Yo, My names Clevoo, I'm a huge car enthusiast like most people are out there, I work as a mechanic and I just love Gran Turismo 5; from my love of the game I've created quite a knowledge about it, so here's something I'd be more than happy to share.
Cars I highly recommend;
Ford - GT Fast, Reliable, Good turning power, reasonable price.
Mazda - Furai Concept Brilliant power, great at turning, completely free when unlocked.
Gran Turismo F1 Race Car; Rapid, Excellent turning capabilities, easy to control, well worth the 5,000,000credit price tag. (Online Collecters Dealership)
Cars I DON'T recommend;
(Fully Upgraded) Bugatti Veryon 16.4; As standard a good car, DO NOT UPGRADE TO THE MAX, it becomes sluggish at steering, and no track is entirely a straight line.
Plymouth Super bird; Slow, max speed at 130mph (even fully upgraded), not worth any money whatsoever.
Generally any american muscle car for pure speed, some are great and outstanding performance, others (most) are sluggish steering and slow max speed.
(If anybody has any questions about a specific car, I'd be more than happy to help! :D)
Most people love having money, and either save it, or spend it all, either way they complain, so my recommendation is, if you have 5,000,000 credits and do not already own it, buy the Gran Turismo F1 car. If you have no money, a seasonal event is availabe (last general A-SPEC one before a specific type of race) it pays 200,000 a race, and with the 200% online daily bonus, it's a whopping 400,000 credits for 6.30 of your lives! :D where can you go wrong? :D
B-SPEC; B-SPEC most people find boring, but I think it's a great way to get cars and money, it's long-winded in all races, but perfect if you're nipping in the bath in a car you know is going to win, get it into first place, make the driver's cool bar at the bottom centre go on full blue, and you should win with no problems at all.
I could be here all day but instead I'd like you to message me or comment here saying your views and I will apply whenever I'm next online Thanks for your time
I found out that at least for analog stick, that if you disable all of the assists except ABS, the X2010 drives better than with assists on. It makes the Challenge slightly easier if you don't have a wheel.
Formula Gran Turismo championship - A-Spec Extreme Series race m
Added 29 Dec 2010, ID #3446
This is an incredibly difficult championship to win. I've found that using the following set up will help making driving the very tempermental Formula GT car easier.
Requirements; Level 24, 6 million credits. 2.5 to 3 hours of continual game time. There are no saves in the championship!!
First off, to enter this race you need to be the Formula Gran Turismo race car. This car costs 4.9million credits. It can be found occasionally in the Used Car Dealership, or if you have installed Update version 1.05, in the online used dealership.
What you'll need to do once you've bought the Formula GT is to go to GT Auto - replace the oil. Then go across to the Engine Rebuild. This costs 500,000 credits. Do that. Then go across to the Chassis refresher. This costs 500,000 credits as well.
Now go to the Tuning Shop and buy racing soft tyres.
Now enter the championship and before you race, go into tuning, and maximise the downforce, increase the top speed by 20 KPH. This gives you a slight advantage on the straight at Fuji and helps avoid using lower gears in slower corners.
Then turn every single driving aid ON. ABS set to 5, Traction Control set to 7. Keep the Driving Line ON.
Now, first corners of each race, try & kamikazee into the lead. Just do a bit of smashing & bashing. Once your in the lead, try to hug the Driving Line as best as you can and [/u]block[/u] any cars trying to go past. But be careful, if you focus too much on blocking, you'll slow down too much & get overtaken anyway.
Gentle on the throttle in 1st, 2nd & sometimes 3rd gears. Don't just ram it on, you'll likely spin.
Avoid changing to 1st and 2nd gears in slower corners where you can avoid it. Most tracks except Monaco and Nurburgring you can avoid hitting 2nd gear the entire race and still stay in the lead.
Do not panic. It's a 20 lap race, you don't have to have a picture perfect race all 20 laps to win. Just do enough to stay in front.
Pause the game & take a break between races. This will help you keep focused and relaxed.
Pause during the race on straights if you find yourself getting flustered or frustrated. Take a moment to calm down, go for a walk. Return and give the game your full attention.
If you don't win the races, don't worry. You can still mathematically win the overall championship by getting third places or better. So long as you keep an eye on the names of the other drivers. If you don't win, keep cool, keep racing & try and claw more points back.
Most importantly; If you have serious trouble, ignore the races for a while & do somethign else, then come back to it. Sometimes it will take 5 or 6 gos at the championship before you'll win it outright. It is incredibly difficult to win.
In the Extreme Series there is a NASCAR event. These beasts of metal can be very hard to get used to. Follow these tips & you'll find yourself winning this championship first time around.
First off; you have to buy a NASCAR vehicle. The Toyota, Ford and Chevy dealers all have them. They're all for sale for 500,000 credits. Go through them all, and find a paint scheme you enjoy.
