GT Sport Update 1.47 Arrives, Introducing Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by AKps3, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. AlanH49

    AlanH49

    Messages:
    539
    EV/HY really is a whole different ball game. The way they deliver power overcomes many disadvantages.
     
    oneloops and bduddy like this.
  2. MikeyLCR

    MikeyLCR Premium

    Messages:
    924
    Location:
    Wales
    yep they're definitely nicer, just use bmb with a ramped up car gives good bonus if you need quick cash :tup:
     
  3. MikeV27

    MikeV27

    Messages:
    1,541
    Location:
    Canada
    I love this update. Bought the Merc with the micro transactions as a little thank you to pd. Plus i only have like 5 mil and im trying to save up lol.
     
  4. ringkurier

    ringkurier

    Messages:
    80
    Location:
    Germany
    Wow, that Großer Mercedes is an amazing machine, love that feeling of an big, heavy, muscle touring car!

    The Demio is fun, can't wait to do some cup races with it :D

    And the Taycan is simply an amazing car, I love the sound it makes when you push the loud pedal. The one pedal feeling is also a very cool function of it.

    But the Lambo... somehow boring. Am I the only one which is not impressed with it?:confused:
     
  5. rafnix

    rafnix

    Messages:
    33
    Help please,
    GT Sport starts after recent update until a dark grey screen where the upper right menu bar is hardly visible. The regular loading process with it's icon pictures and loading circle works ok (100%) and just when the black screen opens for the main menu it stays grey, even the music of the game is playing but no movement with the controller..

    edit: shut down the console already, but still, - other games are working
     
  6. Giorgio_57

    Giorgio_57

    Messages:
    167
    Location:
    Italy
    This car is awesome :D

     
    Vspectra, DK, ProjectF and 17 others like this.
  7. FoRiZon

    FoRiZon

    Messages:
    8,151
    Mercedes SEL: Easily my favourite of bunch. The dimensions alone is ridiculous yet works at the same time. Recommend to put all white or black paint to maximize the elegance.


    Porsche Taycan: 2 geared hippo. Have some trouble on tight turns at Spa, but manageable. Accelerates fast though and has cool headlights too.


    Mazda Demio: Our definitely highly requested Honda Fit competitor. Still quite alot of car reviewers said that this car is actually fun to drive. Understeers heavily on rain for some reason.



    Aventador SV: Not much to say apart from the fact that it's still supports epic sound to boot, so it's all good.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2019
    Interstellar9, JoueurGT, VXR and 6 others like this.
  8. Nielsen

    Nielsen

    Messages:
    6,513
    The high-pitched whine from the Taycan is giving me ear pain. Not kidding.
     
    LOonIE and Marxander97 like this.
  9. queleuleu

    queleuleu

    Messages:
    2,846
    For the first time I did the same thing. Some cars are simply too expensive (10 euros for a car?!). So I bought the Mercedes and the new Aventador, two new cars. I can't see myself spending 10 euros for a classic Corvette.
     
    sirjim73 likes this.
  10. GTV0819

    GTV0819

    Messages:
    4,823
    I did some back reading here recently and I have seen that some people seem to be disappointed about Spa. Well, is it safe to say that the track is somewhat overrated or what then? :idea:
     
    TrickyTree and Groundfish like this.
  11. MIE1992

    MIE1992

    Messages:
    1,169
    Location:
    United States
    So this is interesting: despite Spa being added, the X2019 Endurance Series, Nostalgic 1979, Real Circuit Tours, and Group 4 Cup all get a round at the dry version of Spa, despite the wet version also being available. It makes me wonder if maybe some rounds with the wet version will come in the next update? Notably, Red Bull wet is the other new round added to the Group 4 Cup, and Monza is the other one for Real Circuit Tours.

    Funny enough, the background image for Real Circuit Tours features the outline for circuits that aren't actually featured at this point in the event: Red Bull Ring Short, Le Mans, Mt. Panorama, Streets of Willow, Horse Thief Mile, Nurburgring GP, Tsukuba, Suzuka, Brands Hatch, and Nurburgring Nordschleife. It's especially interesting since it appears this event last appeared in GT4, though there also seems to be a very similarly-themed event in GT6, albeit under a different name.

    At any rate, I could see the dry version of Spa being reserved for the Gr.1 and Gr.3 endurance events, whereas the wet version would be seen in the non-endurance versions, unless PD plans to break the observed trend of not including wet courses in the endurance league events. Alternatively, the wet version could still appear in the AMG Grand Prix and F1500T-A events, and maybe even the respective events for the X2014 Jr. and X2014 Standard, though I have doubts since I don't recall there being a World Tour event at Spa that used either of those two; I only recall Spa hosting a race with the X2019, as well as a trend of all three of these events being largely modeled on World Tour events, such as with the X2014 Standard round at Le Mans.

