Gran Turismo 7’s latest content update, v1.36, is now available, bringing some interesting new cars to the game for players to sample over the coming weeks.
Courtesy of the regular pre-update announcement from PlayStation, we already knew a lot of what the update would contain, but as usual the full patch notes are only now available with the update itself to reveal the full scope of the contents.
With the update weighing in at 1.27GB on PlayStation 5 and 1.30GB on PlayStation 4, there’s plenty to dig through. Here’s what you can expect following the lengthy download and installation process today.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.36: New Cars
All four of the new vehicles for the game were already revealed in the earlier announcement, but the update’s arrival lets us know how and where to buy them and for how much money — at least for half of them.
- Chevrolet Corvette (C1) ’58 – Legends Cars – 126,000cr
- Maserati MC20 ’20 – Brand Central – 300,000cr
- Toyota Ambulance Himedic ’21 – Brand Central – Unavailable
- Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition – Brand Central – Unavailable
That’s because two of the four cars won’t actually become available for players to buy until “late September”, although you will be able to drive one of them in a highly limited fashion from today and both will have an early access period soon.
The ones you can buy are the Maserati MC20 and the Chevrolet Corvette C1, though again that latter car won’t be available for long. As an older vehicle, its appearances will be determined by the scheduling of the used car dealership in which it appears — which is the Legends Cars dealer. Like all newly added cars, it will be available as a “Hot” pick, for 126,000cr, over the next few days before it drops into the rotation.
You won’t have any such considerations with the MC20, which is a permanent addition to the Brand Central dealer. It’s available for 300,000cr, and you can pick it up at any time.
That leaves the two new Toyotas, which are unavailable to buy until later this year, but both will appear in Brand Central when they become buyable. However you won’t have to wait too long to pick up the Toyota Ambulance Himedic ’21; tuning into the Nations Cup live stream from the Gran Turismo World Series through the game on August 12 will see you receive the van on August 14.
On the other hand the Toyota GR Corolla is available to drive from today, but only in free practice for the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup round seven at Road Atlanta. Once this event is completed, on August 27, any players who entered any round of the online championship will receive an example of the car on August 28.
All players will also receive a free car for accessing a special “Gran Turismo movie” tile in-game from today too. That’s a Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 ’18 bearing a new livery of the hero car from the film, and the new livery is also available to buy with the car in Brand Central.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.36 – New Events & Extra Menus
More new events and Extra Menu Books have also been added, with one of the new update cars taking a starring role in the latter.
That comes in Extra Menu 26, which is a Maserati collection. You’ll need to pick up the new MC20 along with two classic models — the Merak and A6GCS/53 Spyder — to earn a Six-Star Roulette Ticket.
A special Six-Star (Engine) ticket is available for completing Extra Menu 27, focusing on Aston Martin. That requires you to collect the Valkyrie hypercar and DB11 from Brand Central, and the DB5 from Legend Cars — and that appears right now as part of a new feature we’ll note later on.
Finally there’s a new collection for Kei Cars. Pick up the Daihatsu Copen, Honda S660, and Suzuki Cappuccino to earn a Four-Star Roulette Ticket.
- Extra Menu Book 26 – Maserati – Six-Star Roulette Ticket
- Extra Menu Book 27 – Aston Martin – Six-Star Roulette (Engine) Ticket
- Extra Menu Book 28 – Kei Cars – Four-Star Roulette Ticket
We also have four new races to run in World Circuits, though there are no new GT Cafe Menu Book events added this time round. These are:
- Dragon Trail – Gardens (6 laps) – Hypercar Parade – 95,000cr
- High Speed Ring (20 laps) – World Touring Cars 800 – 160,000cr
- Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta (3 laps) – American Sunday Cup 600 – 40,000cr
- Red Bull Ring (6 laps) – Hypercar Parade – 90,000cr
Additionally there’s a special new Online Time Trial, which doesn’t require PlayStation Plus to take part, connected to the Gran Turismo movie.
This stars the movie-liveried GT-R GT3, requiring you to lap the Red Bull Ring as fast as possible. You’ll need to set a time within 3% of the global world record — which will change as the top players fight to be the best — to earn two million credits, but even being within 10% will earn you 250,000cr.
It’ll run for the next seven weeks, so you have until September 28 to set a time.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.36 – New Scapes and Other Changes
A new curation of nine Scapes shots all set at a fire station is now available, tying in with the appearance of the Toyota Himedic — even if you won’t be able to place it into the scenes for at least a week!
The location is actually the Fukuoka Eastern Fire Station, located in Chihaya and about six miles from Polyphony Digital’s offices in the city.
Further changes include a new “Special Picks” selection in the Used Cars and Legends Cars dealers. This will be based on cars that appear in players’ wishlists — which allow players to select or deselect cars from Extra Menu Books or from the dealer lineup as vehicles to watch for future availability — and start off with the Aston Martin DB5 and Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R NISMO.
New Engine Swaps are also available, with five new swaps on offer for the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 ’69 and Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 (C4) ’89, Ford Mustang Boss 429 ’69 and Ford Shelby GT350R ’16, and Shelby G.T. 350 ’65. You can receive the engines at any time through tickets, or buy them through GT Auto if you have reached Collector Level 50, and you can find a full list of engine swaps in our dedicated forum thread.
A UI tweak in World Circuits events will now show the recommended car to players from the “Hints” (or “Information”, as it appears as an “i”) button. You’ll also now be able to see the name of a car manufacturer in races where specified cars are set, so that players unfamiliar with car models don’t need to hunt for it!
Other changes include a fix for an issue affecting the “DRIFT” Music Rally event added in 1.35, allowing players who experienced the issue to progress through the mission as normal. There’s also a change in default speed settings for Drift Photography modes, down to 40km/h from 80km/h.
In addition there’s a new high-zoom level for the weather radar in the multi-function display, tweaks to display issues in lobbies affecting cars where BOP/Tuning Prohibited is turned on, and new conditions for returning a car to track.
The patch notes of course only cover the larger changes in the game, and some smaller details may go unlisted. However the GTPlanet community will be keeping track of minor tweaks, so keep an eye on our Undocumented Changes thread for all the latest.
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