Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.48 Now Available: Volvo Returns, Five New Cars, New Extra Menu, & New Engine Swaps

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I actually saw a few Volvo V40's today which is neat. I also saw a few C30's so I suppose it's only a matter of time until that shows up too. Being able to drive "regular" cars that you see on the road is always fun. However Volvo is quite a special brand with a strong identity that even my mum knows about. It has a unique charm that the other European brands lack and it's Sweden's second best export behind IKEA. Seeing them return to GT is huge.
Saw one yesterday as well, they're not super common here in Mumbai but it was nice to see a regular car in GT.
 
File this under "it's probably nothing, but...":

The regular special pick slot in the UCD, which was the Dino, was not replaced today after it sold out. It could mean they are just phasing out the special pick, it could mean the special pick hit the 1/110 chance of selecting the R4 (which was an additional special pick for the weekly race), it could just mean they're waiting for the update to pick a new car to be the special pick. But it's worth noting as a pre-update oddity.
This week's special pick is the R4 GTL again (and for LCD, F40).
 
I've prepared a couple of decals for the 245. I guess you have to be Swedish to get it, but whatever. Just search for "tele" or "televerket" and they should appear.
 

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Yes the track list is woefully lacking. Especially if you exclude ovals and rally tracks. Honestly you only need to take a look at GT6's track list to see how far the difference is.

But unfortunately, I think PD backed themselves into a corner with the way the world map is laid out. If you look at Europe it's basically full and there's no space to add new tracks. So even if we get new tracks, it will probably only be American or Japanese ones.

I admire your dedication :P I would've used the Amemiya FD instead of the stock one as base though. And also add the Momo Corse MR2 and BP Apex Kraft Trueno. Not sure if those raced in the 2000s but a few year difference wouldn't hurt.
The tracks are not the main problem, IMHO. They could make use of a lot of layouts that are still unused. Or create some (permanent) new events, like the endurance races that the community is asking about since the beginning...
 
The tracks are not the main problem, IMHO. They could make use of a lot of layouts that are still unused. Or create some (permanent) new events, like the endurance races that the community is asking about since the beginning...
I agree. GT7 isn't lacking in content. GT3 is looked back on as one of the best in the series and that had less than half the overall content. It's how they used it. If there were semi-decent races that utilised what GT7 already has to offer, it could easily be among the best in the series, even with the brain-dead AI. GT1 through 4 all had some fantastic races despite the AI.
 
Nice to see a non-VGT offering this month.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the update to include the following or some combination of it.

  • TrueForce support
  • PSVR2 update
  • New track
  • global FFB improvement


I agree. GT7 isn't lacking in content. GT3 is looked back on as one of the best in the series and that had less than half the overall content. It's how they used it. If there were semi-decent races that utilised what GT7 already has to offer, it could easily be among the best in the series, even with the brain-dead AI. GT1 through 4 all had some fantastic races despite the AI.
I agree that they aren't lacking for content (even though it's nice to have more), they need to fix/improve the underlying systems. Fixing those systems (AI for example) will make the existing content feel brand new.
 
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Honda Castrol Mugen NSX!
One of the many NSX GT500s made iconic in GT2 and GT3 intros. Can't wait!
This and Raybrig ones are forever my eye candy I couldn't never get enough at looking at them!
Not sure about the other four cars though still its less than two days away so I'll know which are the rest of the cars very soon.
 
Both the NB (1.8 RS) and NC (RS) are on the data mined car list, so there's a chance!
I think the FD RX-7 also falls under this as the original FD ‘91 is in the list to - hopefully that has the same chance.

I also kinda like filling out generations (need a C5 Corvette for that reason), the Castrol Mugen NSX you could also argue is a generation filler, as is the Civic SiR-II as well.
 
