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Author: Wayne Fincher
Email: floydian (gt5power domain)
Website: gt5power.com
Date Created: 2010/11/24 10:07:01
Date Submitted: 2011/01/08 03:54:42
Version: 3.000




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                          Table of Contents                           
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[F5WDqM] README
[hj4WCU] Legal Notice
[eyH4Ls] Contact
[HfdEcN] Assumptions and Guidelines
[xQOnPX] Walkthrough
[qRYoaN]..... First Car
[IPgSyG]..... B and A Licenses
[KrwmQc].......... B License Test (Bronze)
[qa4hPp].......... B License Test (Silver)
[BmBAE7].......... A License Test (Bronze)
[LjbkLM]..... Beginner Series Part I (A-Spec)
[sbtgP8].......... Sunday Cup
....................... Autumn Ring Mini
....................... Grand Valley East
....................... Tsukuba Circuit
[BkaODG].......... FF Challenge
....................... Suzuka Circuit East Course
....................... Clubman Stage Route 5 / Night
....................... Deep Forest Raceway
[NWDvaT].......... World Compact Car Race
....................... London
....................... Circuito de Madrid Mini
....................... Cape Ring Inside
[Nytyem].......... LightWeight K Cup
....................... Autumn Ring Mini
....................... Suzuka Circuit East Course
[97oNtR].......... Yaris Race
....................... Fuji Speedway GT
[h692Wp].......... European Classic Car Championship
....................... Circuito de Madrid Mini
....................... Côte d' Azur
[wYW8C3].......... World Classic Car Series
....................... Circuit de la Sarthe 2009 No Chicane
....................... Eiger Nordwand Short Track
....................... Autumn Ring
[YPrsKL].......... FR Challenge
....................... Grand Valley East
....................... Tsukuba Circuit
....................... Trial Mountain Circuit
[8XhsHP]..... International C License
[ZE4ax8].......... International C License (Bronze)
[pHLBzP]..... Amateur Series Part I (A-Spec)
[Ji0huI].......... Clubman Cup
....................... Tsukuba Circuit
....................... Tokyo R246
....................... Cape Ring Periphery
[aRuMbP].......... European Hot Hatch Championship
....................... Eiger Nordwand Short Track
....................... Rome
[4SZowX].......... Japanese 90's Challenge
....................... Tsukuba Circuit
....................... Cape Ring North
[IoV0gQ].......... Tous France Championnat
....................... Circuit de la Sarthe 2009
....................... Circuito de Madrid
[mu3P9P]..... International B License
[sy75bV].......... International B License (Bronze)
[ejYc5b]..... Special Events Part I
[BqJfnm].......... Gran Turismo Karting Experience (Beginner)
[2fSTHv].......... Gran Turismo Karting Experience (Intermediate)
[gZ4I5A].......... Jeff Gordon NASCAR School (Beginner)
[Rl8tMr].......... Jeff Gordon NASCAR School (Intermediate)
[yk7yA4].......... AMG Driving Academy (Beginner)
[I2mjOl]..... International A License
[WrzcOS].......... International A License (Bronze)
[V1yQ3p]..... Amateur Series Part II (A-Spec)
[oq5KLU].......... NR-A Roadster Cup
....................... Tsukuba Circuit
[FP7BJ6].......... Pick-Up Truck Challenge
....................... Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
....................... Superspeedway - Daytona
[IUba3D].......... Classic Muscle Car Championship
....................... Autodromo Nazionale Monza
[hPZ5gK].......... Supercar Nostalgia Cup
....................... Rome
....................... Suzuka Circuit
....................... Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
[ZS9PYa]..... Beginner Series Part II (A-Spec)
[ouB8b0].......... Japanese Classics
....................... Suzuka Circuit East Course
....................... Tsukuba Circuit
....................... Grand Valley East
[DM24LT]..... Professional Series Part I (A-Spec)
[yzrpgz].......... Muscle Car Championship
....................... Road Course - Daytona
....................... Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
[GWWYYV]..... Amateur Series Part III (A-Spec)
[79o46K].......... Festival Italia
....................... Rome
....................... London
[Y9IN6u]..... Professional Series Part II (A-Spec)
[QSR2vk].......... Mini Challenge
....................... Circuito de Madrid
[9LvCVU].......... Supercar Festival
....................... High Speed Ring
....................... Superspeedway - Daytona
....................... Nürburgring GP/F
[NOGdzf].......... Lupo Cup
....................... Nürburgring Nordschleife
[GlVn2y].......... Japanese 80's Festival
....................... Autumn Ring
....................... Deep Forest Raceway
[PowlJW].......... British Lightweights
....................... London
....................... Top Gear Test Track
[Gzt6vL].......... La Festa Cavallino
....................... Autodromo Nazionale Monza
[iMaLyy].......... Gran Turismo World Championship
....................... Circuit de la Sarthe 2009
....................... Nürburgring Nordschleife
....................... Circuito de Madrid
....................... Cape Ring
....................... Grand Valley Speedway
[SKicHc].......... Lamborghini Exclusive
....................... Rome
[CIypfg]..... Expert Series Part I (A-Spec)
[tm9r72].......... Tuning Car Championship
....................... Suzuka Circuit
....................... Road Course - Daytona
....................... Grand Valley Speedway
....................... Special Stage Route 5 / Night
....................... Tokyo R246
[tI4zgG].......... Schwarzwald League A
....................... Nürburgring GP/F
....................... Tokyo R246
[cIxDkZ].......... MR Sports Cup
....................... Deep Forest Raceway
....................... High Speed Ring
....................... Circuit de la Sarthe 2009
[6YDSjf]..... Super License
[To7uEU].......... Super License (Bronze)
[nDeYF5]..... Special Events Part II
[0VXkZV].......... AMG Driving Academy (Intermediate)
[M0juZ8].......... Grand Tour
[kGHLsI]..... Expert Series Part II (A-Spec)
[6ht3KR].......... Turbo Challenge
....................... High Speed Ring
....................... Autodromo Nazionale Monza
[TCywnM].......... Gallardo Trophy
....................... Rome
[WU3Yj9]..... Special Events Part III
[T0xHh6].......... AMG Driving Academy (Beginner)
[Cvgq3d].......... AMG Driving Academy (Intermediate)
[CeTJfx]..... Seasonal Events Part I
[WZPhOm]..... Expert Series Part III
[TQQ6ac].......... Japanese Championship
....................... Tsukuba Circuit
....................... Fuji Speedway F
....................... Grand Valley Speedway
....................... Autodromo Nazionale Monza
....................... Suzuka Circuit
[EQt90Y].......... Polyphony Digital Cup
....................... Circuito de Madrid Mini
....................... Trial Mountain Circuit
....................... Grand Valley Speedway
[DV5NMd]..... Special Events Part IV
[Z0o2uA] Frequently Answered Questions
[FPJsjY]..... I can't get a certain used car, what do I do?
[xeP93j]..... Are you going to cover b-spec events?
[SuBHYI]..... Are you going to cover the Rally Events?
[NL32sb]..... When is the FAQ going to be updated?
[SM1lW2] Changelog
[Oc2X5i]..... Version 1
[9X8hwH]..... Version 2
[a4uhI5]..... Version 3


