Super Formula SF23 cars on the start of the Fuji pit straight.
Image credit: Polyphony Digital

GT7 April Update Adds New Super Formula Cars

Gran Turismo 7

A new title update coming to Gran Turismo 7 on 27 April, with a former production car record holder and three updated racing cars joining the game.

The Olympic Esports Series and Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup qualifiers are starting on Gran Turismo 7 this week, and coming with them in title update 1.32. Included in the patch are four cars, two of which are the updated Super Formula cars.

Along with those is the updated for 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT3, and also the retro Jaguar XJ220 supercar. There are also new races available in World Circuits, new Extra Menus and new locations in Scapes.

Super Formula

With the cars confirmed to be coming to GT7 back in March, the brand new Super Formula SF23 chassis with both Toyota and Honda power units will be available in the Super Formula section on Brand Central. The Japanese-based single seater championship has had their SF19 car in the Gran Turismo games since being added on to GT Sport in early 2019.

Drivers who currently race in Super Formula include former F1 drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Kazuki Nakajima, Red Bull F1 junior Liam Lawson and even sim racer turned real world ace Cem Bölükbaşı. Multiple Gran Turismo champion Igor Fraga is also set to race in the Super Formula Lights feeder series this year.

The new SF23 is essentially an SF19 with some aerodynamic changes. The cars are constructed by Dallara and both are powered by 2.0-litre turbocharged Inline-4 engines from either Toyota or Honda.

The SF23 features a noticeably different shaped rear wing compared to its predecessor. The new car is said to be easier to follow behind another car and subsequently, easier to overtake. Expect the SF23 cars to cost the same as the SF19, 1,000,000 credits.

The Other Cars

Next up is the Jaguar XJ220, a retro supercar that was one of the fastest cars in the world when it launched. It was expected to have a 6.2-litre V12, all-wheel drive and scissor doors, but the production car only had a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6, rear-wheel drive and conventional doors. But that didn’t mean it was slow.

The car churned out 542 horsepower, meaning 0-60mph happened in 3.6 seconds and it reached a top speed of 217mph. Until the McLaren F1 came along a few years later, it was the fastest production car in the world. Expect to find it in the Legends dealership, although we can’t predict the price.

A dark green Jaguar XJ220 on a racetrack.
Take the XJ220 to Special Stage Route X to see how high of a top speed you can get it to. Image credit: Polyphony Digital

Last but not least, the new Mercedes-AMG GT3. The previous iteration of the car already exists in GT7 going for 450,000 credits, so it’s a safe bet to suggest that this new one will cost the same.

The 2020 car received a slate of updates that included aerodynamic tweaks to the front splitter and rear wing, as well as some visual modifications to resemble the road car more than its predecessor.

All these cars and more are coming to Gran Turismo 7 tomorrow 27 April. To find out what else is coming to the game, go to the official Gran Turismo website.

Which car are you most excited for in Gran Turismo 7 update 1.32? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!

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