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Gran Turismo Sport adds 3 new cars including the Aston Martin DBR9 GT1

Tomorrow's patch 1.56 update also brings 7 new GT League Rounds for the Beginner, Pro and Endurance League Series

The February content update for Gran Turismo (Patch 1.56) will be available Thursday, 27th February at 6am GMT / 7am CET (Internet connection required). Let’s take a look at what’s included.

Featured car: Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 ’10 (Gr.3)

The Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 is a racing machine created by Aston Martin Racing to compete in GT1 category races. The base car is the DB9, and its name is taken from the DBR1, the first racing car of the Aston Martin DB series which won the 1959 Le Mans 24 Hour Race with a 1-2 finish, as well as many other sports car races.

In addition to reinforcing the road car chassis, the body panels were all changed to carbon fibre excluding the roof. The gorgeous interior characteristic to Aston Martin road cars has been stripped, with even the dashboard replaced with carbon fibre for less weight. The car was made over 600 kg lighter this way, weighing in at only 1,100 kg.

In addition to a wider fender, there is an additional front underspoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and wing, plus the bottom of the car is made fully flat for improved aerodynamics.

The 5.9 litre V12 engine has undergone engine ECU tuning, raising its power from the 449 BHP/58.1 kgfm of the road car up to 599 BHP/71.4 kgfm. This is combined with an Xtrac 6 speed sequential transmission.

The DBR9 GT1 won its debut race at the 2005 Sebring 12 hour race, and until the GT1 category disappeared at the end of 2011, it had a spectacular career in racing. In 2006 it won the team and drivers’ titles in ACO Le Mans Series, and in the FIA-GT it won the manufacturers’ title. In 2007 and 2008, it won the GT1 class of the Le Mans 24 hour race 2 years in a row.

The Aston Martin joins two other vehicles in this update:

New vehicles

  • Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 2010
  • Fiat 500 1.2 8V Lounge SS 2008
  • Nissan 180SX Type X 1996
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GT League

In addition, the following new rounds are added in GT League:

Gran Turismo Sport on PS4

Beginner League

  • 2 new rounds added to the FR Challenge

Amateur League

  • 2 new rounds added to the Group 3 Cup

Professional League

  • 2 new rounds added to the Lamborghini Cup

Endurance League

  • 1 new round added to the X2019 Competition Endurance Series

Remember, you can find all the latest GT info here at PlayStation.Blog and on the official Gran Turismo website. Until next time, drivers, we’ll see you out on the track.

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How is this game now? I remember when it came out being sorely disappointed it had totally done away with the career mode, which was what 90% of Gran Turismo players played the game for, but I’ve heard it’s been slowly added back in over time. Is there much of a career mode now? GT, for me, was buying an old banger, tuning it up to within an inch of its life and tearing round the track in it, slowly building up cash for new cars. Can you do this in GT Sport as the game is now, or is it still focused solely on super-cars and stuff? I have no interest in online racing, it was the single player campaign I was in to.

I really hope we get a proper Gran Turismo 7 one day. It was the best racing series by a mile in the PS1 and PS2 days, even 5 on the PS3 was great. GT6 dropped the ball because it offered literally nothing new over 5, but I’m hopeful the series will return to its glory days in the next console generation.

I won’t be holding my breath, though. :(

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It isn’t about supercars and team racing cars only, it has many classics, sports, hatchbacks and coupes. But no, the glorious days of checking the upgrades, what each of them does and how they can be applied one by one while you bite your nails if it’s worth to get that 40k turbo upgrade if you just wanna race it just to gather some cash and get the next 70k car, those days are over. Unless changed with the coming of GT7.

In GT Sport, you use your “points” to unlock “areas” of a freaking slider, which gives you a percentage plus or minus the weigh or the hp of the car. I’d rather twist my nipples, thank you very much.

GT6 was awesome though, there you are mistaken. It was a complete overhaul and closer to GT4. God i hope PS5 is backwards compatible, i really hope to play the older GTs again, until they release PS2C.

francesthemutes 26 February, 2020 @ 16:42
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GT Sport is about competition. It has a career mode but your ability to modify the cars and win races due to overpowered cars is essentially gone. It’s main focus is online competition and teaching you the art and skillset of competitive racing.

It’s been said that the vision for the next GT will be a mix of the career and modification of past games with the competitive side of Sport.

Always nice to see a new update. I really need to get back into GT Sport and pick up a few more trophies and milage rewards. I still have so much to do in this great game.

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