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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gran Turismo 6 - All we know so far.


The 6th iteration will be launched on the 6th of December. Worldwide, they say.





There will be two different versions. The Anniversary Edition and the Standard one.

Anniversary Edition Standard

Prices for the Standard edition (Anniversary tbd): 
Gamestop - $59,99 
Amazon - $59,96 £40 
Game - £44.99
ShopTo - £38.95

So between €45 and €55 online.

Ten special cars or five cars +$1 Million Credits will be included in the Standard version pre-order bonus

You always get the Precision Pack:
- GT-R NISMO GT3 
- R8 LMS ultra 
- Corvette Stingray (C7) 
- Model S Signature Performance
- Viper GTS

And can choose to add $1 Million or one of the other packs:

Torque Pack:
- GT40 Mark I
- Huayra
- Megane Trophy V6
- A110 1600S
- STRATOS

Velocity Pack:
- Europa S.2
- Scirocco GT24
- HSV-010 GT
- Audi Sport quattro S1 Rally Car
- Shelby GT500

Performance Pack:
- BMW Z8
- X-BOW R
- R18 TDI
- IS F Racing Concept
- Corvette Coupe (C2)

Adrenaline Pack:
- V16T
- SLS AMG GT3
- Focus ST
- Shelby Cobra Daytona Cpupe
- TOYOTA 86 GT


You can only get five special cars +$1 Million Credits in the Anniversary version pre-order bonus. The Precision Pack:
- GT-R NISMO GT3 
- R8 LMS ultra 
- Corvette Stingray (C7) 
- Model S Signature Performance
- Viper GTS 

But the Anniversary Edition will already have the remaining 20 below:



Info taken from: http://www.gran-turismo.com/gb/products/gt6/preorder/
Cars specs are also available in the link. For instance the GT-86 will have an extra 50hp.
Cars have a price. So they may be purchasable in game. Also car packs may be future DLC. 

All 25 cars below:

Alpine A110 1600S
Cizeta V16T
Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
Corvette Stingray (C7)
Corvette Coupe (C2)
Lotus Europa S.2
Focus ST
GT40 MK-I
GT-R NISMO GT3
Huayra
IS-F Racing Concept
Megane Trophy
Shelby GT500
Sport Quattro S1
R8 LMS
R18 TDI
Scirocco GT24
SLS AMG GT3
Stratos
Model S Signature Performance
GT-86
SRT Viper GTS
HSV-010 GT
X-Bow
Z8

Price for the Anniversary Edition has not been revealed, but I'll probably get that one, and reserve it online (own ALL the cars \o/ )

I'll keep updating the post.






Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Honda Civic Tourer rant...

So Honda decided to bring the Civic wagon back.


So will I buy one? No.

Yes, it's likely to be one of the best stations in the market, especially if you take all factors into account like safety, build quality and reliability. But it's not for me for several reasons.

Main reason is, I'm good. I have the perfect car for my needs right now. Then come the things that will make this sell very well, but don't phase me in the least. The cargo abilities, the 1,6 Diesel, the style, the driving "cockpit", the electronic rear damping, the ESP... well, ok the "cockpit" is fantastic. And finally the things I do dislike. The "dumb" rear axle suspension, the poor engine choices and the terrible restyled Civic look. Seriously, I hate how Honda ruins cars on that 2/3 year restyling. Jazz, 04 Civic, 04 Stream...

But this is where the ranting ends, and the praise begins. This will replace many Megane DCi, 308 HDI, Focus TDCi and such. If things go according to plan, those owners will be pretty happy with the build and ride quality, and mostly the reliability of a well established Japanese Civic, while getting a "new" and modern styled Tourer, with a fantastic cockpit. They will surely be better off with the new one. And it's not like the competition has anything this "modern" to offer.



I wish the Honda Civic Tourer all the best. Honda needs to make money (and gain loyal costumers) and this is a very good car for that job in Europe.


Please support Honda and buy the new Civic Tourer. So we can finally get a proper EV, the new NSX and a new Type-R.



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