From Road Cars to Prototype Race Cars: 'Gran Turismo Sport' Car List Is Revealed
We have revealed the list of cars that will be be included in 'Gran Turismo Sport' at release. From familiar road-going cars to prototype racers and Vision Gran Turismo cars, there is truly a wide variety of vehicles in the line-up.
Here we introduce some of the more notable cars appearing in the game.
Porsche 919 Hybrid (Porsche Team) / Gr.1
Porsche is famous for being the top contender in endurance racing throughout the years, with iconic cars like the 917 and 956. Their latest Prototype Race Car has now been included in the game; this is a machine competing in the FIA World Endurance Championships (WEC) LMP-1 Category which includes the famous Le Mans 24 Hour race. The car is a hybrid machine powered by a turbocharged 2 litre V4 direct injection engine combined with an energy regeneration system called MGU (Motor Generator Unit). Since its debut in 2014, it dominated the WEC in 2015 and 2016, and continued to win again this year after a fierce fight against the Toyota TS050 Hybrid.
This is the latest Prototype race car of Toyota, a direct rival to the Porsche 919. The hybrid powertrain combines a turbocharged 2.4 litre direct injection V6 with a MGU. Though they did not win in the end at the Le Mans 24 Hour race of 2016 and 2017, they did lead the race for a very long time, leaving a strong impression on racing fans. The settings for this car during its implementation in the game was actually performed by Kamui Kobayashi, the very driver who set the new course record at the real life Le Mans with this car.
The 911 RSR gets its roots from the Carrera RSR, born in 1973, and is based on the Type 991 Porsche 911, which appeared in 2011. Its highlights include the mounting of its horizontally opposed 4 litre 6 cylinder engine producing 503 BHP, mid-mounted in front of the rear axle for the first time in 911 history. With this change in the engine location, drivability and aerodynamics have also evolved a step further, making the car successful in the American IMSA series and the World Endurance Championships (WEC).
This is a high performance model added to the 2nd generation model of the Cayman type 981c in 2015. This was the little brother to the 911 GT3, powered by the 3.8L horizontally opposed 6 cylinder engine of the 911 Carrera S. Many parts such as the front suspension and brake system are also carried over from the 911 GT3. This is the highest performance model in the Cayman lineage powered by a naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engine.
This is a special model of Aston Martin revealed at the 2015 Geneva show, an extremely limited edition circuit special with only 24 cars produced. The traditional V12 engine of Aston Martin was enlarged to 7 litres in displacement, and the naturally aspirated engine produces 811ps. The chassis, body panels, torque tube and propeller shafts use carbon and magnesium to achieve an incredible power to weight ratio of 1ps:1.66kg.
This is a prototype created to acquire homologation for the RC F GT3, the GT3 machine of Lexus. The car participated in the 9th round of the 2016 Nürburgring Endurance series and achieved a debut victory. The car included is a model in the livery of Emil Frey Racing, a top racing team from Switzerland.
This is the latest coupé of Lexus presented in 2017. Its flowing lines emerging from the elegant front fascia continuing to its wide rear fenders create a beauty and presence befitting a personal coupé. The powertrain consists of a 5 litre V8 engine producing 477ps combined with a direct shift 10 speed automatic transmission utilised on a passenger car for the first time in the world, balancing both quiet operation and fuel economy.
This is a car born from the ‘Vision Gran Turismo’ project, in which various brands around the world have designed a sports car for Gran Turismo. The monolithic shape which only stands 1.04m above ground creates a look that differs greatly from other sports cars. This version is a competition model modified for Gr.3 category racing.
This is an evolved version of the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo, a single seater sportscar made by Alpine for Gran Turismo players. The car has been modified for Gr.1 Endurance racing. The formerly open cockpit is made into a closed design with a canopy, and a front spoiler, side intakes and rear wings have also been added to optimise the aerodynamics for high speed racing.
This race car is Mazda’s flagship “Atenza” sedan modified to Gr.3 specifications. The rear doors have been omitted and the front and rear fenders are enlarged to fit wider slick tyres, adding the aggressive look of a race car to a design highly regarded for its elegance. The car has also achieved top of the line aerodynamic performance through the optimisation of the front spoiler and floor bottom, and the addition of a large rear wing.
A new driving experience born in a collaboration between the Honda Design Team and Gran Turismo. This is a fusion of a motorcycle and car, with an aluminium-carbon composite backbone frame powered by a compact V4 engine from the Honda RC213V-S motorcycle. Its power to weight ratio is an impressive 1ps:1.88kg. If you remove the assistant side body cowling, you can also seat 2 people.
This is a special model of the DS3 unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The model was created by Citroën Racing, the competition division of Citroën who have shown exemplary performance in the World Rally Championships of recent years. The turbocharged 1.6 litre 4 cylinder engine is tuned up to 207ps, and the car is set up with special dampers and springs, as well as a 4 piston brake caliper. The interior and exterior in bold colours is another major allure of this car.
Mazda’s flagship sedan evolved into its 3rd generation model in 2012. Its beautiful form is almost exactly like the Takeri design concept revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show of the previous year, and the utilisation of Mazda’s new generation SKYACTIV technology was another hot topic.
Gr.3 and Gr.B machines with ultra-wide fenders are born to fight in races and rally races around the world. These cars are packed with all the allures of a sports car, and in Gran Turismo Sport, road-going versions of these Gr.3 and Gr.B machines have also been included so that their aggressive styling can be enjoyed in more casual scenes.