Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.43 Now Available: Adds Three Cars, New Races & Engine Swaps

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If the predicted cars end up being what they are - a Renault 4, a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII/IX, and a 2nd-gen Audi TT - then I'm pretty sure I have an idea of what Extra Menus we could expect.

There'd be one featuring Renault in general, with the Renault 4 being one of them. I'd imagine the other two could be picked between the R5 Turbo, the newer Megane, the Clio V6, or maybe one of the newer Clio models - perhaps even the RS01.
There could be a renault classic cars (also the three are base for historical rally cars 🙂)

Renault R4L
Renault R8 Gordini
Renault R5 turbo
 
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My take on the race cars thing is: It's perfectly fine for GT to be a game that focuses on road cars. Especially since modern race cars seem to be the primary-if-not-sole focus of basically every other sim-leaning game at the minute so having a game that doesn't focus on them is honestly refreshing.

But given that, it's incongruous that the online races are so GT3/GT4 heavy, they really should make things line up there. If the car list is going to be mainly road cars, have the events reflect that. Or, if they want race cars to be the focus of the online, then they need to prioritise keeping on the treadmill of adding new ones more. But I don't think the current half-and-half approach does anything but create false expectations for people.
 
Holding it back for what? To what end? For what goal?

I swear, people who say things like this sound like raving conspiracy theorists.
Isn't it obvious? To have a compelling product when GT8 hits the market. GT7 is a complete product, PD don't need to do anything beyond a bare minimum for the remaining lifecycle of the title. It's compelling enough to continue selling to PS5 owners in the market for a driving title. I know some have this bizarre idea GT8 will be 5, 6, 7 years in the making - but that's clearly not going to be the case if you understand PD's workflow and carry over content.

PD are producing 3x-4x more content per month than they're releasing. By now they will have a good 50-100 cars in their locker and at least 3-4 new tracks. They're certainly not going to give all that away to existing GT7 owners who paid their £70/$70 2 years ago. That's locked away for a new £70/$70 GT8 purchase down the road - quite possibly with paid DLC to keep the revenue flowing.

Pretty much every notable road and race car from the last 3 years aside from the Toyota GR010 and Porsche 911 GT3 RS are absent from the game. That isn't coincidence, it's driven by market forces to maximise GT8's sales. Titles that are GAAS or only recently released are getting all these cars. PD and Sony are cynically limiting the scale and scope of their DLC. I don't blame them, but it's time we wised upto this fact.
 
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Strange this video silhouette...:eek:,,, something special is coming......or Kaz smoked something 🤣
Not that it probably has anything to do with it.

But PD where working on video filters for replays. One was a VHS filter with retro graphics to replicate old Best Motoring videos.

Wouldn't surprise me to see PD delve into video editing given how in-depth photomode is!
 

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The Renault 4 could be a laugh to drive. Looking forward to that one!
We need a track where she could shine. It won't be fast, it will bounce and lean in turns. But it could be fun on dirt/sand or snow.

I learnt to drive on this car when I was 12, years of fun in the woods and tractor roads with my cousins (was grand-ma's car).
 
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Isn't it obvious? To have a compelling product when GT8 hits the market. GT7 is a complete product, PD don't need to do the anything beyond a bare minimum for the remaining lifecycle of the title. It's compelling enough to continue selling to PS5 owners in the market for a driving title. I know some have this bizarre idea GT8 will be 5, 6, 7 years in the making - but that's clearly not going to be the case if you understand PD's workflow and carry over content.

PD are producing 3x-4x more content per month than they're releasing. By now they will have a good 50-100 cars in their locker and at least 3-4 new tracks. They're certainly not going to give all that away to existing GT7 owners who paid their £70/$70 2 years ago. That's locked away for a new £70/$70 GT8 purchase down the road - quite possibly with paid DLC to keep the revenue flowing.

Pretty much every notable road and race car from the last 3 years aside from the Toyota GR010 and Porsche 911 GT3 RS are absent from the game. That isn't coincidence, it's driven by market forces to maximise GT8's sales. Titles that are GAAS or only recently released are getting all these cars. PD and Sony are cynically limiting the scale and scope of their DLC. I don't blame them, but it's time we wised upto this fact.
Anyone who calls people "conspiracy theorists" and thinks they're making some kind of point is probably not worth trying to reason with IMO.
 
The Lancer Evo 7/8 has definitely been conspicuously absent and so I'm glad to see it return. The Renault is a fun one. The Audi TT is a little more meh, but for completeness, I appreciate it. Really hoping for some kind of Boxster in future updates. C'mon PD!
 
We need a track where she could shine. It won't be fast, it will bounce and lean in turns. But it could be fun on dirt/sand or snow.

I learnt to drive on this car when I was 12, years of fun in the woods and tractor roads with my cousins.
If we had the short, tight and twisty tracks of old, even the most mundane cars could produce good racing. Seattle, Paris, New York, Cote d'Azure, Autumn Ring. But we have Grand Prix standard tracks that anything with under 300bhp is lost on.

