Right on schedule, the latest version of Gran Turismo Sport is now available on the PlayStation Network. Weighing in at 2.56GB, it introduces another batch of familiar cars as well as a new-to-franchise track in the shape of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
We detailed the full range of improvements yesterday, but we’ve got a quick overview available below.
With the FIA-certified events letting the cat out of the bag early for two of this month’s cars, the other seven were somewhat more mysterious.
As it turns out, they should be familiar to Gran Turismo fans, as all were present in GT6. Notably, two of them — the already-known Subaru 22B, as well as the classic Jag E-Type — were last available as Standard models, the PS2-era legacy designation in the PS3 days. They both therefore receive a significant upgrade for Sport duty.
Of particular interest is the Gr.2 trio of older Super GT GT500 machines. It will be interesting to see how the Balance of Performance (BoP) works out for them.
- Ferrari GTO ’84 (N400)
- Honda EPSON NSX ’08 (Gr.2)
- Jaguar E-type Coupé ’61 (N300)
- Lexus PETRONAS TOM’S SC430 ’08 (Gr.2)
- Maserati GranTurismo S ’08 (N400)
- MINI Cooper S ’05 (N200)
- Nissan XANAVI NISMO GT-R ’08 (Gr.2)
- Pagani Zonda R ’09 (Gr.X)
- Subaru Impreza 22B-STi Version ’98 (N300)
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Say hello to the first new-to-franchise circuit in Sport’s slighty more-than-year life. First showing up mid-way through last month, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya raises the real-world circuit count in the game, as well as F1 tracks.
So far, it appears only that top-tier layout is available in Sport. Polyphony has expanded on track layouts for previous courses, so perhaps the National or Short layouts will arrive at a later date.
Other Changes and Improvements
As usual, GT League has come in for another expansion. There’s a new MINI series of events, as well as the X2014 Nations Cup. Existing events have also grown, with new races for Group 4 Cup (Beginner) and more.
There’s also an opportunity for easy money with Fuji Speedway joining the Circuit Experience section.
Scapes grow too, with a special “Autumn Leaves” selection just in time.
On the hardware side, if you’ve picked up the Thrustmaster BT LED, it’s now compatible with GT Sport. If you haven’t yet, well, why not read our review?
Lastly, FIA daily (er, weekly) races will adopt the new Penalty Zone system previewed in the Regional Final races.
As ever, keep an eye on our dedicated GT Sport forums for any unannounced changes to the game.