One of our chief complaints about the online-focused Gran Turismo Sport was its distinct lack single player content. Unlike previous games in the series which featured a comprehensive campaign with hundreds of offline events to race in, Gran Turismo Sport focuses on online competitive eSports. In its initial release, single player content was limited to a Driving School similar to the license tests in other Gran Turismo games and short Mission challenges similar to the PSP Gran Turismo game which riled some of the series' loyal fans.
To our surprise, Polyphony recently announced that a single player campaign is being added to Gran Turismo Sport post-release in the form of the GT League. As an early Christmas present, Polyphony has deployed Gran Turismo's substantial free December update, adding the new single player mode containing 15 series with 45 new races to compete in, including fan favourites like the Sunday Cup, Clubman Cup and FF Challenge where you can tune and race a wide variety of cars.
Compared to Gran Turismo 6 which featured well over 1000 cars, Gran Turismo Sport's car list is paltry by comparison with around 150 cars. In fairness, Polyphony has scrapped the low-resolution standard models made from PS2 assets in previous games and built each car model again from scratch for Gran Turismo Sport. They're by far the most highly detailed car models you'll find in a current-generation console racing game, but the car count is still disappointing compared to its main rival Forza Motorsport 7 which features over 700 cars.
Mercifully, Polyphony is gradually adding more cars to Gran Turismo Sport – and unlike Forza Motorsport, they're going to be available free of charge. As part of Gran Turismo Sport's December update, 12 new cars have been added to the game including a few Ferraris, a Lamborghini Countach and the introduction of KTM to the game:
- Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD)
- Nissan Skyline GT-R V・spec II (R32)
- Nissan Skyline GT-R V・spec II Nür (R34)
- Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
- Lamborghini Countach LP400
- Ferrari F40
- Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
- KTM X-BOW R
- Suzuki Swift Sport
- Volkswagen Samba Bus Type 2 (T1)
- Chris Holstrom Concepts 1967 Chevy Nova
- Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible (C3)
There's also a new "Yamagiwa + Miyabi” layout, a 6.8km long track connecting the Yamagiwa” and Miyabi” tracks of the Kyoto Driving Park and new Christmas-themed Scapes. The update also neatly coincides with the series' 20th anniversary, as Gran Turismo was originally released in Japan on the original PlayStation December 23rd 1997.