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    Version: 1.2 | Updated: 02/02/03 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    Gran Turismo 3: Complete Car List & Info Database--North American Version
    Version 1.2--2 February 2003
    Compiled by Dave Connoy
    connoy@lycos.com
    
                              ***READ THIS FIRST***
    
    All of the HP numbers in here were taken with the cars' mileage at zero, and
    without any oil changes.  If you have a car with more or less HP than what's
    on this list, it's because it has been raced several times, or else had its
    oil changed.  FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL ME TELLING ME MY
    NUMBERS ARE WRONG BECUASE YOU'RE COMPARING THE LIST TO A CAR WITH MILEAGE ON
    IT.  THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.
    
                             ***READ THIS FIRST***
    
    +---------+
    | Preface |
    +---------+
    The purpose of this document is to provide a complete and easy-to-use
    reference to the 181 cars in the North American version of Gran Turismo 3.
    It is smaller than other similar guides because the information is presented
    in a very compressed format with only one to three lines to each entry.
    Also, I've provided only what I think is the most useful data--drivetrain,
    horsepower, aspiration, weight, and power-to-weight ratio--and not included
    mostly useless statistics such as height, wheelbase, etc.
    
    Nothing except a single-width font (such as Courier New) will suffice for
    displaying this list in editors like WordPad.  The latest version of this
    list can always be found at www.gamefaqs.com, the best source for video game
    FAQs and guides on the Web.
    
    
    +-------------------+
    | Table of Contents |
    +-------------------+
    I.   Version History
    II.  Breaking In and Oil Changes
    III. Introduction/Notation
    IV.  Complete Car Listing
    V.   Prize Car Listing
    VI.  Frequently Asked Questions
    VII. GT3's Best Cars
    VIII.Credits & Copyright Info
    
    
    +--------------------+
    | I. Version History |
    +--------------------+
    Version 1.2--2 February 2003.  Upon cleaning out my cluttered Inbox, I
         happened upon a whole ton of info from loyal readers.  A bunch of prize
         car confirmations added and a clarification made.  Thanks to everyone
         who e-mailed me, even if I couldn't reply.
    Version 1.1--9 March 2002.  Added a new Frequently Asked Question and two Top
         Ten lists.
    Version 1.0--30 September 2001.  SonGouki, author of a behemoth GT3 guide
         also at www.gamefaqs.com, contributed a lot of the prize car data I was
         missing.  There still are several that neither of us have verified, but
         it's better than nothing.  [R]'s are back, denoting which cars can
         participate in PL Formula GT.  Anything I could add to the list at this
         point would likely be fluff, so I probably won't be doing much, if any,
         more updating.
    Version 0.9--10 September 2001.  All the races except the S License and
         Endurance events are done.  Car list looks complete except for the
         Formula One cars.
    Version 0.8--1 September 2001.  The series races in Professional League are
         going to take a while, so I'm putting up what I have now.  I'm rapidly
         approaching the point of burnout, so please forgive me if I take some
         time off GT3 and this list to play Code Veronica X and/or Stretch Panic.
    Version 0.7--23 August 2001.  Rally races complete, and a FAQ section added.
         IB races next.
    Version 0.6--19 August 2001.  Chugging right along.  Too much new stuff to
         list.  Next stop is the rally races.  I'll probably add a Frequently
         Asked Questions section in the next update.
    Version 0.5--17 August 2001.  First version.  So far from complete it's not
         even funny, but ya gotta start somewhere.  Please, no emails telling me
         what I'm missing.  I'll find it all eventually.
    
    
    +---------------------------------+
    | II. Breaking In and Oil Changes |
    +---------------------------------+
    Clearly Polyphony Digital is out to make my job as car list compiler as
    difficult as possible.  First off, cars' horsepower change over time--as the
    engine breaks in, the HP will increase about 3% from what I have listed here
    over the first 200 miles you put on the car, and then go back down as more
    mileage is put on the car.
    
    To further complicate things, prize cars won from races come to you *already*
    broken in, the 3% HP increase already in effect.  They will still eventually
    lose their HP as their mileage goes up.
    
    As if this weren't bad enough, it wasn't until I had cataloged ALL the store-
    bought cars that I realized they come with used oil in them.  A 5% increase
    in HP can be achieved by simply taking your car for an oil change as soon as
    you get it home from the dealer.  This goes for prize cars too.
    
    Time and sanity are forcing me to just keep the stats I've already got.
    Everything--store-bought cars and prize cars--will be listed as they look at
    0.0 miles on the odometer, without any oil changes.  This is the most
    consistent approach I can feasibly use, and I hope the list is still useful
    despite the small inconsistencies.
    
    
    +----------------------------+
    | III. Introduction/Notation |
    +----------------------------+
    Here I'll explain the notations used in the list.  Stock power and weight
    figures, which were gone for my GT2 list, return for this one, as there are
    no longer maximum HP restrictions for races and only unmodified cars are
    allowed in the Polyphony Digital Cup and Trial Moutain Endurance races.
    
    Name: The first column contains the car's name, prefixed with a "*" if it is
    a prize-only car (can only be obtained by winning a particular event) and/or
    [R] if it can participate in Formula GT.  Car names are the ones used by the
    garage listing in the US version, and are listed in the same order they
    appear in the Car Dealer's inventory, for the most part.
    
    Those two mostly identical Miatas are annoying; I've labeled one "80's" since
    only it can compete in the 80's Sports Car Cup events.
    
    DrvTrn: This column notes the car's drivetrain.
    
    Stock HP: The peak HP of the car immediately after purchase (or award in the
    case of prize-only cars), with no HP modifications or oil changes.
    
    Stock A: The aspiration (normal, turbo, or supercharged) of the car's
    unmodified engine.  Supercharged engines are eligible for the Race of NA
    Sports, but not Race of Turbo Sports.
    
    Stock Wt.: The car's weight with no weight reduction, in kilograms.
    
    Stock P/W: The power-to-weight (actually, weight-to-power) ratio of the car
    with no modifications.  The lower this number, the better.
    
    Tuned HP: The peak HP of the car immediately after purchase, with all
    highest-spec HP increasing parts installed but no oil changes.
    
    Tuned A: The aspiration used to achieve the HP listed in the Tuned HP column.
    A lot of normally-aspirated cars can have turbochargers added to them; this
    does actually change the car's eligibility from the NA Race to the Turbo
    Race, even though the data screen doesn't change.
    
    Tuned Wt.: The car's weight in kilograms after all three stages of weight
    reduction.
    
    Tuned P/W: The power-to-weight ratio of the car with full HP increase and
    weight reduction.
    
    Miscellaneous useful information about a car will occur indented on the line
    below its entry, mainly what races award prize cars.  The various leagues are
    abbreviated as "BL", "AL", "PL", "RE" (rally events) and "ER" (endurance
    races).
    
