The latest GT Sport DLC update arrives tomorrow, bringing with it eight new cars and a surprise returning circuit.
Special Stage Route X, a massive, high-speed circuit, will make an unexpected return to Gran Turismo. It first appeared as part of a paid “Speed Test Pack” DLC for Gran Turismo 5, way back in 2012. It’s nearly 19 miles long, consisting of two equal straights 7.5 miles long each, and a pair of identical banked corners.
Those who dug into GT5’s code discovered a second layout of the track, involving some remarkable tunnels. We don’t yet know if the GT Sport version of the circuit will include additional layouts or not, although it appears unlikely at present. The track’s return may see the resurrection of the performance benchmark tests: 0-400m, 0-1000m and the top speed run.
A PlayStation Store update earlier this week confirmed the identities of seven of the update’s new vehicles. The eighth, the Aston Martin DB3S which won the Gran Turismo Trophy at Pebble Beach in 2013, does not appear in the Store, as its in-game price is two million credits or more.
The full list is as follows:
- Aston Martin DB3S CN.1 1953 (Gr.X)
- BMW Z8 2001 (N400)
- Ferrari Dino 246 GT 1971 (N300)
- Honda Integra Type R (DC2) 1998 (N200)
- Nissan Fairlady Z Version S (Z33) 2007 (N300)
- Porsche 356 A/1500 GS GT Carrera Speedster 1956 (N100)
- Shelby G.T.350 1965 (N300)
- TVR Tuscan Speed 6 2000 (N400)
In addition to the new content, there is the usual expansion of the career mode content. This includes a Circuit Experience for the new Tokyo Expressway layout from the 1.31 update.
The GT League will gain a new Beginner event for Nissan Z cars. There’s also expansions of the Stars & Stripes (Beginner), Vision GT Trophy (Amateur), X2014 Nations Cup (Professional), and Gr.1 Prototype Endurance (Endurance) events.
Those who enjoy the Scapes mode will gain new locations in Cambridge, UK. As usual, Polyphony Digital promises other features, improvements and fixes.
The maintenance announcement, both on the official site and in-game, reads as follows:
At the following time, we will perform maintenance on the ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ servers. A new game update will also be available after the maintenance. Please note that during this time the online services, including [Sport Mode], will not be available.
[Day & Time]
17 January, 2019, 04:00 – 06:00 UTC
* The above time is subject to change.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
As usual, you will not be able to save your game progress once the maintenance period starts, so be sure to make a manual save from the top menu well ahead of time.