GT7 receiving a wagon is excellent news! Even better that it's a beloved, marvellous Volvo 240 returning, ready for single-spec racing.
The rest are great too, but now that 1/505 available cars is a wagon, hopefully we'll see PD work to continue improving that wagon/nonwagon ratio; perhaps with the Gallardo-hearted Audi RS6 Avant, or one of the many Japanese wagon heroes - Legacy, Legnum or Stagea? There's a world of wagons out there, I haven't yet mentioned the woody American ones... :D
 
The tracks are not the main problem, IMHO. They could make use of a lot of layouts that are still unused. Or create some (permanent) new events, like the endurance races that the community is asking about since the beginning...
I would appreciate a lot more historic challenges at different tracks but I do think we are lacking different track locations. I feel like I keep racing the same tracks all the time. The different layouts are nice but as I said before, all the Sardegna layouts or maggiore layouts are very similar to the main course. They feel different but have a lot of the same corners, most of the time I’d rather race on the main full course anyway. Nobody is going to complain about getting more tracks.

If they fixed the AI for custom races so you could make closer racing with them without mucking about with different tunes and tires then we’d have all we need. Imagine loading up Road Atlanta for 15 laps, filling it up with cars you’ve tuned to be competitive with one another, selecting a difficulty by percentage and having close racing. So far the best I’ve managed is about 7 laps and even then it’s not difficult and then I’m out front.

Their AI really is the biggest problem in this game as far as content goes. AI, then tracks, then challenge content, then cars that aren’t already in the game, then a bunch of other stuff too long to list.
 
Another problem with tracks in GT7 is that PD doesn't even use all layouts they already have in the game. I don't think I've been ever racing at Red Bull Ring Short or Circuit de Sainte-Croix C (the longest one) layouts.
There are four circuits that have literally never been touched in GT7, for either single-player or online events.

Now, one of those is Nordschleife Tourist, which is cheating a bit to include. But Blue Moon Bay Infield B (in either direction!) and the counterclockwise layouts of Tokyo Central and East have had zero race events on them, two years+ in.
 
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What an awesome collection of cars. I haven't been this psyched for an update since "Spec II."
I hope the NSX price isn't too exorbitant, so I can complete the JGTC livery collection (Castrol, Takata, Mobil, ARTA, Raybrig).

The Civic is my second favorite addition (never thought I'd say that). Now we just need a Mitsubishi FTO and maybe an old Mazda Demio - then we can recreate the old "Lightweight Battlestage" events!
WTC900 already done that job, though, and the event has 90s Gr.3 cars as field fillers.

EDIT: The car's year means that it will probably be also ineligible for Neo-Classic Challenge except if they extend the year limit to 2000.
They could fudge it a little and call it a 1999?
Looks like a good lineup. Looking forward to the R31,NSX,Civic. Hope they bring more wagons back like the Legacy and WRX.
PLEASE. There are tons of good options. Legacy GT-B, WRX, Nissan Stagea, Honda Accord, Mitsubishi Legnum...
Could even add retro wagons (Audi RS2) or modern (RS6 Avant, M3/M5 Touring, E63 AMG...).
The NSX, Skyline and V40 were in the data mined car list from mid 2022, so I'd say theres a possibility they are (or they are just taking a long time to complete the cars, which could also be true).
The data mine list represents "any car that has been worked on by PD at any point." There's a chance the NSX was modeled, but they didn't finish the physics until recently. Or vice versa, the physics and sound work were done but they only recently got to modeling it. They may be withholding content to a point, but there is also a constraint on how many cars they can complete at a time.
What a time to be alive...2 Volvos and another civic.

I do wish they had picked the 850 T5 R estate over the 240

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Agreed, but I'm still going to download that livery as soon as it's available and put it on a tuned 240 anyway. :lol:
Perhaps the new special event will be a Volvo 240 one-make race?
Based on the Jimny and R4 examples, it looks like they are setting up a one-make race for the strangest of the models included in the update, or for the cars with the least chance of being used in other events.
A rehash of the "Civic Meeting" with the newly added EG could be an option also.
Their AI really is the biggest problem in this game as far as content goes. AI, then tracks, then challenge content, then cars that aren’t already in the game, then a bunch of other stuff too long to list.
I think this is spot on although I would maybe say challenging events (content) is #2. A few new tracks will always be welcome, but I think 30 new "chili pepper" races/enhancements to Custom Race/Sophy AI for every track will do more for the game than adding a couple of new tracks with 2 each of the same dull single-player races.
 
