Five Cars Teased For Gran Turismo 7's May Update

GT7 30 May update.jpg
Image: @Kaz_Yamauchi on Twitter
Gran Turismo 7's newest update is arriving 30 May, and there are five new cars being added, as teased by Producer Kaz Yamauchi.

A new update is inbound for Gran Turismo 7, and there will be five new cars included. GT Producer Kazunori Yamauchi has posted the signature silhouette image featuring all the new cars arriving with the update, and the community are doing their detective work in an attempt to figure it out.

Some have already made their guesses, and we have gathered the ones we believe to be true.


Honda Castrol MUGEN NSX '00​

First up is the car at the front of the line, furthest left in the image. Previously appearing in Gran Turismo 6, this racing version of the Honda NSX raced in the 2000 season of the All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (now known as Super GT).

Ryo Michigami won the championship in the No. 16 entry with teammates Osamu Nakako and Hidetoshi Mitsusada. They did this without winning a race, instead finishing second in four of the eight events, which was enough to put Michigami six points ahead from second place in the standings.

Honda Castrol Mugen NSX.jpg

Image: Tokumeigakarinoaoshima via Wikimedia Commons, available for free distribution under CC BY-SA 2.0 License.

From its previous appearances in the Gran Turismo series, the car's price has ranged from 750,000 credits in GT6 to as high as 1,350,000 credits in GT4. Perhaps the closest reference we have to a potential price for this car is the 2008 version of the NSX that races in Super GT, and that goes for 800,000 credits. So hopefully for those who want it, the cost is closer to GT6's than GT4's price.

Nissan Skyline GTS-R '87​

Next is yet another Nissan Skyline, a car that is already extremely well represented in Gran Turismo. In fact, this car forms the basis of the Skyline Super Silhouette Group 5 car that is in the game right now, an R31 generation Skyline.

The car is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged Inline-6 which produces 207 horsepower, and weighs 1,345 kilograms. As a result, it can go from 0-60mph in 6.7 seconds and all the way to 138mph.

1987 Nissan Skyline R31 GTS-R.jpg

Image: Sicnag via Wikimedia Commons, available for free distribution under CC BY-SA 2.0 License.

The car previously appeared in Gran Turismo 6 in which it cost 34,000 credits. Its successor in the Skyline range was the R32 and that is currently 400,000 credits, so hopefully it does not steer too far from its relatively cheap cost from GT6.

Honda Civic SiR-II (EG) '93​

In Gran Turismo 6, multiple versions of the EG generation Civic appeared, so it is entirely possible that it could be the '91, '92, '93 or '95 version that gets added to GT7. The most powerful version of this car had a 1.6-litre Inline-4 that produced 168 horsepower, and it weighs 1,040 kilograms so no surprise it was dubbed the "Sport Civic".

It would accelerate to 60mph from a standstill in 7.5 seconds and would go on to 142mph. The Sport Civic even came in different body types such as a three and five door hatchback and a four door saloon/sedan. Its three door hatchback form is the most likely version we will have in GT7.

Honda Civic SiR-II.jpg

Image: Morio via Wikimedia Commons, available for free distribution under CC BY-SA 2.0 License.

When it comes to cost, using its price in GT6 as a reference it was between 16,000 and 17,000 credits. So do not expect it to be hugely different from that in GT7.

Volvo 240 SE Wagon '93​

Geography teachers everywhere, good news! Your car will be available in the next GT7 update. Should you not get that reference, it is from a Top Gear episode in which the trio are trying to find the best car for a 17-year old. Richard Hammond and James May wrongly assume the beige Volvo estate car arriving at the school where they are meeting up belongs to a geography teacher.

The car is not that powerful, with the fastest version featuring a 3.9-litre Inline-4 which produces 130 horsepower. But if that was not enough, it is light.. ish. Yeah, who are we kidding? It is not going to woo the playerbase with those numbers. Will it even get to 60mph?

