this is good!

  9. Dec. 14, 1:27pm

    This update is awesome! I can’t wait for it and the DLC, but I really gotta say, as much as I am a fanatic for everything Skyline and GTR, I think we’ve had more than enough of them for now. I hope I’m not the only one who thinks it’s time for some more additions to the GT stable that aren’t Japanese, like the Golfs we got here. It’s a good start, and I really hope to see some different brands from different countries later on!

    • Dec. 14, 1:38pm

      I’m the opposite, wish we saw less rides from euro/american manufactures, more JDM and JDM racecars.

    • Dec. 14, 3:49pm

      Anything will do for me. Don’t care where its from, power, whatever.

  10. Dec. 14, 1:27pm

    So stoked on the Rims I cant even complain about $4 for a Scirrocco…..
    Wait for it
    Seriously though, these DLC’s are shaping up to be more like chances to show PD some appreciation for upgrades with some freebies thrown in. Good stuff and well deserved. That Scirocco was well placed, but you had me at Standard Rims. I hope Kaz throws a Killer christmas party with some of this dough.

    • Dec. 14, 1:30pm

      I agree. :)

    • Dec. 14, 8:42pm

      I agree! lots of booze and fun for PD team. All hail!

  11. Dec. 14, 1:25pm

    Thumbs up for update!
    Thumbs down for dlc car pack! (it is getting even worse than last time)

  12. Dec. 14, 1:24pm

    Ahaha THANKSSS KAZZ!!!!!

  13. Dec. 14, 1:22pm


    • Dec. 14, 2:07pm

      We know you are.

    • Dec. 14, 3:52pm

      +1 ;D

    • Dec. 15, 4:52pm

      Sorry, but i’m with him. This game lacks any modern features that other games have. Drag Stirp for say…

    • Dec. 15, 7:17pm

      They’re properly still working on that maybe, not to sure. :/

  14. Dec. 14, 1:20pm


    • Dec. 14, 1:29pm

      What’s with the caps, the GT-R is their last car don’t worry man. Take it easy, I think the pack is pure awesome. :) You think so too right? :D

    • Dec. 14, 1:35pm

      Tokio he’s just another Forza fanboy, coming to torment us GT fans. He’s just jealous Forza will never be as good as GT ;) don’t mind him.

    • Dec. 14, 1:37pm

      It’s the ’12 GTR. A dream car for most. One of the most potent road cars in the world.

    • Dec. 14, 1:42pm

      You don’t like the GT-R? Don’t race it. Nuff said.

    • Dec. 14, 1:46pm

      @Skyline_77 Haha, okay. :)

    • Dec. 14, 2:39pm

      @Skyline_77; completely agree. I’ve been on FM4 for a while now, no comparison to GT5. I like FM4 for the graphics but GT5 has it beat as far as physics go IMO… I’ll probably get some snarky response from another fanboy but I don’t really care. Both games have their ups and downs, unfortunately people had high expectations for GT5- not saying it isn’t class, I just wish they had more time to perfect it and PEOPLE WERENT SO PICKY AND ANTSY to get their hands on the game… FM4 has way too many fanboys btw, just take both games as they are and be you. It’s like Jeep vs. (no longer) Hummer… I guess we all have to have something to critique…

    • Dec. 14, 2:49pm
      GT5 X1

      Nissan GTR is Japanese, and GT5 is Japanese. Thats the FREAKING reason you b*tch. If it was German, more German cars would have been in the game, and you would have been complaining: NO MORE AUDIS!

    • Dec. 14, 3:01pm

      I know right, seriously. Leave the GT-R alone already. And don’t even start with the hole, “Ohh, forza has better cars BLAH BLAH BLAAAH!” THAT’S IT! You wanna hear this, the forza 1 models from the first xbox they made, I marked them as “STANDARD CARS” with interiors. How you like that!

    • Dec. 15, 1:32pm


      I was playing GT while u were still in your daddys sac lil girl. I dont even have forza. If you cant agree that GT5 seriously lacks race cars you are a retard.

    • Dec. 15, 1:45pm

      All you retards who repiled to my comment. Listen up.

      @Toko Turismo- you think the pack is awesome? LOL thats funny. I can think of 30 other modern streetcars that should have been put in the game before another GTR. The should offer more tuner cars in the game also.

      @Skyline_77- i agree. forza will never be as good as GT in the physics dept. Too bad they dont put modern cars in the game. example: LMP- WHERE ARE THE AUDI R15, R18. PAGANI HYURAI, BUGATTI SUPERSPORT,I COULD GO ON FOR 20 MINUTES TYPING CAR NAMES THAT SHOULD BE IN THE GAME ALREADY.

      @GT5 X1- YUR A F@G.


    • Dec. 15, 7:13pm

      And your 36 years old calling us retards and getting all angry typing bad words? Such a shame. Look, cool it alright. I really do like the car pack but you know PD is properly making them by scratch is why, so relax. Don’t go calling us retards and no one will agree with you if you’re gonna type like that? It’ll take some time getting the cars everybody wants, like me. But I find getting only fast cars or supercars gets a little old sometimes, you know? Only my opinion btw. Hopefully the next pack it’ll make everyone happy and not complain about it, right? So, are we cool?

    • Dec. 15, 7:14pm

      And sorry for calling you a forza fanboy. We didn’t know you loved GT5 as much as we did.

  15. Dec. 14, 1:16pm
    SZRT Ice

    Why the Chamonix shot?

  16. Dec. 14, 1:15pm

    Super news. Thanks for listening PD :-)

  17. Dec. 14, 1:14pm

    Great! I was really looking forward to changing standard cars’ wheels.
    I love the new cars, too. Is it my impression or are they graphics even more amazing than in other premium cars?

  18. Dec. 14, 1:12pm

    Oh my yes i guess i need to get the first DLC for xmas too :P

  19. Dec. 14, 1:11pm


  20. Dec. 14, 1:11pm

    The update is very good, just one little thing:

    Another Nissan???

    Despite that, PD is doing an awesome job :)

    Keep up the good work!!

    • Dec. 14, 4:45pm

      True, another Nissan, but the awesome Black edition R35 …

      Yes, they do indeed a good job, but 1,99 would be also a good price for 4 cars.

      Don’t be too greedy PD!

    • Dec. 14, 9:22pm
      Nissan Lover

      @Starlight,I think its Sony who list the prices,not PD

  21. Dec. 14, 1:11pm
    Psycho Tuber

    Will the DLC cars be available in the dealerships?

    • Dec. 14, 1:46pm

      Well PD did announce that the first batch of DLC cars will be on the car dealership, so I hope the same will be done for this next batch of 6 cars.

    • Dec. 14, 9:21pm
      Nissan Lover

      Ummm….i think they said that the first DLC would be available in dealerships on the next update…which was either this one or the last one

  22. Dec. 14, 1:09pm

    I wonder what the “improved racing sound effects” are like. Is going to be engine sounds, tire squeal, or audience sound effects?

    • Dec. 14, 2:40pm

      I hope they made it so the engine sounds don’t require an epic sound system to sound real.

    • Dec. 14, 5:29pm

      I wouldn’t mind having to use an epic sound system, I have one that I never really use!

