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Confirmed: Porsche Will Be Absent From Gran Turismo 5. Wait, What?

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Ok, I am just going to say what’s going on in my head right now.

W T F.

Polyphony’s Kazonori Yamaouchi has confirmed at CES that Gran Turismo 5 will in fact, not have Porsche in the game. The reason has been put down to “licensing issues”.

Now I am, and have always been an insanely loyal Ferrari fan, who always wanted Ferrari in the GT series and now that they finally have them, they lose Porsche?

What’s the deal?

This makes me a very sad panda, as Porsche are a true part of the history of sportscars and indeed, automotive racing and their absence in the game really comes as a big disappointment.

Is this a hard knock for the GT series? No, but still really disappointing for Porsche fans and to be honest, I sincerely hope that Polyphony work their asses off to still try and get them into the game before release, I don’t care how.

Source: PS3 Center

Last Updated: January 15, 2010

50 Comments

  1. afaik the gt series never had porsche. it was always the german tuners Ruf that allowed the porsche, well the porsche body.

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  2. Fred

    January 15, 2010 at 10:38

    Not a big deal since it never had the brand name before as far as I know

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  3. spl0it

    January 15, 2010 at 10:41

    Yip, Porsche’s has never been in GT on RUF

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  4. Uncle

    January 15, 2010 at 10:45

    I agree with the article, a racing sim without an icon and legendary racing brand is just meh….

    /me hugs Forza 3 tightly.

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    • easy

      January 15, 2010 at 10:58

      in all fairness, the porsche brand was not built on racing. it’s racing pedigree (i’m talking about on track racing) is no where near as prestigious as that of ferrari’s.
      but yeah, i agree that it is a bit of a loss that it’s not featured in the game.

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      • Uncle

        January 15, 2010 at 12:34

        Agreed, however Porsche does have alot of race cars and they really make awesome sports cars. Not many cars have the kind of lifespan that the Porsche 911 does.

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      • Joe

        May 18, 2010 at 21:17

        Porsche brand not built on racing??? They have the most racing victories as a company in the world, much more then Ferrari. I would say that no car company is as prestigious as Porsche is, in all fairness.

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  5. SlippyMadFrog

    January 15, 2010 at 11:38

    Where’s lans? He should be psyced about this news.

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  6. Nick de Bruyne

    January 15, 2010 at 12:49

    I really don’t understand how they can’t get all the major manufacturers, this really sucks…

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    • easy

      January 15, 2010 at 12:58

      probably the same reason why white hart lane has been taken out of fifa10 amongst other stadiums. or worse, PES’ limited team licencing.

      terrible negotiating skills me thinks.

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  7. Puppystuffer

    January 15, 2010 at 14:12

    Anyone checked to see if EA still has any porsche licencing on it’s hand from the good NFS days?

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    • Nick de Bruyne

      January 15, 2010 at 14:38

      I would think so but Forza 3 has all the Porsches so maybe they have the license? I’m sure there is more games that also have Porsches in as well at the moment

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  8. lans

    January 15, 2010 at 15:32

    Dear Lazy %$%^!

    Hi did you know guys know that online leagues will be able to be created in gt online mode? confirmed gtplanet.net as well as in the same interview that confirmed that was no porche in gt 5?

    Did you know that there will be a trackn editor in gt also mentioned in the same interview. Stealth troll harder!

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    • Nick de Bruyne

      January 15, 2010 at 15:39

      Actually Lans, Yamaouchi specifically stated that the track editor is still a rumour.

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      • RSA-Ace

        January 15, 2010 at 17:23

        “(It must be noted, he said so with a smile, leading us to believe that some sort of track editor is in the works for the new game.)”

        I think it is in the works as in DLC. It’s not gonna make the launch…

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        • Nick de Bruyne

          January 15, 2010 at 18:29

          Yeah, It looks like it will be in, but I can’t say that in a post until I have confirmation.

