The all-new Toyota Supra will make its racing game debut in Gran Turismo Sport in just under a fortnight’s time.
As confirmed by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi on Twitter, the new Supra will be one of five new cars that will be coming to Gran Turismo Sport for free on 5th March.
— 山内 一典 (@Kaz_Yamauchi) February 23, 2019
The inclusion of the brand new Supra also puts to bed any rumours that Toyota no longer wants its products to be featured in racing games; suggesting the lack of Toyota production cars in recent games such as Forza Horizon 4 and Need for Speed: Payback is more down to an exclusive licensing deal.
Joining the Toyota Supra in the upcoming update will be an array of performance-oriented cars, all of which appear to be updated models of cars from Gran Turismo 6. The closest car performance-wise of the quintet is the first-gen Mazda MX-5, though fans of far faster machinery will likely gravitate to the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, the Pagani Huayra and what will likely be the McLaren F1 GTR that won the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race in 1995.
Petrol heads who are up to speed with motoring news will have likely noticed the five cars will be added to Gran Turismo Sport on the same day the Geneva Motor Show opens to the press. However, it’s not clear if Polyphony Digital will be adding any extra content derived from the upcoming Swiss expo.
Instead, it’s more likely some additional tweaks and fixes will accompany the five new cars in Gran Turismo Sport, as well as a handful of GT League career mode races and some new photomode locations.