Gran Turismo 5: Going uphill with a Fiat 500 is awesome

Following video shows what's happening when you try to go uphill with a Fiat 500 in Gran Turismo 5.

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NecrumSlavery2670d ago

Looks like the intro to a swedish horror movie. Oh wait he's playing Mafia?

This is funny. If you can't love cars playing GT5 you have no soul for the racing genre.

Blacktric2670d ago (Edited 2670d ago )

And it's a premium car ahahaha! Oh God I need to buy GT 5 asap for all these awesomeness. I don't care what people say about it. It's gonna be mine!

mikeslemonade2670d ago

It's like a game within a game. To try to get up the freaking hill! I should start an online match with 16 players and try to use team work to get up the hill.

Steve_02670d ago

Absolutely hilarious!
I am so glad that the Fiat 500 is premium rather than the Bugatti Veyron.
Although, the SuperSport...

SasanovaS19872670d ago

hahahahahahaha so true glad the car stalls out, there is not enough horsepower to pull the car...dam GT5 is the shi7!!!!!! i just hit lvl 15, so bout to get that S lisence

SIX2670d ago

Lol. I don't think I've ever seen somthing like this in a driving game before. People wonder where all the money went for this game? This is a small example of where that money went. The Real Driving Simulation it truely is. haha.

Noble Spartan2670d ago


raztad2670d ago (Edited 2670d ago )


premium cars =/= super cars. What at you laughing at? the fact the car has not enough horsepower to climb the ladder up or that the fiat 500 is a premium?

[email protected] lol

TheDeadMetalhead2670d ago

Attack of the Hoverrounds. Coming to theaters Spring 2011.

oohWii2670d ago

I'm sure that in first gear that car should be able to climb that hill. Come on now.

Armyntt2670d ago

Exactly. I didnt have audio up and im guessing he never put it in 1st. The fiat would go up the hill fine, albeit a lil slow.

mindedone2670d ago

at the end he tried to go up in second gear, and switched to first after he stalled, that's it.

zeddy2670d ago

physics are great, theres not enough power to get up a hill so why should it?

oohWii2670d ago (Edited 2670d ago )

Funny you make that statement and us physics in the same sentence. Because physics is exactly why he could make it up that hill.

It's called gears.

Hell, you could climb that hill on your ten speed if you put it in first gear. Are you saying you are stronger than the engine in that fiat?

Unless I was fooled by the graphics and the hill is like 45 - 65 degrees. Then there's a question of whether it would be spinning tires while sliding backwards. (Perhaps they were spinning their tires.)

Steve_02670d ago

That's a pretty steep hill, and remember it's a dirt track. I really doubt a real Fiat 500 (having a family member who owns one) would make it up such a hill. The problem is the traction, as he says in the video, the power of the engine isn't conducting well to the ground (it just skids). It's likely he's using full power, which will accentuate this. If you were to try with reasonable entry speed, moderating power to reduce wheel spin, and in a low gear, the result would likely be different.


It has nothing to do with being strong (power). The car obviously can generate more power than his legs, but how much more does this car weight? A Fiat 500 should weight around 500kg, that's more than 6 times a human being, and we didn't even considered gravity yet... Yes, gravity, that hill is easily over 50º right in front of where they stalled, obviously normal force can't help much here. Plus it's called 500 because that's the nominal size of it's engine (500cc, must be actually around 480cc), we are looking at a 10~15HP car right there.

You talk about physics but you obviously don't understand the concepts of power, torque, energy and god knows what more... Or maybe you think this old car has a steam engine, those peak torque at 0rpm, maybe then it wouldn't even need a clutch.

Real cars do stall all the time on unexperienced drivers on steep hill areas. Go to such a hill with a 1.0 economic car or whatevver piece of slow crap you can get, coming to it in 2nd gear and as you start climbing it slow down 'till finally get back to 1st gear, you'll probably won't get past it. Or even better, stop a car at such a steep hill and try to go up. If we didn't use kinetic energy to keep puhing while we drive, we would get stalled all the time, and that's what we instinctly avoid while driving upway, just notice how once the speed start to stall we tend to floor the acelerator.

Just like that, in the game he was ok going up 'till he decided to slow down and see the other stalled cars, so he got stalled himself. Nothing wrong with physics there.

What people should be complaining, if anything, is why the 1st car (AI controlled) got stalled, the AI shouldn't had stopped or slowed down. Although it probably just did so because of early level difficult, as in the AI will actually make mistakes.

bobrea2670d ago


BRB LET ME PICK APART PEOPLE'S STATEMENTS ON THE INTERNET TO SHOW PEOPLE HOW SMART I AM HURRR. Jesus christ, people like you are why these forums fucking suck now

pixelsword2670d ago (Edited 2670d ago )


Gears need energy to do the work required of it; if the engine can't supply the energy, it cannot do the work (like going up a hill) and besides, who said he put it in first in the video?

Don't reach past your grasp.

oohWii2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )


Dude the more gears you add, the less energy you require. All I'm saying is, the engine & transmission has enough torque and HP to climb that hill on a dry surface in first gear. (maybe not fast, but still)

Sounds like a job for myth busters. If I'm wrong I really don't have a problem with being corrected. Unlike some of you know-it-alls.

The car being light is a plus as gravity has less of an effect on it as opposed to a underpowered heavy vehicle.

But I will say this, I can gaurantee you that GT5 is not 100% accurately showing this arrempt the way it would be in real life.

I would love to see this one on mythbusters or something. If for no other reason for my own curosity.

@bobrea - Drama Queen much? Grow-up

thesummerofgeorge2669d ago


"If I'm wrong I really don't have a problem with being corrected. Unlike some of you know-it-alls. "

You call them know it alls when you were the one that was inaccurately correcting someone. What you said was nonsense.

"But I will say this, I can gaurantee you that GT5 is not 100% accurately showing this arrempt the way it would be in real life. "

Get a life you troll, the game is far more accurate than your make-it-up-as-you-go-along assessment. The fanboys and trolls are clearly out for blood, looking for ANY little scrap, true or not, to criticize GT5. What other game do people complain that the physics have to literally be 100% accurate? Even though the physics ARE accurate in this situation, the guy wasn't in the correct gear for such a steep hill at such a low speed.

You got corrected, and now you're trying to save face by nitpicking further. Give it a rest, if you demand 100% accurate driving physics, don't play video games, otherwise, GT5 is as close as you're gonna get.

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Godmars2902670d ago (Edited 2670d ago )

Looks like there needs to be a "get out and push" option...

karl2670d ago

hope its one of the new features in GT6

Blacktric2670d ago (Edited 2670d ago )

Maybe they should also add "add a horse (or two) in front of the car to pull it" option too since engine swapping/modification might give some trouble!

Coogi2670d ago

So...GT5 just came out and already talking about about 6? What does 5 fail or something? Sheesh...

Ducky2670d ago


Sequels are made when a game is successful.

When a game fails, a sequel doesn't get made.
Practical example: Too Human

GrandTheftZamboni2670d ago (Edited 2670d ago )

Driving in reverse uphill should be enough.

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ForzaGT2670d ago (Edited 2670d ago )

thats realism for you

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