    • Dec. 15, 1:57am

      I am looking forward to hat this means, too. I have an aging $20 4.1 sound system (a speaker died) and want to hear the noise on those tin-like speakers.

  23. Dec. 14, 1:07pm

    Thanks Kaz for this awesome looking update, I’m excited! :D

  24. Dec. 14, 1:05pm

    Wheels on standard cars. By far the best update, enough to get me playing again.

  25. Dec. 14, 1:04pm

    They had me at changing the wheels on Standards. To me this makes the game infinately better.
    Once again, Great work form the PD team. An amazing game keeps getting better.

  26. Dec. 14, 1:03pm

    Changing wheels on standard cars, a Scirocco, hopefully the new Toyota GT86 (this for free i believe) and IMPROVED RACING SOUND EFFECTS!!!
    Wow they are listening to us. And they are giving us content even when they are making GT6 at the same time.And all this one year from the release of the game.
    PD what a developer you are.Amazing.

  27. Dec. 14, 1:03pm

    :D YEAH! WOOOO :D THIS IS AWESOME xD havent play GT5 since October my ps3 died, now on the 20th i will have all that at once :P

  28. Dec. 14, 1:02pm

    4 cars for 4$ in for game with 1000cars??? Polyphony Digital Sucks wtih this little dlc! tHis cars. These cars should be free but do not have to have money for nothing. Now Polyphony Digital is the same little pig like Activision with Call of duty.

    • Dec. 14, 1:13pm

      Oh boy here we go, and Polyphony Digital doesn’t suck and aren’t like Activision. :( Come on pull yourself together, I bet your mind is saying. “What? How could I say that, I take back what I said and enjoy this undate and cars which I think more is coming.” Right? :D

    • Dec. 14, 2:06pm

      Ignore that maniac. He’s a maniac.

    • Dec. 14, 2:51pm

      I agree with you on that. :) He stop play forza 4 to complain?

    • Dec. 15, 12:37pm

      TokoTurismo, another_jakhole, where’s noisiaturismo?

    • Dec. 15, 7:15pm

      The what now? 0_0 Nah nvm

    • Dec. 15, 11:03pm
      SZRT Ice

      I kinda understand where he’s coming from. Do we know how many cars PD will include in future DLC? Nope… Could be ten’s, could be hundreds. But at this rate, the 200 premiums we already have should’ve made GT5 a $200 game out the box… (Not including tracks, and the actual UI) and 1,000 new premiums would cost us ::gasp:: A Grand??? So does this drip feed really make sense? What about Hyper Exotics? What about Custom Muscles? What about German Sports? The Ascari’s, Koenig’s, Gumperts & Aventadors? Boss, SS, & Henessy’s? The Black Editions & Rufs? Point to Point? Rally? Drag? Team/Clan Sessions? “Stunt Arena’s”? If we pay for it all bit by bit GT can easily multiply it’s base price 10 fold. GT has alot of ground to cover. Let’s see what they do next…

  29. Dec. 14, 12:56pm


  30. Dec. 14, 12:54pm


  31. Dec. 14, 12:53pm

    I love the update.

    Hopefully in the next update we will have a few new tracks and some new American cars (Charger, Impala, Mustang, Focus, GTO, etc.).
    I was really craving some new tracks.

    • Dec. 14, 1:08pm

      I hope so too. :) “Fingers crossed”

    • Dec. 15, 5:07pm

      That would be nice…but ANY cars in general aslong as theyre not versions of the cars we allrdy have…

  32. Dec. 14, 12:53pm

    Aww… Can’t resist. Just bought a 20 € PSN Card to buy this one and the first big package

  33. Dec. 14, 12:53pm

    Why can’t we have the awesome smokey background & marble floor from these pictures on the game?

  34. Dec. 14, 12:51pm

    Aww.. Can’t resist. Just bought 20 € PSN Card to buy the full package + this one

  35. Dec. 14, 12:51pm

    Finally, a real update! New Cars and Wheels on Standards!! Great choice, PD!!!

  36. Dec. 14, 12:51pm

    :-( the black edition GT-R doesn’t come with the spec-v wheels like it does here in the US
    PD should have included a US-Spec 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition (complete with LHD)

    • Dec. 14, 1:07pm

      I agree man but i’m sick of getting more GTRs there already 500 on the game lol i want a modern mustang that doesn’t get spanked by the camaro ss like a 2011 gt or the boss 302 or the gt500 us ford fans got the shaft again

    • Dec. 14, 3:43pm

      Well more european cars this time. Maybe US next? I agree with the stangs. Also would really like a shelby cobra daytona

  37. Dec. 14, 12:50pm

    Thank you PD!

  38. Dec. 14, 12:49pm

    The update is, I agree, but as far as the DLC is concerned, I’ll pass. One euro per car is expensive. I’ll wait for the track pack.

    • Dec. 14, 10:08pm

      this is obviously a joke.

    • Dec. 15, 12:34pm

      You obviously can’t read properly.

    • Dec. 18, 12:08am

      1$ per car is actually pretty cheap..especially conisdering EA is chargin 100 of them for one car in their NFS game.

  39. Dec. 14, 12:49pm

    O yeah!

  40. Dec. 14, 12:49pm

    So is it only new cars that can be brought by the DLC ? :(

  41. Dec. 14, 12:48pm

    Can’t wait!

  42. Dec. 14, 12:48pm

    This car pack really does rocks. See waiting is great, and the update is also good too. But it looks like lots of people are whimpering. -_- *Sigh* The tracks will take some time though. But anyway, love the cars. :)

  43. Dec. 14, 12:48pm

    Still no ABS restriction for lobbies :( I guess we can only wait

    • Dec. 14, 1:15pm

      and wait….and wait….and wait

      then wait some more

    • Dec. 14, 1:18pm

      What he said. :)

    • Dec. 14, 6:21pm

      It doesn’t bother me that you can’t restrict the ABS. What I’d like to see is an option to limit or restrict the power limiter.

  44. Dec. 14, 12:47pm

    Starndard car wheels can be changed finally i can get rid of those steelies on my Mitsubishi…hey anyone else noticed that the standard cars have high definition wheel models, hop in one and leave the GT screen on the start up menu and when the auto scroll of your car at a photo location comes up you can check out how detailed the wheels are. PD really did need more time with GT5, this game just keeps getting better. Now the only thing I need is a leaderboard within my system so I can see my best times like how it was in GT4 and can remove the one’s I do not wish to see or multiples of the same car and that we can have uploaded to the internet so we can have our own rivals type thing going complete with replay of the fastest lap. Win Win, nice cars Sony, I wonder how many cars they have built since GT5 released? What a great birthday present, I’m quite elated and the price is very attractive as well. Keep it coming PD, now I hope we get more courses too…this keeps up I’ll be playing GT5 for quite a long time :)

  45. Dec. 14, 12:45pm

    OMG OMG OMG!!!!! Please tell me this isn’t a joke!!! This is by far the best I’ve seen!!!

    I was first in shock when I saw “wheels on standards” and then I scrolled down to see a MK6 Golf and a Scirocco!!! OMG OMG!!!!

    This has got to be a joke. This is too good to be true!!!

    • Dec. 14, 12:56pm

      I’m still shaking off the shock, and just hoping this is true. That 86 looks somewhat strange. Just like if it was a photoshoped FT-86 Concept. The real car is narrower and it sits much more higher than that.

