There’s only a few days remaining in 2015; for us in Japan, this was a landmark year with the GT Academy happening here for the first time. Seeing the Japanese finalists fighting at the GT Academy’s holy grounds of Silverstone brought together the Japanese game and motorsports freaks. Meanwhile, the first GT Academy champion Lucas Ordóñez made spot participations in the Super GT GT500 Class, the top category of GT racing in Japan. In other parts of the world Wolfgang “Wolfie” Reip took the overall win at the Bathurst 12 Hours race in Australia, and the series title of the Blancpain Endurance series in Europe. It was a very good year for the Gran Turismo family!
Now, the annually hosted special Holiday in-game Seasonal Events will be held again this year. The prize credits are increased to 15 million, and there are fantastic Gift cars too! The stakes are high to begin with but even better if you challenge them after raising your login bonus to 200%!
“Season 1 – Dec. 17, 2015 – Jan. 14, 2016”
620PP A-Spec Race
American non-race car and race car expert challenge / Death Valley original course
This is a race that can be entered with American race cars, tuned cars and production cars. American muscle converge on a special track in the iconic desert. Saving your tires by controlling your torque will help you being victorious.
979PP Time Trial
Red Bull Fan Car 1 Lap Time Trial / Circuito de la Sierra
This is a 1 lap Time Trial on the longest course in Gran Turismo 6, the Circuito de la Sierra, which is even longer than the Nürburgring 24 Hours race layout. Only the Red Bull X2014-X2010 Fan Car series may enter the event. Running off the track and crashing will immediately disqualify you from the trial, so this will take focus and endurance on the part of the driver. Players who have not acquired a car to participate in this event yet will need to get their hands on the X2014 Fan Car by clearing the Red Bull X Challenge in the Career Mode.
Free Regulation / Suzuka Circuit 2014 Special Drift Trial
All regulations have been eliminated in this drift trial event. There is only 1 judging section, so even a slight error in setting your race/drift lines will make huge differences in your score. Challenge the drift trial with your favorite car, from a standstill as you would in real life!
Season 2 of the New Year Holiday Challenge starts on December 24! We hope you enjoy these special high-stake holiday events!