Gran Turismo 5 Trophy Guide


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[top]Overview

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Players: 1 (up to 16 online)
Online Trophies: Yes (Proud Owner and Course Designer)
Cheat Codes: No
Cheat Codes Affect Trophies: N/A
Estimated Time to Platinum: 400+ Hours
Minimum Playthroughs: 1
Collectibles Trophies: Yes
Missable Trophies: No
Glitched Trophies: No

Gran Turismo 5 is the latest installment in the popular racing series developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It features ultra-realistic visuals and racing physics, over 1000 cars and 70 tracks covering several different types of racing. It gives the player the option of being the driver (A-Spec Mode) or the boss (B-Spec), and online racing is supported for up to 16 drivers at a time. Also included this time around is the ability to create your own course using the track editor.


[top]Tips & Strategies

  • Let's get this out of the way right now: This is not the game to buy if you are looking for a quick platinum. There are several quick trophies to be had, but there are also trophies in this list for which the only strategy is just to play the game, and play it a lot.
  • Of course, you can play all you want, but if you're not good enough to win races and events and pass your tests, it's not going to do you any good. This is not really a strategy/racing guide, so it won't detail how to master the racing techniques needed for this game. For tips on becoming a better racer and suggestions for the best cars and setups for each event, visit Official Gran Turismo 5 Tips and Tuning Thread instead.
  • If you can afford it, having a steering wheel controller will be a big help in your racing, especially as you're trying to pass some of the tougher tests and win tough races, online and off. If you're stuck using a controller, you must change the control settings so that you use for acceleration, for braking, for upshift and for downshift. Using the triggers gives you better control over your acceleration and braking, and you'll need it.
  • For most license tests and races, you'll want to turn Traction Control off. It will require a little more skill to control the car when accelerating out of corners, but once you get it down, you'll be a lot faster without it.
  • Although all of the trophy descriptions use the Metric System (km), you can choose to use the Imperial System (mi) in the options menu, and the guide includes both measurements where applicable.
  • For a list of Prize Cars and when you get them, check out this thread from our friends at GTPlanet.net.


[top]Roadmap

Note: Most people will skip around from one part of the game to another, and doing so will not keep you from earning your platinum trophy. However, if the only thing you care about is getting the plat as quickly as possible, here is my suggested roadmap for doing so:
  1. Get Penniless
    This is just one you want to get out of the way early, and the easiest way to do it is to make it the first thing you do (see trophy description below for the method).
  2. B-Spec Setup
    You don't need to do much in B-Spec right away, but you should at least get your driver set up and Shared so that you can work with others in the Official Gran Turismo 5 B-Spec Boosting Thread to get him leveled up (See Expert Manager below) while you're doing other things.
  3. Easy Trophies
    You can get Proud Owner, Course Designer, Data Analyst, Driving Music, Speed Demon, Within One Hundredth!, Arch Rivals, Human Stopwatch, Watch Out For Falling Objects, Rollover, Take Your Honda Home, Picture Exclusive and Portraitist quickly and easily, right from the beginning of the game (see trophy descriptions below).
  4. Licenses
    These are important both because they will help you unlock cars and special events for later and because they will help hone your skills as a driver. If you can master all of the lessons that the licenses tests teach you, you will be much better equipped to tackle the races and events you'll encounter later on.
  5. Special Events
    You should have enough experience to begin on the first special event's Beginner level, then move on to the next Beginner, and so on. Once you're finished with all of the beginners, go back to the first one and do the Intermediate events, and so on. This will help you earn more money and experience so that you can get better cars to use in A-Spec and B-Spec.
  6. A-Spec Mode
    Get into your career as a driver and win as many races as you can on your way to the top. This will help you earn money, unlock more cars and special events, and earn you several trophies along the way.
  7. B-Spec Mode
    Hopefully, your driver has been competing in Remote Races while you've been working on everything above (you'll also want to get in the habit of setting up remote races with your friends' drivers on a regular basis) and you'll be well on your way to the B-Spec level trophies by now, but you'll still need to complete the B-Spec career mode to get the gold trophies you'll need for Gold Standard.
  8. Clean Up
    Now is the time to go back and make sure you get gold trophies in any race, license or special event in which you didn't get it the first time. You can also use this time to go back and get any of the miscellaneous trophies you missed out on, and just to spend a lot of time racing to make sure you get all of the trophies for car collecting, making and spending money, and using Photo Mode, if you haven't already gotten them.
  9. Get Car Collector
    You get cars for doing so many things in this game that it makes sense to wait and make this the last thing you do to minimize the time it will take to grind out a whole bunch of extra cars (or karts).