      About the wheels on standards, it just sounds too good to be true. How did PD managed to do this? and how it will they implement this? My guess would be that the wheels will be interchangable between standards like in GT4… It’s the only way I can think of it working.

    • Dec. 14, 1:18pm

      I agree with you. :D

  46. Dec. 14, 12:45pm
    Pierced Lead

    OMG another GT-R

    • Dec. 15, 1:53am

      I know! You seem as excited as I am,

  47. Dec. 14, 12:45pm

    Wheels and sound upgrades. Very nice. Save the tracks for another day…although I want my fave old tracks back very muchly.

  48. Dec. 14, 12:44pm

    What’s with the kart pics?

    • Dec. 14, 12:48pm


    • Dec. 14, 1:40pm

      I think You get a free cart if you bought the first DLC.

    • Dec. 14, 3:32pm

      Yep different livery by the looks of it. I bought 2 extra paint packs. Does that mean 3 karts or is it the complete pack only?

    • Dec. 16, 3:03pm

      It’s a “Gran Turismo Racing Kart 125 SP”

  49. Dec. 14, 12:44pm

    and so the standard cars become more and more like premium,and we get awesome new things…

  50. Dec. 14, 12:43pm

    Ok. Well,( and I hope i’m not jinxing this) Lets hope they don’t delay it.

    • Dec. 14, 4:48pm

      thanx for reminding them

  51. Dec. 14, 12:43pm

    At last we can change the wheels on standard cars. All we need now is a wheel pack for DLC.
    Improved racing sound effects. Will this be engine sounds or just collision sounds or running off track sounds etc?

    • Dec. 14, 1:05pm

      I hope it’s “all” sounds. :) Even though it doesn’t bug me. ^^

    • Dec. 14, 1:35pm

      Wheel pack is a cool idea

    • Dec. 14, 3:29pm

      I’m wondering what wheels though. Surely premium wheels on a standard car would look odd. Maybe its every standard car like GT4? You would have more choice. Better sounds though definately up for that. Hopefully the Chapparal 2J sounds like the real thing. Not holding my breath though. Those coupons sound interesting to.

  52. Dec. 14, 12:41pm

    OMG I”M LOSING MY MIND! i’ve been wanting these VW’s since the game came out. a mkvi gti would have been great (i own one) but the golf r will do since they have similar 0-60 and 1/4 mile stats. AND WHEEL CHANGES TO STANDARDS, merry christmas to me. no tracks? waiting for pikes peak since i’ll be there this summer.

    • Dec. 14, 5:27pm

      I don’t think stock vs stock Golf R and GTI have similar 0-60 and 1/4 mile stats. Do they?

  53. Dec. 14, 12:40pm

    •Standard rims: FINALLY THANK YOU
    •The settings sheets will include a new ‘copy’ feature:so what?
    •In GT Auto, players will be able to see how the oil changes, aerodynamic parts, engine overhauls, and racing modifications will affect performance points and engine power, before and after their application: GREAT
    •Free coupons have been added that allow you to wash cars, change oil, overhaul your engine, or refresh the car body in GT Auto (10 coupons will be distributed for free to each of those who have downloaded the 2.02 update):Nice…but only needed for overhauling the engine and refreshing the body…
    •Pressing the Square button in the car coupon selection screen of the Car Delivery will now allow you to exchange all car coupons at once, rather than doing one at a time: Just time saving
    •In screens where the [Garage] and [Driver List] buttons are displayed in the A/B Spec events, Special Events, and Seasonal Events, pressing the Square button will now show the [Garage], and pressing the Triangle button will bring up the drivers list:again time saving
    •In My Lounge, the room settings will feature a new ‘Max. number of participants’ setting:not that important but still very usefull
    •In the event selection screen of seasonal events, there are now ☆(star) marks that show the number of Gold Trophies attained in each event:unnecessary
    •Improved racing sound effects:NEW ENGINE SOUNDS? anyhow AWESOME
    •Elements of the steering assist controls (used when using certain controllers on Racing Karts) have been tweaked:what?

    •2011 Mini Cooper S:i dont really like this car…but it would be good if it has an RM option so it would look like the rally countryman
    •2010 Volkswagen Golf VI R: Great
    •2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R: GREAT
    •2012 Nissan GT-R Black edition R35: AWWW YEEAAAH! Finally i can beat almost any supercar with a stock GT-R

    The only cars now missing:
    -SUVs(Porsche Cayenne,Mercedes G Class, BMW X…)

    My opinion

    • Dec. 14, 12:54pm

      SUVs would be pointless in this game.. my opinion.

    • Dec. 14, 1:17pm

      I know forza, just kidding. In my opinion.

    • Dec. 14, 1:24pm

      why would they be pointless?

    • Dec. 14, 2:33pm

      I agree and disagree with all the above statements…. my opinion :P

    • Dec. 14, 2:43pm
      GT5 X1

      Porsche has given the rights to EA. ):<

    • Dec. 14, 4:47pm

      you have to remember the GTR and its versions are a competitor of the porsche cars. and who is nissan partnered with gran tourismo.

    • Dec. 14, 4:50pm

      Trucks would be nice like the SVT raptor supercrew

    • Dec. 15, 1:51am

      You’re friggin’ kidding, right? I’ve been wanting a settings sheet copy feature since they announced settings sheets. Makes setting up new tunes much more convenient. I can do away with much of the pen n paper his way.

      Opinions though. I mean, it’s a big “so what” for me about standard rim changes. It’s purely aesthetic and ya hardly ever see it.
      A new set of rims ain’t going to help me corner.

    • Dec. 15, 1:11pm

      @ GT5 X1 they have to KILL EA to get them right?

  54. Dec. 14, 12:39pm

    We’ve went this long without some baby crying about a new GT-R? Impressive.

    • Dec. 14, 1:16pm

      I know forza, just kidding just kidding. In my opinion.

    • Dec. 14, 1:17pm

      Sorry, wrong place. :D

    • Dec. 14, 1:21pm

      You’ve cursed it, see the comment above yours ;)

    • Dec. 14, 1:26pm

      I know right, I’m very sorry haha. XD

  55. Dec. 14, 12:39pm

    WOW another gtr r35 but black edition??? jeez gimme a break. if i want r35 black id just paint the other one from previous dlc. sorry but this DLC fails

    • Dec. 14, 12:40pm

      Oh, spoke a few seconds too late, it seems. :rolleyes:

    • Dec. 14, 12:41pm

      actually….no…its a !2012! GT-R which is much better and faster as it has 530HP as to the old one has “only” 485

    • Dec. 14, 1:02pm

      Atleast this DLC has a meaning, but don’t worry I bet you’ll still get it hahaha. :) Right?

    • Dec. 14, 1:28pm

      this DLC is great…although i still really want Porsches and an Aventador :P

    • Dec. 14, 3:24pm

      U need EA to stop making car games. Going by recent NFS. That might not be a bad thing in my opinion.

  56. Dec. 14, 12:39pm
    Big Ron

    htree european cars…..that´s a good start. I dont understand the Nissan GT-R….does´t look any different to the ones we already have. But, meeeh. it´s ok.