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I think this is spot on although I would maybe say challenging events (content) is #2. A few new tracks will always be welcome, but I think 30 new "chili pepper" races/enhancements to Custom Race/Sophy AI for every track will do more for the game than adding a couple of new tracks with 2 each of the same dull single-player races.
The challenges are welcome. But it’s essentially single player content. Most of my time playing this game now is with friends online almost every Sunday. I rarely boot this game up to play by myself. If they gave me the historic challenge at every track, I’d do that, but once done, that’d probably bit it. Come to think of it, I only do single player for the weekly’s and when a car shows up that I want or need. Which isn’t many now so yeah, mostly online private lobby racing.

I think that’s why I’d much rather have a lot more tracks over single player content. If the AI was actually good and fun to race against, maybe I would play single player a lot more. But even the latest weekly races. AI brake checking coming out of corners. As well as just turning right into me even though my front end is past the front end of their car… I’m in their way, they need that driving line for the next corner. Sorry, but I’m in it and have been halfway down the straight. Iused to play project cars 1 and 2 all the time against AI. You could adjust difficulty and aggression by 1% at a time. So you could dial it in. It wasn’t perfect but I’d get into some battles, not even win and still had fun. GT7 or gran Turismo in general has always been about weaving through a bunch of spread out cars. It’s dated.

The best racing I’ve had in game is the first 4-5 laps of custom race, full grid, put myself at the back. You literally have to stay at the back because there isn’t room to pass. You try and work your way through but have to give up corners etc, but once they spread out some, it’s back to weaving through. The AI is very slow through corners. If they addressed that, we’d be a bit closer to better racing with AI.

But yeah, the single player for those that play it a lot probably feels like slim pickings.
 
What an awesome collection of cars. I haven't been this psyched for an update since "Spec II."
I hope the NSX price isn't too exorbitant, so I can complete the JGTC livery collection (Castrol, Takata, Mobil, ARTA, Raybrig).

The Civic is my second favorite addition (never thought I'd say that). Now we just need a Mitsubishi FTO and maybe an old Mazda Demio - then we can recreate the old "Lightweight Battlestage" events!

They could fudge it a little and call it a 1999?

PLEASE. There are tons of good options. Legacy GT-B, WRX, Nissan Stagea, Honda Accord, Mitsubishi Legnum...
Could even add retro wagons (Audi RS2) or modern (RS6 Avant, M3/M5 Touring, E63 AMG...).

The data mine list represents "any car that has been worked on by PD at any point." There's a chance the NSX was modeled, but they didn't finish the physics until recently. Or vice versa, the physics and sound work were done but they only recently got to modeling it. They may be withholding content to a point, but there is also a constraint on how many cars they can complete at a time.

Agreed, but I'm still going to download that livery as soon as it's available and put it on a tuned 240 anyway. :lol:

A rehash of the "Civic Meeting" with the newly added EG could be an option also.

I think this is spot on although I would maybe say challenging events (content) is #2. A few new tracks will always be welcome, but I think 30 new "chili pepper" races/enhancements to Custom Race/Sophy AI for every track will do more for the game than adding a couple of new tracks with 2 each of the same dull single-player races.
If it's the yellow '03 Takata from GT4 and beyond the Epson would be better IMO, since it's based on the NA2 the shape is a bit closer.
 
If it's the yellow '03 Takata from GT4 and beyond the Epson would be better IMO, since it's based on the NA2 the shape is a bit closer.
I miss that car, and I remember owning die-cast models of it back during my childhood days. Not to mention the fact that I had a lot of fun with it back in the original Forza Motorsport.
 
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