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                      G R A N   T U R I S M O   I I I 
    
    
     game name: Gran Turismo 3 (US release)
     platform: released for the Sony Playstation 2
     document name: SEMI-WALKTHROUGH
     document created: September, 2008
     document version: Version 1.2
     document author: Master_Bart (Nathan Martin)
    
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                           | TABLE OF CONTENTS |
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     1. LAWFUL DISCLAIMER
    
     2. VERSION & HISTORY OF FAQ
    
     3. "GUIDE TO THE GUIDE" / BASIC INFO
         3A. STARTING OFF - 1st CAR
             - purchasing
             - winning
    
     4. MENU SCREENS
    
     5. ARCADE MODE
         5A. SINGLE RACE
         5B. TIME TRIAL
         5C. FREE RUN
         5D. 2 PLAYER BATTLE
         5E. CLEAR STATUS
          +  Load Garage
          +  iLink Battle
    
     6. SIMULATION MODE
         6A. GT AUTO (car wash/oil change)
         6B. TUNE SHOP *
         6C. HOME (garage etc.)
         6D. GO RACE
         6E. LICENCE TESTS
         6F. MACHINE TEST
    
     7. CHARTS !!!
         7A. BEGINNER LEAGUE
         7B. AMATEUR LEAGUE
         7C. PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE
         7D. RALLY RACES
         7E. ENDURANCE RACES
    
     8. CREDITS
    
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     | 1 |  | LAWFUL DISCLAIMER |
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    This guide in it's entirety, and every portion thereof, is the intellectual
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     | 2 |  | VERSION & HISTORY |
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    > 1.0   ~ 2001
       This guide began as merely a series of notes.  The first were on paper
       and were later transferred onto a Word document and printed.  Consisted 
       of only the charts, as appear here in section 7.
    
     1.0    Apr 2005
       Upon discovery of sites which allow users to post guides, this guide was
       revamped in order to meet certain characteristics, such as the maximum
       characters per line limit.
    
     1.1    Dec 2005
       Guide was made into a "complete" document, including notes on the basics
       of the game, legal disclaimer, credits, etc.
    
     1.2    Sep 2008
       Given a serious intent to publish on the Internet this document was
       again "revamped"; pretty much all content other than the charts was
       added.  I stayed up until 5 a.m., during Hurricane Ike, while the power
       went out and the computer was running on a backup battery.  This document
       really is a labor of love. =) 
    
       My thoughts and prayers go out to my fellow Houstonians in the aftermath
       of what turned out to be quite a terrible storm.  ~ 9/14/08
    
    
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     | 3 |  | GUIDE TO THE GUIDE / BASIC INFORMATION |
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    A true walkthrough is unrealistic for this game, as there is no "right" way
    to proceed from beginning to end.  This guide may be handy in the event you
    wish to go through it and buy as few cars as possible.  The charts use the
    list of cars that can be won, using those cars in races where those cars are
    required/usable.  >>This guide may not be 100% accurate.<<
    
              - - - - -
    
            ------------
            SERIES RACES
            ------------
    
    Important Tip: There are some races in which you must race a series, after
    which you will win one of several cars, usually different.  If it's, say, a
    ten-race series, you can save after any race -- in this case, save after
    race #9.  Depending on how may points you've accumulated vs. the other
    drivers, you can either skip or play race 10.  If you don't like the car you
    win after race 10, simply reboot the system and start over, as you will
    continue from the save point after race 9.  The car you win will be random
    (usually one of four), and if you keep doing this you can win the car you
    want eventually.  You can perpetually win cars from series events (or
    endurance events), but you'll have to play this entire series again in order
    to win each additional car.
    
    
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            | 3A |  | STARTING OFF - 1st CAR |
            |____|   \______________________/
    
    As mentioned, there is no "right" way to play through this game; this guide
    written for those who wish to WIN as many cars as possible, and BUY as few as
    possible.  There are several ways to go no matter how you want to play. First
    is a list of possibilities in the event you DO wish to just buy a car, and
    then a list of options if you wish to WIN your first car.
    
    
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            PURCHASING A FIRST CAR
            ----------------------
    
    If you choose to just buy an initial car, you have only 18,000 credits and
    will only be allowed to purchase one of the following:
    
    /-------------------------------------------------------------\
    | Chrysler     PT Cruiser                      FF    17,980Cr |
    | Daihatsu     Mira TR-XX Avanzato R           FF    11,140Cr |
    | Daihatsu     Storia X4                       4WD   13,900Cr |
    | Mazda        Demio GL-X                      FF    14,660Cr |
    | Mazda        Miata MX-5                      FR    16,900Cr |
    | Mazda        Miata MX-5                      FR    17,000Cr |
    | Suzuki       Alto Works Suzuki Sports Ltd.   4WD   12,220Cr |
    | Toyota       Sprinter Trueno GT Apex         FR    13,550Cr |
    | Toyota       Vitz Euro Edition               FF    12,880Cr |
    | Toyota       Vitz RS 1.5                     FF    14,530Cr |
    | Volkswagon   New Beetle 2.0                  FF    15,930Cr |
    \-------------------------------------------------------------/
    
    The less you spend on a car, the more money you will have left over to spend
    on performance parts and modifications, which may be necessary in order to
    win a race (stock cars usually lose against cars of the same kind).  Some of
    the cars in this list are usable for races which are limited to that specific
    kind of car.  
    
    Of these:
    
    The PT Cruiser may be used on the Stars and Stripes race (although it may do
      poorly).
    
    The Mira TR-XX and the Alto Works are usable on the Lightweight Cup -- I
      recommend the Alto Works, as the 4WD will be quite handy.  The Alto Works
      is technically usable for the 4wd race, and the Mira for the FF race
      respectively, although neither is a great choice even with full
      modification.
    
    Similarly, the Storia and the Demio are also technically usable for the 4wd
      and FF races respectively, but again neither is a great choice even when
      fully modified.
    
    The Miatas can race in the Spider & Roadster races (available in Beginner
      and Amateur leagues - but will be more useful in Beginner.  Other cars will
      be available for Amateur). 
    
    The Trueno is a good choice because it can take the most modifications out
      of all the cars in this list.  It is usable for the 80's car races in both
      Beginner and Amateur.  It may be a poor choice for purchase because you
      can win one in the very first beginner event, the Sunday Cup.
    
    The Vitz can be used for the Vitz race in Beginner league. Note that you'll
      win a Vitz in the FF challenge, but if I'm not mistaken that Vitz is the
      wrong model, whereas the one you buy is usable.  So, you may have to buy
      one anyway, but you might want to save this until after you've had a few
      beers because even fully modified it's a slow li'l pokey-car and useless
      for everything else.
    
    The VW Beetle can be used for the Beetle race in Beginner league. All you'll
      win from that is another Beetle, though, so again save that for a time when
      you have patience for a pokey-car race.  The Beetle makes for a mediocre
      car in the FF race (fully modified, it's fairly quick.)
    
    
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            WINNING A FIRST CAR
            -------------------
    
    There are two ways one can go if one wishes to WIN their first car. One way
    is to get all gold trophies on any one of the license tests. The other way is
    to get 1st place on all of the "time trial" challenges in arcade mode.
    
    
               Via the License Test
               --------------------
    
    There are seven license tests: if you can get gold trophies on all 8 of the
    tests within any one license, you get a free car. The easiest license to do
    this on is the "B" license.  This will earn you a Miata LS.  There are other
    cars which can be won on the other license tests.
    
    If you should win this Miata LS, there are 2 ways to go, depending on your
    patience.  If you want you can just jump into the rest of Simulation Mode,
    starting with the Sunday and Clubman cups (beginner league).  You can use the
    prize cars from these races to win other races, and continue to win more cars
    or spend money to enhance the ones you've won.
    
    In Simulation Mode, under Endurance races, there is a race especially for the
    Miatas, called the "Roadster Endurance".  One of the conditions for this race
    is NO tuning.  Since there are several models of Miatas which are eligible
    for this race, one will of course want the FASTEST of the stock models. As it
    happens, this is the LS model -- the one you win from the B license test.  It
    is possible to BUY an LS model for this race.  If you have decided to jump
    into the rest of simulation mode first before tackling the Endurance races
    you may have opted to enhance this Miata.  For the most part, this is OK; any
    of the parts you've added MUST be removed prior to entering the Roadster
    Endurance.  You can remove these parts under "settings", which appears before
    you start any race you've entered, or under "Run and Settings" in the "Home"
    menu.
    