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                           README [F5WDqM]                            
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This FAQ is a FAQ in progress. At this point, the FAQ will get the reader all
the way through the Professional Events and 7 out of 9 Expert Events. Please be
advised that the information in this FAQ is subject to change and the recommend
method of progression through the game may take a different course.

I would like to invite the readers to visit my Gran Turismo 5 Power Walkthrough
website at http://gt5power.com where this FAQ is hosted in HTML form and is
searchable. It is possible to search for cars, and which races a car is used in,
or is a prize in, etc.

We hope to see all of you there!


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                        Legal Notice [hj4WCU]                         
################################################################################
This FAQ was written solely and entirely by me, Wayne Fincher. All rights are
reserved. Permission is hereby granted to any site featuring collections of
gaming FAQs to host this FAQ so long as the FAQ is not modified in any way and
is available in it's entirety. Permission for private and personal use of this
FAQ is hereby granted to all.


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                           Contact [eyH4Ls]                           
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Emails regarding questions, comments, or suggestions about this FAQ are welcome.
Please check the FAQ for answers to your questions first. It is recommended that
the subject of the email be "GT5 Power Walkthrough". If you have a credit worthy
suggestion, please include what name you'd like to be credited as, or else
you'll end up as "anonymous".

Emails that I would not like to get are emails that deal with content not
covered by the FAQ such as general GT5 questions. For instance, "How do I race
online?" is a question that doesn't pertain to the content of this FAQ.


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                 Assumptions and Guidelines [HfdEcN]                  
################################################################################
It is assumed that the reader has Gran Turismo driving experience. The FAQ does
not offer any suggestions or advice in regards to basic driving techniques or
car tuning. It is also assumed that the reader is familiar with the circuits
being raced.

For those that meet those assumptions, this guide demonstrates how to play
through the A-Spec game without requiring that any race be raced more than once.
The FAQ attempts to avoid buying used cars as much as possible due to the fact
that the used car dealership inventory is on a rotation and not all used cars
are available all the time.

Doing the races and buying cars and car upgrades when the FAQ says to do so will
ensure that the reader does not run out of credits. Rarely does the FAQ
recommend buying every upgrade for a car; therefore, it is usually possible to
reduce the difficulty of the more challenging races by purchasing more upgrades
than the FAQ recommends. Doing this may mean that the reader might have to farm
some credits.

####### VERY IMPORTANT #######
Each Racing Series (Sunday Cup, etc) will have a "Car Raced" which is the car I
used in the races in that Racing Series. I will list any upgrades below the Car
Raced. It is assumed that all cars I race are stock, with stock tunings unless
otherwise specified. Cars that come with upgrades by default are assumed to be
in stock condition with those upgrades applied; therefore, I will only list the
"after market" upgrades that I purchase. Each race in all of the Racing Series's
has an "MoV", margin of victory, that will give the reader an idea of how easy
or difficult the race will be.


