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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: CHARTS FOR GT3
     document created: January 2009
     document version: Version 1.0
     document author: Master_Bart (Nathan Martin)
    
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            ...ABOUT THIS GUIDE...
    
    This document is a modified version of a portion of a guide/FAQ by this same
    author.  It contains charts for the "Simulation Mode" portion of Gran Turismo
    3.  This guide is designed especially for the player who wishes to buy as few
    cars as possible, and to complete the game using as many of the prize cars
    available.  These charts will be invaluable, even for an experienced player.
    This guide is written to create a "cross-reference" so that for any given
    race the player will know:
    
    (1) What cars are usable for a particular race
    (2) WHERE to obtain those usable cars
    (3) What prize car(s) can be won for which races, and
    (4) WHERE those prize cars are usable
    
    NOTES:
    
    (1) A single asterisk may appear in a list of usable cars for certain races.
        This indicates that information will follow for this particular car under
        "Obtaining Usable Cars".
    
    (2) If you see the name of a car in braces (" {car name} ") this indicates
        that this car is one of SEVERAL prize cars which can be won from the
        listed event.
    
    (3) If you see a carrot symbol ( ^ ) after the name of a prize car, this
        indicates that information will follow about this particular car in the
        "Prize Car Usable For" section.
    
    (4) A double asterisk indicates special notes about this race, usually
        regarding special information about a particularly useful usable car.
    
    (5) In the unfortunate event that you see a question mark at some point, this
        indicates potentially inaccurate information.  See the closing of this
        guide for more information about this.
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                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS
    
     - Game Name/Release Info
     - Lawful Disclaimer
     - "...About This Guide..."
     - [table of contents]
    
    
         CHARTS
         ======
     - Beginner League
     - Amateur League
     - Professional League
     - Rally Races
     - Endurance Races
    
         APPENDIX
         ========
    1. Series Races
    2. "No Tuning"
    
    
     - Closing/Credits
    
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                            | BEGINNER LEAGUE |
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    SUNDAY CUP
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CAR: Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR:
         80's Sports Car Cup (Beginner & Amateur)
    
    CLUBMAN CUP
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CAR: Mazda MX-5 Miata
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR:
         Spider and Roadster race (Beginner, Amateur, and Professional)
    
    FF CHALLENGE
      LIMITATIONS: Front-wheel-drive drivetrain only
      PRIZE CAR:  Toyota Vitz RS 1.5
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: 
         May or may not be usable for the Vitz Race in Beginner league
    
    FR CHALLENGE
      LIMITATIONS: Rear-wheel-drive drivetrain only
      PRIZE CAR:  Nissan Sylvia K's 1800cc
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR:
         80's Sports Car Cup, Beginner and Amateur
    
    MR CHALLENGE 
      LIMITATIONS: Mid-engine, Rear-wheel-drive Drivetrains only
      PRIZE CAR:  Toyota MR-S S-edition
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR:
         Spider & Roadster Cup
      ** F1 cars are MR, and will blow away all competition. Ditto for many
      other superfast cars.
    
    4WD CHALLENGE
      LIMITATIONS: 4-wheel-drive drivetrains only
      PRIZE CAR: Suzuki Alto Works Limited
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR:
         Lightweight K Cup
      ** See the 2nd paragraph under "Starting Off" - this race can be easily
      won with a rally car.
    
    LIGHTWEIGHT K-CUP
      USABLE CARS
         Daihatsu Mira Tr-XX Avanzato R(J),*
         Alto works Suzuki Sports Limited(J),*
         Mini Cooper 1.3i*
       OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          Mira: Beginner league Race of Turbo Sports
          Alto Works: Beginner league 4WD Challenge
          Mini Cooper: Amateur league {European Championship}
      PRIZE CAR:  Mini Cooper 1.3i
    
    STARS AND STRIPES
      USABLE CARS:
         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
       OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          NSX: 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}
            beat all time trials in Arcade Mode
          Shelby Cobra: Professional Spider & Roadster
      PRIZE CAR: Chevy Camaro SS
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR:
         FR; N/A; Amateur Stars & Stripes
    
    
    SPIDER AND ROADSER CUP
      USABLE CARS:
         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 *
       OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          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}
      PRIZE CAR: Miata 1.8 RS
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR:
         Professional Spider & Roadster Challenge;
         Endurance - Roadster;
         80's Sports Car Cup (Beginner & Amateur) 
    