    • Dec. 14, 12:42pm

      The 2012…the only differenc are the LED lights on the front and that it has 530HP AND 2.9s 0-100kph(0-60mph)

    • Dec. 16, 1:50pm

      ^ Sorry but you’re looking at last year’s car. The GTR that is releasing soon has 545 hp and 463 pound-feet of torque and 0-60 flies by in 2.7. It also got a suspension upgrade, better exhaust valve cooling performance and lower air flow resistance. Also the transmission has been tuned better and now uses differential oil as Nissan’s GT-R race cars. There are a few more thing’s but you get the idea, the R35 we have now is “slow” in comparison.

  57. Dec. 14, 12:38pm

    Nice another up date. But i think there are enought cars in the game. I think we need real life tracks. (please no more fantasie tracks) just my 2 cents

    Thanks for the up date anyway Kaz.

  58. Dec. 14, 12:38pm

    AWSOME the gold and the scirrocco is what i hoped and the mini and the nissan are just awsome

    • Dec. 14, 1:32pm

      i mean the golf lol

    • Dec. 14, 2:40pm
      GT5 X1

      I wished that atleast one of those cars was free!

  59. Dec. 14, 12:38pm

    no tracks….
    Ohw well the cars are good :)

  60. Dec. 14, 12:37pm

    YES! Another Skyline/GTR! (not sarcasm here) And its the 2012 model! 500 HORSEPOWER bring it! :D

    • Dec. 14, 5:11pm

      560bhp to be exact!

  61. Dec. 14, 12:37pm

    /looks up, shrugs shoulders, goes back to playing Forza…

    • Dec. 14, 4:40pm

      lol yea right i heard forza sucks

    • Dec. 14, 6:25pm

      Hahaha. lol XD

  62. Dec. 14, 12:35pm

    Hmm,tempting. The update looks great and I might get the DLC. I was hoping for some tracks though.

  63. Dec. 14, 12:35pm

    One dollar per car? Pricing seems fair enough!

    • Dec. 14, 2:30pm

      I thought that, the UK price should be about £3.50ish… which is more than a bargain I say. People just love to complain because the DLC didnt come with a free Moon.

  64. Dec. 14, 12:34pm

    Nice new car pack and patch :)

  65. Dec. 14, 12:34pm

    wow i want more than 4 cars :( what a shame. oh well ill still buy, i have 8 $ in my wallet still lol (from the last DLC)

  66. Dec. 14, 12:32pm

    I hope they tell us more. I know this isnt it. 4 cars. one free car. The patch sounds good. but the dlc dont sound really big.

    • Dec. 14, 12:58pm

      Maybe they might more, *as a secret*. Shhh 0.0

    • Dec. 14, 12:59pm

      Might have more, sorry. X(

    • Dec. 14, 2:54pm

      Exactly where has it ever been said the DLC would be “Big”

    • Dec. 14, 3:19pm


    • Dec. 15, 12:24am

      It does say in the english translation that “A Christmas present is coming next week”, so we can start to speculate on that… Its not referring to Ver. 2.02 or DLC…

      But I’m not saying it will be big.

  67. Dec. 14, 12:31pm

    Uh, only the 5-6 cars? Bleh.. unless i missed something..

  68. Dec. 14, 12:31pm

    Finally some Euro love.

    • Dec. 14, 12:50pm

      Indeed more european cars was what i was waiting on !!

  69. Dec. 14, 12:31pm

    No new rally content

    I am disappoint

    • Dec. 14, 3:20pm

      i was hoping for Loebs DS3 WRC. 8 times world championship. Surely its something to celebrate. I wish Vettel didn’t get so much attention. I didn’t need a second Vettel X1.

    • Dec. 14, 10:10pm

      i too want some rally dlc. Pikes Peak!

  70. Dec. 14, 12:30pm

    Omg! 2012 GTR here I come! Change wheels on standards! Thk you pd!

    • Dec. 14, 12:55pm

      + ME TOO!

    • Dec. 14, 12:57pm

      I agree. :D

    • Dec. 14, 4:39pm

      Yeah the 2012 GTR is here!!!!!

    • Dec. 14, 5:27pm
      Chad D.

      That just made A LOT more cars A LOT more cooler, like my usual 1988 camaro and the stock AE86’s, and so on. IF they look like they did in GT4, which they most likely will, because if they looked like the ones that the premiums get, then it’d be a bit of a miss match, lol

  71. Dec. 14, 12:29pm

    This is really awesome.

    Thanks PD

  72. Dec. 14, 12:29pm

    Track pack would of been nice… but i’m curious on the improved racing sounds..

    • Dec. 14, 2:13pm


    • Dec. 14, 2:28pm

      I know right, I did a little wee when I read that about standard cars!

  73. Dec. 14, 12:28pm

    JUST missing track DLC :(

    • Dec. 14, 12:46pm

      Cars in Dirt 3 are $2 each.

  74. Dec. 14, 12:28pm

    Now, where is the “HUGE” DLC?

    4 cars for $1 a piece? You can’t really call that a DLC… That would be a scam!

    Seriously, either add cars which is not already in the game or add new tracks!!!

    • Dec. 14, 2:28pm

      The Scirocco and New Golf are already in the game??? o_O

    • Dec. 14, 2:53pm

      You clearly have never seen codemaster’s DLC then going by that comment.

    • Dec. 14, 3:19pm

      And Turn 10’s DLC, I saw that new RX-8 R3 in that Mazda event.

    • Dec. 14, 5:25pm
      Chad D.

      If you want overpriced DLC, look at the stuff they keep spewing out for Railworks, they’re charging like $20 for one locomotive and maybe 6 different coaches, and maybe a few senarios to use it in, its outragous, so if you want to know what a SCAM truely is, there ya go, this is not a scam, your just too cheap, lol, this is good dlc, true I would of liked to see a new track or maybe different cars (like a honestly want to drive a stupid mini), but I kinda like the new Volkswagen Scirocco, and, as much as people hate how many GT-R’s are in the game, I don’t mine the new GT-R.

  75. Dec. 14, 12:28pm

    Yay I’m not crying :D

  76. Dec. 14, 12:26pm

    Are you kidding me? No tracks?

    • Dec. 14, 12:55pm

      Yea, me too.


  77. Dec. 14, 12:21pm
    V8 Rumble

    It is true. It is in the playstation blog site

  78. Dec. 14, 12:20pm

    The only present i need is non-blocky shadows on ALL tracks!….and those insane replay angles like in the opening movie or GT3!

  79. Dec. 14, 12:17pm

    I hope those patch details are true. They sound really great.

  80. Dec. 14, 12:17pm


  81. Dec. 14, 12:16pm

    All I want for Christmas is a 500 Abarth!

    • Dec. 14, 11:56pm


    • Dec. 16, 11:52am

      Me too, and a MARCOS LM 600 in THE collors of Cor Euser.

      Thatcher Will be great.

  82. Dec. 14, 12:16pm

    I know the patch is free, but is the dlc free? Im glad they finally gave us a date now.

    • Dec. 14, 9:48pm
      GT HP Nut

      The update patch will be free, but you’ll have to pay $3.99 for the DLC(featuring 4 new cars).

