NSX Featured in Latest GT5 Time & Drift Trials

November 14th, 2012 by Michael Leary

The latest round of Seasonal Events are now available in Gran Turismo 5, in the form of new Time & Drift trials featuring the Honda or Acura NSX. The challenges are as follows:

Time Trial No. 49

  • 500PP NSX: Twin Ring Motegi East Course Time Trial
    Period of Availability: 2012/11/15 11:00 – 2012/11/29 11:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000
  • 600PP ’60s Racing Cars: Tokyo Route 246 Time Trial
    Period of Availability: 2012/11/15 11:00 – 2012/11/29 11:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000

Drift Trial No. 49

  • NSX: Eiger Nordwand Short Course Reverse Drift Trial
    Period of Availability: 2012/11/15 11:00 – 2012/11/29 11:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000  Silver: Cr.150,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000
  • ’60s Racing Cars: Nürburgring GP/D Drift Trial
    Period of Availability: 2012/11/15 11:00 – 2012/11/29 11:00
    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. Nov. 21, 12:42am


    Original Picture of NSX

  2. Nov. 17, 12:15am

    Have to agree.

    Seeing Twin Ring Motegi with the NSX on comfort softs brought back instant flashbacks of my nightmares with the GT Academy final race and that horrid 370Z as well, so much so I almost didn’t want to try it.

    But I’m glad I did!!!

    Have to say it was much easier and WAY more fun than the GTA final race.

  3. Nov. 16, 6:47pm

    Actually really liked the NSX @ Motegi (all the while having flashbacks of GTA)

    It was even the first time I made it on the leaderboards (126) could have been under 100 easy with a bit more time but eh, it was cool just to make the board :-) I’m sure I’m WAY the hell down the list now :-(

  4. Nov. 16, 8:57am

    Here i go!!!!

  5. Nov. 16, 6:41am

    The window isnt down, I can see the reflection there, and I guess the photo play fool with your eyes. :(

  6. Nov. 16, 12:41am

    How come the car’s window is down?

    • Nov. 16, 6:37am

      Its not down, could see window reflection there.

    • Nov. 16, 6:39am

      its not down, I can see window reflection right there.

    • Nov. 17, 5:51am

      Does look like it is partially down. It might be the lighting, but it does appear that the rear window is visible through the opening.

    • Nov. 18, 12:16pm
      Cote Dazur

      It definitly looks like it is half way down, you can see trough on the top part.

  7. Nov. 15, 8:38pm

    So sad, my DFGT paddle has just broken…

    • Nov. 16, 3:19pm

      Sad Man :O( – I broke off a Piece on my thrust pedal a couple of months ago, But luckily it still works.

      But sometimes my Brake pedal hangs, and than it’s braking like little tiny 2%, but that’s a killer and very frustrating hmm.. :o)

      My Red Quick-select dial, has never worked properly, so what’s the use ..

  8. Nov. 15, 8:20pm

    Beautiful car and photo and a great track+car combo! Can’t wait

  9. Nov. 15, 6:56pm

    Thanks for all the comments :D

  10. Nov. 15, 6:55pm

    Yaay my edit is displayed on the news. BTW the car is in front of the planter box, the original photo has the same effect.

    • Nov. 15, 7:49pm

      why is the base of the planter box lower than the wheel?

      this is messing with my head

    • Nov. 15, 10:04pm

      Lol, nice optical illusion

  11. Nov. 15, 4:58pm

    HOW IS THE WINDOW DOWN!!! Ive seen it before on the countryman and now this!!!

  12. Nov. 15, 3:39pm

    About time the NSX got some love from PD.

  13. Nov. 15, 3:37pm

    This GT5 Photo mode is so stunning! Even though Project Cars is a beatiful game, I think nothing can hold up with the GT5 photomode. I think the lighting is the thing that makes it look so real.

  14. Nov. 15, 3:23pm

    The 60’s race car trial is going to be awesome, I love it!

  15. Nov. 15, 2:13pm

    what am i doing wrong?i have gotten as low a time as 142 on the new seasonal at tokyo and still no trophy,not even third and i have done below 144 several times,thank you for any help

    • Nov. 15, 2:52pm

      This could be your problem. Make sure your lap times are valid. If they are in red they’re invalid.

    • Nov. 15, 3:25pm

      Walls scrub off speed ;) This is a track you really gott’a be on your game to hit fast, because alot of small things can make or real alot of time and there are some throttle tricks in a couple of places the do alot as well, lots of fast apexes

  16. Nov. 15, 12:30pm

    Looks like 60’s race cars are featured too!

    Nice events.

    Even nicer photo up there. That looks about 2 pixels away from real.

  17. Nov. 15, 12:04pm

    I like the picture but I honestly can’t tell if the car is in front of or behind the ledge/planter thing.

    • Nov. 15, 2:19pm

      Yes, I was sitting here looking at that for like 2 minutes trying to decide what i was looking at. Im 78% sure the car is just in front, but then again i could be wrong.

  18. Nov. 15, 11:59am

    PD we need more comfort tire races, just make all street vehicles seasons run on those tires from now on. We have enough online rooms filled with abnormal gripping tires to tide the world over. Nice photo of the NSX by the way, looks like the z buffer is a bit out of sorts near the front right with that wall, I’m sure that wall is supposed to be behind the front end yes? very nice photo though, looks dropped hard, wheels all the way into the wells(totally undriveable on bumpy surfaces i bet). More comfort tire races please, or at least the option to make it that way per the player(s) choice.