[top]Trophies

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Gran Turismo Platinum Trophy
Earn every single Gran Turismo 5 Trophy

No surprise here: This trophy will be unlocked after you have received all of the other trophies in this list, and it will be well-earned.

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Gold Standard
Get a gold trophy in every race event, license test and special event

This will be the hardest and most time consuming trophy in the game for most people. You'll have to put in long hours of racing and practice, working diligently to fine-tune your setups, memorize the courses and perfect your lines.

Once you have done all of those things well enough to earn a gold trophy in every single race, event and test, this trophy will be yours. Here is the full list of required events:

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For tips on becoming a better racer and suggestions for the best cars and setups for each event, visit The Official Gran Turismo 5 Tips and Tuning Thread.

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Excellent Driver
Reach A-Spec Level 40

Work your way through A-Spec mode to the point that you reach Level 40 to earn this trophy.

You'll earn experience as a driver by competing in the various races, special events and license tests available to you as you progress through this part of the game. The better you do, the more experience you'll earn.

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Expert Manager
Reach B-Spec Level 40

Work your way through B-Spec mode to the point that you reach Level 40 to earn this trophy. This level is a total of the experience earned by all of your B-Spec drivers during the course of the game (it's the level shown at the top of your GT Life Home Screen), but I recommend only using one driver as much as possible (there are some races that require more than one), at least until you earn A Star is Born and The Air of Experience, since both of those require you to reach a certain level with one driver.

You'll earn experience for your driver by competing in and winning the various races available to you as you progress through the B-Spec series races or online "remote races."

You can boost this trophy by making your B-Spec drivers "public" (by using the Share With Friends option in the Driver List) which lets you and your friends pit your drivers against each other in Remote Races. A friend can pull your public driver into one of their races without any intervention from you, so it would be a good idea to build up a good list of friends who are playing this game and host large remote races. The more friends you have in this game, the more races your driver will get pulled into, and the faster you will reach this level. However, it is important to note that if you have your driver shared (online), you cannot use him for offline races, so you'll probably want to share him right before you turn off the game so that he is available to your friends, but you'll need to turn off sharing before you can use him in offline B-Spec Series races. Alternately, you could create a second driver (available at Level 5) just for use in remote races and leave him online, while doing all of your offline stuff with your primary driver - just keep in mind that you do have two trophies that require you to max out one driver, so you'll need to focus on one or the other long enough for that.

Visit the Official Gran Turismo 5 B-Spec Boosting Thread to find partners to help with this trophy.

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Finale
Reach the ending movie

You will unlock this movie when you win the Gran Turismo World Championship (unlocks at Level 14) in the Professional Series of either A-Spec or B-Spec mode, as both modes follow the same path.

Once you exit out to your GT Life Home Screen, you'll see the notification that you have unlocked the movie, and it will start playing automatically. Once it does, the trophy will pop.

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Grand Finale
Reach the long version of the ending movie

You will unlock this movie when you win the Dream Car Championship (unlocks at Level 24) in the Extreme Series of either A-Spec or B-Spec mode.

Once you exit out to your GT Life Home Screen, you'll see the notification that you have unlocked the movie, and it will start playing automatically. Once it does, the trophy will pop.

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Endurance Series Complete
Complete the Endurance series of Race Events

There are several racing series that become available to you as you progress through your career in either A-Spec or B-Spec mode. The Beginner Series is unlocked from the start of the game, and the others are unlocked at certain levels as you gain experience for your driver (see individual trophy descriptions below for more information). To complete each series and earn its trophy, you need to finish each race with a minimum of a Bronze trophy in either A-Spec or B-Spec mode.

The Endurance Series is available once you reach Level 25 in ether A-Spec or B-Spec, and you can complete it in ether mode to earn this trophy.


The events that make up the Endurance Series (and the Level at which they are unlocked) are:

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Extreme Series Complete
Complete the Extreme series of Race Events

The Extreme Series is available once you reach Level 20 in ether A-Spec or B-Spec, and you can complete it in ether mode to earn this trophy.

The events that make up the Extreme Series (and the Level at which they are unlocked) are:

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Expert Series Complete
Complete the Expert series of Race Events

The Expert Series is available once you reach Level 15 in ether A-Spec or B-Spec, and you can complete it in ether mode to earn this trophy.