    
    +--------------------------+
    | IV. Complete Car Listing |
    +--------------------------+
    Acura
    -----
    Country: USA                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    5 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Acura Integra Type R                FF   191 N 1197  6.267  368 T 1065  2.894
    
    Acura CL 3.2 Type S                 FF   252 N 1574  6.246  431 N 1337  3.102
    
    Acura NSX                           MR   281 N 1392  4.953  459 N 1183  2.577
    Acura NSX                           MR   265 N 1370  5.169  447 N 1164  2.604
    
    *Acura RSX Type-S                   FF   200 N 1249  6.244  339 N 1111  3.277
         Awarded in BL Type-R Meeting.
    
    
    Alfa Romeo
    ----------
    Country: Italy                      Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W
    =============================================================================
    156 2.5 V6 24V                      FF   184 N 1320  7.173  433 T 1122  2.591
    
    
    Aston Martin
    ------------
    Country: UK                         Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    3 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    DB7 Vantage Coupe                   FR   407 N 1775  4.361  636 T 1508  2.371
    
    *Vanquish                           FR   449 N 1820  4.053  745 N 1547  2.076
         Obtain all gold medals in IA license tests.
         Awarded in PL British GT Car Cup.
    
    V8 Vantage                          FR   542 S 1990  3.671  945 T 1691  1.789
    
    
    Audi
    ----
    Country: Germany                    Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    2 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    S4                                  4WD  253 T 1510  5.968  575 T 1283  2.231
    
    TT 1.8T quattro                     4WD  214 T 1395  6.518  385 T 1185  3.077
    
    
    BMW
    ---
    Country: Germany                    Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    328ci                               FR   184 N 1465  7.961  436 T 1245  2.855
    
    
    Chevrolet
    ---------
    Country: USA                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    6 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Camaro Z28                          FR   276 N 1561  5.655  642 N 1326  2.065
    Camaro SS                           FR   316 N 1560  4.936  704 N 1326  1.883
    
    Corvette Grand Sport                FR   321 N 1496  4.660  729 N 1271  1.743
    Corvette Z06                        FR   367 N 1409  3.839  749 N 1197  1.598
    
    [R]Corvette C5R                     FR   592 N 1139  1.923  953 N 1139  1.195
    
    *[R]Camaro Race Car                 FR   592 N 1160  1.959  945 N 1160  1.227
         Awarded in AL American Championship.
    
    
    Chrysler
    --------
    Country: USA                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    PT Cruiser                          FF   145 N 1270  8.758  307 N 1079  3.514
    
    
    Citroen
    -------
    Country: France                     Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    [R]Xsara Rally Car                  FF   286 N  960  3.356  346 N  960  2.774
                                              
    
    Daihatsu
    --------
    Country: Japan                      Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    2 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Mira TR-XX Avanzato R               FF    61 T  700  11.475 169 T  623  3.686
    
    Storia X4                           4WD  114 T  840  7.368  187 T  747  3.994
    
    
    Dodge
    -----
    Country: USA                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    3 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Viper GTS                           FR   436 N 1531  3.511 1026 N 1301  1.268
    
    *Viper GTSR Concept                 FR   498 N 1475  2.961  933 N 1253  1.342
         Obtain all gold medals in S license tests.
         Awarded in PL Gran Turismo All Stars.
    
    [R]Viper GTS-R Team Oreca           FR   570 N 1150  2.017  937 N 1150  1.227
    
    
    Fiat
    ----
    Country: Italy                      Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Coupe Turbo Plus                    FF   206 T 1330  6.456  348 T 1130  3.247
    
    
    Ford
    ----
    Country: USA                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    5 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Mustang SVT Cobra R                 FR   355 N 1628  4.585  661 N 1383  2.092
    
    *GT40                               MR   306 N  998  3.261  553 N  998  1.804
         Awarded in AL Gran Turismo All Stars.
    
    [R]Focus Rally Car                  4WD  290 T 1230  4.241  489 T 1230  2.515
    
    *[R]Escort Rally Car                4WD  299 T 1230  4.113  494 T 1230  2.489
         Awarded in RE Tahiti Maze.
    
    *[R]GT40 Race Car                   MR   493 N  998  2.024  665 N  998  1.500
         Awarded in PL GT World Championship.
    
    
    Gillet
    ------
    Country: Belgium                    Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    [R]Vertigo Race Car                 FR   406 N  803  1.977  702 N  803  1.143
    
    
    Honda
    -----
    Country: Japan                      Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    13 entries                          Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Accord Euro-R                       FF   210 N 1330  6.333  317 N 1130  3.564
    
    CR-X Del-Sol SiR                    FF   160 N 1100  6.875  265 N  979  3.694
    Civic SiR-II EG                     FF   158 N  950  6.012  361 T  845  2.340
    Civic Type R EK                     FF   174 N 1050  6.034  413 T  934  2.261
    
    Integra Type R 98 spec              FF   191 N 1080  5.654  454 T  961  2.116
    
    S2000                               FR   236 N 1240  5.254  518 T 1054  2.034
    S2000 Type V                        FR   236 N 1260  5.338  518 T 1071  2.067
    
    NSX Type R                          MR   265 N 1230  4.641  483 N 1045  2.163
    NSX Type S Zero                     MR   277 N 1270  4.584  493 N 1079  2.188
    
    [R]Castrol Mugen NSX JGTC           MR   459 N 1150  2.505  954 T 1150  1.205
    *[R]Arta NSX JGTC                   MR   473 N 1150  2.431  983 T 1150  1.169
         Awarded in AL All Japan GT Championship and ER Special Stage Route 11.
    *[R]Raybrig NSX JGTC                MR   473 N 1150  2.431  983 T 1150  1.169
         Awarded in AL Gran Turismo All Stars.
    
    *[R]S2000 LM Race Car               FR   586 N 1050  1.791  898 T 1050  1.169
         Awarded in AL Dream Car Championship and ER Trial Mountain Endurance.
    
    
    Jaguar
    ------
    Country: UK                         Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    3 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    XKR Coupe                           FR   368 S 1640  4.456  651 T 1394  2.141
    
    XJ220 Road Car                      MR   501 T 1375  2.744  838 T 1375  1.640
    
    *[R]XJ220 Race Car                  MR   542 T 1320  2.435  907 T 1320  1.455
         Awarded in PL GT World Championship.
    
