Polyphyny Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi revealed on Twitter in September that the Spec 2.0 update for Gran Turismo 5 would be arriving this month, with DLC to follow one week later. In a rare twist for the gaming industry, something promised on Twitter actually turned out to be true: Spec 2.0 is here and next week's DLC has been detailed.
PlayStation Network shoppers will have four themed packs to choose from, plus a fifth one that gathers everything together into a single bundle. The four packs purchased separately come to around $18 and the bundle is $11.99, so it's not a bad savings. Provided you're interested in all that each pack has to offer. Read on for a rundown of what you get, via the .
Course Pack ($4.99; 2 tracks, 5 layouts) -- This DLC pack adds the new tracks to Gran Turismo 5. The new Course Pack includes SPA-Francorchamps (with weather effects) and Kart Space layouts I and II (each layout supports normal and reverse).
Racing Car Pack ($7.99; 15 Cars) -- This DLC pack adds new cars to Gran Turismo 5. Includes the new model of the X2010 ultimate racing machine, the Red Bull X2011. There is also a lineup of specially tuned touring cars and three new racing karts. Expand your garage with these exciting new racing machines!
Racing Gear Pack ($2.99; 90 items) -- This DLC pack adds racing gear items to Gran Turismo 5. Contains helmets and racing suits of 8 famous WRC and NASCAR drivers, 12 helmets and suits in all. In addition there is the Official Gran Turismo helmet, and new gear from Alpinestars and Simpson.
Paint Pack ($1.99; 100 colors) -- This DLC pack adds paint items to Gran Turismo 5. From chic subdued color tones to bright shining colors, there are 100 new colors spread across 10 different themes. Find new unique colors for your favorite cars.