    Nevertheless, I anticipate more rounds for the World Hatchback Championship and Lamborghini Cup, given the newly-added cars, and the potential return of GT6's Electric Circuits.

    EDIT: Perhaps more specifically, the wet version of the Red Bull Ring Short Track could be another World Hatchback Championship round, while the wet version of Spa could also become another round of the Lamborghini Cup. At any rate, it seems like the J-Sports Meeting (and I think the Sunday & Clubman Cup) is the only exception to most GT League events having a maximum of seven rounds. So while the idea of an event obtaining more rounds when it already has seven is technically possible, I would still say it's remarkably unlikely that more events will join the J-Sport Meeting's status. This could be why some events may not get rounds at Spa despite seeming like likely shoe-ins, (e.g. Gr.1 or Gr.3 events) as they've already obtained this seven round "maximum."

    However, while this would make the Gr.1 Cup in the Professional League unlikely to get additional rounds (let alone at Spa), the endurance events for Gr.1 and Gr.3 are only added as one at a time, and they have six each, so there could still potentially be rounds at Spa for these events. The Gr.3 Cup in the Amateur League is also below the limit, with five rounds so far. But I also don't see that many events focusing on a particular model (e.g. Z Heritage) getting more rounds even if they have less than seven, unless more cars like that are actually added in an update.

    For example, I don't foresee the Nissan GT-R Cup, Z Heritage, or Supra Legend events getting new rounds unless, for example, the KPGC10, Z34, and A60 respectively were added in future updates. I'm also unsure how more tangentially-related models could factor in, like if a TRD 3000GT or Celica XX would be eligible for Supra Legend, or a Nismo-tuned GT-R or Fairlady would be eligible for those events. It does seem like the Greddy Fugu Z is eligible for the Z Heritage event, though, so that could be indicative of things. This would also make sense for if the events return in a game that has more tuning options, like aero kits and carbon hoods; why indeed should tuner variants be excluded, in that case? (I do think it'd be neat to have more events that prohibit tuning otherwise, though - I think some GT6 events did that. Or maybe an event that only allows you to change the downforce, or maybe events involving a "major" group could typically have BoP on for all racers, including the AI, like for a Gr.3 event. There's a lot of fun you could have with regulations, and I'd hope that more interesting regulation options can also be an option for lobbies, as well as something seen in Sport Mode races. I could see regulations having enough depth to be worthy of being discussed and shared almost in the same way tuning settings are.)
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2019
    NoonenF1, mcnonals and sirjim73 like this.
  12. BjoBosUndies

    BjoBosUndies

    Messages:
    176
    Obviously going too slow through there if you picked up on those details.
     
  13. dimassa19

    dimassa19

    Messages:
    2,649
    Location:
    Brazil
    Taycan faster than a 911 GT3 RS! :eek::tup:
     
    JoueurGT and RCKakashi14 like this.
  14. Marxander97

    Marxander97

    Messages:
    17
    Can someone explain what the difference between a diesel and a benziner is in a racing game?
    How does it alter the gameplay?
     
  15. ShiftingGears

    ShiftingGears

    Messages:
    2,939
    Location:
    Australia
    Hoping that the excessive run off at Spa doesn't lead to what we see at the Red Bull Ring.

    The Merc is good fun.
     
  16. Divaldo

    Divaldo

    Messages:
    156
    Location:
    Brazil
    Nice set of pics.
     
  17. MIE1992

    MIE1992

    Messages:
    1,169
    Location:
    United States
    I'll admit for the three road cars, I'm having a hard time picking a color, haha. But I noticed that on the Demio, there's this red part of the grill that's always there regardless of the color you're looking at. Maybe I'll pick Meteor Grey, as I think that red part will still look good with this color. But I do have an odd interest in that rose gold sort of color that's offered, too. For the Taycan, that default white does looks good, but I'm also thinking of the silver color that's just one color over to the right. And for the Aventador, I can't help but wonder if maybe all "SV"-label models are associated with being yellow? Most of the time that I see screenshots of the Diablo SV in the NFS games, it's yellow.

    At any rate, it seems like GT does a good job with picking default colors, like how for if a variant also features an exclusive color (e.g. the RX-7 Spirit R's titanium color), that's the default color in GTS.
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2019
    sirjim73 likes this.
  18. Volksauto

    Volksauto

    Messages:
    3,321
    The 300 SEL is OFFICIALLY THE BEST SOUNDING CAR IN GRAN TURISMO! Prove me wrong.
     
  19. ringkurier

    ringkurier

    Messages:
    80
    Location:
    Germany
    No / Nein

    That is a true fact :bowdown:
     
    SpiritofDS, zorrofox and Animedeaf like this.
  20. EinsTheOne

    EinsTheOne

    Messages:
    88
    I've had that issue for months...

