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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 |
                        |_________________|

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 |
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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 


                         _____________________
                        |                     |
                        | 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 


                         _____________
                        |             |
                        | 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


                         _________________
                        |                 |
                        | 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 

_____________________________________________________________________________


                              ==============
                             ||  APPENDIX  ||
                              ==============

      -------------------
     |  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
   ---------------------     ------------------------
 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
  -----------------

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
  -----

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
  ----------

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.

_____________________________________________
copyright 2009, Nathan Martin a.k.a. "Master_Bart"


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