Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has detailed (via Twitter) the changes and additions coming to Gran Turismo 5 in the upcoming Spec 2.0 update. The download, set to arrive between October 9 and October 15, will bring a simplified interior view to all cars, a new opening movie and much more.

Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 update includes:

  • Simplified interior view added to all standard cars
  • User control of the weather change feature
  • Added a setting sheet feature allowing you to save multiple car settings
  • Spec 2.0 opening movie
  • Improved UI response and usability
  • Replay fast forward/rewind
  • Mid-race save feature for endurance races
  • Expanded online lounge features (narrowing down car types, shuffle races)
  • Expansion of the B-Spec remote race you can play from GT.com (a graph display now shows changes in race rankings)
  • Expanded photo travel features - you can now take photos of cars together with your avatar
  • Added a NASCAR Pit Scene stage to Photo Travel
  • Added eleven 2011 model NASCAR cars
  • Added the Nissan GT-R N24 Shulze Motor Sport
  • Improved physics and AI
  • Support for the Logitec G25/G27 Steering wheel

Gran Turismo 5 earned an 8/10 in our Gran Turismo 5 review from late last year.

While there's a lot of good stuff here, a lot of gamers will be pleased with the interior view being added to all standard cars. Adding a new intro movie is pretty cool too.

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