There is never such a thing as too many cars in one game, right? So here are some we would like to see come to Gran Turismo 7.
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Every month, Gran Turismo 7 gets some new content in the form of, at most, three new cars and every now and then, a new race track. This slow rate at which Polyphony adds content leaves it feeling like a bit of a slow burn, but we are at least getting new content on the regular.
Nevertheless, there are bits of content that are consistently requested by the community. So we thought we would throw our two cents in and talk about some cars we would love to see come to Gran Turismo 7 in the future.
Updated Manufacturer Racecars
One of the most consistently raced sets of cars are the Gr.3 and Gr.4 cars (which are all run to GT3 and GT4 regulations and specifications). When competing in the Manufacturers Cup, any player can sign with a different automotive brand. They are gifted a free Gr.3 and Gr.4 car from that manufacturer. Unfortunately though, some brands have pretty outdated cars.
Take Ferrari for example. Both of their cars are based on the 458 which went out of racing homologation after 2015, two years before the Gr.3 and Gr.4 cars were introduced in Gran Turismo Sport. The same is true with McLaren, whose 650S was retired after 2018.
There are many brands that have new cars added in for Gr.3 and Gr.4 races. Subaru, Mazda and Toyota have all had newer models of theirs added into the game with versions made for Gr.3 or Gr.4 racing. So why not have a couple more newer models added into the game?
Just to name a few, there are the aforementioned brands Ferrari and McLaren with their new homologated GT3 models, the 296 and 720S. There is also BMW as their M6 has been replaced by the M4. Aston Martin have a new Vantage that has long since succeeded the one in Gran Turismo. Even the Corvette C7 in real life racing has been succeeded by the midship C8 so why not have a version of that in GT7?
This could even open up the door for more brands to join in the Manufacturers Cup fun. Suzuki previously never had a representative car in the Gr.3 and Gr.4 categories. Then their Swift model was made into a Gr.4 car, and then their Vision Gran Turismo concept became the basis for their Gr.3 model. Perhaps KTM could have their GT4 car added into the game and their upcoming GT-XR could be their Gr.3 car?
These cars are the most consistent presence in online racing, so they really do need updating. Also, it would make sense to bring their road-going versions into the game as well. Win-win all round for fans of racing cars and fans of road cars.
Other Miscellaneous Racecars
Most people who pick up a Gran Turismo game are ones who want road cars, yes we get it. But you can’t deny the appeal of racing cars, and there’s room for so much more. For example, having just spoken about Gr.3 and Gr.4 cars, how about a load of Gr.1 cars from major manufacturers?
With the plethora of brands joining the top class at Le Mans in the hypercar category, how about adding in the likes of the Mercedes-AMG ONE and McLaren Senna with versions that run to Gr.1 regulations?
Between Gr.1 with Le Mans Prototypes and Gr.3 with GT3 cars, there’s Gr.2. This class is specifically for cars that run in the GT500 class in the Japanese Super GT, which have been in the Gran Turismo games for many years. In the top class are some of Japan’s top performance brands in the form of Honda, Nissan and Lexus.
All three manufacturer’s GT500 cars can be found in the game but in the years since, Lexus were swapped out for Toyota. Considering the partnership Polyphony Digital has with Toyota, it would make so much sense to also add that into the game. It could be used in the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup.
Speaking of Japanese brands that Polyphony has a good relationship with, maybe there’s also an opportunity to bring a certain type of electrical racing championship to the games.
Despite its many critics, Formula E has proven to be a legitimate form of motorsport and has delivered great racing. In the first four seasons, the e.Dams team ran as the official Renault squad but when Renault withdrew, Nissan picked up the pieces.
Historically, Polyphony has always had a good relationship with Nissan. So whilst Formula E cars can be found in the likes of rFactor 2 and Forza Motorsport, why not bring some Nissan FE cars to Gran Turismo 7?
They’re no slouches by any means. The outgoing Gen 2 cars produced 335 horsepower at peak and weighed 900kg. That meant they could go from 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds and to a top speed of 174mph.
The upcoming Gen 3 cars are going to be even quicker. They will produce 470 horsepower and weigh 840kg, also are much smaller than their predecessor. As a result, they are expected to reach 200mph!
Imagine the races with these cars on Gran Turismo 7, they will be very fun to throw around. Hopefully both Gen 2 and Gen 3 Nissan Formula E cars come to GT7.
Racing car detesters, breathe a sigh of relief. From now on, there are only production cars, and plenty that will be well received.
First up is a brand that is renowned in the world of high performance megacars, but has not been in the Gran Turismo games. Their cars have though been found in the likes of GRID, Forza, Project CARS and The Crew. For those who guessed Koenigsegg, you were correct!
If licencing disputes is preventing the cars from Koenigsegg from being added into the game, then it may be nothing more than a pipe dream. But for car brands already in the game, there really is no reason why some of the following cars can’t be added.
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is a car that would be very popular if it were to come to Gran Turismo 7, currently top of the Top Gear power board by 1.4 seconds over the 488 Pista. Another car that has sat at the top of the Top Gear power board is the Ariel Atom V8, and with the BAC Mono in the game already maybe it isn’t too farfetched.
Bugatti’s Chiron is expected to come to the game soon, since the brand’s Vision Gran Turismo car served as a basis for the car. Hopefully the 300mph+ Chiron Super Sport could also be added, but also how about Bugatti’s new sister company Rimac? Its latest electric supercar is the Nevera and that has a simply unbelieveable 1,914 horsepower and can do 0-62mph in a neck-breaking 1.85 seconds.
What are some cars that you think should come to Gran Turismo 7? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!