Gran Turismo 7’s First New Content Confirmed for April Update

Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed via social media that an update next week, likely the April 25 update, will add the first new content to Gran Turismo 7 since its launch on March 4.

Yamauchi’s post is short and to the point, stating only “an update will come next week”, but it includes the now traditional vehicle “silhouette” we’ve seen used across GT Sport’s life to tease what cars are coming in the update.

As with GT Sport, it looks like GT7’s first content update will be a compact, three-car pack — and it’s not a particularly difficult puzzle to solve.

In the bottom-right corner we have the 2021 model Subaru BRZ. This will be the third BRZ road car in GT7, alongside two earlier models, but this is the second-generation version which shares its underpinnings with the Toyota GR86 rather than the earlier 86 GT.

It’s a car we have been expecting to come to the game, thanks to its suggested appearance in the 2022 Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup series schedule. However it’s a little earlier than anticipated, as its round isn’t until July.

Above that is a sibling of sorts, in the shape of the Subaru BRZ GT300. This car competed in the 2021 Super GT series, under the R&D Sport team, taking one race victory and the overall championship title for Takuto Iguchi and Hideki Yamauchi.

It will be the newest Super GT series racing car added to the series since GT Sport’s 1.15 update added three 2016 machines. However, as a lower-category GT300 car, relatively similar to GT3 cars in terms of pace, we’d expect it to slot into the Gr.3 class rather than the Gr.2 class of the GT500 cars.

Finally there’s a returning fan favorite, with the Kei class Suzuki Cappuccino. Strangely absent from GT Sport, despite the appearance of class siblings, the Cappuccino returns from GT6.

We can’t tell which of the two versions of the car this is — the original 1991 EA11 or the updated 1995 EA21 — and both were Premium models in GT6, so that does preserve some mystery at least.

Of course this only reflects what vehicles are coming to GT7 in the update, and not any other content or changes.

Fans will recall Yamauchi’s open letter to the GT community regarding the poorly received v1.07 update in which he laid out a short roadmap for GT7. Among the items specifically mentioned in that message was “updates deployed between now and the end of April which will add new cars and course layouts”.

With the end of April rapidly approaching, and the April 25 update likely to be the only remaining opportunity, we are yet to see any additional course layouts. That means this update should bring new layouts, likely variants of circuits that are already in the game, as well as other fixes and changes.

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