The events that make up the Expert Series (and the Level at which they are unlocked) are:

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Professional Series Complete
Complete the Professional series of Race Events

The Professional Series is available once you reach Level 10 in ether A-Spec or B-Spec, and you can complete it in ether mode to earn this trophy.

The events that make up the Professional Series (and the Level at which they are unlocked) are:

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Amateur Series Complete
Complete the Amateur series of Race Events

The Amateur Series is available once you reach Level 5 in ether A-Spec or B-Spec, and you can complete it in ether mode to earn this trophy.

The events that make up the Amateur Series (and the Level at which they are unlocked) are:

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Beginner Series Complete
Complete the Beginner series of Race Events

The Beginner Series is the first group of races available to you in either your A-Spec or B-Spec career.

The events that make up the Beginner Series (and the Level at which they are unlocked) are:

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Super License
Complete the S License

Licenses in Gran Turismo 5 provide you with a series of challenges designed to gauge your racing skill and to teach you techniques that will be invaluable as you progress through the game. Paying attention to and remembering the lessons you learn while earning your licenses will be critical to your success in the game. Each license has a series of 10 events that you must complete with a Bronze or better trophy to move on to the next, and the better you do in each, the more your driver will level up.

If you're struggling with the license tests, the best thing you can do is watch the videos. Each test has an example video you can watch to see what you have to do to get gold, and if you watch it closely it will give you everything you need.


The list of tests required for the Super License are:

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Note: The Super License is actually the last license you will earn in the game. See the individual trophy descriptions for the other licenses below (starting with National B and working your way up) for the list of required events in each. Each license after National B is only unlocked when you complete the level immediately beneath it.

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International A License
Complete the International A License

The list of tests required for the International A License are:

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International B License
Complete the International B License

The list of tests required for the International B License are:

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International C License
Complete the International C License

The list of tests required for the International C License are:

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National A License
Complete the A License

The list of tests required for the National A License are:

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National B License
Complete the B License

The list of tests required for the National B License are:

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Sebastian Vettel X Challenge
Complete the Sebastian Vettel X Challenge Special Event

Each of the Special Events in Gran Turismo 5 contains multiple races, typically broken up into different tiers, which must be completed (with a minimum of a Bronze trophy in each) to complete the event as a whole. Each of the tiers unlocks separately when you reach the required level in either A-Spec or B-Spec. See the individual Special Event trophy descriptions below for the levels at which they are unlocked.


You have to reach Level 30 in A-Spec or B-Spec to unlock the Sebastian Vettel X Challenge, and then complete it to earn this trophy.

Check out the video below for a demonstration of a successful run through this challenge:

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Sebastien Loeb Rally Challenge
Complete the Sebastien Loeb Rally Challenge Special Event

Complete the three races that make up the single tier of the Sebastian Loeb Rally Challenge to earn this trophy.

The Driver Level at which this event unlocks is: Level 16

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Grand Tour
Complete the Grand Tour Special Event

Complete the five races that make up the single tier of the Grand Tour to earn this trophy. This tour will also unlock several new locations for use in Photo Travel mode.

The Driver Level at which this event unlocks is: Level 13

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Gran Turismo Rally
Complete the Gran Turismo Rally Special Event

Complete each of the three tiers of the Gran Turismo Rally to earn this trophy.

The Driver Levels at which each tier unlocks are:
Beginner: Level 10
Intermediate: Level 15
Advanced: Level 20

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AMG Driving Academy
Complete the AMG Driving Academy Special Event

Complete each of the four tiers of the AMG Driving Academy to earn this trophy.

The Driver Levels at which each tier unlocks are:
Beginner: Level 6
Intermediate: Level 12
Advanced: Level 18
Expert: Level 24

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Top Gear Test Track
Complete the Top Gear Test Track Special Event

Complete each of the three tiers of the Top Gear Test Track Special Event to earn this trophy. The key to the Test Track is knowing where you can cut corners and where you can't. Some cones you can blow right through, while even tapping others will be instant disqualification.

The Driver Levels at which each tier unlocks are:
Beginner: Level 4
Intermediate: Level 8
Advanced: Level 19

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Jeff Gordon NASCAR School
Complete the Jeff Gordon NASCAR School Special Event

Complete each of the three tiers of the Jeff Gordon NASCAR School to earn this trophy. Drafting and maintaining momentum are the biggest keys to most of these events. If you get "out of line" by yourself, all of the other cars will draft together and blow you away, and if you slow down too much in a corner, you won't have enough time in the event to get back up to speed and catch up. Also, make sure you turn off ABS completely. Even in the Super Speedway events where you never touch the brakes at all, ABS is set to 1 by default and it will slow down your car.

