Red Bull X2014 Junior

Gran Turismo 6 has barely been on the market for two weeks, and already its developers at Polyphony Digital are releasing an update. Available for download as of today, the update centers around the Red Bull racing program and includes two new cars and the new Red Bull X Challenge in which to race them.

The cars in question are barely cars: they consist of the Red Bull Racing Kart and the Red Bull X2014 Junior, the first stage in Adrian Newey's design exclusively for play in GT6, that will later be followed by the X2014 Standard and Fan cars. And to make the deal that much sweeter, the package includes in-game mentoring by none other than reigning multiple world champion Sebastian Vettel himself.

The downloadable content pack is being offered free of charge, and includes a few other updates about which you can read in the press release below.
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Gran Turismo®6 Receives a Holiday Update

Polyphony Digital Inc., developer of the recently-released Gran Turismo®6 for PlayStation®3, has revealed details of a new update for the game that will be available on 18 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™, that went on sale on 06 December, 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.

The free update has been provided as a special end-of-year gift for Gran Turismo fans from Polyphony Digital and Red Bull and is a unique and exciting collaboration in the franchise's 15th anniversary year. Commenting on the Red Bull X Challenge, Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital Inc., said: "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."

Infiniti Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel added: "I've been playing Gran Turismo since I was 12, so to take part in the game myself is just great. I hope everyone enjoys the game."

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.

Other elements included in Update 1.02:

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!

Credits earned in Career Mode increased
The amount of credits earned in Career Mode have been increased. This may give good incentive to go back and try some races you've already cleared!

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.

For more details on each of the above features, please refer to the online manual on gran-turismo.com.