    80's SPORTS CAR CUP
      USABLE CARS:
         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.
       OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          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
      PRIZE CAR: Mazda Savanna RX7 Infini III
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR:
         Amateur 80's Sports Car Cup; FR; Turbo
    
    RACE OF N/A SPORTS
      LIMITATIONS: Natural Aspiration ("N/A") engines only (not "turbo")
      PRIZE CAR:  Honda CRX Del Sol SiR
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: 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
      LIMITATIONS: Turbocharged engines only (e.g. not N/A)
      PRIZE CAR: Diahatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzano R
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: FF; Beginner Lightweight K Cup
      ** Another golden opportunity to use the Escudo, if you have it...
    
    TOURIST TROPHY AUDI TT RACE
      USABLE CAR: Audi TT 1.8T Quattro 
      PRIZE CAR:  Audi TT 1.8T Quattro
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: 4WD; Turbo; Amateur Tourist Trophy
    
    LEGEND OF SILVER ARROW (MERCEDES-BENZ)
      USABLE CARS:
         Mercedes CLK Touring Car, *
         Mercedes CLK55,
         Mercedes CL600,
         Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor
       OBTAINING USABLE CAR:
          CLK Touring Car: Amateur Legend of Silver Arrow
      PRIZE CAR: Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR:
        Amateur Legend of Silver Arrow; FR; Turbo (supercharger)
    
    ALTEZZA RACE
      USABLE CARS:
         Toyota Altezza
         Lexus IS
         Toyota Altezza LM Racecar *
       OBTAINING USABLE CAR:
          Altezza LM Race Car: Amateur {Altezza Cup};
          Professional {Vitz Race};
          Endurance {Laguna Seca}
      PRIZE CAR: Toyota Celica SS II (New) -- 4 prize cars, all the same 
      ** Using the Altezza LM Race Car will make this race much easier
    
    VITZ RACE
      USABLE CARS:
         Vitz RS
         Vitz Euro Edition *
       OBTAINING USABLE CAR:
          Euro Edition: Beginner FF Challenge; Amateur {Altezza Race}
      PRIZE CAR: Vitz RS 1.5
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR:
         Professional Vitz Race; FF; N/A
    
    TYPE R MEETING
      USABLE CARS:
         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 *
       OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          NSX Type R: Amateur Type R Meeting
          Spoon Civic Type R: Professional FF Challenge
      PRIZE CAR: Acura RSX Type-S -- 4 prize cars, all the same 
    
    EVOLUTION MEETING
      USABLE CARS:
         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 *
       OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          Evo IV GSR: Amateur {Japanese Championship}
          Evo V GSR: all golds in Beginner League
          Evo VI GSR: Beginner {GT World Championship}
          Evo VI Rally Car: Amateur Evolution Meeting
          Evo VII GSR: Amateur 4WD Challenge
          Evo VII Rally Car Prototype: Professional 4WD Challenge;
            Rally - Rally of (Swiss) Alps II
      PRIZE CAR: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR:
       4WD; Turbo; Amateur Evolution Meeting; All Rally Races; 
    
    BEETLE CUP
      USABLE CARS:
         Volkswagen New Beetle 2.0
         Volkswagen New Beetle RSI
         Volkswagen New Beetle Cup Car *
       OBTAINING USABLE CAR:
      * Cup Car: Amateur {German Touring Car Cup};
        Professional {Clio Cup--4 prize cars, all the same}
      PRIZE CAR: VW New Beetle RSi -- 4 prize cars, all the same 
    
    GRAN TURISMO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CARS:
         Mazda MX-5 Miata
         Toyota Celica GT-Four 
         Nissan Skyline GTR Vspec II (R32) ^
         Mitubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR ^
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR:
        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 
    
    
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                            | AMATEUR LEAGUE |
                            |________________|
    
    JAPANESE CHAMPIONSHIP
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CARS:
         Mazda RX7 Type RZ
         Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR ^
         Mitsubishi FTO GP Version R
         Subaru Impreza WRX STi Version VI Wagon ^
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR:
        Lancer Evolution IV GSR - Evolution Meeting; all Rally Races; 4WD
        WRX Wagon - Boxer Spirit; 4WD
    
    AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CARS:
         Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STi Version VI ^
         Chevy Camaro Race Car ^
         Audi TT 1.8T Quattro ^
         Mazda RX7 Type RS
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR:
        WRX Sedan - Boxer Spirit; 4WD
        Camaro Race Car - Stars & Stripes; FR; N/A
        Audi TT - Tourist Trophy
    
    EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CARS:
         Lotus Elise 190 ^
         Nissan GTR V-spec II (R32) ^
         Gillet Vertigo Race Car
         Mini Cooper 1.3i ^
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR:
        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
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CARS:
         Nissan C-West Razo Sylvia
         Nissan Z Concept Car
         Toyota GT-One Road Car
         Mazda RX8
      ** Although the prize cars from this race are pretty sweet, there are no
      particular races which specifically call for any of them, hence there is
      no listing for "Prize Car Usable For". The Sylvia is superbly nimble and
      fairly quick. The Toyota GT-One is essentially top amongst the supercars.
      With proper setup it nearly contends with the F1 cars, alongside the Mazda
      787-B and the Escudo. The GT-One does quite well for top-end speed races,
      namely on the test course.
    
    GERMAN TOURING CAR CHALLENGE
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CARS:
         VW Lupo Cup Car
         VW New Beetle Cup Car ^
         Opel Astra Touring Car
         RUF 3400S ^
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR:
        Beetle Cup Car - Beginner Beetle Cup
        RUF 3400S - Spider & Roadster; Boxer Spirit
    
    FF CHALLENGE 
      LIMITATIONS: Front-wheel-drive Drivetrains only ("FF") 
      PRIZE CAR: Toyota Celica TRD Sports M 
    
    FR CHALLENGE
      LIMITATIONS: Front-engine, Rear-wheel-drive Drivetrains only ("FR") 
      PRIZE CAR: Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex SS Version ^
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: 80's Sports Car Cup
    
    MR CHALLENGE 
      LIMITATIONS: Mid-engine, Rear-wheel-drive Drivetrains only ("MR") 
      PRIZE CAR: Honda NSX Type S Zero 
    
    4WD CHALLENGE
      LIMITATIONS: Four-wheel-drive Drivetrains only ("4WD") 
      PRIZE CAR: Lancer Evolution VII GSR ^
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: Evolution Meeting; all Rally Races; 4WD races
    
    STARS AND STRIPES GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP
      USABLE CARS:
         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 *
      OBTAINING USABLE CARS
          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}
            beat all time trials in Arcade Mode
          Shelby Cobra: Professional Spider & Roadster
      PRIZE CAR: Spoon Sports S2000 Race Car 
     
    BOXER SPIRIT
      USABLE CARS:
         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 *
      OBTAINING USABLE CARS
          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}
      PRIZE CAR: Subaru Legacy B4 Blitzen ^
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: Professional Boxer Spirit
    
    80's SPORTS CAR CUP
      USABLE CARS:
         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.
      OBTAINING USABLE CARS
          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
      PRIZE CAR: Nismo Skyline GTR S-tune (R32) 
    
    N/A RACE
      LIMITATIONS: Natural Aspiration ("N/A") engines only
      PRIZE CAR: Mazda RX8 
    
    TURBO RACE
      LIMITATIONS: Turbocharged engines only 
      PRIZE CAR: Mines Lancer Evolution VI GSR ^
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: Evolution Meeting; all Rally Races; 4WD
    
    GRAN TURISMO ALL STARS
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CARS:
         Mines GT-R V-Spec ^
         Nismo Skyline GT-R R-tune (R34) ^
         Raybrig NSX
         GT40 Racecar ^^
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: 
        ^ 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
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CARS:
         Arta NSX
         Denso Supra Race Car
         Calsonic Skyline ^
         Loctite Zexel (Skyline) GT-R ^
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR: 
        BOTH Skylines: Race of the Red Emblem; 4WD
    
    TOURIST TROPHY AUDI TT RACE
      USABLE CAR: Audi TT 1.8T Quattro *
      OBTAINING USABLE CAR:
         Beginner Tourist Trophy Audi TT Race; Amateur American Championship
      PRIZE CARS: Audi S4 -- 4 prize cars, all the same 
    