The Driver Levels at which each tier unlocks are:
Beginner: Level 2
Intermediate: Level 9
Advanced: Level 21

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Gran Turismo Karting Experience
Complete the Gran Turismo Karting Experience Special Event

Complete each of the three tiers of the Gran Turismo Karting Experience to earn this trophy. Karts are tricky to drive as their steering is extremely sensitive and they spin very easily. Be sure to turn as gently as you can while maintaining speed, and don't try to turn while braking.

The Driver Levels at which each tier unlocks are:
Beginner: Level 1
Intermediate: Level 7
Advanced: Level 17

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Win Number One
Win your first A-Spec event race

A-Spec allows you to control your own career from behind the wheel (see Excellent Driver above for more information).

Get your first win as a driver in A-Spec mode and you'll unlock this trophy. You should have no problem at all getting this one from the first race in the Sunday Cup.

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The Right Direction
Win your first B -Spec event race

B-Spec mode allows you to manage a race driver and team through their career without actually doing any of the driving (see Expert Manager above for more information).

The first time your B-Spec driver wins a race, this trophy will pop, but this isn't nearly as easy as winning your first A-Spec race, because your driver is pretty terrible when you first start out. Your best bet for winning your first race is to wait until you can do some tuning on your first car or buy a better new car, so that your driver is in a ride that is far better than those of his competition. Then, once you get in the race, constantly tell him to decrease pace so that he doesn't crash. Since his car is so much faster, he'll pull ahead and win easily anyway.

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Proud Owner
Take and Share a photo

To earn this trophy, you'll need to enter Photo Mode or Photo Travel Mode to take and save a picture. After that is done, enter your Photo Album from the left hand navigation menu in your GT Life home screen, choose one of your saved photos and click "Share with Friends." Once the upload process is complete, the trophy will be yours.

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Course Designer
Create and share a track

For the first time in the Gran Turismo series, GT5 gives you the ability to create your own courses via the Course Maker.

To earn this trophy, simply access the Course Maker to create and save a track, then head over to your GT Life Home page. Once there, go down to your course list in the left hand navigation menu, click on the course you have created, then click on "Share with Friends." When the upload process is complete, the trophy will pop.

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Loony Tune
Spend an Insane amount of money on tuning a car

Tuning your cars for optimal performance has always been an integral part of the Gran Turismo experience, and GT5 is no different. To tune a car, you'll need to visit the Tuning Shop (go figure) from your GT Life Home Screen.

To earn this trophy, you need to spend a cumulative total of 500,000 credits tuning your cars. There's no real need to keep track of this, as you'll easily spend that much in tuning before you get a fraction of the way through the game.

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Race Ready
Perform Racing Modifications on one of your cars

Racing modifications are only available for certain Premium Cars (see spoiler below), and you perform them in the GT Auto Car Maintenance & Service section of your GT Life home screen. Once you have enough credits, enter the Racing Modifications section of that menu, purchase and equip a racing modification package for your car to earn this trophy.

Note: If you want to get this out of the way early without actually spending the money, purchase and equip the modification, but don't leave that screen. Instead, quit via the XMB (by pressing ) as soon as the trophy pops, so that the game won't save the modification.

As of now, the only cars confirmed to have racing modifications available are:

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Dream Drifter
Get 10,000 points or more in a Sector Mode Drift Trial

You can find Drift Trials in Arcade Mode. Each contains sections through which you want to drift (controlled sideways slide) as much as possible to earn points. The longer you can hold your drift through each section, the more points you'll get, but you have to be careful, because if you hit the side of the track too hard or spin too far around, you'll lose whatever points you had earned in that section.

The Charmonix Main tack seems to be the best option for earning this trophy - if you can master the first section, you can get most of your points (6000+) there and then you just have to be passable in the last four to finish it off. The Ford Focus RS WRC 07 '08 seems to be the best car for this challenge.

For general tips on becoming a better drifter, check out this very good post by G-Rey.

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Data Analyst
Analyze your performance using the Data Logger

The easiest way to get this trophy is go to into a Time Trial in the Arcade section, make sure you've raced at least two valid laps (wait until you see the "ghost" for your best lap and then do two more without wrecking - you'll see a message on the left side of the screen if you invalidate a lap), then exit out of the race. Access the Data Logger from the menu at the bottom of the post-race screen and this easy trophy will be yours.

To save time, you can do this right after earning Human Stopwatch (see below).

