Gran Turismo Sport Adds Laguna Seca Raceway and 7 New Cars

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Gran Turismo Sport Adds Laguna Seca Raceway and 7 New Cars

Patch 1.53 update brings the Ford GT ’17 (N700), new GT League rounds, Circuit Experience, and more.

December’s content update for Gran Turismo (Patch 1.53) will be available Tuesday, December 17th at 8:00PM PST (Internet connection required)

The Legendary WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Returns to Gran Turismo Sport

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is a race circuit situated 100 kilometers south of San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley in Northern California, United States. A technical circuit made up of mid-low speed corners, it is encircled by desert so grip can be an issue as the surrounding sand often blows onto the track. Therefore, drivers need to be able to maintain precise control over their speed at all times as any errors in estimation will result in them going off track or crashing. Its dynamic elevation changes are shaped by the landscape and are a signature of the circuit, with the famed 15-meter downhill-plunging “Corkscrew” its highlight. Laguna Seca is a circuit that offers thrilling racing not seen elsewhere.

New Vehicles

  • Ford GT ‘17
  • Porsche 911 Carrera RS Club Sport (993) ‘95
  • Toyota Crown Athlete G ‘13
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI ‘83
  • Toyota Crown Athlete G Safety Car
  • Rennault Sport Megane R.S. Trophy Safety Car
  • Dodge Charger SRT Hellcast Safety Car

Featured Car – Ford GT ‘17

From 2005 to 2006, Ford produced the Ford GT, a remake of the GT40 which saw success in the Le Mans 24 hour race in the 1960s. At the 2015 Detroit Motor Show, they announced a 2nd generation model with further advancements.

The body was also a structure combining aluminum front and rear sub-frames, and the body panels were made of carbon for thorough weight reduction. The power unit was not the traditional V8, but a twin turbocharged 3.5L V6. Producing 646 BHP and 76 kgf m combined with a 7 speed DCT transmission, the car marked a top speed of 216.2 mph.

GT League

  • Beginner League – two new rounds added to the Z Heritage
  • Amateur League – two new rounds added to the Super Formula Championships
  • Professional League – two new rounds added to the Midship Challenge
  • Endurance League – one new round added to the Gr.1 Prototype 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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