Questions tagged [gran-turismo-3-a-spec]

a 2001 simulation racing game by Polyphony Digital and the third in the Gran Turismo series. Players can race against AI opponents on a number of tracks with a variety of cars modeled after real-life counterparts. They can compete in championships to unlock new cars and tracks.

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What can I do about clumping?

In Gran Turismo (all versions, but especially 3, right now), I frequently run into problems with getting stuck in the middle of the pack -- especially in races where all 6 cars are the same model, and ...
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Why am I not getting the listed prize money in Gran Turismo 3?

Is this just a bug, or is there something I'm missing? For example, in Amateur Ring, Turbo: Race of Turbo Sports, the (i)nfo screen lists 1st prize as 1,500,000, but winning Test Course I received ...
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Why are there two "GTO TWIN TURBO" cars?

In Gran Turismo 3, there are two separate Mitsubishi "GTO TWIN TURBO" cars available to purchase. They have exactly the same price, the same engine, and almost all of the specs are identical. ...
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What are the differences between Sport, Semi-Racing, and Racing?

In the Tune-Up shop there are numerous upgrades that one can purchase in the car, with variety, such as different Flyweels, Intercoolers, Transmissions, and Tires. What are the differences between ...
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How am I supposed to rev the engine prior to starting a race?

When I was young and played Gran Turismo 3 and other racing games, I would often hold down the accelerate button before a match started, thinking it would be faster. Now that I own my own car and ...
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Which upgrades should I purchase and in which order?

Which car upgrades are most helpful at the beginning? Are there any that should be ignored, or are even counterproductive to the performance of your car?
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Are Playstation 2 saved games (esp. Gran Turismo 3) portable across regions?

I've been playing the Japanese release of Gran Turismo 3 on my PS2. What happens if I take my PS2 memory card, and use it with the American release of GT3? The GT games use an arbitrary "Credits" as ...