    
    Lancia
    ------
    Country: Italy                      Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    [R]Delta HF Integrale Rally Car     4WD  287 T 1120  3.902  402 T 1120  2.786
    
    
    Lister
    ------
    Country: UK                         Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    [R]Storm V12 Race Car               FR   576 N 1438  2.496  883 N 1438  1.628
    
    
    Lotus
    -----
    Country: UK                         Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    4 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Elise 190                           MR   181 N  670  3.701  267 T  596  2.232
    Motor Sport Elise                   MR   195 N  700  3.589  336 T  623  1.854
    
    Esprit V8 SE                        MR   342 T 1380  4.035 1006 T 1173  1.166
    Esprit Sport 350                    MR   342 T 1300  3.801 1006 T 1105  1.098
    
    
    Mazda
    -----
    Country: Japan                      Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    11 entries                          Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Demio GL-X                          FF    95 N  960  10.105 259 T  854  3.297
    
    Mazda MX-5 Miata (80's)             FR   126 N  980  7.777  343 T  872  2.542
    Mazda MX-5 Miata                    FR   114 N  940  8.245  314 T  836  2.662
    Mazda MX-5 Miata 1.8 RS             FR   138 N 1030  7.463  312 N  916  2.935
    Mazda MX-5 Miata LS                 FR   156 N 1070  6.858  314 N  952  3.031
    
    Mazda RX-7 Infini III FC            FR   202 T 1200  5.940  429 T 1068  2.489
    Mazda RX-7 Type RS                  FR   278 T 1280  4.604  655 T 1088  1.661
    Mazda RX-7 Type RZ                  FR   281 T 1270  4.519  655 T 1079  1.647
    
    *Mazda RX-8                         FR   281 N 1200  4.270  490 N 1068  2.179
         Obtain all gold medals in A license tests.
         Awarded in AL GT World Championship and AL Race of NA Sports.
    
    *[R]RX-7 LM Race Car                FR   572 T 1050  1.835  932 T 1050  1.126
         Awarded in AL Dream Car Championship and ER Tokyo Route 246.
    
    *[R]787B                            MR   690 T  830  1.202  937 T  830  0.885
         Awarded in PL Like The Wind and for achieving 75% game completion.
    
    
    Mercedes-Benz
    -------------
    Country: Germany                    Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    4 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    SLK 230 Kompressor                  FR   186 S 1325  7.123  390 T 1126  2.887
    
    CLK55                               FR   336 N 1570  4.672  565 N 1334  2.361
    
    CL600                               FR   351 N 1955  5.569  603 N 1661  2.754
    
    *[R]CLK Touring Car                 FR   443 N 1000  2.257  793 N 1000  1.261
         Awarded in AL Legend of Silver Arrow.
    
    
    Mine's
    ------
                                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    2 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    *Mine's Lancer Evolution VI         4WD  394 T 1210  3.071  490 T 1028  2.097
         Awarded in AL Race of Turbo Sports.
    
    *Mine's Skyline GT-R-N1 V-spec R34  4WD  591 T 1340  2.267  700 T 1340  1.914
         Awarded in AL Gran Turismo All Stars and ER Trial Mountain Endurance.
    
    
    Mini
    ----
                                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    *Mini Cooper 1.3i                   FF    61 N  720  11.803 169 T  640  3.786
         Awarded in BL Lightweight Sports Car Cup and AL European Championship.
    
    
    Mitsubishi
    ----------
    Country: Japan                      Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    13 entries                          Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    FTO GP Version R                    FF   190 N 1150  6.052  362 N 1023  2.825
    
    Lancer Evolution VI RS              4WD  302 T 1260  4.172  536 T 1071  1.998
    Lancer Evolution VII RS             4WD  305 T 1320  4.327  548 T 1122  2.047
    
    Lancer Evolution IV GSR             4WD  263 T 1350  5.133  481 T 1147  2.384
    Lancer Evolution V GSR              4WD  297 T 1360  4.579  526 T 1156  2.197
    Lancer Evolution VI GSR             4WD  302 T 1360  4.503  533 T 1156  2.168
    Lancer Evolution VI GSR T.M.E.      4WD  302 T 1360  4.503  540 T 1156  2.140
    Lancer Evolution VII GSR            4WD  305 T 1400  4.590  548 T 1190  2.171
    
    3000GT VR-4 Turbo                   4WD  306 T 1710  5.588 1002 T 1453  1.450
    3000GT VR-4                         4WD  306 T 1680  5.490 1002 T 1428  1.425
    
    *[R]Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car   4WD  301 T 1230  4.086  442 T 1230  2.782
         Awarded in AL Evolution Meeting and RE Smokey Mountain Rally II.
    *[R]Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car  4WD  301 T 1230  4.086  455 T 1230  2.703
         Awarded in PL 4WD Challenge and RE Rally of Alps II.
    
    *[R]FTO LM Race Car                 4WD  567 T  980  1.728  920 T  980  1.065
         Awarded in AL Dream Car Championship, PL Dream Car Championship, and ER
         Mistral 78 Laps.
    
    
    Mugen
    -----
                                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    *Mugen S2000                        FR   243 N 1240  5.102  362 N 1054  2.911
         Awarded in AL Type-R Meeting.
    
    
    Nismo
    -----
                                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    4 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    *Nismo GT-R LM Road Car R33         FR   301 T 1580  5.249  668 T 1343  2.010
         Awarded in PL FR Challenge and ER Seattle 100 Miles.
    
    *Nismo 400R                         4WD  395 T 1550  3.924  802 T 1317  1.642
         Awarded in AL Race of Red Emblem.
    
    *Nismo Skyline GT-R S-tune R32      4WD  403 T 1500  3.722  831 T 1275  1.534
         Awarded in AL 80's Sports Car Cup.
    
    *Nismo Skyline GT-R R-tune R34      4WD  452 T 1560  3.451  876 T 1326  1.513
         Awarded in AL Gran Turismo All Stars.
    
    
    Nissan
    ------
    Country: Japan                      Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    20 entries                          Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Silvia K's S13 1800cc               FR   167 T 1120  6.706  470 T  996  2.119
    Silvia K's S13 2000cc               FR   197 T 1170  5.939  462 T 1041  2.253
    240SX Fastback Type X               FR   197 T 1220  6.192  462 T 1037  2.244
    
    Silvia Varietta                     FR   158 N 1330  8.417  271 N 1130  4.169
    240SX K's Aero                      FR   208 T 1250  6.009  464 T 1062  2.288
    Silvia Spec R Aero                  FR   239 T 1240  5.188  496 T 1054  2.125
    
    Skyline GTS-t Type M R32            FR   206 T 1260  6.116  411 T 1071  2.605
    
    300ZX TwinTurbo 2seater             FR   267 T 1520  5.692  867 T 1292  1.490
    300ZX TwinTurbo 2 by 2              FR   267 T 1580  5.917  867 T 1343  1.549
    
    Skyline GT-R Vspec II R32           4WD  297 T 1500  5.050  810 T 1275  1.574
    Skyline GT-R Vspec R33              4WD  305 T 1540  5.049  827 T 1309  1.582
    Skyline GT-R V-spec R34             4WD  321 T 1560  4.859  990 T 1326  1.339
    Skyline GT-R V-spec II R34          4WD  321 T 1560  4.859  990 T 1326  1.339
    
    *Nissan Z Concept                   FR   273 N 1320  4.835  572 N 1122  1.961
         Obtain all gold medals in IB license tests.
         Awarded in AL GT World Championship.
    
