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25 Nov 2010
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Strategy is half the task in GT. Some minor pieces of information can save you hours, so this section's all about the cars, upgrades or other strategies you use to help advance your game.

 

One of the major differences from GT4 is that you no longer win cars repeatedly. Every time you clear an event you get rewarded with a car, but it's only awarded once so be careful when you're selling cars because you may not get them back again. On the upside, prize money seems to be a bit more generous this time around.

 

One piece of advice I'd give is instead of buying a Toyota to go in the Yaris event, complete the Sunday Cup in B-Spec mode (winning gold in each event) and you win a Yaris, it can save you 20,000+ in car costs and modifications. Remember too for newbies, change your oil on every car you buy, including new cars before hitting the track. It's a good way to get a few extra horsepower.

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generally in GT you never need to actually buy any cars after your first one, you win one which can be raced somewhere which wins something that can be raced somewhere else and so on

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Word of warning about your advice Rcoll. The Yaris you get from the Sunday cup is the weakest Yaris in the game. It has 90hp, where as you have to vs 'sport' Yarises with 140hp! I did manage to do it completely stok, but it took some rough play and strategy to win.

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I think the best strategy I can come up with for this game is DRIVE FASTER and WIN

In Seriousness though, I just finished National A and B licence tests & decided to have a go at the Sunday Cup, it asked me to choose a car & in jest I clicked on 1 of the stealth cars, it let me use it.... You can just imagine my Nissan GT-R GT500 Stealth sitting next to a Honda Civic.... So for fun I did the first race like that then changed back to my civic as that would take alot of the fun out of the game for me.  

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I've made a rule to myself not to use any of the Signature DLC cars to 'first time win' events.... unless further down the track one of them is realistically comparable to the rest of the field in the event I am trying to beat.

 

Half the fun to GT historically is carefully planning how to use your prize cars to beat events you haven't yet raced, and avoid buying cars which are eligible yet 50-150 HP higher than the rest of the field.. as said earlier, if planned right the only car (or next to only car) you should ever need to buy is your starter car.

 

In the same token... regularly using high spec cars that you haven't had to work towards unlocking or even saved enough credits to purchase, is borderline cheating.... to me that is like being given a DLC code for Snake's bandana in MGS and beating the game for the first time using it... :Lol:

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I've made a rule to myself not to use any of the Signature DLC cars to 'first time win' events.... unless further down the track one of them is realistically comparable to the rest of the field in the event I am trying to beat.

 

Half the fun to GT historically is carefully planning how to use your prize cars to beat events you haven't yet raced, and avoid buying cars which are eligible yet 50-150 HP higher than the rest of the field.. as said earlier, if planned right the only car (or next to only car) you should ever need to buy is your starter car.

 

In the same token... regularly using high spec cars that you haven't had to work towards unlocking or even saved enough credits to purchase, is borderline cheating.... to me that is like being given a DLC code for Snake's bandana in MGS and beating the game for the first time using it... :Lol:


I'm trying to do the same. Might use the Lamborghini for the Lambo event, But otherwise I've kept to cars I've gotten myself. Heck, I'll try make my Countach win before I try the LP-640.

 

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i was too poor to afford a lamborghini for the 70's supercar event so i just spend $150k tuning my interceptor mark 3 that i had already bought for a different event

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i was too poor to afford a lamborghini for the 70's supercar event so i just spend $150k tuning my interceptor mark 3 that i had already bought for a different event

 

Problem was, I boguth the 25th anniversary edition from the 80's :Lol:. Although I did use the chromeline Murcielago with some small tweaks to win the Lamborghini championship which earns the prize car of the '74 Countach :Lol:.

 

150k on the interceptor though? I doubt it needed that much tuning. The 2k tune up and some racing tyres would have been enough, surely?

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it was very low on power and very high on weight, plus it was second hand so i hard to refurb the engine and rigidity, still beats paying half a million for a lambo

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wildheart90 wrote:
it was very low on power and very high on weight, plus it was second hand so i hard to refurb the engine and rigidity, still beats paying half a million for a lambo

Eh? The Gallardo would win the Lambo race, and it's 250k. It's also got it's very own event in the next hall, so it would be a good investment.

 

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i couldnt see that far ahead :(

isn't there a Gallardo that is given as a prize for something?

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Using tha gallardo as standard is very hard to win the race it needs tunin up. Also if u like to whizz races do the turbo challenge using the bugatti

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I love the special events in this game, challenging to get gold on.

Has anyone got to the third level of the AMG Academy and would like to discuss it haha?

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I just completed the third level of the amg academy.  The first 3 events i got silver, fourth event bronze, and the final event i got silver also.  Some of them I got silver on first try.  

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After a few accidents (aka tonnes) in the first section, I got the hang of it, beat gold by a mile on the lap test.

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Not really a hint or tip, and I'm sure a lot of the purists would frown upon this thing, but I found this a little interesting.

 

http://n4g.com/news/653574/gran-turismo-5-epic-national-license-test-b-5-glitch-unlocks-gold-trophy-...

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The last NASCAR event is absolutely harrowingly difficult to get gold on, took me nearly 2 hours and even then I only got it by 0.019 seconds

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i got it first go.. i turned the ABS off so the ASM would be disabled, cause its locked in as on

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The one in the lvl 21 part?

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yea, we are taking about the one in the special events section yea?

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Yeah, racing your way to first over 2 laps. Good work getting that done!

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