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Driving Music
Use the Personal BGM function, and go for a drive while listening to your favorite songs

This is one of the easiest (and, probably, earliest) trophies you'll earn.

If you don't already have any .mp3 files saved on your PS3's hard drive, copy one from your PC to your PS3 using a thumb drive and then enter the Background Music (BGM) utility to add it to your custom soundtrack for the game. To do this, simply go into the Options menu, scroll down to Hardware and then over to Audio, then scroll down to the Personal BGM section. Click on the circle next to "Select Personal BGM (Race), choose a song, and then check the box for Enable Personal BGM (Race). Once you do, the trophy is yours.

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Beyond the Autobahn
Drive 12,718km in total – the length of all Germany΄s Autobahns combined

This trophy is pretty self-explanatory - you just need to drive a lot to get it. You can check your progress by clicking on "Profile" on the left side of the home screen.

The "good news" is that you'll unlock this during the course of your career as you're working toward the other trophies, and all of your driving (A-Spec, B-Spec, Practice and Arcade) counts, even if you quit a race before the end, so there's no need to go out of your way for it.

For those of you who are metrically-challenged, 12,718 kilometers equates to approximately 7,903 miles, or 3,161 laps around Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Note: This trophy may not pop at exactly 12,718km/7,903mi, but it should come shortly thereafter. Just keep driving and make sure you go back to the GT Life screen after each race.

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Car Collector
Fill your Garage with 1000 cars

As of the game's release there are 1,031 different cars included, but fear not - you do not need to own 1,000 unique cars to earn this trophy. You can buy the same car multiple times, so if you get to a point where you have money to burn and want to try to knock this trophy out, you can buy Karts (5,000 credits each) from the Gran Turismo section of the dealership until you reach 1,000 cars. Check the number of cars you own at any time by clicking on "Profile" on the left hand navigation of your GT Mode Home Screen. Obviously, it makes sense to wait to try for this trophy until after you have earned Multi-Millionaire (see below).

In fact, you'll want to make this the last trophy you earn so that you get as many cars as you can through the natural progression of the game. Having to sit through the buying process several hundred times in a row will take a looong time and will bore you to the point of insanity.

There are two main types of cars in Gran Turismo 5: Premium Cars (about 200) and Standard Cars (about 800). The main difference between the two is that the Premium Cars include detailed modeling not only of the exterior, but of the interior as well, so they'll provide a more immersive experience for those of you that prefer the 1st person driving view. Premium Cars also feature more in depth damage physics and include high and low beam headlights, so if you ever wanted the chance to flash the guy who just cut you off on the track, now is your chance.

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Multi-Millionaire
Possess an Insane amount of money

As you progress through the game, you'll earn credits for competing in races and events. Not surprisingly, the better you do, the more money you'll earn.

To get this trophy to pop, you'll need to have 10,000,000 credits in your possession at some point during your career, rather than this being a cumulative amount that includes money you have already spent. Of course, you'll need to spend money to get the cars and modifications you'll need to do well in the game, so this may be one you want to forget about for a while, so that you can concentrate on other things. Once you do get around to trying for this one, look for high dollar A-Spec races that can be completed in a short period of time, such as "Like the Wind" in the Extreme Series (unlocks at level 21), or the American Championship race at Daytona. The seasonal events also give a huge amount of cash, even after you buy the car you need and tune it up a bit.

You can see how many credits you currently have at the top of your GT Mode Home Screen or by clicking on "Profile" on the left side of the home screen, and like so many other trophies in this game, it will not pop until you return to your Home Screen after earning your 10 million.

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Old-Timer
Acquire a car manufactured in 1959 or earlier

As the description says, you'll need to unlock or purchase a car manufactured before 1960 to unlock this trophy.

If you are lucky enough to find it, there is a 2CV Type A '54 that also has enough km on it to earn Maximum Mileage and is only 11,905 credits in the Used Car Dealership, but mileage amounts seem to vary on used cars, so the same car may not work for both trophies all the time.

Note 1: You can quit via the XMB right after purchasing this car (wait for the trophy to pop but don't do anything else) if you don't want to actually spend any credits on it at this point.

Note 2: The selection at the Used Car Dealer changes with each visit, as does the mileage on the cars there, so if you don't see a car that meets your needs, check back later.

Note 3: If you can't find the 2CV Type A '54 or another suitable car in the dealership, you can get a cars that will satisfy the requirements for this trophy by winning the World Car Classic Series or the Tous France Championnat.

