Gran Turismo 5 is a racing game from 2010. It was developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the fifth game in the Gran Turismo series.

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How are performance points calculated in Gran Turismo 5?

Somehow it feels like horsepower has a greater influence on PP than weight, obviously because horsepower will always means higher speed and better accelerations at higher speed, but it won't really ...
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Which shuffle racing setting gives the most variety in the available cars?

Currently when running shuffle racing in Gran Turismo, you can set the "base" performance points from 300 to 500 at 20 point increments. This controls the cars that are randomly assigned to all the ...
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How to get a fast Japanese car from 1979 or earlier?

I'm a GT5 beginner and currently I'm at level 15 and want to finish the beginners series (a-spec) and need a good and fast Japanese classic car (<1979). But I can't buy one or I wasn't able to find ...
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Can NASCARs ever be found in the Used Car Dealership?

I have already bought about 130 cars from the Used Car Dealership. So far, I have not seen a single car that qualifies for the offline B-Spec Extreme Series NASCAR. Can NASCARs ever be found in the ...
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Best car for the Tsukuba race from 08/01/2012 Japanese 80's Festival Seasonal Event?

In the Seasonal event from August 1st, 2012, what is the best car to use in the 5 lap Tsukuba race (the first one). The event is a 420PP, 80's Japanese car race with comfort soft tires, and it's 5 ...
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Sign in problems to access garage in GT5

We have an old user login that my son has forgotten the password to, and the e-mail address linked to this user, so we can't sign in. Is there any way to access the contents of garage/saved data on ...
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Gran Turismo 5 Update 2.02 Fails (Gets stuck at 99%)

I just got the collectors Gran Turismo 5 for Christmas and when I load the game it asks me to update to version 2.02. It says there are 12 updates to install, and the first one is just over 600mb. ...
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Are hard tires ever better than soft ones?

In Gran Turismo 5, each tire type comes in three different compounds (hard, medium, soft). Softer tires have better grip but wear down quicker. This seems to suggest that in some long races, harder ...
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Are the “calmed” B-Spec drivers useful?

I've noticed that in races without "micromanagement" the B-Spec drivers that are calmed have worse results that aggressive B-Spec drivers. This is because when they are driving alone, they have very ...
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How do I regain my login bonus after a network error?

After a couple of seasonal or remote races, I sometimes receive a random network error and I am logged out of PSN. When I log back in to PSN, I've lost the percentage bonus for logging in for the ...
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What effect do the orange, green and blue arrows have on B-Spec drivers?

What effect do the orange, green and blue arrows have on B-Spec drivers? For example, is it better to use a driver at level 25 with a blue arrow or a driver at level 30 with an orange arrow?
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Is there an official or reliable list of the amount of experience available in each race?

I'm interested in grinding XP, and I've noted that there is public information about how much money I can get when I win a race (A-SPEC, B-SPEC, seasonal, ...) but not how much XP I can get. I've ...
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Are there American cars faster than NASCAR cars?

In B specs I'm trying to win an American championship that only allows American cars. I've tried with a Pilot Level 30 and a NASCAR car, but he can't win. I'm wondering if there is any American car ...
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Why is the TVR Cerbera Speed 12 the most used car in drifting?

I'm going to start to make the drift events, and I noticed that all the weeks the most used car is TVR Cerbera Speed 12. Is for something special? Because is easy to use? Is really the best car for ...
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What strategies are there for winning the challenge race: Fiat 500 trial mountain circuit?

How to win gold on challenge race: Fiat 500 trial mountain circuit? How can I exploit the regulations of this car to the max?
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Is there any trick to win the “Within one hundredth” trophy?

The trophy "Within one hundredth" is "Win a race by a margin of 0.01 seconds or less." It's seems almost impossible for me to be so precise, is there any (legal) trick to win it?
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How can I win the Monaco race in B-Spec?

I've tried to win the Monaco race in B-Spec (the old cars) several times, and the max I've obtained is third position. I've used the Toyota 7, with a driver of level 24. The Toyota 7 is upgraded to ...
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What factors affect the tiredness of the drivers in B-Specs?