    There are a few exceptions: some items CANNOT be "removed" once they are
    added. These include:
     - Porting and polishing the engine
     - Performing a "Full Balance" on the engine
     - Increasing the displacement of the engine; or
     - Performing a Weight Reduction on your car
    
    What is most especially important about this race is the PRIZE CAR. There are
    4 prize cars available for winning the Roadster Endurance; unfortunately, the
    prize car you win is chosen at random from these 4.  One of them is the
    F688/S.  For those of you unfamiliar with the game, this is an "Indy" style
    Formula One car.  It's a Mid-Engine, Rear-Wheel drive Naturally-Aspirated car
    and will make dog meat out of just about anything.  It's only drawback is a
    top speed of about 220 MPH, making it a poor choice against other supercars
    on the Test Course.
    
      ** Look under SECTION 7: CHARTS > ENDURANCE > ROADSTER for more info **
    
     - - - - -
    
    The 2nd easiest license to get all gold medals on is the Rally License; this
    will give you an Impreza Rally car.  This will allow you to race Rally races,
    and the bonus cars you get in the Rally races are better than the ones you
    get in most of the beginner league races, so this may be a good place to
    start.  Know that achieving all golds on the Rally license is far easier
    said than done, and it will probably be much more fun to just jump in the
    game than to play the same track over and over andoverandover.
    
    
               Via the Time Trials
               -------------------
    
    Another way to obtain a free car is to "win" the TIME TRIALS in arcade mode.
    This is the only time where you can win something usable for Simulation Mode
    from the Arcade Mode.  There are ten time trials to beat.  On each one, you
    will see the "top 3" times listed.  "Beating" the time trial means getting a
    faster time than the person in the #1 spot, and putting your name on the
    board.  If you achieve this great goal, you get the PANOZ ESPERANTE GT-1.
    
    Although this isn't the absolute fastest car in the game it's a hot contender
    amongst the supercars which are.  With this you can easily beat MOST of
    simulation mode.  Note: it's a front-engine/rear-wheel-drive car ("FR"), and
    naturally aspirated ("NA").
    
    Note that beating the time trials is essentially like trying to obtain all
    gold trophies on the super license, only just a tad easier.
    
    
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     | 4 |  | MENU SCREENS |
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    Once you turn the game on and wait through the opening video - or opt out of
    it (press the start button) - you are brought to a main menu.  Your menu
    options appear as follows:
    
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     |     MAIN MENU      |
     |____________________|
     |                    |
     | ARCADE             |
     |   SINGLE RACE      |
     |   TIME TRIAL       |
     |   FREE RUN         |
     |   2-PLAYER BATTLE  |
     |   CLEAR STATUS     |
     |   LOAD GARAGE      |
     |   I.LINK BATTLE    |
     | SIMULATION         |
     |   GT AUTO          |
     |   MACHINE TEST     |
     |   LICENSE          |
     |   CAR DEALER       |
     |   TUNE SHOP        |
     |   GO RACE          |
     |   HOME             |
     |     Garage         |
     |     Game Status    |
     |     Trade          |
     |     Run & Setting  |
     |     Save           |
     |     Legal Credits  |
     | REPLAY THEATRE     |
     |   LOAD REPLAY      |
     |   DEMONSTRATION    |
     |   ANALYZER         |
     | LOAD               |
     | SAVE               |
     | FILE OPERATIONS    |
     | OPTIONS            |
     |____________________|
    
    
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     | 5 |  | ARCADE MODE |
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            | 5A |  | SINGLE RACE |
            |____|   \___________/
    
    Self-explainatory; you get to race. This can be fun if you're a beginner just
    playing for the first time.  You don't have to beat any license tests or
    buy/win any cars in order to play.  Note that as you play the "single races"
    your "percentage complete" will increase (you can check this out in
    simulation mode, under the "home" icon).  Beating ALL the single races can
    take quite a while, as there's quite a bit to it.  Once you choose to play a
    single race in arcade mode, you'll be asked to do 3 things:
    
      1. Select a difficulty level
      2. Select a Track
      3. Select a class of car (and then a car)
    
    
        DIFFICULTY LEVEL
    
     Your choices of difficulty level include Easy, Normal and Hard.
    
    
        SELECT TRACK
    
     The tracks are arranged in "areas".  For help with this, see "Clear Status".
     You will only be allowed to race on one of six tracks at first; this is
     Area A.  You can race them in any order.  Once you have beaten everything
     in Area A you will have unlocked Area B; once you have beaten everything in
     Area B you will unlock Area C, and so on and so forth.  Once you have beaten
     ALL the races you get a prize: no, not a free car for use in simulation mode
     - you get to watch the ending credits.  There are two versions available to
     watch.
    
     The difficulty level has an effect on what you earn as you progress through
     the Arcade Single Races.  If you select "Easy" mode (for each race in one
     Area), then by the time you've cleared that area all you get is another Area
     to beat, until you beat all available tracks.
    
     If you select "Normal" mode, then as you beat the tracks (and hence Areas)
     you not only unlock the next Area and set of tracks it contains, but also
     you will have one or two additional cars added to the small list from each
     class available.
    
     If you select "Hard" mode, then you get credit for having beaten both the
     "Easy" and "Normal" difficulty settings for that particular track even if
     you haven't played that particular track at those respective difficulty
     levels.  Once you clear a certain area, you (of course) unlock the next
     area.  Not only will you get the added car from the Normal mode, you also
     get an additional car for having beaten the Area in Hard mode.
    
    
        SELECT CLASS & CAR
    
     There are 6 classes of cars:
       Class C - low powered
       Class B - medium powered cars
       Class A - performance cars
       Class S - "Super" cars, i.e. Race Cars
       Rally   - Only usable for Dirt tracks (rally races)
       Home Garage - you can use any of the cars in your home garage from
         Simulation mode (if you have any).  Note: you will not be allowed to use
         a particular car from your home garage on a dirt track if that car does
         not have dirt tires purchased for it.
    
     As mentioned, each "class" (except for your home garage) will only have so
     many cars at first.  As you progress through the Areas you'll notice another
     car added here and there to a certain class.
    
     The FULL list of cars - including those which are "won", is:
    
      C-CLASS:                     |  B-CLASS
        Toyota Altezza             |    Honda S-2000
        SLK 230 Kompressor         |    Legacy B4 Blitzen
        MR-S S-ed                  |    S-15 Spec. R Aero
        Storia X4                  |    Integra type R
        Peugeot 156 125v6          |    Celica GT-4
        Roadster (Mazda Miata) RS  |    S-13 K's
        Toyota Vitz RS-15          |    Civic type R
        Suzuki AltoWorks           |    FTO GP-R
        Mini Cooper                |    Opel Speedster
        BMW 128 Ci                 |    Accord Euro-R
        Honda Civil Del Sol SiR    |    180 SX
        Peugeot 206 S-16           |    MR-2
        Mazda Miata ("Roadster")   |    Clio Sport
        Volkswagon New Beetle      |    Civic SiR-2
        PT Cruiser                 |    Celica SS-2
                                   |    Audi TT 1.8
                                   |    Acura L - type S
                                   |    Fiat Coupe
                                   |    RX-7
                                   |    R32 glst
    -------------------------------------------------------------
      A-CLASS                      |  S-CLASS
        NSX S-zero                 |    Viper GTSR Team Oreca
        RX-7 RZ                    |    Nissan R390 GT Race Car
        R34 GT-R v2                |    Opel Astra Race Car
        Lancer Evo VII gsr         |    CLK Race Car
        RUF 3400 s                 |    Castrol Supra
        Supra RZ                   |    Denso-Sard Supra
        Impreza WRX                |    Loctite GT-R
        Camaro SS                  |    Calsonic GT-R
        Corvette Z06               |    Raybrig NSX
        MotorSport Elise           |    Castrol NSX
        TVR Tuscan Speed 6         |    Pennzoil GT-R
        Pagani Zonda C12           |    Storm V-12 Race Car
        Jaguar XKR Coupe           |    Jaguar XJ220 Race Car
        CLK 55                     |    Panoz Esperante
        Audi S4                    |    Arta NSX
        RX-8                       |-------------------------------------
        R33 GT-R                   |  RALLY CLASS
        R32 GT-R                   |    Escuso Pike's Peak
        Acura NSX                  |    Xsara Rally Car
        Lancer Evo VI              |    Lancer Rally Car
        RX-7 RS                    |    Impreza Rally Car
        Mustang Cobra SVT          |    Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6 Rally Car
        Pontiac GTO                |    206 Rally Car
        Lotus Espirit Sport 350    |    Focus Rally Car
        Lotus Elise 190            |    Escort Rally Car
                                   |    Corolla Rally Car
    
    
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            | 5B |  | TIME TRIAL |
            |____|   \__________/
    
    Again as mentioned there are 10 tracks and on each one you are given a
    designated car, "beating" each time trial means getting a faster time on one
    lap around than the previous time posted (probably a game designer or
    tester).  The following chart will show: (1) the name of the track; (2) the
    car given, and (3) the time to beat.
    
