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Gran Turismo 5 (Collector's Edition)

[+] Hint: Higher Level Grinding

If you are looking for experience at the expense of some grinding for high endurance levels, race your Formula GT car (assuming you have one) in the Indianapolis race of the Dream Car Championship, it takes under 7 minutes and you get 9819 xp points and 108000 credits which works out to be 78552 xp points and 864000 credits in about one hour of real time.

[+] Hint: Time-Saving Gear Shift (Automatic)

In Automatic Transmission mode, you can hold R2 to stay in the same gear. Use this to maintain speed through a corner or stretch a gear for slightly more speed and performance.

[+] Easter Egg: 007 Cameo

A Lotus Esprit is occasionally driven by "J. Bond" - a reference to "For Your Eyes Only" and "The Spy Who Loved Me".

[+] Unlockable: Events

Perform the following actions to unlock additional events.

  • Gran Turismo Karting Experience - Unlocked at Level 0
  • Jeff Gordon NASCAR School - Unlocked at Level 0
  • Top Gear Test Track - Unlocked at Level 0
  • AMG Driving Academy - Unlocked at Level 0
  • Gran Turismo Rally - Unlocked at Level 1
  • Sébastien Loeb Rally Challenge - Unlocked at Level 1
  • Grand Tour - Unlocked at Level 1
  • Endurance Series - Unlocked at Level 2
  • Sebastian Vettel Challenge - Unlocked at Level 3

[-] Cheat: Get the Formula GT Car

Cheat: Get the Formula GT Car

The Formula GT car shows up in the Used Car Dealership (UCD), but its availability is random--like all used cars. The cars for sale at the UCD are "refreshed" every one day (game time, not real time). With every "day" that passes, six new vehicles show up in the UCD. A day passes when you complete a race or finish a license test. However, you can go through days quickest by loading up a license test and skipping to the next test, without ever actually racing the test. As long as the load screen shows up between tests, one day has passed. It takes five game days to completely refresh the Used Car Dealership's current stock, giving you another chance to find the Formula GT car.

Additions by TornadoAlley

[+] Easter Egg: The Most Realistic ... Die-Cast Models?

The logo of die-cast model car maker AutoArt can be found on the bottom of Nismo Skyline GTR if you flip it -- and possibly other cars. There are also giant screws in the bottom of the vehicle as if the car was modeled after a toy...

[+] Trophy Tip: Rollover

For this Trophy you need to "Flip a car and total it." This can be achieved by taking the final chicane on the Trial Mountain circuit almost flat-out in a McLaren F1. Use A LOT of the inside and outside curbs. You probably need to do this twice in one race to get the Trophy.

[+] Hint: Win a Very Fast Toyota Minolta 88-CV Easily

At level 21, you unlock a race called "Like the Wind" in the expert hall. You most likely do not have a vehicle that will be able to keep up with the LeMans cars you are pitted against. However, golds in both of these races will earn you a Toyota Minolta 88-CV, which will be useful in many races to come. It's a very tricky event, so your car setup and driving technique are crucial. Follow these steps to take the gold and guarantee your first purebred race car.

1. Buy a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 '09. This car has the upgrades available that you will need.

2. After step one, you will need around $500,000 to upgrade this vehicle.

3. Go to GT Auto, and buy the Racing Modification for the car. (It should be at the very end of the menu.)

4. Now that your Corvette is light and ready for the tracks, you will need power to keep up with those LM Cars.

5. In the tuning shop, buy every high end modification you can, including the supercharger. Be sure to get every bit of HP possible into your Vette.

Now, it's Race Day! Follow the next steps to ensuring gold.

1. You will need to fine-tune the setup. Go to car settings (the wrench icon) and tune your transmission to a top speed of 242. Set the car's downforce (Body and Aero) to the highest possible number on the front and back.

