Last month, the folks from Polyphony Digital treated players of Gran Turismo Sport to a healthy serving of JDM vehicles. While their monthly lineup updates are normally spread evenly without bias for any genre, this last update certainly has more to give for the average video-gamer that grew up on the franchise. But what if you’re more inclined towards other vehicles? Maybe JDM just isn’t for you like the rest of the players. Fret not, for GT Sport’s September 2019 Update heads west for new vehicles.
There are only a total of four cars added to the game, but while most of the vehicles are coveted classics one of them stands out as a true weapon for the circuit: The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Package. If you have been following the accolades of the Camaro over the past decade, you will know that this latest iteration of the muscle car is the last thing from a straight-liner – it can now carve corners as well as it can eat up straights. Magnetic suspension, superb chassis engineering, and healthy dollops of power have made the Camaro ZL1 1LE a favorite among stateside circuit folks – and it surely deserves a spot in your virtual garage.
If you want to hark back to the good old days of American Muscle, the 1970 Dodge Super Bee could be your weapon of choice. Being the more ‘premium’ version of the Charger and the Plymouth Road Runner, the Dodge Super Bee got the best parts from the Mopar parts bin back in the day. With parts such as a Hurst Shifter, heavy-duty suspension, and even an option to fit it with a 440 cu. in. (7.2L) big block HEMI motor, the Super Bee was the top dog of the Mopar line in its heyday.
Fancy a concept car from half a century ago? The 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept is the basis of what eventually turned into the C2 Corvette. Dictating the styling we’ve come to admire with the C2, the concept car was penned by Pete Brock and eventually propelled his career as a reputable car designer. This vehicle may well have been where they got the idea for Speed Racer’s Mach 5, don’t you think?
Lastly, the only Italian car in this lineup is the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ is indeed not American – yet cemented its claim to fame in America. Its unofficial ‘Daytona’ moniker became its claim to fame after Ferrari won a full 1-2-3 sweep in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. This svelte coupe is a coveted piece of any serious Ferrari collector’s lineup, and surely you’ll have to fork over a sizeable sum of credits to get this in-game.
As for circuits, another wet track makes its way into the game. The Tokyo Expressway courses can now be run in wet conditions. Looks like a lot of walls will be hit trying to get used to the new conditions. No announcements of any updates to GT League races have been made so far, looks like we’ll have to wait another month for more content to be added with regards to that mode.