Gran Turismo 7: Update 1.36 Released


After more teasing than usual, the latest Gran Turismo 7 update is finally live. The unusual timing coupled with promotion of the Gran Turismo movie did set some expectations, but big surprises are not part of the update this time.

The new cars coming in this new patch had already been teased, which made it rather clear what would be included. However, only two of the vehicles are already available for purchase in the game as the update dropped in the Maserati MC20, the Italian manufacturer's latest supercar developed fully in-house including the engine, and the first-generation Chevrolet Corvette from 1958 in its most powerful trim. What about the two Toyotas, though?

Patience Needed for Two Toyotas​

Racers can actually already drive the GR Corolla Morizo, albeit only in Sport Mode to practice for the next and final round of the Toyota Cup on Road Atlanta for now. Should you enter the race at the end of the month, or have entered any other round of the season, you will be gifted the car on August 28th. Otherwise, it will only be available for purchase in the dealership in late September.

For the 2021 HI-MEDIC ambulance, it's a similar story, except you cannot drive it yet for now. It will be gifted to players on August 14th if they watch the upcoming esports live event taking place in Amsterdam this weekend, or on August 21st if they answer the in-game questions about the competition a bit late. As a nice bonus, the reveal trailer confirmed that it will come all the proper ambulance sounds.

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Get out of my way: GT7 fans can get behind the wheel of the Toyota HI-MEDIC ambulance on August 14th. Image credit: Polyphony Digital

(Almost) Movie Star Looks​

Movie-related content was also expected, and there is some included - sort of: Players can watch the trailer in the game, and doing so will gift them a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 with the movie's livery - but it is the 2018 Evo version of the GT-R, which is technically not the correct car as you will see a pre-update package car on your theater screen should you choose to go watch the film. The community already had it replicated on the first-gen GT-R GT3 though, so if having that livery of the correct car is important to you, you are covered regardless. A new sport mode time trial event is also currently running on top of the two usual bi-weekly ones, but players have until the end of September to register a time.

Not much else is part of the update. Five new engine swaps made their way into the game, and they are all about Chevys and Fords getting more modern or better versions of what they already have under the bonnet. Minor singleplayer events additions, bug fixes, menu books and a new scape location also have been introduced.

Next Update in Late September?​

Moreover, it seems like another update will have to wait until after the end of summer: The movie-themed time trial ends on September 27th, which falls on a Wednesday. With GT7 updates usually being released on Thursdays towards the end of each month, we can pretty confidently expect September 28th to be the release date of the next update - which should add the Corolla and ambulance to Brand Central. Most likely, a new track is going to make its debut as well, as it has been quite some time since the last one launched. Rumours have it that the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve would be ready for release. But hey, everyone should be able to get a summer break, even game devs, right?


You can find the full v1.36 patch notes below.

Main Features Implemented​

1. Cars
 - The following four new cars have been added:
  ・ Chevrolet Corvette (C1) '58
  ・ Maserati MC20 '20
  ・Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition '22
  ・Toyota Ambulance Himedic '21

The 'Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition '22' car will be available to experience in Round 7 of the 'TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup' (TGR GT Cup) on 27 August, prior to its official release. It will also be available to test drive in practice mode once the server maintenance on Monday, 7 August has been completed. Additionally, players who enter the TGR GT Cup and register a time in the Points Ranking (any round) using their Online ID, will receive this car as a gift. The car will be delivered on 28 August. It will also be available to purchase from Brand Central in late September.

The 'Toyota Ambulance Himedic '21' will be received early as a gift by entering the 'Gift Viewers' Campaign banner in the top right of the World Map and watching the Nations Cup broadcast from the 'World Series Showdown 2023 Amsterdam' event taking place on 11-12 August. The car will be delivered on either 14 August or 21 August, depending on when you viewed the broadcast. It will also be available to purchase from Brand Central in late September. (Various sounds have been added to the Toyota Ambulance Himedic '21.)

 - A new livery has been added for the following car:
  ・Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 '18

To celebrate the release of 'Gran Turismo: The Movie,' players can receive a GT movie livery edition GT-R as a gift by watching the trailer from the "Celebrate the release of the 'Gran Turismo' movie!" banner on the World Map from 7 August to late September.

