Standard cars and PS1-era cars that deserve the Premium treatment in GT7

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In GT Sport, a handful of cars were upgraded from Standard to Premium status; however there's still a large amount of important cars that haven't received the Premium treatment. It's probably fair to assume that many of the "new" cars in GT7 will be Premium models of previously Standard cars. Which cars should receive a makeover? What cars could we feasibly see again?

Here's my list:
Aston Martin DB7 '00
Audi R8 Race Car '01
Buick Special '03
BMW M3 GT-R '01
Chevrolet Corvette C4 ZR-1 '92
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R '00
Daihatsu Midget D-Type '98
Dodge Charger 440 '70
Dodge Viper GTS-R '00
Ford Focus RS '03
Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R '99
Jaguar XJ220 '92
Nissan Silvia S14 '97
Nissan R390 Road Car '98
Nissan R390 GT1 '98
McLaren/BMW F1 GT-R '97
Mercedes CLK-LM '98

Mercedes 190E Evo II '92
Mercedes 190E Evo II Race Car '92
Mitsubishi Evo I
Mitsubishi Evo II
Mitsubishi Evo III
Mitsubishi Evo V
Panoz Esperante GT1 '98
Plymouth Superbird '70
Subaru Legacy B4 Blitzen '00
Subaru Impreza WRX STi '01
Subaru Liberty Spec C Wagon '03
Toyota Celica '73
Toyota Celica '85
Toyota Celica '00
Toyota Celica GT-Four '92
Toyota Celica GT-Four '97
Toyota GT-One '98
TVR Cerbera Speed 12 '00
TVR Cerbera Speed 6 '97
TVR Griffith '94
VW Lupo GTi '02
VW W12 Nardo '01
VW Beetle Cup '00
VW Golf R32 '02
 
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In GT Sport, a handful of cars were upgraded from Standard to Premium status; however there's still a large amount of important cars that haven't received the Premium treatment. It's probably fair to assume that many of the "new" cars in GT7 will be Premium models of previously Standard cars. Which cars should receive a makeover? What cars could we feasibly see again?

Here's my list:
Audi R8 Race Car '01
BMW M3 GT-R '01
Dodge Charger 440 '70
Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R '99
Jaguar XJ220 '92
Nissan Silvia S14 '97
Nissan R390 Road Car '98
Nissan R390 GT1 '98
McLaren/BMW F1 GT-R '97
Mercedes CLK-LM '98
Mercedes 190E Evo II '92
Mercedes 190E Evo II Race Car '92
Mitsubishi Evo I, II, III and V
Panoz Esperante GT1 '98
Plymouth Superbird '70
Toyota Celica '73, '85, '00
Toyota Celica GT-Four '92, '97
Toyota GT-One '98

(If I've already made a thread like this one please delete it)
Couple from the top of my head I would love to see.


Mercury Cougar XR-7 1967
DMC Delorean
Daihatsu Midget ii
Nissan Skyline GTS-R R31
Honda City Turbo II
Plymouth Superbird
1970 Dodge Charger R/T
C5-R Corvette
Viper GTS-R Viper Team Oreca
Toyota-7
Chaparral 2J
Ford GT40 (1969 Race winner)
Toyota Sera
Mercedes Benz SL-600 1998

Tried to cover all bases while also including cars with lots of character.
 
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This is nearly like the car prediction and wishlist thread. Maybe the Car Suggestions can be moved to this GT7 forum. Many cars posted in these GT7 threads, can be found there.
In typing all that, there are a host of Ruf cars that deserve to be made Premium. Like, all of them.
 
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Nissan GTR Concept and LM Race Car for me.
But why those when we could have the following:

Nissan GT-R (R35) Spec V
Nissan GT-R (R35) Black Edition
Nissan GT-R (R35) Premium Edition '17
Nissan GT-R (R35) Nismo '14
Nissan GT-R (R35) Nismo '17
Nissan GT-R (R35) Gr.4 Race Car
Nissan GT-R (R35) GT3
Nissan GT-R (R35) Super GT GT500 '08
Nissan GT-R (R35) Super GT GT500 '16

Plus, we likely will see the Nissan GT-R50 in the next game. Why would you ever want an early concept version of the R35 and a racing version of it, when we can have multiple iterations of both the production-spec R35 and real-world racing versions of it?

Look, I'd be willing to compromise if you said the GT-R Proto from '05, but the original R35 concept from '01? Seriously? I'm not even sure if that one had a cockpit...
 
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but the original R35 concept from '01? Seriously? I'm not even sure if that one had a cockpit...
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If you look closely, you can see the interior. It was even in the PAL intro for GT Concept 2002 Tokyo-Geneva.

