Ferrari F50 And Bandit's Firebird Join Gran Turismo Sport

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The December update has something for everyone.

Most of us will never get to drive our favorite cars. That's just the way things go. But we can at least get behind the virtual wheel in highly accurate driving simulators, like Gran Turismo Sport, whose developers have just added some rather lust-worthy machinery as part of their latest update.

The December pack features a couple of exotics, a smattering of classics, and some other notable rides in between. Not least of them is the Ferrari F50 – arguably the most easily forgotten of Maranello's flagship hypercars, sandwiched as it was in between the legendary F40 and the game-changing Enzo.

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Equally tempting is the McLaren P1 GTR, the track-tuned version of Woking's hybrid hypercar, successor to the legendary McLaren F1, and precursor of the Senna and Speedtail in the British firm's Ultimate Series.

Favor the classics over more modern exotics? There's a 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (like the one the late Burt Reynolds drove in Smokey and the Bandit), as well as a '63 Corvette Sting Ray coupe, and a Greddy-customized Nissan Z. They're joined as well by the 2007 E90-generation BMW M3 coupe (yeah, the one with the V8), and for EV enthusiasts, the Tesla Model S Signature Performance.

These new additions bring the total number of cars available to play in Gran Turismo Sport up to a staggering 265 vehicles, from Alfa Romeos and Aston Martins to Volkswagens and Zagatos.

While they were at it, the programmers added a new South Route to the Tokyo Expressway street course, a smattering of new virtual racing leagues (at various skill levels), and numerous other (relatively minor) updates – all of which promise to make the PlayStation game even more exciting to play than it already was.

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