Special GT5 Seasonal Event Features ’94 Skyline GT-R

July 27th, 2012 by Jordan Greer

The latest special Gran Turismo 5 Seasonal Events for GT Academy 2012 participants are now available. Of course, this week features the Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II (GT Academy) ’94, which was awarded to all players who achieved Gold-level times in Round 3 of the competition.

  • Grand Valley Speedway / 5 Laps
    Period of Availability: 2012/07/26 23:00 – 2012/08/02 23:00
    1st: Cr.420,000  2nd: Cr.231,000  3rd: Cr.168,000
  • Eifel 207A Time Trial (456PP maximum)
    Period of Availability: 2012/07/26 23:00 – 2012/08/02 23:00
    Gold: Cr.300,000  Silver: Cr.200,000  Bronze: Cr.100,000

As always, stop by our GT5 Seasonal Events forum for more analysis and discussion. Thanks to SonicConqueror for the tip!

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  1. Aug. 5, 1:54am

    the r32 is awesome, i love it, i have a r33, r34 and r32 all fully tuned, between 700 and 850 hp ! i love the gtr serioes !

  2. Jul. 30, 5:53pm

    I’ve just finished them and I get a SKYLINE GT-R V Spec II (R34) ’00 . The only mods where suspension and transmission

  3. Jul. 29, 2:10pm

    forced retirement again , exactly like the silvia tt , the game crashes when passing the pit lane at end of 1st lap , not good

  4. Jul. 29, 1:54am

    Finally got the Supra RZ with that level 7 ticket….. been trying to get that beast for a while now :D

    • Jul. 29, 12:29pm

      Nice been playin since the beginning and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a 0/0/0 Supra RZ. Super DUPER :-)

    • Jul. 30, 6:57am

      supra rz? if you like I can copy you mine…black with gold rims…
      nice for slow-drift…

    • Aug. 1, 2:02am

      Been trying to get one since I got the game the first week it came out lol…… Its a 1997 Supra RZ….. not sure if you can get it in any other years, but its dam hard to find

    • Aug. 1, 8:50pm

      I have a few with numbers on the odometer but none that are 0/0/0….

    • Aug. 2, 2:23pm

      Did drive it, couldn’t leave it alone, have 7.6 Miles on it currently :D……..and more to come when I have time

  5. Jul. 28, 9:29pm

    I must be doing something wrong with the GTR. For the first time I’m not able to gold one of these TT events.

    • Jul. 29, 3:42am

      same here , took ages to gold , struggling to climb the leaderboard too , will need to add suspension soon

    • Jul. 30, 7:26am

      me too! i’m having a very difficult time. i barely got the bronze.

    • Jul. 30, 3:06pm

      @ psball , buy custom suspension & set parameters to calsonic gtr r32 race car standard , it won every race it entered in jgtc so that convinced me ! if you dont have it they are spring rate F 13.8 R 11.8 , damp ext F&R 8 , damp comp F&R 8 , roll bars F&R 6 , camber F 1.0 R 0.5 , hope this helps , ive been out due to it freezing as i pass the pit after 1st lap , good luck !

  6. Jul. 28, 1:06pm

    Still got my streak, I’ve got golds in every GT Academy event so far, hope I get something special at the end of this deal ;)

    • Jul. 28, 7:34pm

      Haha yeah the GT Academy Super Senior Validicorian Award! :-)

    • Jul. 28, 8:56pm
      Pit Crew

      Somthing special like the DeltaWing lol jkjk, Iknow your respect lvl for that car is not so high, just ribbing ya Amac :)

    • Jul. 29, 4:40pm

      Haha, yeah I would only use it to flaunt around to people that didn’t have it, lol

  7. Jul. 28, 8:04am

    Great, another week, another boring special event. good thing i broke my hand cuz i dont have to bare doing these for the sake of it lol

    • Jul. 28, 8:05am

      btw you can add me and ill share them all as i aint using them

  8. Jul. 28, 12:48am

    Does anyone know if it is possible to “borrow” the GT Academy cars to do these events?