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  9. Fox1

    January 15, 2010 at 17:43

    There’s no Porsche’s but there’s going to be hybrids and electric vehicles :whistle:

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    • greatmcpuffin

      January 16, 2010 at 02:49

      thats fine and dandy. but will a hybrid ever perform as well as a porsche. and y would they put them in there.games now have a smog problem

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      • easy

        January 16, 2010 at 15:32

        do yourself a favour and have a read – http://www.teslamotors.com/

        0-100 in 3.7 seconds is kinda quick in my books 😉

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        • Nick de Bruyne

          January 16, 2010 at 19:56

          Yeah the Tesla is a special case, but I can’t really picture myself rockin’ a Prius around Suzuka

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          • easy

            January 17, 2010 at 09:36

            lol definitely not… a robin reliant race would more exciting 😀

          • Fred

            January 18, 2010 at 11:25

            To see who can get the best MPG???
            Economy driving gp!!

  10. vic

    November 22, 2010 at 01:25

    did someone say gran turismo 4.5? its not really a big step its more like half a step they can get 45 skylines and s2ks but can only get one gallardo? wtf and no porsche thats just messed up

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  11. beast from the east

    November 28, 2010 at 18:25

    Porsche is scared to put their cars in the game. Their 911 models are obsolete and outdated compared to the new technology out their like the c6 corvette and not to mention, the new, bada#$ nissan GTR that destroys the 911 in every way possible. They even showed it on the “battle of the supercars”. Porsche is the most overpriced, overrated car in production. A FACT! Get educated Porsche fanboys who will never be able to afford one.

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  12. beast from the east

    November 28, 2010 at 18:31

    HAHAHAHAHa….I mean come on….Usually the answer that makes the most sense is the real answer….You can lie to other people but be true to yourselves….Porsche….How much longer do you think you can stay competitive with a chassis’s that’s 60 years old…. You had a great run… But your time is over… Much like America’s time on top of the global economy…. Just about over… Sad but true… FOR REALz People

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  13. beast from the east

    November 28, 2010 at 18:51

    they call Porsche drivers wankers…hahahaha…darn brits… cheap plastic datsun > than german engineering…. hahahaha
    watch vid… you be the judge… get educated people…

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  14. beast from the east

    November 28, 2010 at 18:51

    plenty more where that came from… this isnt even the new gtr… this is the old r34

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  15. Aussious

    November 28, 2010 at 19:05

    You guys can really BS each other Porsche is the biggest car manufacturer in da world dey own everything notable car company from vw who inturn owns audi,lamboghini,bugatti,bently etc… so how are dey obselete? Its either u guys know nothing bout cars or hold GT5 in too high regard! And enthusiasts will take u to skul on just how exceptionally recognised da porsche brand is.

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  16. easy

    November 29, 2010 at 06:25

    you really have no idea what you talking about, porsche is owned by vw.
    you are about as smart as a box of hair mate.

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  17. Aussious

    November 29, 2010 at 07:16

    Lol, honestly y do I waste my time with dimwits like you any tom dick and harry who knows very little about cars will tell you that since 2008 Porsche has a 75 percent stake in VW… I suppose dts y dey invented wikipedia to cure ignorant idiots like you.

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  18. Aussious

    November 29, 2010 at 08:02

    Let me correct myself,since 2008 Porche has expressed interest in raising their 50.8 percent stake in VW to 75 percent….

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  19. lordkhaan

    November 29, 2010 at 09:03

    Much as it pains me to say it…. Aussious is right…
    Shares Held by
    50.76% as of 30 Jan 2009 Porsche Automobil Holding
    2.37% as of 30 Jan 2009 Porsche Holding GmbH
    20.26% as of 16 Feb 2008 State of Lower Saxony
    17% as of 18. Dec 2009 Emirate of Qatar
    9.61% widely held

