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Gran Turismo Sport: Release Date, Cars, Trailers, and News

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Sony’s exclusive title, Gran Turismo Sport, faces up against Microsoft’s picturesque rival racing game, Forza Motorsport 7, both of which come out in October of this year. Gran Turismo Sport promises to bring the same level of detail promised in all releases of the game, with every version progressively growing more sophisticated in its visual styles.

We’ve seen numerous trailers, screenshots and gameplay released so far, so here’s some of the key info we’ve gathered together.


News:

This game’s release date was originally set to release in November of last year around the launch of the PlayStation VR, but because of some technical delays to “perfect GT Sport,” according to an interview with Polophony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi, the game’s release was pushed back.

We can see on the game page a bunch of new features. This includes over 150 vehicles to try out, 28 different layouts across 17 track locations (a new Tokyo Speedway track!) to test driving skills, mentions of 4K resolution support and high dynamic range. Let’s not forget too that PlayStation VR will also be supported.

We aren’t too clear on any other details, but Yamauchi said he’d disclose more as time progresses. We imagine this will happen when news outlets interview him on-air and pick his brain.


Cars:

Here’s a list of some of the coolest cars I found online so far:

  1. 2016 Renault Sport R.S.01 GT3
  2. 2016 Porche 991.1 GT3 RS
  3. 2017 Nissan GT-R Gr.4
  4. 2014 Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Racing Series
  5. 2015 McLaren 650S GT3
  6. 2014 Lexus LF-LC GT Vision Gran Turismo
  7. 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4
  8. 2015 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4
  9. 2014 Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo
  10. 2015 Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo
  11. 2017 Honda NSX Gr.B
  12. 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3
  13. 2015 Dodge SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo Gr.1
  14. 2014 Dodge SRT Viper GT3-R
  15. 2014 Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo
  16. 2017 Fittipaldi Pininfarina EF7 Vision Gran Turismo
  17. 2010 Citroën GT Race Car Gr.3
  18. 2015 Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Gr.1
  19. 2016 BMW M6 GT3 (Walkenhorst Motorsport)
  20. 2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Gr.4
  21. 2016 Audi TT
  22. 2014 Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo
  23. 2017 Acura NSX GT3
  24. 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Gr.4
  25. 2014 Alpine Vision Gran Turismo Race Mode

The full cars list can be viewed here.


Release Date:

Gran Turismo Sport is expected to release on October 17 for the PlayStation 4. The release date was initially in November of last year until Polyphony Digital president Kaunori Yamauchi announced a delay to give “more time to perfect GT Sport.”

A closed beta started in March selectively chose certain U.S. PSN users to test-drive several cars on a few different tracks in some interesting new race categories.

The level above the standard tier is the Gran Turismo Sport Limited Edition, going for$69.99. This includes the GT Sport Starter Pack (8 Cars), $1MM in-game credit, Livery sticker pack, 30 GT Sport themed avatars, chrome racing helmet (for driver profile) and a limited steel book and packaging.

For those who wanna go bigger, you can get the Gran Turismo Sport Digital Deluxe Edition for $79.99. This includes the GT Sport starter pack (12 Cars), $2MM in-game credit, Livery sticker pack, 60 GT sport-themed avatars and a chrome racing helmet (for driver profile).

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