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                         Walkthrough [xQOnPX]                         
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********************************************************************************
                              First Car                               
********************************************************************************
Cars To Buy:                            :
Toyota VITZ RS 1.5 '07                  :
........................................:
Before we can do any racing or license testing, we are forced to purchase a car.
There are a few ways to go here. One option is to spend as little money on this
mandatory car purchase to save money for upgrades later on. A second route is to
buy a car that we can use to win a race with. Even though the Beginner Sunday
Cup race has a VITZ (2000 model) as a prize car, it's not really good enough for
the VITZ race. So, let's buy a brand new 2007 model that comes with 21HP more
stock horse power and 14ft-lb more stock torque. This will save us money on
upgrades when we get to the VITZ race.


********************************************************************************
                      B and A Licenses [IPgSyG]                       
********************************************************************************
There are some excellent cars to win as rewards for getting bronze, silver,
and/or gold on the license exams. We're going to need to get all silver in the B
License tests and all bronze in the A License tests. Please be patient when
attempting the license tests because they are challenging.

Completing the B License with all silver and the A License with all bronze will
confirm that the reader of this FAQ has the skills necessary to crush the
competition throughout this game.


A-Spec Level after getting Silver in each B License: Lv 3 (Exp. 491/1,048)

A-Spec Level after getting Bronze in each A License: Lv 4 (Exp. 663/1,341)


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                  B License Test (Bronze) [KrwmQc]                  |
|    Prize Car:  Mazda DEMIO SPORT '03                               |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                  B License Test (Silver) [qa4hPp]                  |
|    Prize Car:  Daihatsu OFC-1 Concept '07                          |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                  A License Test (Bronze) [BmBAE7]                  |
|    Prize Car:  Nissan mm-R Cup Car '01                             |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*


********************************************************************************
                    Beginner Series Part I (A-Spec) [LjbkLM]                    
                                Beginner Series                                 
********************************************************************************
A-Spec Level after completing this section: Lv 7 (Exp. 2,348/2,811)


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                        Sunday Cup [sbtgP8]                         |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  0          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Toyota VITZ U Euro Sport Edition '00                |
|    Car Raced:  Nissan mm-R Cup Car '01                             |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Autumn Ring Mini                |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'23.582                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Grand Valley East               |
|    Laps:       2                               |
|    MoV:        00'17.853                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Tsukuba Circuit                 |
|    Laps:       2                               |
|    MoV:        00'19.000                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                       FF Challenge [BkaODG]                        |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  0          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Honda CIVIC SiR-II (EG) '91                         |
|    Car Raced:  Nissan mm-R Cup Car '01                             |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Suzuka Circuit East Course      |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'26.596                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Clubman Stage Route 5 / Night   |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'23.451                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Deep Forest Raceway             |
|    Laps:       2                               |
|    MoV:        00'16.643                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                  World Compact Car Race [NWDvaT]                   |
|    Game Mode:  Championship               Event Level:  1          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Hommell Berlinette R/S Coupe '99                    |
|    Car Raced:  Nissan mm-R Cup Car '01                             |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    London                          |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'19.546                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Circuito de Madrid Mini         |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'17.179                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Cape Ring Inside                |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'22.000                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                     LightWeight K Cup [Nytyem]                     |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  1          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Suzuki WAGON R RR '98                               |
|    Car Raced:  Daihatsu OFC-1 Concept '07                          |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
Despite the small margins of victory in the two races in this Cup, they were
both easy and straightforward wins. Just stay on the correct racing lines, and
sail on through to the win!
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Autumn Ring Mini                |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'02.757                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Suzuka Circuit East Course      |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'02.760                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                        Yaris Race [97oNtR]                         |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  2          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Toyota PRIUS G Touring Selection (J) '03            |
|    Car Raced:  Toyota VITZ RS 1.5 '07                              |
|    Upgrades:   ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Engine Tuning Stage 1                               |
|                Sports Air Filter                                   |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Fuji Speedway GT                |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'01.142                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
The problem in this race is the VITZ's we're racing against are highly tuned.
They definitely have at least a 6 Speed Close-Ratio Transmission because they
are able to gain speed on the straightaway faster than the VITZ we're using. I
wouldn't recommend trying the 5 Speed Tranny because the top speed is not going
to be as high as with the 6 Speed.

Luckily, the VITZ drivers aren't doing anything spectacular with their
cornering, which means that we have a little more than half of the track to pull
ahead of the competition before hitting the straight. It's possible some folks
might need an extra upgrade or two to pull this race off. I would recommend
trying the race with the setup I recommend, and if you lose, spend the money you
won on some more upgrades.


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|             European Classic Car Championship [h692Wp]             |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  3          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Volkswagen Kubelwagen typ82 '44                     |
|    Car Raced:  Jaguar E-TYPE Coupe '61                             |
|    Upgrades:   ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Engine Tuning Stage 1                               |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
Cars To Buy:                            :
Jaguar E-TYPE Coupe '61                 :
........................................:
Before beginning the European Classic Car Championship, we're going to need to
purchase a used Jaguar E-TYPE Coupe. If luck is on our side, there will be one
in the used car dealership. Otherwise, we will need to force the used car
dealership to swap out their inventory. To accomplish this, we can begin doing
the IC License tests. Do two tests at a time. Exit the license test and check
the used car dealership. Keep doing this until the Jaguar appears there. This
car will be used in the World Classic Car Series and FR Challenge, so it's well
worth the effort.