Then go to GT Auto and place the oil. This is a must-do trick to give a small permanent BHP boost to all cars, regardless if you buy them new or not.
Then go the Tuning Shop and buy Racing Soft tyres for your NASCAR.
Now enter the series & enter the Championship. Now follow these simple tips & you should come out on top.
1) Be very careful of the opposition AI - they don't really watch out for you. One small tap in the rear quarter panel will see you spinning out. So always try to overtake on the inside of the corner, even if you get better speed on the outside, if they drift wide & tap you, chances are you'll go into the wall.
2) Turn traction control to about 3 of 4 if you're uncomfortable driving high torque, high horsepower cars. These NASCAR cars have a ton of engine power, and will light up the rear wheels with very little help. This brings me to the next point;
3) Go easy on the throlle in 1st and 2nd gear. Don't just jam it on, you'll spin the rear wheels & more than likely the car.
4) Short shift in 1st and 2nd gear to avoid too much wheel spin. Short Shifting is the name given to changing gears short of the redline. Normally, to get the best out of your car, you'l change gears as close to the redline as possible, however in NASCAR vehicles in curcuit racing, you'll need to change gears 500rpm to 1000rpm short of the redline to lessen wheelspin.
5) Overtake on straights & slower corners. The AI drivers don't cover their positions very well, so dart up the inside on slower corners & get runs on them onto long straights. Just don't over do your braking or you'll lock the fronts & go skidding off. NASCARS are very tempermental.
6) Use the slipstreams!. If you find yourself in the middle of the pack or behind the leader, remember NASCAR is all about slipstreams. So tuck in behind the car in front & get an added speed boost. If you find yourself being tailed by the car in second, break off from the racing line - that will stop him getting a boost from your slipstream.
7) One in front, break up your slipstream so other cars don't get the boost, but [b]do not[/i] go so far to one side you can't cut back to block any other drivers. Blocking is hugely important.
8) This tip applies only to the final 10 lap race at Daytona Raceway. This race is difficult due to the tendancy of the AI to spin you out. This is how to avoid that;
Go into your tuning settings at the start of the race, and change your downforce, front and rear to the minimum allowed. It's 20 and 40, front & rear respectively.
Then turn all your driving aids off. The game wont let you turn the ASM off, but turning your ABS off will have the same effect.
When the race starts, get out in front as soon as possible. The crucial point is here; stay just on the right hand side of the yellow line. do this, the cars behind wont get a slipstream off of you & you'll be slightly harder to catch.
Do not brake into the turns. You don't need too. If you find yourself slipping up the bank, just ease off the power slightly & then immediately get back onto full throttle.
If the cars start catching you, cut across & block. You have to lead them by a few car lengths coming out of the corner to lead them into the next corner. Some cars may get passed, so just slipstream around them.
If you do these, you should stay ahead from lap 1 all the way through to about lap 8 with only 4 or 5 cars getting passed at that point. Slipstream around them & you'll take the win at the end of lap 10.
If you don't wish to do B-Spec mode in conjunction with your A-Spec mode and are wanting to build up some good credits in some easy races; these following races in each category give the best pay out for the amount of time you spend racing.
Beginner;- Level Requirement;- 4 Series;- FR Challenge Race;- Tsukuba Circuit Car;- An FR car with 300+BHP Laps;- 3 Time Racing;- between 3 minutes and 4minutes 30seconds. Prize Money;- 7,950 credits.
Amatuer; Level Requirement;- 9 Series;- Supercar Nostalgia Cup Race;- Rome Ciruit Laps;- 3 Car;- 1979 or earlier, aim for a car with 450+BHP with good handling and tyres. Lamborghini Countach LP400 fully modded, with rear wing at full downforce will easily win this race. Time Racing;- Between 3 and 4 minutes. Prize Money;- 14,330 credits.
Professional; Level Requirement;- 11 Series;- Supercar Festival Race;- Daytona Laps;- 3 Car;- Any car with a top speed for 300KPH/190MPH with 500+BHP should win this race easily. Time Racing;- between 2 minutes 30 seconds and 3 minutes. Prize Money;- 17,500credits
Expert; Level Requirement;- 19 Series;- Poloyphony Digital Cup Race;- Madrid Circuit (alternately, just do the entire championship for an added monetary bonus for winning) Laps;- 5 Car;- Any car with 550+BHP, racing soft tyres should win you this race easily. Time Racing;- Between 4 minutes and 5 minutes. Prize Money;- 32,670 credits.
Extreme;- Level requirement;- 21. Series;- Like The Wind. Race;- Superspeedway Indianapolis. Laps;- 5 Car;- Le Mans Enduro race cars. Mazda 787B Stealth Model with High RPM Turbo is a guaranteed winner. Time Racing;- Between 3 minutes 25seconds and 4 minutes+ Prize Money;- 70,000credits.