With the return of cold weather expected this Easter weekend, what are you going to do once you’ve devoured the hot cross buns and polished off the chocolate? Polyphony Digital might have the answer with the latest update to the Gran Turismo Sport Playstation 4 game, and they’ve stored up the best Easter Egg many could have asked for.
You won’t need us to explain that the values of BMW E30 M3s have gone through the roof in recent years, with £40,000 now the entry point for even cars with huge mileages. However, if you’re a Gran Turismo Sport player, you’ll be able to add an E30 M3 to your garage for absolutely nothing.
As with previous updates, this latest one doesn’t just add one car to the game but actually throws in a total of thirteen new machines. From retro classics, to Super GT racers and crazy concepts, there is likely to be something for every motoring taste with this month’s release:
- BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution
- Aston Martin DB11
- Ford GT40 Mk1
- Eckerts Rod & Custom Mach Forty
- Honda Raybrig Concept-GT
- Lexus Au Tom’s RC F
- Nissan Motul Autech GT-R
- Gran Turismo Red Bull X2014 Standard
- Gran Turismo Red Bull X2014 Junior
- Lexus RC F GT3
- Mazda FC RX-7 GT-X
- Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R V-Spec
- Nissan GT-R Nismo
For those familiar with older Gran Turismo games, the launch of Gran Turismo Sport may have been something of a shock with the usual roster of Nissan Skylines seriously depleted. Thankfully Polyphony has made amends with various updates, and this latest one sees the iconic R33 GT-R slotted in alongside the thundering GT-R Nismo.
Having new performance Nissans would be pointless without a special competition in which to race them, and this update does not disappoint. New additions to the GT-League options include:
- Nissan GT-R Cup – Beginner League
- Red Bull X-Junior Series – Amateur League
- All Japan GT Car Championships – Professional League
This means you will be able to put all the new cars to use immediately with specific competitions, rather than merely worrying about creating new liveries or what best location to photograph them in. Update 1.15 does include a new location for the photography ‘Scapes Mode’ though…
With the addition of a classic racing circuit, you may want to spend more time driving than snapping, though. The reappearance of Tsukuba Circuit will be a major bonus to long term GT fans, with the short track providing a deceptively challenging environment to pit even low powered machinery against.
As with previous updates, 1.15 also brings a number of new technical tweaks and improvements, including official support for the Fanatec series of steering wheel controllers, and even the addition of MINI and Renault ‘museums’ to the brands featured.
Finally, you can also laud it over those stuck with Forza Motorsport, with a new time trial feature for GT Sport’s VR mode. Maybe test out that before breaking into the chocolate eggs.