    *R390 GT1 Road Car                  MR   352 T 1180  3.352  949 T 1180  1.243
         Awarded in PL GT World Championship and ER Grand Valley.
    
    *[R]C-West Razo Silvia JGTC         FR   296 T 1150  3.885  488 T 1150  2.356
         Awarded in AL GT World Championship, ER Special Stage Route 11, and ER
         Tokyo Route 246.
    
    [R]Pennzoil Nismo GT-R JGTC         FR   483 T 1200  2.484  864 T 1200  1.388
    *[R]Calsonic Skyline JGTC           FR   461 T 1100  2.386  878 T 1100  1.252
         Awarded in AL All Japan GT Championship, PL Race of Red Emblem, and ER
         Laguna Seca 200 Endurance.
    *[R]Loctite Zexel GT-R JGTC         FR   461 T 1100  2.386  878 T 1100  1.252
         Awarded in AL All Japan GT Championship.
    
    *[R]R390 GT1 LM Race Car            MR   641 T  900  1.404 1148 T  900  0.783
         Awarded in PL Gran Turismo All Stars.
    
    
    Opel
    ----
    Country: Germany                    Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    3 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Speedster                           MR   140 N  850  6.071  346 N  756  2.184
    
    *[R]Calibra Touring Car             4WD  449 N 1060  2.360  722 N 1060  1.468
         Awarded in PL GT World Championship.
    
    *[R]Astra Touring Car               FR   454 N 1000  2.202  790 N 1000  1.265
         Awarded in AL German Touring Car Championships.
    
    
    Pagani
    ------
    Country: Italy                      Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    3 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Zonda C12                           MR   376 N 1250  3.324  904 N 1062  1.174
    Zonda C12S                          MR   527 N 1250  2.371 1042 N 1062  1.019
    
    *[R]Zonda Race Car                  MR   651 N 1150  1.766 1138 N 1150  1.010
         Awarded in PL All Japan GT Championship, PL Italian Avant Garde, ER
         Passage to Colosseo, and ER Mistral 78 Laps.
    
    
    Panoz
    -----
    Country: UK                         Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    [R]Esperante GTR-1                  FR   570 N 1150  2.017  931 N 1150  1.235
    
    
    Peugeot
    -------
    Country: France                     Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    2 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    206 S16                             FF   133 N 1080  8.120  298 T  961  3.224
    
    [R]206 Rally Car                    4WD  291 T 1230  4.226  429 T 1230  2.867
    
    
    Renault
    -------
    Country: France                     Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    2 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Clio Sport V6 24V                   MR   242 N 1335  5.516  483 T 1134  2.347
    
    [R]Clio Sport Race Car              MR   285 N 1150  4.035  474 T 1150  2.426
    
    
    Ruf
    ---
    Country: UK                         Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    3 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Ruf 3400S                           MR   296 N 1300  4.391  583 T 1105  1.895
    
    Ruf RGT                             RR   367 N 1330  3.623 1015 T 1130  1.113
    
    Ruf CTR2                            4WD  499 T 1380  2.765  798 T 1173  1.469
    
    
    Shelby
    ------
    Country: USA                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Cobra                               FR   470 N 1068  2.272  684 N  950  1.388
    
    
    Spoon
    -----
                                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    3 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    *Spoon Civic Type-R                 FF   214 N  820  3.831  320 N  820  2.562
         Awarded in PL FF Challenge.
    
    *Spoon S2000                        FR   271 N 1100  4.059  423 N 1100  2.600
         Awarded in AL Type-R Meeting.
    
    *[R]Spoon S2000 Race Car            FR   271 N 1050  3.874  338 N 1050  3.106
         Awarded in AL Stars & Stripes and ER Grand Valley.
    
    
    Subaru
    ------
    Country: Japan                      Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    11 entries                          Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Legacy Touring Wagon GT-B           4WD  267 T 1430  5.355  496 T 1215  2.449
    Legacy B4 RSK                       4WD  268 T 1410  5.261  511 T 1198  2.344
    Legacy B4 Blitzen                   4WD  268 T 1470  5.485  511 T 1249  2.444
    
    Impreza Wagon WRX STi Version VI    4WD  274 T 1310  4.781  508 T 1113  2.190
    Impreza Sedan WRX STi Version VI    4WD  277 T 1270  4.584  513 T 1079  2.103
    Impreza 22B-STi Version             4WD  281 T 1270  4.519  531 T 1079  2.032
    
    Impreza Sports Wagon STi            4WD  301 T 1430  4.750  509 T 1215  2.387
    Impreza WRX STi                     4WD  301 T 1430  4.750  518 T 1215  2.345
    
    [R]Impreza Rally Car                4WD  290 T 1230  4.241  431 T 1230  2.853
    *[R]Impreza Rally Car Prototype     4WD  301 T 1230  4.086  523 T 1230  2.351
         Obtain all gold medals in R license tests.
         Awarded in RE Super Special Route 5 II.
    
    *[R]Impreza LM Race Car             4WD  572 T 1150  2.010  919 T 1150  1.251
         Awarded in AL Dream Car Championship and ER Grand Valley.
    
    
    Suzuki
    ------
    Country: Japan                      Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    2 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Alto Works Suzuki Sports Limited    4WD   61 T  710  11.639 220 T  631  2.868
    
    [R]Escudo Pikes Peak Version        4WD  944 T  800  0.847 1738 T  800  0.460
    
    
    Tickford
    --------
    Country: Australia                  Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    [R]Falcon XR8 Race Car              FR   582 N 1350  2.319  881 N 1350  1.532
    
    
    Tom's
    -----
                                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    *Tom's X540 Chaser                  FR   315 T 1490  4.730  805 T 1266  1.572
         Awarded in AL Altezza Championship.
    
    
    Tommy kaira
    -----------
    Country: Japan                      Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    2 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    ZZS                                 MR   186 N  670  3.602  289 T  596  2.062
    
    *[R]ZZII                            4WD  543 T 1000  1.841  910 T 1000  1.098
         Awarded in PL MR Challenge and ER Seattle 100 Miles.
    
    
    Toyota
    ------
    Country: Japan                      Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    22 entries                          Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Vitz Euro Edition                   FF    84 N  850  10.119 223 T  756  3.390
    Vitz RS 1.5                         FF   105 N  940  8.952  272 T  836  3.073
    
    Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex AE86 Type I FR   123 N  925  7.520  334 T  823  2.464
    *Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex S.S. Ver.  FR   207 N  825  3.985  369 T  734  1.989
         Awarded in AL FR Challenge.
    
