Gran Turismo Sport Replace 1.62 Arrives, Provides Toyota GR Yaris

Gran Turismo Sport Update 1.62 Arrives, Adds Toyota GR Yaris

Gamers booting up Gran Turismo Sport at the moment will likely be in for a deal with as a brand new replace lands. It’s a comparatively compact replace file, however v1.62 brings alongside a comparatively compact automobile — albeit one which packs loads of enjoyable.

Toyota, and its racing arm Toyota Gazoo Racing, created the GR Yaris for a single function: rally. Regardless of already profitable a World Rally Championship (WRC) crew title, and main the 2020 driver championship, with the present Yaris, Gazoo had recognized some areas for enchancment. Nonetheless WRC guidelines solely allow groups to make use of a chassis if the producer builds at the very least 2,500 fashions of it for basic sale in a 12-month interval.

That meant creating a brand new street automobile, which is the place the GR Yaris is available in. The shell is totally different to every other Yaris — for starters it’s a three-door, whereas the common Yaris is a five-door. If that wasn’t sufficient, Toyota has reduce 3.5 inches out of the roofline, and changed the roof itself with a carbon composite piece.

Beneath, the chassis is a hybrid. The entrance portion of the automobile makes use of the TNGA-B platform of the common Yaris, however the rear is the TNGA-C of the C-HR (and Prius). This permits for higher packaging of the four-wheel drive system.

That each one provides Toyota Gazoo Racing an incredible base for a rally automobile, however such a customized piece of {hardware} nonetheless must promote within the numbers required. To that finish, Toyota provides it a 257hp (268hp in Japan), turbocharged three-cylinder engine, and pairs that up with a brand new four-wheel drive system. This GR-4 system permits for 100% of the torque at both axle, however for the street automobile it’s restricted to a few modes: 60:40; 50:50; and 30:70.

With the 1.62 replace, now you can drive the GR Yaris 1st Version RZ Excessive Efficiency in GT Sport. It’s out there by means of the Toyota model in Model Central for 45,600cr, and you may also purchase it individually within the PS Retailer for $0.99 (£0.79/€0.99). You’ll want to choose it up by hook or by crook for the particular Time Trial, operating from at the moment by means of to December 13.

Along with the GR Yaris, there’s various different, smaller modifications. A repair for the Porsche 911 GT3 RS ’16 and Chaparral 2X Imaginative and prescient GT allows the visible illustration of their rear-wheel steering methods. PD has additionally added some new decals within the livery editor — for Nissan, Mazda, and Toyota fashions — and up to date the Nissan emblem in Model Central.

There’s additionally been a change to the penalty system for on-line racing, with the judging for “mild contacts and collisions between automobiles” altered. As but, we don’t know if this can be a constructive change or not, although GTPlanet’s group will quickly report by hook or by crook.

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