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    Stefan L

    So then, since I did this for GT5, and I’m playing through the game anyway, I might as well do it again, right?

    With a lot in common with GT5, some of the same tips and tricks will still work, but, since the shift over in the forums a lot of that has been lost.

    My biggest tip right now is to not buy any new cars until you actually need them to compete in a championship, and aiming to earn all stars in a given tier, win gold in all the mission races and, not just complete, but also earn gold for the license tests.

    Make sure you apply the best tyres you are allowed, and you’ll absolutely breeze past the competition early on.

    I’ll create a spreadsheet of unlocks shortly, but do it in such a way that you can avoid spoilers as to when you win things, so you simply know that you will unlock a specific car and that you might like to spend your hard earned cash elsewhere.

    Stefan L

    My early list of cars that you should not buy, because you’ll unlock them in due course, by completing all license to gold standard, Mission races to gold standard and earning half/all of the stars in any given tier of races:

    In alphabetical order:

    Acura NSX ‘91
    BMW Concept 1 Series tii ‘07
    Ferrari 430 Scuderia ‘07
    GT Racing Kart Jr.
    High End Performance G37
    Honda S2000 ‘06
    KTM X-BOW Street ‘12
    Lancia DELTA HF Integrale Evoluzione ‘91
    Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Coupe Dynamic ‘13
    Lotus Elise Race Car ‘96
    Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG (R230) ‘02
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI GSR T.M. Edition Special Color Package ‘99
    Renault Sport Clio R.S. ‘11
    Volkswagen Scirocco R ‘10


    Managed to complete all of the licenses up to and including the final S-Class to Gold standard without buying a single car apart from the initial car that you need for the first race in novice.
    I only had to use one of the pre-order bonus precision/torque pack cars for the championship that unlocks the S-License…just the Pagani Huayra 15th anniversary car, Other than that I was using prize cars that I’d won as I went along!
    That said, anyone without the pre-order bonus car pack would have earned enough credit by this time to buy a suitable car.
    I haven’t even achieved the “Purchase your second car” trophy yet haha!


    Great list and tips so far. Here’s my 2 pence worth:

    Money is scarce, but now a value is given to every car in the game for re-sale (so far anyway). So, if you are struggling to save up for a shiny car (I need 2 million credits for a LeMans car to enter a series) then pillage your collection. Some of the prize cars I had won were worth 300,000 alone so it pays to have a look! This wasn’t the case in GT5, where you weren’t able to sell a lot of the cars, and reminds me of the early days of GT.

    The One-Make races offer little reward and I would avoid unless you happen to have a correct car in your garage already. If you don’t, it is worth saving your pennies for something else.

    Go grab your free VisionGT Mercedes as soon as possible! A quick car for no credits!


    Also, for those Trophy hunting, the game seems very straight forward. Below I have written how I got a few of the more difficult imaginary shiny mementos of joy:

    Bronze | Serious Collector | Build up a collection of 50 cars.
    Bronze | Fanatical Collector | Build up a collection of 100 cars.

    There was a shed load of pre-order car bonuses, meaning you could have almost 50 before you start playing. Car packs were even given away through O2 Priority Moments. These “15th Anniversary Cars” do not count towards these trophies however, so watch out! You need to actually get 50/100 cars through purchasing in game or receiving prize cars for winning races.

    Bronze | Dedicated Follower of Fashion | Build up a collection of 20 racing suits and helmets.

    The wording of this trophy is accurate, but at first glance a little confusing. Possibly. To clarify, you simply need to own 20 items, be that suits and/or helmets combined. It doesn’t have to be 20 race suits for example, which can get rather pricey!

    Bronze | Who’s Laughing Now? | Go into the final round of a Championship in third place or lower, and emerge as overall champion.

    What a swine. I would be extremely surprised if anyone managed this by chance. It’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll have to orchestrate this one. I did it by re-visiting the Novice Championship in the very first block of events. In a tuned Toyota GT86 that was clearly quicker than the other cars, I won the first race. Then I finished last in the second race. This left me 3rd in the points. Going into the 3rd and final race (2 laps, Brands Hatch GP) you have to win the race and make sure that car leading the championship finishes last (6th) and the car in second place in the standings finishes 5th. In other words, ram them off the road. It’s only a 2 lap race, but you have plenty of time thanks to the AI being so slow. I may even help to write down the standings and points situation. Only a Bronze? Pah!

    Bronze | Three Miraculous Laps | Record a lap time that’s within 0.2 seconds of the best lap time for three consecutive laps.

    Another one where you’d have to be mighty lucky (or supremely talented) to grab without trying. Personally, I visited the Brand Hatch Indy circuit, one of the shortest in the game. I set up a Time Trial in a slow Alfa-Romeo Mito and made sure that the Time Trial Ghost Car (that shows on screen your quickest lap) was switched on. On the first lap I drove normally, until the final corner, where I backed off a bit. Then for the next few laps, all I had to do was stay either just in-front or behind of said ghost. Simple, but a faff.

