Evolution's good work with DriveClub continues with an all-new update that makes a broad range of impressive changes to the PlayStation 4-exclusive driving game.

The headline for version 1.21 - if you're a bit of a racing nerd like me - is the support for Thrustmaster's TH8PA gear shifter, which helps enable clutch support as well as sequential and gate-shift options. I've got a pair of special gloves and boots to go with my own shifter so I can clunk my way through some half-hearted heel-and-toeing. Everyone at Eurogamer laughs about it. I think they're just happy for me.

Elsewhere, the Elite levels that were introduced at the tail-end of July have seen the cap boosted from 66 to 75, there are new Sprint versions of existing tracks and more car statistics are now visible in the vehicle selection screen, including specifics on each car's drivetrain and engine position. Hot stuff. There have also been stability and performance updates, as well a couple of tweaks that help make way for Ferrari's 488 GTB, the striking new turbo-powered car from Maranello that's getting everyone in a bit of a tizz this summer.

DriveClub, meanwhile, is soldiering on and fast becoming one of the more impressive PS4 exclusives, as reflected in the 2m sales it racked up as of earlier this month.

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