        MIDFIELD        MotorSport Elise    1'25.553
        TRIAL MTN       Miata 1.8 RS        1'47.968
        TOKYO RT 246    S2000 type V        2'02.270
        DEEP FOREST     GT-R v-spec II      1'25.350
        LAGUNA SECA     Viper GSR           1'22.716
        APRICOT HILL    Castrol Supra       1'17.447
        GRAND VALLEY    Raybrig NSX         1'48.795
        SWISS ALPS      Imprezza Rally Car  1'23.104
        TAHITI MAZE     Lancer Evo 6 Rally  1'58.459
        COMPLEX STRING  RUF RGT             4'52.716
    
    
             ____     ________
            |    |   /        \
            | 5C |  | FREE RUN |
            |____|   \________/
    
    A "just for kicks" session which does not add anything to the percentage of
    game completion.  Pick your track (every track in the game is available),
    pick your car (from the list available under "Single Race" *IF* you've won
    those cars from Single Race), take as many laps as you want and record your
    best time.
    
    
             ____     _______________
            |    |   /               \
            | 5D |  | 2-PLAYER BATTLE |
            |____|   \_______________/
    
    Also self-explainatory.  Cars can be picked from the "Single Race" list, or
    loaded from one's home garage.  If the person you're playing against has
    cars loaded in a garage on a 2nd memory card, this card can be inserted into
    slot 2 and loaded as a "guest" garage.
    
    
             ____     ____________
            |    |   /            \
            | 5E |  | CLEAR STATUS |
            |____|   \____________/
    
     Very Useful!  This shows what races you've completed under Single Race, and
     at what level.  It also shows what areas have been unlocked, and what races
     are in those areas.  If you complete a race at the "Normal" setting, the dot
     for the "Easy" setting will show as complete, even if the race was never
     actually won at the easy level.  Likewise, if you complete the race under
     "Hard" you will be given credit for having beaten that race at both the easy
     and normal difficulty levels.
    
     - - - - -
    
     ALSO...
    
     Arcade Mode > LOAD GARAGE
     -------------------------
      Perhaps if you've switched memory cards in slot 1, or are going back and
      forth between games saved to memory cards in both slots?
    
    
     Arcade Mode > I.LINK BATTLE
     ---------------------------
      Allows you to play online.
    
    
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     | 6 |  | SIMULATION MODE |
     |___|  *=================*
    
    
    Welcome to the Simulation Mode portion of the disk. This is where the meat
    of the game is.  Once in Simulation Mode, the main screen from here is not in
    any order - it's more like a map where the arrow can be moved to different 
    icons on the screen.  Numerous sub-menus appear from there.
    
    
             ____     _______
            |    |   /       \
            | 6A |  | GT AUTO |
            |____|   \_______/
    
    
    There are 3 options available here: Car Wash, Oil Change, and Wheel Shop.
    
     CAR WASH - makes your car look all shiny again.  The paint job on any car
       will actually start to look dull after so many races.  Does not seem to
       affect anything other than cosmetics (shiny cars don't seem faster).
    
     OIL CHANGE - a "secret" within the game.  As cars rack up miles their oil
       gets dirty.  As the oil gets dirty they lose performance, mainly horse-
       power.  In fact, when the oil gets dirty enough the oil lamp icon will
       appear on the "dashboard" in the (needle) speedometer. And the secret?
       If you win or buy a car, brand-new zero-miles, and take it in for an
       oil change BEFORE driving it you get a slight boost in horsepower. Its
       never very much, but hey every little bit helps right?
    
     WHEEL SHOP - You get to purchase new rims for your ride.  This is the only
       cosmetic enhancement you get to make for your car.  Unlike Gran Turismo 2,
       you don't have the option of doing a "racing stripes" modification to your
       cars.  Once a set of rims has been purchased it will be available for all
       your cars at no additional cost.
    
    
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            |    |   /         \
            | 6B |  | TUNE SHOP |
            |____|   \_________/
    
    The Tune Shop has a menu with 6 areas, which are:
    
     SUSPENSION & BRAKES
     ENGINE & INTAKE
     DRIVETRAIN
     TURBO
     TIRES
     STABILITY CONTROL & OTHERS
    
    
    The full menu will look like:
    
     SUSPENSION & BRAKES
       Suspension - Sports
       Suspension - Semi-Racing
       Suspension - Full Customization
       Sports Brakes
       Brake Balance Controller
    
     ENGINE & INTAKE
       Muffler & Air Cleaner - Sports
       Muffler & Air Cleaner - Semi-Racing
       Muffler & Air Cleaner - Racing
       NA Tune - Stage 1
       NA Tune - Stage 2
       NA Tune - Stage 3
       Port / Polish Engine
       Full Engine Balancing
       Displacement
       Racing Chip
    
     DRIVETRAIN
       Clutch - Single plate
       Clutch - Twin plate
       Clutch - Triple plate
       Flywheel - Sports
       Flywheel - Semi-Racing
       Flywheel - Racing
       Carbon Driveshaft 
       Transmission - Sports
       Transmission - Semi-Racing
       Transmission - Full Customize
       Limited Slip Differential - 1-way
       Limited Slip Differential - 1.5-way
       Limited Slip Differential - 2-way
       Limited Slip Differential - Full Customize
    
     TURBO
       Stage 1
       Stage 2
       Stage 3
       Intercooler - Sports
       Intercooler - Racing
    
     TIRES
       Simulation
       Sports
       Racing
          T2 Super-Slick
          T3 Slick
          T4 Medium-Slick
          T5 Medium
          T6 Medium-Soft
          T7 Soft
          T8 Super-Soft
       Dirt
    
     STABILITY CONTROL & OTHERS
       Lightweight - Stage 1
       Lightweight - Stage 2
       Lightweight - Stage 3
       AYC Controller ("Automatic Yaw Control")
       VCD controller ("Variable Center Differential")
    
    
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            |    |   /             \
            | 6C |  | HOME / GARAGE |
            |____|   \_____________/
    
    Clicking the "Home" icon will bring up another menu with 6 options:
    
     GARAGE - This is where you find all the cars you've won/bought for
       simulation mode.  You can choose to get in your car, sell it, examine the
       specific specs or change the wheels.
    
     GAME STATUS - This shows your progress through Simulation Mode.  For one, it
       shows the "percentage complete" -- when this reaches 100% you've beaten
       the game.  It will also show the highest level of license you've achieved,
       as well as the number of respective bronze, silver and gold trophies
       you've acquired on the license tests.
    
     TRADE - Used to purchase cars between one memory card and another.
    
     RUN & SETTING - There are 6 tracks to choose from:
         Midfield
         Apricot Hill
         Laguna Seca
         Test Course
         Complex String
       You can take any car in your garage.  You can change the settings, and/or
       add and remove parts purchased from the tune shop.  These settings will be
       saved if you wish to then take the same car later on to a race.
    
     SAVE - Saves your progress in the game.
    
     LEGAL CREDITS - [ self-explanatory ]
    
    
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            |    |   /         \
            | 6D |  | GO RACE ! |
            |____|   \_________/
    
    In short this is all the races in Simulation Mode. There are 5 categories:
    
         Beginner League
         Amateur League
         Professional League
         Rally Races
         Endurance Races
    
    For more specific information, see Section 7 of this guide; "CHARTS".
    
