For those who enjoy Gran Turismo Sport on Playstation 4, the December update should provide new challenges with not only the addition of 7 new cars but also the Laguna Seca raceway in California. The update was released recently as Update 1.53 and includes a range of Safety Cars.
The cars are:
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Safety Car | 2017 Ford GT | Toyota Crown Athlete G Safety Car
The WeatherTech Laguna Seca raceway is located in central California and was opened in 1957. WeatherTech has been the main sponsor since 2018 but before that, Mazda was the main sponsor for 17 years.
The 3.6-km circuit’s famous feature is a very challenging section known as ‘The Corkscrew’. This has a blind crest apex on the uphill approach and drops 18 metres. It’s regarded as a technical circuit with 11 corners and 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.
In addition, Update 1.53 also has 7 new rounds added to GT League events. These include a ‘Beginner League’ with 2 new rounds added to the ‘Z Heritage’ (only for racers using Z cars) and an Amateur League is added to the ‘Super Formula Championships’.
Incidentally, in case you missed it in November, there is also a single player game mode in which the player challenges best lap times set by none other than the ‘Maestro of Gran Turismo Sport’ and real-life 6-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, who personally set the lap records in Gran Turismo Sport.
In addition to the challenges themselves, the package includes replays and video tutorials by Lewis himself, where you can take on the challenges while really learning to improve your skills from the Maestro.