Mercedes F1 in Gran Turismo

You can now drive Lewis Hamilton’s 2017 F1 car in Gran Turismo Sport

Mercedes F1 in Gran Turismo

What could be the ultimate addition to the ultimate driving simulator? What is arguably one of the ultimate racing cars of the moment would be a good start: Lewis Hamilton’s 2017 championship-winning F1 car, the Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+.

Well, you can now channel your inner F1 World Champion courtesy of the July update to Gran Turismo Sport – which also includes screaming rotary-powered Mazda 787B and the singing V12 Ferrari 250 GTO.

The W08 with Hamilton at the wheel won 11 of the 20 Grands Prix in 2017, helping Lewis add his fourth title to his record. The 787B, however, was made famous by a single race in 1991 – the Le Mans 24 hours – marking the first ever win of the world-famous enduro by a Japanese marque. It was only joined when Toyota took their maiden win at La Sarthe earlier this year.

Other quirky additions, the likes of which the franchise has been regularly celebrated in the past, are the Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car, the 2015 Honda S660, the 1991 Honda Beat and the 2002 Daihatsu Copen Active Top. All of these can now be enjoyed on a brand new scenic race track, the Circuit de Sainte-Croix.

An addition we suspect will be less popular in a community on edge about micro-transactions is the ability to buy cars under 2,000,000 credits in the PlayStation Store for real money.

But in all, it’s a worthy update to what is shaping up to be the best instalment of the franchise since Gran Turismo 4 of 2004.

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