    RACE OF THE RED EMBLEM
      USABLE CARS:
         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)
      OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          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}
      PRIZE CAR: Nismo 400R ^
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: Race of the Red Emblem
    
    LEGEND OF SILVER ARROW (MERCEDES-BENZ)
      USABLE CARS:
         Mercedes CLK Touring Car,
         Mercedes CLK55,
         Mercedes CL600,
         Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor *
      OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor: Amateur Legend of Silver Arrow
      PRIZE CAR: Mercedes-Benz CLK Touring Car 
    
    ALTEZZA CHAMPIONSHIP RACE
      USABLE CARS:
         Toyota Altezza
         Lexus IS
         Toyota Altezza LM Racecar *
      OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          Altezza LM Race Car: Professional {Vitz Race}; Endurance {Laguna Seca}
      PRIZE CARS:
         Tom's X540 Chaser
         Toyota Altezza LM Race Car ^
         Toyota Vitz RS 1.5 (there are 2 of these) ^
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR:
        Altezza LM Race Car - Beginner Altezza Race
        Vitz RS - Vitz races
      ** As mentioned for the Beginner Altezza Race, the Altezza LM Race Car will
      easily beat all competition in this race.  It may be easier to obtain in
      the professional Vitz race than in the Laguna Seca endurance; see notes
      under Professional Italian Avant Garde (Zonda race) for tips on gaining a
      specific prize car in series races.
    
    TYPE R MEETING
      USABLE CARS:
         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 *
      OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          Spoon Civic Type R: Professional FF Challenge
      PRIZE CARS:
         NSX Type R ^
         Spoon Sports S2000
         Mugen S2000
         Honda S2000 
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR:
         NSX Type R - Beginner Type R Meeting
    
    EVOLUTION MEETING
      USABLE CARS:
         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 *
      OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          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
      PRIZE CAR: Mitubishi Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car 
    
    DREAM CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CARS:
         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
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CAR: Aston Martin Vanquish V12 
    
    GRAN TURISMO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CARS:
         Ford GT40 Race Car
         Opel Calibra Touring Car
         Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car ^
         Jaguar XJ220 Race Car 
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR:
        Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car: Professional Polyphony Digital Cup
      ** See information under Professional Polyphony Digital Cup for more info
    
    FF CHALLENGE  
      LIMITATIONS: Front-wheel-drive Drivetrains only
      PRIZE CAR: Spoon Sports Civic Type R 
    
    FR CHALLENGE
      LIMITATIONS: Front-engine, Rear-wheel-drive Drivetrains only
      PRIZE CAR: Nismo GT-R LM Road Car 
    
    MR CHALLENGE
      LIMITATIONS: Mid-engine, Rear-wheel-drive only
      PRIZE CAR: Tommy Kaira ZZ II 
    
    4WD CHALLENGE
      LIMITATIONS: Four-wheel-drive cars only 
      PRIZE CAR: Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car Prototype ^
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: Evolution Meeting; 4WD; Rally Races
    
    SPIDER AND ROADSTER CHAMPIONSHIP
      USABLE CARS:
         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 *
      OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          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}
      PRIZE CAR: Shelby Cobra
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR:
        Stars and Stripes (Beginner & Amateur);
        Beginner Spider & Roadster
    
    BOXER SPIRIT
      USABLE CARS:
         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 *
      OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          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}
      PRIZE CAR: RUF RGT ^
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: Amateur Boxer Spirit
    
    RACE OF N/A SPORTS
      LIMITATIONS: Natural Aspiration engines only (No Turbo) 
      PRIZE CAR: Pagani Zonda C12S ^
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: Professional Italian Avant Garde
    
    RACE OF TURBO SPORTS 
      LIMITATIONS: Turbocharged Engines only
      PRIZE CAR: RUF CTR 2 ^
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: Boxer Spirit
    
    GRAN TURISMO ALL STARS
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CARS:
         Nissan R390 GT1 LM Racecar
         Dodge Viper GTS-R Concept Car
         Toyota GT-One Race Car
         Subaru Impreza WRX Sti Sedan ^
      PRIZE CAR USABLE FOR: WRX Sedan - Boxer Spirit; 4WD; Rally races
    
