As we’ve previously mentioned, the latest update for GT Sport will arrive in around 12 hours, but it contains a little more than we originally thought.
The update brings along five new cars. Four of those are the cars we already saw in the little PlayStation Store glitch a week back: Honda S800; Honda Civic (EK) Type R; Mazda Roadster (NA) Touring Car; and Porsche 911 (930) Turbo. We did speculate that perhaps there may be another car, but it would need to be one priced above in-game threshold of 10,000,000cr for cars that appear within the PSN Store.
It appears that our wish has come true, because the update will bring the Jaguar D-Type ’54. Although we don’t know yet what the in-game price for the car will be, it’s likely to extremely high; the D-Type is one of the most sought-after cars in the world. It’s so desirable that, 64 years later, Jaguar started to build them again.
The full list of additional cars is thus:
- Honda S800 ’66 (N100)
- Honda Civic (EK) Type R (N200)
- Jaguar D-Type ’54 (Gr.X)
- Mazda Roadster Touring Car (N200)
- Porsche 911 (930) Turbo ’81 (N300)
Eagle-eyed readers will note that the Mazda Roadster, despite appearing to be a race car, appears in the N200 road car category for cars with 150-249PS (147-246hp). This mirrors a vehicle that appeared in earlier, pre-release versions of GT Sport, which was a race-modified fourth generation MX-5/Roadster/Miata and also appeared as an N200.
As for other content, it appears that this update will not contain any new circuits for us to get our teeth into. That’s broadly in line with what we were expecting, following six new circuit layouts last month.
There will be a Circuit Experience for one of those six layouts though. That’s Sardegna Road Course A, the longest of the three versions of the track, with a Gr.3 version of the Peugeot Vision GT as your learner driver’s car.
Other new features include five new races spread across Amateur, Professional and Endurance Leagues. Naturally, given the vehicle content, there’s two new rounds each in the World Hatchback Championship (Amateur) and the Nostalgic 1979 series (Professional).
You’ll also find an “open spaces” Scapes theme, although there’s no word on any new locations within this curated collection. Naturally there’s the promise of “various other features, improvements and fixes” too. The preview video for the update is below:
As ever, once the maintenance period for GT Sport starts, at around 0400UTC (convert to your time here), you will lose all online access to the game until you have installed the update. This includes the ability to save, so be sure to save from the top menu well ahead of time.