Gran Turismo Sport

Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Genre: Racing
Publisher: SCEE (EU), SCEA (US)
Developer: Polyphony Digital
Release Date: Oct. 17, 2017 (US), Oct. 18, 2017 (EU)

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'Gran Turismo Sport' (PS4) v1.5 Update Adds New Cars, Lewis Hamilton Time Trial Challenge

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2019 @ 8:28 a.m. PST

Building on its legacy as the most realistic and accessible driving simulator, GT Sport has partnered with the FIA to push the boundaries of racing games, introducing an online racing series that will be recognized alongside real world motor racing by the FIA.

With GT Sport the Polyphony team are looking to do more than just improve the graphics, physics and sound to deliver the most realistic driving simulator to date, they are looking to deliver a revolution in the way that people experience driving games, a figurative “rebirth” of motorsports.

In Gran Turismo Sport, there will be two online championships officially sanctioned by the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) running simultaneously. In the Nations Cup, players will be able represent their home country. Whilst in the Manufacturers Cup, players will be driving on behalf of their favorite car manufacturer.

November’s content update for Gran Turismo Sport (Patch 1.50) is now available.

Challenge the lap times of Lewis Hamilton! Introducing a new paid DLC for Gran Turismo Sport.* This is a single-player game mode in which the player challenges best lap times set by none other than the “Maestro of Gran Turismo Sport” and real-life six-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, who personally set these lap records in Gran Turismo Sport.

More than a driving challenge, included are driving replays of Lewis Hamilton and video tutorials by Lewis himself, where you can take on the challenges while really learning to improve your skill from the Maestro.

This DLC will be made available at PS Store starting November 28. Features include various cars awarded for clearing the events, as well as an unlock for the game credit limit and other special prizes. Purchase the DLC at PS Store for $7.99 and challenge the lap times of a true World Champion!
10 Challenges

A total of 10 challenges using the ‘Mercedes-AMG GT3’ and the ‘Sauber Mercedes C9’ await you.

Practice Makes Perfect: Replays and Ghosts of Lewis

In all of these challenges, it’s possible to play back replays of Lewis Hamilton and display his ghost car. You can check driving data such as braking points and throttle operations whenever and as many times as you like. And even if his ghost car leaves you behind, you can set the game to reset the ghost position back near the player’s location at every sector, and even set an offset time (in seconds) with the ghost to drive these time trials as though you were racing against Lewis in person!

Strategy Guide

Some tracks are provided with a video tutorial with Lewis Hamilton giving advise on how to tackle these tracks. Learn the techniques of a World Champion.

Global Online Rankings

Each Challenge will be compatible with Friend Rankings and the Top 10 Stars. You can compete not only against Lewis Hamilton’s records, but against players from all over the world.

Rewards & Award Credits

Setting lap times with Bronze or better results will award you in-game Credits. Clearing all challenges will also award you further bonus credits.

Unlocking the Credit Limit Cap

Good news for players at the Credit Limit who were starting to lose credits after races: Achieving Gold or better results in all challenges will unlock the Game Credit Limit from the original 20 million credits to 100 million credits.

Car rewards

Cars will be awarded as special rewards for each challenge achievement level. Users who succeed in clearing even harder conditions will receive a special prize with a design supervised by Lewis Hamilton’s very own “Project 44” team!

Patch 1.50 Free Update: 5 New Vehicles, GT League, and Circuit Experience for Spa-Francorchamps New Vehicles
  • RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 (N400)
  • Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe 20 (Gr.X)
  • RUF CTR3 ’07 (N700)
  • Toyota 86 GT “Limited” ’16 (N200)
  • BMW M3 Coupe ’03 (N300)
Featured Car: RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7(N400)

The Amemiya μ Boost up 7 is a road car created by the RE Amemiya Corporation, the legendary tuner of rotary powered cars renowned for its activity in the Super GT and D1GP. The front, rear, and side aerodynamic parts and the fixed position sleek light kit are all RE Amemiya original designs. RE Amemiya has a variety of aerodynamic parts available including even a GT replica kit, but this particular model has a presence that stands out from the others.

In terms of driving performance, the specs live up to the unique exterior. Although the turbo is kept as standard with power only increased through additional boost, the car still produces over 364 BHP with a maximum boost of 1 kg, along with a maximum torque of 47 kgfm. It is set up to produce abundant torque from the mid-range.

It is also equipped with a horizontally mounted intercooler kit, an aftermarket air cleaner, dolphin tail exhaust, and everything from the cooling system, accessories and exhaust system have been thoroughly revised.

In addition to these engine characteristics, the Quantum-based Amemiya spec adjustable suspension has been perfected to a level which draws out the true character of the FD3S as the ultimate cornering machine. In the Japanese DVD magazine, Hot Version, it was shown to be utterly unbeatable on winding roads, and was dubbed the ‘The demon-lord of mountain roads.’

GT League
  • Beginner League: two new rounds added to the The Passion of Dr. Wankel
  • Amateur League: two new rounds added to the Boxer Spirit
  • Professional League: two new rounds added to the Vision Gran Turismo Trophy +
  • Endurance League: one new round added to the X2019 Competition Endurance Series

Players will not only be able to race as drivers themselves, they’ll also be able to root for their home country or their favorite manufacturers teams.

The winner of the championship will be awarded in the same manner as real life motorsports champions, at the FIA prize giving ceremony. This will be a historic moment, the first time a video game will officially be recognised as part of the real motoring world.

Working alongside the historic FIA, to develop a game that continues to be more realistic and authentic, the online racing championships promise to offer something new for players.

But it’s not just about online racing; the GT teams have continued to build on the games legacy of accessibility to ensure that the game is open to all to enjoy.

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