Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 update live, DLC detailed

Day and date with the release of Microsoft’s Forza Motorsport 4, Polyphony Digital have released the major update to Gran Turismo 5 that was detailed last week. It’s a hefty download, clocking in at well over 1 GB of data, so get crackin’.

The DLC that was announced last week has also been fully detailed, and is especially good news for people that have been hankerin’ for some more go-kart action. The DLC will be made available on October 18th, and includes the following according to the PlayStation Blog:

Course Pack ($4.99)

The Course Pack, will include two courses completely new to Gran Turismo. The first course is the world-famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps located in Spa, Belgium. At 7km long, this course is widely known as one of the most challenging race courses in the world due to its many twists and turns and elevation changes. And every inch of the track has been painstakingly recreated as only Polyphony can.

The second course is a flashy indoor karting arena designed by Polyphony Digital, and comes with two layouts to race. Lit with neon lighting, the kart arena not only showcases the beauty of GT5’s graphics and lighting engines, but also adds a crazy twist to the outdoor karting areas that shipped with GT5.

Racing Car Pack ($7.99)

The Racing Car Pack adds 11 custom PDI-designed custom touring editions of fan favorites like the Mazda RX-7, Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, Dodge Challenger SRT8, Nissan GT-R, Honda CR-Z, and even a race tuned Toyota Prius, among others. The pack also includes three new racing karts. But what makes the Racing Car Pack really cool is that it also features the never-before-seen Red Bull X2011 Prototype vehicle. The Red Bull X2010, a machine built for pure speed, was the ultimate prize in Gran Turismo 5, and the Red Bull X2011 Prototype is the next evolution in design. In other words, that’s 15 new vehicles to add to your collection and master.

Racing Gear Pack ($2.99)

Also available will be the Racing Gear Pack, which features 90 pieces of racing gear, including racing suits and helmets, for your in-game drivers. Included are GT original design helmets and suits, white and black Alpinestars suits, the official 2010 and 2011 season racing suits and helmets of 4 top NASCAR drivers, and racing gear of 4 other celebrity race car drivers including Sebastien Loeb and Peter Solberg.

Paint Pack ($1.99)

And last but not least is the Paint Pack, featuring 100 paint colors to customize your cars with. The pack includes new shades of matte, chrome and aluminum colors. It’s time to breathe some new life into your car collection.

You can also pick up all of the DLC as a bundle for $11.99, and PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to get it for even cheaper.

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited for GT5 again.

Source: PlayStation Blog