    
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            |    |   /             \
            | 6E |  | LICENCE TESTS |
            |____|   \_____________/
    
    This is in fact a crucial part of the game.  In Simulation Mode nearly every
    race will require you to have a certain license in order to enter the race.
    There are 6 licenses to obtain altogether.  They are:
    
      - The B License
      - The A License
      - The International B License
      - The International A License
      - The Super License
      - The Rally License
    
    On each license there are 8 tests to pass.  On each test there are 3 times to
    beat.  If you can beat the lowest time presented you get a gold trophy.  If
    you beat the 2nd lowest time presented you get a silver trophy.  If your
    score exactly matches the fastest time, you still only get a silver trophy,
    because you have to BEAT the certain times, not match them.  Likewise if you
    beat the 3rd time presented (the longest, and therefore slowest one) you will
    get a bronze trophy.  You only need the bronze in order to pass the test.
    
     * If on any license you manage to get ALL gold trophies for each of the 8
    tests you get a FREE CAR. *
    
    
             ____     ____________
            |    |   /            \
            | 6F |  | MACHINE TEST |
            |____|   \____________/
    
    Another "just for kicks" section of the game, which does not add to the
    percentage of game completion.  You get to take whatever car you have
    selected from the home garage and see either how fast it accelerates and/or
    it's top speed.  For acceleration you can choose 0-400 meters or 0-1000
    meters.  Top speed is measured with one lap around the test course.  You will
    get to enter your name after each run, so you can see which of your cars are
    the fastest.  This can be useful if you wish to adjust the settings of a car
    prior to taking it on a race on the test course.
    
    
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    
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     |   |  *============*
     | 7 |  | CHARTS !!! |
     |___|  *============*
    
    
    Following are charts showing the various races.
    
    - Following the name of the race will be the list of limitations. If there
      are either no limitations, or simple ones (like certain drivetrains, etc.)
      these will be listed after a hyphen (-) to the right of the name of the
      race. If there is a list of eligible cars for a certain race, these cars
      will be listed underneath the name of the race, indented over 5 spaces.
    
    * If one of the eligible cars can be obtained in another race, there will be
      an asterisk (*) next to it; details on where to obtain that car will be
      listed below, following an asterisk.
    
    ^ Following the list of eligible cars/limitations you'll see the prize car(s)
      which can be won in that race. Next to the prize car's name you may see a
      carrot symbol (^). This indicates that this prize can can be useful in
      another race. Details will follow below, after a carrot symbol.
    
    ** If you see the double asterisk, this will provide information on tips for
      finding cars in other races which may be especially good for winning that
      race.
    
    {} If you see an item in braces, it will be in the details of where a prize
      car may be obtained.  If the prize car is one of several which can be won
      from a series or endurance race, then the name of this series/endurance
      race will appear in {braces}. 
    
    If a certain race only has ONE prize car, that means you can only win that
    car ONCE -- so it's a good idea not to sell that car.  Sometimes you can buy
    it, but sometimes if you sell it then it's gone for good. This rule of thumb
    applies especially to the rally cars. 
    
    =============================================================================
    
         _________________________________
                  BEGINNER LEAGUE
         ---------------------------------
    
    SUNDAY CUP - no limitations
     Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT ^
      ^ 80's Sports Car Cup (Beginner & Amateur)
    
    CLUBMAN CUP - no limitations
     Mazda MX-5 Miata ^
      ^ Spider and Roadster race (Beginner, Amateur, and Professional)
    
    FF CHALLENGE - Front-wheel-drive drivetrain only
     Toyota Vitz RS 1.5 ^
      ^ May or may not be usable for the Vitz Race in Beginner league
    
    FR CHALLENGE - Rear-wheel-drive drivetrain only
     Nissan Sylvia K's 1800cc^
      ^ 80's Sports Car Cup, Beginner and Amateur
    
    MR CHALLENGE - Mid-engine, Rear-wheel-drive Drivetrains only
     Toyota MR-S S-edition ^
      ^ Spider & Roadster Cup
     ** F1 cars are MR, and will blow away all competition. Ditto for many other
     superfast cars.
    
    4WD CHALLENGE - 4-wheel-drive drivetrains only
     Suzuki Alto Works Limited ^
      ^Lightweight K Cup
     ** See the 2nd paragraph under "Starting Off" - this race can be easily won
        with a rally car.
    
    LIGHTWEIGHT K-CUP
         Daihatsu Mira Tr-XX Avanzato R(J),*
         Alto works Suzuki Sports Limited(J),*
         Mini Cooper 1.3i*
     Mini Cooper 1.3i
      * Mira: from Beginner league Race of Turbo Sports
      * Alto Works: from Beginner league 4WD Challenge
      * Mini Cooper: from Amateur league {European Championship}
    
    STARS AND STRIPES
         Acura CL 3.2 Type S
         Acura NSX *
         Acura Integra Type R
         Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
         Chevrolet Camaro Z28
         Chevrolet Corvette Z06
         Chevrolet Camaro SS
         Chevrolet Camaro Race car *
         Chevrolet Corvette C5R *
         Chrysler PT Cruiser
         Dodge Viper GTSR Concept *
         Dodge Viper GTS-R Team Oreca *
         Dodge Viper GTS
         Ford Focus Rally car *
         Ford Escort Rally car *
         Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R
         Ford GT40 Racecar *
         Ford GT40 *
         Panoz Esperante GTR-1 *
         Shelby Cobra
     Chevy Camaro SS ^
      * NSX - from Amateur MR Challenge (?);
        {Gran Turismo All Stars} (?);     {All Japanese GT Championship} (?);
        {Type R Meeting}
        Endurance {Route 11}(?)
      * Camaro Race Car: Amateur {American Championship}
      * Corvette C5R: Endurance {Super Speedway};
        complete 50% of simulation mode (game?)
      * Viper Concept: Professional {GT All Stars};
        All golds on Super License
      * Viper - Oreca: All golds on Amateur League
      * Focus Rally Car: Rally - Smokey Mountain
      * Escort Rally Car: Rally - Tahiti Maze
      * GT40 Racecar: Professional {GT World Champ}
      * GT40: Amateur {GT All Stars}
      * Esperante: Professional {Dream Car Champ}
      * Shelby Cobra: Professional Spider & Roadster
     ^ FR; N/A; Amateur Stars & Stripes
    
    SPIDER AND ROADSER CUP: 
         Honda S2000 Type V,
         Honda S2000, *
         Honda CR-X Del Sol SiR, *
         Lotus Elise 190, *
         Mazda MX-5 Roadster, *
         Mazda MX-5 1.8 RS, *
         Mazda MX-5 RS,
         Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Kompressor, *
         Mugen S2000, *
         Nissan Silvia Varietta,
         Opel Speedster,
         RUF 3400S, *
         Shelby Cobra, *
         Spoon S2000, *
         Toyota MR-S S Edition, *
         TVR Griffith 500 *
     Miata 1.8 RS ^
      * Honda S2000 - Amateur {Type R Meeting}
      * CR-X Del Sol SiR - Beginner N/A race
      * Elise 190 - Amateur {European Championship}
        Professional Elise Trophy (all 4 prize cars are same)
      * MX-5 (Miata) Roadster - all gold medals on B-license
        Beginner Clubman Cup
        Beginner {World Championship}
      * Miata MX-5 1.8 RS - Endurance {Roadster}
      * SLK 230 Kompressor - Beginner Legend of Silver Arrow
      * Mugen S2000 - Amateur {Type R Meeting}
      * RUF 3400S - Amateur {German Touring Car Championship}
      * Shelby Cobra: Professional Spider & Roadster
      * Spoon S2000 - Amateur {Type R Meeting}
      * MR-S S-Edition: Beginner MR Challenge
      * Griffith 500: Professional {TVR Tuscan Challenge}
     ^ Miata 1.8 RS: Professional Spider & Roadster Challenge;
       Endurance - Roadster;
       80's Sports Car Cup (Beginner & Amateur) 
    
    80's SPORTS CAR CUP
         Mazda Savanna RX7 Infini III
         Mazda Miata Roadster, *
         Nismo Skyline GT-R S-Tune(R32) *
         Nissan Skyline GTS-t Type M(R32) 
         Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II(R32) *
         Nissan Silvia K's (S13 2000cc) 
         Nissan Silvia K's (S13 1800cc) *
         Nissan 300ZX Version S Twin Turbo 2-seater 
         Nissan 300ZX  Version R Twin Turbo 2 by 2 
         Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex (A86 Type I) *
         Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex S.S. 
     Mazda Savanna RX7 Infini III ^
      * MX-5 (Miata) Roadster - all gold medals on B-license;
        Beginner Clubman Cup; {World Championship}
      * Nismo Skyline GT-R S-tune: Amateur 80's Cup
      * Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II: Amateur European Champ
        (year 1994 model; may not work!)
      * Silvia K's 1800cc: Beginner FR Challenge (1998 model, may not work)
      * Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex, A86 Type I: Beginner Sunday Cup
     ^ RX7 Infini III - Amateur 80's Sports Car Cup; FR; Turbo
    
    RACE OF N/A SPORTS - Natural Aspiration ("N/A") engines only (not "turbo")
     Honda CRX Del Sol SiR ^
      ^ FF (light but not fast)
     ** In the Home menu, hit the "start" button on the controller. This will
     give you a "sort" menu, and you can choose to sort by "NA or Turbo"; this
     will list all your N/A cars together, as well as Turbos. You can also use
     the L1/R1 buttons to change car specs as displayed on the screen. A number
     of the F1 cars are N/A, as well as a fair number of supercars. Don't settle
     for a pokey-car if you don't have to.
    
