Gran Turismo and Porsche Collaboration Announced, Porsche Taycan Coming to GT Sport Next Month
During the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Gran Turismo and Porsche made an announcement that both companies have partnered up and will be collaborating on new content coming to Gran Turismo.
For starters, Porsche’s all-new and first fully electric car - the Taycan Turbo S - will be coming to GT Sport as a free DLC launching in October of this year, most likely in the new major post-content update for the game.
You can check out a few in-game shots of the new Taycan below:
But thats not all, with the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 917 coming up next year - one of the most iconic cars in motorsport history - Porsche and Gran Turismo will be bringing the design study “917 Living Legend” into Gran Turismo Sport. Don’t expect it any time soon though, as it is expected to be added into the game “within the first half of 2020.”
Finally, it was also revealed that the designers at Porsche and Polyphony Digital are working together to develop a Porsche Vision Gran Turismo Project - which will be turned into a drivable car within the game. The Vision GT project seems to be in early days still, with the press release stating the car is expected to appear in GT Sport by the end of next year.
This collaboration between Porsche and Gran Turismo doesn’t seem to have an exclusivity deal - much like previous partnerships Porsche had with EA for exclusive licensing in Need for Speed games all those years ago - however the Taycan Turbo S will make its videpgame debut first with Gran Turismo Sport.
Are you excited to take Porsche’s first electric car out onto the track when it hits GT Sport next month? Share your thoughts below, and hopefully Tesla’s will make its way to GT Sport so Elon Musk can virtually compare them on the Nurburgring.