Gran Turismo Sport

GT Sport March Update Adds Autopolis Circuit, 5 New Cars

Article By 
Alan Walsh
March 5, 2019
Gran Turismo Sport

GT Sport March Update Adds Autopolis Circuit, 5 New Cars

Article By 
Alan Walsh
March 5, 2019

Polyphony Digital has released its March Update for Gran Turismo Sport, introducing a selection of five brand-new automobiles into the game, alongside a new track – the Autopolis International Circuit, which is making its debut in the Gran Turismo franchise for the first time. These additions are accompanied by a series of new GT League events, as well as various improvements and bug fixes.

Let’s begin with the five new rides added to GT Sport this month. These cars can be acquired by all players from Brand Central and include the Toyota GR Supra RZ '19 (N300), the Pagani Huayra '13 (N700), the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren '09 (N600), the Mazda Eunos Roadster (NA Special Package) '89 (N200), and the McLaren F1 GTR - BMW (Kokusai Kaihatsu UK Racing) '95 (Gr.3). The all-new Toyota Supra, which received its official unveil at this year’s prestigious North American International Auto Show, has made its exclusive gaming debut in Polyphony’s sim-focused racer.

Meanwhile, the Autopolis International Racing Course, located in western Japan, is the latest free circuit to arrive into Gran Turismo Sport. The track features a total of 18 corners with its longest straight being 902m. The total track length comes in at 4,674m with an elevation change of 52m. This circuit has also been added to the special featured section within the Scapes photography mode, allowing players to capture stunning new shots of the premier racing track against a gorgeous mountainous backdrop.

“Located in the middle of a mountain range in the Oita Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan, Autopolis has played host to many international racing series including Formula 1,” Polyphony shares on their official Gran Turismo website. “It is known for its challenging layout, and while the high-speed Sector 1 is relatively straightforward and quite simple in nature, Sectors 2 and 3 are much more complex, with consecutive corners of all speed ranges.”
“The track travels uphill at a maximum slope angle of 7.2 percent and goes downhill at a 10-percent slope angle, meaning that plenty of elevation changes await the driver. Getting through without making a single mistake takes a lot of concentration. In addition to the International Racing Course layout, a Short-Cut Course that makes Turn 10 the final corner has also been included.”

To compliment the arrival of the 2019 Toyota GR Supra RZ, Polyphony Digital has also introduced a brand-new “Supra Legend” event into the GT League campaign mode. This one-of-a-kind race event for the Toyota Supra includes different variants of the Japanese automaker’s high-powered FR sports cars that have been developed for racing.

Meanwhile, the following new rounds have also been added to events in GT League:

  • ‍Beginner League: Two new rounds have been added to the Mazda Roadsters Cup.
  • Amateur League: Two new rounds have been added to the Mazda Roadsters Cup +.
  • Professional League: Two new rounds have been added to the Premium Sports Lounge.
  • Professional League: Two new rounds have been added to the All Japan GT Car Championships.
  • Endurance League: One new round has been added to the Gr.3 Endurance Series.
 

The March Update for Gran Turismo Sport is available to download today on PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide. Whether you’re enjoying some elegant European supercars or the return of Toyota’s flagship Supra, not to mention the gorgeous new circuit of Autopolis nestled in the mountains of Japan’s southwestern island, there’s plenty to check out this month in Polyphony’s continuously-updated sim-focused racing game.

Gran Turismo Sport typically receives new free content on a monthly basis, so be sure to check back on FullThrottle Media for all the latest news and updates for the PS4-exclusive sim-racer.

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.