Gran Turismo Sport March Update Arrives Today, Adds New Cars, Track and Events
After being mysteriously teased by producer Kazunori Yamauchi last week, Gran Turismo Sport's March Update (Patch 1.15) has been officially revealed and will be available download later today, adding with it thirteen new cars, a new circuit track, GT League events and more.
While we managed to guess a few of the upcoming cars when they were first teased, including the BMW M3, R33 GT-R and Nismo GT-R, this months new update adds thirteen new vehicles to Brand Central, ranging from classic roadsters to modern super GT concepts.
The official list of the thirteen new cars added in the March Update are:
- Honda Raybrig Concept-GT
- Lexus Au Tom’s RC F
- Nissan Motul Autech GT-R
- Aston Martin DB11
- BMW M3 Sport Evolution
- Eckerts Rod & Custom Mach Forty
- Ford GT40 Mark I
- Gran Turismo Red Bull X2014 Standard
- Gran Turismo Red Bull X2014 Junior
- Lexus RC F GT3
- Mazda RX-7 GT-X (FC)
- Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R33)
- Nissan GT-R Nismo
New Track - Tsukuba Circuit
A new track is being added to Gran Turismo Sport, the world famous and Gran Turismo fan-favourite Tsukuba Circuit. This race track located in Shimotsuma (a neighboring city of Tsukuba, Japan) features a unique combination of tight hairpins and wide, sweeping corners to really test drivers’ racing finesse.
GT League Events
Three new events have been added to Gran Turismo Sport's single-player campaign mode GT League; Nissan GT-R Cup (Beginner League), Redbull X-Junior Series (Amateur League) and All Japan GT Car Championships (Professional League).
The Nissan GT-R Cup will restrict players to events to production car GT-Rs, ranging between the R32 to the Nismo GT-R. The Red Bull X-Junior Series will restrict players to events in the new Red Bull X2014 Jr. being added in this update. Finally, the All Japan GT Car Championship will restrict players to events in Japanese GT. 2 category cars.
VR Time Trials
Gran Turismo Sport's PlayStation VR-exclusive 'VR Tour' mode gets an expansion this month, now adding VR time trials giving players the chance to hit the track in a series of challenging time trials. This means you’ll be able to utilize the full benefits of PSVR to perform your best lap time on the legendary Nurburgring and Suzuka race circuits
Fanatec Racing Wheel Support
For owners of Fanatec Racing Wheels, this latest update now adds official support for them to be used in Gran Turismo Sport, with Polyphony Digital stating that they will continue to improve its functionality in future updates
Lastly, a stunning new Cherry Blossom theme has been added to Scapes Mode to help you get into the spring spirit, as well as an all-new MINI Museum to explore the complete history of the British automotive giant.
This is one heck of a hefty update for Gran Turismo Sport, with Polyphony Digital continuing to improve upon and add to the game - with a total of 50 brand new cars added to the game post-launch entirely free of charge, as well as new track layouts and an offline campaign mode with new events each month.
Are you excited to jump back into the world of Gran Turismo Sport and beat some times on the new Tsukuba Circuit, or is drifting in an R33 GT-R more your style? Let us know what you're most looking forward to from this update down below!