Honda/Acura FAQ by Leo

Version: 1.12 | Updated: 07/06/98 | Printable Version

Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 20:20:52 -0500
From: Leo <>

Gran Turismo Honda/Acura FAQ v1.12

What is this FAQ?

   This documents the changes that seem to have been made to the Honda
roster in the transition of Gran Turismo to the United States from Japan.
Remember, the stats of each car may vary from their Japanese counterparts.

What is changed?

Prelude '91 Si -> Prelude '93 Si
Prelude '91 Si VTEC -> Prelude '93 VTEC
Prelude SiR -> Prelude
Prelude TYPE-S -> Prelude SH
EK Civic Ferio Si II -> Civic Sedan
EK Civic SiR-II -> Civic 3-Door
EK Civic Type R -> Civic (Racer) **
CR-X del Sol '92 VXi -> del Sol '93 S *
CR-X del Sol '92 SiR -> del Sol '93 Si
CR-X del Sol VGi -> none
CR-X del Sol SiR -> none
CR-X EF-8 Si-R -> Civic '91 CR-X Si ***
EG Civic '93 Si-R II -> Civic '93 3-Door *
EG Civic '93 Ferio Si II -> Civic '93 Sedan *
Accord Sedan SiR -> Accord Sedan
Accord Wagon SiR -> Accord Wagon

NSX '90 -> NSX '91
NSX '92 Type R -> NSX '93
NSX Type S -> NSX Type S
NSX Type S Zero -> NSX Type S Zero
Integra SiR-G -> Integra GS-R
Integra Type R -> Integra Type R

* - these can be turbo'd (whee :)
** - you can also win this one after the Lightweight Race; it's called
   the EK Civic Type R on most screens but when you look at it in the
   garage, it carries the Civic (Racer) emblem.
*** - this one is won after the FF Race; this one is called the CR-X
   EF-8 Si-R on most screens but when you look at it in the garage, it
   carries the Civic '91 CR-X Si emblem.  (Note: the one that you win
   is a little lighter than the one you buy at the dealership used.)

Are the American Counterparts Weaker?

   In the dealership, yes.  In the game, as far as I can tell, no.  Many
of the Honda cars "gain" about 30-50 horsepower after you buy them, making
them match the Japanese equivilent, or so I believe.  The biggest
difference between rosters, besides name changes, seems to be the lack of
a new-model del Sol.  There might be slight weight changes, however.


   On a car that can be upgraded from "Normal" to "Turbo", you can
only use one or the other.  In other words, do not buy both.  Buy
the turbo.  Cars which can be upgraded from "Normal" to "Turbo" are
usually very weak; I'd say <150 hp.  This means Demios, Civics,
Eunos Roadsters, and the like.


   This might not be 100% accurate and it's based on the pre-release demo
disk, meaning the Japanese version names might vary, and that I might be 
completely off on some aspects of this matter...


   I can be reached at if you have any questions,
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