The level of the driver increases the resistence of tiredness. I've heard that the type or power of car could affect too. Is it true? What other factors affect the tiredness of the drivers in ...
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How to fix error 749 on Gran Turismo 5

A few months ago I posted a question about the "network incompatibility error 717" issue that was plaguing some of our regular racers: How to fix "network incompatibility error 717" on GT5 ...
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How do I toggle the windscreen wipers on and off?

So I was steadily racing along in my Lotus Elise, approaching a corner, when I was slightly distracted. Needless to say, this distraction ended with me going sideways across the gravel, and in a ...
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How do I customise my suspension settings?

I have just purchased a 'Fully Customisable Kit' so I can tune my suspension based off a guide I found, but I cannot find an option anywhere that will let me change the suspension settings after ...
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Can I download PS3 game updates from my computer instead?

So GT5 2.0 is out and it's all terribly exciting. However, my internet connection isn't very great and it has failed completing the 1GB download for the last 7 times. Given the lack of resumable ...
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How to tune the Red Bull X2010 to make easier to drive?

I'm trying to do the Special Seasonal Event with the Red Bull X2010, that GT5 send for the win of Sebastian Vettel. I've found that this car is very hard to drive for me, and after several laps, all ...
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What cars can be used in the GT5 single model online racing?

A bunch of friends have regular weekly GT5 racing using the "Lounge" facility. Last night I experimented with a "single model" race. Where you can set that everyone has identical cars in the ...
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How to fix “network incompatibility error 717” on GT5

We have regular weekly GT5 racing and some new racers can't enter the hosts "My Lounge" due to "network incompatibility error 717". This seems to be caused by issues with router configuration, ...
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How are Gran Turismo online games physically hosted?

A group of my friends have been having regular GT5 evenings using Community > User > My Lounge. We were wondering how games are physically hosted. Are they managed by one of the PlayStations (denoted ...
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GT5 Racing Daytona in Nascar

I'm currently racing the A-Spec Extreme series, and despite having won the Nascar Series with a gold, the last race, the best I can do is last. Last by about 15 seconds! I managed to start lapping ...
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Why aren't certain PS3 games available on the Playstation Store?

I wanted to buy Gran Turismo 5 for my PS3, and I realized it is not available on the Playstation Store. Games can be as cheap as half the price of those in regular retailers, and that's why ...
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How does GT5 combine the two Spec-B experience levels?

In Spec-B mode, I have noticed that when both "I" and my driver were at level 0, the driver could barely drive in a straight line. Now that I'm level 35, I can create a level 0 driver who can win any ...
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Techniques and tips for tuning cars in GT5

I've been upgrading, race modding and generally tinkering with my cars over the last few days and I've come apart trying to tune them effectivly. Are there any guides or such? At the moment, I pick a ...
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What do the 2 sections of the XP bar represent?

In GT5 when you finish a race you are awarded prize money and experience. When the dialog appears to show you your experience increase there are 2 sections to the bar. The left hand portion is a solid ...
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Guides on how to drift in Gran Turismo 5

I've been looking for some great guides on setup and technique, but I can't really seem to find any which aren't for the Prologue version of the game. Anyone got any ideas, links or tips? Ta
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When do special features get unlocked in Gran Turismo 5?

I want to find out when special features like damage, better AI, weather effects etc gets unlocked in GT5, but the searches I performed just turned up guesses or rumours. Is there a definitive answer ...
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Best way to redeem ticket for car?

GT5 gave me a gift ticket "1000", for doing 100 races. When I accepted it the darn thing gave me the very same car I had just won (a Corvette). Was I just unlucky or is there a "trick" to using the ...
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Is there any reason to NOT take deliveries of cars in GT5?

GT5 gives you the option to not take deliveries of cars - are there any good reasons for that or is it just as good to take deliveries of everything and sell the clunkers?
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What is the most efficient way to make money in Gran Turismo 5?

What is the most efficient way of earning money in Gran Turismo 5, in terms of credits earned per time spent driving?
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GT5: How to drift?

I've been trying out the drifting in Gran Turismo 5 and I'm finding it ridiculously hard to get a good drift going. Does anyone have any tips or hints on how to play this game mode? I'm using stick ...
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How do I send a car to a friend in GT5?

Warning - newbie - just got PS3 a few days ago. "Send car to a friend is an option but is grey and can't be selected.
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How to unlock the Extreme Events in Gran Turismo 5?

How can I unlock the Extreme Events in Gran Turismo 5?