    ALL JAPAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CARS:
         Pennzoil Nismo GT-R S-tune ^
         Toyota MR-S Autobacs Apex
         Honda Castrol Mugen NSX
         Pagani Zonda Race Car ^
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR:
        GT-R S-Tune - Race of the Red Emblem
        Zonda Race Car - Italian Avant Garde
    
    ITALIAN AVANTE GARDE
      USABLE CARS:
         Pagani Zonda C12
         Pagani Zonda C12S *
         Pagani Zonda Race Car *
      OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          Zonda C12S: Professional Race of N/A Sports
          Zonda Race Car: Professional {All Japanese GT Champ};
            Endurance {Passage to Colosseo};
            Endurance {Mistral 78}
      PRIZE CAR: Pagani Zonda Race Car 
      ** The Zonda Race car will be necessary to win this race, even though the
      other models are technically usable.  The "Passage to Colosseo" usually
      has the highest frequency of providing this valuable car.  The other
      (faster) alternative is to beat all but the last race in the All Japanese
      GT Championship series, save the game, "exit" out of the last race and if
      you don't get the prize you want just reboot the system and repeat from
      the last race (which you can repeatedly exit) until you win the prize car
      you want.
    
    RACE OF THE RED EMBLEM
      USABLE CARS:
         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)
      OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
          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}
      PRIZE CAR: Calsonic Skyline ^
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR: (Calsonic Skyline)
        Amateur Race of the Red Emblem; Amateur FR; Amateur Turbo Race
    
    VITZ RACE 
      USABLE CARS:
         Toyota Vitz RS 1.5
         Toyota Vitz Euro Edition *
      OBTAINING USABLE CAR:
          Beginner FF Challenge; Amateur {Altezza Race}
      PRIZE CARS:
         Toyota Vitz RS 1.5 ^
         Toyota Altezza LMRace Car ^
         Tom's Castrol Supra
         Toyota Supra RZ 
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR:
        Vitz RS - Vitz Race
        Altezza LM Race Car - Beginner Altezza Race; Amateur Altezza Champ.
    
    ELISE TROPHY
      USABLE CARS:
         Lotus Elise 190 *
         Motorsport Elise 
      OBTAINING USABLE CAR:
          Lotus Elise 190: Amateur {European Championship}
      PRIZE CARS: Lotus Elise 190 - 4 prizes, all the same 
      ** This race is nearly impossible to win with an Elise 190; there is no
      where in this game where the Motorsports Elise can be won - therefore this
      is one race where you will have to purchase a car in order to win.
    
    CLIO TROPHY
      USABLE CARS:
         Renault Clio Sports V6 24V
         Renault Clio Sports Race Car *
      OBTAINING USABLE CAR:
          Clio Sports Race Car: Endurance {Super Speedway}
      PRIZE CARS:  VW Beetle Cup Car - 4 prizes, all the same 
      ** Highly suggested to buy the Clio Race Car, or win it from the Super
      Speedway, in order to beat this race.
    
    TVR TUSCAN CHALLENGE
      USABLE CAR:
         TVR Tuscan Speed Six
      PRIZE CARS:
         TVR Speed 12 ^
         TVR Griffith 500 (3 of 4 prize cars are these) ^
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR:
        TVR Speed 12 - Polyphony Digital Cup
        Griffith 500 - Spider & Roadster
      ** There is only one car usable for this race, and there is nowhere to win
      this car as a prize - it is simply going to have to be purchased.
      ** See the notes under (Professional) Polyphony Digital Cup as for the
      usefulness of the Speed 12 prize car.
    
    DREAM CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CARS:
         Toyota GT-One Race Car
         Panoz Esperante GTR
         FTO LM Race Car
         F090/S 
    
    POLYPHONY DIGITAL CUP
      LIMITATIONS: NO tuning (except tires - i.e. "stock" only)
      PRIZE CARS:
         TVR Speed 12
         Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Edition
         Toyota GT-One Road Car
         F094/S Car
      OBTAINING *USEFUL* CAR:
          R390 GT Road Car: (Professional Leage) Gran Turismo World Championship
          TVR Speed 12: (Professional Leage) TVR Tuscan Speed Challenge
    
      ** Here you have your choice of using any car you want, so long as it meets
      the "No Tuning" criteria.  So, which amongst the myriad of regular cars is
      the best?  There are 2 cars which shine above the rest...
    