    I recently got faster internet, it minimized it..
    And then I noticed that it loaded quicker if I wasn't downloading anything on my pc or ps4..

    That's the only solution I've found... Make sure GT Sport is the only thing using the bandwidth...
    If find a better solution, please let me know.
     
  21. VXR

    VXR

    Messages:
    9,326
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I don't think there's a massive difference on the track, although the description saying the stock diesel model matches the performance of a 2.5 petrol must be one heck of a strangled, out of tune 2.5 petrol...
     
    Marxander97 likes this.
  22. Schalkehelmi

    Schalkehelmi Premium

    Messages:
    98
    I am deiving with two friends in the lobby.

    Room ID: 0475 4147 83177934 3428

    We are driving 100 Kilometer Spa. You are welcome!!
     
    CurbHog likes this.
  23. juanffy18

    juanffy18

    Messages:
    444
    The difference is not in the torque too?
     
  24. sirjim73

    sirjim73

    Messages:
    1,578
    Location:
    England
    My instinct/guess on this is that they were not sure that the wet version would be ready this month until the last minute (remember Kaz said "likely" at the event on Friday), so the new races were based on the dry version only. That doesn't explain why they are all at the same time though, that bit is still weird to me.

    Also, we haven't got more than 7 races in an update for some time. My guess is the member of staff who puts them together (let's call him "Dave") either has less time now for GTSport due to working on GTNext, or theres now fewer Dave's working on this than before as the other Dave's have been moved across to GTNext.

    Therefore, I agree with the suggestion that it's very likely that more rounds at Spa will be added next month, with the wet version featuring heavily.

    Second part of this is, I suspect we won't see any new tracks or wet variations next month as, even if something new shows at the World Tour final, it may not be ready for release straight away. If that's the case, having new rounds added for wet Spa would help cover the "gap" in track content.

    Don't forget, the Jaguar VGT arrives next month so I would expect 2 new Vision GT rounds in November including Spa (assuming the Jaguar complies with the limits of one or other event).

    Lamborghini may be a good bet for 2 races at Professional level due to the new SV, GR.1 or GR.3 or Porsche Endurance at Spa seems a shoe in, which leaves 2 Beginner rounds to ponder. These could well be determined by the other cars coming next month.
     
    Racer93, MIE1992 and TrafficEmpire like this.
  25. TheDollarMan

    TheDollarMan

    Messages:
    32
    First lap at Spa :)
     
    sirjim73 likes this.
  26. TonyJZX

    TonyJZX

    Messages:
    2,990
    The stars of the show is Spa and the Mercedes 300 6.8 - I bought the car even though I dont need it as its too attractive at only $2 mil. The car opens up opportunities in the Nostalgia 79 series so well worth it.

    The Mazda 2 you wont care for until they bring out a spec series in leagues and since its only $20.000 you'll be getting these every day in DWG for the rest of your natural life.

    The Aventador I dont care for... the std. one is getting out of class and it drives like an understeering bucket compared to the fantastic Huracan... PD would be much better served with just any any other Lamborghini such as the Gallardo Murcielago Espada... hell even the LM002 or Urus would be more welcome!

    Taycan is another Gr.X thing I dont care for. Until there is some kind of meaningful EV event then these things run on their own.

    My first outing on Spa on the Gr.4 races was uneventful given there's no learning curve for this track... we've been on this one since the Geoff Crammond days... what's that? 25-30yrs ago. And its still amazing after all these years.

    I'd just be happy that in future PD can schedule wet and dry races at Spa from every class from Mazda 2's to GT3s to LMP1s to F1's at the greatest circuit there's ever been and ever will be.

    Now onto the next order of business... Silverstone!

    You know you want it. To me I liked the old 2005 spec Silverstone as show in every Forza until recently.

    It seems like only in GT5/6 did the move to the current F1 spec Silverstone.

    We should have it right? Its a modern GT tradition. Or it like Blizzard and classic WoW... you think you want it but you really don't!
     
  27. CurbHog

    CurbHog

    Messages:
    322
    Location:
    United States
    I can drive this track all day long !
     
  28. Cerebral303

    Cerebral303

    Messages:
    687
    I really hope the Daily Race at Spa next week is Group 3 or above and Race C. Until then if you need me I'll be at that Belgian place.
     
    sirjim73 likes this.
  29. R1600Turbo

    R1600Turbo Premium

    Messages:
    49,963
    Location:
    United States
    PD, why no Kart track too!?! I mean it's right there. And we have Karts. So.......

    [​IMG]
     
  30. TonyJZX

    TonyJZX

    Messages:
    2,990
    [​IMG]

    The above picture isnt from GTS but it is a game but it does show in detail the layout and apparently its rendered in GT Sport.