    Celica SS-II                        FF   180 N 1140  6.333  319 N 1014  3.178
    Celica SS-II ST202                  FF   175 N 1200  6.857  311 N 1068  3.434
    Celica GT-Four ST205                4WD  243 T 1380  5.679  443 T 1173  2.647
    
    Lexus IS                            FR   153 N 1310  8.562  374 T 1113  2.975
    Altezza RS200                       FR   200 N 1340  6.699  427 T 1139  2.667
    
    MR-S S Edition                      MR   133 N  970  7.293  276 T  863  3.126
    MR2 G-Limited                       MR   193 N 1220  6.321  340 N 1037  3.049
    MR2 GT-S                            MR   239 T 1270  5.313  482 T 1079  2.238
    
    Supra SZ-R                          FR   215 N 1450  6.744  401 N 1232  3.072
    Supra RZ                            FR   316 T 1510  4.778  998 T 1283  1.285
    
    *GT-One Road Car TS020              MR   600 T  900  1.500 1068 T  900  0.842
         Awarded in AL GT World Championship and ER Tokyo Route 246.
    
    [R]Corolla Rally Car                4WD  291 T 1230  4.226  421 T 1230  2.921
    
    *[R]Celica Rally Car                4WD  299 T 1200  4.013  425 T 1200  2.823
         Awarded in RE Rally Challenge.
    
    *[R]SuperAutoBacs Apex MR-S         MR   299 T 1125  3.762  488 T 1125  2.305
         Awarded in PL All Japan GT Championship and ER Special Stage Route 11.
    
    [R]Castrol Tom's Supra JGTC         FR   450 T 1100  2.444  896 T 1100  1.227
    *[R]Denso Sard Supra GT JGTC        FR   464 T 1100  2.370  924 T 1100  1.190
         Awarded in AL All Japan GT Championship.
    
    *[R]Altezza LM Race Car             FR   597 T 1150  1.926  954 T 1150  1.205
         Awarded in AL Altezza Championship, PL Vitz Race, and ER Laguna Seca 200
         Endurance.
    
    *[R]GT-One Race Car TS020           MR   651 T  900  1.382 1286 T  900  0.699
         Awarded in PL Gran Turismo All Stars, PL Dream Car Championship, and PL
         Polyphony Digital Cup.
    
    
    TRD
    ---
                                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    1 entry                             Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    *Celica TRD Sports M                FF   197 N 1140  5.786  405 N 1014  2.503
         Awarded in AL FF Challenge.
    
    
    TVR
    ---
    Country: UK                         Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    3 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    Griffith 500                        FR   330 N 1060  3.212  591 N  943  1.595
    
    Tuscan Speed 6                      FR   350 N 1100  3.142  624 N  979  1.568
    
    *Speed 12                           FR   798 N 1020  1.278 1019 N  907  0.890
         Awarded in PL Tuscan Challenge and PL Polyphony Digital Cup.
    
    
    Volkswagen
    ----------
    Country: Germany                    Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    4 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    New Beetle 2.0                      FF   109 N 1256  11.522 296 N 1067  3.604
    New Beetle RSi                      4WD  218 T 1156  5.302  425 T 1028  2.418
    
    *[R]Lupo Cup Car                    FF   122 N  840  6.885  274 T  747  2.726
         Awarded in AL German Touring Car Championships.
    
    *[R]New Beetle Cup Car              FF   202 N 1170  5.792  400 N 1041  2.602
         Awarded in AL German Touring Car Championships and PL Clio Trophy.
    
    
    Formula One
    -----------
    Euro readers will find that the names of their F1 cars don't match these.
    I'm not sure if all six of these F1 cars are in the Euro version...
    
                                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
    6 entries                           Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    *[R]F686/M                          MR   926 T  540  0.583  926 T  540  0.583
         Awarded in PL Formula GT, ER Laguna Seca 200 Endurance, ER Mistral 78
         Laps, and for completing Professional League.
    *[R]F687/S                          MR   888 T  540  0.608  888 T  540  0.608
         Awarded in PL Formula GT, ER Seattle 100 Miles, and ER Special Stage
         Route 11.
    *[R]F688/S                          MR   789 T  540  0.684  789 T  540  0.684
         Awarded in PL Formula GT, ER Passage to Colosseo, ER Roadster Endurance,
         and for completing Simulation Mode.
    
    *[R]F090/S                          MR   690 N  540  0.782  690 N  540  0.782
         Awarded in PL Dream Car Championship, PL Formula GT, ER Grand Valley,
         and ER Super Speedway 150 Miles.
    *[R]F094/H                          MR   790 N  540  0.683  790 N  540  0.683
         Awarded in ER Trial Mountain Endurance, ER Tokyo Route 246, and for
         completing Endurance Races.
    *[R]F094/S                          MR   790 N  540  0.683  790 N  540  0.683
         Awarded in PL Polyphony Digital Cup and for achieving 100% game
         completion.
    
    
    +----------------------+
    | V. Prize Car Listing |
    +----------------------+
    License Tests
    =============
    B License All Gold: Mazda MX-5 Miata LS
    A License All Gold: Mazda RX-8
    IB License All Gold: Nissan Z Concept (unverified)
    IA License All Gold: Aston Martin Vanquish (unverified)
    S License All Gold: Dodge Viper GTSR Concept (unverified)
    R License All Gold: Subaru Impreza Rally Car Prototype (unverified)
    
    
    Beginner League
    ===============
    Sunday Cup: Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex AE86 Type I
    
    Clubman Cup: Mazda MX-5 Miata (80's)
    
    FF Challenge: Toyota Vitz RS 1.5
    
    FR Challenge: Nissan Silvia K's S13 1800cc
    
    MR Challenge: Toyota MR-S S Edition
    
    4WD Challenge: Suzuki Alto Works Suzuki Sports Limited
    
    Lightweight Sports Car Cup: Mini Cooper 1.3i
    
    Stars & Stripes: Chevrolet Camaro SS
    
    Spider & Roadster: Mazda MX-5 Miata LS
    
    80's Sports Car Cup: Mazda RX-7 Infini III FC
    
    Race of NA Sports: Honda CR-X Del-Sol SiR
    
    Race of Turbo Sports: Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R
    
    Audi TT Race: Audi TT 1.8T quattro
    
    Legend of Silver Arrow: Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Kompressor
    
    Altezza Race: Toyota Celica SS-II ST202
                  Toyota Celica SS-II
    
    Vitz Race: Toyota Vitz RS 1.5
    
    Type-R Meeting: Acura RSX Type-S
    
    Evolution Meeting: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR
    
    Beetle Cup: Volkswagen New Beetle RSi
    
    GT World Championship: Mazda MX-5 Miata (80's)
                           Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
                           Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec II R32
                           Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
    