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  20. beast from the east

    November 29, 2010 at 09:38

    listen wanker… i am talking about porsche here…not vw…not audi… not lambo… ok… PORSCHE…. THE PORSCHE 911 IS PRETTY I ADMIT… BUT OBSOLETE… FACE IT FANBOY… doesnt that remind you of a few other companies… namely FORD back in their heydays in the 90s… i should know… im from Detroit…the motor city… troy actually… like 12 miles just north of detroit… FORD owned basically half the car companies on the market back then… I’d rather have QUALITY OVER QUANTITY ANYDAY… FREAKIN MORONS… hey, its your money… spend a 120 k on a 911… i could care less… so your saying PORSCHE NOT BEING IN GT5 SOMEHOW HELPS THEIR IMAGE? I THINK THEY’RE SCARED… jUST LIKE WHY THEY WONT LET AUDI MAKE THE R4… CAUSE IT WILL TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM THEIR BOXSTER… COME ON PEOPLE… PORSCHE WAS BAD ASS… KEY WORD WAS… WAS… LIKE IN THE 80’S… ITS GOING TO BE 2011 MAN… SERIOUSLY… I GREW UP IN THE 80’S… YOU WANT LOOKS AND YOU HAVE MONEY TO BURN ON AN UNDER-PERFORMING SPORTS CAR… I’D PERSONALLY BUY AN ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8… THAT’S PRETTY MATE… YOU WANT A STRAIGHT PERFORMER… YOU CAN GET SOMETHING FOR MUCH LESS CHEAPER FOR THE TRACK… AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT DUMBASS HATERS SCRATCHING AND DINGING YOUR DOORS…PERSONAL EXPERIENCE… DOES ANYONE REALLY KNOW THEIR CARS HERE???? IM GUESSING EVERYONE HERE IS LIKE FREAKIN 11 YEARS OLD… JUST LIKE THE NAME AND LOOKS HUH… ANYONE WATCH TOP GEAR LAST NIGHT?… EXACTLY… IF YOU CAN BUY ONE CAR THAT YOU HAVE TO DRIVE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AND YOU WONT HAVE ANY MONEY TO UPGRADE OR REPAIR IT UNTIL YOU DIE…I MEAN IF IT BREAKS…YOU HAVE TO WALK OR RIDE A BICYCLE TO GET YOUR GROCERIES FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE… YOU’D STILL BUY A PORSCHE????

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  21. beast from the east

    November 29, 2010 at 09:44

    EVERY OTHER NOTABLE SPORTS CAR HAS MADE SIGNIFICANT ADVANCEMENTS…. ALL THE WAY FROM THE CHEVY CORVETTE DOWN TO THE HONDA CIVIC AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN…. PORSCHE 911 HAS BASICALLY STAYED THE SAME…. THEY HAD A GREAT DESIGN AND WHERE DECADES AHEAD OF THEIR COMPETITION…I ADMIT…I AM A REASONABLE ADULT… BUT THE COMPETITION HAS BEEN CATCHING UP… AND IN MY A LOT OF SPORTS CARS HAVE SURPASSED THE PORSCHE 911 NOW… ITS CALLED EVOLVING… ITS THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE… EVOLVE… BECOME STRONGER, BETTER, FASTER, LIGHTER, SMALLER… DO NOT BE AFRAID OF CHANGE… OR BECOME OBSOLETE AND DIE, BECOME EXTINCT, LIKE THE DINOSAURS… HAHAHAHA

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  22. lordkhaan

    November 29, 2010 at 09:47

    Dear beast from the east,
    you are an idiot.
    kthnks bye

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  23. beast from the east

    November 29, 2010 at 09:51

    FREAKIN WANKER… YES YOU… AUSSIOUS… BUY A 911 AND GET PASSED BY A OVERWEIGHT DATSUN… IF THAT’S WHAT YOU LIKE… SO BE IT

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  24. Ndibu

    November 29, 2010 at 09:51

    I love any opportunity to rub salt in the GT5 failure to change gaming as we know it wound but could we at least talk about something that isn’t almost a year old?
    Why did we have to dig this out of the archives? It’s a lil desperate

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  25. Ndibu

    November 29, 2010 at 09:56

    “I’d rather
    have QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
    ANYDAY … FREAKIN MORONS…”
    ” THEY
    HAD A GREAT DESIGN AND WHERE
    DECADES AHEAD OF THEIR
    COMPETITION …I ADMIT…I AM A
    REASONABLE ADULT… BUT THE
    COMPETITION HAS BEEN CATCHING
    UP … AND IN MY A LOT OF SPORTS CARS
    HAVE SURPASSED THE PORSCHE 911
    NOW … ITS CALLED EVOLVING… ITS
    THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE… EVOLVE…
    BECOME STRONGER, BETTER, FASTER,
    LIGHTER, SMALLER … DO NOT BE
    AFRAID OF CHANGE… OR BECOME
    OBSOLETE AND DIE, BECOME EXTINCT,
    LIKE THE DINOSAURS … HAHAHAHA

