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BHP Increasing?

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 5' started by Ross Garland, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Ross Garland

    Ross Garland
    A legend in my own mind... Premium Member

    I first noticed this with the Honda Civic '97, the very first car I bought and I only used it in a couple of races. I was recently awarded another, and found my original had 3bhp more. It has not been modified.

    Now I have an Impreza Sedan '10 which I upgraded to exactly 345bhp for the rally special events. I took it out for some practice first, then tried to enter, and was denied because it now has 346bhp.

    I'm not an expert on mechanics and engines... is the game simulating engine run-in or something?
  2. Its the engines braking in, they have always done this in GT, early in the life of the engines with new oil they will increase in power, it is short lived though, be sure to keep your oil clean and when the power starts to dip engine overhaul.
  3. Ross Garland

    Ross Garland
    A legend in my own mind... Premium Member

    Excellent, thanks for the info. Its been a loooong time since I played GT (GT4)... and I didn't even know it was doing it then either. :tongue:
  4. I noticed this too - if you buy a premium car with 0 miles on the clock then immediately change the oil you get a BHP increase for next to no money!

    Of course with the used cars it stands to reason that a service straight after purchase will yield a small performance gain.
  5. I noticed this as well, but not like what others said, the hp increased after few races for some reason, I only changed the oil once so far, but that's when I first got the car)
  6. Ross Garland

    Ross Garland
    A legend in my own mind... Premium Member

    That's what I said originally, and its engine run-in as Ryan said.
  7. Biggest increase I saw sofar was with the Toyota Minolta 88-CV racecar.

    Oilchange: 870hp to 937

    and after some races it got 10 more :)
  8. Its true. I had a Maserati Gran Turismo S with 0.0 miles on it and a top speed of 195. Same course, same direction with 10 miles I got up to 197.
    Same starting point, too.