Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed that the next content update for Gran Turismo 7 will be coming along next week, and given a sneak peek into the contents.
Yamauchi posted his traditional “silhouette” teaser Tweet earlier this morning, confirming that the update would be coming neext week. That coincides with a server maintenance window posted for the week, scheduled for 0600-0800 UTC on Thursday, September 28.
The silhouette shows three cars heavily disguised by shadow, but there’s sufficient clues to identify all three without too much difficulty.
Firstly we have a car that was recently used in a special Mazda event in Japan. It’s a vehicle that’s based on a Super Taikyu race car from the brand, the Mazda 3 Bio Concept, but looks set to be named as just “Gr.4” in the game. It will join the Atenza as Mazda’s Gr.4 offering, a class loosely based on the real-world GT4 category.
One car we’ve known about for a considerably longer time appears at the top of the image: Phil Robles’ Honda Civic. This car took the Gran Turismo Award at SEMA in 2017, and we’d seen the GT team scanning the vehicle in 2019, so it’s fair to say that this hot Civic has been a long time coming.
They’ll be joined by a third new-to-series vehicle, and a third front-wheel drive performance car, in the shape of the current Honda Civic Type R. This “FL5” model will be the fourth of the six Civic Type R generations to have a presence in GT7, and is the current FWD record holder at the Nordschleife.
There’ll be two additional new vehicles available in Brand Central with this update too. That’s because the Toyota GR Corolla ’22 and Toyota Himedic Ambulance will become available to buy, making it the first opportunity for those who missed out on picking the vehicles up in August to own them.
As usual, the silhouette Tweet only shows what the car content of this update will be. There’s no word yet on any new tracks — which are well overdue, with the most recent being back in February — or features, races, or special events.
Information pertaining to that will likely come nearer the update, with PD traditionally posting a video relating to the update’s contents the day before it arrives and more detail appearing in the patch notes when it does.
As ever, watch this space for all the latest!
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