  83. Dec. 14, 12:16pm

    Direct source: PlayStation @PlayStation 12m

    · Open

    Gran Turismo 5: New DLC + Update 2.02 are hitting next week. Read on for full details:

  84. Dec. 14, 12:14pm


    Click the link in my first post, has all the info there. That was posted by playstation on their twitter account!

  85. Dec. 14, 12:14pm

    need nascar DLC.

    • Dec. 14, 12:23pm

      SERIOUSLY…didnt we just get 11 new Nascars?

    • Dec. 14, 12:55pm

      Yes we did, we already have enough of them.

    • Dec. 14, 4:26pm

      this guy said mor nascar LOLOL sorry but no

    • Dec. 14, 6:41pm

      I can see where he is coming from…Lets have Bristol in the mix, Martinsville, top 43 drivers in points should be able to have their cars in here too. GT5 is the most realistic Nascar game since Nascar Racing 2003. Which is sad but true. I would totally be down with this proposition.

    • Dec. 14, 8:03pm

      @ The first two commenters;

      NASCAR isn’t very well supported in the game. Theres really only 2 professional NASCAR tracks, and those 11 “new” nascars aren’t really new; they’re the same cars with the 2011 livery and aero kits. NASCAR ALWAYS has 43 cars on the starting grid, the game only supports 16. To add to this, theres only 11 different models, so the WILL be duplicates, and that’s unrealistic. Also, they don’t really have REAL nascar events. the closest thing there is is the Indy 500, but there isn’t nascar opponents EVER. The NASCAR seasonal, A-Spec, and special events don’t count because they’re either time trials, on non-american circuits, and don’t have enough laps. Some nascar races end up having 500 laps, and the game only goes up to 200 lap sprints. There should be a NASCAR Endurance race like the Indy 500, just with NASCARS, and maybe also do a Daytona 500 Race. But then again, the game also needs bette drifting, Karting, and Rallying experiences, and it doesn’t even have a drag race system.

    • Dec. 19, 11:14am

      2 tracks is already too much

  86. Dec. 14, 12:13pm

    Good news

  87. Dec. 14, 12:13pm

    Can not wait for it :)))

  88. Dec. 14, 12:12pm

    Ye. Hopefully I can download it. If not I’m f**ed. Blu ray reader failed on my ps3.

    • Dec. 14, 12:15pm

      And hopefully there’s a dlc to have all dlc on all acounts.

    • Dec. 14, 12:18pm

      This should be in the patch update.

  89. Dec. 14, 12:10pm
    killer tiller

    Awesome, just in time for my Xmas holidays. Wonder what the DLC is going to be???

  90. Dec. 14, 12:10pm

    I bet there’s gonna be ANOTHER Nisan Skyline or GTR. You know….just for a change ;oP

    • Dec. 14, 1:02pm

      you just guessed right! wonder what would happen if Sony was German? BMW’s, Mercedes’, and Audi’s? At least that would make a change :D

    • Dec. 14, 1:23pm
      Tenacious D

      I happen to want that GT-R. ;-)

      And btw, did it escape you that the ratio of European cars to Japanese cars in the pack is 3:1?

    • Dec. 14, 2:26pm

      People are so hard up to look for the GT-R now thats all they ever see… as you said we have 3 European cars in that pack… The Scirocco will be great.

      Cant wait

    • Dec. 14, 5:59pm

      @Tenacious D. I think what may have escaped you is the fact that I post my comment earlier today when there were no details of what the DLC would contain.Just news that it was coming on the 20th. I was right in guessing there would be YET ANOTHER GTR but hey, you wouldn’t need to be Einstein to guess that. Don’t get me wrong I like the GTR too, it’s just that I don’t think that any more of them are needed in the game, I already have like 5 different versions for every year they’ve been made and there isn’t that much difference between them. There are hundreds more cars out there that would be much more appreciated as DLC than another GTR which is gonna be exactly the same as the others “only slightly different”.

    • Dec. 14, 6:24pm

      I want to make a trust, a trust that this GT-R will maybe the last to come. *Sniff* I love this last GT-R very much, it rocks. :) I bet you forza is gonna try to get this too cuz it’s in GT5, honestly…

  91. Dec. 14, 12:07pm

    YES! good thing i saved my last bit of cash on my psn account, can’t wait!

  92. Dec. 14, 12:07pm

    el capitan, NEW YORK, brands hatch, some classic cars NOT FROM JAPAN
    any of the above would be awesome

    • Dec. 15, 2:12am

      Maybe i’ll get a bug again an get that new DLC 5 times again like the last one. Hahahaha XD. Than i call Sony again, i want 4 times my money back … ^^

  93. Dec. 14, 12:06pm

    As an additional gift to players this holiday season, everyone who downloads the 2.02 update will also receive the stunning Toyota FT-86 2012 to add to their in-game collection.

    • Dec. 14, 2:08pm

      I can’t wait to get my hands on that thing! Going to break mine in with a day of hotlapping Trial Mountain :D

  94. Dec. 14, 12:06pm

    Woohoo…. Hoping for some classic tracks!

  95. Dec. 14, 12:06pm

    In addition all the info about the patch is there too:

    Users can now change wheels on Standard cars
    The settings sheets will include a new ‘copy’ feature
    In GT Auto, players will be able to see how the oil changes, aerodynamic parts, engine overhauls, and racing modifications will affect performance points and engine power, before and after their application
    Free coupons have been added that allow you to wash cars, change oil, overhaul your engine, or refresh the car body in GT Auto (10 coupons will be distributed for free to each of those who have downloaded the 2.02 update)
    Pressing the Square button in the car coupon selection screen of the Car Delivery will now allow you to exchange all car coupons at once, rather than doing one at a time
    In screens where the [Garage] and [Driver List] buttons are displayed in the A/B Spec events, Special Events, and Seasonal Events, pressing the Square button will now show the [Garage], and pressing the Triangle button will bring up the drivers list
    In My Lounge, the room settings will feature a new ‘Max. number of participants’ setting
    In the event selection screen of seasonal events, there are now ☆(star) marks that show the number of Gold Trophies attained in each event
    Improved racing sound effects
    Elements of the steering assist controls (used when using certain controllers on Racing Karts) have been tweaked

    • Dec. 14, 12:08pm

      Where did you get all this info ?

    • Dec. 14, 8:58pm

      1 Source: hxxp://

      Next week you’ll be able to download Car Pack 2 for $3.99 and add some fantastic new rides to your garage. Car Pack 2 includes the 2011 Mini Cooper S, 2010 Volkswagen Golf VI R, 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R, and the new and improved 2012 Nissan GT-R Black edition R35.

      as a special gift anyone who purchased anything from the first batch of DLC will get unlock the Gran Turismo Racing Kart 125 SP and five New Car Refresh cards in the game for free. The refresh cards will take any car back to being ‘as good as new’ while maintaining any modifications or paint jobs you have given your motors. To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need to install the new downloadable update hitting next week.

