The latest game update for Gran Turismo 7 is available now and brings with it a number of quality of life improvements, as well as an expansion of the single player offering and some important multiplayer upgrades.
At 1.37GB on PS5 and 1.66GB on PS4, the 1.19 update adds three new cars to the game’s stable – although you can’t own them all, as two of them are destined for the Hagerty Collection Legend Cars dealership until this one will be in rotation on July 29th.
There are also four new GT Cafe menu books, two of which add new events and two in the “Extra Menu” selection that reward you for vehicle collections.
Update 1.19 New cars
As we had already guessed from the Silhouette teaser and confirmed on July 27th, the three cars in the update are:
- Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder ’54 (Legend Cars)
- Nissan Skyline R30 Super Silhouette Group 5 ’84 (Legend Cars)
- Porsche 918 Spyder ’13 (Brand Central)
The Maserati is a classic racing machine developed in 1953 to compete in the World Sportscar Championship. This particular car also won the Gran Turismo Award at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, thereby guaranteeing its place in a Gran Turismo game – but that was about it for a while to come. It will be available at the Legend Cars dealership on July 29th.
You’ll also find the Skyline there, although it will appear as an AI car in Gr.3 races and you can also borrow it for the current Gr.3 Daily Races. It’s no big surprise that this beast shows up in the Gr.3 category as it puts out over 550hp and weighs in at just under a ton. A fan favorite from the Gran Turismo 2 days it has been over 20 years since we last saw the R30 SSS in a new GT game.
Finally, there’s the Porsche 918 Spyder, which you can purchase for 1.6 million credits in Brand Central. Officially the second “Holy Trinity” hybrid hypercar in the series – with the third only appearing in a special trackday guise rather than a regular road car – the 918 combined a V8 petrol engine, based on that of the LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder, with electric propulsion for a total power of 875 hp.
There are four new menu books in total, two regular books and two extra menu books that add six new races. You can access them after completing Menu Book 39 and just watching the ending movie, and each also requires a certain collector level.
- Menu Book 43 – Participate in the Neo-Classical Challenge (Collector Level 33)
- Menu Book 44 – Enter the Hyper Car Parade (Collector Level 35)
- Extra Menu 4 – Collection: Nissan Fairlady Z (Collector Level 29)
- Extra Menu 5 – Collection: Dodge Viper (Collector Level 34)
The extra menus require you to complete vehicle collections. The 1989 300ZX/Z32 (Used), 2007 Z33 and 2023 Nissan Z Performance are required for the Fairlady Z book, which awards a Greddy Fugu Z. For the Viper book, you’ll need examples of 2002, 2006, and 2013 Vipers, with a six-star parts ticket as the prize.
The two new menu books each contain three races with events at Fuji, Red Bull Ring and Willow Springs for the Neoclassical Challenge. This is an event for 1980-1999 cars that are fixed at 800pp and use race tires. The Hyper Car Parade is an open road car event with races in Kyoto, Le Mans and Trial Mountain.
You’ll need to complete the menu books to gain access to the events, and you’ll receive a five-star ticket for the Neoclassic event and a six-star locomotive ticket for the Hyper Car Parade.
Update 1.19 landscapes
The 1.19 update includes two new Scapes locations, adding another 45 locations to photograph your vehicles, although one of them is very strange indeed.
The first is Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four islands, lying in a bay created by the island of Honshu to the north and east and Kyushu to the west.
Famed for its 88 temple pilgrimage, Shikoku has four of only 12 original castles remaining in Japan, three of which appear as locations. All four of the island’s prefectures – Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi and Tokushima – are represented with a series of landscape shots and an oddly high number of diving bridges.
The other Scapes location is the first not necessarily real. Likely inspired by the title sponsor of the R30 Skyline Super Silhouette, Tomica Town is a model town made up of Tomica scale model cars, buildings and streets.
Any cars you place in these locations will be scaled down to fit in and will certainly produce some unique visuals – like tilt-shift with no tilt or shift.
Update 1.19 Important changes
There are a number of significant changes, mostly affecting multiplayer, with lobbies, hangouts and sports mode all subject to the improvements – as well as custom races in single player.
Crucially, players can now save and load race settings in both Custom Race and Lobby modes. This means that those who run regular racing series or have a particular favorite custom event can now set it up quickly without having to go through the menu every time.
Players can save up to 50 different settings in both modes and name the settings with up to 32 characters. They can also be overwritten or deleted.
Additionally, you can now pick up specific parts directly from a Race Shop quick menu within any Garage Car event, rather than having to go back and go to the Tuning Shop. Various tire qualities as well as power limiters and ballast are available here.
Interestingly, there appears to be an update for Balance of Performance with new BOP settings for “High-Speed”, “Medium-Speed” and “Slow-Speed” tracks, although it’s not entirely clear how this was implemented at this point .
Lobbies now support those too GT sport-Classic message templates that allow you to quickly enter messages with varying degrees of passive aggression – or quickly tell everyone you’re a dirty driver with “Let’s have a clean race!”
You can now mute individual players as well, and this feature will be applied automatically when you use the report feature.
Update 1.19 More changes
The update fixed a number of issues and adjusted other points related to overall quality of life. This includes changes to milestones in My Page, shared items in Showcase, player wishlists, and fixes for issues with counter steering assist and the Logitech G923 steering wheel.
However, what hasn’t been added yet is the ability to sell cars. Players are still waiting for this much-requested feature, which also appeared on the game’s roadmap released in March – and on the game’s official store page – but will likely have to wait until at least the end of August.
In addition to the full patch notes, which you can read on the official website, GTPlanet users follow all undocumented changes – including new engine swaps – in the usual thread on the forums.
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