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Gran Turismo 6 update today adds Vettel as driving mentor

Red Bull X Challenge added along with two new Red Bull cars

Gran Turismo 6 will receive a free update today that will add a new content as part of a partnership with Red Bull Racing.

The update will introduce a new Red Bull X Challenge, and feature 2013 Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel added to the game as a racing mentor.


The update also adds the Red Bull Racing Kart and Red Bull X2014 Junior - the first two of four Red Bull cars coming to GT6, designed in collaboration with Red Bull F1 chief technical officer Adrian Newey.

"I've been playing Gran Turismo since I was 12, so to appear in the game myself as a mentor is great. I hope everyone enjoys the game," commented Vettel.

Red Bull X2014 Standard and Fan cars are planned for the 'second phase' of the Red Bull X Challenge coming in a future update.

Today's version 1.02 update will also bring the following changes:

- Consecutive Login Bonus: when you log online for consecutive days, a bonus to all credits awarded will accrue up to a potential 200% bonus on the fifth day. Be sure to login everyday to earn more credits!
- Earned Credits in Career Mode Increased: enough said.
- Entry Requirements for Seasonal Events Lowered: players will only need a National B licence in order to participate in Seasonal Events and, for a limited time, there will be unique special events that will reward cars as prizes, so don't miss this opportunity and remember to log online!
- Bonus Events within Seasonal Events: two new Seasonal Events will run from December 20th, 2013 to January 17th, 2014 and January 2nd to January 30th, 2014. These unique events marking the seasonal holidays and the new year will feature special bonus credits.

In CVG's Gran Turismo 6 review, we called the racer "a huge leap over GT5 and a glorious graphical showcase for PS3".