Polyphony Digital has released its latest update for Gran Turismo Sport on PlayStation 4 consoles. This is the second update to arrive in the month of March 2019 and features five new vehicles, including a selection of highly-prized supercars alongside the arrival of the latest Super Formula machines – complimented by a slate of new GT League events for Career mode enthusiasts, as well as the introduction of a new “Overtake” system which can be mapped onto controllers and wheels.
Let’s start with the headliners – the five new cars that players can collect, customize and race in GT Sport from Brand Central this week. They include the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta '61 (N300), the Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary '88 (N500), the Lancia Stratos '73 (N200), the Dallara SF19 Super Formula/Honda '19 (Gr.X) and finally, the Dallara SF19 Super Formula/Toyota (Gr.X).
As noted by GTPlanet, the Honda and Toyota variants of the Super Formula race car each feature different sounds relevant to their engine type and take advantage of the new manually-enabled “Overtake” system added into GT Sport with this latest update. Like the KERS and DRS systems in the F1 series of games, this ability provides the vehicle with a momentary increase in horsepower by increasing the rate of fuel flowing inside the car. Polyphony Digital has also added the KERS and DRS system to other vehicles in the game. Previously, the DRS function would be performed automatically – as seen on Lewis Hamilton’s 2017 Formula 1 race car, but it’s now manually enabled instead.
Vehicles Using Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS)
Vehicles Using Drag Reduction System (DRS)
Meanwhile, to accompany the arrival of the Super Formula chassis, Polyphony Digital has introduced a brand-new GT League that puts the Dallara SF19 front and centre. The Super Formula Championships series features events on Suzuka Circuit, Tokyo Expressway and Fuji Speedway. In addition, the developer has added two new rounds to both the FF Challenge and Mini Challenge in the Beginner League, two new rounds to the Nostalgic Car Festival in the Amateur League, two new rounds to the La Festa Cavallino and the Lamborghini Cup in the Professional League, and finally, one new round to the Gr.1 Prototype Endurance Series in the Endurance League.
With the Spring season dawning across the world, the special featured area within Scapes mode has received a new section – ‘Cherry Blossoms – Heralds of Spring,’ which offers a selection of fresh new scenic backgrounds for automotive photographers that are appropriate to this time of year. Polyphony has also added a dedicated ‘Super Formula’ featurette to its in-game Car Museum. In addition, the Autopolis International Racing Course, located in western Japan and added to GT Sport on March 5th, is now available to enjoy in the Circuit Experience.
Finally, the latest update for Gran Turismo Sport allows even more cars to be purchased from the PlayStation Store in the form of optional digital micro-payments. These newest additions feature vehicles priced from 2,000,000 CR to 10,000,000 CR and include seven new cars available to buy directly, including the Aston Martin Vulcan, the Lamborghini Veneno, the McLaren P1 GTR and others – and are priced from $2.99 all the way up to $9.59. The full roster of vehicles available to buy with real-world currency in GT Sport can be located on the PlayStation Store or through the game’s built-in Brand Central storefront.
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