Polyphony Digital’s excellent PlayStation 3 swansong Gran Turismo 6 only crossed the starting line a couple of weeks ago, but already the Japanese developer is demonstrating its incredible commitment to post-release support. Available when you boot up the game, patch v1.02 adds a couple of interesting tweaks to the title’s economy – perhaps in an effort to mitigate any complaints regarding microtransactions.

Early races will now reward you with a 110 per cent cash payout, while later ones have been increased by 170 per cent. Additionally, you can acquire a multiplier by connecting to the game’s servers daily, allowing you to snag a potential 200 per cent bonus if you play for five consecutive days. That means that there’s some serious cash up for grabs for hardcore players – you may not even need to resort to the title’s infamous free money glitch.

In addition to all of this, a bunch of new Seasonal Events have been added to the game. Centred on Red Bull Racing, these new trials feature the Red Bull Racing Kart and Red Bull X2014 Junior – the latter of which represents a more manageable version of the Adrian Newey designed fictional racing car. Perhaps most interesting is that this vehicle comes equipped with enhanced engine sounds, indicating that the studio’s promised audio update may truly be on the horizon after all.

That’s a good thing, because we were getting tired of driving mosquitoes. Have you had a chance to grab this patch yet? What do you think of the new Seasonal Events? Start your engines in the comments section below.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com, eurogamer.net]