Indestructible cars, moon physics, AND idiot AI: Is this the ultimate Gran Turismo 5 glitch?

To its detractors, the shiny-but-shaky Gran Turismo 5 is synonymous with three things. Crap AI, rubbish car damage, and an avant garde approach to the physics which govern this planet. You can find an example of the first of these transgressions here, and of the latter two here. But a glitch video that combines all three? Why, you'll find that just below.

Give it a click. You know it'll be worth it.

So the car spins out. Fine. Then it loses all body mass and launches into the air. Okaaay... And then it bounces undamaged off a couple of other cars and the trackside wall, before eventually coming to rest on top of another car without knocking its newfound steed off course by an inch. Seriously, Polyphony?

And then the car underneath gives Jimmy McBrokenphysics a lift halfway around the track, neither driver seeming particularly bothered, or even aware, of what's going on. Please excuse me for a few minutes. If you need me I'll be in the next room trying to surprise myself with a random drug test. You know, just to make sure I have actually seen this.

How are you getting on with GT5, if you've bought it? Seen anything as mad as this? Or is the monicker of The Real Driving Simulator holding true for you?



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  • IRAQITNT - December 8, 2010 1:13 p.m.

    LOL at all the American xbots comments aobve :D funny glitch, amazing game :)
  • tacehtselrahc - December 7, 2010 6:19 p.m.

    Seeing how bad this game is makes Forza 3 (which is over a year old) look even better.
  • Cruddi - December 7, 2010 3:44 p.m.

    the more i see of this game the less i want it, I've play each and everyone of these games since the PS1 and now i am unsure as to buy this or not
  • Firenzeta - December 7, 2010 9:10 a.m.

    PROOF that development time does not equal refinement and perfection. Valve, prove me wrong!
  • BodyDamage - December 6, 2010 10:50 p.m.

    hahahahah this is fantastic. the driving physics are as good as it gets but man as soon as those tires leave the ground its just what the hell ever. awesome.
  • FriendlyFire - December 6, 2010 10:50 p.m.

    I'm glad to see someone can understand physics here.
  • FoxdenRacing - December 6, 2010 10:47 p.m.

    From the perspective of someone that programs for a living, it looks like the physics model for crashes is basic at best. The relative car weights during contact don't seem to be considered at all, but it is applied to the suspension for handling and power/weight purposes [notice the Lambo struggles to move with the added weight of the Skyline on top it, yet the much lighter Porsche is able to push it around like a toy]. Wind resistance also only seems to apply in terms of generating downforce; even with as heavy as it is, the friction from metal on metal isn't great enough to hold the car still at that kind of speed with the kind of surface area the car covers...let alone the vibrations the engine, wind, and pavement would all be helping to jiggle it free. Even billboards and most houses can't stand in the face of 150mph winds, and they're anchored in place. If they had to choose between bodging crash physics in or leaving them out entirely, I would've preferred they just been left out. I do find the vicious fanboy reactions kinda funny, though. Anything to keep from losing face, I suppose. A 4000lb Skyline isn't going to take off like that at a mere 150mph (guessing at how much it slowed down from the slide, even at full speed it was doing about 175), not without contact from something else to redirect its momentum upwards. Those spectacular crashes come from much lighter cars that aren't aerodynamically stable without their wings, such as F1 cars. Though NASCAR cars are the exception to that rule (being incredibly heavy), they're still aerodynamically unstable. A typical car will roll long before it'll fly, lacking something [like a wall, or sudden change of elevation] to divert its momentum. This isn't the kind of crap to get defensive over...this is the kind of crap to get up in arms about and demand better from PD. They've had 6 years, and longtime fans are rewarded for their patience with cross-poly trees, low-res textures, aliased shadows, shoddy crash physics, halfhearted implementation of the most highly-touted features [damage, in-car cameras, etc], a car list bloated [seriously, 20+ Miatas?] to hit a magic number...any GT fan worth their salt should be descending on PD with an unholy wrath, not getting defensive on a gaming news site's article comments.
  • ALttP - December 6, 2010 10:10 p.m.

    Uh, I think people are missing the fact that it's a combination of everything, not just one thing that you can point out "is possible in real life." Is it possible for a car to spin out, fly into the air, land on a car, do no damage to itself or the other car, and have the other driver ignore it and keep on driving? Yes, pile-ups happen. But since this is not a pile-up but a driver driving with another driver on top of him, that is not applicable.
  • bmrskate - December 6, 2010 9:12 p.m.

    Look at all the dimwitted ADD riddled imbeciles piping up about a 1 in a million chance crash "glitch". Have any of you actually SEEN a race? If you're tearing around a track in a super light race car approaching 200mph and just lose a bit of grip or downforce, then you and your car will fly in the air like a rag doll in a Hot Wheels car. You can find videos on the internet of races where cars will land on top of other cars and cause a huge pile-up. Funny video, but a complete fluke...
  • Robx - December 6, 2010 8:37 p.m.

    Someone get this guy/gal a beer!
  • d3m3nt3d - December 6, 2010 7:57 p.m.

    found it hilarious when you see the driver casually looking out the window!
  • gigiosantos - December 6, 2010 7:54 p.m.

    @HumorTumor: Meh. To really like simulators, I guess you gotta be a car guy.
  • karooo - December 6, 2010 7:45 p.m.

    it took 5 years and the game is fun as hell play it first before bashing it
  • zakaweb - December 6, 2010 7:15 p.m.

    THis is absolutely hilarious.
  • bongzilla - December 6, 2010 6:47 p.m.

    ahaha. thats pretty funny. But no I haven't seen anything close to that.. I actually haven't seen any glitches.. The game has been treating me good, the menus don't bother me like everyones been complaining. It does what it does good..
  • NightAce84 - December 6, 2010 6:16 p.m.

    F*** yeah, Them Crooked Vultures!
  • Jackelsburg - December 6, 2010 6:13 p.m.

    lol i should pick up on playing this again to hopefully see things like this happen...seeing as i stopped playing it for the first day lol
  • Crabhand - December 6, 2010 5:26 p.m.

    Holy shit, that was really hilarious. I don't particularly care how much people like the game or mock it, that's just good comedy.
  • xlyesterdaylx - December 6, 2010 5:20 p.m.

    6 years. ITS PERFECT!
  • mattdark - December 6, 2010 4:44 p.m.

    So much for delaying it again and again to make it absoloutely perfect...

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