Last but not least, I had to do 7 of the IC license events before this car
showed up. Please be patient, the car will show up! Good luck!

Make sure to get the oil changed in the Jaguar.
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Circuito de Madrid Mini         |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'04.000                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Côte d' Azur                   |
|    Laps:       2                               |
|    MoV:        00'10.610                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                 World Classic Car Series [wYW8C3]                  |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  3          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Subaru SUBARU 360 '58                               |
|    Car Raced:  Jaguar E-TYPE Coupe '61                             |
|    Upgrades:   ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Engine Tuning Stage 1                               |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Circuit de la Sarthe 2009 No Chicane|
|    Laps:       1                               |
|    MoV:        00'07.829                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Eiger Nordwand Short Track      |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'10.501                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Autumn Ring                     |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'12.724                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                       FR Challenge [YPrsKL]                        |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  4          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Toyota FT-86 Concept '09                            |
|    Car Raced:  Jaguar E-TYPE Coupe '61                             |
|    Upgrades:   ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Engine Tuning Stage 1                               |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Grand Valley East               |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'05.159                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Tsukuba Circuit                 |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'04.897                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Trial Mountain Circuit          |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'04.392                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


********************************************************************************
                   International C License [8XhsHP]                   
********************************************************************************
Before we begin the Amateur Series, we're going to pick up an Acura DN-X Concept
'02 by completing the IC License with all bronze.


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|             International C License (Bronze) [ZE4ax8]              |
|    Prize Car:  Acura DN-X Concept '02                              |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
A-Spec Level after getting Bronze in each International C License: Lv 8 (Exp.
867/3,598)


********************************************************************************
                    Amateur Series Part I (A-Spec) [pHLBzP]                     
                                 Amateur Series                                 
********************************************************************************


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                        Clubman Cup [Ji0huI]                        |
|    Game Mode:  Championship               Event Level:  5          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Honda MUGEN MOTUL CIVIC Si Race Car '87             |
|    Car Raced:  Acura DN-X Concept '02                              |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Tsukuba Circuit                 |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'18.109                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Tokyo R246                      |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'19.694                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Cape Ring Periphery             |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'25.000                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|              European Hot Hatch Championship [aRuMbP]              |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  5          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Volkswagen Lupo GTI Cup Car (J) '03                 |
|    Car Raced:  Jaguar E-TYPE Coupe '61                             |
|    Upgrades:   ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Engine Tuning Stage 1                               |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Eiger Nordwand Short Track      |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'10.692                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Rome                            |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'05.179                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                  Japanese 90's Challenge [4SZowX]                  |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  7          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Nissan SILEIGHTY  '98                               |
|    Car Raced:  Honda CIVIC SiR-II (EG) '91                         |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Tsukuba Circuit                 |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'04.937                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
Be patient and work your way through the pack running a clean line around the
circuit. The stock CIVIC is definitely capable of an easy win here.
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Cape Ring North                 |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'12.927                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                  Tous France Championnat [IoV0gQ]                  |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  7          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Citroën 2CV Type A '54                             |
|    Car Raced:  Hommell Berlinette R/S Coupe '99                    |
|    Upgrades:   Catalytic Converter: Sports                         |
|                ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Engine Tuning Stage 1                               |
|                Low RPM Range Turbo Kit                             |
|                Racing Air Filter                                   |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Circuit de la Sarthe 2009       |
|    Laps:       1                               |
|    MoV:        00'09.359                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Circuito de Madrid              |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'09.768                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


********************************************************************************
                   International B License [mu3P9P]                   
********************************************************************************
We need to pick up a level 13 Ferrari in order to complete some of the Amateur
events. The Italia will also be used in the Professional series as well. We're
not only short on level, but on credits to purchase the car. Therefore, we need
to do some License Tests and Special Events.


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|             International B License (Bronze) [sy75bV]              |
|    Prize Car:  Mazda Eunos Roadster J-Limited (NA) '91             |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
A-Spec Level after getting Bronze in each International B License: Lv 10 (Exp.
202/5,894)


********************************************************************************
                    Special Events Part I [ejYc5b]                    
********************************************************************************
We're looking to raise our level to level 12. I am listing the results for the
Special Events that I did to achieve that level. If those events prove difficult
to complete, don't hesitate to try different Special Events, or try to get a
better result on one of them.

In the Kart Series (Beginner and Intermediate) we are going for all Gold. The
kart races are not that difficult once the difference in handling from a regular
car is understood. Anyone that can get all silver on the B Licenses should be
able to get all Gold in the Beginner and Intermediate races here.

In the AMG Driving Academy, we are going for just the Bronze medals. Silver
isn't too difficult to obtain assuming the reader is familiar with the
Nürburgring Nordschleife... If not, then Bronze is definitely doable with
practice. Luckily, Bronze is all that is required by this FAQ.

