Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport Introduces Monza and 10 Unmissable New Cars In January Update

Article By 
Alan Walsh
January 25, 2018
Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport Introduces Monza and 10 Unmissable New Cars In January Update

Article By 
Alan Walsh
January 25, 2018

‍Polyphony Digital has shared details on the first major update for Gran Turismo Sport in 2018, which arrives tomorrow on January 26th. Featuring 10 new cars, alongside the return of the fan-favourite Monza circuit with eight challenging different layouts, and four new GT League events.

Update 1.11 is packed with new content for players to discover and enjoy, and we’re about to dive into everything it includes.

Discover 10 Unmissable New Cars In Brand Central

The Brand Central in GT Sport will add 10 brand-new cars this week, including fan-favourites like the Toyota Supra RZ and the legendary Ferrari 330P4 and Jaguar XJ13.

The full list of cars included in this week’s Gran Turismo Sport update can be found below:

  • ‍Dodge Viper GTS
  • Ferrari 512 BB
  • Ferrari 330 P4
  • Ford GT (2005)
  • Jaguar XJ13
  • Lamborghini Diablo GT
  • McLaren F1
  • Toyota 2000GT
  • Toyota FT-1
  • Toyota Supra RZ

The addition of Toyota production vehicles is interesting, given the automaker’s stance on racing games. Toyota road cars are currently not available in Forza Motorsport 7 or Need for Speed Payback, with developers Turn 10 Studios and Ghost Games pointing the finger at Toyota.

The Classic High-Speed Track Monza Makes Its Return

Monza will make its return to Gran Turismo Sport with a total of eight new challenging layouts to master in the game, including three non-GP versions of the Autodrome Lago Maggiore – Centre, East and West. Monza is a famous classic high-speed track featured in Gran Turismo 5 and 6 on PlayStation 3, but finally makes its debut in GT Sport.

Located in the beautiful green National Monza Park, on the outskirts of Milano in north Italy, the track was completed in 1922, making this the third oldest circuit in the world after Brooklands and Indianapolis.

While it originally incorporated a high-banked oval section, today it is a high-speed track with a combination of chicanes and consecutive corners, connected by a long straight. Two layouts, with and without the chicane, have been included to provide “an intense high-speed driving experience for the players.”

The two configurations of Monza in Gran Turismo Sport include circuits with and without the chicane. Polyphony Digital has also added the following three variations for the Autodrome Lago Maggiore to the game, and each of them also feature reverse layouts for a total of six new circuits.

'Autodrome Lago Maggiore - Centre' Layout (Reverse: 'Centre II' Layout)

A short-cut course using the home straight of the Lago Maggiore circuit. The track is very compact at 1.7km, but the flat-out section is long and intense.

‘Autodrome Lago Maggiore - East' Layout (Reverse: 'East II' Layout)

A short-cut course connecting the Lago Maggiore home straight and the eastern side of the track. The 3.6km course layout includes a technical ‘S’ curve section that will test the skill of the driver.

'Autodrome Lago Maggiore - West' Layout (Reverse: 'West II' Layout)

This shorthand version connects the home straight of the Lago Maggiore circuit and the west side of the track. The 4.1km high speed layout contains a dynamic ascent and descent at the end of the straight.

Race New GT League Events

Polyphony Digital has introduced four new GT League events in the Campaign Mode of Gran Turismo Sport to keep players busy. These follow the launch of the GT League in the December Update, and as fans requested more category races to test their race skills, Polyphony has now delivered.

The four new GT League events include:

  • ‍F150 Raptor Survival – The final word in American pickup trucks: a Ford F-150 one-make event.
  • J-Sport Meeting – A diverse assortment of unique and high performance Japanese sports cars.
  • La Festa Cavallino – A festival of prancing horses: a race series just for Ferrari’s.
  • Gr.3 Endurance Series – An endurance race with Group 3 cars: racing models transformed from road cars.

Discover All This In GT Sport On January 22nd

Polyphony Digital has also said the update will implement “other various features, improvements and fixes.” In addition, fan-favourite fictional circuits like Deep Forest, Grand Valley, and Trial Mountain may soon return to the game.

 

Gran Turismo Sport launched on PlayStation 4 in October 2017, and has seen numerous updates since then to improve the experience. Polyphony Digital has teased that “more free content” is in the works for GT Sport, and we’ll be sure to cover it here on FullThrottle as the developer shares more details on the future of Gran Turismo Sport. See you on the track!

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 keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.