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Gran Tursimo 5 gets new DLC cars, patch update next week

Awesome new GT-R, and the ability to turn off collisions online

Polyphony hasn't stopped working on Gran Turismo 5 yet, and has new content coming next week for fans of the racing sim.

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Three new downloadable cars will be released alongside a new patch, Update 2.08, which makes a load of tweaks and fixes.

Most significant of all will be the ability to disable collisions in online multiplayer, if you'd like to go head-to-head without having to worry about being rammed off the course. A full list of the patch changes are below.

The three new cars coming include the sweet-looking Nissan GT-R N24 GT Academy '12, the Subaru BRZ S '12 and the Honda weider HSV-010 (SUPER GT) '11, all costing $.99 a piece (screenshots pictured).

This lot will be released on September 25 in US, and September 26 in EU.

This coincides with the release of Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition, which will cost €29.99/£19.99 and contain all the post-release Gran Turismo 5 DLC, which includes the Complete Pack (Car Pack, Course Pack, Special Paint Pack, Racing Gear Pack), Car Pack 2, Car Pack 3, Course Pack 2 and the Nissan GTR driven in this year's Nurburgring 24 hour race by series creator Kazunori Yamauchi.

Update 2.08 change list:

  • Now possible to select "Disable collisions" in the [Event Settings] of online races.
  • ID's are now shown above cars when watching online races.
  • Response of the clutch pedal when using the steering wheel controllers "G25 Racing Wheel", "G27 Racing Wheel", "T500RS" and "TH8RS" has been adjusted.
  • Rate of tire wear in endurance races has been slowed (excluding formula cars).
  • Amount of air resistance change when altering aerodynamic wing settings has been increased.
  • Autopilot has been adjusted to prevent colliding with the wall when exiting the pit lane on the Tsukuba circuit.
  • Adjusted the changes in control characteristic when altering vehicle height from standard height. (Vehicle height can be changed by adjusting ride height, either by installing a suspension kit or adjusting a full customizable suspension kit.)

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