A-Spec Level after completing the events listed in this section of FAQ: Lv 12
(Exp. 214/9,656)


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         Gran Turismo Karting Experience (Beginner) [BqJfnm]          
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tokyo Bay (Kart)
Prize won: Gold
MoV: 00'04.933

Eifel (Kart)
Prize won: Gold
MoV: 00'04.360


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Gran Turismo Karting Experience (Intermediate) [2fSTHv]        
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tokyo Bay (Kart)
Prize won: Gold
MoV: 00'06.366

Eifel (Kart)
Prize won: Gold
MoV: 00'01.200


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Jeff Gordon NASCAR School (Beginner) [gZ4I5A]             
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Using Drafting to Get Ahead
Prize won: Gold

Drafting With Multiple Cars
Prize won: Silver
The trick on this one is to get behind the Lowes cars. I know that the red
Energizer car is further ahead to start, but the Lowes car always seems to pass
him up. So, there is a much better draft using the Lowes car. Silver isn't the
easiest to come by here, but it's really not difficult after getting acquainted
with the correct line to drive.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Jeff Gordon NASCAR School (Intermediate) [Rl8tMr]           
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Inside Driving - Daytona
Prize Won: Bronze

Inside Driving - Indianapolis
Prize won: Bronze


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
               AMG Driving Academy (Beginner) [yk7yA4]                
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Prize won: Bronze on all events.


********************************************************************************
                   International A License [I2mjOl]                   
********************************************************************************


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|             International A License (Bronze) [WrzcOS]              |
|    Prize Car:  Dodge RAM 1500 LARAMIE Hemi Quad Cab '04            |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
A-Spec Level after getting Bronze in each International A License: Lv 12 (Exp.
1,944/9,656)


********************************************************************************
                    Amateur Series Part II (A-Spec) [V1yQ3p]                    
                                 Amateur Series                                 
********************************************************************************
A-Spec Level after completing the Amateur Series Part II: Lv 12 (Exp.
8,168/9,656)

We're just shy of the level 13 we need to get the Ferrari that will finish off
the Amateur Series...


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                     NR-A Roadster Cup [oq5KLU]                     |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  6          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Mazda KUSABI Concept '03                            |
|    Car Raced:  Mazda Eunos Roadster J-Limited (NA) '91             |
|    Upgrades:   Catalytic Converter: Sports                         |
|                ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Engine Tuning Stage 1                               |
|                Sports Air Filter                                   |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Tsukuba Circuit                 |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'01.869                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                  Pick-Up Truck Challenge [FP7BJ6]                  |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  6          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Daihatsu Midget II D type '98                       |
|    Car Raced:  Dodge RAM 1500 LARAMIE Hemi Quad Cab '04            |
|    Upgrades:   Catalytic Converter: Sports                         |
|                ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Engine Tuning Stage 1                               |
|                Racing Air Filter                                   |
|                Sports Exhaust                                      |
|                Sports Intake Manifold                              |
|                Weight Reduction Stage 1                            |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca       |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'04.531                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Superspeedway - Daytona         |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'00.929                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
The draft makes it nearly impossible to leave the pack behind. Staying in the
lead did not pose any major problem though. Just keep an eye on the rear view
mirror...


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|              Classic Muscle Car Championship [IUba3D]              |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  8          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Buick Special  '62                                  |
|    Car Raced:  Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (C3) '69             |
|    Upgrades:   Catalytic Converter: Sports                         |
|                ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Engine Tuning Stage 1                               |
|                Racing Air Filter                                   |
|                Titanium Racing Exhaust                             |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
Cars To Buy:                            :
Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (C3) '69 :
........................................:
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Autodromo Nazionale Monza       |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'00.908                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                  Supercar Nostalgia Cup [hPZ5gK]                   |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  9          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Dome DOME-ZERO Concept '78                          |
|    Car Raced:  Buick Special  '62                                  |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Rome                            |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'04.147                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Suzuka Circuit                  |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'04.827                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca       |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'09.534                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


********************************************************************************
                   Beginner Series Part II (A-Spec) [ZS9PYa]                    
                                Beginner Series                                 
********************************************************************************
Now that we have the DOME-ZERO Concept car, we can finish off the Beginner
Series.

A-Spec Level after completing the Beginner Series Part II: Lv 12 (Exp.
8,851/9,656)


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                     Japanese Classics [ouB8b0]                     |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  2          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Honda Z ACT  '70                                    |
|    Car Raced:  Dome DOME-ZERO Concept '78                          |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Suzuka Circuit East Course      |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'10.445                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Tsukuba Circuit                 |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'09.865                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Grand Valley East               |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'04.882                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


********************************************************************************
                  Professional Series Part I (A-Spec) [DM24LT]                  
                              Professional Series                               
********************************************************************************
A-Spec Level after completing the Professional Series Part I: Lv 13 (Exp.
2,693/12,360)


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                  Muscle Car Championship [yzrpgz]                  |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  11         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Dodge Challenger SRT8 '08                           |
|    Car Raced:  Buick Special  '62                                  |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Road Course - Daytona           |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'15.351                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca       |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'15.541                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


********************************************************************************
                   Amateur Series Part III (A-Spec) [GWWYYV]                    
                                 Amateur Series                                 
********************************************************************************
Cars To Buy:                            :
Ferrari 458 Italia  '09                 :
........................................:


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                      Festival Italia [79o46K]                      |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  8          |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA 1600 '65               |
|    Car Raced:  Ferrari 458 Italia  '09                             |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
A-Spec Level after completing the Amateur Series Part III: Lv 13 (Exp.
3,881/12,360)
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Rome                            |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'17.893                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    London                          |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'12.770                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


********************************************************************************
                 Professional Series Part II (A-Spec) [Y9IN6u]                  
                              Professional Series                               
********************************************************************************
A-Spec Level after completing the Professional Series Part II: Lv 15 (Exp.
7,804/20,251)


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                      Mini Challenge [QSR2vk]                       |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  10         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Mini Mini Cooper 1.3i '98                           |
|    Car Raced:  Mini MINI COOPER S '07                              |
|    Upgrades:   ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Sports Air Filter                                   |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
Cars To Buy:                            :
Mini MINI COOPER S '07                  :
........................................:
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Circuito de Madrid              |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'04.298                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                     Supercar Festival [9LvCVU]                     |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  11         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Maserati GranTurismo S '08                          |
|    Car Raced:  Ferrari 458 Italia  '09                             |
|    Upgrades:   Racing Tires: Hard                                  |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    High Speed Ring                 |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'03.222                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Superspeedway - Daytona         |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'00.178                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Nürburgring GP/F               |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'03.000                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                         Lupo Cup [NOGdzf]                          |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  12         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Volkswagen Lupo1.4 '02                              |
|    Car Raced:  Volkswagen Lupo GTI Cup Car (J) '03                 |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Nürburgring Nordschleife       |
|    Laps:       1                               |
|    MoV:        00'22.436                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                  Japanese 80's Festival [GlVn2y]                   |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  12         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Toyota CELICA XX 2800GT '81                         |
|    Car Raced:  Honda MUGEN MOTUL CIVIC Si Race Car '87             |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Autumn Ring                     |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'40.000                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Deep Forest Raceway             |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'57.616                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                   British Lightweights [PowlJW]                    |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  13         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Triumph Spitfire 1500 '74                           |
|    Car Raced:  Lotus Elise 111R '04                                |
|    Upgrades:   Catalytic Converter: Sports                         |
|                ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Racing Air Filter                                   |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
Cars To Buy:                            :
Lotus Elise 111R '04                    :
........................................:
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    London                          |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'02.469                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Top Gear Test Track             |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'04.271                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                    La Festa Cavallino [Gzt6vL]                     |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  14         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Ferrari California  '08                             |
|    Car Raced:  Ferrari 458 Italia  '09                             |
|    Upgrades:   Racing Tires: Hard                                  |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Autodromo Nazionale Monza       |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'01.159                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
That Enzo Ferrari is tough to leave behind. With that said, running a solid line
around the circuit will do the trick. No heroics should needed here.


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|              Gran Turismo World Championship [iMaLyy]              |
|    Game Mode:  Championship               Event Level:  14         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Bugatti Veyron 16.4 '09                             |
|    Car Raced:  Ferrari 458 Italia  '09                             |
|    Upgrades:   Aero Kit Extension                                  |
|                Aero Kit Front                                      |
|                Aero Kit Wing                                       |
|                Catalytic Converter: Sports                         |
|                ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Engine Tuning Stage 1                               |
|                Engine Tuning Stage 2                               |
|                Racing Tires: Hard                                  |
|                Sports Air Filter                                   |
|                Weight Reduction Stage 1                            |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
I raced Sarthe and won gold, and the Ring and won Silver before restarting the
series. So that puts me ahead in experience and $31,690 in credits.
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Circuit de la Sarthe 2009       |
|    Laps:       2                               |
|    MoV:        00'02.720                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Nürburgring Nordschleife       |
|    Laps:       1                               |
|    MoV:        00'06.548                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Circuito de Madrid              |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'00.000                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Cape Ring                       |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'02.000                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Grand Valley Speedway           |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'03.807                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                   Lamborghini Exclusive [SKicHc]                   |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  13         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Lamborghini Countach LP400 '74                      |
|    Car Raced:  Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 '08                   |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
Cars To Buy:                            :
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 '08       :
........................................:
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Rome                            |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'02.214                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


********************************************************************************
                     Expert Series Part I (A-Spec) [CIypfg]                     
                                 Expert Series                                  
********************************************************************************
A-Spec Level after completing the Expert Series Part I: Lv 16 (Exp.
17,083/25,921)