And talking of 2001 concept cars, the Dodge Viper GTS-R Concept would be really nice as well.
 
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If you look closely, you can see the interior. It was even in the PAL intro for GT Concept 2002 Tokyo-Geneva.

And talking of 2001 concept cars, the Dodge Viper GTS-R Concept would be really nice as well.
Huh, no kidding. Looks like I've learned something new. Though I'm not sure if the Dodge Viper GTS-R Concept is really necessary, since it has a striking resemblance to the production-spec third-generation Viper.

I suppose it would be neat if we had a premium version of the original R35 concept from '01, but I can't help but to wonder if PD would really be interested in adding it when the production-spec R35 is already around. That said, PD always seems to add cars we'd never really expect, so I'd say if they could really add a premium version of the 2001 concept, I'd be down - especially since it's more different from the production-spec R35 than the GT-R Proto from '05.

Otherwise, when it comes to concepts, I'd put an emphasis on mostly only overhauling concepts that never got produced. So for example, both RX-8 concepts that were in GT3 should be left behind, including the race car based on one of the concepts. I'd certainly say the same of the Nissan Z Concept, which eventually got turned into the production-spec Z33. But something like the Cadillac Cien could stay. In this regard, I suppose I could see the Viper GTS-R Concept sticking around, as it's not exactly a 1:1 representation of the third-gen Viper.

EDIT: I'm reading here that the Viper GTS-R Concept even had a fully functional interior, so it very well could have a shot at being given the premium treatment.

EDIT2: I also would nominate the Acura Integra Type R '01 for a car to get the premium treatment, as it's both an iconic car and would help to build Acura's car list beyond just having re-badged Hondas. In this regard, I'm hoping the new NSX Type S and the future Integra will be added as well. Plus, Acura could also have the older RSX Type-S, as well as the new TLX Type S.
 
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Since I've always been a huge fan of this car, it would be nice to see the Altezza RS200 '98 comeback in super premium glory.

It's certainly not as likely to return as a Celica, for example, but it's still a long-running Toyota on the series, so there is a good little chance in my opinion.

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Since I've always been a huge fan of this car, it would be nice to see the Altezza RS200 '98 comeback in super premium glory.

It's certainly not as likely to return as a Celica, for example, but it's still a long-running Toyota on the series, so there is a good little chance in my opinion.

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My neighbour has the base IS200 manual. Would be a joy to get the RS back in with its TRD variants.
 
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA 1600 '65
Fiat Coupe Turbo Plus '00
Chaparral 2J '70
Renault Sport R5 Turbo Rallye '85
Suzuki V6 ESCUDO Pikes Peak Special '98
Caterham Seven Fireblade '02
BMW 2002 Turbo '73
Toyota GT-One (TS020) '99
Toyota MINOLTA Toyota 88C-V '89
Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 TI '93
Toyota 7 '70
DMC DeLorean S2 '04
Fiat Panda Super i.e. '90
 
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If I had it my way, all of them except for duplicate cars. Things like cars given regional difference names like Mitsubishi GTO to 3000GT or Mazda Eunos Roadster to MX-5 Miata. The regional name changes don't really make sense anymore when the last GT game (GT Sport) was sticking to purely the JDM names only anyway. Especially since all PD did for the most part is change the name and badging, all of the North American localized Japanese cars for instance performed the same as their JDM counterparts and looked the same.


Though, if I had to pick what I want the most, I'll list them here.

Audi:
  • 1982 Quattro
  • 2002 S3 (8L)
  • 1998 S4 (B5)
  • 2001 RS4 Avant (B5)
  • 2002 RS6 Avant (C5)
  • 2002 R8 LMP

BMW:
  • 1973 2002 Turbo
  • 1998 BMW Z3 M Coupe
  • 2001 BMW M3 (e46) GTR Race Car
  • 1999 V12 LMR
Buick:
- 1987 GNX

Chevrolet:
  • 1990 Corvette ZR-1 (C4)
  • 2000 Corvette C5.R (C5)
  • 1987 Camaro IROC-Z Concept (or replace it with the production IROC-Z)
  • 1997 Camaro Z28 Coupe
  • 2000 Camaro SS

Citroen:
  • 1954 2CV Type A
  • 2000 Xantia 3.0 V6 Exclusive
  • 2003 Xsara VTR
  • 1999 Xsara WRC

Daihatsu:
  • 1997 Mira TR-XX Avanzato R
  • 1998 Midget II
  • 2000 Storia X4

Ford:
  • 1969 GT40 Mk.I Race Car
  • 1984 RS200
  • 2000 Mustang SVT Cobra R (SN95)
  • 2002 Ford Focus RS Mk.1

