Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport’s December Update Adds 7 Festive Rides

Article By 
Alan Walsh
December 6, 2018
Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport’s December Update Adds 7 Festive Rides

Article By 
Alan Walsh
December 6, 2018

Gran Turismo Sport has received seven new cars, a new track configuration and some updates to the GT League mode with its December Update, which is available now on PlayStation 4 consoles.

Patch 1.31 features a selection of European supercars, elegant saloons and some old-school American muscle – all primed to race against the backdrop of a new Tokyo-based track configuration.

These seven cars can be acquired today from GT Sport’s built-in Brand Central, and the line-up, which can be found below, includes limited-edited Ferraris to Gran Turismo Award winners. Check them out:

  • ‍1995 Ferrari F50 (N500)
  • 2016 McLaren P1 GTR (Gr.X)
  • 2007 BMW M3 Coupé (N400)
  • 2012 Tesla Motors Model S Signature Performance (Gr.X)
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (N200)
  • 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe (C2) (N400)
  • GReddy Fugu Z (N300)

The GReddy Fugu Z was the 2015 winner of the Gran Turismo Awards at SEMA. You can learn more about the car below, courtesy of the official description from the PlayStation Blog:

“The winner of the 2015 Gran Turismo Awards at SEMA was an S30 Datsun Z, nicknamed the ‘Fugu Z’. The car was built by the actor Sung Kang, known for his role in the ‘Fast and the Furious’ movie series. It is based on a 1973 240Z which he bought in a stock state, and it was custom built to his desired specifications. The most notable feature of the exterior is the Rocket Bunny body kit consisting of very wide fenders and front/rear spoilers. And of course, the car is not just for looks. The engine is the famed RB26DETT from the Skyline GTR converted to natural aspiration, with mechanical tuning bringing its power up to 216 BHP. Using E85 Indy car fuel, it can produce about 295 BHP. To withstand this power, a roll cage is welded to the interior. In order to reduce weight, the dashboard and console are custom made by CarbonSignal.”
 

In addition to the above cars, Polyphony Digital has introduced a new ‘South Route’ track configuration to the Tokyo Expressway street course, which the developer says is based on the Shuto Expressway of Tokyo.

“With a home straight lining up next to the high-speed railway and a series of mid to high-speed S curves, this track has a very different character to the Central and East routes – sure to put experienced drivers through their paces. In addition to the Outer Loop layout, there’s also an Inner Loop layout that passes through a scenically gritty shipping terminal, with some tough hairpins and chicanes.”

As for GT League, the team at Polyphony have changed things up and added seven new rounds to four fan-favourite events already present in the game. These include two new rounds to the Nissan GT-R cup event in the Beginner League, two new rounds to the Real Circuit Tours event in the Amateur League, two new rounds to the Mercedes AMG Grand Prix event in the Professional League, and finally, one new round to the Gr. 3 Endurance League event.

In addition to those new events, Polyphony has also added the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Grand Prix layout to the Circuit Experience, as well as a dedicated FIA section to the Museum. As for Scapes, photography fans can check out the new Peugeot-related spots in Brand Central, whilst a special “Season’s Greetings” backdrop has been made available to help with those holiday-themed snaps in time for the Christmas season.

Finally, this update also features various tweaks, improvements and fixes to deliver a more refined Gran Turismo Sport experience as a result. You can download the update on PlayStation 4 consoles today. Expect even more content updates to arrive for Polyphony Digital’s sim-focused racer as 2019 comes around. In the meantime, be sure to read up on the new content, features and improvements introduced with the November Update, and stay tuned for more Gran Turismo Sport coverage here on FullThrottle Media.

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.