There's a disconnect between the car & track content being released for GT7. It's why so much of my racing is at Brands Hatch & Tsukuba. They are some of the few tracks suitable for modestly powerful road cars.
 
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Everyone's different and fair enough to those that enjoy these cars.

But another evo variation. Leaves me cold.

Fairly uninspiring German car... guessing it won't be RS model. Would much prefer a decent M or RS addition.

R4 probably most intersting but its a bit of a joke car and means nothing to me tbh. Will probably use it once, then forget I own it.

The least said about the sponsorship car the better imo :D

Very underwhelming overall. 1.5 or 2 marks out of 5 for me. Very forgettable.
 
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Gonna assume the TT is just gonna be a GT6 re used asset? A little weird on PD's new car release strategies. I'd love to have modernized Gr. 3 racecars...

Yeah. Very odd choice imo. Not particularly memorable car imo. Not high performance, or ebough redeeming qualities about it or held in high regard as landmark car. .not even the new version either.

Like yku say. How on earth did they reach conclusion to add this car, rather than 10's (100's?) Of what I'd imagine would be more appealing to many?

'We have to release the 'standard' mark 2 tt. That'll get large numbers of our customer bases blood pumping...'.

Can think of so many more cars that'd br more inspiring, all things considered.

Similar for other cars in this addition as well.
 
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Dibs on GT Auto parts:
  • Evo 9: Evo 9 RM/TC and Lancer WRC05 parts
  • TTS: HPA's SEMA GT Awards 2009 parts
I don't know about that. Wheels and rear wing maybe but I don't see that front bumper (effectively from a 2007 base model) being a part.
Anyone who calls people "conspiracy theorists" and thinks they're making some kind of point is probably not worth trying to reason with IMO.
There's a huge difference between saying "Sound like raving conspiracy theorists" and actually calling them conspiracy theorists.
 
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They kinda missed an opportunity not adding a TT RS to the game. That in-line 5 would be a great engine swap addition.
The modern version of the Sport! Those motors make wicked power with tuning. Have you ever watched the Hoonicorn drag the RS3? Nuts.


 
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Another shockingly poor monthly update.

There's little doubt PD are holding back quality content and feeding the community with the scraps they have left over.

A Renault that's little more than a meme car and perhaps of interest to livery creators.

Quite possibly the dullest Audi produced since the turn of the century. All while they could give us classics like the RS2 Avant or latest RS6 Avant.

Then we have the Evo IX. A great car but certainly shouldn't be prioritised over the Escort RS Cosworth, Peugeot 205 GTI, Nissan Sunny GTI-R and so on. Just a bizarre decision.

God forbid we actually get an updated roster of racecars. It's getting embarrassing for PD with their GTWS events to have certain cars that haven't been on track (at the top level) for the best part of a decade. We're at a point where every major Sim(cade) title is now adding the latest Hypercars and GT3's. Yet PD is still stuck in 2016 with it's racecar line-up. They aren't even current with the homegrown Super GT series!
Two years later and still no sign of the Toyota Gt one one of the most iconic car for GT.
The games sells a lot so no pressure for them. At this rate, they could support GT7 for years. No roadmap, no interview with clear statements. I don't expect anything from Poly in terms of updates. Gt7 could have been an amazing game, unfortunately it's just a "good" game because of Poly's decisions. At least, my best decision was waiting for the spec ii update before buying this game.
 
As much as I enjoy playing this game from time to time, some of the choices and decisions genuinely confuse me. Some of these free almost monthly drip feed free cars seem to be rehashes of GT6 cars that probably should have been in the game to begin with and PD's push on competitive online FIA style racing while having an incredibly outdated Gr.1, 3 and 4 lineup is what's frustrating. It's funny how the newest Gr. 3 cars we've gotten are make believe concept cars when in reality GT3 spec cars (we all know Gr. 3 is supposed to be GT3 spec) are supposed to be based on road going production cars.
 
If we had the short, tight and twisty tracks of old, even the most mundane cars could produce good racing. Seattle, Paris, New York, Cote d'Azure, Autumn Ring. But we have Grand Prix standard tracks that anything with under 300bhp is lost on.

There's a disconnect between the car & track content being released for GT7. It's why so much of my racing is at Brands Hatch & Tsukuba. They are some of the few tracks suitable for modestly powerful road cars.

Absolutely, 2 more city tracks would do it for me, and maybe a smaller race track like Tsukuba or Goodwood, that would bring some more harmony into it
 
It's funny how the newest Gr. 3 cars we've gotten are make believe concept cars when in reality GT3 spec cars (we all know Gr. 3 is supposed to be GT3 spec) are supposed to be based on road going production cars.
There's four Gr.3 cars that have added to GT7 that are based on a real car (BRZ GT300, R30 SS, 2018 GT-R GT3, AMG GT3 '20), vs only one fictional Gr.3 car (Suzuki VGT Gr.3) right now.
 
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