Coming in October 2013, Japan will see the return of the Red Bull 5G competition and Gran Turismo 5 will be yet again the sim racing game of choice to test it’s challengers.
For those of you who are unaware of what Red Bull 5G competition is, it’s a nationwide event which determines the country’s most elite gamer’s in 5 separate categories: first-person shooters, racing, sports, fighting, and puzzle.
Eligible Japanese players will be able to join the competition via a special GT5 seasonal event.
Although never made available to the general public, a special edition of the fictional Red Bull X2010 hyper-car, the Red Bull X2010 5G was used as the race car – albeit heavily de-tuned with a disabled suction fan and modified aerodynamic properties. Of course, through illegal modification of GT5′s game files by certain players, the car did become “unlocked” if you will.
Prospective contestants are free to sign up from now until September 27, 2013 to secure their spot. Please visit the official page for more details.