Gran Turismo 2

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Most profitable race in the game
Red Rock Valley in Gran Turismo All-Stars
50,000 credits plus a 500,000 credit car.
Average Lap time:
1 minute per lap for 5 laps.
Fastest accelerating car:
Susuki Escudo Pike's Peak Version
Fastest car:
HKS Drag
My top speed: 281 mp/h
Using the Slipping Effect with a buddy with the same car works well.

Unlock Super License
First earn the A, B, International A, B, & C Licenses. The Super License will now be available.

Unlock Event Synthesizer Race
After earning the Super License (see above), you will be able to unlock the Event Synthesizer Race.

Easy Start
This game is very different than GT, you don't win Cups anymore, you have to race tracks one by one. Also, most of the races are limited to a certain HP. The first races you should take are the Sunday Cup and the Clubman Cup. Buy a used R32 Skyline and tune it enough to have a lot of HP. Race all of the races and keep gaining money.

Easy Money and Cars
First, you must have at least 300,000 now and an I-A license. Buy a Mitsubishi 3000GT MR-Twin Turbo and tune it to the max. Go to Special Events and enter the No#1 Tuned Turbo Car World Cup. All the races here pay 50,000, but are quite hard. Pick the one with the Test Course. The cars here are unforgiving so make sure you tune your car to go to at least 210 MPH. Race 3 consecutive times and you will win the second ultimate car the HKS R33 Drag. Which sells for 250,000.

The Ultimate Driving Machines
After you have established at least 4 million, buy the Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Version which sells for 2,000,000.This car is monstrously powerful and quite easy to handle at high speeds. If you drive well enough, you can race any race and defeat all your opponents. This car will whip the competition in the GT World Cup so have fun.

Getting money
Win the 4WD Challenge at Laguna Seca to receive a 618 hp custom car. Take that car to the Tuned-Turbo Challenge and enter the Test-Track race. You will win $50,000 and a car worth $30,000 for each 3-lap race that is won. The secret to winning on the Test-Track is in the corners. Stay smooth and off the walls/grass to pass the faster cars. Do not let them block your car, and drive defensively once in the lead. You will also need licenses to race.

Get a brand new Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec (R34.J) '99 and tune it to the max. Then, get an International A licensee. Go to Special Events, go to Line Up 4, choose Tuned Turbo Car No.1 Race at the Test Course. Finish in first place to get $50,000 and a Skyline that is worth $30,000. Repeat this until you win a 250,000 Mine's HKS 180 SX (racing modified). Repeat again until you win a 13,750 Mines Lancer V (racing modified). Note: You do not have to use a Nissan Skyline, just a powerful and fast car.

How to get a viper GTS-R
Start game and win enough to get a car with 591 horsepower and then go to endurance races and go to Apricot Hill 200km. You must have International B licence and win 1st place and you will receive $500,000 and the viper GTR.

Obtaining licenses easier
At the main menu on simulation mode go to the last selection (Transfer or Communication). You can load your licenses from the original Gran Turismo from here.

Easy first place in arcade mode
Purchase a "special" model car on the simulation mode disc, which costs approximately 500,000 to 1,000,000 credits. Save the game. On the arcade disc, choose to load the simulation mode game. When choosing the class of car in a race, choose "home garage" and use your new car.

License Tests Demonstrations
If you are having trouble getting past the License tests, watch the demonstrations. These demos are much better than the ones in GT so watch the speed and the turning and braking times. This should make your license woes disappear.

Double Your Cash and Garage Space
It is understood that your garage in Gran Turismo 2 only holds 100 cars at a time. Lets say you have 100 cars and $10 million credits Save your game play twice on two different memory cards. Use one card as your primary garage and one as your secondary garage. Now take the first card and sell off all the lower cars then safe again. Now take the secondary card , load up and sell all the higher cars then safe again on the secondary card. Keep your best race cars on the primary and all others on the secondary. You have now double your garage space to 200 and have doubled your credits with 10 million in each , plus what you got for the sold cars for a total credits of 20 million plus whatever earned on sold cars, split between the two garages. If you need to transfer a car from one garage to the other, use the data transfer mode off the main menu by buying the cars off each other You will never lose the money for you own both garages. When one garage fills up, do it again.