    TURBO SPORTS RACE - Turbocharged engines only (e.g. not N/A)
     Diahatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzano R ^
      ^ Mira - FF; Beginner Lightweight K Cup
     ** Another golden opportunity to use the Escudo, if you have it...
    
    TOURIST TROPHY AUDI TT RACE
         Audi TT 1.8T Quattro 
     Audi TT 1.8T Quattro ^
      ^ 4WD; Turbo; Amateur Tourist Trophy
    
    LEGEND OF SILVER ARROW (MERCEDES-BENZ)
         Mercedes CLK Touring Car, *
         Mercedes CLK55,
         Mercedes CL600,
         Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor
     Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor ^
       * CLK Touring Car: Amateur Legend of Silver Arrow
      ^ Kompressor - Amateur Legend of Silver Arrow;
        FR;
        Turbo (supercharger)
    
    ALTEZZA RACE
         Toyota Altezza
         Lexus IS
         Toyota Altezza LM Racecar *
     Toyota Celica SS II (New) -- 4 prize cars, all the same 
      * Altezza LM Race Car: Amateur {Altezza Cup};
        Professional {Vitz Race};
        Endurance {Laguna Seca}
    
    VITZ RACE
         Vitz RS
         Vitz Euro Edition *
     Vitz RS 1.5 ^
        * Euro Edition: Beginner FF Challenge; Amateur {Altezza Race}
      ^ Vitz RS 1.5: Professional Vitz Race; FF; N/A
    
    TYPE R MEETING
         Honda Accord Euro-R,
         Honda NSX Type R, *
         Honda Integra Type R 98 spec, 
         Honda Civic Type R(EK),
         Acura Integra Type R,
         Spoon Civic Type-R *
     Acura RSX Type-S -- 4 prize cars, all the same 
        * NSX Type R: Amateur Type R Meeting
        * Spoon Civic Type R: Professional FF Challenge
    
    EVOLUTION MEETING
         Lancer Evolution IV GSR (J), *
         Lancer Evolution V GSR (J) *
         Lancer Evolution VI GSR (J) *
         Lancer Evolution VI GSR - Tommy Mackinenen Edition (J)
         Lancer Evolution VI RS (J)
         Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car *
         Lancer Evolution VII GSR (J) *
         Lancer Evolution VII RS (J)
         Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car Prototype *
     Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR ^
        * IV GSR: Amateur {Japanese Championship}
        * V GSR: all golds in Beginner League
        * VI GSR: Beginner {GT World Championship}
        * VI Rally Car: Amateur Evolution Meeting
        * VII GSR: Amateur 4WD Challenge
        * VII Rally Car Prototype: Professional 4WD Challenge;
          Rally - Rally of (Swiss) Alps II
       ^ Evolution IV GSR - 4WD; Turbo; Amateur Evolution Meeting;
         All Rally Races; 
    
    BEETLE CUP
         Volkswagen New Beetle 2.0
         Volkswagen New Beetle RSI
         Volkswagen New Beetle Cup Car *
     VW New Beetle RSi -- 4 prize cars, all the same 
      * Cup Car: Amateur {German Touring Car Cup};
        Professional {Clio Cup--4 prize cars, all the same}
    
    GRAN TURISMO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - no regulations 
     Mazda MX-5 Miata ^
     Toyota Celica GT-Four 
     Nissan Skyline GTR Vspec II (R32) ^
     Mitubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR ^
      ^ Miata - Beginner & Professional Spider & Roadster Championship;
        Roadster Endurance
      ^ Nissan Skyline GTR Vspec II (R32) - Race of the Red Emblem;
        4WD; Turbo races
      ^ Mitubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR - Evolution Meeting;
        all Rally Races 
    
     *** ALL GOLD MEDALS IN BEGINNER LEAGUE: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V GSR 
    
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    
    
         ______________________________________________
                          AMATEUR LEAGUE
         ----------------------------------------------
    
    
    JAPANESE CHAMPIONSHIP - no limitations 
     Mazda RX7 Type RZ
     Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR ^
     Mitsubishi FTO GP Version R
     Subaru Impreza WRX STi Version VI Wagon ^
      ^ Mitubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR - Evolution Meeting;
        all Rally Races;
        4WD
      ^ WRX Wagon - Boxer Spirit; 4WD
    
    AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP - no limitations 
     Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STi Version VI ^
     Chevy Camaro Race Car ^
     Audi TT 1.8T Quattro ^
     Mazda RX7 Type RS
      ^ WRX Sedan - Boxer Spirit; 4WD
      ^ Camaro Race Car - Stars & Stripes; FR; N/A
      ^ Audi TT - Tourist Trophy
    
    EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - no limitations 
     Lotus Elise 190 ^
     Nissan GTR V-spec II (R32) ^
     Gillet Vertigo Race Car
     Mini Cooper 1.3i ^
      ^ Elise 190 - Elise Trophy; MR
      ^ Nissan GT-R V-Spec II - Race of the Red Emblem; 4WD
      ^ Mini Cooper - Lightweight K Cup
    
    GRAN TURISMO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP  - no limitations 
     Nissan C-West Razo Sylvia
     Nissan Z Concept Car
     Toyota GT-One Road Car
     Mazda RX8 
    
    GERMAN TOURING CAR CHALLENGE - no limitations
     VW Lupo Cup Car
     VW New Beetle Cup Car ^
     Opel Astra Touring Car
     RUF 3400S ^
      ^ Beetle Cup Car - Beginner Beetle Cup
      ^ RUF 3400S - Spider & Roadster; Boxer Spirit
    
    FF CHALLENGE - Front-wheel-drive Drivetrains only ("FF") 
     Toyota Celica TRD Sports M 
    
    FR CHALLENGE - Front-wheel-drive Drivetrains only ("FR") 
     Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex SS Version ^
      ^ 80's Sports Car Cup
    
    MR CHALLENGE - Mid-engine, Rear-wheel-drive Drivetrains only ("MR") 
     Honda NSX Type S Zero 
    
    4WD CHALLENGE - Four-wheel-drive Drivetrains only ("4WD") 
     Lancer Evolution VII GSR ^
      ^ Mitubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR - Evolution Meeting;
        all Rally Races;
        4WD races
    
    STARS AND STRIPES GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP
         Acura CL 3.2 Type S
         Acura NSX *
         Acura Integra Type R
         Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
         Chevrolet Camaro Z28
         Chevrolet Corvette Z06
         Chevrolet Camaro SS
         Chevrolet Camaro Race car *
         Chevrolet Corvette C5R *
         Chrysler PT Cruiser
         Dodge Viper GTSR Concept *
         Dodge Viper GTS-R Team Oreca *
         Dodge Viper GTS
         Ford Focus Rally car *
         Ford Escort Rally car *
         Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R
         Ford GT40 Racecar *
         Ford GT40 *
         Panoz Esperante GTR-1 *
         Shelby Cobra *
     Spoon Sports S2000 Race Car 
      * NSX - from Amateur MR Challenge (?);
        {Gran Turismo All Stars} (?);
        {All Japanese GT Championship} (?);
        {Type R Meeting};
        Endurance {Route 11}(?)
      * Chevy Camaro SS: Beginner Stars and Stripes Grand Championship
      * Camaro Race Car: Amateur {American Championship}
      * Corvette C5R: Endurance {Super Speedway};
        complete 50% of simulation mode (game?)
      * Viper Concept: Professional {GT All Stars};
        All golds on Super License
      * Viper - Oreca: All golds on Amateur League
      * Focus Rally Car: Rally - Smokey Mountain
      * Escort Rally Car: Rally - Tahiti Maze
      * GT40 Racecar: Professional {GT World Champ}
      * GT40: Amateur {GT All Stars}
      * Esperante: Professional {Dream Car Champ}
      * Shelby Cobra: Professional Spider & Roadster
     