      The free downloadable update coming next week will also add several new enhancements to GT5 as well as correcting some reported issues. A few examples of the benefits of update 2.02 include:

      * Users can now change wheels on Standard cars
      * The settings sheets will include a new ‘copy’ feature
      * In GT Auto, players will be able to see how the oil changes, aerodynamic parts, engine overhauls, and racing modifications will affect performance points and engine power, before and after their application
      * Free coupons have been added that allow you to wash cars, change oil, overhaul your engine, or refresh the car body in GT Auto (10 coupons will be distributed for free to each of those who have downloaded the 2.02 update)
      * Pressing the Square button in the car coupon selection screen of the Car Delivery will now allow you to exchange all car coupons at once, rather than doing one at a time
      * In screens where the [Garage] and [Driver List] buttons are displayed in the A/B Spec events, Special Events, and Seasonal Events, pressing the Square button will now show the [Garage], and pressing the Triangle button will bring up the drivers list
      * In My Lounge, the room settings will feature a new ‘Max. number of participants’ setting
      * In the event selection screen of seasonal events, there are now ☆(star) marks that show the number of Gold Trophies attained in each event
      * Improved racing sound effects
      * Elements of the steering assist controls (used when using certain controllers on Racing Karts) have been tweaked

      As an additional gift to players this holiday season, everyone who downloads the 2.02 update will also receive the stunning Toyota FT-86 2012 to add to their in-game collection.

      One more note: Those who purchased the course and/or vehicle DLC that was released in October will be able to download Family Upgrade unlocks for free from the store. This means that if you bought the Racing Car Pack, Course Pack, or the ‘Complete Pack’ that contained both of these, by downloading the free Family Upgrade items, the content will now be accessible to more than just the user account that purchased the content. Family members or friends using the same PS3 can all use the courses and cars. Note that the upgrade doesn’t apply to the Racing Gear Pack or Special Paint Pack, and starting next week, new purchases will not have the restriction in place.

    • Dec. 14, 10:42pm

      It seems PD may taking the GTP feedback as useful info. Wheels for standards and I thought I remember seeing euro hot hatches as something you could vote on awhile ago. I’m pleasantly surprised to see the 2 VW’s, I thought we just get more Japanese cars with maybe 1 American muscle car. I hope we get more tracks ( Abu Dhabi GP), but over all I pretty happy how PD is handing customer feedback

    • Dec. 14, 11:59pm

      What’s interesting is the words “A few examples of the benefits of update 2.02 include:”

      so the big question is, What more can we expect from this update and are there going to be any surprises that have not already been mentioned in the DLC.
      Tracks anyone.??
      We shall have to wait and see.

    • Dec. 15, 5:09am
      Magic Ayrton

      Very happy with the update.. but I think that if GT6 does not come out by the end of 2012/13 with a livery editor, RUF lineup as premiums along with all the newer rufs and just newer cars in general PLUS the original tracks, then PD have a big problem on their hands. A lot of faithfuls such as myself will be thinking about abandoning ship ie leaving the franchise and never coming back.

      If we keep buying the carpacks such as we have seen here, The Forza series will have the upper hand.. not that I will ever buy Forza because the Graphics in GT5 are much better in my opinion.. BUT I really crave the older ferraris such as 512 TR, the newer RUFS such as RT12 and cars like the Ford Capri 280 Brooklands, 3.0S, maybe a Ford Escort Mk1 Rally car, Sierra Cosworth road car and maybe an Opel manta.. cars like that along with 2012 cars Jaguar xkr-s etc….

      What do you guys think??

    • Dec. 15, 5:49am

      That’s exactly we need !! OLD CARS and OLD TRACKS !!

    • Dec. 19, 4:50pm

      Seattle circuit would be cool. Come to think of it we should have access to every track ever featured in a GT game. Theres a few that I wish were in GT5. Seattle being one of them. El Capitan as well.

    • Dec. 19, 5:48pm

      I agree. :) The mini version of Seattle circuit should also come back too. :D I hope the next pack will be “GT classics”.

    • Dec. 15, 10:58am

      Jumping ship is a little extreme just because you don’t have a particular car or a livery editor. I love the livery editor in Forza, but is it a simulator necessity? Not really, as you can’t get specialized graphics at a dealership. This is labeled a driving simulator, not pimp my ride!
      As a artist, I would like the option, but I also respect PD for their dedication for realism.

      btw, +1 for old ferraris

    • Dec. 16, 2:02pm

      Realism would be modding your car AND livery to look like the REAL thing. You know, make racecars look like RACECARS and not like a bunch of showroom cars in a race. I don’t get the excuse-ism. You respect PD for their dedication for realism by not putting in an option to make cars look like the real thing?!?!?
      Well I really hope PD decides to disrespect realism by adding that and other unrealistic things that exist in real life.

    • Dec. 16, 2:10pm

      That maybe true. But some say “otherwise” to that mind you.

    • Dec. 19, 12:29am


    • Dec. 15, 5:10am
      Magic Ayrton

      but not “a few examples of DLC” which is what EVERYONE wants (i’m pretty confident that most intelligent people want) TRACKS!!!!! THE OLD TRACKS!!!

    • Dec. 15, 9:27am

      If we do get the old GT TRACKS, which I hope myself. WE better not hear you COMPLAIN about anything else again.

    • Dec. 15, 5:20pm

      haha nice

    • Dec. 15, 5:35pm

      Old Tracks from previous GT series is one thing, but i’d like to some of the old GP tracks… eg. “Old Spa” – 14km, Dundrod(Ulster TT) – 11.9km. Just a couple…

    • Dec. 15, 5:43pm

      You are dreaming your life mate… old GT tracks will never come. GT5 is going to have some more DLCs (like 4 cars each) every two months… and then they will start talking about GT6…and forget about GT5.

      So your old GT tracks may end up in GT6…. but in GT5: stop dreaming. PD does not give a f* what fans want. Period.

    • Dec. 16, 2:01pm

      If PD did not care, then why are they sending updates to improve the game?

    • Dec. 19, 7:27pm

      Umm… an extremely large number of fans said “I want Spa…” and what happened? we got Spa.

      I feel that the number of GTRs, and the fact that the new DLC has another GTR is just PD having a bit of fun. I bet they sit in their offices saying “Hey, let’s put another GTR in the game, that’ll be great!”

      And also, a large number of people actually said “The new 2012 GTR would be pretty cool too” and, SHOCK HORROR, the 2012 GTR is in the new DLC. So i think PD do seem to ‘give a f*’ what the fans are asking for.

    • Dec. 16, 2:03pm
      Magic Ayrton

      or what?? LOL.. I will complain as much as it takes!!

    • Dec. 16, 2:12pm

      So until you get everything you ever wanted. You will still complain?

    • Dec. 16, 6:27pm

      Yet that same theory doesn’t apply to any other game. So in other games when they have something missing it’s ok to rant and rave and belittle the game YET when GT5 comes up short it’s “So until you get everything you ever wanted. You will still complain?” I’m not saying that’s what YOU do TT, I haven’t read your posts about any other game, but I know the VAST majority here do.
      Why do I care? I want all the racing games to rival each other and make them take notice to each other so they can get better and we all win. GT5 failed this time around and left the door WIDE open for Turn10 to mail it in if they wished. Fortunately they didn’t. That is usually the exception to the rule I find in videogames, hell in life even.

