Gran Turismo 5 continues to grow, with more DLC and a big Holiday update planned.

No, we're not stalkers or anything, we've simply been keeping a keen eye on your PlayStation Network account. You've been playing Gran Turismo 5, haven't you?

Ok, so this post might not apply to you specifically, but there are genuinely four or five people on our PSN friends list that play nothing else. Every night, it's the same old thing: Gran Turismo 5.

So we can only assume those people will be stoked to learn that another batch of DLC is on the way. Heading up a brand new update is the Car Pack 2, which will feature a new and improved 2012 Nissan GT-R Black edition R35, 2011 MINI COOPER S, 2010 Volkswagen Golf VI R, and a 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R. You can check out some tasty pictures over on the PlayStation Blog.

In addition, Sony's also announced the "Family Upgrade" pack for Gran Turismo 5. If you were around for the initial DLC release, you'll remember a big hullabaloo regarding the content being locked to a single account. The "Family Upgrade" pack fixes that oversight for free, allowing multiple users to enjoy previously purchased content on the same PS3.

As an added bonus, if you've bought any of Gran Turismo 5's DLC, Sony's revealed that you'll be eligible to receive a special gift in the form of the Gran Turismo Racing Kart 125 SP and five New Car Refresh cards for free.

You'll need to install the game's latest patch in order to claim those goodies, details of which can be found after the jump.

If you need more information, jump on over to the PlayStation Blog for all the details.

  • Offering the ability to change wheels on standard cars
  • A ‘copy’ feature will be added to settings sheets
  • In GT Auto, players will be able to see how the oil changes, aerodynamic parts, engine overhauls, and racing modifications will affect performance points and engine power, before and after their application.
  • Free tickets have been added that allow you to wash cars, change oil, overhaul your engine, or refresh the car body in GT Auto (10 coupons will be distributed for free to each of those who have downloaded the 2.02 update).
  • Pressing the ? button in the car ticket selection screen of the Car Delivery, will now allow you to exchange all car tickets at once.
  • In screens where the [Garage] and [Driver List] buttons are displayed in the A/B Spec events, Special Events, and Seasonal Events, pressing the ? button will now show the [Garage], and pressing the ? button will show the drivers list.
  • An option has now been added for ‘Max. number of participants – this is featured in the room settings of My Lounge.
  • Added ? marks which show the number of Gold Trophies attained in each event, in the event selection screen of seasonal events.
  • Racing sound effect adjustment.
  • Elements of the steering assist controls (used when using certain controllers on Racing Karts) have been adjusted.