Gran Turismo players! The August Update for Gran Turismo 7 releases today, August 24 at 11 PM PST* (August 25 at 7 AM PST / 3 PM JST).
Four new added vehicles!
McLaren MP4/4 ’88
The legendary F1 car that ended the Turbo era.
McLaren competed in the 1988 F1 World Championship season in the MP4/4 class. It was a small low drag car designed by Gordon Murray and Steve Nichols, powered by a Honda RA168E. It was also the last year for turbocharged cars in Formula racing. With the maximum boost pressure allowed reduced from 4 bar to 2.5 bar and the onboard fuel capacity reduced by 45 liters to 150 liters, the season for turbocharged cars should have been very difficult. But in the end the McLaren Honda MP4/4 completely dominated the season with 15 wins in 16 races. Of course, the chassis was very well designed, but it is said that the Honda engine, which balanced fuel consumption and efficient power very well, was a major factor in their victory. Car number 12 MP4/4 belonged to Ayrton Senna. Senna has been incredible this year with 13 pole positions and 8 wins and also won the Drivers’ Championship.
Pontiac GTO ‘Judge’ ’69
This extreme sports package was introduced for later models of the original GTO muscle car.
The original Pontiac GTO debuted with great success in 1964 and is considered the original road muscle car. However, the 1968 second-generation model was replaced with a more stylish fastback, and although it lacked performance, it was unable to hold its own against the stronger competitors that had arrived on the scene. Eager to make a comeback, General Motors released The Judge in 1969. At just $332, this sport package included a staggering amount of equipment as standard. It included unique decals and racing stripes, a Hurst derailleur, beefed up suspension, wider tires and a rear spoiler. The engine was upgraded to a “Ram Air III” 6.6-litre V8 that made 360 hp but was rumored to be able to produce much more. As a result, “The Judge” was able to outdo his rivals in both presence and performance, bringing him to the spotlight. However, just a year later, stringent emissions regulations came into effect in the United States, and muscle cars like the GTO began to decline.
Porsche Cayman GT4 ’16
The Cayman is focused on motorsport thanks to the power of the 911.
Since the 911 has always formed the backbone of Porsche sports racing, racing-oriented 911 models have always been part of their catalog and made available to the public. However, in 2015, an outlier appeared. A motorsport version of the less powerful Cayman midsize coupe was introduced as the Cayman GT4. Its most notable feature is its powertrain. Based on the 911 Carrera S, it combines a 3.8-liter boxer 6-cylinder engine with a 6-speed manual transmission. What’s more, it produces 379 hp, more than the base 911 Carrera. The brakes and suspension also use parts from the 991 GT3, and the ride height has been reduced by 30mm from the stock position. The exterior was also changed to match the car’s new image, with a unique leading edge and a fixed rear wing. Looking at the options list, you will also see that this model is track-oriented, equipped with a roll cage, fire extinguishers and a 6-point harness for the driver’s seat.
De Tomaso Mongoose (Christian Dior)
An Italian sports car reimagined by a fashion giant.
As one of the leading French luxury houses, Dior has been at the forefront of the industry since its inception. And this car, born from a desire to reimagine sports cars with their elegant and evolutionary brand essence, is the De Tomaso Mangusta (Christian Dior).
The raw material chosen was the De Tomaso Mangusta, an Italian sports car that proudly embodies the charm of the 1960s. A style that combines sophistication and strength was developed by Giorgetto Giugiaro during his time at the Carrozzeria Ghia and is known for its gullwing rear hatch. adorning it with a livery that combines a deliberately conservative body color with flashy stripes in addition to Dior lettering on the sides. Racing number 47 on the hood represents 1947, the year of Dior’s revolutionary debut collection.
Kim Jones has also made the driver of the car an enticing part of the Dior universe. When a vehicle is selected, the player’s racing suit and helmet are instantly replaced with a Dior-designed suit, making the driver part of the Maison’s expression, becoming one with this special Mangusta. Introducing an avant-garde gift based on a classic 1960s sports car: a milestone model that only a house like Dior can produce that truly knows the nature and spirit of fashion.
Three new circuits have been added to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Barcelona-Catalunya Grand Prix Circuit Without Chicane
The chicane leading to the final corner has been removed, transforming this once low-speed sector into a high-speed right hand corner and providing an exciting layout where aerodynamics are put to the test. In addition to the “No Chicane” layout being added to the game, the existing circuit of Catalunya has been named “Barcelona Circuit Circuit – Catalunya Grand Prix”. Circuit de Barcelona ‒ Catalunya is a racing circuit located about 30 km north of Barcelona, Spain. Since opening in September 1991, it has been the scene of many epic F1 and MotoGP races.
National Circuit Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
The main straight from the GP circuit now turns into a tight turn, resulting in a more compact course that cuts all the way through Sector 1 and half of Sector 2. However, there is still plenty to offer as the long reverse straight and technical Sector 3 are retained, providing a very enjoyable racing experience.
Scheme of the Barcelona-Catalonia rallycross track
This special rallycross circuit consists of Sector 3 of the GP circuit and infields, resulting in a unique hybrid track of paved and unpaved surfaces. Jumping in the middle of the track is a sight to behold.
Be sure to stay tuned to the official GT and PlayStation channels as there are many more updates to come from the team. Until then, happy racing!
Cafe – Additional menus
These additional menus allow you to create new car collections based on different themes. Players who reach the finals and reach a certain Collector Level can access them and earn rewards. In update 1.20, the following 2 additional menu books have been added. Further menu books are planned for future updates.
- Abarth Collection: Unlocked at Collector Level 27.
- Racing Cars Gr.2 Collection: Unlocked at Collector Level 38
* An Internet connection is required for the update. In order to access vehicles, progress in the game is required.