Extra HP in HP limited races
On the simulation disc you can use a car with up to 5 more HP on the races (with limited HP). Go buy a item such as race mufflers or computer, but do not equip them on the car. Before the race go into settings and equip the item. The computer will allow around 5 HP more than posted.

Get the elusive Lancia Stratos
To get the rare and very futuristic looking Stratos, despite that it was made in the 80's, you must beat the 200KM Apricot Hill Endurance Race. You may also get a [R]Viper GTS-R.

Quick cash
If you haven't already, get a good used car to start with, win a few of the easy $3000 and $4000 races and soup up your car so that it runs at just under 295 Horses. I chose the '94 Mitsubishi FTO GR(J), won some of the easy special events and souped it up a bit. Once you have a semi-decent car, and after you have aquired your B licence, heed back over to the Special Events and enter the FF Challenge. From there, choose the Tahifi Road Race (A purse of $5000 if you win). Now, you'll have to race this several times, but if you keep winning, once you get around $40K saved, you will notice you get a "Bonus Car" awarded which is Mugen Accord SIR-T(J). This car can sell for about $7000. If you race the same race again and win, you get ANOTHER one. Keep on racing and collecting these cars.. that makes a total purse of about $12000 per race which ain't to bad for a 2 lap "B" license race. It may help you build up some cash to totaaly supe up your old car, or buy that elusive new car you have always dreamed of.

Quick cash
Race and win the last of the "Midship Challenge" races (Special Events - first page, bottom left corner - the last race with a 591 hp limit) with any high powered car of the "MR" type. You'll get a [R]GT40 Race Car. If you enter the same race once more with this new car of yours, you'll notice that you can't be beaten (Well, almost. Strictly speaking, you can loose with any car).

The beauty of this scheme is that, as I've explained, once you've won the race once, you're sure to be able to win again. And you'll get a new [R]GT40 Race Car every time. Did I mention that the race is only 2 laps? And that a [R]GT40 Race Car sells for 250,000? You see my point, I'm sure.

Quick cash
First get your international B license. Then buy an Audi S4 and max it out. Make sure you only have the stage 3 turbo equipped. The stage 3 turbo gives your car 534hp. Then go to the GT Euro League. All of these races are a 591hp limitation so you will be alright. There are three races and each one gives you 10000 for first. Since the Audi is 4wd you should have no trouble winning. As you win each one you recieve a race vehicle ie: Zexel Skyline. Each vehicle is worth 250,000 credits when sold. Each race is three laps but if you win all three and sell the cars, you can make 780,000 credits in one sitting!

Get a lot of money
Go to race with a rally car, go to rally events and choose tahiti road. Then you take the 2nd race mode and you dont have to take a really fast car but you always win. You get the price of 10.000 every time you race (be sure you have dirt tires).

Mad Cash for real
First go buy the Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Version if you haven't already bought. Then go to the GT all stars Red Rock Valley race. When you win the race you get 50,000 credits.the car you get is a TVR speed 1 which is worth 500,000 keep on repeating and win some big bucks.

Quick cash
Get a decent car with under 390HP, I chose a Chevrolet Camaro SS 97' with 311HP then race it in the Wagon Showdown in the super speedway race. Its easy to win and as well as the $6000 prize, you get a Mugen Accord Wagon worth $6250, making a total of $12250 for a race which should take under 2 minutes.

Money hint 2
I used the RUF CTR2 on the Grand Touring Car Trophy Entry, Midfield raceway. For first place you will receive $30 000 plus a car worth $250 000. In about 3 or 4 of these race you will get well over $1.000.000.

Start the arcade game. Goto to time trial. Select "Motorsportsland" (it doesn´t matter if you select reverse). Start driving the track and you will notice a small hill in the left side of the road (if you selected reverse it will be on your right). Stop your car to the U-bend. Accelerate towards the hill so that the "wrong way" sing appears (if you selected reverse the "wrong way" sign will not appear). You must have 50 mph speed (app. 80 kph). Repeat this few times and your car will go trough the hill instead going over it. The "out of course" sign appears. Now you can drive as fast as the car allows you to, there are no walls so you can drive off the screen. My personal record is 312 mph (app. 500kph).

Easy money AND cars
First, Buy a cheap 207hp used car. Go to the special events. then go to historic car cup. Race at Tahiti road. Finish first ten times and get a free car. Sell all ten free cars and you should end up with around $100,000.

