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Jul 30

Gran Turismo Sport July Update: New Cars, League Events, More

Update also introduces a new track and downloadable content available through PlayStation Store and Brand Central.

Kazunori Yamauchi's Avatar Posted by President of Polyphony Digital, Creator of Gran Turismo

Today, we’re excited to reveal the latest free content update for GT Sport, packed with gorgeous new cars, a stunning new track (with three unique layouts), GT League events, and much more. Plus, we’re soon making over 200 of GT Sport’s vehicles available to purchase from PS Store and Brand Central as DLC. The 1.23 update is available to download right now, and you can check out the full patch notes at gran-turismo.com.

Gran Turismo Sport: Sainte Croix

Downloadable Content

While there are many car enthusiasts young and old among Gran Turismo’s players, there are many who don’t have enough time to play and save the in-game credits needed to acquire their favorite cars. By making cars immediately available to purchase as DLC, we hope to make it so that players busy with work (or those who’ve just entered the world of GT) can acquire attractive and competitive cars quickly, and take their position on the starting grid.

However, to keep things fair and balanced for our existing players, all cars can still be purchased with in-game credits as before; there are no cars that are only available for cash, and nothing will change in the way you currently earn cars, or the present car system.

Furthermore, GT Sport’s priciest vehicles can only be bought with the in-game currency – meaning drivers will still have to prove their ability and effort out on the track to acquire the very best cars on offer.

Gran Turismo Sport: Ferrari 250 GTO CN.3729GT '62Gran Turismo Sport: Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car

New Vehicles

Seven spectacular new vehicles have been added to Brand Central this month, from the historic Mercedes F1 machine that won the championship with Lewis Hamilton behind the wheel, legendary Ferraris, and K-Cars which represent the unique side of Japanese car culture. Take a look at the complete line-up here:

  • Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ 2017
  • Daihatsu Copen Active Top ’02
  • Honda Beat ’91
  • Honda S660 ’15
  • Ferrari 250 GTO CN.3729GT ’62
  • Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car
  • Mazda 787B ’91

New Track – Sainte-Croix Circuit (A / B / C)

Based on the scenic Lake of Sainte-Croix in the Provence region of France, this original 10km course (with three distinct layouts) features tricky radial corners, long straights, and requires high driving skill to achieve fast lap times. The track is truly designed to test drivers’ adaptability. Furthermore, all three track variants are also playable in reverse, making six unique races possible.

GT League

Adding to the GT League line-up, we’ve introduced three new events to test drivers of all skill levels, including:

  • Light Weight K Cup – Beginner League
  • Nostalgic Car Festival – Amateur League
  • Mercedes AMG Grand Prix – Professional League

Gran Turismo Sport: GT LeagueGran Turismo Sport: GT League

Gran Turismo Sport: GT League

Additional Updates

Finally, a few additional features have been added to the game. One of the most notable changes is that the Livery Editor that was only available for cars is now compatible with racing suits and helmets.

Gran Turismo Sport: Livery Editor

In addition, an update has been added to Scapes Mode to allow players to place driver avatars in their scenes. There is also a new location: Tokyo Outer Ring Road, Chiba. And following last month’s track update, the stunning Circuit de la Sarthe has been added to the Circuit Experience.

Remember: you can find all the latest info on upcoming GT Sport content here at PlayStation.Blog or on the official Gran Turismo website. Until next time, drivers, we’ll see you out on the track.

Add Your Own

Mercenary09 said:

July 30th, 5:34 am

Love the consistent free updates this game is getting. Also to anyone who complains about the ability to buy cars on the Store; they aren’t hurting anything. They are there simply for those who don’t have as much time to play and want the option. Heck you can even hide the in game button that mentions go to the store so that it’s not in your face like so many other games.

    scarnoots said:

    July 30th, 5:50 am

    “Also to anyone who complains about the ability to buy cars on the Store; they aren’t hurting anything. They are there simply for those who don’t have as much time to play and want the option.”
    This is truth. Also, compare GT Sport’s DLC to Forza’s loot box hell!

maxvtec said:

July 30th, 6:51 am

I hate this new trend of releasing unfinished games asking for full price and then finishing the game in the next 2 years! I’m looking at you no mans sky #garbage

I’m Sure next gen won’t be like this…

MaxDiehard said:

July 30th, 10:28 am

Watch as they increase the credit price of cars to make them even harder to grind in wake of this pathetic DLC nonsense.

KBG29 said:

July 30th, 11:28 am

Great Update!

I’m looking forward to the new track, new cars, and the ability to purchase some cars as DLC.

As someone that only plays GT Sport for the PSVR content, it will be nice to grab some more cars via DLC since the credit earning in VR is quite slow.

Also can’t wait to see the racing suits the community comes up with. Going to be very cool seeing matching cars and racing gear!

My only request, keep up with the PSVR updates. I would love to see 1 v 1 online added. It would also be nice to have some GT League events in VR mode, potentially, with the ability to make in game credit a bit quicker.

Lastly, some in game UI updates would be nice for VR mode. It would be great if we could adjust our position in the car. Most of the time this is spot on, but some cars are broken. Also, the ability to display and remove HUD info similar to how Driveclub handled it. Give us 1 button to bring it up and put it away as needed.

Thank You to everyone at Polyphony,

Keep up the Great Work!

YouFromTheFuture said:

July 30th, 3:00 pm

FLESH OUT THE VR. Thanks

l-Mc-I said:

July 30th, 6:08 pm

Thank you for letting me buy the cars I love video games but unfortunately being in law school I don’t have as much time to play as I use to.

TheChajiiHouse said:

July 31st, 4:22 am

Fantastic update!

dwolff said:

July 31st, 6:05 pm

Thanks DP for another amazing update. Hamilton’s car was definitely the right addition seeing as he is the face GT sport. Please add my name to the list of people looking for more VR support, such great potential, day dreaming of battling the comp 1v1 with difficulty settings at the very least. Would be nice to hear if VR updates are continuing going forward or if we’ve already reached the end.

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