A new post on the European PlayStation Blog has news that a new free update for Gran Turismo 5 will be available on the 11th October.

The new update includes various updates to parts of the game and some new features.

All cars in the game now feature an interior view, you can now save your progress during endurance races and return at any time, 11 NASCAR 2011 cars have been added and you can incrementally adjust weather settings for race start and race end.

In addition to that the following have also be changed:

  • Photo Travel Mode updates

  • Shortening of load times and improved menu response

  • Improved car physics simulation, further evolved A.I.

  • Improved and enhanced user interface

  • Support for the Logitech G25/G27 steering wheels

  • New features in the Online Lounge.

"The coming Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2 update is an update that contains the feedback from the users playing GT5 online every day. We have added cars such as the newest NASCAR race cars, but many of the updates are those that improve usability and expand the field of game play. I believed from the initial release of Gran Turismo 5 that it would be the users that would make the game grow thereafter, and we added things like interior views for the standard models because there was a lot of request for it from our users. You could say that this update is the shape and form of GT5 that was created through the opinions of our fans." said series creator Kazunori Yamauchi.