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Half a Century of Cars
Own at least one car each from the ΄60s, ΄70s, ΄80s, ΄90s and ΄00s

You will have to unlock or purchase at least one car manufactured in each of the listed decades to unlock this trophy. You will undoubtedly get this as you progress through the game and work toward Car Collector, but those of you who are anxious to get this out of the way early can keep scanning the Used Car Dealership for low cost cars from each decade. You will also win cars from different decades early on in the game, though, so it's best just to wait a bit until you only need one or two decades before spending credits on any just for this trophy.

Alternately, you can trade cars with other users in the Car Trading Thread to help with this trophy.

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Maximum Mileage
Buy a used car with 300,000km or more travel distance

You'll simply need to visit the Used Car Dealer purchase a used car that has been around the block enough times to total 300,000 km (186,411 mi) to unlock this trophy.

If you're lucky enough to find it, there is a 2CV Type A '54, which is also old enough to earn Old-Timer and is only 11,905 credits in the Used Car Dealership, but mileage amounts can vary on used cars, so you may have to find another car with 300,000 km and get the two trophies separately.

Note 1: You can quit via the XMB right after purchasing this car (wait for the trophy to pop but don't do anything else) if you don't want to actually spend any credits on it at this point.

Note 2: The selection at the Used Car Dealer changes with each visit, so if you don't see a car that meets your needs, check back later.

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High Roller
Bought a seriously expensive car

This trophy requires you to visit the Car Dealer and purchase a car worth at least 100,000 credits.

You will earn this one on your way to Car Collector, but if you want to get it out of the way early, visit one of the dealerships once you have amassed enough credits, purchase a car and then quit via the XMB by pressing the button before exiting the dealership so that it won't save (unless you want to keep the car you've purchased).

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Sky-High Roller
Buy an insanely expensive car

This trophy requires you to visit the Car Dealer and purchase a car worth at least 1,000,000 credits.

You will likely earn this one on your way to Car Collector, but if you want to get it out of the way early, visit one of the dealerships once you have amassed enough credits, purchase a car and then quit via the XMB by pressing the button before exiting the dealership so that it won't save (especially if you haven't gotten Multi-Millionaire yet).

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Speed Demon
Achieve a speed of 300km/h

Just drive fast, baby. The first time you hop in a car and get it up to 300 km/h (186 mph), you will earn this trophy.

You can earn this trophy very easily in arcade mode, right from the beginning of the game. Load up Daytona (in the "World" section) and use either of the NASCAR cars (Gordon or Earnhardt). Since you pretty much floor it all the way around this track, you'll get up to 300 km/h easily.

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111 Meters a Second
Achieve a speed of 400km/h

Just like Speed Demon above, the only thing you have to do to earn this trophy is to drive really fast. 400 km/h is about 246 mph. Unlike Speed Demon, though, it will be a while before you have a car capable of reaching this speed.

Your best bet is to buy (or win) one of the high end race cars - preferably something that has 900+ base HP - and then tune it up a bit to increase its power. Once you have done that, head over to one of the tracks with extremely long straightaways (like Special Stage 7 or Circuit de la Sarthe 2009 with no chicanes) and just let it loose.

If you don't want to spend the money for one of those high end cars and/or want to get this out of the way early, the Bugatti Veyron '09 that you get for winning the Gran Turismo World Championship in the Professional Series (available at Level 14) can reach 400 km/h with some tuning, and some lower HP cars may be able to reach a high enough speed with a customized transmission at its highest speed setting.

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Within One Hundredth!
Win a race by a margin of 0.01 seconds or less

The easiest place to earn this trophy is in the very first event in the Jeff Gordon NASCAR School (unlocks at Level 2). You do a very short segment of the Tri-Oval at Daytona, where your goal is to pass the driver in front of you. Simply stay right next to him as you cross the line, and as long as you win and the gap is less than .01 seconds, you'll get this trophy. It may take you several tries, but they go very quickly.

Alternate method: If you have two controllers, load up a 2P battle in Arcade Mode, race both cars and park them just before the finish line, then push the accelerator on both controllers at exactly the same time. You could do this in conjunction with Arch Rivals below.

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Arch Rivals
Achieve a one-two finish in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X and a Subaru IMPREZA WRX STI (Must be the Lancer Evolution X GSR P.P. '07, and either the IMPREZA WRX STI '07 or the IMPREZA Sedan WRX STI '10.)

