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GT Sport February 2021 Update 1.63 - Patch Notes, Adjustments and More

Here's everything you need to know about the latest Gran Turismo Sport update.

Gran Turismo players will have to wait until next year to play Gran Turismo 7 when it comes to the PlayStation 5. It will have been a long wait too, since the last release in the series, Gran Turismo Sport, came out in 2017. Nevertheless, developer Polyphony Digital has continued to support the previous title for those still biding their time ahead of the next game, dropping the first GT Sport patch of 2021, update 1.63, on February 24.

Changes

Update 1.63’s changes are largely centred around adjustments made to matchmaking in Sport Mode and reducing the frequency with which penalties are issued in the game, as well as a whole host of balance and performance tweaks.

GT Sport Update 1.63 Full Patch Notes

Here are all the changes being made to GT Sport in update 1.63:

Main Features Implemented

1. Penalties

  • Fixed an issue wherein minor collisions would cause penalties to be issued.
  • Adjusted the penalty algorithm so that penalties are issued less frequently when the internet connection environment is poor.

2. Sport Mode

  • The number of matchmaking Regions for the Manufacturer Series has been changed from 5 to 3: ‘Europe/Middle East/Africa’, ‘Americas’, and ‘Asia-Oceania’. The Nations Cup will continue to be hosted in 5 Regions. For more details, please refer to the ‘Manufacturer Series Matchmaking Update Notice.

Other Improvements and Adjustments

  • Adjusted the time loss for pit stops on various tracks.
  • Adjusted the point of full brake application to be further in than before when using the brake pedals of the Logitech G923 Racing Wheel set.
  • Various other issues have been addressed.

Balance of Performance Update

A large number of cars from across Gran Turismo Sport’s primary classes (that’s Gr.1, Gr.2, Gr.3, Gr.4 and Gr.B), have received balance of performance updates to their power ratios and weight reduction ratios, as follows:

Gr.3 Model HP (Power Ratio) kg (Weight Reduction Ratio)

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Gr.3 519BHP (105%) 1,256kg (103%)
  • Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 ’10  564BHP (94%) 1,243kg (113%)
  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 ’12 576BHP (111%) 1,300kg (104%)
  • Audi R8 LMS ’15 527BHP (90%) 1,298kg (106%)
  • BMW M3 GT (BMW Motorsport) ’11 555BHP (111%) 1,332kg (107%)
  • BMW M6 GT3 M Power ’16 555BHP (95%) 1,326kg (102%)
  • BMW M6 GT3 Walkenhorst ’16 555BHP (95%) 1,326kg (102%)
  • BMW Z4 GT3 ’11 528BHP (104%) 1,285kg (108%)
  • Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gr.3 568BHP (103%) 1,300kg (100%)
  • Citroën GT by Citroën Race Car (Gr.3) 521BHP (87%) 1,320kg (110%)
  • Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R ’15 549BHP (81%) 1,302kg (101%)
  • Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 ’13 525BHP (97%) 1,287kg (106%)
  • Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car 525BHP (89%) 1,316kg (113%)
  • Ford Mustang Gr.3 598BHP (109%) 1,326kg (102%)
  • Honda NSX Gr.3 551BHP (97%) 1,300kg (100%)
  • Hyundai Genesis Gr.3 585BHP (115%) 1,287kg (103%)
  • Jaguar F-type Gr.3 557BHP (101%) 1,287kg (103%)
  • Lamborghini Huracán GT3 ’15 536BHP (93%) 1,291kg (105%)
  • Lexus RC F GT3 (Emil Frey Racing) ’17 556BHP (106%) 1,326kg (102%)
  • Lexus RC F GT3 prototype (Emil Frey Racing) ’16 553BHP (106%) 1,339kg (103%)
  • Mazda Atenza Gr.3 606BHP (107%) 1,356kg (106%)
  • MAZDA RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT 516BHP (92%) 1,275kg (102%)
  • McLaren 650S GT3 ’15 547BHP (108%) 1,289kg (104%)
  • McLaren F1 GTR – BMW ’95 534BHP (89%) 1,270kg (121%)
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 ’16 564BHP (92%) 1,325kg (100%)
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 ’11 581BHP (102%) 1,350kg (100%)
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.Final Gr.3 558BHP (107%) 1,315kg (102%)
  • Nissan GT-R GT3 Schulze Motorsport ’13 585BHP (108%) 1,300kg (100%)
  • PEUGEOT VGT (Gr.3) 531BHP (98%) 1,325kg (106%)
  • Peugeot RCZ Gr.3 558BHP (108%) 1,308kg (109%)
  • Porsche 911 RSR (991) ’17 535BHP (105%) 1,317kg (106%)
  • Renault Sport R.S.01 GT3 ’16 534BHP (100%) 1,329kg (109%)
  • Subaru WRX Gr.3 558BHP (107%) 1,331kg (104%)
  • Toyota FT-1 VGT (Gr.3) 549BHP (101%) 1,318kg (103%)
  • Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept ’18 556BHP (94%) 1,280kg (103%)
  • Volkswagen Beetle Gr.3 544BHP (92%) 1,332kg (111%)
  • Volkswagen GTI VGT (Gr.3) 535BHP (97%) 1,297kg (103%)

