Over seven months since the release of Gran Turismo 7, the developers at Polyphony Digital are continuing to design and add more content to appease the once-angry fanbase. Although the title is one of the most beautiful ever released for the PlayStation 5, players weren’t happy with the seventh installment’s addition of microtransactions and the levels of grindiness needed to acquire some of the more fancy cars. Many of these issues have been improved with time, but a few new cars never hurt to sweeten the pot. The 1.25 update for Gran Turismo 7 goes live today, October 19, at 11:00 PM (PDT), bringing with it some slick new rides.
The following cars will be added in the new update.
- Maserati Merak SS ’80
- Mazda Roadster NR-A (ND) ’22
- Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (KPGC110) ’73
- Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 ’18
Check out the new trailer for Gran Turismo 7 Patch 1.25 below.
The Maserati Merak SS ’80 was first released in 1972. A mid-ending sports car and sister model to the Bora, it was designed by Giugiaro. This car is equipped with a 187 BHP 3L V6, and with this more compact engine, the car is roomier than many might expect. The Merak SS, a high-performance model, was released in 1975, which increased the compression ratio. The engine was tuned to 216 BHP, increasing the top speed from 139 to 155 miles per hour.
The Mazda Roadster NR-A (ND) ’22 is a fan favorite. The 4th generation ‘ND’ Roadster was first released in 2015 and was made with sports driving in mind. Looking at the most recent model, the 2022 Roadster introduces the new Kinematic Posture Control system which increases rear-end stability. With roll bars and bucket seats, this car is ready to be transformed into the racecar of your dreams.
Before being discontinued following stricter emissions standards, the GT-R saw 197 iterations. The Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (KPGC110) ’73 was a best-seller, equipped with the S20 inline-6-cylinder engine. With 157 BHP of maximum power and 18 kgfm of maximum torque, this car was made with a need for speed.
The Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 ’18 is a racing spec version of the GT-R for GT3 category competition. An FIA GT3 regulation production race car, the GT3 version of the GT-R has been available to customers for a decade, though the base model changed in 2015 to improve body rigidity.
In addition to these new cars, two new scapes have been added to the featured section–Autumn Leaves and Whitby.
Gran Turismo 7 was released on March 4 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. After pushback from fans regarding the incredible amount of grinding needed to earn in-game currency, the creator of the game apologized, and the dev team at Polyphony Digital responded by allowing players to earn more rewards while lowering the price of certain cars.