Gran Turismo 5 is the first game in the franchise to provide a damage model, with variations of damage depending on the car. The game also features weather effects, which are available on certain circuits. Optional stereoscopic-3D resolution and karting found a place in the game. Furthermore, new visual effects have been introduced, including dynamic skid marks, dust and the ability for drivers to flash their headlights. A course editor which allows the player to create new circuits by using tools that randomly generate track-parts according to certain player-selected specifications, including the number of corners, the time of day and the number of sectors. There are a variety of themes the player can choose from to act as a base for each circuit design. Themes also have an effect on track length and highest elevation.
The BMW M4 Coupé which made an early appearance in Gran Turismo 6 with Update 1.02 (released in December 2013) has now been upgraded with a full interior. If you already have the car in your garage, it will be updated automatically. The car can also be won as a prize if you obtain a Bronze award or better in the new Seasonal Event.
If you already have an LM55 Vision Gran Turismo in your garage, the car will be updated automatically to the 2015 version. Please note that those changes will be reflected also in all Replay Data saved prior to the update. 2b1af7f3a8