    I find it hilariously ironic that you are saying all these things in defense of the GT series and GT 5. Just plain LOL

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  26. beast from the east

    November 29, 2010 at 10:06

    TO BE HONEST… IM JUST PISSED BECAUSE EVERY OTHER MANUFACTURE IS IN THERE AND THEY ARE NOT… THEY ARE FULL OF SHIET… AND IF YOU’RE DEFENDING PORSCHE ON THIS FORUM, THEN YOU TOO MATE… ARE FULL OF GERMAN DOG SHIET…

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    • Beastfromtheeastisgay

      January 12, 2011 at 18:45

      beast from the east, you’re a fucking retard. Just shut the fuck up. Why don’t you just get lost and never been found again? Stick your thumb into your ass and fart as hard as you can. Motherfucking son of a bitch. Better full of german dog shiet than lots of ignorant american bullshit in your retarded brain. American cars are pathetic and germans build by far the best cars. That is a fact, you rotten cunt. And for the records: PORSCHE ROCKS AND WITHOUT IT THE CAR INDUSTRY WOULD BE NOTHING. Nuff said!

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  27. easy

    November 29, 2010 at 10:06

    wrong… again. read the news sunshine
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125020177633830423.html

    unless you would like to dispute the wall street journal.
    not that i’m sure what your point is anyway.

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  28. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 29, 2010 at 10:08

    Bud, you need a chill-out cookie and maybe a PS3, because you can’t hate on something if you haven’t even played it.

    But then, you’re merely trolling for lawls, so keep up the good work man. Post those nuggets.

    Achievement Unlocked: Replying to a Ndibu post.

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  29. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 29, 2010 at 10:15

    Mature voice:

    And, I’m breaking character for a bit, Wikipedia as much as it’s a wonderful source for “on the fly” information, it’s hardly a infallible source. In fact, a recent study has shown that Wikipedia has an alarming amount of errors, the vast majority of which relates to incorrect citing and improper referencing, which therefore relates to generally questionable content. It’s best to use Wikipedia as your first stop, but then you HAVE to verify that information elsewhere.

    I personally don’t use Wikipedia as reference material. It’s far too shaky for that.

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  30. V8 baby

    November 29, 2010 at 10:28

    Who cares about porshe, they suck balls. So does the jap crap. American muscle for the mf win. Anything with turbos are cheaters. White power bitches. I drive a Mustang 5.0 ’89 baby. You can call me Vanilla Ice because I am white and oh so cool. White power. Germans suck and so do the jap crap with all their technology and turbos, wait, the porshe has turbos too. See cheaters. White power and you guys suck for palying ps3. That’s jap crab. Xbox for the mf win bitches! White Power!

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  31. V8 baby

    November 29, 2010 at 10:30

    I listen to talor swift and my neck is red. I drink budlight and my mom is also my aunt. No wait, my dad is also my uncle. I forget which.

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  32. V8 baby

    November 29, 2010 at 10:31

    I listen to talor swift and my neck is red, I put miracle whip on my wonder bread.

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  33. Aussious

    November 29, 2010 at 10:53

    LMAO damn, such outbursts over a damn gayme! You are the definition of immature…

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  34. Aussious

    November 29, 2010 at 10:55

    I am not suprised you like Dutsun coz theres alot of those in your over glorified gayme!

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  35. Ndibu

    November 29, 2010 at 12:01

    Lol bobby…read what he says about Porsche, those are things that have been said to describe GT and GT5. I do not hate anything…I just love rubbing it in the faces of those that take it so seriously and get upset over it. I find it hilarious that you want nothing more than just to punch me for saying something unsavory about your precious baby

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  36. Millat1m3

    December 30, 2010 at 22:22

    I wish I would have known this before I bought it. Any game that calls itself a racing game and doesn’t include porsche is fail. This game is fail. Porsche’s racing history is undeniable, and they make some of the best driver’s cars in the world. Considering this game is all about driving, wouldn’t you want a driver’s car? FAIL FAIL FAIL. BTW where are the rest of the “1,000” cars I was promised?

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