Gran Turismo 7’s Update 1.46 Includes Škoda’s Vision GT

Gran Turismo 7’s Next Update Includes Škoda’s Vision GT.jpg
An electric concept marks Škoda’s debut within Gran Turismo, and it will be joined by Honda’s Afeela and a classic Chevrolet.

Images: Škoda

It is nearly time for April 2024’s Gran Turismo 7 update, and this time it adds a new brand to the series.

Czech brand Škoda will appear for the first time, but not with a rally-bred Felicia or Octavia vRS. Instead, it has created an electric supercar concept.


The Škoda Vision Gran Turismo made its debut today in Prague as a low-slug, single-seater, supposedly ‘inspired by’ the 1957 Škoda 1100 OHC Spider.

In the virtual world, it features a carbon monocoque. On each axle are twin electric motors for a total of 1,071bhp and consequently all-wheel-drive.

The rear is mostly open, suspension details visible, sitting beneath a pair of active aero flaps. Inside, there looks to be an augmented reality-style driver’s display – an Enyaq this most certainly is not.

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“The roots of Škoda Motorsport go back more than 120 years, with countless successes,” said Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Škoda Auto.

“The next step? Joining the world of e-racing by launching a stunning new virtual concept car into the world’s most successful racing game, Gran Turismo. The Škoda Vision Gran Turismo study bridges our rich heritage to our electric future and new Modern Solid design language.”

Sadly, the classic roadster design to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans has not been confirmed for Gran Turismo 7 inclusion.

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Updated, 25th April - Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.46 Contents​


The Škoda Vision Gran Turismo arrives today via the next game update, alongside the previously unveiled Honda X Sony Afeela and a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 Sport Coupe – the antidote to electric power.

The three new cars are:
  • AFEELA Prototype 2024 - 546.75pp - Brand Central - Free
  • Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Sport Coupé '70 - 472.64pp - Legend Cars - 163,000 Cr
  • Škoda Vision Gran Turismo - 853.16pp - Brand Central - 1,000,000 Cr
Of note, the Honda/Sony electric car, Afeela, is listed under a new 'AFEELA Sony Honda Mobility' brand and it is completely free – as in you don't need to earn any in-game credits. There's also a new online time trial challenge using the new Škoda open for the next two weeks around Watkins Glen.

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Extra Cafe Menu Book​


Another Extra Menu Book has been added alongside the new vehicles. This is where you earn a reward by owning three specific vehicles. This time it is:

Extra Menu No.38: 'Collection: Ferrari 12-Cylinder Engines' (Collector Level 38 and above)

Own the:
  • Ferrari LaFerrari '13
  • Ferrari Testarossa '91
  • Ferrari 365 GTB4 '71
Claim: Six-star roulette ticket

Ferrari GT7 Extra Menu.jpg

Three World Circuits Events​


Three additional single-player races have been added, with one in particular themed around the latest VGT roster addition:
  • Vision Gran Turismo Trophy - Grand Valley - Highway 1
  • American FR Challenge 550 - Trial Mountain Circuit Reverse
  • Japanese Clubman Cup 550 - Alsace Village Reverse

Scapes and engine swaps​


San Diego has been added to the Scapes photography mode, native button mapping for the Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Extreme wheel has been added and the following five engine swaps are now available from GT Auto:
  • Bugatti Veyron Gr.4 Gr.4
  • Chevrolet Corvette (C1) '58
  • Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupé (C2) '63
  • Honda NSX Gr.4
  • Lexus LC500 '17
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Let us know in the comments below what you make of the Škoda Vision Gran Turismo and the 1.46 game update. See also the full changelog:

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.46 Changelog​

1. Cars
 - The following three new cars have been added:
  ・AFEELA Prototype 2024
  ・Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Sport Coupé '70 (Sold at the 'Legend Cars' dealership)
  ・Škoda Vision Gran Turismo
 
2. World Circuits
 - The following new events have been added to 'World Circuits':
  ・Vision Gran Turismo Trophy
   - Grand Valley - Highway 1
  ・American FR Challenge 550
   - Trial Mountain Circuit Reverse
  ・Japanese Clubman Cup 550
   - Alsace Village Reverse
 
3. Café
 - The following Extra Menu has been added:
  ・Extra Menu No.38: 'Collection: Ferrari 12-Cylinder Engines' (Collector Level 38 and above);

 - Added new sets of conversations with the Car Designers and Characters appearing in the Café. These new conversations can be accessed by changing to the following cars in 'Garage' and speaking with the Characters in the Café:

 CAR DESIGNERS
  - Ed Welburn
  ・Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Sport Coupé '70

  - Freeman Thomas
   ・Volkswagen Beetle Gr.3

  - Hideo Kodama
   ・Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione '08
   ・Aston Martin DB3S '53

  - Tom Matano
   ・Toyota Supra 3.0GT Turbo A '88

4. Brand Central
 - The following brands have been added to the Museum:
  ・AFEELA (Japan)
  ・Škoda (Czech Republic)

5. GT Auto
 - Car Maintenance & Service
  Engine Swaps have been added for the following cars (Unlocked at Collector Level 50):
   ・Bugatti Veyron Gr.4 Gr.4
   ・Chevrolet Corvette (C1) '58
   ・Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupé (C2) '63
   ・Honda NSX Gr.4
   ・Lexus LC500 '17

6. Scapes
 - 'San Diego' has been added as a featured Curation in Scapes.

7. Controller
 - Added support for the following racing wheel controller.
  ・FANATEC® Gran Turismo DD Extreme
 
The button settings can be configured from 'Options' > 'Controllers' > 'Fanatec® GT DD Pro / Extreme.'

8. Localisation
 - Fixed various text localisation issues.

9. Others
 - Various other issues have been addressed.
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Im trying not to be the Old Man Yells At Cloud, but I'm dissappointed with Skoda's design. To me, although it does feature Skoda design elements, it doesnt resemble Skoda. I would've much preferred an hommage to the Fabia WRC, or maybe an over-the-top version of the Fabia R2. In isolation it looks eye-catching but put together with all the other VGT Hypercars it looks incredibly mundane.
 
Hmmm... it looks so... hmmm... disappointing.
But aside from how it looks, it would be nice to see this car in AC. Several other models are already available, so there is a chance :cool:
 
This is the only GT I don't own and tbh I'm still not remotely bothered. I can think of plenty of cars they could add before made up ones.
 
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The point has come where the "weird! and why?" has become the norm, so much so that it doesn't matter to those that just don't care anymore.
 

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