Since both of these cars are available in Arcade Mode, you can get this trophy there by entering a 2P Battle with one player in the Lancer and the other in the IMPREZA. Select the first car, and then select the second by holding the button and going to Controller Settings > Reassign Controller to change the controller to #2. Once both cars are selected and showing as ready, the race will start, and it doesn't matter which one you actually race, as long as you finish with one of them.

Obviously, if you have two controllers and/or are actually playing with another person in the room, you don't need to bother with changing the controller assignment.

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Dream Race
Win the ultimate three-way showdown between a Ford Mark IV Race Car, a Ferrari 330 P4, and the Jaguar XJ13

In Gran Turismo 5, you'll have the chance to recreate "the race that never was" between three rival cars developed in the late 1960's. Compete in and win this historic race to earn this trophy. For more information on the story behind this trophy, check out this article.

It will be a while before you can earn this trophy, as these cars are not available in Arcade mode from the start and they cost 20,000,000 Credits EACH to buy, but once you do get your hands one one of these three cars, just take it into the Historic Racing Car Cup (unlocks at Level 16) in the Expert Series - winning a race there with one of the three will do the trick.

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GT-R Official Record
Achieve a time of 7΄29.03 on Nurburgring Nordshleife in a Nissan GT-R 07. The record must be achieved in a Time Trial in the Arcade mode version of the car with tires of Sports Hard grade or lower equipped.

Nurburgring Nordschleife is not unlocked for use in Arcade Mode until you complete the Intermediate Level of the AMG Driving Academy special event.

Once you do that, you can go for this trophy, since the GT-R is available in arcade mode from the start of the game. Don't forget to equip the Sports Hard tires before beginning the race, and from there the key is just going to be practice, practice, practice...

If you want to see what a record lap looks like, check out this video:

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Human Stopwatch
Complete three consecutive laps with times within 0.2 seconds of the Best Lap Time

This trophy is actually a lot easier than it sounds.

Go into Arcade mode and load up a Time Trial on Daytona, using one of the NASCAR cars. All you have to do is floor it all the way around the track (ignore the braking indicators) and follow the line. Once you establish a best lap, you'll have a "ghost" car to help show you where you need to be to match or beat your best time. Just be consistent and make sure you don't get too far behind or in front of the ghost car, and as soon as you finish three laps in a row that are all within 0.2 seconds (higher or lower) of your best lap, the trophy will pop.

Alternate method: If you have problems with method above, another good option is to use a Kart (you'll have to set it as a favorite first) at Indianapolis, again in a Time Trial. Follow the line exactly and you should be able to be extremely consistent.

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A Star is Born
Train a B-Spec driver up to Class 30 or above

Work your way through B-Spec mode to the point that your driver reaches the level of Class 30 to earn this trophy. This Class Level is for one driver, rather than your overall B-Spec level, which is a total of all of your B-Spec drivers' experience. Check your progress toward this trophy on the Driver List screen - each driver will have his own Class Level listed right under the helmet icon in his profile.

See Expert Manager above for more information.

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The Air of Experience
Raise a B-Spec driver to the peak of his career

This trophy is also based on the experience of one B-Spec driver rather than all of your drivers in total (see A Star is Born above). On the driver profile mentioned above, there is an Experience bar (or Career, depending on your version) that fills as your driver progresses, and you need to fill that bar to earn this trophy.

Filling this bar requires your driver to be active for 500 in-game days, and each race is one day in the game. Keep progressing your driver normally while working toward the level trophies and Gold Standard, and then if you find that you're still short of earning this trophy, play some of the early events in the Beginner Series (Sunday Cup is probably your best bet) multiple times until you get there.

Note: Remote races do not appear to have any affect on this trophy, so be aware that you will have to do 500 in-game days, on your console, with one driver to get it.

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Colorful
Collect 256 paint colors

You acquire paint colors by purchasing or unlocking cars in those colors, or by winning events that give you paint colors as prizes. Once you acquire a total of 256 different paint colors, this trophy will be yours. Since you have to have 256 unique colors, you'll want to make sure that you don't buy cars in colors that you already have in your collection. If you want to buy a new car and it has paint colors you already have as options, choose a different color and then spend a few credits to repaint it instead.

You can check your progress on the "Items" page, which is accessed via the left hand navigation on your GT Life Home Screen, but keep in mind that you may have multiple items in the same color, so it's likely that you won't unlock this trophy until that number is more than 256.

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Penniless
Spend every last Credit you have

To earn this trophy, you need to find things to buy that will completely empty your wallet of money.