Honda:
  • 1998 Honda Prelude SiR S Spec
  • 1990 CR-X SiR
  • 1995 Civic 3-Door SiR-II (EG6)
  • 2004 Honda Civic Type R (EP3)
  • 2000 NSX JGTC GT500
  • 2003 NSX JGTC GT500

Jaguar:
  • 2002 XKR R Performance
  • 2002 S-Type R
  • 1992 XJ220
  • 2010 XFR

Lancia:
- 1984 Delta S4 WRC

Mclaren:
- 1997 Mclaren F1 GTR Longtail

Mercedes-Benz:
  • 1991 190 E 2.5 - 16 Evolution II '91
  • 1998 SL600 (R129)
  • 1998 CLK-LM AMG Race Car
  • 2000 CLK55 AMG
  • 2000 CLK DTM

Mitsubishi:
  • 1995 Eclipse GT
  • 1995 Lancer Evolution III GSR
  • 1998 Lancer Evolution V GSR
  • 2001 Lancer Evolution VII GSR
  • 2003 Lancer Evolution VIII GSR
  • 1989 Galant VR-4 2.0L Turbo DOHC
  • 1998 Legnum VR-4 Type V

Nissan:
  • 1996 Silvia K's Aero (S14)
  • 1998 Nissan Stagea 260RS Autech Version
  • 1998 R390 GT1 Race Car
  • 1991 Skyline GTS-t Type M
  • 1999 Skyline JGTC GT500
  • 2003 Skyline JGTC GT500

Opel:
  • 1994 Calibra DTM
  • 2001 Astra DTM

Peugeot:
  • 1992 905B Evo 1 Bis LM
  • 1998 406 Coupe 3.0 V6
  • 2003 106 Rallye
  • 2003 206 RC
  • 1985 205 Turbo 16
Pontiac:
  • 1964 Tempest LeMans GTO
  • 2004 GTO 5.7 Coupe

Subaru:
  • 1995 Impreza Sedan WRX STI (GC8)
  • 2001 Impreza Sedan WRX STI
  • 2004 Impreza Sedan WRX STI
  • 1999 Impreza WRC
  • 2003 Impreza WRC
  • 1996 Legacy Touring Wagon GT-B
  • 1998 Legacy B4 RSK
  • 2003 Legacy Touring Wagon 2.0GT Spec B


Toyota:
  • 1991 Celica GT-Four RC (ST185)
  • 1998 Celica GT-Four (ST205)
  • 1987 MR2 1600G-Limited Supercharged (AW11)
  • 1998 Corolla Levin BZ-R (AE111)
  • 1998 Altezza RS200 (XE10)
  • 2000 Tom's X540 Chaser
  • 2000 Supra JGTC

Volkswagen:
  • 1968 Karmann Ghia Coupe (Type-1)
  • 2001 Lupo GTI
  • 2001 Polo GTI
  • 2004 Golf R32 Mk.4

Volvo:
  • 1988 Volvo 240 GLT Estate
  • 2004 S60 T-5 Sport

Though I'm not sure if the Dodge Viper GTS-R Concept is really necessary, since it has a striking resemblance to the production-spec third-generation Viper.
Well, it didn't resemble that, but it was basically what became the Dodge Viper Competition Coupe, which has been in numerous other racing games such as the first 4 Forza Motorsport games, Project Gotham Racing 4, GTR Evolution for PC, and The Crew 1 & 2.
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Back when GT Sport stopped receiving heavy content updates, I would eventually notice something: there aren't much non-Japanese 1990s street cars in the game, and because the 1990s are definitely my favorite decade when it comes to cars, I felt a little disappointed by this factor on GT Sport's car list.

Brands like Chevrolet, Ford, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar and Aston Martin, for example, all have kind of a "hole" if you list the cars by age. They start with models from the 50s/60s/70s then straight up to the late 2000s and 2010s. I really hope they fill that gap for GT7, at least for some brands.

Here are some standard non-Japanese 90s (and a little early 2000s) street cars I would love to see back:

  • Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 V6 24V '98
  • Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0 V6 24V '01
  • Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Coupe '00
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage '99
  • Audi S4 '98
  • Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Coupe '97
  • Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (C4) '96
  • Fiat Coupe Turbo Plus '00
  • Ford Focus RS '02
  • Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R '00
  • Jaguar XJ220 '92
  • Jaguar XKR Coupe '99
  • Lotus Carlton '90
  • Lotus Elise Sport 190 '98
  • Lotus Esprit V8 SE '98
  • Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5 - 16 Evolution II '91
  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Kompressor '98
  • MGF '97
  • Mini Cooper 1.3i '98
  • Opel Tigra 1.6i '99
  • Peugeot 206 S16 '99
  • Peugeot 406 3.0 V6 Coupe '98
  • Renault Megane 2.0 IDE Coupe '00
  • TVR Cerbera Speed 6 '97
  • TVR Cerbera Speed 12 '00
  • TVR Griffith 500 '94

This list would be way larger if I had included cars from GT2, but since this is a PS3 era standard car only thread, I'll keep them out.
 
