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New DLC On Its Way For GT5

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Hello Gran Turismo fans

Hot on the heels (or should that be wheels) of the recent news on the forthcoming GT5: Academy Edition, I am delighted to announce that there’s even more to look forward to for fans of all things automotive.

On Wednesday 26 September (same day as the launch of GT5: AE) we will be launching three brand new items of DLC for Gran Turismo 5.

Here’s the rundown of what’s on its way to a PS3 near you:

GT BRZ

The first DLC on the list adds the SUBARU BRZ S ’12, a compact front engine rear wheel drive (FR) powered by a horizontally opposed engine.

The production model prototype was announced at the Tokyo Motorshow in November 2011 and the car is a sibling to the Toyota 86 that was announced sometime prior. In addition to the different front grill and foglights, the car’s driving feel with its suspension settings that focus more on stability and control reflects the sports car philosophy and heritage of Subaru. In the BRZ you can enjoy and get to grips with an FR layout sportscar; a set-up that’s becoming more and more of a rarity these days.

GT HSV

Next is the Honda Weider HSV-010 (SUPER GT) ’11, a racecar that competed in the GT500 class of Japan’s Super GT series.

The HSV-010 debuted in 2010 as heir to the Honda NSX-GT. The car is a front engine rear wheel drive vehicle powered by a 3.4 litre V8 based on an engine designed for Formula Nippon. The car achieved a team and driver double title-win in its debut year, and this 2011 model utilises side radiators to optimise weight distribution, further improving its cornering performance. Add this high performance Honda Racing machine to your virtual garage.

GT GTR

And finally we have the Nissan GT-R N24 GT Academy ’12, a car that raced in the 2012 Nürburgring 24 hour race. The eagle-eyed (or those with a good memory) will recall that the GT-R N24 is included at no extra cost with the GT5: Academy Edition.

The GT-R N24 GT Academy was developed by the Nissan GT-R development team and set up by software engineers from Polyphony. In the Nürburgring 24 hour race, Team GT Academy – which included Gran Turismo series producer Kazunori Yamauchi and the first European GT Academy winner Lucas Ordonez – took the car to a win in the SP8T class. Relive the victory at the Nürburgring with this car.

These three new vehicles will be available on PlayStation Store from Wednesday 26 September, and each will be available at €0.99/£0.79. Happy motoring everyone!

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$0.99 for americans but £0.79 for us? shouldnt it be £0.50?

I’m glad we are getting more DLC but come on, we shouldn’t have to pay for ANOTHER GTR that the only difference from the others is that its got stickers :P

Meh, for that €2 I wish the other two would’ve been included in the Academy Edition as well. Still no PS Store here and I’m still not keen on buying things from a secondary account, not to mention I like to have my DLC on disc for exactly this reason (no store available, fck me, right?)

 

@1 Technically the average price for $0.99 is £0.67

 

More japanese cars, that is exactly what GT5 needed! Right? ;)

 

How about fixing the AI to stop it hitting barriers on Cote D’Azur at chicanes? Totally ruins a B-spec race when driver tries overtaking out of the tunnel only to turn in too early and crash into the barrier. If this was F1 game and that happened at the Monaco chicanes there’d be uproar as it destroys the realism of the game.
On the subject of this DLC pack, shouldn’t these cars be free seeings as they are part of Academy Edition and those of us who bought the original release have had to pay for all the other content that’s now being given away with this version of the game?

That’s one of the worst DLC’s ever released.

 

Oh, and will the Stealth cars ever be released on PSN?
Its been nearly 2 years since game launched and they are still not available to those of us who couldn’t afford/justify Signature Edition

What a load of rubbish a GTR,ae86 & a race car, weakest dlc ever, must try harder MUCH HARDER!

whats the point

 

new cars is good but new trackS and new A SPEC championship will be better. like 9.99 € for 5 cars and five tracks with 3 new championships.

 

Who cares about how ‘bad’ the DLC is?! Look at that price! If they keep bringing out individual cars for only 80p I have absolutely no complaints!

On a side note… The AI always slow down WAAAAAY before the braking zone. I’ve rear-ended so many opponents that started braking a good 20-50m earlier than expected. Fix it Kaz! :P

bruffieislit 21 September, 2012 @ 9:56 am   13

boring…

What about cars like Maserati MC Stradale, or some more RUF derivatives – get serious. What about something fun like a range rover at least. Can’t believe you have the brz, 86, and that scion thing – there all the same car

come on guys we’re loyal GT players, this isn’t a good way to reward us…

 

ENOUGH with the GTR’s already!! Yes we know you have a contract with Nissan, but ffs I’d prefer an old Micra then another GTR!

i am looking forward to new cars amd the hsv_10gt. i realy appreciate the time and dedication put into GT5. GT has been the only game that has covered japaness car histroy and car culture. i have orderd gt5 acadmey adition. last year japan had a devastating earthqauke and tsunami and at times like this people helping each other in japan to recover is more important than adding DLC to games i still have 2 japaness frineds unaccounted for. so please stop complaning remember GT is about japaness car culture and history and they have more important things to deal with. thank you for supporting gt5 and keep up the good work in making a game thats all about japaness car culture and histroy. thank you PD for supporting GT5 ありがとう

james_agent 21 September, 2012 @ 11:51 am   16

This DLC shows a sad truth about GT5,The fact that judging by the choice of cars for this DLC,Devs at PD know absolutely nothing about racing games and soul of experiencing exotic cars.
They can continue with releasing 10 new variations of Nissan GT-R every week.But it is quite pointless. The game needs DLC but not another 100 GT-R things and variations.If the team wants to make a game solely about Japanese cars,Then don’t release it worldwide.So you won’t have to release a new version every once and a while to justify all the money wasted on this broken game.

 

Is the new content in Academy Edition just a voucher or is it actually on the disc?

otaku-chen 22 September, 2012 @ 4:25 am   18

Why are only Japan cars?

DLC it is.