    BOXER SPIRIT
         RUF 3400S *
         RUF RGT *
         RUF CTR2 *
         Subaru Impreza WRX STi *
         Subaru Impreza Sportswagon STi
         Subaru Impreza Rally car *
         Subaru Impreza 22B-STi Version
         Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STi Version VI *
         Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX STi Version VI *
         Subaru Impreza Rally car prototype *
         Subaru Legacy B4 RSK
         Subaru Legacy B4 Blitzen
         Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon GT-B
         Subaru Impreza LM Racecar *
     Subaru Legacy B4 Blitzen ^
        * RUF 3400S: Amateur German Touring Car Championship
        * RUF RGT: Professional Boxer Spirit
        * RUF CTR2: Professional Race of Turbo Sports
        * WRX STi: Professional GT {All-Stars}
        * Impreza Rally Car: Rally-Tahiti Maze II
        * Impreza Sedan WRX STi Version VI: Amateur {American Championship}
        * Impreza Wagon WRX STi Version VI: Amateur {Japanese Championship}
        * Impreza Rally Car Prototype: Rally - Rt. 5 (wet) II
        * Impreza LM Race Car: Amateur {Dream Car Championship}
       ^ Subaru Legacy B4 Blitzen - Professional Boxer Spirit
    
    80's SPORTS CAR CUP
         Mazda Savanna RX7 Infini III, *
         Mazda Miata Roadster, *
         Nismo Skyline GT-R S-Tune(R32),
         Nissan Skyline GTS-t Type M(R32),
         Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II(R32), *
         Nissan Silvia K's (S13 2000cc),
         Nissan Silvia K's (S13 1800cc), *
         Nissan 300ZX Version S Twinturbo 2-seater,
         Nissan 300ZX  Version R Twinturbo 2 by 2,
         Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex (A86 Type I), *
         Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex S.S.
     Nismo Skyline GTR S-tune (R32) 
       * MX-5 (Miata) Roadster - all gold medals on B-license;
         Beginner Clubman Cup; {World Championship}
       * Mazda RX7 Infini III: Beginner 80's Sports Car Cup
       * Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II: Amateur European Champ
         (year 1994 model; may not work!)
       * Silvia K's 1800cc: Beginner FR Challenge (1998 model, may not work)
       * Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex, A86 Type I: Beginner Sunday Cup
    
    N/A RACE - Natural Aspiration ("N/A") engines only
     Mazda RX8 
    
    TURBO RACE - Turbocharged engines only 
     Mines Lancer Evolution VI GSR ^
      ^ Evolution Meeting; all Rally Races; 4WD
    
    GRAN TURISMO ALL STARS - no limitations 
     Mines GT-R V-Spec ^
     Nismo Skyline GT-R R-tune (R34) ^
     Raybrig NSX
     GT40 Racecar ^^
      ^ BOTH Skylines: Race of the Red Emblem; 4WD
      ^^ The GT40 Race Car is a good contender in the N/A races; quick at upper
         speeds and handling is great
    
    ALL JAPANESE GT CHAMPIONSHIP - no limitations
     Arta NSX
     Denso Supra Race Car
     Calsonic Skyline ^
     Loctite Zexel (Skyline) GT-R ^
      ^ BOTH Skylines: Race of the Red Emblem; 4WD
    
    TOURIST TROPHY AUDI TT RACE
         Audi TT 1.8T Quattro *
     Audi S4 -- 4 prize cars, all the same 
       * Beginner Tourist Trophy Audi TT Race;
         Amateur American Championship
    
    RACE OF THE RED EMBLEM
         Nismo 400R
         Nismo Skyline GT-R S-Tune(R32) *
         Nismo Skyline GT-R R-Tune(R34) *
         Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II(R32)
         Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec(R33) *
         Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec(R34)
         Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II(R34)
         Nissan Pennzoil Nismo GT-R *
         Loctite-Zexel GT-R *
         Calsonic Skyline *
         Nismo GT-R LM Road Car (R33) *
         Mines Skyline GT-R N1 V-spec(R34) *
         Nissan Skyline GTS-t Type M(R32)
    Nismo 400R ^
       * Nismo Skyline GT-R S-tune: Amateur 80's Sports Car Cup
       * Nismo Skyline GT-R R-tune: Amateur {GT All-Stars}
       * Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec: Amateur {European Championship}
       * Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II: Beginner {GT World Championship}
       * Nismo GT-R LM Road Car: Professional FR Challenge;
         Endurance {Seattle 100mi}
       * Pennzoil Nismo GT-R: Professional {All Japanese GT Champ}
         (race may earn Nismo GT-R S-tune?)
       * Loctite-Zexel GT-R: Amateur {All-Japanese GT Championship}
         (NOT "Japanese Championship")
       * Calsonic Skyline: Amateur {All-Japanese GT Championship};
         Professional Race of the Red Emblem;
         Endurance {Laguna Seca}
       * Mines Skyline GT-R N1 V-Spec: Amateur {GT All-Stars};
         Endurance {Trial Mountain}
      ^ Race of the Red Emblem
    
    LEGEND OF SILVER ARROW (MERCEDES-BENZ)
         Mercedes CLK Touring Car,
         Mercedes CLK55,
         Mercedes CL600,
         Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor *
     Mercedes-Benz CLK Touring Car 
       * Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor: Amateur Legend of Silver Arrow
    
    ALTEZZA CHAMPIONSHIP RACE
         Toyota Altezza
         Lexus IS
         Toyota Altezza LM Racecar *
     Tom's X540 Chaser
     Toyota Altezza LM Race Car ^
     Toyota Vitz RS 1.5 (there are 2 of these) ^
       * Altezza LM Race Car: Professional {Vitz Race}; Endurance {Laguna Seca}
      ^ Altezza LM Race Car - Beginner Altezza Race
      ^ Vitz RS - Vitz races
    
    TYPE R MEETING
         Honda Accord Euro-R,
         Honda NSX Type R,
         Honda Integra Type R 98 spec,
         Honda Civic Type R(EK),
         Acura Integra Type R,
         Spoon Civic Type-R *
     NSX Type R ^
     Spoon Sports S2000
     Mugen S2000
     Honda S2000 
       * Spoon Civic Type R: Professional FF Challenge
      ^ NSX Type R - Beginner Type R Meeting
    
    EVOLUTION MEETING
         Lancer Evolution IV GSR(J) *
         Lancer Evolution V GSR(J) *
         Lancer Evolution VI GSR(J) *
         Lancer Evolution VI GSR T.M.E.(J)
         Lancer Evolution VI GSR T.M.E. (stripe,J)
         Lancer Evolution VI RS(J)
         Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car
         Lancer Evolution VII GSR(J) *
         Lancer Evolution VII RS(J)
         Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car Prototype *
     Mitubishi Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car 
       * IV GSR: Beginner Evolution Meeting; Amateur {Japanese Championship}
       * V GSR: all golds in Beginner League
       * VI GSR: Beginner {GT World Championship}
       * VII GSR: Amateur 4WD Challenge
       * VII Rally Car Prototype: Professional 4WD Challenge;
         Rally -  Rally of (Swiss) Alps II
    
    DREAM CAR CHAMPIONSHIP- no limitations
     Mitubishi FTO LM Race Car
     Mazda RX7 LM Race Car
     Honda S2000 LM Race Car
     Subaru Impreza LM Race Car 
    
     *** ALL GOLD MEDALS ON AMATEUR LEAGUE: Dodge Viper GTS-R Team Oreca 
    
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                       PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE
         ----------------------------------------------
    
    
    BRITISH GT CAR CUP - no limitations 
     Aston Martin Vanquish V12 
    
    GRAN TURISMO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP- no limitations 
     Ford GT40 Race Car
     Opel Calibra Touring Car
     Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car
     Jaguar XJ220 Race Car 
    
    FF CHALLENGE - Front-wheel-drive Drivetrains only 
     Spoon Sports Civic Type R 
    