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                  Tuning Car Championship [tm9r72]                  |
|    Game Mode:  Championship               Event Level:  15         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  HPA Motorsports Stage II R32 '04                    |
|    Car Raced:  Bugatti Veyron 16.4 '09                             |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
The Bugatti is very heavy and turns like a battleship. The key here is braking
early. The car's acceleration is more than enough to make up for the early
braking. Buy some tires or a weight reduction if this championship proves
difficult to complete.
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Suzuka Circuit                  |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'02.542                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Road Course - Daytona           |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'12.000                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Grand Valley Speedway           |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'05.000                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Special Stage Route 5 / Night   |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'02.276                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Tokyo R246                      |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'02.436                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                   Schwarzwald League A [tI4zgG]                    |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  15         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Opel Speedster Turbo '00                            |
|    Car Raced:  Mini MINI COOPER S '07                              |
|    Upgrades:   Catalytic Converter: Sports                         |
|                ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Low RPM Range Turbo Kit                             |
|                Sports Exhaust                                      |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
The margins of victory in these two races was small. But the races were not that
difficult. Staying in the lead didn't pose much problem. I just couldn't break
away from the pack. This is the Expert Events though, so by now it shouldn't be
too much problem to handle. The first upgrade I would suggest to make this race
easier are some tires. There aren't many more cheap HP upgrades left, and the
handling could definitely stand to be improved in this MINI COOPER.
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Nürburgring GP/F               |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'00.329                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Tokyo R246                      |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'00.000                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                       MR Sports Cup [cIxDkZ]                       |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  16         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Cizeta V16T  '94                                    |
|    Car Raced:  Ferrari 458 Italia  '09                             |
|    Upgrades:   Aero Kit Extension                                  |
|                Aero Kit Front                                      |
|                Aero Kit Wing                                       |
|                Catalytic Converter: Sports                         |
|                ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Engine Tuning Stage 1                               |
|                Engine Tuning Stage 2                               |
|                Racing Tires: Hard                                  |
|                Sports Air Filter                                   |
|                Weight Reduction Stage 1                            |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Deep Forest Raceway             |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'13.805                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    High Speed Ring                 |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'08.126                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Circuit de la Sarthe 2009       |
|    Laps:       2                               |
|    MoV:        00'02.307                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


********************************************************************************
                        Super License [6YDSjf]                        
********************************************************************************


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                  Super License (Bronze) [To7uEU]                   |
|    Prize Car:  Opera Performance S2000  '04                        |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
A-Spec Level after getting Bronze in each Super License: Lv 16 (Exp.
19,173/25,921)


********************************************************************************
                   Special Events Part II [nDeYF5]                    
********************************************************************************
A-Spec Level after completing the events in Special Events Part II: Lv 17 (Exp.
4,302/33,179)


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             AMG Driving Academy (Intermediate) [0VXkZV]              
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Prize won: Bronze on all events.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Grand Tour [M0juZ8]                          
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Prize won: Bronze on all events.


********************************************************************************
                    Expert Series Part II (A-Spec) [kGHLsI]                     
                                 Expert Series                                  
********************************************************************************
A-Spec Level after completing the Expert Series Part II: Lv 17 (Exp.
11,330/33,179)

After finishing the Expert Series Part II, we're starting to really narrow down
the list of events to gain experience from. There are more Special Events to do.
But, the nature of the Rally Events makes it impossible for me to know for sure
that I can get all bronze and not accidentally get any silvers. The Advanced
Kart races are difficult, and I cannot guarantee that the average driver will be
able to get even a bronze there without serious practice. The AMG Events give
out really nice exp for getting silver, and there's plenty of room for me to
easily get them, but I have tons of experience driving the Ring. Other folks may
find the Ring very difficult, since it has somewhere in the neighborhood of 100
turns.

We do however need to get to level 19 in order to do all but one of the Expert
Events (the Historic Car Race will be completed after winning a decent race car
later on). I will leave it up to the reader to decide which is the best way for
them to gain the needed experience. One could do some races over again, attempt
to improve their results on the License Tests, or do some more Special Events. I
will document the path I take, but again, the choices I make here will not have
as much universal appear as I hope the earlier portions of the FAQ do.


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                      Turbo Challenge [6ht3KR]                      |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  17         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Mitsubishi Lancer EX 1800GSR IC Turbo '83           |
|    Car Raced:  Bugatti Veyron 16.4 '09                             |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    High Speed Ring                 |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'07.120                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Autodromo Nazionale Monza       |
|    Laps:       3                               |
|    MoV:        00'10.000                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                      Gallardo Trophy [TCywnM]                      |
|    Game Mode:  Single                     Event Level:  17         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Lancia DELTA S4 Rally Car '85                       |
|    Car Raced:  Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 '08                   |
|    Upgrades:   ECU Tuning                                          |
|                Engine Tuning Stage 1                               |
|                Racing Tires: Hard                                  |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Rome                            |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'01.903                       |
*------------------------------------------------*


********************************************************************************
                   Special Events Part III [WU3Yj9]                   
********************************************************************************
A-Spec Level after completing the events in Special Events Part III: Lv 17 (Exp.
27,482/33,179)


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
               AMG Driving Academy (Beginner) [T0xHh6]                
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Prize won: Silver on all events.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             AMG Driving Academy (Intermediate) [Cvgq3d]              
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Prize won: Silver on all events.


********************************************************************************
                   Seasonal Events Part I [CeTJfx]                    
********************************************************************************
A-Spec Level after completing the Seasonal Events Part I: Lv 19 (Exp.
14,834/54,360)


Still need much more experience to get to level 19. The Seasonal Events, which
were added to Gran Turismo after the writing of this FAQ was begun via update
1.05 provides a way to gain lots of experience in a short amount of time.

As these events are changing regularly, there's no reason to list which ones I
did. I will say that buying the car that is required, and squeezing in any
upgrades possible will give a good challenge. I was able to win some races, and
others I came in second place. Do the best you can. There really isn't any way
to "power" through this. Skill is required here.