Gr.4 Model HP (Power Ratio) kg (Weight Reduction Ratio)

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Gr.4 319BHP (108%) 1,203kg (118%)
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Gr.4 383BHP (96%) 1,390kg (103%)
  • Audi TT Cup ’16 338BHP (101%) 1,068kg (95%)
  • BMW M4 Gr.4 386BHP (98%) 1,446kg (106%)
  • Bugatti Veyron Gr.4 446BHP (103%) 1,650kg (100%)
  • Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gr.4 380BHP (92%) 1,444kg (107%)
  • Citroën GT by Citroën Gr.4 370BHP (94%) 1,469kg (113%)
  • Dodge Viper Gr.4 386BHP (90%) 1,456kg (104%)
  • Ferrari 458 Italia Gr.4 370BHP (99%) 1,417kg (105%)
  • Ford Mustang Gr.4 399BHP (101%) 1,456kg (104%)
  • Honda NSX Gr.4 374BHP (95%) 1,482kg (109%)
  • Hyundai Genesis Gr.4 388BHP (101%) 1,363kg (101%)
  • Jaguar F-type Gr.4 391BHP (98%) 1,390kg (103%)
  • Lamborghini Huracán Gr.4 388BHP (96%) 1,378kg (101%)
  • Lexus RC F Gr.4 402BHP (96%) 1,386kg (99%)
  • Mazda Atenza Gr.4 409BHP (104%) 1,366kg (99%)
  • McLaren 650S Gr.4 375BHP (94%) 1,404kg (108%)
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gr.4 402BHP (96%) 1,485kg (105%)
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.Final Gr.4 389BHP (100%) 1,343kg (101%)
  • Nissan GT-R Gr.4 411BHP (96%) 1,493kg (103%)
  • Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 352BHP (102%) 1,127kg (92%)
  • Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport ’16 357BHP (94%) 1,443kg (111%)
  • Renault Sport Mégane Gr.4 335BHP (96%) 1,056kg (96%)
  • Renault Sport Mégane Trophy ’11 334BHP (93%) 1,174kg (123%)
  • Subaru WRX Gr.4 373BHP (99%) 1,333kg (101%)
  • Toyota 86 Gr.4 355BHP (99%) 1,272kg (106%)
  • Toyota GR Supra (Nürburgring ’19 Livery) 374BHP (95%) 1,449kg (105%)
  • Volkswagen Scirocco Gr.4 334BHP (93%) 1,029kg (98%)

Gr.1 Model HP (Power Ratio) kg (Weight Reduction Ratio)

