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New Gran Turismo 5 Update & DLC Coming Next Week

by Matthew Kato on Dec 14, 2011 at 06:58 AM

Sony and developer Polyphony Digital continue to roll out the improvements and DLC for Gran Turismo 5 next week.

The PS3 game will offer Car Pack 2 to gamers for $3.99, which includes: 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R, 2011 Mini Cooper S, 2010 Volkswagen Golf VI R, and 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition R35.

Also, anyone who has bought any of the game's previous DLC will get to unlock the Gran Turismo Racing Kart 125 SP and five New Car Refresh cards, which restore you car to its new status while still retaining any modifications or paint jobs you've purchased. This gift is available for free to eligible users via the new 2.02 Update.

Finally, Sony is also loosening its sharing restrictions for those who purchased some parts of the previous DLC. If you bought the Course Pack, Racing Pack, or Complete Pack, you can now download free Family Upgrade unlocks from the store. This allows you to share the purchased content among multiple user accounts on a single PS3 (and not just the one that originally purchased it). This doesn't apply to the Racing Gear Pack or the Special Paint Pack, although future content will not be restricted.

Some of the Benefits of Update 2.02 Include:

  • The 2012 Toyota FT-86 (goes into your collection for free)
  • Users can now change wheels on Standard cars
  • The settings sheets will include a new ‘copy’ feature
  • In GT Auto, players will be able to see how the oil changes, aerodynamic parts, engine overhauls, and racing modifications will affect performance points and engine power, before and after their application
  • Free coupons have been added that allow you to wash cars, change oil, overhaul your engine, or refresh the car body in GT Auto (10 coupons will be distributed for free to each of those who have downloaded the 2.02 update)
  • Pressing the Square button in the car coupon selection screen of the Car Delivery will now allow you to exchange all car coupons at once, rather than doing one at a time
  • In screens where the [Garage] and [Driver List] buttons are displayed in the A/B Spec events, Special Events, and Seasonal Events, pressing the Square button will now show the [Garage], and pressing the Triangle button will bring up the drivers list
  • In My Lounge, the room settings will feature a new ‘Max. number of participants’ setting
  • In the event selection screen of seasonal events, there are now ☆(star) marks that show the number of Gold Trophies attained in each event
  • Improved racing sound effects
  • Elements of the steering assist controls (used when using certain controllers on Racing Karts) have been tweaked


The 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R from the Car Pack 2 DLC