The latest update for Gran Turismo Sport has now gone live, bringing with it the first new car to the game of 2021: Toyota’s GR86.
Toyota has only recently revealed the GR86, which succeeds the 86GT. Despite looking really rather similar to its predecessor, the GR86 is an entirely new car. There’s a new platform underneath with a slightly longer wheelbase and much higher torsional rigidity, and much of the upper structure is now aluminum to reduce weight and lower the center of gravity.
The GR86 won’t go on sale until later this year, so GT Sport players will get to drive the car before its real-world owners. In fact it’s only due to make its public dynamic debut globally this weekend, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, so Gran Turismo has the jump on everyone.
As expected, the car’s arrival in the game has brought an update to the FIA Online Championship Stage 2 schedule. It’s now confirmed that the GR86 will be the car for Round 1 of the Nations Cup on July 10, at Autopolis.
If you want to grab the car for a test drive before then, you might be pleasantly surprised at the price. Although Toyota Gazoo Racing announced that the car would cost 86,000 credits, it appears this was a mis-translation and it would actually cost 860,000 credits in the Japanese version of the game. In other regions, that becomes 8,600 credits, making it the cheapest car in GT Sport.
Other than the Toyota there’s not a lot else in the 317MB update. The official patch notes mention a tire temperature bug in Sport Mode, and of course the traditional “various other issues”. Doubtless there’ll be som small changes that the GTPlanet community will dig out in due course.
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