    Beginner League Complete: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V GSR
    
    
    Amateur League
    ==============
    Japanese Championship: Mitsubishi FTO GP Version R
                           Mazda RX-7 Type RZ
                           Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX STi Version VI
                           Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR
    
    American Championship: Mazda RX-7 Type RS
                           Chevrolet Camaro Race Car
                           Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STi Version VI
                           Audi TT 1.8T quattro
    
    European Championship: Gillet Vertigo Race Car
                           Lotus Elise 190
                           Mini Cooper 1.3i
                           Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II R34
    
    GT World Championship: Nissan C-West Razo Silvia JGTC
                           Toyota GT-One Road Car TS020
                           Nissan Z Concept
                           Mazda RX-8
    
    German Touring Car Championships: Ruf 3400S
                                      Opel Astra Touring Car
                                      Volkswagen New Beetle Cup Car
                                      Volkswagen Lupo Cup Car
    
    FF Challenge: TRD Celica Sports M
    
    FR Challenge: Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex S.S. Version
    
    MR Challenge: Honda NSX Type S Zero
    
    4WD Challenge: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII GSR
    
    Stars & Stripes: Spoon S2000 Race Car
    
    Boxer Spirit: Subaru Legacy B4 Blitzen
    
    80's Sports Car Cup: Nismo Skyline GT-R S-tune R32
    
    Race of NA Sports: Mazda RX-8
    
    Race of Turbo Sports: Mine's Lancer Evolution VI
    
    Gran Turismo All Stars: Mine's Skyline GT-R-N1 V-spec R34
                            Ford GT40
                            Nismo Skyline GT-R R-tune R34
                            Honda Raybrig NSX JGTC
    
    All Japan GT Championship: Nissan Loctite Zexel GT-R JGTC
                               Nissan Calsonic Skyline JGTC
                               Honda Arta NSX JGTC
                               Toyota Denso Sard Supra GT JGTC
    
    Tourist Trophy: Audi S4
    
    Race of Red Emblem: Nismo 400R
    
    Legend of Silver Arrow: Mercedes-Benz CLK Touring Car
    
    Altezza Championship: Toyota Vitz RS 1.5
                          Toyota Altezza LM Race Car
                          Tom's X540 Chaser
    
    Type-R Meeting: Mugen S2000
                    Honda S2000
                    Honda NSX Type R
                    Spoon S2000
    
    Evolution Meeting: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car
    
    Dream Car Championship: Mazda RX-7 LM Race Car
                            Honda S2000 LM Race Car
                            Subaru Impreza LM Race Car
                            Mitsubishi FTO LM Race Car
    
    Amateur League Complete: Dodge Viper GTS-R Team Oreca
    
    
    Professional League
    ===================
    British GT Car Cup: Aston Martin Vanquish
    
    GT World Championship: Ford GT40 Race Car
                           Opel Calibra Touring Car
                           Jaguar XJ220 Race Car
                           Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car
    
    FF Challenge: Spoon Civic Type-R
    
    FR Challenge: Nismo GT-R LM Road Car R33
    
    MR Challenge: Tommy kaira ZZII
    
    4WD Challenge: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car Prototype
    
    Spider & Roadster: Shelby Cobra
    
    Boxer Spirit: Ruf RGT
    
    Race of NA Sports: Pagani Zonda C12S
    
    Race of Turbo Sports: Ruf CTR2
    
    Gran Turismo All Stars: Subaru Impreza WRX STi
                            Dodge Viper GTSR Concept
                            Nissan R390 GT1 LM Race Car
                            Toyota GT-One Race Car TS020
    
    All Japan GT Championship: Nissan Pennzoil Nismo GT-R JGTC
                               Honda Castrol Mugen NSX JGTC
                               Pagani Zonda Race Car
                               Toyota SuperAutoBacs Apex MR-S
    
    Italian Avant Garde: Pagani Zonda Race Car
    
    Race of Red Emblem: Nissan Calsonic Skyline JGTC
    
    Vitz Race: Toyota Vitz RS 1.5
               Toyota Altezza LM Race Car
               Toyota Castrol Tom's Supra JGTC
               Toyota Supra RZ
    
    Elise Trophy: Lotus Elise 190
    
    Clio Trophy: Volkswagen New Beetle Cup Car
    
    Tuscan Challenge: TVR Griffith 500
                      TVR Speed 12
    
    Dream Car Championship: F090/S
                            Toyota GT-One Race Car TS020
                            Mitsubishi FTO LM Race Car
                            Panoz Esperante GTR-1
    
    Polyphony Digital Cup: F094/S
                           TVR Speed 12
                           Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Version
                           Toyota GT-One Race Car TS020
    
    Like The Wind: Mazda 787B
    
    Formula GT: F686/M
                F687/S
                F688/S
                F090/S
    
    Professional League Complete: F686/M
    
    
    Rally Events
    ============
    Rally Challenge: Toyota Celica Rally Car
    
    Tahiti Maze: Ford Escort Rally Car
    
    Smokey Mountain Rally: Ford Focus Rally Car
    
    Rally of Alps: Peugeot 206 Rally Car
    
    Rally Challenge II: Toyota Corolla Rally Car
    
    Tahiti Maze II: Subaru Impreza Rally Car
    
    Smokey Mountain Rally II: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car
    
    Rally of Alps II: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car Prototype
    
    Super Special Route 5: Citroen Xsara Rally Car
    
    Super Special Route 5 II: Subaru Impreza Rally Car Prototype
    
    Rally Events Complete: Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Version
    
    
    Endurance Races
    ===============
    Grand Valley: Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car (unverified)
                  Spoon S2000 Race Car (unverified)
                  F090/S
                  Subaru Impreza LM Race Car (unverified)
    
    Seattle 100 Miles: Nismo GT-R LM Road Car
                       Tommy kaira ZZII
                       F687/S
                       Panoz Esperante GTR-1 (unverified)
    
    Laguna Seca 200 Endurance: Nissan Calsonic Skyline JGTC (unverified)
                               Toyota Altezza LM Race Car
                               F686/M (unverified)
    
    Passage to Colosseo: Pagani Zonda Race Car
                         Lancia Delta HF Integrale Rally Car
                         F688/S (unverified)
                         Gillet Vertigo Race Car (unverified)
    
    Trial Mountain Endurance: Honda S2000 LM Race Car (unverified)
                              Mine's Skyline GT-R-N1 V-spec R34
                              F094/H (unverified)
                              Lister Storm V12 Race Car (unverified)
    
    Special Stage Route 11: Honda Arta NSX JGTC (unverified)
                            Toyota SuperAutoBacs Apex MR-S
                            F687/S (unverified)
                            Nissan C-West Razo Silvia JGTC (unverified)
    
