Archives for Gran Turismo


Gran Turismo Vettel’s X2010 Red Bull

 

Check out this video of  Sebastian Vettel’s, Gran Turismo 6, X2010 Red Bull at Autosport International.

To see the full length HD version, please view it here on my YouTube channel.

 

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Gran Turismo 6 – Car list

Well, the release date for GT6 is upon us, and tomorrow my copy should be dropped off in the the post. I guess I shall start to fill my garage with over 1200 cars. The new list is below (yep, I know, it’s long).
Looking forward to seeing the new improvements in the handling dynamics. However, I have heard that there could possibly be a fairly large update as soon as the game starts.
Something I have to say I am a little excited about is the talk of an app for your phone which will plot your route through GPS in the real world, which you will be able to download to create a track to play on. I love the sound of that and hopefully it won’t be long before it can be implemented. Be cool to do the school run or to drive to work in a Ferrari 288 GTO and not having to worry about the speed cameras.!

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Mazda RX-7

Mazda RX7The Mazda RX7 looks menacing with the Veilside kit, I love the front-end. I have 7 RX-7′s on GT5, especially like my RX-7 Type RS (FD) ’00 in brilliant black (602bhp).!

The third generation of the RX-7, FD (with FD3S for Japan and JM1FD for the USA VIN), featured an updated body design. The 13B-REW was the first-ever mass-produced sequential twin-turbocharger system to export from Japan, boosting power to 252 hp in 1993 and finally 276 hp by the time production ended in Japan in 2002.
The FD RX-7 was Motor Trend’s Import Car of the Year. When Playboy first reviewed the FD RX-7 in 1993, they tested it in the same issue as the [then] new Dodge Viper. In that issue, Playboy declared the RX-7 to be the better of the two cars. It went on to win Playboy’s Car of the Year for 1993. The FD RX-7 also made Car and Driver’s Ten Best list for 1993 through 1995, for every year in which it was sold state-side. June 2007 Road & Track proclaimed “The ace in Mazda’s sleeve is the RX-7, a car once touted as the purest, most exhilarating sports car in the world.”
The sequential twin turbocharged system was a very complex piece of engineering, developed with the aid of Hitachi and previously used on the domestic Cosmo series (JC Cosmo=90–95). The system was composed of two small turbochargers, one to provide boost at low RPM. The second unit was on standby until the upper half of the rpm range during full throttle acceleration. The first turbocharger provided 10 psi (0.7 bar) of boost from 1800 rpm, and the second turbocharger was activated at 4000 rpm and also provided 10 psi (0.7 bar). The changeover process occurred at 4500 rpm, 8 psi (0.6 bar), was smooth, and provided linear acceleration and a wide torque curve throughout the entire rev range.
Handling in the FD was regarded as world-class, and it is still regarded as being one of the finest handling and the best balanced cars of all time. The continued use of the front-midship engine and drivetrain layout, combined with a 50:50 front-rear weight distribution ratio and low center of gravity, made the FD a very competent car at the limits.
Australia had a special high-performance version of the RX-7 in 1995, dubbed the RX-7 SP. This model was developed as a homologated road-going version of the factory race cars used in the 12-hour endurance races held at Bathurst, New South Wales, beginning in 1991 for the 1995 event held at Eastern Creek, Sydney, New South Wales. An initial run of 25 was made, and later an extra 10 were built by Mazda due to demand. The RX-7 SP produced 274 hp and 263 lb·ft of torque, compared to the 236 hp and 217 lb·ft of the standard version. Other changes included a race-developed carbon fibre nose cone and rear spoiler, a carbon fibre 120 L fuel tank (as opposed to the 76 L tank in the standard car), a 4.3:1-ratio rear differential, 17-inch wheels, larger brake rotors and calipers. An improved intercooler, exhaust, and modified ECU were also included. Weight was reduced significantly with the aid of further carbon fibre usage including lightweight vented bonnet and Recaro seats to reduce weight to 1050 kg (from 1150 kg). It was a serious road-going race car that matched their rival Porsche 911 RS CS for the final year Mazda officially entered. The formula paid off when the RX-7 SP won the title, giving Mazda the winning 12hr trophy for a fourth straight year. The winning car also gained a podium finish at the international tarmac rally Targa Tasmania months later. A later special version, the Bathurst R, was released in 2001 to commemorate this, in Japan only.
In the United Kingdom, for 1992, customers were offered only one version of the FD, which was based on a combination of the US touring and the base model. For the following year, in a bid to speed up sales, Mazda reduced the price of the RX-7 to £25,000, down from £32,000, and refunded the difference to those who bought the car before that was announced. The FD continued to be imported to the UK until 1996. In 1998, for a car that had suffered from slow sales when it was officially sold, with a surge of interest and the benefit of a newly introduced SVA scheme, the FD would become so popular that there were more parallel and grey imported models brought into the country than Mazda UK had ever imported.

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Gran Turismo 5 – Drifting

On a slightly different road here into the virtual world. I’m sure a lot of us here play video games and as a PlayStation 1, PS2 and PS3 owner I have always had the brilliant Gran Turismo in my library and is still one of the games I have played the most, in fact I bought the PS3 for Gran Turismo.

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Gran Turismo 5 – 4WD

On a slightly different road here into the virtual world. I’m sure a lot of us here play video games and as a PlayStation 1, PS2 and PS3 owner I have always had the brilliant Gran Turismo in my library and is still one of the games I have played the most, in fact I bought the PS3 for Gran Turismo.

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Gran Turismo 5 – FWD

On a slightly different road here into the virtual world. I’m sure a lot of us here play video games and as a PlayStation 1, PS2 and PS3 owner I have always had the brilliant Gran Turismo in my library and is still one of the games I have played the most, in fact I bought the PS3 for Gran Turismo.

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Gran Turismo 5 – RWD

On a slightly different road here into the virtual world. I’m sure a lot of us here play video games and as a PlayStation 1, PS2 and PS3 owner I have always had the brilliant Gran Turismo in my library and is still one of the games I have played the most, in fact I bought the PS3 for Gran Turismo.

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Gran Turismo 5 – Over 900PP – Red Bulls not allowed

On a slightly different road here into the virtual world. I’m sure a lot of us here play video games and as a PlayStation 1, PS2 and PS3 owner I have always had the brilliant Gran Turismo in my library and is still one of the games I have played the most, in fact I bought the PS3 for Gran Turismo.

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Gran Turismo 5 – Under 900PP

On a slightly different road here into the virtual world. I’m sure a lot of us here play video games and as a PlayStation 1, PS2 and PS3 owner I have always had the brilliant Gran Turismo in my library and is still one of the games I have played the most, in fact I bought the PS3 for Gran Turismo.

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Gran Turismo 5 – Under 800PP

On a slightly different road here into the virtual world. I’m sure a lot of us here play video games and as a PlayStation 1, PS2 and PS3 owner I have always had the brilliant Gran Turismo in my library and is still one of the games I have played the most, in fact I bought the PS3 for Gran Turismo.

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