2. World Circuits
 - The following new events have been added to 'World Circuits':
  ・Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
   - American Sunday Cup 600
  ・Dragon Trail
   - Hyper Car Parade
  ・Red Bull Ring
   - Hyper Car Parade
  ・High Speed Ring
   - World Touring Car 800

3. Brand Central
 - The following brands have been added to the Museum:
  ・BAC
  ・Fanatec

4. Scapes
 - The 'Fire Station' location has been added as a featured Curation in Scapes.

5. Café
 - The following Extra Menus have been added:
  ・Extra Menu No. 26: 'Collection: Maserati' (Collector Level 40 and above);
  ・Extra Menu No. 27: 'Collection: Aston Martin' (Collector Level 44 and above);
  ・Extra Menu No. 28: 'Collection: Kei-Cars' (Collector Level 27 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
  - Hideo Kodama
   ・Jaguar D-Type '54
   ・Jaguar E-Type Coupé '61

  - Shiro Nakamura
   ・Ford Mark IV Race Car '67
   ・Nissan Fairlady 240ZG (HS30) '71

  - Kunihisa Ito
   ・Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R '15
   ・Lexus SC430 GT500 '08

  - Hikonori Kagurazaka
   ・Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STi '04
   ・Wicked Fabrication GT 51

  - Ed Welburn
   ・Lexus LC500 '17
   ・Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition '15

 CHARACTERS
  - Chris
   ・Chevrolet Corvette (C1) '58
  - Jeremy
   ・Maserati MC20 '20

6. GT Auto
 - Car Maintenance & Service
  Engine Swaps have been added for the following cars (Unlocked at Collector Level 50):
  ・Chevrolet Camaro Z28 '69
  ・Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 (C4) '89
  ・Ford Mustang Boss 429 '69
  ・Ford Shelby GT350R '16
  ・Shelby G.T. 350 '65

Other Improvements and Adjustments​

1. Physics Simulation Model
 - Adjusted the replacement conditions for when 'Replace Car After Leaving Track' is used;
 - Turned the default settings for Auto Drive to 'Off' when 'Assist Preset Selection' is set to 'Intermediate' in Assist Settings.

2. Used Cars & Legend Cars
 - Added a new sales category, 'Special Picks.' Using players' Wishlists data for reference, a selection of the most popular cars will be sold as 'Special Picks' cars.

3. World Circuits
 - The recommended car will now be displayed from the hints button ('i') on the event information screen. This display will only appear if set.
 - The name of the car manufacturer will now be displayed for races where 'Regulation (Specified Car)' is set.

4. Music Rally
 - Fixed an issue where progression would sometimes be halted during the following event:
  ・DRIFT

5. Scapes
 - Changed the default speed from 80 km/h to 40 km/h when 'Drift Photography' is selected.

6. Lobbies
 - Fixed an issue wherein a deteriorated car would change to 'Good Condition' when driven in a room with the 'BoP/Tuning Prohibited' option set to 'On.'
 - Fixed an issue wherein the horsepower/vehicle weight information in the bottom right corner of the Quick Menu screen would not display correctly if accessed from a room with the 'BoP/Tuning Prohibited' option set to 'On.'
 - Fixed an issue wherein the changes to the settings would not be reflected after entering the track.

7. Race Screen
 - Added an additional zoom level for the weather radar in the Multi-Function Display (MFD) so that there are now 5 levels;
 - Adjusted the display so that 'BRAKING ASSIST' now appears when the auto brake is in use.

8. Controllers
 - Fixed an issue wherein the 'Vibration Strength' setting would not be correctly reflected when using a wireless controller;
 - Fixed an issue wherein an application error would occur when using the PS4™ version of Gran Turismo 7 on a PlayStation®5 console with a Logitech® G923 Racing Wheel or Logitech® G PRO Racing Wheel;
 - Fixed an issue wherein the game would freeze if a Logitech® G PRO Racing Wheel was disconnected from the console while driving.

9. Localisation
 - Fixed various text localisation issues.

10. Others
 - Various other issues have been addressed.

Your Thoughts​

What do you make of the latest Gran Turismo 7 patch? Have you been hoping for more being included in the update? Let us know in the comments below!
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There's a lot more sim racing fans that are PC owners than PS5s, and it could/should/would allow for modding.
How would it allow for modding? ACC isn't modable. iRacing isn't modable. FM7 isn't modable.
GT7 is far from a sim as well with the worst career in the history of gran turismos. I don't know if I would even install a free pirated version just for the waist of disk space. GT7 is not good.
Of course opinion blah blah.
 
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How would it allow for modding? ACC isn't modable. iRacing isn't modable. FM7 isn't modable.
GT7 is far from a sim as well with the worst career in the history of gran turismos. I don't know if I would even install a free pirated version just for the waist of disk space. GT7 is not good.
Of course opinion blah blah.
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