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Gran Turismo Sport June Content Update Adds Three New Track Layouts, Five Cars But No Wet Weather
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The GT World Tour event at the Nurburgring saw plenty of new content debuted earlier than the public release of Gran Turismo Sport. And now we getting them, most of them at least.
The June content update, or update 1.40, has now arrived. First up are the cars. Series producer Kazunori Yamauchi continued the tradition of posting silhouettes of the upcoming cars, but we all know what’s coming.
— 山内 一典 (@Kaz_Yamauchi) June 25, 2019
The cars are as follows:
- Chevrolet Camaro Z28 ’69
- Gran Turismo Red Bull X2019 Competition
- Renault Sport Clio V6 24V ’00
- Toyota Sports 800 ’65
- Toyota Tundra TRD Pro ’19
The Red Bull X2019 Competition is an updated version of the Red Bull fan car Adrian Newey designed back for Gran Turismo 5. This version is updated so it could be used more in the FIA-certified races, a car “that both the driver and spectators could enjoy.”
The X2019 Competition has less aero and downforce to improve overtaking- a good thing for driver. And for the spectators- the car is now powered by a 3-liter naturally aspirated V12 from a 2-liter turbo, making for some ferocious soundtrack.
In addition, the three new layouts for the fictional location Sardegna is also included. Unlike the one in the game already which is a dirt track for rally cars, these are all road courses. The GT World Tour produced some harrowing and nail-biting battles so these are already looking like fun tracks to race around.
As always, the GT League is also getting new races for existing championships, plus one new one for Endurance racing in the X2019 Competition. New Scapes, plus a Circuit Experience for the previous new track Goodwood Circuit are also added.
In the patch notes, some cars are also updated so it properly have semi-automatic transmissions, with some of them cannot be run manually using H-shifters for steering wheel users. Adjustments to the now-dreaded penalty algorithm and the ability to download ghost cars based on the top 10 fastest drivers on the track are also included.
What’s not included is rain. Wet weather on the Red Bull Ring made headlines during the GT World Tour, but looks like it’s not ready for release just yet. Developers Polyphony Digital promised that the game will continue to be updated with more content, all for free. So there’s no doubt we would expect to see rain, and other content, coming in the coming months.
Source: Gran Turismo