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Gran Turismo 5 update v1.06 brings lots of welcome features

Submitted by on Sunday, 20 February 20116 Comments

Update v1.06 for Gran Turismo 5 is now available. It actually arrived on Friday, but we feel the need to get this on the site, because v1.06 comes with plenty of really nice features.

The notable changes relate to B-Spec mode: Remote Racing has arrived allowing you to control your B-Spec drivers from your browser, and you can now host B-Spec races online against your friends.

There were lots of other exciting features added with this update, some of which are very welcome, such as the ability to use user-created tracks online in Open Lobby and Lounge matches and the new car rental system.

In true Polyphony Digital fashion, some of the new features are obscene, such as multi-monitor support. This allows you to create an ultra high resolution, wide angle playing view, presuming you have several televisions, PlayStation 3s and copies of the game. It’s not something anyone asked for but we can’t help but be amazed.

Inevitably, it’s the finer tweaks that excite us the most.  For example, individual gear ratios can now be tweaked, and so can the weight and power of a car – you can now underpower your car so it can meet race regulations.

It is a great update, and it is exciting to know that our game is being improved every month.  Check out the full feature list below:

[Major Changes and New Features]
・Remote Racing
On the bottom left of the [GT Mode] – [Community] screen, [Remote Races] have been added.
You can combine the “My Driver” of you and your friends to start a fully automatic B-Spec race, to gain rewards and experience.
For details please see section 8-4 [Remote Races] in the [Manual] accessible from the top menu and also the new “Remote Race” page in the GT5 product in+I3formation section on

・Remote Racing from a Web Browser
For [Remote Races], you can visit the official “” website using an internet web browser, and remotely operate your PS3® at home. You can start races, monitor its progress and check the results from the web site. This is a new playing style allowing you to play Gran Turismo anywhere!
Sign in from the [GT5 My Home] button on the upper right of the webpage to get started.

・Using the Course Maker in Online Races
You can now select the “My Tracks” created in [Course Maker] for your online races (Open Lobby, My Lounge), or even race on tracks automatically generated from a selected theme on the spot. (Please note you’ll only be able to use My Courses created after this update in this way.)

・Introduction of Performance Points for Online Races
We’ve now introduced Performance Points (PP), a numerical index of a car’s performance for online races. You can set PP restrictions in the regulations of online races (Open Lobby, My Lounge) to regulate the participating cars.
For details, see 6 -15 [Performance Points] in the [Manual] accessible from the top menu screen.

・Increased Rewards and Experience Online
The amount of rewards and experience gained from online racing (Open Lobby and My Lounge) have been increased.

・Expansion of Event Settings for Online Races
[Auto Race Start Cycle] and [Tyre/Fuel Depletion] have been added to the event settings of online races (Open Lobby, My Lounge).

・Increased Penalties for Special Events
The penalties for improper driving such as driving off course and hitting walls have been increased for the [Special Events] in [GT Mode] – [GT Life].

・Event Rewards and Experience Adjusted
The rewards and experience for [Licence] and [Special Events] of [GT Mode] – [GT Life] have been adjusted. Experience for A-Spec and B-Spec events have been increased, while rewards have been reduced back down to levels seen before the 1.05 update.

・Car Loan in Events
In A-Spec and B-Spec events in [GT Mode] – [GT Life], as well as when participating in [Special Events], you can now rent cars that your Friends have set to share with friends.
For details see 6-16 [Borrowing and Lending Cars] in the [Manual] accessible from the top menu screen.

Individual gear adjustment, power limiters, and weight adjustment have been added to the settings. For details see [18. Settings Guide] in the [Manual] accessible from the top menu screen.

・Multi Monitor
From [Options] – [Hardware] – [Multi Monitor], you can now set multi-monitor display settings using multiple PS3™ systems.
You can now enjoy Gran Turismo 5 in an incredibly wide display environment combining multiple PS3™ systems and TV’s/monitors.
For details please see the support section on

[Changes and Additions to Game Operations]
– It is now possible to replay and save [2 Player Races].
– [Controller Steering Sensitivity] has been added to [Driving Options].
– [Corner Camber] has been added to the section settings of the [Course Maker].
– In A Spec events including endurance races, a confirmation prompt has been added before restarting a race from the beginning.
– In replays, B Spec and while watching races, you can now change viewing targets directly from the screen without having to use a separate window list.
– User selected background music can now be used when voice chat is disabled in a [Lounge].
– Cars in your garage that are not registered as ‘Favorites’ can now be used in a [Lounge].
– When a tyre restriction is enabled in a Lounge regulation, only cars having tyres that match the regulation will be displayed in the garage.
– Driver and car display selections during races will be saved.
– It is now possible to perform settings for karts in the [Quick Menu].
– It is now possible to select multiple items in some major screens, such as when selecting the on/off of favourites in the [Garage].

[AI Adjustment]
– Race choreography and opponent car AI controls for licence tests and A Spec events have been adjusted.
– Opponent car AI controls during B Spec races have been improved.
– The evasive manoeuvres of opponent cars when a players car blocks the track has been improved.

[Correction of Issues]
– Corrected an issue where it was possible to gain points unfairly in drift trials.
– Corrected an issue where it was not possible to view the 4th sector in the live monitor.
-Corrected an issue where the sound would not change when replacing the exhaust system or turbo kit.
– Corrected an issue where the save data becomes unable to load when exceeding a certain file size.

[Other Changes]
– A searchable item called [Race Type] has been added during room creation in the [Open Lobby].
– The lap times for the [X Challenge] in [Special Events] have been adjusted.
– Game save speed has been optimised.
– The HDD access warning message that was displayed at game startup has been disabled for faster startup.
– The background of car demos during an [Auto Demo] is now displayed randomly in 4 types (Morning/Day/Night/White) as is in the [Dealership].
– The “S-AWC” integrated four wheel drive system of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X has been adjusted.
– The [Feedback Strength] of the Thrustmaster T500RS can now be adjusted across a wider range.