Gran Turismo 7 Update Coming Next Week

Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed on social media that a new update with fresh content for GT7 will be coming during the week commencing July 25.

The announcement and update come just about on schedule, with every content update thus far coming in the final week of the month. This July update would be the fourth successive instance.

Alongside confirming the update and its timing, Yamauchi has posted a teaser image of the vehicles coming to the game and although it follows the usual style it’s a little different from those he’s posted since the first GT Sport updates.

While the “silhouette” teasers usually show the cars side-on, this time they’re arranged in a single-shot triangle. Importantly, this does suggest that three cars each month — as with the April, May, and June updates — will be the standard for GT7 going forward.

It’s a pretty eclectic mix this month though. The one most fans will recognize most easily is in the bottom-right corner, which appears to be the 1982/3 Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette.

Based on the R30 generation Skyline Turbo C, the Super Silhouette was built by Nissan to Group 5 regulations for the Fuji Grand Championship Series, and raced by Masahiro Hasemi. It’s been a fan favorite following its appearance in Gran Turismo 2, but hasn’t been seen since.

The car at the top appears to be the Maserati A6GCS Spider which won the GT Award at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Officially known as the A6GCS/53, the car was developed by Medardo Fantuzzi from the early A6GCS race car, in order to compete in the World Sportscar Championship.

It’s a little harder to pin down the identity of the bottom-left car, but it looks to be the Porsche 918 Spyder. This would the second of the “Hypercar Holy Trinity” in GT7, following the Ferrari LaFerrari which made its debut in GT Sport; the McLaren P1 is technically also in the game, but only as the P1 GTR track car.

Beyond the three cars, there’s no current information on what else might be coming in the update. We strongly suspect that a circuit is due soon, as the final round of the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup still has a gap. As that takes place late in August we might have to wait until the final week of next month to find out what that is.

Among other things, players will still be hoping for the ability to sell cars to come to the game. This is a function specifically noted in the early roadmap for GT7 as coming in the “near-term” but which has yet to materialize. Issues with lobbies — including the ability to save and load settings, and connection stability — are also a high priority.

Keep an eye on the GTPlanet forums for more information on the update, including a precise date, as we get it.

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