2. The second race on Indy is the toughest, so get that out of the way first: You will need to slipstream to stay up with the others. At the corners, cut inside to overtake your opponents. After a lap or two, you should be pretty close to first, if you haven't reached it. This is the hard part: you will have to block the fast LM cars from taking your spot, so looking backwards in third person is the best way to drive on the straights.

3. After you finally win this one, complete the other. There isn't much to say, but don't slam cars too hard, for your downforce is high and easy to upset. When you pull ahead, you will probably gain a large lead.

Enjoy your new Toyota Minolta 88-CV!

[+] Hint: Cars With Racing Mods

The 17 cars (out of about 1000) which have race/racing mods available.

  1. Chevrolet Camaro Z28 '69
  2. Chevrolet Camaro SS '10
  3. Acura NSX '91
  4. Lotus Elise '96
  5. Lotus Elise 111R '04
  6. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX  GSR '05
  7. Nissan SILVIA spec-R AERO (S15) '02
  8. TVR Tuscan Speed 6 '00
  9. Subaru IMPREZA Sedan WRX STI spec C Type RA '05
  10. Suzuki Cappuccino (EA21R) '95
  11. Volkswagen Golf IV GTI '01
  12. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) '06
  13. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (C6) '09
  14. Dodge Challenger R/T '70
  15. Honda CIVIC TYPE R (EK) '97
  16. Honda INTEGRA TYPE R (DC5) '04
  17. Lexus IS F '07

[+] Unlockable: Special Event Reward Cars

Complete the following Special Events to unlock the cars below.

  • Karting Gran Turismo Easy - Horn No 138
  • Karting Gran Turismo Intermediate - Paint Color
  • Karting Gran Turismo Advanced - Paint Color
  • Jeff Gordon NASCAR School Easy - The oval at Indianapolis and Daytona are available in Arcade Mode and Training.
  • Jeff Gordon NASCAR School Intermediate - None
  • Jeff Gordon NASCAR School Advanced - None
  • Jeff Gordon NASCAR School Gold - NASCAR (Premium)
  • Jeff Gordon NASCAR School Silver - Modern Muscle Car (Premium/Standard)
  • Jeff Gordon NASCAR School Bronze - Classic Muscle Car (Premium/Standard)
  • Top Gear Test Track Easy - You can find the track Top Gear Test Track in arcade mode and drive.
  • Top Gear Test Track Intermediate - Lotus Elise Type 72 '01 (Standard)
  • Top Gear Test Track Advanced - Jaguar XFR '10 (Standard)
  • Flight Academy Mercedes-Benz AMG Easy Gold - Winter Ahrweiler In Photomode
  • Flight Academy Mercedes-Benz AMG Easy Silver - fortified walls of Ahrweiler In Photomode
  • Flight Academy Mercedes-Benz AMG Easy Bronze - Ahrweiler Street In Photomode
  • Flight Academy Mercedes-Benz AMG Intermediate Gold - Nürburgring 24hrs available in Config arcade and endurance training
  • Flight Academy Mercedes-Benz AMG Intermediate Silver - Nürburgring available in Config 4h endurance training and arcade
  • Flight Academy Mercedes-Benz AMG Intermediate Bronze - Nurburgring Nordschleife in arcade and training available
  • Flight Academy Mercedes-Benz AMG Advanced Gold - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG '10 (Premium)
  • Flight Academy Mercedes-Benz AMG Advanced Silver - Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG '08 (Premium)
  • Flight Academy Mercedes-Benz AMG Advanced Bronze - Mercedes-Benz A 160 Avangarde '98 (Standard)
  • Flight Academy Mercedes-Benz AMG Expert Gold - Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren '03 (Standard)
  • Flight Academy Mercedes-Benz AMG Expert Silver - Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG '04 (Standard)
  • Flight Academy Mercedes-Benz AMG Expert Bronze - Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 KOmpressor '02 (Standard)
  • Rally Gran Turismo Easy - Roadgoing Rally Car (Premium/Standard)
  • Rally Gran Turismo Intermediate - WRC Style Rally Car (Premium/Standard)
  • Rally Gran Turismo Advanced - Historic Rally Car (Premium/Standard)
  • Grand Tour, Complete 2 events - Photo Location - Siena, Piazza del Campo In Photomode
  • Grand Tour, Complete 3 events - Photo Location - Main Square of San Gimignano In Photomode
  • Grand Tour, Complete 4 events - Photo Location - Abbey of San Galgano In Photomode
  • Sebastien Loeb Rally Challenge Gold - Citroën C4 WRC '08 (Premium)
  • Sebastien Loeb Rally Challenge Silver - Citroën C4 Coupe 2.0 VTS '05 (Premium)
  • Sebastien Loeb Rally Challenge Bronze - Citroën C3 1.6 '02 (Standard)

