According to social media posts from YouTube influencer Supercars of London, and specialist engineering firm Fabspeed, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 in GT7 is the performance car vlogger’s own vehicle.
Late in 2021 we were treated to a new video of Gran Turismo 7 which revealed the returning Deep Forest in its updated layout. The sequence consisted of a full on-board lap of the new circuit, riding with a Murcielago — the first time we’d seen this particular car in official GT7 media.
What we didn’t know at the time was that this specific Murcielago — previously seen as a premium/detailed LP640 found in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6 — already has its own fame due to its internet celebrity ownership.
Supercars of London — or Paul Wallace as it likely says on his driving licence — posted on Twitter to say that he sent the car off for audio recording around 18 months back, which would place it somewhere in June 2020.
Judging by the on-board shots in the video below the result is pretty authentic, though the in-game car doesn’t seem to have the same rapid-fire gearshifts — which suggests it’s one of the very rare manual LP640s and not the normal e-gear model, like Wallace’s car.
One thing in particular about Wallace’s LP640 is that it is equipped with an aftermarket exhaust from Fabspeed. This $8,000 stainless steel system deletes the emissions equipment and, according to Fabspeed, adds around 50hp at the wheels thanks to the more efficient flow.
It also adds a “signature high pitched F1 sound”, though we’ll need to hear the in-game car from the outside to say how successfully that’s been reproduced. However Fabspeed seems impressed enough to post a video comparison to Instagram:
Of course that might lead to questions as to why Polyphony Digital is recording the sound of a modified car. One answer could lay in GT7’s extensive upgrade system — this particular sound could fit in to the “Sports Exhaust” upgrade for the LP640, for example.
You might also spot that Wallace’s car is an unusual green, while the car in the GT7 clip is black. In fact Wallace had his LP640 restored and resprayed in black at around the same time it was sent for audio capture, but whether the car served as a physical model for image capture as well is unknown at this time.