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The ones that I want to see are:
  • 1993 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI
  • 2001 Audi R8 (LMP900)
  • 1967 Chaparral 2D
  • 2000 Dodge Viper GTS-R Team Oreca #91
  • 2000 Lamborghini Diablo GT-1 JGTC
  • 2000 Chevrolet Corvette C5.R
  • 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK-DTM
  • 1997 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV Gr.A WRC
  • 1998 Nissan R390 GT1 (Race Car)
  • 1999 Subaru Impreza WRC
  • 1989 Toyota 88C-V
  • 1998 Toyota Corolla WRC
  • 1993 Nissan Skyline GT-R Calsonic
  • 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM
  • 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK-DTM
  • 1994 Opel Calibra DTM
  • 2003 Nissan Skyline JGTC
  • 2000 Opel Astra V8 Coupé
  • 2002 Audi TT-R
 
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That Midget gave me so many good memories in GT5 - GT6. Group of my friends used to always host lobbies as those as the one-make car. Tuning completely open, so I learned a lot of about setting up a car from that too trying to make that little thing go fast. Later benefited me a lot when I started playing iRacing lol

Would kill to see these back along with the better tuning from past games.
 
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That Midget gave me so many good memories in GT5 - GT6. Group of my friends used to always host lobbies as those as the one-make car. Tuning completely open, so I learned a lot of about setting up a car from that too trying to make that little thing go fast. Later benefited me a lot when I started playing iRacing lol

Would kill to see these back along with the better tuning from past games.
Indeed. One of my fondest memories of GT4 was taking that 60's Fiat 500 with ALL THE UPGRADES and making it a delightfully surprising little thing even without any dialling in the tune. Very fun for something that didn't even hit 100 HP IIRC.
 
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Indeed. One of my fondest memories of GT4 was taking that 60's Fiat 500 with ALL THE UPGRADES and making it a delightfully surprising little thing even without any dialling in the tune. Very fun for something that didn't even hit 100 HP IIRC.
If I remember correctly, you could get those old 60's Fiat's up to around 115HP+ with GT6's tuning system. Not to mention, nitrous. Me and my friends did some very fun racing at Indianapolis with those. It was just a ton of drafting, but with like 16 people... it was constant action.
 
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The Honda NSX-R Prototype LM, in both road and race car form. I've always thought they were really cool and with the existence of the Group 3 and Group B road models it deserves to come back.
Do you think it would go into Group 2 or 3? I'd expect 3 since there are already classic NSXs in Gr2, but it could go either way.
 

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Definitely Gr.3. It’s similar the F1 and DBR9, during those car’s eras.
The NSX LM would definitely fit right in as not quite a GT1 (It even sort of resembles the NSX-R GT1 Turbo), given that it comes with a cool homologation special (something no other LM car in the GT series had).
 
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But why those when we could have the following:

Nissan GT-R (R35) Spec V
Nissan GT-R (R35) Black Edition
Nissan GT-R (R35) Premium Edition '17
Nissan GT-R (R35) Nismo '14
Nissan GT-R (R35) Nismo '17
Nissan GT-R (R35) Gr.4 Race Car
Nissan GT-R (R35) GT3
Nissan GT-R (R35) Super GT GT500 '08
Nissan GT-R (R35) Super GT GT500 '16

Plus, we likely will see the Nissan GT-R50 in the next game. Why would you ever want an early concept version of the R35 and a racing version of it, when we can have multiple iterations of both the production-spec R35 and real-world racing versions of it?

Look, I'd be willing to compromise if you said the GT-R Proto from '05, but the original R35 concept from '01? Seriously? I'm not even sure if that one had a cockpit...
No offense, but I actually want for these variants of GT-R to be avaliable at the game. I'd think it's good for knowledge and educational factor, to know how GT-R has been changed and improved through time. Of course not when the 'duplicates' are too much like inserting different names or the region merge GT5/GT6 did, I'd think those variants of GT-R there is enough.

Also man if you lump the Super GT cars, the road-going version of the cars are different enough to drive from the race spec versions, they shouldn't be grouped identical cars just because of having the same name. Instead of just looking at car names and prejudging them on that, should taking the time to determine what actually constitutes a unique car.
 
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