Gran Turismo Sport is set to launch later this year with a variety of classes roughly based on real-world motorsports. It looks like another class might be destined for Polyphony Digital’s upcoming racer, one where how you get around the lap is more important than how fast.
Dai Yoshihara is currently taking part in the 2017 Formula Drift season with the bonkers 1000-horsepower Subaru BRZ you see above. The brightly-colored beast was the focus of a handful of shared stories on Dai’s Instagram yesterday, and while that seems standard with the season just kicking off, it’s who else shows up that has our attention.
A man with a fairly serious-looking camera is shown capturing the Subaru from a variety of angles. With Dai tagging the official Gran Turismo Instagram, it seems safe to say this is a member of Polyphony Digital. Take a look for yourself, thanks to images captured by community member silverman_GT:
It isn’t yet clear what the purpose of this photoshoot is for. While no drift cars have been spotted in GT Sport so far, players of the beta have caught a Drift option in the settings sheets. Drifting did feature quite regularly in the PS3-era GT seasonal events, too.
Those with great memories will note this isn’t the first time Yoshihara has worked with Polyphony Digital. Way back in the run-up to GT6’s release, Dai took to Willow Springs to show off the game’s GPS Visualizer.
This isn’t the only unusual car tied to Gran Turismo Sport, either. Back in January, eyebrows were raised when it seemed like Mark Higgins’ record-setting Subaru WRX STI was coming to the game. While neither Scooby quite fits into the existing class structure of GT Sport, we wouldn’t write them off quite yet, especially as Kazunori Yamauchi has stated the final car lineup could hit up to 500 vehicles.
Only time will tell if players will get to pull off their best Daijiro impressions within GT Sport. Stay tuned to GTPlanet for more news on the game.