    • Dec. 16, 6:49pm

      What? I didn’t say you were complaining, it wasn’t even directed at you, that was for Magic Ayrton. lol I was just me saying it’s going take some time to actually get what we need and want in GT5 or maybe in GT6. You do know PD has been working alot lately so I don’t blame them, + they’re a small company aswell. That was just my thought but I didn’t say you were complaining, it wasn’t directed at you…

    • Dec. 18, 12:43pm

      You should take that comment some place else, it’s not wanted here if you’re gonna get mad about GT5. Really? And who cares about Turn 10, not like I wouldn’t.

    • Dec. 19, 4:22pm

      Actually I take that back, that’s your opinion so I won’t blame you. :) Opinions will be opinions.

    • Dec. 15, 5:24pm

      What’s interesting is the words “A few examples of the benefits of update 2.02 include:”

      so the big question is, What more can we expect from this update and are there going to be any surprises that have not already been mentioned in the DLC.
      Tracks anyone.??
      We shall have to wait and see.”

      Wow, I really hope the list is just a partial one.

    • Dec. 15, 5:06am
      Big Ron

      Didn´t you realise, that everything was posted in the article or why do you post this stuff again?

    • Dec. 15, 5:22pm


    • Dec. 14, 12:15pm

      Why don’t I believe this? Seems too good to be true, however there are the usual pointless things in the list aswell so…

      What is your source?

    • Dec. 14, 12:15pm

      If this is a lie I’m going to cry so just keep that in mind.

    • Dec. 14, 12:23pm
      V8 Rumble

      Go to It’s all there.

    • Dec. 14, 12:24pm

      No need to cry.
      This update is fantastic.

    • Dec. 14, 1:12pm

      YES!! They should have had the option to change the wheels on the standard cars from the beginning, but im happy that they are adding it now. This makes the game for me now.

    • Dec. 14, 1:27pm
      Tenacious D

      You guys who can’t stand it unless you can change the wheels are just strange. I like cool mods as much as the next guy, but you can’t see the wheels at all on the track, you know…

      Anyway, disappointed there isn’t a new track, but very happy with the cars and all the REVEALED changes. There could be a few more.

    • Dec. 14, 2:11pm

      Many people enjoy watching their replays, sharing them to YouTube, showing off their cars in “cruise” rooms and taking decent pictures in Photomode.

    • Dec. 14, 9:05pm

      Cmon Tenacious D… I know you wanted this too… For your CSL, remember? j/k

      Some people say that rims for standards are useless, but then… just wait to see how EVERYONE will race customized standards no less.

  96. Dec. 14, 12:06pm

    I’m guessing its just the GT86

  97. Dec. 14, 12:05pm
    NoxNoctis Umbra

    December 20th is my birth date! Thank you Kaz!

    • Dec. 14, 12:53pm

      Can’t wait till your birthday comes. :D

    • Dec. 14, 1:13pm

      Lucky you! :)

    • Dec. 14, 1:21pm
      NoxNoctis Umbra

      Haha thanks guys

    • Dec. 14, 1:21pm
      NoxNoctis Umbra

      By the way, new sounds? OMG!

    • Dec. 14, 2:14pm

      It’s on my mother birth date

    • Dec. 14, 2:53pm

      Two birthdays? This is getting better and better. :D WOOHOO!

    • Dec. 14, 4:24pm

      happy birthday and for you birthday i’ll sell you your birthday gift for 3.99 LOL

    • Dec. 14, 4:37pm

      Not only yours birthday, my too mate.

    • Dec. 14, 6:21pm

      So far that’s four birthdays, getting really better guys. :D

  98. Dec. 14, 12:04pm
    Eric W

    Now, what are we getting for DLC!

    • Dec. 14, 1:49pm

      4 cars for $4. A bit pricey if you ask me.

    • Dec. 14, 1:55pm
      Eric W

      Yeah, but I’m sure that most of us will still buy it.

    • Dec. 14, 2:56pm
      HKS racer

      I wont. Not interested in any of those cars, price is not the problem, simply it’s a disappointing DLC if you ask me. No tracks? No money. I’ll just grab the update.

    • Dec. 14, 3:07pm

      £2-3 isn’t too bad. Ace Combat charge £3-5 for one plane. The main thing is at least most of them are actually new. Unlike what most other people do and charge you for stuff hidden and already in game. Hopefully they’ll be available to buy again from the dealership to so at least you can have more than one.

    • Dec. 14, 3:12pm

      You’re so highly right. :) I hate being ripped off with contant already in the game and charging you money to get them.

    • Dec. 14, 3:29pm

      •Improved racing sound effects
      i hope the cars sound better mabey like in shift 2 will see

    • Dec. 14, 4:18pm

      how many skyline gtr do we need ? . .. . . how about new 911s , bmw 1m, m5 f10, cls 63

    • Dec. 14, 4:23pm

      yea i think i won’t be getting it either

    • Dec. 14, 7:32pm

      No Porsches – EA is an @$$hole and has the exclusive license. Not even Forza 4 got them.

    • Dec. 14, 8:06pm

      not really an excuse for not bringing out 911s, since pd owns ruf license there should be ruf 600 (997 derived) and other ones. pretty sure ruf would do a version of the new 991 too

    • Dec. 14, 9:26pm

      better than matchbox car prices

    • Dec. 15, 6:42pm


      Yeah, that much is true. I’m really hoping an RUF version or some other sub-Porsche brand has or will have a 918 spyder variant… But I’d also like to see a LOT more modern super cars (aside from the GTR, which I DO enjoy; the maost recent version was fine with me since its so much more powerful; there’s just too many, we don’t need more until theres a new even MORE powerful version.) like Lambo Aventador and the new Gallardos, more Pagani support, Koeniggsegg, Ferraris (Classic and modern… specifically the new 599 variants and the 458 Spyder) Aston Zagato and One-77, and MORE PREMIUM JAGUARS! Also, we need some PREMIUM european touring/endurance/LMS/LMP class cars; Lola Astom Martin LMP and LMS, Audi R8, R10, R15, R18 LMP, and other LMS Audi’s, BMW’s, Jaguars, ETC.
      A few muscle cars (2013 Corvette Concept and mustang would buy me), but mostly more classics like old Mustangs, Chevelles, Corvettes, Chargers, ETC. ALSO, more rally support in general.

    • Dec. 19, 7:34pm

      @blackshadow dont compare Shift to GT5. Shift is like driving on ice. no matter how slow you go you are always sideways. or at least it feels that way to me

  99. Dec. 14, 12:03pm

    El Capitan please!

    • Dec. 14, 1:03pm

      Pretty please lol

    • Dec. 14, 1:03pm

      I can’t believe there isn’t a track pack this time. It seems like we’ll have to wait another 2 months.

    • Dec. 14, 1:21pm
      Tenacious D

      Tracks do take MUCH longer to make. Remember, up to six months for a car model, but up to two YEARS for a track. Hopefully they can make the tracks look great without going to crazy depths of detail, and cut that building time down a lot. I want to see all those classic Gran Turismo tracks by December 2012.

    • Dec. 14, 1:34pm

      @ tenacious D — I never played any of the previous GT games, but wasn’t El Capitan already MADE for the GT franchise? if so, then all they have to do is do a remake which shouldn’t take that long since they’re not starting from scratch

    • Dec. 14, 2:04pm

      The classic tracks were what I was expecting. El Capitan, at least.