        - Mazda R390 GT Road Car
      This car comes officially with all "stock" parts, except that they are set
      perfectly for racing performance standards.  It's moderate horsepower is
      complimented with low weight and quick revs.  It is almost the "secret" for
      races with a "No Tuning" limitation.
    
       - TVR Speed 12
      In terms of sheer power, this car is tops.  Its acceleration and top end
      far exceed even the R390 Road Car. It's drawback is its horrible handling.
    
        * Refer to notes under "Appendix #2 - No Tuning" for more information
    
    LIKE THE WIND
      LIMITATIONS: none
      PRIZE CAR: 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.
      PRIZE CAR USE...
        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
      USABLE CARS: Racing Cars only (F1 cars?)
      PRIZE CARS:
         F686 / M
         F687 / S
         F688 / S
         F090 / S
    
     *** GET ALL GOLDS ON PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE: F686 / M 
    
    
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                            |             |
                            | RALLY RACES |
                            |_____________|
    
    
      USABLE CARS:
    The only "true" requirement to enter the rally races is having a car which is
    equipped with DIRT tires.  Not all cars can be equipped with these; of those
    which can _some_ will require you to purchase these tires while other cars
    will come with them.  As a general rule of thumb, when you win "rally" cars
    as prizes in the races they will automatically come with Dirt tires.
    
      OBTAINING USABLE CARS:
    Usually your best bet is to look for 4WD cars, _most_ of them can be equipped
    with dirt tires, while _most_ other cars cannot.  Exceptions are for race
    cars (not rally cars) which almost never accept Dirt tires - 4WD or not.
    The small, low-horsepower 4WD cars can do fairly well in rally races IF they
    are enhanced to maximum horsepower, simply due to their light weight.  Many
    Skylines (Nissan GTR's) do great as rally cars because of their high HP when
    modified for high horsepower.
    
    If you specifically want a rally car for the rally races, and wish to use a
    prize car, here's a short list of where to find some:
    
    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}
    
    In the RALLY races:
     - Start with the Swiss Alps race, gaining the Peugeot 206 Rally Car.  It has
       slightly better performance than most other rally cars.  Also good are the
       Lancer Evo VII Prototype (featuring the elusive yaw control) [Swiss
       Alps II] and the Impreza Prototype [Rt. 5 Wet II]
    
         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 
    
    
      RALLY RACE PRIZE CAR USEFUL FOR:
    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
      LIMITATIONS - no limitations
      PRIZE CARS:
         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
      LIMITATIONS - no limitations
      PRIZE CARS:
         Nismo GT-R LM Road Car ^
         Panoz Esperante GTR-1
         Tommy Kaira ZZ II
         F687 / S
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR:
        Nismo GT-R LM Road Car - Race of the Red Emblem; FR; Turbo
    
    LAGUNA SECA 200 MILES - Laguna Seca, 90 laps
      LIMITATIONS - no limitations
      PRIZE CARS:
         Calsonic Skyline ^
         Altezza LM Race Car ^
         F686 / M
         F687 / S
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR:
        Calsonic Skyline - Race of the Red Emblem; FR; Turbo
        Altezza LM Race Car - Altezza Races
    
    PASSAGE TO COLOSSEO - Rome Circuit, 2 hours
      LIMITATIONS - no limitations
      PRIZE CARS:
         Gillet Vertigo Race Car
         Lancia Delta HF Integrale Rally Car
         Pagani Zonda Race Car ^
         F688 / S
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR:
        Pagani Zonda Race Car - Italian Avant Garde
    
    TRIAL MOUNTAIN ENDURANCE - Trial Mountain, 2 hours
      LIMITATIONS - NO TUNING (except tires) -- i.e. "stock" 
      PRIZE CARS:
         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.  See notes under 
      Professional League: Polyphony Digital Cup for more info.
    
