Following our predictions based on series producer Kazunori Yamauchi’s social media post, the three new cars available for Gran Turismo 7 this month are now confirmed.
Happily, they are what we expected:
- Bulgari Aluminium Vision Gran Turismo
- Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Vision Gran Turismo Concept
- Suzuki Jimny XC ’18
We witnessed first-hand the two new Vision Gran Turismo vehicles at the Gran Turismo World Series World Finals in December, while with the Jimny we waited for clarification about its engine.
The ‘XC’ included in the game has narrow wings/fenders and slimline bumpers. That means this is the Japanese-market Kei car derivative, with a 658cc turbo engine.
Also, look how cute a modified variant looks in the cover image of this article?! We suspect the modification scene is where this car may excel, if not performance or handling prowess…
Bulgari Aluminium Vision Gran Turismo Is A Timed Exclusive
No, we don’t mean that to be a time-related pun, but now you mention it, it works…
The luxury Italian fashion brand has teamed up with Gran Turismo creators Polyphony Digital to create a low-slung open sports car. At the same time, there is a Bulgari Aluminum Gran Turismo Limited Model watch.
Produced in limited quantities – 500 black and 1,200 yellow – those who purchase the device will gain early access to the car in-game.
Then for anyone not willing to pick up the £4,490/€5,200 watch will have to wait until February to drive it in-game.
“Those who purchase the ‘BVLGARI Aluminum Gran Turismo Limited Model’ chronograph watch and register via the QR code will receive this car as a free gift with early access ahead of the official release in February (to be distributed as a Car Ticket each month beginning late January),” reads the statement by Gran Turismo.
“Take this opportunity to experience BVLGARI’s revolutionary digital concept car alongside this Vision Gran Turismo 10th anniversary commemorative chronograph watch.”
OverTake was informed at the December reveal event by Bulgari that purchasing the jewellery was the only method to claim the car, so while this current method is deflating, it could be worse…
Five New World Circuits Races
Alongside the new vehicles, there will be the following five new World Circuit single-player races added when the 1.42 update lands on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
- Jimny Cup: Sardegna – Windmills / Willow Springs International Raceway / Lake Louise
- Vision Gran Turismo Trophy: Tokyo Expressway / Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Tomorrow, 25th January, we will report back with the exact details and potential rewards for these races. Stay tuned.
While we await the full changelog to spot any significant quality-of-life changes, it has been confirmed that a new vertical image mode will be available on select Scapes locations. In addition, a collection of ‘service areas’ will be added to this photography-based mode.
Two Additional ‘Extra’ Menus
Extra Café Menu Books are all about the collecting of cars for a reward, as opposed to completing set events.
The two latest ‘extras’ will be as follows, although once again, we will detail the prizes up for grabs in a separate article.
- Extra Menu No. 34 – ‘Collection: Nissan Motorsports’ (Collector Level 46 and above)
- Extra Menu No. 35 – ‘Collection: Dodge’ (Collector Level 32 and above)
Let us know your thoughts about the update so far in the comments below or on X (@OverTake_gg), which will arrive tomorrow, 25th January 2024.