    • Dec. 14, 3:11pm

      That two year estimate is really dishonest. There is no way all of the tracks in this game took 2 years each. It’s more like 2 years to make the Nurburging. The rest took significantly less time. It’s like how Polyphony Digital said they took over 1000 pictures for every single car in the game, it’s obvious they are talking about only the premiums.

    • Dec. 14, 3:16pm

      Well aleast it’s better then rushing.

    • Dec. 14, 3:34pm

      My favorite track was seattle long and short hope that bring that back

    • Dec. 14, 6:34pm

      @ omgitsbees – so you’re a developer now? Or you have the inside scoop of what goes on behind closed doors at PD? Ever heard of man hours, I’m sure they don’t have one guy working for two years (4,100 man hours) they could have 100 people get it done in 41 hours. But you can’t have 100 people build a single track together.

      Idea…you make a game and we’ll see if it is any better than GT5…That goes to all the other pot shots and half cracks as well!

    • Dec. 14, 6:48pm

      GT5_Honda_Guy If I’m correct, I think Kaz said there’s 30 staff working on each tracks with 10,000 photos for each track.

      I would rather for PD to take more time making the tracks than rushing them out. Look how accurate the Nurburgring is compared to the real one. It’s amazing.

    • Dec. 14, 8:43pm

      I would really like to have Apricot Hill back because I used to love doing that endurance race with the “then current” Evo back in GT2.

    • Dec. 14, 9:23pm

      dont call me a half crack ahving pot shots at being pepped up on goof balls …gawd blimey darn bugger it……we want it all,and we want it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dec. 14, 10:11pm

      GT5_Honda_Guy – Kaz was very specific in saying it takes 2 years overall to make each track. Nice job being a fanboy though, with a completely pointless comment.

    • Dec. 14, 10:15pm

      I also like how your rebuttal is to tell me to go make my own game, as if that is at all relevant to what I am talking about. Seriously pathetic and immature response.

    • Dec. 15, 5:51am

      Why do we need 23498049830 Nissan GT-R’s?

    • Dec. 15, 10:08am

      As as game developer i would be ashamed to admit that it took me 2 yrs to build a single race track…I can almost guarantee it took less time to build the real life race track

    • Dec. 16, 3:18pm

      V8Loverr, PD probably put in so many GTR’s because they made the computer system that the real car uses. They designed it so I think that is why they add all the different variants to the game that they designed.

    • Dec. 19, 9:47pm

      @Tenacious D your wrong coz if the put effect into it they could model a car in upto 3 months if they didn’t keep adding crap that doesn’t improve the game, like the faster loading time when starting a race but then you still have to wait for the cars to load before it lets you race.

  100. Dec. 14, 12:03pm

    Thanks for the Xmas gifts Kaz ^ ^

    • Dec. 14, 2:30pm

      Tenacious D – Turn 10 took 2 years to model Fully Premium 500 cars in F4. That’s not an excuse to take 6 month to model a car. If you see PD designers have spent lot’s of time to model the same cars (GT-Rs). OHHHH there’s another one coming LOL 4 cars for 4 dollares??? They could give us some tool to load car models from CAD into GT5 (or from F4 DVD hehe). At least we could create our own cars =D About tracks – They are all in GT4 Disc and would be better with PS2 graphics than tedious Cape Ring and Eifel Variations.

      P.S. – How about the GT award SEMA car??? Some people have said that would be free update…

    • Dec. 14, 2:41pm

      With the same engine being used, okay. With the same looking cars from old forza games, alright I hear you. Surprised there are not enough tracks that couldn’t been done like the same looking cars we see, whatever. I guess that 2 years were very simple. okay I see…

    • Dec. 14, 3:10pm

      The DLC is lame, and no new track is even more lame. But the 2.02 patch is really cool and i’m happy to be getting the new Toyota for free.

    • Dec. 14, 3:15pm

      Don’t worry, we’ll soon get the tracks but don’t know when but waiting is the key though. I like the update very much, the racing sounds, even better. :D

    • Dec. 14, 7:18pm

      @madracer, It did not take 2 years to model 500 cars. They used cars from Forza 2 in Forza 3, They used the same models again in Forza 4. THEY did not even model them. It took them 4 years to model all the cars some cars were redone like the F40(no more flat 2D engine). The interiors of the cars were not even connected to model it’s self like the cars in GT5 in race.

    • Dec. 14, 10:24pm

      Not only did Turn 10 reuse models from it’s previous games, they outsourced alot of the work to other companies as well. They outsourced car models, artwork and sound. Thats why they can put out a game so quickly. I like the fact that PD and Sony keep everything in house.

    • Dec. 14, 10:47pm

      Keeping everything in-house doesn’t cut it anymore. Most developers outsource their games, they have to in order to finish them in a timely manner. Polyphony Digital and Gran Turismo 5 have become the postal children for why developers need to outsource their games.

    • Dec. 14, 11:00pm

      Enough, you already heard our truth and it’s true. So just drop it thank you. Conversation over…

    • Dec. 14, 11:28pm

      You mean I heard your opinion, and I don’t agree with you. So deal with it?

    • Dec. 14, 11:54pm

      FINALLY! Standard cars get RIMS!!!! Thank you…that’s all I cared about. That is all.

    • Dec. 15, 1:28am

      Can’t wait. Good news

    • Dec. 15, 3:18am

      Golf R scirocco R but no seat cupra R come on put my motor on gt please

    • Dec. 15, 4:27am
      kevin g

      will the new engine sounds be on every single car in the game?

    • Dec. 15, 9:58am

      I can’t wait to see what the improved sounds sound like and I can’t wait to change wheels on my standard cars.

    • Dec. 15, 10:13am

      Me too. :)

    • Dec. 15, 12:04pm

      I have alot of Homework to do..and that includes all 800 standard cars to get RIMS/WHEELS!!!!

      Never been so excited to do my H.W. before. lol

    • Dec. 15, 5:00pm

      I’m glad to get the Golf R, Scirocco R and the latest GTR with the LED lights and bumped up power. So I’ll be buying that! The free Toyota is nice too. Also the fact that standard cars can change rims is AWESOME!!!

      Can’t wait to hear the improved sounds and check out the new oil change videos.

    • Dec. 16, 9:57am

      Yes thanks, great news about update and fair enough DLC, but we really need more tracks and a track creator update. A new A-spec? And qualifying sessions like online and CPU trying to win races? it is basic stuff what is missing… really!

    • Dec. 17, 5:35am

      This is a gr8 update. I find it especially funny that anyone who wasted money buying the last DLC will find that now you can buy the cars in game using GT credits, not real money.

    • Dec. 17, 10:54am

      @Brunskill777 i don’t care i support PD so i am going to buy this dlc to like the last dlc i bought atleast they don’t require you to buy extra stuff like dirt3 or test drive unlimited or other games to finish the game…

    • Dec. 17, 11:02am

      no offense to kaz but. what dlc content is this?! this is HORRIBLE dlc and the xmas bonus is a joke and a bad one, couldn’t he think of something better as well as the car list? those are nothing but crap cars! no way on earth am i paying 4 dollars for those, you’d have have to be nuts to do so.

    • Dec. 17, 11:26am

      So you’re say we’re nuts for wanting to this DLC? I’m hurt. :(

    • Dec. 19, 4:23pm

      That’s your opinion, so I won’t jump it…

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