    SPECIAL STAGE ROUTE 11 - Special Stage Route Eleven, 50 laps
      LIMITATIONS - no limitations
      PRIZE CARS:
         Toyota MR-S Autobacs Apex
         Arta NSX
         Nissan C-West Razo Sylvia
         F687 / S
         Chevy Camaro Race Car 
    
    ROADSTER ENDURANCE - Apricot Hill, 40 laps
      LIMITATIONS
        - NO TUNING (except tires) -- i.e. "stock"
        - Any Mazda Miata MX-5, NO modifications, no "racing versions" 
      PRIZE CARS:
         Mazda MX-5 Miata 
         Mazda MX-5 Miata 1.8 RS 
         Mazda MX-5 Miata VR Limited 
         F688 / S 
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR:
        ALL Miata MX-5s: Spider & Roadster; FR
        F688/S: Durn-near everything. It's an MR, NA and superfast.  It's one of
                the "F1" cars mentioned sporadically throughout the game - and
                probably the first one you'll obtain & certainly the easiest as
                this particular endurance race is pretty much the shortest.
      ** The Miata LS is the fastest of the stock Miatas.  It can be won by 
      getting all gold trophies on the "B" License, which is time-consuming but
      not horribly difficult.  It can also be bought from the dealer.  Remember
      to change the oil 1st thing before putting a single mile on it - this adds
      a few horsepower.  Medium-slick tires are the best choice: try to minimize
      your pit stops.  Remember the NO TUNING rule.
    
    TOKYO ROUTE 246 - 100 laps
      LIMITATIONS - no limitations
      PRIZE CARS:
         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!)
      LIMITATIONS - no limitations
      PRIZE CARS:
         Mitsubishi FTO LM Race Car
         Jaguar XJ220 Road Car
         Pagani Zonda Race Car ^
         F686 / M 
      PRIZE CARS USABLE FOR:
        Pagani Zonda Race Car - Italian Avant Garde
      ** The course is very narrow, the turns are sharp, passing is difficult.
      In other words, take your best Indy car...
    
    SUPER SPEEDWAY 150 MILES - 100 laps
      LIMITATIONS - no limitations
      PRIZE CARS:
         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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                                 ||  APPENDIX  ||
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          -------------------
         |  1.  SERIES RACES |
          -------------------
    
    Some events simply require that you beat all the races within them, in order
    to get the prize car.  You may be well advised to hold on to that prize car,
    because once you sell it you'll not be able to win that prize car again.
    Other events come in a series.  At the end of the series you will be awarded
    a prize car AT RANDOM from the 4 prize cars available.  If you have your
    heart set on a specific prize car you can use the following technique:
    
    Play up until the last race in the series, and save.  For example, if
    it's a 10 race series, save after race 9.  Start race 10, play it if you want
    to and have the time.  If you don't get the prize car you want, simply reboot
    the console -- you'll start the game automatically from your save point after
    race 9.  If you want, you can exit this last race AFTER the race has started.
    Just remember that you'll need to have enough points for this, as you will be
    awarded zero points for skipping any race.  You can keep rebooting until you
    get the prize car you want.
    
    
          ----------------
         |  2.  NO TUNING |
          ----------------
    
    Although rare, there are a few times in the game where you are given a "No
    Tuning" limitation.  The exception to this is that you will be allowed to use
    any kind of tire you want (well, except dirt tires...obviously).
    
    There are certain modifications which CANNOT be "undone" to a car, and which
    will disqualify you.  These include things such as:
    
     - 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
    
    If you have purchased a regular ("stock") car and have not done any of the
    items listed above, but have added other parts, you simply need to remove
    those parts BEFORE attempting to enter a race with a "No Tuning" limitation.
    You can remove parts by entering any race or in "Run & Setting" in the home
    menu.
    
    You will frequently find yourself unable to use a race car on a race with the
    "No Tuning" limitation.  Most race cars come with advanced parts, and you
    cannot go to the tune shop to buy "stock" parts for race cars. As an example,
    most race cars come with a fully adjustable transmission and suspension.
    These parts are not acceptable for the "No Tuning" limitation, and you are
    stuck with the fully adjustable parts because again you cannot purchase just
    a "stock" transmission or suspension.
    
    
       ROADSTER ENDURANCE
       ------------------
    
     For the ROADSTER ENDURANCE you are limited to using a Miata, so you'll need
     to use the fastest Miata you can find.  This is the Miata LS, which you can
     win by getting all gold trophies on the "B" License.  Just remember not to
     perform any modifications which cannot be undone.
    
    
       POLYPHONY DIGITAL CUP and TRIAL MOUNTAIN ENDURANCE
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     There are two very unique races in the game -- one series and one endurance.
     The only modification you're allowed is tires, thus you are challenged to
     find the fastest STOCK car in the game.  After MUCH experimenting, I've
     found 2 top contenders, both of which can be won as prize cars.
    
