Gran Turismo 3 guide

Gran Turismo 3 guide
(Image credit: Polyphony Digital)

Follow this Gran Turismo 3 guide for details on all the cars you can unlock, as well as tips for making money fast and improving your vehicle performance.

Gran Turismo 3 unlockables

Professional Mode

Select arcade mode, then highlight the "Hard" selection on the difficult selection screen. Hold L1 + R1 until it changes to "Professional".

Win Cars

Tokyo route 246: alaska- To get- 4 cars, Gt one road car (TS020)
and to get polyphony001 (formula 1 car) win Endurance race- Super speedway 150 miles- 4 times
1835 hp
To get a car with About 1,835 horse power, get the Suzuki rally car and put a turbo stage 4 on it. With the correct gear ratio it should go around 280 mph
Formula 1 race cars and endurance race prizes
Special Stage Route 11:
F687/S Formula 1 Racer
C-West Nissan Silvia JGTC
Arta NSX
MR-S Autocacs Apex JGTC
Tokyo R246:
F094/H Formula 1 Racer
Mazda RX7 LM Race Car
Nissan C-West Razo Silvia JGTC
Toyota GT-One Road Car
Super Speedway 150 Miles:
F090/S Formula 1 Racer
Falcon XR8 Race Car
Corvette C5R
Clio Sport Race Car
300 Km Grand Valley 300 km:
Spoon S2000 Race Car
F090/S Formula 1 Racer
Nissan 390 GT1 Road Car
Impreza LM Edition
200 Miles of Laguna Seca:
F686/M Formula 1 Racer
F687/S Formula 1 Racer
Nissan Skyline Calsonic JGTC
Toyota Altezza LM Race Car
100 Miles of Seattle:
Nismo GT-R LM Road Car
Tommy Kaira ZZII
Panoz Esperante GTR-1
F687/S Formula 1 Racer
2 Hour Passage to Colosseo:
F688/S Formula 1 Racer
Vertigo Race Car
Pagani Zonda LM Race Car
Lancia Delta HF Integrale
Roadster Race at Apricot Hill:
Eunos Roadster
F688/S Formula 1 Racer
Eunos Roadster 1.8 RS
Eunos Roadster VR Limited A
Mistral 78 Laps:
F686/M Formula 1 Racer
Diablo GT
Jaguar XJ220 Race Car
FTO LM Race Car
2 Hour Trial Mountain:
Mine's Skyline N1
Lister Storm V12 Race Car
F094/H Formula 1 Racer
S2000 LM Race Car
F1 Championship:
F687/S Formula 1 Racer
F090/S Formula 1 Racer
F688/S Formula 1 Racer
F686/M Formula 1 Racer
(NOTE:the formula 1 championship is the race following after like the wind, you know the one with a question mark)
Complete all Professional League Races:
F686/M Formula 1 Racer
Complete all Endurance Races:
F094/H Formula 1 Racer
Complete 100% of the game:
F094/S Formula 1 Racer
Complete all races in GT Mode:
F688/S Formula 1 Racer

Cars to win:
Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak-all golds on rally
Evolution VI GSR- all golds in beginner
Oreca Viper-all gold in amateur
F686/M F1 Racer-all golds in professional
TIP. Panoz Esperante isn't worth buying.
The Escudo is.
Get the car you want in a series race
First you have to go to a series race and get all first place until the last race. When it says Race #9 or whatever the last race is results save your game then go into the race and quit it. It will ask you "Quit Race?" go yes then go next. You will get your prize money and then you can get your car. If it's not the one you want then go back to the main menu and re-load your game. Keep doing this until you get the car you want.


Tahiti Challenge of Rally- To get - Toyota Celica Rally Car
Tahiti Maze- To get - Ford Escort Rally Car
Smokey Mountain Rally- To get - Ford Focus Rally Car
Swiss Alps- To get - Peugeot 206 Rally Car
Tahiti Challenge of Rally II- To get - Toyota Corolla Rally Car
Tahiti Maze II- To get - Impreza Rally Car
Smokey Mountain II- To get - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car
Swiss Alps II- To get - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car Prototype
Super Special Route 5 Wet- To get - Citroen Xsara Rally Car
Super Special Route 5 Wet II- To get - Subaru Impreza Rally Car Prototype
Get all Golds- To get - Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Version

Complete These Tasks To Unlock The Cars.

