Gran Turismo 6: Red Bull X Challenge goes live today

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Hello everyone. I hope you’re enjoying your time on Gran Turismo 6.
Entering fully into the festive spirit of the season, the maker of Gran Turismo, Polyphony Digital, has revealed a new update available from today, 18th December. Included in the update will be two new Red Bull cars and the Red Bull X Challenge, an innovative collaboration with Infiniti Red Bull Racing that includes 2013 Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel mentoring players in the art of driving an authentic formula car.


Owners of GT6 will have the opportunity to select the first two of four new Red Bull cars. The ‘Red Bull Racing Kart’ and ‘Red Bull X2014 Junior’ will arrive in dealerships in-game via the update, while the Red Bull X2014 ‘Standard’ and ‘Fan’ cars can be expected to join them at a later stage. All of the new Red Bull X2014 cars have been designed for GT6 in conjunction with Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s legendary Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey.
Here’s what Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital, had to say of the special event:
“We are very grateful to Adrian Newey, Sebastian Vettel and Infiniti Red Bull Racing for providing this special gift for Gran Turismo fans. To be taught how to drive downforce cars by the best racing driver in the world is very special and the new Red Bull X2014 cars are another exciting addition to Gran Turismo 6. This is the latest update for the game and there are more to come.”


A second phase of the Red Bull X Challenge, along with the other two Red Bull cars, will be made available in a future update for GT6. Meanwhile, the other elements included in this latest Update 1.02 include:
Consecutive Login Bonus
When you login online for consecutive days, a bonus to all credits awards will accrue up to a potential 200% bonus on the 5th day. Be sure to login everyday to earn more credits!
Entry requirements for Seasonal Events lowered
Players will only require a National B licence in order to participate in Seasonal Events and, for a limited time, there will be unique special events that will reward cars as prizes, so don’t miss this opportunity and remember to login online!
Bonus Events within Seasonal Events
Two new Seasonal Events will run from 20 December 2013 to 17 January 2014 and 02 January to 30 January 2014. These unique events to mark the seasonal holidays and the New Year will feature special bonus credits.
Credits earned in Career Mode increased


Finally, as a bonus to players who participated in GT Academy 2013 – this update will provide a very special gift, the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 N24 as raced by Yamauchi-san himself at this year’s Nurburgring 24H race.
There’s lots more news to come on Gran Turismo 6, so keep your eyes on and here on PlayStation Blog for more news.

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