Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.42 Now Available: Adds Three Cars, New Races & New Engine Swaps

Gran Turismo 7 players will be waking up this morning to find that the latest update for the title, 1.42, is now available to download.

With the scheduled maintenance period now complete, the update is available for players around the world and comes in at a little over 1.2GB on PlayStation 5 and twice that, at just under 2.5GB, on PlayStation 4.

Thanks to the traditional cadence of information around the update we already knew a lot about what the update would be bringing, but the full picture is only available now as the update is installed and Polyphony Digital has released the patch notes.

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.42: New Cars

Of course right from the moment the vehicle silhouettes were posted we knew what the three new cars were broadly, but now we have our hands on the update we can confirm full details.

  • Bulgari Aluminium Vision Gran Turismo – Brand Central – 1,000,000cr*
  • Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Vision Gran Turismo – Brand Central – 1,000,000cr
  • Suzuki Jimny XC ’18 – Brand Central – 18,000cr

With all three being brand new, modern cars, it’s no surprise to see that they’ll all be available in Brand Central — although there is one tiny catch.

That comes in the shape of the Bulgari car. Brand Central is where it will eventually end up, at an unspecified date in around a month’s time, but you won’t find it there for now. In fact the only way you’ll have access to the car is if you’ve bought a $4,800 wrist watch

Owning one of the limited edition Bulgari Aluminium x Gran Turismo Special Edition watches — 1,700 units in total — will grant you early access to this car via a QR code that delivers an in-game ticket. That means it’s going to be quite the vehicle to show off in the Paddocks feature.

The other Vision GT car is nowhere near as hard to acquire. Indeed you’ll have one for free if you took part in the Viewers’ Gift Campaign around the GT World Final, but it’s also available for a million credits in Brand Central.

That’ll mean the only car an engaged player need buy this month is the Suzuki Jimny which, in 660cc Kei car specification, will set you back just 18,000cr.

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.42 – New Events & Extra Menus

We’ve also got a handful of new races in the World Circuits area, including an entirely new Bonus Menu Book, as well as some additional Extra Menu Books in GT Cafe.

The new Bonus Menu Book, Book 50, stars the Jimny. There’s a new, three-race series for the Borrowers’ offroader, consisting of two loose surface races at Lake Louise and Sardegna Windmills and a first ever race at the Horse Thief Mile layout of Willow Springs.

You’ll earn a four-star Roulette ticket for completion, and you’ll need Collector Level 28 to access the event.

  • Bonus Menu Book 50 — Jimny Cup — Four-Star Roulette Ticket

Two Extra Menu Books await too, with one being the first to exclusively use time-limited cars from the Legends Cars dealer.

That’s Extra Menu Book 34, which — once you reach Collector Level 46 — tasks you with collecting three Nissan Motorsports icons. You’ll need to own the R30 Skyline Silhouette, the R92 CP, and the Skyline R34 GT500, and you’ll earn a six-star Roulette Ticket.

Meanwhile the Dodge collection of Extra Menu Book 35 is a good deal more straightforward. You’ll need to be Collector Level 32 to unlock it, then collect the 2002 Viper GTS, the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, and then dip into Legends for the 1968 Charger R/T Hemi. The reward is a five-star Roulette Ticket.

  • Extra Menu Book 34 — Nissan Motorsports — Six-Star Roulette Ticket
  • Extra Menu Book 35 — Dodge — Six-Star Roulette Ticket

Finally there’s two new races available as part of existing series. These are both in the Vision Gran Turismo Trophy event, for which you’ll need to have started Bonus Menu Book 41 previously in order to see them:

  • Autodromo Nazionale di Monza (5 laps) – Vision Gran Turismo Trophy – 85,000cr
  • Tokyo Expressway – South Counterclockwise (5 laps) – Vision Gran Turismo Trophy – 85,000cr

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.42 – New Engine Swaps

A total of ten new engine swaps have been made available this update, with some quite intriguing options now for players who like a bit of excess.

Two cars gain a new V10 option courtesy of the Lexus LFA, with the 2020 Toyota GR Supra and, amazingly, the Alphard minivan so blessed.

If that weren’t quite enough, we get a glimpse of what could have been in the shape of the Jaguar XJR-9’s V12 becoming available for the XJ220 supercar (although AWD still isn’t an option).

You’ll be able to create two restomods too, as the Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo II now has GT3 power from the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo, while the 1968 Charger gains the Challenger Demon unit.

Elsewhere we see new applications for the R35’s VR38DETT, which can now be placed into the Nismo 400R, and the 2JZ which heads from the 1997 Toyota Supra to its 2019 GR Supra counterpart. Another Toyota swap — also a new engine — places the MR2’s 3S-GTE into the 1986 Corolla Levin.

Finally the Ford F-150 finally gains an option to take the fight to the Super GT-powered Tundra with the tuned Greening Maverick engine, and if the RCR Civic wasn’t quite enough for you already it gains the 2016 Super GT NSX engine.

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.42 – Scapes and Other Changes

Two new Scapes curations have been added, with one comprising existing locations from — almost literally — a new angle, and the second a set of brand new spots.

That latter item is “Service Area”, which features 17 spots from a variety of parking, service, and rest spots on the Tokyo Expressway. That includes the Ebina spot which is reputedly the busiest service area in all of Japan as it’s the last stop before — or the first stop leaving — Tokyo on the road from Nagoya.

The second set, with the slightly clunky title of “Rotate the Camera Vertically”, features an exclusive arrangement of portrait-format versions of existing locations from around the world.

In terms of other game changes, there’s one big one for local multiplayer racers. This addresses a long-standing issue in which the first player car is at an advantage compared to the second one even when the cars are identical.

A QOL fix comes in the Weekly Challenges, which caused plenty of question on the forums since it was launched. This changes the message displayed to players who haven’t yet unlocked a race on the current set — through it being part of a Bonus Menu Book — to more clearly explain why it’s not available.

One that caught our eye is an adjustment to the stability of AI vehicles in wet-weather conditions. Whether that’s for the better or the worse — given the absurd pace of the AI in the Tsukuba Circuit One Hour race — remains to be seen.

Other than that, the adjustment to Aston Martin’s Ocellus Teal paint, and the addition of new GT Cafe conversations, it’s “various other issues have been addressed”. You’ll find out what these are in GTPlanet’s “undocumented changes” thread as they are discovered — although they once again don’t include the teased Suzuka Circuit environmental update…

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