    Bronze | One-Make Wonder Win | Come from behind to win right at the finish line of a one-make race.

    It looks simple, but is actually quite vague in it’s description. At some point in the game, you are gifted a BMW 1-Series Ti. Tune this and enter in the One Make event for BMW 1-Series cars. The race is incredibly easy, so mess about. On the final lap, going into the final chicane (Nurburgring GP), make sure you are on the rear bumper of the leader and the same around the final corner. Upon exiting the final corner, blast past to take the win. Ta-dah!

    Bronze | Hidden Gem | Bump into the tyres painted GT6 blue that sit by the side of one of the tracks.

    Go to Time Trial, World Tracks, Bathurst (Mount Panorama). When you go to the track, it starts you just before the final corner. Instead of going left where the track goes on the final turn, turn right in the opposite direction. There’s a road with a couple of walls. Behind the first wall is said stack of tyres. Drive into them. Wait for the Trophy to pop. If it helps locating them, there’s a big sign for dog food nearby.


    Well I got as far as I could without buying any cars apart from the initial car that’s needed for the novice race. Managed 546 stars, all licences and all missions to gold but then I had to succumb and buy karts to get all of the 573 stars with all prize cars available and complete the career.
    Soooo, after that went on a spending spree to buy some of my favourite cars and blow the bank. Bought..

    Xanavi Nismo GTR
    Focus WRC rally
    Toyota Minolta
    Abarth 500
    Type 2 Dub
    Megane & Clio trophy
    Focus ST
    Audi TT touring car
    458 Italia
    ….and a few other less meaty models to fill out the forecourt, needless to say all of my prize money is now gone!! :P


    Wow Freeze, you’ve got all stars in the game?!


    Yeah, easy enough apart from those awesome twitchy little shifter karts lol.
    Progress so far….

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    Stefan L

    Crazy stuff, Freeze. I’m gradually churning my way through too. :)

    I did the Who’s Laughing trophy in the Dream Car Championship with my 908 FAP.

    First time I tried it, I went up against a BMW V12 and the Mazda 787B, accidentally quit the first race, and ended up 35 points behind the leader going into the final race, in 3rd. Unfortunately it didn’t pan out, as I needed the BMW fail, and it came 2nd. I’d just needed to get some points in that first race, and to not spin out in the second!

    After that, the champs kept throwing the an LMP1 car with some AMG Merc or other. So I hatched a cunning, cunning plan over the 5 races.

    Race 1 at Motegi, hold up the BMW so the AMG can win, the Beemer in 3rd, me 2nd.

    Race 2 or 3, come home in 8th, for 15 points, while the BMW and AMG are 1st and 2nd respectively.

    Win all of the other races, and you’ll be 20 points behind the leader and 5 behind 2nd going into the final race at Nurburgring. Lets face it, the AI can’t handle all those turns, so you’ll win by minutes, and the trophy will pling.


    Ha, brilliant Teflon! What a crazy trophy! I agree too, the AI really can’t do the Nurburgring, worse even than GT5 possibly!

    The track is also somehow even more challenging. It’s been re-profiled in areas and the new physics mean you can feel every bump affecting the car now. Manorhowze will hate it!

    I’d also like to point out, I got the Trophy for winning a race with little fuel left by simply running out of fuel while leading and then quitting the race. Completely by accident. Not sure if that is a glitch that can be replicated. I was doing the 24minute of LeMans and simply didn’t pit.

    @Freeze – You’ve got all the stars, yet why the 94% not 100%? Also, that is double to miles I have done so far, insane!


    @Tef Nice strategy, I used the novice champ method as pointed out by Tom, really easy and works first attempt.

    A tip for anyone that needs the 0.01 second win, arcade race, 1 lap Daytona Oval beginner AI. Use the bonnet cam and drive level alongside the leaders leftside on the home straight (slight bend) and just dab the throttle almost on the line….really tiny gap.

    @Tom Coffee break challenges and One-make races all count towards 100% game progress but neither have stars as prizes only cups and credits to be won. I’ve not fully completed those to gold cup standard yet….not far off mind, game progress is at 98% now.

    Stefan L

    My way was much more fun to strategise, plan and execute ;-)

    I have noticed that hopping the kerbs on Nurburgring leads to more severe airtime, I think. Though this could also just be the cars I’ve been using. The Mission Race round the full ring is particularly brutal!

    Not got any prize cars from Coffee Break or One-Make races, I don’t think…


    Ah yes, that last Mission race in the GT40. For me, the toughest challenge. I had to restart so many times! No prize cars for the One-Makes, Missions nor Coffee Breaks, even for Gold on all.


    One thing I’d like to say is that despite getting 100% and doing the 4 Seasonal events, I still don’t have enough Credits to buy the cars I’d like or tune random cars up. I think the lean amount of credits handed out is quite good for career progression as it adds an extra dimension of difficulty the AI simply cannot offer.

    But now I’m finished, I have zero incentive to re-do races to earn enough credits to play around a little. I’m hoping further events alongside the Seasonals are added in future updates.


    Shame that no multi-screens is supported …yet?

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