Gran Turismo 7 Update is Coming on August 7: Adds Four Cars Including GR Corolla

Gran Turismo 7’s next update is coming on Monday August 7, as confirmed today in an unusually timed Tweet by series creator Kazunori Yamauchi.

It’s a date we’ve been keeping an eye on for a while, as it had already been teased much earlier in the month as the day when a new car — the Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition — would become available to some players.

Yamauchi usually Tweets out the traditional silhouette images that tease which cars are coming to the game the weekend before the update. However he’s posted today to confirm the update, a full eight days ahead of the event.

That’s likely in response to fans who were expecting a content update before the end of July, as most months in the game’s life to date have had such an update in their final full week. However Yamauchi has also previously stated that updates are not monthly by design, and may be more or less frequent.

The Tweet (or possibly the “X”, depending on the state of the site’s rebrand today) reveals that the update is bringing four cars and it’s fair to say that not all are entirely expected…

We were of course expecting the center-left car, which is the Toyota GR Corolla noted above. There’s a caveat on the vehicle though, which is that it won’t actually become available to purchase in the game through Brand Central until the end September.

Instead players will have access to the car in Sport Mode to practice for the final round of the 2023 Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup — which uses the car for a race at Road Atlanta — and all players who compete in any one round of the championship will receive it in their gifts at the end of the tournament on August 27.

The remaining three cars should be available right from the moment the game’s servers are back up following the update on August 7. Moving anticlockwise there’s a hotly anticipated supercar in the shape of the new Maserati MC20. This looks to be the fixed-head version rather than the convertible Cielo model, but in either case the car sports a 620hp, three-liter, twin-turbo V6.

Ticking round once more we see what appears to be a returning car to the series, in the shape of the first-generation Chevrolet Corvette. However as we can see from the hood louvers, this is a 1958 model rather than the 1954 version from Gran Turismo 46.

Finally there’s the most curious vehicle of all, which is quite clearly a commercial van. On closer inspection of the details we can see, it looks to be an emergency vehicle based on the Toyota Hiace, known as the “HiMedic”. Notably this is actually a car we’ve already seen in the game — as a toy in the Tomica Town Scapes location!

This of course only represents the vehicle content coming in the next update, and there’s no information yet on any further details in the update. Fans will likely be expecting a new track, as it has been a good long while since the last new circuit additions, but there’s no information along these lines yet.

The update also lands days before the original premiere date for the Gran Turismo movie, and the Gran Turismo World Series Showdown in Amsterdam. It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that the update will see some tie-in with the movie or — as previously seen with the GT World Series Final — some in-game special event races with high-value rewards.

We’re expecting the update to arrive around the usual time of 0600-0800 UTC on Monday August 7. Don’t forget that you won’t be able to access the game’s servers at all — including saving your game — while the servers are offline and until you have installed the update.

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