Gran Turismo Sport July Update Adds Eight New Cars, a New Circuit and More

Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo Sport playerbase surpassed the 5 million mark, and the studio’s CEO Kazunori Yamauchi personally thanked the fans on Twitter. Polyphony Digital does a tremendous job at continuously releasing updates for the racing title, whether it is a content update or fixing reported issues. The previous update, April’s update 1.18 added three new events to the GT League, the GR Supra Racing Concept and more.

Well, Gran Turismo Sport’s upcoming July update won’t be any smaller. The update adds eight new car models, including the much requested Mercedes F1, Mazda 787B and Ferrari 250 GTO. Not only that, players will finally get to drive on France’s Circuit de Sainte-Croix, available in 6 different geometric layouts. Players will also finally be able to purchase cars directly from Sony’s PlayStation Store, starting from July 30 and August 2nd in Asia and EMEA regions respectively. In addition to that, three more events were added to the GT League, in the Beginner, Amateur and Professional leagues. Here are the upcoming update’s patch notes:

1. 8 new models, including the Mercedes F1 and Mazda 787B, will be added.

  • Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ 2017 (Gr.X)
  • Mazda 787B ’91 (Gr.1)
  • Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car (Gr.3)
  • Ferrari 250 GTO CN.3729GT ’62 (Gr.X)
  • HONDA S660 ’15 (N100)
  • Honda Beat ’91 (N100)
  • Daihatsu Copen Active Top ’02 (N100)

2. The new ‘Circuit de Sainte-Croix’, with 6 geometric layouts, will be added.

・’Circuit de Sainte-Croix’ (A/B/C) 
Circuit de Sainte-Croix – A: Total Length: 9,477m, Elevation Change: 44m, Number of corners: 19, Longest Straight: 915m
This is an original track themed on the Sainte-Croix lake, which actually exists in the Provence region of Southern France. The long 10km course has various branches, and it is possible to select from 3 different layouts labeled A, B, and C respectively. The track contains corners comprised of geometric shapes such as 90 degree and radial corners. There is also a reverse layout to each.

3. The option to purchase cars from the PlayStation™Store will be added.

Cars that cost less than 2,000,000 in-game Cr. can now be purchased directly through the PS Store, in addition to your standard in-game purchase.

The service start date will vary depending on the region.
– Asia Region and Americas Region: July 30
– EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Region and Oceania region: August 2

4. The ability to apply decals to Racing Suits and Helmets will be added.

Until now, Racing Suits and Helmets could only be recoloured. Decals can now also be applied to them.

5. The following 3 events will be added to the ‘GT League’:

■ Lightweight K Cup (Beginner League)
A race for a class of compact cars only available in Japan, powered by 660 cc displacement engines.

■ Nostalgic Car Festival (Amateur League) 
Beautiful design and sensuous sounds. Famed cars of a bygone era gather once again.

■ Mercedes AMG Grand Prix (Professional League)
A one make event with the F1 W08 EQ Power+ that led Lewis Hamilton to his series victory in 2017.

In addition, new Rounds have been added to the following events: F150 Raptor Survival (Beginner League), 4WD Challenge (Amateur League), Vision Gran Turismo Trophy+ (Professional League) and Porsche Cup (Endurance League).

6. More additional features will be added.

SCAPES
The ‘Scenes Containing People’ collection, a special section of Spots suited for placing drivers, will be added. Furthermore, additional Scapes spots have been added to the ‘Tokyo Outer Ring Road, Chiba’ collection.

CIRCUIT EXPERIENCE
・Circuit de la Sarthe has been added to the ‘Circuit Experience’.

There will be various other features, improvements and fixes implemented in this update.

Gran Turismo Sport is currently available exclusively on PS4. Check out the trailer below showcasing the new car models, the new track as well as other added content and features.

[Source: Gran Turismo]