    • Jul. 28, 4:46am

      Yes it is possible to borrow the academy cars. I’ve been lending my cars to a friend of mine who didn’t take part in this year’s GT Academy, and he’s been using them with no problems whatsoever.

    • Jul. 28, 7:30pm

      Yeah you can borrow mine the all 0/0/0

  9. Jul. 27, 1:52pm

    I wish I had played the 2012 Academy. Then I would have got the cars.

    • Jul. 28, 1:08pm

      The only 2 cars worth having are the GT-R Tune Car and the 340Z Tune Car, your not missing out on the other ones

    • Jul. 28, 7:31pm

      That r34 looks pretty hot

  10. Jul. 27, 12:38pm

    peace of cake…

  11. Jul. 27, 11:40am

    Aw sadly i dont got it

  12. Jul. 27, 10:22am

    I guess I’ll put the disc back in for a day to catch up on all the ”chase the rabbit” ai races. Been playing Dirt3 and F1 2011. PD could learn something from Codemasters about Ai.

    • Jul. 27, 11:12am

      Believe me or not, creating AI in the game which is based on the arcade is much easier than on the simulation.

    • Jul. 27, 12:20pm

      If it’s that easy, then why can’t PD make it so your opponents match you car’s performance? seriously, i was racing in my Samba Bus and I was put against SL500s, Mustangs and Jaguars XK8s. A freaking Samba Bus with a stock transmission, suspension and with 78HP. This means that the A.I is heavily underpowered in its abilities, reason why PD now depends in the pathetic method of “chasing the rabbit.” Even TRASH like NFS Shift has more lively A.I.

      They need to work on the way that the A.I calculates your performance. I keep getting cars that are way above my league. Or a solution would be the Event Generator.

    • Jul. 27, 12:41pm

      Change your tires to comfort hard tires before you enter the race. Then change them. You’ll get a different field of cars depending on tire grip.

    • Jul. 27, 1:20pm

      Why were you even driving a Samba Bus to begin with?

    • Jul. 27, 2:32pm

      “Believe me or not, creating AI in the game which is based on the arcade is much easier than on the simulation.”

      I don’t think he read that.

    • Jul. 27, 2:39pm

      The AI from the F1 series from Codemasters is horrendous… They honestly have no idea what a blue flag means and most of the time they ride on rails. Head over to their forum and you’ll see tons of complaints.

    • Jul. 27, 4:22pm

      @Sasek – and where do you have that kind of Hard evidence information from, I am so curious to know your answer.. because that kind of answer must be based on some real technical Knowledge ?

      The A.I In GT5 isn’t that Clever at all, they having got any kind clever thinking in blocking or in attacking, and they often just follow a path and calculates the closet way back to it, when pushed away from it, they are only based on getting from A to B, and maybe that’s ok for you, and therefore you defend it like that, but when we have these Seasonal Races in a Simulation Race game, i would suspect some real opponents instead of just this kind of rabbit hunt..

      If you drive among them only to see how they race the Race, you will see, that they aren’t going for the Win or podium, they are just a bunch of followers.. And that isn’t called Artificial intelligence in a Racing Game, that is called Dummies on the track..

      In Shift 2, they race among them self’s, and they are challenging to race against, maybe in your eyes Shift 2 is a Arcade, but in my Eyes Shift 2 is a Semi race Simulator, that gives you lots of Fun races against A.I Race Cars..

      A.I in my eys in the year 2012, should be challenging and should behave like they see your moves, and collects the Data from your driving, and then defend them self’s against you, just like a Normal Race driver would do in real life.. That’s Artificial Intelligence in the Space age year of 2012, for god sake man, we have been sending people to the moon like almost 50 years ago, and we have send numerous numbers of Unmanned spacecrafts to the end of the Solar system, and then PD which gets all the Prizes and glories can’t only make something that isn’t even close to A.I.. Sorry that isn’t good enough PD and apparently Sasek :o)

      I am very disappointed over the A.I in GT5 regardless what ever you say Sasek, But my future hope is that GT6 will have some Real A.I Drivers in the game, that we can give the proper name A.I – Simply as that.. And further more PD have updated the A.I several times, but we all know that it’s not there yet, far from actually!! But we have what we have, and they are much interested in going for the Bling instead of the UmF –

