Rare classics and quirky concepts added to Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport's September update adds nine new cars – including the rare Alfa Romeo TZ2 and Mazda RX-500 – and the Fuji International Speedway

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September Update

For those of us who can’t afford to buy that rarified classic or million-pound exotic, video games have always been a way to live our dreams — in the virtual world at least. Gran Turismo Sport on PlayStation 4 is one of the most realistic driving simulations yet offered by developers Polyphony Digital. It has a rich collection of cars and legendary tracks that has been further expanded with a September update.

In total nine new cars and a new track, Fuji Speedway, will be available to those who download the September update for the game from today. The new models are an interesting mix of iconic classics, unusual concepts, and modern classics.

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Alfa Romeo TZ2

Things kick off with the beautiful Zagato designed Alfa Romeo TZ2. A follow-up to the original TZ car, this aerodynamic masterpiece is arguably the prettiest of all four TZ cars.

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Alfa Romeo TZ2

Sadly, the TZ2s career was cut short due to Alfa Romeo wanting to focus on its GTA racing program. While it only competed for a year, the Kamm-tail design left a lasting impression that would go on to inspire the TZ3.

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Mazda RX-500 Concept

From the beautiful to the beautifully unusual, the Mazda RX-500 is a rotary-powered concept car from the 1970 Tokyo Motor Show. Weighing just 850kg, this car possesses a small mid-mounted 491cc good for 274bhp.

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Mazda RX-500 Concept

The RX-500 might look like a performance car with its gullwing doors, but it was actually designed to explore new technologies for road safety. It featured rear lights that could signal to following drivers if the RX-500 was accelerating or cruising.

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Plymouth XNR Concept

The Plymouth XNR concept car was a project developed by Chrysler and Plymouth to take on the Chevrolet Corvette. Built in Carrozzeria Ghia in Italy, this car claimed to have a top speed of 150mph.

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Plymouth XNR Concept

1960s America was fixated on aerospace, something that was clear when looking at period concept cars. Wings and fins sprouted from unusual concept cars that captured the imagination.

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1992 Honda NSX

When Honda first suggested that it would go ahead and build a supercar, Ferrari likely didn’t take the Japanese threat too seriously. With the NSX, Honda proved it could compete with the established supercar titans.

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1992 Honda NSX

Formula One legend Ayrton Senna was involved with the final development stages of the NSX, contributing to its affinity with keen drivers.

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Nissan 300 ZX Twin-Turbo Z32

The Z32 Nissan 300ZX marked the rebirth of the cult-classic Z-cars, bringing them back into competition with Toyota. Its modern looks proved popular in Japan and America.

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Nissan 300 ZX Twin-Turbo Z32

The potent twin-turbo model has been chosen for Gran Turismo Sport and delivers 300bhp to those who want to take it for a virtual test drive.

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Porsche 911 GT3 (996)

The 996 generation of Porsche 911 marked a huge departure from all that had come before it. This was the first water-cooled 911, something which still upsets some purists to this day, but affirmed its place at the forefront of the sportscar genre.

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Porsche 911 GT3 (996)

Despite its break from tradition, the GT3 variant remained a firm favourite amongst enthusiasts who loved to spend time at the track.

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Porsche 911 GT3 (997)

Some say that the 997 Porsche 911 GT3 is still the high watermark of Porsche GT cars. Its direct links to motorsport were relished by keen drivers.

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Porsche 911 GT3 (997)

A manual gearbox and the howling 3.6-litre flat-six engine makes for an incredible combination. One that you can now enjoy on Gran Turismo Sport.

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2006 Dodge Viper

The Dodge Viper is an American icon that has traversed the decades. One of its greatest hits was the third-generation model.

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2006 Dodge Viper

500hp and 525lb ft of torque from its 8.3-litre V10 gave this snake plenty of bite. Much like the viper’s original concept, this car’s design was clean and simple with side-exit exhausts.

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2011 BMW M3 GT

Based on the E92 M3, this 2011 GT racing car saw plenty of action in the American Le Mans Series and Intercontinental Le Mans Series. It was tasked with going up against Ferrari and Porsche.

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2011 BMW M3 GT

This racer dominated the American Le Mans Series and took overall victory at the end of the championship.

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