  • Alpine VGT ’17 594BHP (100%) 930kg (100%)
  • Audi VGT 647BHP (88%) 1,000kg (80%)
  • Audi R18 ’11 586BHP (106%) 900kg (100%)
  • Audi R18 ’16 526BHP (100%) 875kg (100%)
  • Audi R18 (Le Mans ’11) 586BHP (106%) 900kg (100%)
  • Bugatti VGT (Gr.1) 659BHP (103%) 980kg (100%)
  • Dodge SRT Tomahawk VGT (Gr.1) 616BHP (89%) 950kg (100%)
  • HYUNDAI N 2025 VGT (Gr.1) 608BHP (95%) 972kg (100%)
  • Jaguar XJR-9 ’88 822BHP (90%) 894kg (100%)
  • Mazda 787B ’91 775BHP (98%) 830kg (100%)
  • Mazda LM55 VGT (Gr.1) 621BHP (97%) 880kg (100%) McLaren
  • McLaren VGT (Gr.1) 867BHP (90%) 900kg (100%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Sauber Mercedes C9 ’89 806BHP (87%) 893kg (100%)
  • Nissan GT-R LM NISMO ’15 604BHP (100%) 880kg (100%)
  • Nissan R92CP ’92 826BHP (88%) 900kg (100%)
  • Peugeot 908 HDi Team Peugeot Total ’10 637BHP (91%) 930kg (100%)
  • Peugeot L750R HYbrid VGT 2017 596BHP (86%) 825kg (100%)
  • Porsche 919 Hybrid (Porsche Team) ’16 500BHP (100%) 875kg (100%)
  • Porsche 962 C ’88 793BHP (130%) 850kg (100%)
  • Toyota TS030 Hybrid ’12 556BHP (105%) 900kg (100%)
  • Toyota TS050 Hybrid ’16 506BHP (100%) 875kg (100%)

Gr.2 Model HP (Power Ratio) kg (Weight Reduction Ratio)

  • Honda EPSON NSX ’08 597BHP (117%) 1,115kg (97%)
  • Honda RAYBRIG NSX CONCEPT-GT ’16 603BHP (100%) 1,049kg (100%)
  • Lexus au TOM’S RC F ’16 614BHP (100%) 1,020kg (100%)
  • Lexus PETRONAS TOM’S SC430 ’08 633BHP (130%) 1,100kg (100%)
  • Nissan MOTUL AUTECH GT-R ’16 612BHP (100%) 1,020kg (100%)
  • Nissan XANAVI NISMO GT-R ’08 612BHP (124%) 1,100kg (100%)

Gr.B Model HP (Power Ratio) kg (Weight Reduction Ratio)

  • Audi Sport quattro S1 ’87 505BHP (86%) 1,330kg (133%)
  • Ford Focus Gr.B Rally Car 527BHP (98%) 1,260kg (100%)
  • Ford Mustang Gr.B Rally Car 537BHP (98%) 1,352kg (98%)
  • Honda NSX Gr.B Rally Car 529BHP (95%) 1,300kg (100%)
  • Hyundai Genesis Gr.B Rally Car 514BHP (103%) 1,250kg (100%)
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.Final Gr.B Rally Car 505BHP (97%) 1,302kg (101%)
  • Nissan GT-R Gr.B Rally Car 537BHP (99%) 1,336kg (99%)
  • Peugeot RCZ Gr.B Rally Car 511BHP (99%) 1,224kg (102%)
  • Subaru WRX Gr.B Rally Car 516BHP (99%) 1,280kg (100%)
  • Toyota 86 Gr.B Rally Car 506BHP (98%) 1,203kg (102%)

Please note the Power (%) and Weight (%) values listed here are the values when the BoP is turned on. Vehicles from the ‘Gr.X’ Class and from the ‘N100’ to ‘N1000’ Class are not included in this list.

What’s to come from GT Sport?

With Gran Turismo 7 set to come out in 2022, it’ll be all hands on deck at Polyphony Digital making sure that the next entry into the series is ready for launch. As such, any more support given to GT Sport between now and then is likely to be relatively minor. Until then, download GT Sport update 1.63 and enjoy.

Source: Gran Turismo

Chris Simpson

Hey there! I'm a writer and journalist and I've been gaming for as long as I can remember - I started with the Amiga and the Sega Mega Drive and haven't looked back. If something is nerdy then I probably enjoy it.

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