    FR CHALLENGE - Front-engine, Rear-wheel-drive Drivetrains only 
     Nismo GT-R LM Road Car 
    
    MR CHALLENGE - Mid-engine, Rear-wheel-drive only 
     Tommy Kaira ZZ II 
    
    4WD CHALLENGE - Four-wheel-drive cars only 
     Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car Prototype ^
      ^ Evolution Meeting; 4WD; Rally Races
    
    SPIDER AND ROADSTER CHAMPIONSHIP
         Honda S2000 Type V,
         Honda S2000, *
         Honda CR-X Del Sol SiR, *
         Lotus Elise 190, *
         Mazda MX-5 Roadster, *
         Mazda MX-5 1.8 RS, *
         Mazda MX-5 RS,
         Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Kompressor, *
         Mugen S2000, *
         Nissan Silvia Varietta,
         Opel Speedster,
         RUF 3400S, *
         Shelby Cobra,
         Spoon S2000, *
         Toyota MR-S S Edition, *
         TVR Griffith 500 *
     Shelby Cobra
       * Honda S2000 - Amateur {Type R Meeting}
       * CR-X Del Sol SiR - Beginner N/A race
       * Elise 190 - Amateur {European Championship};
         Professional Elise Trophy (all 4 prize cars are same)
       * MX-5 (Miata) Roadster - all gold medals on B-license;
         Beginner Clubman Cup; {World Championship}
       * Miata MX-5 1.8 RS - Beginner Spider & Roadster;
         Endurance {Roadster}
       * SLK 230 Kompressor - Beginner Legend of Silver Arrow
       * Mugen S2000 - Amateur {Type R Meeting}
       * RUF 3400S - Amateur {German Touring Car Championship}
       * Spoon S2000 - Amateur {Type R Meeting}
       * MR-S S-Edition: Beginner MR Challenge
       * Griffith 500: Professional {TVR Tuscan Challenge}
    
    BOXER SPIRIT
         RUF 3400S, *
         RUF RGT,
         RUF CTR2, *
         Subaru Impreza WRX STi,
         Subaru Impreza Sportswagon STi,
         Subaru Impreza Rally car, *
         Subaru Impreza 22B-STi Version,
         Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STi Version VI, *
         Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX STi Version VI, *
         Subaru Impreza Rally car prototype, *
         Subaru Legacy B4 RSK,
         Subaru Legacy B4 Blitzen, *
         Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon GT-B,
         Subaru Impreza LM Racecar *
     RUF RGT ^
       * RUF 3400S: Amateur German Touring Car Championship
       * RUF CTR2: Professional Race of Turbo Sports
       * WRX STi: Professional GT {All-Stars}
       * Impreza Rally Car: Rally-Tahiti Maze II
       * Impreza Sedan WRX STi Version VI: Amateur {American Championship}
       * Impreza Wagon WRX STi Version VI: Amateur {Japanese Championship}
       * Impreza Rally Car Prototype: Rally - Rt. 5 (wet) II
       * Subaru Legacy B4 Blitzen: Amateur Boxer Spirit
       * Impreza LM Race Car: Amateur {Dream Car Championship}
      ^ RUF RGT - Amateur Boxer Spirit
    
    RACE OF N/A SPORTS - Natural Aspiration engines only (No Turbo) 
     Pagani Zonda C12S ^
      ^ Professional Italian Avant Garde
    
    RACE OF TURBO SPORTS - Turbocharged Engines only
     RUF CTR 2 ^
      ^ Boxer Spirit
    
    GRAN TURISMO ALL STARS- no limitations
     Nissan R390 GT1 LM Racecar
     Dodge Viper GTS-R Concept Car
     Toyota GT-One Race Car
     Subaru Impreza WRX Sti Sedan ^
      ^ WRX Sedan - Boxer Spirit; 4WD
    
    ALL JAPAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP - no limitations
     Pennzoil Nismo GT-R S-tune ^
     Toyota MR-S Autobacs Apex
     Ford Diablo GT
     Honda Castrol Mugen NSX
     Pagani Zonda Race Car ^
      ^ GT-R S-Tune - Race of the Red Emblem
      ^ Zonda Race Car - Italian Avant Garde
    
    ITALIAN AVANTE GARDE
         Pagani Zonda C12
         Pagani Zonda C12S *
         Pagani Zonda Race Car *
     Pagani Zonda Race Car 
       * Zonda C12S: Professional Race of N/A Sports
       * Zonda Race Car: Professional {All Japanese GT Champ};
         Endurance {Passage to Colosseo};
         Endurance {Mistral 78}
    
    RACE OF THE RED EMBLEM
         Nismo 400R *
         Nismo Skyline GT-R S-Tune(R32) *
         Nismo Skyline GT-R R-Tune(R34) *
         Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II(R32) *
         Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec(R33)
         Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec(R34) *
         Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II(R34)
         Nissan Pennzoil Nismo GT-R *
         Nissan Loctite-Zexel GT-R *
         Nissan Calsonic Skyline *
         Nismo GT-R LM Road Car (R33) *
         Mines Skyline GT-R N1 V-spec(R34) *
         Nissan Skyline GTS-t Type M(R32)
     Calsonic Skyline ^
       * Nismo 400R: Amateur Race of the Red Emblem
       * Nismo Skyline GT-R S-tune: Amateur 80's Sports Car Cup
       * Nismo Skyline GT-R R-tune: Amateur {GT All-Stars}
       * Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec: Amateur {European Championship}
       * Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II: Beginner {GT World Championship}
       * Nismo GT-R LM Road Car: Professional FR Challenge;
         Endurance {Seattle 100mi}
       * Pennzoil Nismo GT-R: Professional {All Japanese GT Champ}
         (race may earn Nismo GT-R S-tune?)
       * Loctite-Zexel GT-R: Amateur {All-Japanese GT Championship}
         (NOT "Japanese Championship")
       * Calsonic Skyline:  Amateur {All-Japanese GT Championship};
         Endurance {Laguna Seca}
       * Mines Skyline GT-R N1 V-Spec: Amateur {GT All-Stars};
         Endurance {Trial Mountain}
      ^ Calsonic Skyline: Amateur Race of the Red Emblem;
        Amateur FR;
        Amateur Turbo Race
    
    VITZ RACE 
         Toyota Vitz RS 1.5
         Toyota Vitz Euro Edition *
     Toyota Vitz RS 1.5 ^
     Toyota Altezza LMRace Car ^
     Tom's Castrol Supra
     Toyota Supra RZ 
       *Euro Edition: Beginner FF Challenge; Amateur {Altezza Race}
      ^ Vitz RS - Vitz Race
      ^ Altezza LM Race Car - Altezza Cup
    
    ELISE TROPHY
         Lotus Elise 190 *
         Motorsport Elise 
     Lotus Elise 190 -- 4 prizes, all the same 
       * Lotus Elise 190: Amateur {European Championship}
       ** Even though an Elise 190 can be won elsewhere, even fully loaded it
          will likely lose against the Motorsport Elise.  If it's near-stock,
          you may not have a Motorsport Elise as a challenger, but do you really
          want to race a stock 190 vs. others which may or may not be stock?
          So, you may have to buy a Motorsports Elise; and the more you modify
          it, the more Motorsports you'll likely have as competitors.
    
    CLIO TROPHY
         Renault Clio Sports V6 24V
         Renault Clio Sports Race Car *
     VW Beetle Cup Car -- 4  prizes, all the same 
       * Clio Sports Car: Endurance {Super Speedway}
       ** Highly suggested to buy the Clio Race Car, or win it from the Super
          Speedway, in order to beat this race.
    
    TVR TUSCAN CHALLENGE
         TVR Tuscan Speed Six
     TVR Speed 12
     TVR Griffith 500 (3 of 4 prize cars are these) ^
      ^ Griffith 500 - Spider & Roadster
       ** You're just gonna have to buy a Speed 6, hate to tell ya. Get a
          pretty one.  Soup it up.
    
    DREAM CAR CHAMPIONSHIP - no limitations
     Toyota GT-One Race Car
     Panoz Esperante GTR
     FTO LM Race Car
     F090/S 
    
    POLYPHONY DIGITAL CUP - NO tuning (except tires - i.e. "stock" only)
     TVR Speed 12
     Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Edition
     Toyota GT-One Road Car
     F094/S Car
    
    LIKE THE WIND
     Mazda 787B ^^
       ** Use the same trick as for the Super Speedway Endurance: Take the
          Escudo, put a rubber band over the gas pedal, and let it ride the
          walls for these 20 long, boring laps.
      ^^ Tuned right, this MR turbo car can almost keep up with the Formula
         cars; it ranks with the Escudo and the Toyota GT-One.
    