    Roadster Endurance: Mazda MX-5 Miata (unverified)
                        Mazda MX-5 Miata (80's) (unverified)
                        F688/S
                        Mazda MX-5 Miata 1.8 RS
    
    Tokyo Route 246: Toyota GT-One Road Car TS020
                     Nissan C-West Razo Silvia JGTC
                     F094/H
                     Mazda RX-7 LM Race Car (unverified)
    
    Mistral 78 Laps: Pagani Zonda Race Car
                     Jaguar XJ220 Road Car
                     F686/M (unverified)
                     Mitsubishi FTO LM Race Car (unverified)
    
    Super Speedway 150 Miles: Chevrolet Corvette C5R
                              Tickford Falcon XR8 Race Car
                              F090/S
                              Renault Clio Sport Race Car
    
    Endurance Races Complete: F094/H
    
    
    Miscellaneous
    =============
    Regulation Time Trial Complete: Panoz Esperante GTR-1
    Simulation Mode Complete: F688/S
    50% Completion Achieved: Chevrolet Corvette C5R
    75% Completion Achieved: Mazda 787B
    100% Completion Achieved: F094/S
    
    
    +--------------------------------+
    | VI. Frequently Asked Questions |
    +--------------------------------+
    I haven't actually been asked most of these questions, but I can only imagine
    that they're on the minds of a lot of people just starting out with GT3.
    Hopefully this will help a few people out.
    
    
    What car should I buy with my starting cash?
    --------------------------------------------
    The ideal answer is "None of the above".  The only cars you can afford with
    your starting 18,000 credits are just awful, so if you have the patience,
    work on a license test until you get all golds in it.  Even the Mazda Miata
    LS you get from the B license is a cut above, and you could then spend your
    18,000 on modifications to make it even better, or save it for later.
    
    An even better option is to complete the Regulation Time Trials, accessed
    through the Arcade Mode menu.  You'll have to beat the game designers' times
    in ten different car/track combinations, even the record set by Kaz Yamauchi
    himself at the harrowing, five-minute Complex String course.  It takes a
    Herculean amount of patience, but you'll be rewarded with the Panoz Esperante
    race car, which you can then sell for 500K beans right off the bat.  It may
    be a lot of work, but keep in mind that you'll have to do them at some point
    anyway if you want to get 100% game completion.
    
    If neither of these options is a possibility, here's a rundown of the stats
    of the cars you can afford for under 18,000.
                                                                           
                                        Drv  Stock Stock Stock  Tuned Tuned Tuned
                                        Trn  HP  A Wt.   P/W    HP  A Wt.   P/W  
    =============================================================================
    PT Cruiser                          FF   145 N 1270  8.758  307 N 1079  3.514
    Mira TR-XX Avanzato R               FF    61 T  700  11.475 169 T  623  3.686
    Storia X4                           4WD  114 T  840  7.368  187 T  747  3.994
    Demio GL-X                          FF    95 N  960  10.105 259 T  854  3.297
    Mazda MX-5 Miata (80's)             FR   126 N  980  7.777  343 T  872  2.542
    Mazda MX-5 Miata                    FR   114 N  940  8.245  314 T  836  2.662
    Alto Works Suzuki Sports Limited    4WD   61 T  710  11.639 220 T  631  2.868
    Vitz Euro Edition                   FF    84 N  850  10.119 223 T  756  3.390
    Vitz RS 1.5                         FF   105 N  940  8.952  272 T  836  3.073
    Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex AE86 Type I FR   123 N  925  7.520  334 T  823  2.464
    New Beetle 2.0                      FF   109 N 1256  11.522 296 N 1067  3.604
    
    
    What's a good first "real" car to buy?
    --------------------------------------
    Everybody has their favorites, but in my humble opinion, the Mitsubishi
    Lancer VI and VII RS are a hell of a lot of car for the money.  4-wheel
    drive, fantastic power-to-weight ratio, good expandability, and adjustable
    rear downforce--all for under 26,000 credits!  A Lancer Evo RS will get you
    through all the 4WD Challenges and any other race it's eligible for.  In
    Beginner League and Amateur League, I put more mileage on my Lancer than
    anything else.
    
    
    Is the Lamborghini/Nomad Diablo GT in the game?
    -----------------------------------------------
    Not in the US version.
    
    
    Is there any way to get the prize car I want from a race?
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    For the first time in GT history... YES!!!  There's a bit of an exploit that
    will let you get whatever prize car you want from a Series Race.  It doesn't
    work on Endurance Races, and Single Races only have one car to win anyway.
    Here are step-by-step instructions:
    
    1. Win all the races of a series except the last one.  Actually, you don't
    have to win them all, you just have to have a lead of at least eleven points
    going into the last race.
    
    2. Save the game from the series menu before the last race.
    
    3. Start the last race, then immediately pause the game and choose "Exit".
    This will forfeit the last race, but since you have an eleven-point lead over
    the second-place scorer, you will still win the series.
    
    4. Get your prize car; if it's not the one you wanted, exit to the main menu
    and load your saved game.
    
    5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 as many times as necessary.
    
    Keep in mind you'll have to race the final race as a single race to get all
    the medals and completion percentage for the series.
    
    
    Long events like Polyphony Digital Cup and Formula GT are killing my HP!
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Since you can't get an oil change in the middle of a race series, the ten
    twenty-plus-lap races at the end of Professional League can leave your cars'
    HP permanently devastated by the end.  Fortunately, another exploit will
    allow you to win a ten-race series while participating in as few of five of
    the races.
    
    The crux is this: If you pause and exit from an event in a Series Race, AI
    cars receive the number of points for the place they're in at the point you
    exit.  Therefore, the top AI car will only get six points instead of ten if
    you quit while in first place.  Not only is this great when you don't want to
    put up with the boredom of a 20-lap Test Course shootout or the annoyance of
    Special Stage Route 11, it can also cause the AI cars' points to get spread
    around more.
    
    Using this trick, you're practically guaranteed to win in six races, and if
    the AI cars spread their points out a lot, you can win in just five.  Again,
    you'll need to win any races you skipped as Single Races to get all the
    trophies for the event, but this will at least cut down the wear and tear on
    your cars in the high-level game.
    
    
    +----------------------+
    | VII. GT3's Best Cars |
    +----------------------+
    Top 10 Normal Cars
    ------------------
    Polyphony Digital Cup and the Trial Mountain Endurance don't allow any
    modifications on participants' cars.  All parts, except tires, must be
    "Normal" for entry into the races.  Despite such a restriction, it's still
    possible to unbalance these events as badly as any others with the correct
    vehicle choice.  Here's the top ten eligible, by power-to-weight ratio.
    
