Get the full run-down of what's included in the new, free Gran Turismo 5 update released on 11 October 2011.
Major Changes and New Features
Over 800 standard cars are included in the game and all now have simplified cockpit views. You can change your view by pressing the SELECT button when racing. Unlike the cockpit view found in premium cars, the simplified cockpit view is shown in a dark silhouette, and the gauges used for the car are standard in-game instruments.
The newest NASCAR 2011 models have been added to the car dealer. The added cars are:
Toyota 2011 Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx TOYOTA CAMRY '11
Chevrolet 2011 Tony Stewart #14 Office Depot CHEVROLET IMPALA '11
Toyota 2011 Kyle Busch #18 M&M's® TOYOTA CAMRY '11
Toyota 2011 Joey Logano #20 The Home Depot TOYOTA CAMRY '11
Chevrolet 2011 Jeff Gordon #24 Drive to End Hunger CHEVROLET IMPALA '11
Chevrolet 2011 Juan Montoya #42 Target CHEVROLET IMPALA '11
Ford 2011 AJ Allmendinger #43 Best Buy FORD FUSION '11
Chevrolet 2011 Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe's CHEVROLET IMPALA '11
Toyota 2011 Brian Vickers #83 Red Bull TOYOTA CAMRY '11
Chevrolet 2011 Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 AMP Energy/National Guard CHEVROLET IMPALA '11
Ford 2011 Carl Edwards #99 Aflac FORD FUSION '11
On some tracks with weather changes, it is now possible for players to set time and weather changes from the Quick Menu in both the Arcade Mode and the Practice of GT Mode. Also, you can make more detailed time and weather changes while editing in the course maker and the online lounge.
Car Restrictions has been added in the regulations. You can now choose categories such as NASCAR and Super GT, as well as including or omitting racing cars. The variety of cars that can be used in the shuffle race has been increased, and a Shuffle Base setting now allows you to set the performance level of cars allocated to each player. For details, go to Manual > Online Race > Event Settings > Regulation Settings from the main menu.
Indy: NASCAR Pit Stop has been added to photo travel, giving you the chance to check out the exciting pit scenes of NASCAR.
You can switch your avatar on or off in Photo Travel, meaning you can choose whether to photograph your avatar with your car or not. You can turn the driver avatar on or off by pressing the Triangle button while positioning your car.
A new opening movie is now available courtesy of Gran Turismo TV. When you download this movie, it will replace the current opening movie. The previous version will be viewable within Gran Turismo TV.
The Nissan GT-R N24 Schultz Motorsports has been added to the car dealer. This is the car entered in the 2011 Nürburgring 24-hour race by Schultz Motorsports of Germany, and is the same car in which GT5 creator Kazunori Yamauchi drove and achieved a class victory.
A graph display has been added to the remote race screen in the GT My Home section of gran-turismo.com, where you can enjoy B-Spec racing. This allows you to see the changes in positions in each lap graphically. A time difference display for each car in the race has also been added.
When a user logs in consecutively, a bonus will now be applied to experience and race rewards.
It will increase to 110 per cent on the first day, 130 per cent on the second, 150 per cent on the third and 170 per cent on the fourth up to a maximum of 200 per cent on the fifth day. This will apply to all events both online and offline, so logging in every day will make the game progress faster.
In replay videos recorded after the 2.0 update, you can fast-forward or rewind the replays using the Forward and Rewind buttons. You can now easily search for the scene you are looking for and repeatedly play back a certain section, making the photo mode even more fun to use.
A Downloadable Content button has been added to the lower right of the top screen. Here you can install downloaded content purchased from PlayStation Store. Please refer to the product information page of gran-turismo.com for details of downloadable content.
The Logitech G25 Racing Wheel and G27 Racing Wheel steering wheel controllers are now officially supported. You can now change the button allocation for race commands.
Correction of Known Issues
To Check Your Current Version
To check the version of your copy of Gran Turismo 5, select the Manual option at the bottom of the main menu. The version number will be located on the upper left of the index page in this manual.
If the number starts with Ver. 2.00, you are playing the latest version of the game.
If not, please press the PS button on your wireless controller and quit the game. The game will be updated automatically when you restart it with your PS3 system connected to the Internet.
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