[+] Unlockable: License Reward Cars

Attain the following license levels to unlock the cars below.

  • B License Gold - TommyKaira ZZ-S '00 (Standard)
  • B License Silver - Daihatsu OFC-1 Concept '07 (Premium)
  • B License Bronze - Mazda Demio Sport '03 (Standard)
  • A License Gold - Isuzu 4200R '89 Concept (Premium)
  • A License Silver - Mazda Atenza Concept '01 (Standard)
  • A License Bronze - Nissan mm-R Cup Car '01 (Standard)
  • IC License Gold - Nissan GT-R Concept '01 (Standard)
  • IC License Silver - Autobacs Garaiya '02 (Standard)
  • IC License Bronze - Acura DN-X Concept '02 (Standard)
  • IB License Gold - Honda S800 RSC Race Car '68 (Standard)
  • IB License Silver - Mitsubishi HSR-II Concept '89 (Standard)
  • IB License Bronze - Mazda Eunos Roadster J-LIMITED (NA) '91 (Premium)
  • IA License Gold - Ford GT (No Stripe) '05 (Standard)
  • IA License Silver - Land Rover Range Stormer Concept '04 (Standard)
  • IA License Bronze - Dodge RAM 1500 LARAMIE Hemi Quad Cab '04 (Standard)
  • S License Gold - Nissan GT-R Spec-V (GT Academy Version) '09 (Premium)
  • S License Silver - Mazda MX-Crossport Concept '05 (Premium)
  • S License Bronze - Opera Honda S2000 '04 (Premium)

[+] Unlockable: B-Spec Reward Cars

Perform the following actions to unlock additional cars.

B-Spec Beginner

  • Sunday Cup - Toyota Yaris U Euro Sport Edition (J) '00 (Standard)
  • FF Cup - Honda Civic TYPE R (EK) 97 (Premium)
  • FR challenge - Toyota FT-86 G Concept'10 SPORTS (Premium)
  • European Classic Car Championship - Fiat 500 F '65 (Premium)
  • World Classic Car Series - Volkswagen Beetle 1100 Standard (Type-11) '49 (Standard)
  • Light weight cup - Daihatsu Move SR-XX 4WD'97 (Standard)
  • Vitz race - Toyota Prius G '09 (Premium)
  • World Compact Car Race - Autobianchi A112 Abarth '79 (Standard)
  • Japanese Classics - Isuzu 117 Coupe '68 (Standard)
  • All Gold Beginner - Gift Car Ticket Level 5 (Premium/Standard)

B-Spec Amateur

  • Clubman Cup - TRD Celica TRD Sports M (ZZT231) ‘00 (Standard)
  • European Hot Hatch Championship - Volkswagen Lupo Cup Car ‘00 (Standard)
  • NR-A Roadster Cup - Mazda Furai Concept’08 (Standard)
  • Sport Truck - Raceaihatsu Midget II D type '98 (Standard)
  • Japanese 90's Challenge - Mazda 323F ‘93 (Standard)
  • Classic Muscle Car Championship - Shelby AC Cobra 427 ‘66 (Premium)
  • Festival Italia - Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Spéciale ‘63 (Standard)
  • Supercar Nostalgia Cup - DMC DeLorean S2 ‘04 (Standard)
  • Tous France - Alpine A110 1600 ‘73 (Standard)
  • All Gold Amateur - Gift Car Ticket Level 9 (Premium/Standard)

