Kaz Yamauchi on Twitter says to expect the following:
1. Simplified interior view added to all standard cars. 2. User control of the weather change feature. 3. A setting sheet feature allowing you to save multiple car settings. 4. Spec 2.0 opening movie. 5. Improved UI response and usability. 6. Replay fast-forward/rewind. 7. Mid-race save feature for endurance races. 8. Expanded online lounge features (Narrowing down car types, shuffle races)... 9. Expansion of the B-Spec remote race you can play from GT.com (a graph display now shows changes in race rankings.) 10. Expanded Photo travel features / You can now take photos of cars together with your avatar... 11. Added a “NASCAR Pit Scene” stage to Photo Travel. 12. Added eleven 2011 model NASCAR cars. 13. Added the Nissan GT-R N24 Shulze Motor Sport. 14. Improved physics and AI. 15. Support for the Logitec G25/G27 Steering wheel.
Ah ha, snap! Those Prodrive wheels are one of the better sets available.
Another thing annoyed me ant the weekend. While I could put a set or Rays TE37s on the Lancia, I couldn't do the same for the Lancer Evo for the Japan 90's Timetrial. Just give me all the wheels for all the cars, damnit! Though the time trial itself was a lot of fun, comfort soft tyres were much better than I thought they would be, just enough grip to keep you on your toes, especially in 4WD.
Nope, it's DLC, we'll have to wait unitl October 18th, and it'll cost you!
So PS3 owning racing fans have been eagerly awaiting the Spec 2.0 update, but what about the DLC that has been promised? Well, the US Gran Turismo site has gone live with more information, including pricing – it’s a little predictable, but at least we’re now getting SPA.
The Course Pack ($4.99) will contain two tracks, with five layouts. It includes SPA-Francorchamps (with weather effects) and Kart Space layouts I and II (each layout supports normal and reverse).
The Racing Car Pack ($7.99) has 15 new cars, including the new model of the Red Bull X2011. There is also a lineup of specially tuned touring cars and three new racing karts.
The Racing Gear Pack ($2.99) contains helmets and racing suits of 8 famous WRC and NASCAR drivers, 12 helmets and suits in all. In addition there is the Official Gran Turismo helmet, and new gear from Alpinestars and Simpson.
The Paint Pack ($1.99) contains 100 new colors spread across 10 different themes.
The Complete Pack has everything above for $11.99.
All packs are due out on October 18th, although you must have downloaded Spec 2.0 which went live overnight (with a hefty download of over a GB). The new version features a brand new intro which requires a further download (YouTube link below) and some lovely new fixes.
They want you to log in on consecutive days to get the 200% bonueses. Posted this on Octane and PH, might as well show them here as well, I think it's gas that they are charging for paint chips you could get with FM3 gt_chrome