      GT5 is a Showroom for the Car industry, that’s why it really isn’t a Race simulator, it’s a Driving Simulator, with old folks on the road <– Now that's funny right there :P ( Ps. A little to harsh i know, and I don't really mean it that Bad – BUT!! )

      Just my opinion, nothing else :o)

    • Jul. 27, 6:29pm

      @BeerBro At least they TRY! I ram an F1 2011 race a couple days ago, as the first race in the season, Melbourn. I got a grid penalty so started last. I’m in a Force India, so it’s slower, and I’m on intermediate Ai- no driving aids. I had some good battles with Ai, and on the last few laps I was holding of Button, which was very difficult. It was a 30% race, something like 17 laps and I placed 15th. The point is that it WAS a RACE, not follow the leader to try to catch rabbit Ai.

      Dirt 3 on difficulty level 5 on rally cross with cars, or with buggies or trucks can be very challenging and fun. There’s no reason GT can’t have at least that good ai. Some call GT5 physics ”arcade”. I won’t go there, but F1 2011 and D3 have good physics with all aids off- if a little on the arcade side, still good.

    • Jul. 27, 7:38pm

      Thats true, the AI suk in this game. But the AI in these seasonal events are quite tough

    • Jul. 29, 12:33pm

      I think people just think “AI” means how fun the computer is. Either that, or they’re that ignorant about how programming works.

    • Jul. 29, 12:36pm

      And I don’t mean any offence with the ignorant comment. It’s not like I’m a programer, but I at least get that it’s one of the most frustratingly complex jobs to do.

    • Jul. 29, 6:33pm

      And that is why PD only hire professionals to do the jobs in the Company – Come on Guys WHo is acting ignorant here – PD is a Sony based Company which is one of the biggest in Japan, with many years on there baG – you sound like PD is a bunch of Indu folk doing Mods for a Race game, that is created by grownups – They are the real deal :o) – And btw I don’t mean any offence either – But you need to wake up and understand that PD is Business like Codemasters – Ubisoft and all the other developers in the game industry, and apparently PD needs to up the A.I in many peoples opinion, even the reviewers on the magazines Game Sites and very clever game testers is failing GT5 on that issue – It’s that simple.. :o)

      Any work in GT5 is a tough piece work, and it demand clever strong creative people to do it, The game wouldn’t be Released if there wasn’t prof coders on the Team..

      I’ve been working lots with modding, and in modding communities, and One friend of mine is the Creator of the first NN-Bots for Counstrike way back i time, and He is today A Chef over 17 companies in Denmark, which is creating programs, IT-solution, Virus protection softwares , and more etc: A real Bad ass Mastermind – He says that even it’s complicated Coding, it’s just a matter of keep on working on the code, to create the best kind of attitudes and paths for the AI. and It’s not simple No!, but that’s why they Hire clever people to do the Job, and there isn’t any limits to what you can Code for the cars A.I, it’s just creative thinking and Lots of Coding that does the magic, so the only limitation is on K.Y shoulders :o)..

      Again PD has to up the A.I to be more interesting to Race against and with in the game..

      They just need to do it better next time, that is all there is to say and No Offence meant at all.. just one opinion on the matter :o)

  13. Jul. 27, 9:09am

    What’s the prize and damn it i am on holiday

    • Jul. 27, 10:54am

      Bunch of restore/rebuild tickets. Level 7 ticket for completing all with gold.

  14. Jul. 27, 8:34am

    Why do you have to give pain to the ones not able to participate because we were not from certain country? WHY???

    • Jul. 27, 8:48am

      Why are you making a huge deal of it? It’s just a regular car with 3 stickers, plus you can’t visually customize it in any way.

    • Jul. 27, 9:32am
      e30 freek

      I havent driven any of mine apart from using them to do the special event they’re nothing really special

    • Jul. 27, 9:54am

      @70hemi. Still, he should have it. It doesn’t cost PD anything to give the GTA cars away to EVERYONE.

    • Jul. 27, 10:47am

      you could download Academy via say British account like i did. Then played on Czech account with no problems.