B-Spec Professional

  • Mini Challenge - MARCOS Mini Marcos’70 (Standard)
  • Muscle Car Championship - Ford Mustang GT '05 (Premium)
  • Supercar Festival - Hyundai Clix Concept '01 (Standard)
  • Lupo GTI Cup - Volkswagen Lupo GTI '01(Standard)
  • Sports car Cup 80's Festival - Isuzu PIAZZA XE '81(Standard)
  • la Festa Cavillino - Ferrari F40 '92 (Premium)
  • British Lightweight - Lotus Elan S1 '62 (Premium)
  • Lamborghini Exclusive - Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary '88 (Standard)
  • GT World Championship - Pagani Zonda R '09 (Premium)
  • All Gold Professional - Gift Car Ticket Level 12 (Premium/Standard)

B-Spec Expert

  • Tuning Car Grand Prix - AEM S2000 (Premium)
  • Schwarzwald League A - ???
  • Historic Racing Car Cup - ???
  • Trofeo Gallardo - ???
  • MR Sports Cup - ???
  • Turbo Race - Mitsubishi
  • Japanese Championship - Opera Performance 350Z (Premium)
  • Gran Turismo All Stars - ???
  • Polyphony Digital Cup - ???
  • All Gold Expert - Gift Car Ticket Level 17 (Premium/Standard)

B-Spec Extreme

  • Like The Wind - ???
  • Schwarzwald League B - Audi Nuvolari Quattro (Standard)
  • Like The Wind - Toyota 7 Race Car '70 (Standard)
  • Super GT - Toyota Castrol TOM's Supra '97 (Premium)

Endurance (Level Based Unlocking)

  • Level 25 - Grand Valley 300km
  • Level 26 - Roadster 4 hours
  • Level 27 - Laguna Seca 200 miles
  • Level 28 - Indianapolis 500 miles
  • Level 30 - Suzuka 1000km
  • Level 32 - Nurburgring 4h
  • Level 33 - Tsukuba 9h
  • Level 35 - Le Mans 24h
  • Level 40 - Nurburgring 24h

[+] Unlockable: A-Spec Reward Cars

Perform the following actions to unlock additional cars.

A-Spec Beginner

  • Sunday Cup - Toyota Vitz U euro Sport Edition’00 (Standard)
  • FF Cup - Honda Honda Civic SiR-II (EG) ‘91 (Premium)
  • FR challenge - Toyota FT-86 Concept’09 (Premium)
  • European Classic Car Championship - Volkswagen Kubelwagen typ82 ‘44 (Premium)
  • World Classic Car Series - Subaru 360 ‘58 (Standard)
  • Light weight cup - Suzuki Wagon R RR ‘98 (Standard)
  • Vitz race - Toyota Prius G Touring Selection (J) ‘03 (Standard)
  • World Compact - Hommell Berlinette R/S Coupe ‘99 (Standard)
  • Japanese Classics - Honda Z ACT ’78 (Standard)
  • All Gold Beginner - Gift Car Ticket Level 5 (Premium/Standard)