    • Nov. 15, 12:12pm

      I strongly agree with your comment. Too many times I find myself entering a lobby at the 400-500pp range only to find it filled with racing softs. I understand the need for extra grip but at what cost? The cost of numbing any individual characteristics of a car. Making all cars like go carts. It’s a silly trend that will not let up. I love how PD is showing that these cars are meant to be driven on road tires. Even the X1 challenge has you using racing mediums for crying out loud.

    • Nov. 15, 12:32pm

      I kinda agree with you.

      I like to see the tires matched to the cars. Y’know, comfort tires for regular cars, sports when you get up into the 500s for street cars, and racing tires only for track special downforce cars.

      I do not like all the racing softs online…

    • Nov. 15, 1:16pm

      I tend to drive on SH and CS a lot, even with 600pp cars. My favorite is the McLaren F1, it’s a fun drive on CS also for added fun I drive in rainy conditions it’s fun until water saturation gets to 30% then it’s hell dangerous to drive too hard, braking distance double and you have to have good throttle control. You feel like you have learned more about your car on CS than you do on those grippier tires. I’m just one person though, but I like the feeling that pushing the car can yield results and just tipping it over the edge can be good or bad depending on skill. Hope GT6 does away with abnormal tire grade quality issues, no more stupendous grip jumps for tire grades. Let the driving aids help those who need it, but don’t buffer it with retarded tire grip that turns the game into go kart pinball racing. I much prefer racing to be (man/machine/skill) versus (man/machine/skill) all versus the course. That sounded a lot better in my head, lol.

    • Nov. 15, 8:42pm

      Look closely, the edge of the planter is in front of the car, you have to see the depth, it is a very good picture.

    • Nov. 16, 8:32am

      There are people in those grippy tyre rooms that can’t even drive on racing soft…..

  19. Nov. 15, 11:18am

    These look great especially the oldies.

    An idea for a TT is an expert level race like the seasonal 5 lap races but timed with no tuning, one make and with track cutting and AI bashing penalties. Extra points for no aids.

    • Nov. 15, 3:35pm

      I think the extra points for less aids is a good idea, though I do think they should spot you 1 ABS because controllers are hell without them

  20. Nov. 15, 8:12am

    Look at the stance :)

    • Nov. 15, 9:21am

      It’s overdone. The car’s body looks really weird if the suspension is messed up like that, way too huge, out of dimension.

      Aside of that, the photoshopping is pretty good, but the wall on the front right of the car is distracting.

  21. Nov. 15, 5:36am

    XJ13 time. Got mine tuned right at 600pp. I guess I will buy another NSX and tune it for about 495pp for the other time trial; I hate detuning cars just to fit TTs and races.

  22. Nov. 15, 5:14am

    That NSX is way too realistic

  23. Nov. 15, 4:47am

    heyy wow ant nice to see your picture here :D

  24. Nov. 15, 3:11am

    Nice, finally a car I really like. We need more midship rear car seasonals, they’re the best

    • Nov. 15, 10:09am


    • Nov. 15, 1:01pm
      Both Barrels


    • Nov. 15, 10:00pm

      458 Italia!

  25. Nov. 15, 2:00am

    Again? Before the hack this was run.

    • Nov. 15, 8:25am

      Why the surprise? These are called “Seasonal” races after all. Are you this surprised every February when Nascar goes back to Daytona again?

    • Nov. 17, 5:53am

      What is Nascar?

  26. Nov. 15, 1:50am

    Has that been photoshopped? Looks really low to the ground and I cant tell if the car is in front or behind the wall on the left. Looks pretty sick though!

    • Nov. 15, 2:19am

      Also, I can see what appears to be a sticker on the top passenger side corner of the windshield

  27. Nov. 15, 1:37am

    That rim is just perfect for this car

  28. Nov. 15, 1:35am


  29. Nov. 15, 1:19am

    :D NSX drifting!! very nice….. BTW that picture is really really nice.

  30. Nov. 15, 12:43am

    HOLY HELL! Time Trail and Drift New seasonals never seen that before. (please note this was meant for heavy sarcasm) so no new OCD change this week?

    • Nov. 15, 12:59am

      OCD changes every 2 weeks.

    • Nov. 15, 10:22am

      Waste of Space. Make a thread and complain what the Seasonal Events should be like instead of being a sarcastic numbskull, for lack of a stronger word.

    • Nov. 15, 8:16pm

      Lol trollololololol nah I don’t play gt5 much anymore it’s getting boring unless. New innovative tracks or cars come out.

  31. Nov. 15, 12:40am

    Is it my imagination, or is that photo real?

  32. Nov. 15, 12:05am

    I love these comfort soft time trials. Especially when we get to use the NSX,

    • Nov. 15, 6:56am

      I, on the other hand. do not like the poor handling of such soft-tyre cars.

  33. Nov. 15, 12:01am


    • Nov. 15, 1:11am


    • Nov. 15, 5:47am

      This actually makes sense.

    • Nov. 15, 6:52am

      I, on the other hand. dislike the poor handling of such soft-tyre cars.

  34. Nov. 14, 11:40pm

    Well this is different.

  35. Nov. 14, 11:32pm
    GT5 Level 41


    • Nov. 15, 12:38am

      You must feel so accomplished.

    • Nov. 15, 12:57am

      False. Last.

    • Nov. 15, 3:10am

      last at life

    • Nov. 15, 2:26pm

      Yet, I bet HE doesn’t make dry, cr*p jokes. XP

      And YOU are the one posting at 3:10am – so methinks you’re life ain’t too great. : )

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