The best way to earn this trophy is to make it the first thing you do when you fire up the game:
  1. Set up your GT Life profile and then go to the Dealership to purchase the Mazda Eunos Roadster J-Limited 1991 for 19,000.
  2. Go to the engine section of the Tuning Shop purchase the ECU Tuning in the bottom right corner for 1,000.
  3. Exit out to your GT Life screen, and the trophy should pop.


Note 1: You can delete your save data (not GAME DATA!) and start over after doing this if you don't want to start with this car.

Note 2: Since save files are not copy protected after update 1.05, if you miss this at the beginning of the game, you can copy your save file to a USB drive, delete it off of your system, follow the steps above and then restore your save file from the USB drive to your PS3.

Alternative method: The game will not allow you to have more than 20,000,000 credits in your possession at one time, so if you miss this early on and don't want to take any chances messing around with your save file, just wait until you get to 20,000,000 and buy one of the cars that sell for that price. Of course, you can still use the trick of quitting via the XMB right after if you don't actually want to waste all of your credits in one shot like that.

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Watch Out for Falling Objects
Make a part of your car fall off while driving

To earn this trophy you'll need to compete in a race with a Premium Car (Standard Cars don't have damage physics that include panels coming off), and just run into everything you can find until a piece comes off. Rally Cars in particular seem to be the best option since they have doors that open and fall off if you beat them up enough.

Go into Arcade mode (Advanced) on the Eiger Nordwand K Trail and use the Focus RS WRC 07 '08. It will take a lot of banging with walls, fences and other cars, but eventually the door will fall off and the trophy will pop.

Alternately, you can take your rally car to a speedway like Daytona, turn around and run into the traffic coming toward you, or head over to Monza and use the handy method shown in this video:

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Rollover
Total a car by flipping it over

To earn this trophy, you actually have to have your car flip over and come to a stop upside down or on its side, so that it disappears and respawns right side up. If it keeps going and lands back on its wheels, it doesn't count.

The most consistent place to get your car to rollover is in Arcade Mode, at Circuit de la Sarthe, using the Pagini Zonda or another high end race car. Just go flat out until you reach the very end of the straightaway (where it comes to a point) and drive straight through the curve. Once you hit the wall, it should send your car straight up in the air, causing it to land on its side or top.

If you have trouble with that, there is also a very easy place to get it right after (or right before, depending on which way you're taking the track) the Start/Finish line on Trial Mountain. Check out the video in the spoiler to see how it's done:

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Take Your Honda Home
Take a photo of a Honda passing in front of the Honda head office on the Tokyo R246 track

To get pictures of cars in certain places during a race, you need to access Photo Mode. To get there, choose "Replay" from the post-race menu screen, then as you're watching the replay, hit to pause the replay when the car is in the position in which you want to photograph it, and then click on Photo Mode on the bottom right of the screen .

For this trophy, go into Arcade mode and choose the Tokyo R246 track from the City menu, then choose the Honda CR-Z '10 (you can use any Honda you have unlocked or purchased, but that one is available from the start of the game). Run the entire race, then watch the replay. The building you're looking for is on the left side of the track, exactly even with the exit from the pits on the right. It has a rounded corner facing you, with two pillars in front of the doors. Snap a picture of your car with that building in the background, and another trophy is in the books.

Here's a picture of the building in real life to help you pick it out:

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Picture Exclusive
Take a picture of a special someone as he stands in Kyoto's Gion district

Once you have purchased a premium car, you can enter Photo Travel mode from your GT Life home screen.

Kyoto - Gion is the first option available for a location in this mode. Choose it, then choose camera position 1 and car position C. Look to the left, and you'll see a man dressed all in white standing on a bridge. Move the camera around so that it's to his right and slightly in front of him, zoom in and hit to make sure the image is focused, then snap the shot when he turns to look at you. If you get a good quality shot of his face, you will get this trophy - you can't just randomly snap a picture of him from any angle.

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Portraitist
Take a portrait of a solitary lady who appears on the Marktgasse in Bern

Just like Picture Exclusive above, you'll want to enter Photo Travel mode, but this time you'll choose the Bern - Market Square location.

Choose camera location 2 and car position B, and you'll see a woman with blonde hair sitting alone, talking on her cell phone right behind your car. Once again, you'll want to get a good close up shot of her to earn this trophy.


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Special thanks to G-Rey, HIT2MAN, Notpig53, richlids, Xaiostick, myst3rial, Ruskigt, Peden, Herkfixer, Matticus 182, I-Reaped-U, PandaZombies, Xargok, Gokussjin, PFirefly and GregD91 for their help in the development of this guide.



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