Back when the very first Gran Turismo came out in 1997, an entire generation was exposed to the technicalities and nuances of simulation racing. Being a Japanese game, for the most part the vehicles that acted as a medium for this revolution were of Japanese origin as well.
Thanks to the vast lineup of cars from the 80’s and 90’s in that first game, japanese cars would become ingrained into the consciousness of the avid car enthusiast for years to come. You can imagine then how short-changed fans have felt when GT Sport first came out: the cars they loved from the original were all but included.
Well, it looks like the folks from Polyphony Digital want to change that in GT Sport’s August 2019 Update. This month we are getting five Japanese vehicles that bring with them the nostalgia of the original Gran Turismo.
These include: 1999 Honda S2000, 1991 Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo, 1990 Nissan Silvia (S13) K’s Dia Selection, 1999 Subaru Impreza Coupe WRX Type R STI Version VI 1999, and the 1983 Toyota Corolla Levin 3door 1600 GT-APEX 1983 (N100).
To put these cars through their paces, the Red Bull Ring in Austria can now be run in wet conditions. This may mean that more tracks will be available with rainy weather as an option in the near future.
As for events, a total of seven new races have been added to GT League - with two of those races being added to the J-Sports Meeting to test out the new vehicles. If this update isn’t a compelling reason to change your mind about Gran Turismo Sport’s “lack of content”, we won’t know what is.