Beginner League
Sunday Cup- To get - Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex (AE-86 Type I)
Clubman Cup- To get - Mazda Eunos Roadster
FF Challenge- To get - Toyota Vitz RS 1.5
FR Challenge- To get - Nissan Silvia K's 1800cc
MR Challenge- To get - Toyota MR-S S Edition
4WD Challenge- To get - Suzuki Alto Works Suzuki Sports Limited
Lightweight K Cup- To get - Mini Cooper 1.3i
Stars and Stripes Grand Championship- To get - Chevrolet Camaro SS
Spider/Roadster Cup- To get - Mazda Miata Roadster RS
80's Sports Car Cup- To get - Mazda Savanna RX7 Infini III
NA Race of NA Sports- To get - Honda CRX Del Sol SiR
Turbo Race of Turbo Sports- To get - Daihatsu Mira TR XX Avanzato R
Tourist Trophy Audi TT Race- To get - 4 cars, Audi TT 1.8T Quattro
Legend of Silver Arrow Mercedes Benz- To get - Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor
Altezza Race- To get - 4 cars, Toyota Celica SS-II
Vitz Race- To get - 4 cars, Toyota Vitz RS 1.5
Type R Meeting- To get - 4 cars, Honda Civic SiR-II
Evolution Meeting- To get - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR
Beetle Cup- To get - 4 cars, Volkswagen New Beetle RSi
Grand Turismo World Championship- To get - 4 cars, Toyota Celica GT-Four, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR, Mazda Miata, Nissan Skyline GTR V-spec II
Get all Golds- To get - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V GSR
Amateur League
Japanese Championship- To get - 4 cars, Mazda RX-7 Type RZ, Mitsubishi Evolution IV GSR, FTO GP Version R, Subaru Impreza WRX Sti Version VI Wagon
American Championship- To get - 4 cars, Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STi Version VI, Chevy Camaro Race Car, Audi TT 1.8T Quattro, Mazda RX7 Type RS
European Championship- To get - 4 cars, Lotus Elise 190, Nissan GTR V-Spec, Gillet Vertigo Race Car, Mini Cooper 1.3i
Gran Turismo World Championship- To get - 4 cars, Nissan C-West Razo Silvia, Nissan Z Concept car, Toyota GT1 Road Car, Mazda RX8
Deutsche Tourenwagen Challenge- To get - 4 cars, Volkswagen Lupo Cup Car, Volkswagen Beetle Cup Racer, Astra Touring Car, RUF 3400S
FF Challenge- To get - Celica TRD Sports M
FR Challenge- To get - Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex Shigeno Version
MR Challenge- To get - Honda NSX Type S Zero
4WD Challenge- To get - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII GSR
Stars & Stripes Grand Championship- To get - Spoon Sports S2000 Race Car
Boxer Spirit- To get - Subaru Legacy Blitzer B4
80s Sports Car Cup- To get - Nismo Skyline GT-R S-tune
NA Race of NA Sports- To get - Mazda RX8
Turbo - Race of Turbo Sports- To get - Mines Lancer Evolution VI GSR
Gran Turismo All-Stars- To get - 4 cars, Mine's GT-R-N1 V-spec, Raybrig NSX
All Japanese GT Championship- To get - 4 cars, Honda Arta NSX JGTC, Denso Supra Race Car
Tourist Trophy- To get - 4 cars, Audi S4
Race of Red Emblem- To get - Nismo 400R
Legend of Silver Arrow- To get - Mercedes Benz CLK Touring Car (D2 AMG Mercedes)
Altezza Championship Race- To get - 4 cars, Tom's X540 Chaser, Toyota Vitz RS 1.5
Type R Meeting- To get - 4 cars, Honda NSX Type-R
Evolution Meeting- To get - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car
Dream Car Championship- To get - 4 cars, Mitsubishi FTO LM Race Car, Mazda RX7 LM Race Car
Get all Golds- To get - Team ORECA Dodge Viper GTSR
Professional League
British GT Car Cup- To get - Aston Martin Vanquish
MR Challenge- To get - Tommy Kaira ZZII
4WD Challenge- To get - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car Prototype
Spider & Roadster Championship- To get - Shelby Cobra
Dream Car Championship- To get - 4 cars, Toyota GT1, Panoz Esperante GTR, FTO LM Race Car, F090/s
Like the Wind- To get - Mazda 787B

Gran Turismo 3 tips

GT Cars To Buy

When you start a new Gran Turismo mode buy an MX5 (Mazda) because it's a light car and it should go pretty fast. Complete the Sunday Cup and sell the car you win because it won't be very fast. Then make enough money to buy an Impretza STi (Subaru). Then tune it up. After a while sell the Mazda MX5 and save up for a Tuscan Speed 6 and buy one. Once again tune it up. Don't sell anything. Save to about 350,000. Buy a Zonda C12S (Pagani) and tune it up. Then do what you want :)

Note: Buy the fastest rally car you can find and tune it up, BIG TIME, because rally cars are usually quite slow.

Killer Lotus

Buy the Lotus Esprit Sport 350. Buy stage 4 turbo, racing intercooler,racing chip, port and polish, engine balancing, racing transmission, racing clutch, racing flywheel, racing muffler,stage 3 wieght reduction, full custimize suspesion and limited slip then change the oil, after this the car should have 1067 hp with super soft slicks out back and normal tires up front it should do 275+ mph, 400m in 9.376 sec and 1000m in 16.491 sec.

