Polyphony Digital have announced Patch 1.17 for GT7, and it looks like a big one!
Just days after it was announced that Assetto Corsa Competizione would be replacing Gran Turismo as the simracing title for the FIA Motorsport Games, GT7 developers Polyphony have revealed a major new update coming to the game. The ‘June update’, also known as update 1.17, brings three new cars and a new track to the mix. On top of that, Polyphony has also added three new Menus.
Three New Cars in GT7 1.17
Gran Turismo 7 version 1.17 will feature not one, but three new cars. Of these, two are classics from real-world automotive history. The other is the latest ‘vision GT’ car, meaning that it is a concept car created specifically for Gran Turismo. The new version of the Suzuki Vision Gran Turismo has been altered to meet Gr.3 regulations. This version can still pump out 577 bhp from its V8 twin-turbo power unit at 10,000 rpm, and it also boasts a whopping rear wing to provide some more downforce.
From cutting edge concepts to the great-grandparent of many modern road cars, Polyphony Digital are also adding the 1932 Ford Roadster to Gran Turismo 7. It may look a bit out of place next to more modern vehicles, the but Roadster is a critical aspect of driving history, and as such it deserves a spot in GT7.
The third and final car GT7 is adding in this patch is the succinctly titled Suzuki V6 Escudo Pikes Peak Special ’98. This car used to be a part of the Gran Turismo games in the distant past, but more recent GT titles haven’t included it. Now, however, it’s back. With its 2.5l V6, twin-turbocharged engine it is capable of a maximum of 981 BHP. This, combined with its specialisation for the hill climb genre of racing, make it quite a beast to handle.
New Track, New Menus
As if three new cars wasn’t enough, Gran Turismo 7 will also soon add a legendary North American race track in the form of Watkins Glen. The Glen, located within the state of New York, used to host Formula 1 races during the olden days of the sport. Now, it has a place on the NASCAR calendar and it is still a staple of the North American motorsports scene.
Finally, GT7 patch 1.17 also includes three new Menus for the Gran Turismo Café. These are the Toyota 86 collection and the Honda Type R collection, both of which open at level 20, and the Rotary Engine collection, which opens at level 32.
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