Polyphony Digital has revealed the contents of the 1.23 update to Gran Turismo 7, which will be available on September 29 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Following Kazunori Yamauchi’s silhouette teaser post over the weekend — and thanks to Porsche’s YouTube update which appears to have been mistimed — we already suspected what the new vehicles would be, but today’s post, and video, confirms it.
Probably the star of the update is Volkswagen’s ID.R. This all-electric time attack vehicle was originally designed to beat the all-time record at the infamous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. It did so by setting a time of 7:57, a minute faster than the electric record and 16 seconds clear of the outright record.
The version coming to Gran Turismo 7 is an evolution of that original car, reworked to beat the EV lap record at the Nurburgring — at which it also succeeded — and then beating the Goodwood course record only a few weeks later.
Another new car coming in the update is the Nissan Silvia S14 Ks Type S. It’s the first appearance for the S14 generation car in GT7, with S13 and S15 already represented, and it comes in a form not seen previously in the Gran Turismo series.
The “Ks” model (short for “King”; S14 trims were named after face cards) sports the top, 217hp SR20DET engine, while the Type S sports a more modest bodykit than the Aero model previously seen in Gran Turismo 5 and 6.
Finally there’s a Spyder variant of the existing Porsche Vision Gran Turismo — one of the game’s cover cars. This new model removes the hardtop cockpit and converts the body to an open monoposto, in the style of 1950s road racers. It appears to be mechanically identical to the original model otherwise.
Aside from the vehicles, the update will add two new Scapes collections — California II and Tokyo II — but for now we can’t say what else will be in the update as these trailers only reveal content rather than features.
That means that features such as the long-awaited vehicle selling function could be part of this update, but we won’t find out until it actually lands on Thursday September 29 and Polyphony Digital makes the patch notes available.
Ahead of the update, the game’s servers will be placed offline for maintenance at 0600 UTC. The update will become available during the period, but you won’t be able to access GT7 until both the maintenance ends at 0800 UTC and you have downloaded and applied the update.
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