Easy Way To Get F094/S ( Best Formula 1)

If you're just starting, buy a good car and raise enough money for a TVR speed 6. Win the Tuscan Challenge(professional) and save the game if you get the Speed 12. Then, win the Polyphony cup(professional) with the stock Speed 12. One of the four prizes is the F094/s, the best overall car in the game.

Wanna Pull A Wheelie?

This works and don't overlook it. If you want to have fun with a car with over 950hp and racing modifications. You can gain speeds in excess of 800mph. Examples of cars used are the Escudo Pikes Peak, Camaro Race Car, and GT-One Race Car. Here are the steps.
1.Equip the highest possible turbo or NA tune stage possible.
2.Decrease spring rate to smallest possible value on both front and rear.
3.Decrease ride height to smallest possible value on both front and rear.
4.Set gear ratio's auto setting to highest possible level.
5.Set gear ratio's final gear to about 3.000
6.Decrease front downforce to the lowest and increase rear downforce to the highest possible value.
7.Set ASM and TCS to level 0
Now go out on the test course and when u reach about 230mph your car will begin to catch some air.

Speed Overload

When pulling the wheelie code using the Escudo Pikes Peak version the car can go over 800 Mph as stated before, but I have reached a speed of " 1541.6 !! " Mph.(basically mach 2!). In order to do this trick use the settings in the
1.Equip highest turbo.
2.Set spring rate to smallest for front and rear.
3.Set ride height to smallest for front and rear.
4.Set gear ratio's auto setting to highest possible level.
5.Set gear ratio's final gear to 3.000
6.Set front downforce to lowest and rear downforce to highest
7.Set ASM and TCS to level 0
as you might have already known.
Then when going to the test track go the reverse way around and stop just over half way through the first turn. Floor it and try to make it out of the turn at at least 240 Mph. If done correctly, by the end of the strait away congratulations, you have just doubled the speed of sound!!

Get A Sweet Car

Get an F-1 car and the NA race of NA sports in professional an you will get a Pagani Zonda C-12 S. When fully upgraded it has over 1120 horse power and goes almost 270 mph. To get it to go that fast you have to get a fully customizable racing transmission and set the auto setting to 48, it's highest level. Now set it's rear down force to 50 and test on the test course. If done properly, conrats! you now have the 3rd fastest car in the game with the 5th best handling for it's speed!!!

Quick Money

Go buy a Skyline R34 VSPEC II and buy stage 4 turbo kit, tires, lighten the car as much as possible, and a better suspension and go race the GT Emblem in amateur and with the right skills you should be able to control the Skyline very well. Race at Leguna Seca, its only 3 laps so tires dont wear out and the 1st place prize is $30,000 and don't worry about losing, your opponents drive stock Skylines.

Trunk Load Of Cash

You will see a similar code for Sega GT.
(You will need two memory cards to operate this function successfully. Save A car on both memory cards and transfer one car into the other.
Is your Shelby GT350 not going that fast?
If so go to a race with "FREE" as an HP setting.Then go to SETTINGS and click L1 or Part Settings. Go to Brakes and change it to 1 Level 15 Level. Then go to Gears go down to the bottom and change the last number to 25.
Finally go to others and change the numbers to these:
LSD Inital 1
LSD Acceleration 36
LSD Deceleration 16

Quick And Easy HP

Once you bye or win a car befroe you race or do any modifications go to GT auto and perform a oil change and a car was. This will add any where from 5 to 40+ HP.Quick and easy.

Easy Money Fast

When starting out, buy a car which goes at least 145mph, added a turbo kit 2 or greater. Go to beginner league and enter the gt champion ship (10 races) Go to the super speed way and keep winning until you've reached about 200,000cr, Then go to car dealers and to lotus, and buy the best car for 113,000. Then equip it with turbo and go to the 150 mile track, beat it twice, You should get the corvette on the second time, Add a N/A Tune up 3 to it, it should be over 1000hp and go about 240mph

Now go to the 150 mile track, and win 2 more times, it won't take long cause it will only take 40 minutes to beat the course. Get the F1 Formula car, and and win the 150 mile race over and over, with the F090 it won't take more then 30 minutes to beat. Keep winning, and selling the double cars. This cheat works

Beat Races The Easy Way!

Earn up some credits to by a car thats $50,000 or more then buy a turbo kit 4 or N/A tune up 3 and install that. Now make sure your transmission is geared right so it can use all that power. After all that, go to the endurance races and race on the super speed way course (150 mile challenge). Race on that course until you get the formula 1. The F1 is the best car(s) in the game. The 150 mile challenge will take 1 hour to beat but the competition is weak, you can beat the race easily if you have the time. Just make sure you have the proper license.

Iain Wilson
Guides Editor

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 550 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.