1993 Volvo 240 station wagon.jpg

Image: Jeremy via Wikimedia Commons, available for free distribution under CC BY-SA 2.0 License.

If there is anyone out there who wants to get this car and give it a ridiculous tune, then thankfully you probably will not have to part with many credits to pick it up. An older version of the car appeared in Gran Turismo 6 and was just under 16,000 credits. So if you are driving online and this comes screaming past, know it was most likely modified.

Volvo V40 T5 '13​

For the Volvo enthusiast who wants a decently fast car, the final vehicle potentially being added is the V40 T5. Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged Inline-5, it produces 210 horsepower meaning it can go from 0-60mph in 7.7 seconds and all the way to 140mph.

It is the only car on this list that has not been in any previous Gran Turismo games, so anyone's guess in as good as ours when it comes to cost. But as a reference, a similar car to it would be the Ford Focus ST which is a tiny bit more powerful and costs 29,250 credits. So perhaps the V40 T5 will cost a little bit less than that.

Volvo V40 T5 Rdesign.jpg

Image: RL GNZLZ via Wikimedia Commons, available for free distribution under CC BY-SA 2.0 License.

That is all the community's most likely guesses for the cars being added in the update on the estimated release date of 30 May. Although many players, judging from the reaction on social media, are immensely disgruntled with these choices.

One user on Twitter stated that it was "Enough with the old cars". Many others bemoaned the lack of a new track, which could still happen and simply not have been announced yet.


Which of these cars are you most interested in driving on Gran Turismo 7? Let us know your choices on Twitter @OverTake_gg or in the comments below!
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I think it might be better if Polyphony were to introduce cars that can compete as a group... GT cars, Tin tops, Open wheeler cars etc, I feel that a smattering of classes misses the target really.
But to be honest I'm not really bothered enough to fire it up and tune in to see what's what now, so my opinion means nowt.
Unless the headline reads "Qualifying bought back for single player races in Gran Turismo" I'll not be turning on the Playstation again.
 
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I think it might be better if Polyphony were to introduce cars that can compete as a group... GT cars, Tin tops, Open wheeler cars etc, I feel that a smattering of classes misses the target really.
But to be honest I'm not really bothered enough to fire it up and tune in to see what's what now, so my opinion means nowt.
Unless the headline reads "Qualifying bought back for single player races in Gran Turismo" I'll not be turning on the Playstation again.
100% with you on the GT cars. As far as Gr.3 and Gr.4 cars go on GT7, they are completely off the mark in terms of the cars being used in competition nowadays. BMW M6, McLaren 650S, Ferrari 458, it is ridiculous quite frankly.
 
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100% with you on the GT cars. As far as Gr.3 and Gr.4 cars go on GT7, they are completely off the mark in terms of the cars being used in competition nowadays. BMW M6, McLaren 650S, Ferrari 458, it is ridiculous quite frankly.
Oh yeah, I know, I used to make a TVR Tuscan with around 400 hp for my Lemans trips, it wasn't a race car but out performed the opposition easily... shame it was basically the same road car that they used in the game 20 years ago instead of the 400R race version, or even a Cerbera (not the speed twelve that's been used to death) or a Sagaris, yeah I.m a Trevor fan.
As for the GT content it's all* 'old' outdated stuff pretending to be shiny GT3/4, but I guess that's down to licensing (which I despise deeply)

* not ALL! but you know what I mean
 
I appreciate Polyphony Digital is bringing back classic cars that were available in previous games, especially those that other titles don't have (like Volvos). I just hope Kazunori Yamauchi is going to make good use of them when designing a career mode for the next installment...
 
100% with you on the GT cars. As far as Gr.3 and Gr.4 cars go on GT7, they are completely off the mark in terms of the cars being used in competition nowadays. BMW M6, McLaren 650S, Ferrari 458, it is ridiculous quite frankly.
I'm a 458 GT3 fan and I couldn't be happier about what they are doing for the GR3 scene.
 

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