Very easy money
Get 100,000 credits and go to the Mitsubishi part of the east city. Buy a 3000GT VR-4 Turbo. Go to tune and go strait to Turbo and get turbo kits. Go strait to stage 4 and buy it. Your horse power will go up to around 620hp. Then, go to Special Events Races. Go all the way over to the Tuned Turbo Car NO.1 Cup. Go to the test course, finish first twice and you now get 100,000 credits. NOTE: to get the 100,000 credits to start with, Follow "Easy Money and Cars."

There's Something About the Licenses
Have you done all the races and still the game says your completion is about 98%? Well, the license tests count as races too. It sound impossible, but you must get gold for every license. you don't get money, but you win some excellent race cars (like a FTO LM edition, Chaser LM edition, Del Sol LM edition, and two others) When finished, the game should have a 100% completion.
Note: Earlier versions of the game have all gold for every license to unlock Drag Racing, found after the Event Generator option at the GT series.

How to get 550,000 In 5 minutes
First, you must have the crotch rocket also known as the Escudo and an IA license. Enter the All-Pro Special Event and go to the Red Rock Valley race. Next, before the race go to car settings. Lower the Escudo as far as it will go, and drop the suspension rate between 4.0 and 8.0 for each wheel. Also, put the downforce to 53 in the front and 85 in the back. It sounds insignificant, but this helps the car blast around the first hairpin at 220+ mph, warning, the Escudo will slam into the wall, dropping the speed to about 160-180, and may induce a spin. Another note. if you're racing against a Lister Storm, make sure you don't rear-end it. It is as slow as molasses compared to you. After the race, you win a TVR Speed 12 (which sells for 500,000) which you can fully upgrade to annihilate any race with an unlimited HP requirement.

My personal record for Red Rock Valley is 54.876@226.87 mph for the lap record and 4min, 52.211 for the total time.

Easy Cash
You don't have to sell the TVR Speed 12! Instead you can use it to win the N/A Tuned races easily. the cars are horribly slow compared the Speed 12. (for example, you have 807 HP to the rear wheels, or about 3X as much power they have). The races pay 50,000 a pop, plus about 11,000 for the cars. A note about the Speed 12, downforce, zero camber, and big gears are its and your friend.put a lot of downforce, tire on the road, and top end to keep the car rear in check.

Escudoes Are For Dirt
You don't need an Escudo for super speed and road race dominance. Go to Toyota and buy the GT-One Road Version. Tune it to the max. You now have a 975 HP Japanese car that can smoke an Escudo in top speed and handling (the escudo's handling can be unpredictable, while the GT-One drives like a 4WD car; very stable) Also, the best part, you save over 600,000 credits!

Rally Car Glitch
It seems the rally car all have 295 HP. Not! for example. Buy a "295" HP Subaru Rally Car, then check you garage. choose the Subaru. To your delight the car now produces over 400 HP! essentially every rally car (and new car for that matter) increases in HP after purchase

Give an 101 % effort
You may often read that one of gt2's glitches is that you cant complete 100%, untrue. If you have successfully completed all the races, including the manufacturers cups, won all the races from easy to expert on arcade mode disc, and also you must have obtained all the licences inc special you should be sitting at about 98 %. Now save and restart the Playstation, when it asks you which language click German/Deutch, this changes Vauxhall dealership to Opel, now simply complete the manufactures cup and you should have over 100%.

Neverending straight
On both the Laguna Seca and Motor Sports World tracks you can drive in an open void. To do this on Laguna Seca head down the home straight coming up to the hairpin, head straight towards the thin strip of concrete and hit the wall about where the blue and white tyres meet the wall, if done right you should be able to worm your way left and right until you are off the track completely. But if you want to get a 500 km top speed I suggest doing it on the Motor Sports track. Do a lap and when coming to the last hairpin cut it on the grass and head down the home straight, it should come up with "wrong way' or 'off course' head straight at the wall at the end of the straight and you should go right through it.

Get 135,000 in one race
First you need a 394 hp car then you need to go to 80s sports car cup. Then you go to Tahiti road and get 1st place. You will get a car worth 125,000 and all you have to do is get a couple more cars and you will have $1,000,000.

Submitted by: AJ, B. Taylor and Simon Tromans

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