Gran Turismo Sport has come a long way from being the ‘bare bones’ content-lacking game it was criticized as when it came out back in late 2017. With consistent updates every month or so since, Polyphony Digital has actually turned GT Sport into a game with something for every car enthusiast by this point. While it has yet to become the 1000+ vehicle behemoth of previous games’ yore, this month’s update further adds to their impeccable selection of tasteful vehicles.
Normally a GT Sport update would include a new circuit to go along with roughly about a dozen new cars. The update for March 2019, however, appears minimalist in comparison to the usual spiel with no new circuit and only 5 new cars, namely:
Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta passo corto CN.2521 '61 (N300)
Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary '88 (N500)
Lancia Stratos '73 (N200)
Dallara SF19 Super Formula / Honda '19 (Gr.X)
Dallara SF19 Super Formula / Toyota '19 (Gr.X)
You will notice that the first three are all coveted classics from Italy – each with coming with varyingly expensive price tags. The latter two, on the other hand, belong to Gran Turismo’s spin on Formula One – the Super Formula Series. Both Dallara SF19 Super Formula cars are identical in every way except for their base livery and manufacturer logos – but considering they’re 1,000,000CR a pop perhaps you’d be safer with a Toyota engine in there given Honda’s lackluster performance in F1.
Kidding aside, these Super Formula vehicles bring a new mechanic to the game: the activation of both Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) and Drag Reduction System (DRS) akin to that of a true Formula One car. Both features need to be programmed via the options/controller menu and be assigned their respective buttons to be fully utilized.
To make the most out of this new high-performance vehicle, the new ‘Super Formula Championships’ Amateur Event ought to help make back some of the credits you’ve used to buy the Dallara SF19 Super Formula. That besides, new races have been added to the following events:
2 new rounds added to the 'FF Challenge'.
2 new rounds added to the 'MINI Challenge'.
2 new rounds added to the 'Nostalgic Car Festival'.
2 new rounds added to the 'La Festa Cavallino'.
2 new rounds added to the 'Lamborghini Cup'.
1 new round added to the 'Gr.1 Prototype Endurance Series'.
Last month’s update circuit, Autopolis, has now been added to Circuit Experience so players can further hone their skills on the technical Japanese circuit. Rounding off this update are new Scapes sceneries revolving around cherry blossoms – their season is fast approaching after all.
Rounding out to about a 1.4GB total size update, GT Sport brings us quality over quantity this month. Do you have enough credits in-game to buy all five cars though?