********************************************************************************
                        Expert Series Part III [WZPhOm]                         
                                 Expert Series                                  
********************************************************************************
A-Spec Level after completing the Expert Series Part III: Lv 19 (Exp.
51,481/54,360)


*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
|                   Japanese Championship [TQQ6ac]                   |
|    Game Mode:  Championship               Event Level:  18         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Gran Turismo GRAN TURISMO 350Z RS '10               |
|    Car Raced:  Acura DN-X Concept '02                              |
*--------------------------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Tsukuba Circuit                 |
|    Laps:       10                              |
|    MoV:        00'03.476                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Fuji Speedway F                 |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'01.799                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Grand Valley Speedway           |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'01.786                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Autodromo Nazionale Monza       |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'01.137                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Suzuka Circuit                  |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'03.000                       |
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|                   Polyphony Digital Cup [EQt90Y]                   |
|    Game Mode:  Championship               Event Level:  19         |
|    Tires:      No Limitations             Spec:         A-Spec     |
|    Prize Car:  Nissan 350Z Gran Turismo 4 Ltd. (Z33) '05           |
|    Car Raced:  Bugatti Veyron 16.4 '09                             |
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*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Circuito de Madrid Mini         |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'17.349                       |
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*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Trial Mountain Circuit          |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'07.952                       |
*------------------------------------------------*
*------------------------------------------------*
|    Circuit:    Grand Valley Speedway           |
|    Laps:       5                               |
|    MoV:        00'06.661                       |
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                   Special Events Part IV [DV5NMd]                    
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A-Spec Level after completing the events in Special Events Part IV: Lv 20 (Exp.
42,371/69,581)

Completed the AMG Driving Academy (Advanced) with all Silver.


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                Frequently Answered Questions [Z0o2uA]                
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        I can't get a certain used car, what do I do? [FPJsjY]        
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Early on in the FAQ, it is very helpful to get a Jaguar E-Type Coupe from the
used dealer. In three different times of playing through my FAQ, I got the
Jaguar without any problems. However, that's merely anecdotal and I'm well aware
of the fact that there are players having a more difficult time of getting the
car. I would suggest doing Special Events, Seasonal Events, or Online Racing in
order to advance the used dealership. The Special Events and Seasonal Events are
touched on in the FAQ, so doing those won't take the reader off course.

If a certain used car cannot be found, don't hesitate to email me your
suggestions for a different car. If you have a credit worthy suggestion, please
include what name you'd like to be credited as, or else you'll end up as
"anonymous".


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            Are you going to cover b-spec events? [xeP93j]            
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Yes. Early on, I thought to do beginner a-spec and b-spec events side by side,
but I realized that b-spec races would have to be raced repeatedly to level up
the b-spec driver. So I put off b-spec until the a-spec is complete so that I
can use over powered cars to eliminate as much as possible the need to grind
b-spec driver levels.


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          Are you going to cover the Rally Events? [SuBHYI]           
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I will look at it eventually. I am open for suggestions, and have already
received one, for which I thank the sender of that email. The deal is, I have
the requirement that I need to know exactly how much experience I'm going to get
from a race so that the readers of the FAQ can know that they will always be at
or above the level I am, if they do everything the FAQ asks them to do. The
Rally races make it impossible to know 100% for sure if I'm going too fast for a
Silver. Therefore, I can't ensure that I can get all bronze medals. I doubt the
Rally races are easy enough for me to recommend a way to "power" through to
golds merely based on cars/upgrades.

So, the Rally Events will have to wait until experience isn't really an issue
(i.e., the a-spec section must be complete).


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            When is the FAQ going to be updated? [NL32sb]             
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I appreciate everyone that has asked this question. It let's me know there is
great interest in my work. I'm sure most folks already know that I have a
website that is a companion for this FAQ and the website is being developed
along side the creation of the FAQ. Actually, the website takes considerably
more time to develop than the FAQ does. This is making the FAQ take longer than
I would like to create. Rest assured, that steady progress is always being
made.

Feel free to send me an email if you would like to get an idea of when a new
version of the FAQ might be available. I'm shooting for once every two weeks.
But that isn't always possible.


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                          Changelog [SM1lW2]                          
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                          Version 1 [Oc2X5i]                          
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The original release of this FAQ. The FAQ was complete up through the A-Spec
Beginner Series.


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                          Version 2 [9X8hwH]                          
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The FAQ is now complete through the Professional Series. Notable changes from
version 1 are that the Roadster race and the Truck race are now using cars won
from the license tests, rather than purchased from the dealerships. In addition,
I'm no longer using the Ferrari 512BB on the Amateur Ferrari race. I'm instead
using a 458 Italia. These changes allow spending less money in the long run.


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                          Version 3 [a4uhI5]                          
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The a-spec Professional Events are complete. 7 out of 9 Expert Events are
complete. It was necessary to delve into the Special and Seasonal Events in
order to gain credits and experience. I was hoping that would not be necessary,
since it was never necessary to do anything but a-spec and licenses to power
through GT3 and GT4. Unfortunately, Polyphony Digital has seen fit to force
players to take more detours on their a-spec journey.

There is now a Frequently Answered Questions section of the FAQ. Please check it
before sending email. Thanks!