Gran Turismo Sport Update 1.40 Introduces 5 New Cars And The Sardegna Road Course

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  • Playstation 4
  • Racing
2017-10-17
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GT Sport update introduces Sardegna Road Course. Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport announced that it is releasing a free update which includes five new cars. In addition to the new vehicles, the 1.40 update introduces the new Sardegna – Road Course.

The five cars are:

  • Chevrolet Camaro Z28 ‘69
  • Toyota Tundra TRD Pro ‘19
  • Toyota Sports 800 ‘65
  • Renault Sport Clio V6 24V ‘00
  • Gran Turismo Red Bull X2019 Competition
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New cars (clockwise from top left): Toyota Tundra, Renault Sport Clio, Toyota Sports 800, Chevrolet Camaro Z28, Gran Turismo Red Bull Photo: Gran Turismo Sport

For the new road course, players will race on the island of Sardegna, which is one of the different Italian resorts located on the Mediterranean Sea. The course makes use of closed-off sections of public roads. Characterizing this high-speed technical street course are tight corners and fast, long straights. One interesting feature of the course is that halfway through, the elevation changes along with the roadway becoming narrow. Different layouts for the course are included, with the shortest being 2,661 meters and the longest more than 3,893 meters. The six layouts are:

  • Sardegna – Road Track – A
  • Sardegna – Road Track – A II
  • Sardegna – Road Track – B
  • Sardegna – Road Track – B II
  • Sardegna – Road Track – C
  • Sardegna – Road Track – C II

Further, update 1.40 adds the exclusive X2019 Competition to the GT League. Specifically this is the X2019 Competition Endurance Series, which is an endurance race. The new rounds added to the GT League are:

  • Beginner League
    • Two new rounds to the “Light Weight K Cup.”
  • Amateur League
    • Two new rounds to the “Gr. B Rallycross.”
  • Professional League
    • Two new rounds to the “Group 1 Cup.”
  • Endurance League
    • One new round to the “Gr. 1 Prototype Endurance Series.”

New features include the Scapes, which is a “Low-Angle – Ground Up” portion of the special featured section. Then there is the Goodwood Motor Circuit added to the Circuit Experience.

Under Sport Mode, players can now watch replays of the Top 10 Stars that are on the leader board. These replays can be loaded as Ghost Cars for “Qualifying Time Trial” (Daily Races) and “Free Practice” (Online Championships). However, watching replays or loading Ghost Cars is not possible during matchmaking.

Physics simulation models have been tweaked as well with the transmission systems of the following cars being adjusted:

  • Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic '07
  • Ferrari Enzo Ferrari '02
  • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 '11
  • Maserati Granturismo S '08
  • Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren '09

In particular, an explanation was added for the default “Semi-Automatic Transmission.” Further, it is no longer possible to make use the full “Manual Transmission” mode, especially when using the H-pattern shifter and clutch pedal controller.

Other improvements and adjustments introduced with update 1.40 are:

  • The penalty judgment algorithm related to shortcuts has been updated.
  • Addressed the issue during rolling starts, where certain cars would drive onto the curb and perform a wheelie.
  • Addressed the issue on the Fanatec Wheel Base, where the analog sticks (on compatible wheel rims only) would not function if the Wheel Base was not updated to the latest firmware.
  • Various other issues have been addressed.
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