    10. Pagani Zonda C12 (MR; 376HP, 1250kg, 3.324 P/W)
         Everyone was happy to see at least one Italian supercar make its way to
         the GT series, and the Zonda doesn't disappoint.  It puts its 400 HP to
         the pavement with ease and looks good doing it.
    
    9.  TVR Griffith 500 (FR; 330HP, 1060kg, 3.212 P/W)
         Being a roadster, the Griffith has poor rigidity and is pretty much
         obviated by the Tuscan.  Pass unless you're looking for the challenge of
         taming its awful torque-spin exiting corners.
    
    8.  TVR Tuscan Speed 6 (FR; 350HP, 1100kg, 3.142 P/W)
         The Tuscan is one of my favorite cars in GT3, period.  Excellent balance
         of power and agility, great looks, and very affordable--aside from the
         Griffith, it's the only one here under 100,000 credits.
    
    7.  Dodge Viper GTSR Concept (FR; 498HP, 1475kg, 2.961 P/W)
         The Viper comes thundering back, in its new 500/500/500 configuration.
         Surprisingly stable for such a high-powered FR.
    
    6.  Ruf CTR2 (4WD; 499HP, 1380kg, 2.765 P/W)
         With the Mine's cars ineligible because of their tuner parts, this is
         only 4WD machine to make the top ten.  The 40/60 front/rear torque split
         makes it very hard to turn, so put on the softest tires you can stand.
    
    5.  Jaguar XJ220 Road Car (MR; 501HP, 1375kg, 2.744 P/W)
         A little heavy, but nothing says "suck my wake" like a 500+ HP
         twin-turbo V6.  It even handles pretty smoothly considering its size.
    
    4.  Pagani Zonda C12S (MR; 527HP, 1250kg, 2.371 P/W)
         In my humble opinion, it's overkill--the standard C12 has its suspension
         and power in perfect balance, while the larger engine of the C12S seems
         like it wants to jump out of the body at times.
    
    3.  Shelby Cobra (FR; 470HP, 1068kg, 2.272 P/W)
         A total disappointment.  Even the mighty 427 can't save a roadster body
         and decades-old suspension and transmission technology.
    
    2.  Toyota GT-One Road Car TS020 (MR; 600HP, 900kg, 1.500 P/W)
         This one's pretty unfair, considering that it's barely removed from the
         race-going version.  Because of better downforce and lower weight, the
         GT-One arguably performs better overall than the more powerful Speed 12.
    
    1.  TVR Speed 12 (FR; 798HP, 1020kg, 1.278 P/W)
         Wrong... just wrong.  It's practically undriveable without traction
         control, but, you know... 800 horsepower, and stuff.
    
    
    Top 10 Race Cars
    ----------------
    Pretty self-explanatory.  I'm leaving out the Formula One cars so as to have
    some variety, and the Escudo because I want to.  Stats on the list are
    without modification, but you'll find that these same cars float to the top
    when fully enhanced, too.
    
    10. Gillet Vertigo Race Car (FR; 406HP, 803kg, 1.977 P/W)
         The "skill car" of GT3.  It's quite underpowered, so it's vital to use
         the light weight to your advantage to maintain high cornering speed.
         Slow tire wear is a nice bonus, too.
    
    9.  Chevrolet Corvette C5R (FR; 592HP, 1139kg, 1.923 P/W)
         If you complete Arcade Mode before going into Simulation Mode, you'll
         pick this one up free for achieving 50%, just as it becomes handy to
         have it.  It'll serve well for quite a while.
    
    8.  Tommy kaira ZZII (4WD; 543HP, 1000kg, 1.841 P/W)
         Don't let the lack of stickers or a rear wing fool you--this is a full-
         blown race car.  Good-not-great power is made up for by four-wheel drive
         --the ZZII can put all its power down, even without traction control.
    
    7.  Mazda RX-7 LM Race Car (FR; 572HP, 1050kg, 1.835 P/W)
         Should come as little surprise to the seasoned GT fan.  The RX-7 LM has
         always been a mainstay in the high-end race cars.  Its power develops at
         the highest RPMs, making it capable of very high top speed.
    
    6.  Honda S2000 LM Race Car (FR; 586HP, 1050kg, 1.791 P/W)
         Another solid FR race car, but it doesn't seem to have the intangibles
         of the RX-7.
    
    5.  Pagani Zonda Race Car (MR; 651HP, 1150kg, 1.766 P/W)
         The race version of the Zonda has the high power of the top-tier
         prototypes, but not the light weight.  Be careful not to let that extra
         inertia push you over the brink.
    
    4.  Mitsubishi FTO LM Race Car (4WD; 567HP, 980kg, 1.728 P/W)
         I swear, we'll all be playing GT13 in ten years and this car will still
         kick ass.  Not enough power to compete with the prototypes, but the
         light weight and 4WD setup mean a steady ride with no spinouts.
    
    3.  Nissan R390 GT1 LM Race Car (MR; 641HP, 900kg, 1.404 P/W)
         The first leg of the trifecta of Le Mans prototypes that, F1's
         notwithstanding, rule GT3.  Big engine packed into a small frame with a
         great suspension.
    
    2.  Toyota GT-One Race Car TS020 (MR; 651HP, 900kg, 1.382 P/W)
         It's pretty much a toss-up between this and the R390.  You can't go
         wrong picking either for PL GT World or GT All-Stars.
    
    1.  Mazda 787B (MR; 690HP, 830kg, 1.202 P/W)
         A Group C race car from the late 80's and early 90's, the 787B was the
         winner of the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Its quad-rotary engine flings
         it effortlessly about any course.
    
    +--------------------------------+
    | VIII. Credits & Copyright Info |
    +--------------------------------+
    Thanks to:
    
    SonGouki (songoukifaq@home.com) for the prize cars that I didn't have time to
         verify personally.
    Robbie Miller (ghastly_demise@hotmail.com) for verifying the [R]Tickford
         Falcon as an ER Super Speedway 150 Miles prize car.
    Geoff Thompson (gthompson@threethirty.com) and several others for the Series
         Race trick that gives the leading AI car 6 points instaed of 10.
    schach7@yahoo.com for many prize car verifications.  He and several others
         were also kind enough to "educate" me on rotary engines...
    Ricky Islam (RICKY3425@aol.com), for several prize car verifications.
    TwitchX (twitchx@subdimension.com), TasteMySquash@aol.com, and several others
         for verification of the C5R and F090/S at the Super Speedway endurance.
    Tunseeker1@aol.com, for verifying the F094/H at the Tokyo R246 endurance.
    Derek McCord (puckusa@yahoo.com) for some historic info on the Mazda 787B.
    
    Finally, the copyright warning, reprinted with the gracious permission of Kao
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