    • Jul. 27, 11:05am
      Pit Crew

      @L8erBaby Dont worry you aint missing much. GTA cars can be shared if you just gotta drive one but you would have enjoyed just putting your skills on the world stage more.

      GTA cars are paintable but, yes no Aero or Rim changes.

  15. Jul. 27, 6:17am

    Finnish players no drive GT-Academy seasonal events,Finnish players no drive GT-Academy seasonal events,Finnish players no drive GT-Academy seasonal events,Finnish players no drive GT-Academy seasonal events,Finnish players no drive GT-Academy seasonal events…Is that clear,this is VERY BIG JOKE-ACADEMY! finnish not taking these cars from any.

    • Jul. 27, 6:25am

      Thank Kaz for that. I’m from France and I strongly sympathize with all those GT fans who are discriminated against just because they’re not from such and such country. What harm would it do to reward anyone not eligible for the GT Academy with the same cars I got so they can partake in those special events?

    • Jul. 27, 6:28am

      This is discrimination.I do not care how many world champions from your country of origin.Finnish not drive…

    • Jul. 27, 9:17am

      Thank Kaz for that? Crap people are stupid.

    • Jul. 27, 9:51am

      Thank Turn10? Thank SMS? Who’s stupid? Unless you prove me wrong, it seems like you’re heavily underestimating his power in this matter, another_craphole.

    • Jul. 27, 9:51am


  16. Jul. 27, 4:18am

    I would strongly suggest that the cars from this year’s GT Academy should be allowed to be sent to other people, because I want to own every GT Academy Car by doing the duplication process. I want this to happen at GT5’s next Version Update.

  17. Jul. 27, 3:04am

    This would be great but I still can’t get my reward cars, it keeps saying upload failed :(

    • Jul. 27, 4:16am

      What country are you from?
      What sort of internet connection do you have?
      What is preventing you from redeeming your rewards from the GT Academy seasonal events?

    • Jul. 27, 6:25am

      u are “out this partys” :D ..me too!

    • Jul. 27, 12:35pm

      upload failded

  18. Jul. 27, 2:46am

    I was able to tell people about the GT Academy seasonal event, with round 3 beginning today at 1pm, AEST with a one-make race at Grand Valley Speedway, and the 456pp time trial at Eifel 207A. The car used for round 3 is the Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec II (GT Academy) ’94.

    (I had to borrow a friends’ Nissan Skyline R32 to do the event)

  19. Jul. 27, 2:29am

    Why did it have to be grand valley?
    I really hate that track. Used to love it but now it’s an annoyance! :(

  20. Jul. 27, 2:18am

    should be doin SPA as the 24 hour race is on this weekend
    nice video of all the carsand drivers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4xYH6GJ91I

  21. Jul. 27, 2:08am

    I’ll be looking forward on doing this tomorrow. Of all the GT academy cars, the R32 and the Leaf were probably my favorites.

    I know what I’ll do to this car. Everything stock except for the torque split and some tampering with the ballast. I know that will make a huge difference.

    • Jul. 27, 11:10am
      Pit Crew

      The Leaf was surprisingly fun Husky, I Agree.

  22. Jul. 27, 1:13am

    The time trial was quite possible after some lap trying when leaving the car completely stock, no suspension or gearbox modifications (I won gold by .04x seconds and my driving skills are… average) but when trying to enter the Grand Valley race I get stuck at the loading screen. The loading balk goes really slow and doesn’t speed up and switch to the menu after 1/4 like it usually does. I have to quit and restart GT5 to solve that, I repeated 3 times but always the same problem. I don’t have that problem when entering other Seasonal event races or Grand Valley. Anyone got an idea how to fix this or having the same issue?
    My location is Europe, it might be a server error not unlocking the event yet? Since the event isn’t up very long yet I don’t expect this to stay much longer, I’ll just keep patient and try again after some time.

    • Jul. 27, 1:18am

      Everything went fine at where I’m at

    • Jul. 27, 4:25am

      You could try wiping the GT5 cache. There is a function to do that in the options section.

    • Jul. 27, 6:11am

      Good idea about the cache cleaning! Completely forgot about that. Thanks for the reply, will try it.

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