The enormous, 18-mile high-speed oval returns to the series.
The latest free update for Gran Turismo Sport features eight new vehicles and, for the first time, the return of an existing original GT track from a previous instalment of the series: Special Stage Route X.
Special Stage Route X began life as DLC for GT5, and later appeared in GT6. Its pedigree doesn’t trace back as far as the likes of classic original circuits like Grand Valley or Trial Mountain but its unique layout has made it popular with fans looking to hit absolute top speed. Special Stage Route X is an enormous, 18-mile oval – two huge banked corners connected by a pair of seven-mile straights – so it’s been a useful place to benchmark a variety of performance metrics.
The batch of cars includes the 1953 Aston Martin DB3S that won the Gran Turismo Award back at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegence, plus a 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster, a 1965 Shelby G.T.350, a 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT, a 1998 Honda Integra Type R, a 2000 TVR Tuscan Speed 6, a 2001 BMW Z8, and a 2007 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S.
A handful of new events have been added to GT League, too, including an event exclusively for Nissan’s iconic Z-cars.
Update 1.32, the first update for Gran Turismo Sport for 2019, arrives on January 17.
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