What is the Mysterious Open-Wheel Car in GT Sport?

December 26th, 2016 by Matej

Back at the beginning of the month, Polyphony Digital released 124 new screenshots of Gran Turismo Sport. One specific image has caught the attention of our community, as GTPlanet members have been trying to unravel a mystery.

The image above seems normal enough at first glance. Once we have cropped the image to focus on the back group of cars however (and zoomed in), it becomes obvious the mysterious car peaking behind the black Peugeot 208 is an open-wheeler. But which one? It’s hard to tell considering the focus of the image is on the GT86 in the foreground. Likewise, the angle of the image doesn’t much help resolve the situation either.

 

The image raises so many questions because no open-wheelers have been announced or presented in GT Sport so far. Indeed, back in May after the Copper Box unveiling event, Kazunori Yamauchi told our friends at TeamVVV there would be no open-wheel racing in the game. While it wouldn’t be unusual for these type of vehicles to appear in the game from a historic sense (older GT titles had numerous open-wheel cars), it’s interesting the car has been spotted competing alongside Group N cars. It remains to be seen how the presence of open-wheel cars will be handled in GT Sport.

Our community has already started discussing what crazy machine this figure could present. If you’re interested in solving the problem, check out this thread. GTPlanet member Samus noticed the car’s front left tire seems to be linked to a yellow suspension arm; hopefully this detail will help us find out who exactly manufactured the car.

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