     First and foremost is the Mazda R390 GT Road Car.  Essentially it is
     already a race car; for example, the transmission is not adjustable (this
     would disqualify it) but is still set for racing performance.  Don't let
     the merely moderate horsepower fool you - it's fast and has fantastic
     handling.  If possible I recommend getting two of these cars, keep one
     specifically for the Polyphony Digital Cup (and possibly the Trial Mountain
     Endurance), and on the other one put as much modification as you can --
     this car can be tuned to tremendous horsepower (even MORE than the R390
     Race Car!).  It can be won in the Professional League Gran Turismo World
     Championship -- but note that it is one of four prize cars selected at
     random; see notes in the Appendix under "Series Races" for help.
    
     The other car is the TVR Speed 12.  This car has an enourmous beast of an
     engine.  This car has more acceleration than the R390 Road Car, and far
     more top-end speed.  The drawback is that it has VERY poor handling.  If
     used for the Polyphony Digital Cup (or without any modifications in any
     race) you can expect to come to a near stop for every turn and still end up
     going offroad frequently.  Even with full modifications and careful tuning
     this car is still a challenge to drive.  It can be won in the Professional
     Leage TVR Tuscan Speed Challenge.
    
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                                 CLOSING & CREDITS
    
    
      full guide
      ----------
    
    As mentioned, this guide is limited to only certain limited portions of the
    game, and is taken from a longer complete guide for the game from the same
    author.  So far the only useful information which appears here and not in the
    full FAQ/Guide is in regards to the "No Tuning" section(s).  The original
    guide may be found at:
    
      http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/197470/54090
    
     * This guide may also appear on another site (by permission of author), but
     this guide is reserved exclusively for submission to GameFaqs.com and thus
     this is the only link to the full guide I feel is necessary.
    
    
      source(s) used
      --------------
    
    All of the information in this guide can be obtained from playing the game
    itself.  When I first began gathering information, I used this info solely
    for my own personal use and without the idea of ever compiling it into a
    guide such as this.  Therefore I did not make any attempt to take note of the
    sources from which I gathered this information.  Unfortunately, some of this
    information may have made it into this guide and I have no means by which to
    quote my sources of information used.  Also, some of this information may not
    be accurate.  Beating this game is a long and tedious process, which with
    moderately-paced play can take weeks or more likely months.  It is simply not
    possible to realistically double-check everything.
    
    I do know that one of my main sources was one "AlaskaFox", and that (s)he and
    I are using different releases of the game (mine being the American release).
    Therefore there ARE some discrepancies.  Any item which I am unsure about I
    have denoted with a question mark in this guide.  I got this information from
    GameFaqs.com at the following address:
    
     http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/gran_turismo_3_c.txt 
    
    My apologies for any inconvenience; I have taken time and care to
    double-check everything I could, thus any incorrect information -- dare I say
    plagarism -- is purely unintentional.  Please contact me if there are any
    concerns over copyright infringement.  Also, all attempts at contacting this
    "AlaskaFox" have been fruitless, therefore any information used from this
    individual's guide are essentially used without express permission.
    
    
      trademarks notice
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    ANY and EVERY thing in this game which has a name eligible for trademark,
    copyright etc., is trademark of/copyright of it's respective owner.  This
    includes but is not limited to: the names of the auto manufacturers, the names
    of the aftermarket companies, the name of any individual whose name is
    associated with a particular make/model of car or part, the names of the race
    tracks, the names of the artists and song titles used in this game, the names
    of all publishers associated with this game, all software and hardware
    development companies, ad gazillium.
    
    
      ASCII
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    All pieces of ASCII art used in this document are Master_Bart originals, and
    were created without the help of any other individual or program.
    
    
      MasterBart
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    And on a final note: for nearly every site with which I register, I use the
    screen name "MasterBart".  Upon attempting to register with Gamefaqs.com, this
    name was already taken so I used "Master_Bart".  I know nothing of this other
    "MasterBart"; he (she?) may have registered and rarely (or never) visit or
    contribute to this site, may be a regualar and well respected member, or a
    nuisance.  Still, we are not one and the same.
    
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    copyright 2009, Nathan Martin a.k.a. "Master_Bart"
    
    
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