The Porsche Taycan isn't available in the United States yet, but if you're looking for a taste of what it's like to drive, then download the 1.47 patch for Gran Turismo Sport – after previously teasing the addition in September. There are also some more new vehicles and the change to drive around Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. The video above focuses on the cars around the famous track in Belgium.
Gallery: Gran Turismo Sport October Update
In addition to the Taycan, Gran Turismo Sport gains a 2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce coupe that packs a 6.5-liter making 740 horsepower (552 kilowatts) and 507 pound-feet (690 Newton-meters) of torque. The company made just 500 units of the hardtop model, and production ended in 2017 with a unique model wearing the Liquid Metal Blue paint from the Porsche 918 Spyder.
If classic performance sedans are more your style, then the famous 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG brings its massive V8 to the game. The sedan made at splash at Spa's 24-hour race in 1971 when it scored first in class and second-place overall.
Spa-Francorchamps is one of Europe's most famous racing circuits. The track's most notable is the significant elevation change around the course, particularly at the uphill Eau Rouge corner.
In addition to the new cars and track, Gran Turismo Sport gets a few new races. There are two additional rounds in the Beginner League's Group 4 Cup, two more in the Amateur League's Real Circuit Tours, two more in the Professional League's Nostalgic 1979 series, and one more in the Endurance League's X2019 Competition Endurance Series.
GT Sport Patch 1.45 Adds the Porsche Taycan and Spa-Francorchamps
Four new cars and a legendary track enter the race.
Gran Turismo fans! We’re excited to finally announce you that the October update Patch 1.47 will be available for everyone starting tonight, October 30, at 10:00 PT (Internet connection required for update) adding the legendary race track, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, and four new cars including the Porsche Taycan Turbo S ‘19.
The following four vehicles will be available:
Porsche Taycan Turbo S ’19
Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce ’15
Mazda Demio XD Touring ’15
Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG ’71
Featured Vehicle: Porsche Taycan Turbo S ’19（Gr.X)
The Taycan is Porsche’s answer to the question of sustainable mobility, their first fully-electric vehicle. A sports sedan that combines sports performance with everyday usability, its electric all-wheel-drive system uses two electric motors mounted on the front and rear axles, with the rear-motor encompassing a revolutionary 2-speed transmission allowing unparalleled acceleration and efficiency at high speeds.
Both the Turbo and the Turbo S models normally output 460 kW (616 BHP), but with the overboost feature engaged the output of the Turbo model is boosted to 500 kW (670 BHP), and the Turbo S cranks out a staggering 560 kW (750 BHP). This incredible power output is enabled by the first 800-volt power unit to be seen in a production car, which successfully achieves greater efficiency while drastically reducing charging time.
And of course no effort has been spared in producing dynamic handling. It features Porsche’s superior active suspension management and torque vectoring technology, controlling these systems in sync to provide the best possible driving experience under all driving conditions.
Taycan’s technical advances also extend to its user interface, enabling media and air-conditioning to be operated directly through its intuitive voice control system. The Taycan carries forward Porsche’s historical lineage while signaling a new era of automobiles. Truly a model in which heritage meets the future.
New Track: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Spa-Francorchamps is located 40km Southeast of Liège, Eastern Belgium’s industrial city. This is a high speed technical circuit that has hosted everything from F1 to endurance races over the years, and the 7+km long track utilizes the mountainous environment of its location for its many ups and downs. For this reason the track is the very definition of dynamic, including many famous turns such as the high speed uphill corner ‘Eau Rouge’, the ultra-high speed left hand ‘Blanchimont’, and the ‘Bus Stop’ chicane has been the scene of many famous battles. The track is praised by many racing drivers for being one of the most challenging in the world. Spa-
In addition, the following new rounds have been added to the GT League:
Beginner League: Two new rounds added to the Group 4 Cup
Amateur League: Two new rounds added to the Real Circuit Tours
Professional League: Two new rounds added to the Nostalgic 1979
Endurance League: One new round added to the X2019 Competition Endurance Series