Gran Turismo Sport August Update Brings Back Red Bull Ring

Gran Turismo Sport 698 August 28, 2018 by

Well that’s a bit of a shock. We already knew an update was coming to Gran Turismo Sport tomorrow, but we didn’t expect new content. Surprise!

The Bull is Back

The 1.25 update will once again expand the track roster of Polyphony’s sim racer. This newest circuit will be familiar to GT6 players, with Red Bull Ring returning to the fold. The Spielberg track was a post-release addition to that game, and it continues the tradition here.

Measuring 2.68 miles, the Red Bull Ring is a short, quick lap. That’s not to say it’s easy: the nine corners should challenge drivers new and old. And with Lewis Hamilton’s 2017 F1 car in the game, we expect to see lots of attempts to beat his real-world lap times here.

New Rides: Old, New, Cheap, and (Very) Expensive

Speaking of cars, this update adds eight more to the mix. Like Red Bull Ring, they should be very familiar to fans of the franchise:

  • Ford Mark IV Race Car ’67
  • Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé ‘64
  • Amuse S2000 GT1 Turbo
  • Abarth 500 ‘09
  • Abarth 1500 Biposto Bertone B.A.T 1 ‘52
  • Volkswagen 1200 ‘66
  • Mini-Cooper ‘S’ ‘65
  • Lancia DELTA HF Integrale Evoluzione ‘91

All eight models were last seen in GT6. The standout is the original Mini: it’s the only model that wasn’t a Premium in its past PS3 life. Polyphony has given it a serious facelift, meaning players can finally experience the joys of the Mini’s simple interior.

UPDATE: As a few users pointed out, the above isn’t quite the case. The old-shape Mini in previous Gran Turismos was a ’98, from a time when BMW already owned the brand. That makes this the first road-going BMC-era Mini included in the franchise!

You’ll want to start saving up credits, too: we’re betting on that Ford being another 20 million credit car, much as it was last generation. The Cobra and Bertone won’t be very cheap either — might we suggest our money-making guide?

More GT League Events, Scapes, other Features

GT League gets another brace of events with the 1.25 update too. Three more series will challenge players across different eras:

  • Beetle & Samba Bus Festa – Beginner League
  • Group 3 Cup – Amateur League
  • Nostalgic 1979 – Professional League

There will now be an Archive option in Sport Mode, allowing players to check their previous results. It’s something we’ve already seen active on the GT Sport website.

Meanwhile, the Zagato Museum joins the 1000+ Scapes lineup, and last month’s new track addition, Saint-Croix, will be available in Circuit Experience.

Stay tuned for more info on the 1.25 update!

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