A-Spec Amateur

  • Clubman Cup - Honda Mugen Motul Civic Si Race ‘87 (Standard)
  • European Hot Hatch Championship - Volkswagen Lupo GTI Cup Car (J) ‘03 (Standard)
  • NR-A Roadster Cup - Mazda KUSABI CONCEPT’03 (Standard)
  • Sport Truck Race - Daihatsu Midget II D type ‘98 (Standard)
  • Japanese 90's Challenge - Nissan SILEIGHTY ‘98 (Standard)
  • Tous France Championship - Citroën 2 CV Type A ‘54 (Standard)
  • Festival Italia - Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA 1600 ‘65 (Standard)
  • Classic Muscle Car Championship - Buick Special 62 (Standard)
  • Supercar Nostalgia Cup - DOME DOME-ZERO CONCEPT ’78 (Standard)
  • All Gold Amateur - Gift Car Ticket Level 9 (Premium/Standard)

A-Spec Professional

  • Mini Challenge - Mini Cooper 1,3i ‘98 (Standard)
  • Muscle Car Championship - Dodge Challenger SRT8 ‘08 (Premium)
  • Supercar Festival - Maserati Gran Turismo S ’08 (Premium)
  • la Festa Cavillino - Ferrari California ‘08 (Premium)
  • Pickup Truck Challenge - Daihatsu Midget (Standard)
  • British Lightweight - Triumph Spitfire 1500 ‘74 (Standard)
  • Lamborghini Exclusive - Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘74 (Standard)
  • GT World Championship - Bugatti Veyron 16.4 ‘09 (Standard)
  • Lupo GTi Cup - Volkswagen Lupo 1,4 ‘02 (Standard)
  • Sports Car Cup 80's Festival - Toyota Celica XX 2800GT ’81 (Standard)
  • All Gold Professional - Gift Car Ticket Level 12 (Premium/Standard)

A-Spec Expert

  • Tuning Car Grand Prix - HPA Motorsport Stage II R32 (Standard)
  • Schwarzwald League A - Opel Speedster Turbo ‘00 (Standard)
  • Historic Racing Car Cup - Lancia STRATOS Rally Car '77 (Standard)
  • Trofeo Gallardo - Lancia Delta S4 Rally Car '85 (Standard)
  • MR Sports Cup - Cizeta V16T '94 (Standard)
  • Turbo Race - Mitsubishi Lancer EX 1800GSR IC Turbo '83 (Standard)
  • Japanese Championship - Gran Turismo 350Z RS (Premium)
  • Gran Turismo All Stars - AMUSE Carbon R (R34) '04 (Premium)
  • Polyphony Digital Cup - Nissan 350Z Gran Turismo 4 Ltd (Z33) '05 (Standard)
  • All Gold Expert - Gift Car Ticket Level 17 (Premium/Standard)

A-Spec Extreme

  • NASCAR Series - Pontiac Tempest Le Mans GTO (Standard)
  • Schwarzwald League B - Audi Pikes Peak Quattro Concept (Standard)
  • Like The Wind - Minolta 88C-V (Standard)
  • American Championship - Jay Leno Tank Car (Standard)
  • GT Series - Calsonic skyline GT-R race car 93' (Standard)
  • DTM Series - BMW 2002 Turbo 73' (Standard)
  • Dream Car Championship - Ford GT LM Race Car Spec II (Premium)

Endurance (Level Based Unlocking)

  • Level 25 - Grand Valley 300km - Honda HSC Conept '03 (Standard)
  • Level 26 - Roadster 4 hours
  • Level 27 - Laguna Seca 200 miles
  • Level 28 - Indianapolis 500 miles
  • Level 30 - Suzuka 1000km
  • Level 32 - Nurburgring 4h
  • Level 33 - Tsukuba 9h
  • Level 35 - Le Mans 24h
  • Level 40 - Nurburgring 24h

[+] Unlockable: License Tests

Perform the following actions to unlock license tests.

  • B - Buy a car
  • A - Attain level 3 and complete the B license tests
  • International C - Attain level 6 and complete A license tests
  • International B - Attain level 9 and complete International C license tests
  • International A - Attain level 12 and complete International B license tests
  • S - Attain level 15 and complete International A license tests

[+] Hint: Extra Horsepower

When you first purchase or win a car, change the oil and you will see instant gains in your horsepower.

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