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GRAN TURISMO 2 ABOUT
I am eternally grateful to Polyphony Digital for making this game. Want to know why? I'll tell you why. It's almost guaranteed to be 98.2% (wee in-joke in regards to game completion there...) because of this game that i now love Nissan Skylines (in games and real-life). Before this game came along i don't think i'd even heard of Skylines, or any cars! I used to think that our grandparents 1980 Toyota Corona was really modern and awesome - which it prolly was at the time - and that Toyota Cynos coupes were sports cars... Yeah - i was that bad. *hangs head in shame*

But anyway, i still remember what my first car was in the game - it was an R32 Skyline (not sure which model, possibly the GTS-25, GTS-t or GTS-4). There are more than enough cars to go around if Skylines aren't your thing. Well over 500 to be exact in a mix of American, British, Japanese, Italian and German manufacturers (and more of course, i just don't feel like listing them all here because then the car list page would be pointless).

It goes without saying that with cars you need a place to drive them. Unless you want them to be a garage queen. There should be a law against that.
Around about 29 tracks are available for racing on resulting in no shortage of places to test the limits of you and your car. There are plenty of races to do too as well as manufacturer specific races and licence tests. If you fail a licence test, then it won't be won.

RACES

New to Gran Turismo at the time, rally races made a welcome entrance and the handling of the cars around these slippery surfaces was surprisingly good. Even part of the mighty Pikes Peak hillclimb was included which basically involved you racing up, and up, and up, und up until you reached the top. Unless you chose to race down it. Then there would be no point going up would there? Apart from the view. If it's not cloudy.

There are an awful lot of races to do in GT2, enough to keep you going for quite a while. Once you have done all the endurance races, single races, rally races and completed the Gran Turismo World Championship then don't go thinking that that is it. Yeah, thats right - 'But wait, there's more".

You still have to do all the manufacturer races (by no means is this a chore either), which can only be accessed by going into the actual manufacturer (where you buy the cars) and entering any races in there. Such as a Nissan Skyline GT-R race under Nissan or a race against five other Chevrolet Corvette's under Chevrolet, etcetera, etcetera. Etcetera isn't yet a car manufacturer though.

If you do all that then you still have the Event Generator (it should be in every Gran Turismo, Polyphony!!!) which chooses the AI and a track which would be most suited to the car you are currently in. The closest racing in all of Gran Turismo can be found in here. It's a massive shame they didn't include this in subsequent games. MASSIVE! *insert sad face here* *and here too*

*and another here to truely represent my feelings*

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CARS

You'll find about 594 cars in Gran Turismo 2. All of them driveable of course (if you're old enough to drive that is). Each of them have a different car sound and more than a few sound a lot like they do in person (because naturally i've heard every single one of them in real life, i'm just that lucky). Well, at the time they did.
It shows that PD really did record each car sound in real life and used it for that same car in the game. All the cars are extremely well designed and none of them look out of proportion (which stands to this day...).

Nearly every car imaginable (at the time, because people had limited imaginations back then) is in the game.

From the Nissan Skyline GTS-4, Dodge Viper RT/10, Fiat 500R, Toyota GT-One LM Race Car, TVR Chimera, cute wee Daihatsu Midget to the downright powerful Suzuki Cultis and Escudo Pikes Peak Race Cars, to the almighty TVR Speed 12 where keeping it on the road was much more of a challenge then winning the race!
Then there are the rarities like the Venturi Atlantique 300 and Vector M12, and a wide variety of RuF models. Some of the greatest cars in GT2 have never been seen in a GT game again... *cue X-Files music*

There are 30 of them below but if you want to check out the whole lot then click here. But be warned, there are cars listed on that page.
- Acura Integra SiR-G
- Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0 TS 16V
- Alfa Romeo 155 Touring Car [race car]
- BMW 740i Sedan
- Chevrolet Camaro Z28 30th Anniversary
- Citroen Xantia 3.0I V6 Exclusive
- Dodge Charger
- Ford Mustang GT
- Jaguar XK180
- Lotus Europa
- Mazda Familia S-Wagon Sport 20
- Mazda Savanna RX-7 GT-Turbo
- Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
- Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI GSR
- Nissan 240Z
- Nissan Skyline GTS-25 Type S (R32)
- Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)
- Opel Vectra 2.0 16V
- Peugeot 406 3.0 V6 Coupe
- Plymouth Road Runner Superbird
- RUF BTR Type 2
- RUF Turbo R
- Subaru Legacy Touring Sedan RS
- Toyota Aristo S300
- Toyota Starlet 3 door Turbo S
- Vector M12
- Venturi Atlantique 300
- Venturi Atlantique 600 LM '95 [race car]
- Volkswagen Golf IV 2.3 V5
- Volkswagen New Beetle GT

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TRACKS

Twenty-nine tracks live inside the GT2 CD and if you include the reverse versions for most of them then you're talking about 50 plus tracks. See, that proves that i paid attention in maths class.
They range from real locations like Grindelwald, Seattle and Rome to made up tracks called Green Forest, Midfield Raceway, Clubman Stage Route 5, Red Rock Valley Speedway, Smokey Mountain South and more. They kinda sound like real names too, don't they?

If you're a go-kart racer in real life then you will like racing around Motorsports Land. This wee thing is basically a go-cart track but wide enough to fit at least two cars side by side. It is an extremely tight course and for some corners you nearly have to stop to get around them. People have been spotted doing eighteen point turns on some corners, just to get around (and thats in an old Mini Cooper!)
Sub-30 second lap times are still possible though. Sadly this track has never been in another GT game since, neither has Red Rock Valley Speedway, Tahiti Road, Green Forest Roadway or Pikes Peak (among others). Maybe they fell out of the CD onto the floor.

For more information on the tracks please click here.

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