    FORMULA ONE GT CHAMPIONSHIP - Racing Cars only (F1 cars?)
     F686 / M
     F687 / S
     F688 / S
     F090 / S
    
     *** GET ALL GOLDS ON PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE: F686 / M 
    
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                            RALLY RACES
         ----------------------------------------------
    
    
    ** Because all rally races have the same entry requirements, only the prize
     cars associated with each race will be listed below.  There are cars other
     than Rally cars which can be used in the races, and although they will more
     often be 4WD, sometimes other drivetrains will work.  One example is the
     Mazda RX-7 Infini III (although it's not all that fast).  In order to see
     if a particular car is eligible for Rally races, check to see if it comes
     with or can be equipped with DIRT TIRES.  Most or all Lancer Evolutions and
     Nissan Skylines can be used well.  I believe that any car is eligible to run
     the two "wet" races.  There are a few times in the game when one can win a
     car specifically labelled as a "Rally" car.  These are listed below, before
     the event-prize list.  
    
    In Amateur League: 
     - Evolution Meeting - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car
    
    In Professional League:
     - 4WD Challenge - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car Prototype
     - Polyphony Digital Cup - {Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Edition}
       (THE ESCUDO IS AWESOME!!!)
    
    In Endurance Races:
     - Passage to Colosseo (Rome Circuit) - {Lancia Delta HF Integrale Rally Car}
    
    
         RALLY RACES PRIZE LIST
         ----------------------
    
    Tahiti Challenge......Toyota Celica Rally Car
    Tahiti Maze...........Ford Escort Rally Car
    Smokey Mountain.......Ford Focus Rally Car
    Swiss Alps............Peugeot 206 Rally Car
    Tahiti Challenge II...Toyota Corolla Rally Car
    Tahiti Maze II........Subaru Impreza Rally Car
    Smokey Mountain II....Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car (Evo. VII ?)
    Swiss Alps II.........Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car Prototype ^
    Route 5, wet..........Citroen Xsara Rally Car
    Route 5, wet II.......Subaru Impreza Rally Car Prototype 
    
     ^ Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car Prototype - Evolution Meetings;
       4WD
    
     *** ALL GOLDS ON RALLY RACES: Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Edition
    
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                          ENDURANCE RACES
         ----------------------------------------------
    
    
    GRAND VALLEY 300 - Grand Valley, 60 laps
         - no limitations
     Subaru Impreza LM Edition
     Nissan 390 GT1 Road Car
     Spoon Sports S2000 Race Car
     Chevy Corvette C5R
     F090 / S 
    
    SEATTLE 100 MILES - Seattle Circuit, 40 laps
         - no limitations
     Nismo GT-R LM Road Car ^
     Panoz Esperante GTR-1
     Tommy Kaira ZZ II
     F687 / S
      ^ Nismo GT-R LM Road Car - Race of the Red Emblem; FR; Turbo
    
    LAGUNA SECA 200 MILES - Laguna Seca, 90 laps
         - no limitations
     Calsonic Skyline ^
     Altezza LM Race Car ^
     F686 / M
     F687 / S
      ^ Calsonic Skyline - Race of the Red Emblem; FR; Turbo
      ^ Altezza LM Race Car - Altezza Races
    
    PASSAGE TO COLOSSEO - Rome Circuit, 2 hours
         - no limitations
     Gillet Vertigo Race Car
     Lancia Delta HF Integrale Rally Car
     Pagani Zonda Race Car ^
     F688 / S
      ^ Pagani Zonda Race Car - Italian Avant Garde
    
    TRIAL MOUNTAIN ENDURANCE - Trial Mountain, 2 hours
         - NO TUNING (except tires) -- i.e. "stock" 
     Lister Storm V12 Race Car
     Mine's Skyline GT-R V-Spec
     Honda S2000 LM Race Car
     F094 / H 
       ** Most if not all race cars are ineligble to participate, because they
          come with added parts which you cannot remove.  Best way is to take
          your fastest cars and click on the "information" icon before "entering"
          the race -- just be sure they haven't had ported/polished heads, engine
          balancing, enhanced displacement, or a weight-reduction.  Also make
          sure they have all other parts removed (if added); you can remove these
          parts either in "Run & Settings" in the Home menu, or by entering
          another race (like the Sunday or Clubman Cup), hitting "Settings" then
          "Add/Remove Parts".
    
    SPECIAL STAGE ROUTE 11 - Special Stage Route Eleven, 50 laps
         - no limitations 
     Toyota MR-S Autobacs Apex
     Arta NSX
     Nissan C-West Razo Sylvia
     F687 / S
     Chevy Camaro Race Car 
    
    ROADSTER ENDURANCE - Apricot Hill, 40 laps
         - NO TUNING (except tires) -- i.e. "stock"
         - Any Mazda Miata MX-5, NO modifications, no "racing versions" 
     Mazda MX-5 Miata 
     Mazda MX-5 Miata 1.8 RS 
     Mazda MX-5 Miata VR Limited 
     F688 / S 
      ^ ALL Miata MX-5s: Spider & Roadster; FR
      ^ F688 / S : Durn-near everything. It's an MR, NA and superfast.
       ** You MAY have to buy a car for this event. The Miata LS is the fastest
          one stock; double-check at the dealer, then see if there's one in your
          garage.  ANY modification other than tires will disqualify you,
          including everything from a racing chip, a lightweight flywheel, any
          suspension, brakes, etc.  If it has an engine balancing, ported or
          polished heads or a weight-reduction these cannot be undone and will
          disqualify you.  If you have other parts, you can remove them, but
          you'll have to do so before entering the race, either in "Run and
          Settings" in the Home menu, or in something like the Sunday or Clubman
          Cup. Medium-slicks are recommended, as minimizing pit stops is crucial.
    
    TOKYO ROUTE 246 - 100 laps
     Mazda RX7 LM Race Car
     Nissan C-West Razo Sylvia
     Toyota GT-One Road Car
     F094 / H 
    
    MISTRAL 78 LAPS - Cote D' Azur, 78 laps (duh!)
     Mitsubishi FTO LM Race Car
     Jaguar XJ220 Road Car
     Pagani Zonda Race Car ^
     F686 / M 
      ^ Italian Avant Garde
       ** The course is very narrow, the turns are sharp, passing is difficult.
          In other words, take your best Indy car...and maybe a 6-pack.
    
    SUPER SPEEDWAY 150 MILES - 100 laps
     Chevy Corvette C5R
     Tickford Falcon XR8 Race Car
     Clio Sport Race Car
     F090 / S 
       ** There are some users which recommend using the Escudo, putting a rubber
          band over the accelarator (right analog stick) and letting the Escudo
          just ride the walls for those 100 laps.  Might not be a bad way to go,
          but don't go blame MasterBart if you end up losing this way.
    
     *** GET ALL GOLD MEDALS ON ENDURANCE RACES: F094 / H 
    
    
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    This "Walkthrough" was based on several compiled pieces of information.  The
    first item used was the list of cars and prizes; this information is readily
    available over the Internet from countless sources, as well as from playing
    the game itself.  For this reason, I do not identify any author for this
    information other than myself.  
    
    While in the process of making personal notes for myself, prior to any intent
    of publishing, I gathered much information from GameFAQs.com, most especially
    from one "AlaskaFox".  My notes got transferred into computer documents and
    then printed (again solely for my own personal use).  Ultimately much of the
    information has ended up in this FAQ.  While in the process of playing the
    game I have found numerous inconsistencies between what I found in my notes
    and what I found in the game.  Unfortunately this game is far too extensive
    for me to correct all possible discrepancies.  These "errors" (they may not
    be mistakes, if AlaskaFox & I are using different releases) will be either in
    the prize cars from the races, or in the cars usable for each race.  These
    will only appear in section 7, "Charts".
    
     The web address from which I gathered AlaskaFox's information is:
    
       http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/gran_turismo_3_c.txt 
    
     I can only assume (not guarantee) that this page is still active, and is in
     the same format - and contains the same exact information - as when I found
     it.
    
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    copyright 2008 Nathan Martin, a.k.a. "Master_Bart"
    
    
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