New Cars, Races, and Engine Swaps in GT7 September Update

New Cars, Races, and Engine Swaps in GT7 September Update
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
October 4, 2023

The world of virtual motorsport is in for an exciting update as Gran Turismo 7’s version 1.38 rolls out on September 28, 2023.

While this update may not introduce a brand-new track or groundbreaking changes, it comes packed with a host of smaller adjustments, additional content, and three captivating Honda-themed Lap Time Challenges.

Let’s dive into what this update has to offer and explore the fresh additions to the Gran Turismo 7 experience.

Key Concepts in This Article

  1. Gran Turismo 7 features new car collections and Café Menu challenges.
  2. Honda Racing eMS 2023’s time trials offer hefty in-game credits.
  3. Engine swaps at GT Auto provide customisation for five more cars.
  4. Additional paint schemes and scapes enhance visual variety.
  5. Museum entries and Café Conversations deepen the game’s immersion.

Three New Cars Arrive

A highlight of this update is the introduction of three new cars into the Gran Turismo 7 garage. These vehicles cater to a range of preferences, from road cars to racing beasts. Here’s a glimpse of what’s new:

  • Garage RCR Civic
  • 589.79 PP
  • 300,000 Credits
  • Honda Civic Type R (FL5) ’22
  • 529.55 PP
  • 50,000 Credits
  • MAZDA3 Gr.4
  • 635.09 PP –
  • 350,000 Credit

One of the standout additions is the road-going Honda Civic Type R (FL5) ’22, representing the latest generation of this iconic model.

Three New Cars Arrive

Making its video game debut in Gran Turismo 7, it brings contemporary flair to the game’s diverse car lineup. On the other hand, the Garage RCR Civic is a heavily modified ’90s special that once won the prestigious Gran Turismo award at the SEMA tuning show.

Completing the trio is the MAZDA3 Gr.4, a welcome inclusion as it introduces a new racing class to Gran Turismo 7’s Sport Mode.

This car is not only a thrilling addition to the game but also a nod to its real-world counterpart, which runs on eco-friendly biodiesel and features front-wheel drive.

Expanded Vehicle Accessibility

Previously, the Toyota GR Corolla hot hatch and the Toyota Himedic ambulance were obtainable through specific conditions – registering for an esports race or watching an esports race within the game.

Now, players can acquire these vehicles more easily via the Brand Central.

  • Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition ’22
  • 513.62 PP
  • 71,500 Credits
  • Toyota Ambulance Himedic ’21
  • 243.31 PP
  • FREE

Notably, the ambulance is offered to players free of charge, making it an accessible addition to their virtual garages.

Café Menu Books and Car Collection Extras

While Café Menu Books offer an opportunity to complete driving challenges, car collection Extra Menus present an exciting way to unlock bonuses by owning specific sets of cars.

Café Menu Books and Car Collection Extras

Let’s take a look at what’s up for grabs this time:

Collector Level 42 and above

To claim this prize, you need to own the following legendary cars:

  • Porsche 959 ’87

Legend Cars

  • Porsche Carrera GT ’04

Brand Central

  • Porsche 918 Spyder ’13

Brand Central

  • Prize: Six-star Roulette Ticket (Engine)

Collector Level 39 and above

To earn your reward, you must own these remarkable vehicles:

  • Toyota GR Yaris 1st Edition RZ ’20

Brand Central

  • Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition ’22

Brand Central

  • Toyota GR010 HYBRID ’21

Brand Central

  • Prize: Six-star Roulette Ticket (Engine)

These challenges add an extra layer of excitement for collectors and completionists.

Honda-Themed Lap Time Challenges

Fans of the Honda brand and esports competitions are in for a treat with the introduction of two new Lap Time Challenges.

These time trials are tied to the Honda Racing eMS 2023 competition, showcasing the incredible speed of the Honda Civic Type R.

Honda-Themed Lap Time Challenges

Even if you’re not an esports enthusiast, participating in these challenges can earn you up to two million in-game credits. An opportunity that’s well worth seizing.

A third Honda-themed online time trial has also been added, providing yet another chance to win credits.

Whether you’re aiming for the top of the leaderboard or looking for a modest reward, these challenges offer thrilling gameplay.

Engine Swaps with GT Auto

The GT Auto feature has been enhanced with the ability to perform engine swaps on five additional cars.

This option, unlocked at Collector Level 50, allows players to fine-tune their vehicles to suit their preferences. Here are the cars that can undergo heart surgery:

  • Porsche 356 A/1500 GS Carrera ’56 

959.50-959, 975,000 credits

  • Porsche 911 Carrera RS (901) ’73 

959.50-959, 975,000 credits

  • Porsche 911 Carrera RS (964) ’92

959.50-959, 975,000 credits

  • Porsche 911 GT3(997) ’09 

M97/80-911, 325,000 credits

  • Porsche Cayman GT4 ’16

Windsor-315-Maverick, 250,000 credits

This feature offers a new level of customization for players seeking to fine-tune their vehicles’ performance.

Additional Paint Schemes

For those who prefer to let their cars’ appearances shine, three Mazdas now boast additional paint schemes available for selection at Brand Central.

Additional Paint Schemes

These paint schemes include a white design, which ties into a recent Mazda Spirit Racing event in Japan.

  • Mazda RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT
  • Mazda Atenza Gr.4
  • Mazda Roadster NR-A (ND) ’22

The newly introduced Mazda 3 Gr.4 also features the same aesthetic, offering a fresh look for Mazda enthusiasts.

New Scapes and Single-Player Races

For players who enjoy capturing captivating scenes featuring Nissan vehicles, additional scapes related to Nissan and other Japanese manufacturers are now available at Brand Central.

While you can only feature Nissan cars within these scapes, they provide an excellent backdrop for photography.

Moreover, Gran Turismo 7’s World Circuits area welcomes three new single-player races, each offering unique challenges and rewards. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Grand Valley – Highway 1
  • Race of Turbo Sportscars
  • Five laps, turbo road car, 700 PP
  • Maximum reward 90,000 credits
  • Dragon Trail
  • Race of Turbo Sportscars
  • Five laps, turbo road car, 700 PP
  • Maximum reward 85,000 credits
  • Mount Panorama
  • World Touring Car 700
  • Seven laps, 700 PP or less, Racing tires, 10x fuel usage, 15x tire wear
  •  Maximum reward 165,000 credits

These races provide thrilling opportunities to test your skills and earn substantial credits.

New Scapes and Single-Player Races

Additional Museum Entries and Café Conversations

Car enthusiasts and history buffs will appreciate the addition of a museum entry for Fiat, offering a glimpse into the storied history of this iconic brand.

Additionally, car designers Fabio Filippini, Ed Welburn, Hideo Kodama, and Freeman Thomas have extra lines of dialogue in the Café, providing insights into their creative processes and experiences in the automotive industry.

Miscellaneous Updates

As part of the version 1.38 update, several miscellaneous updates and fixes have been implemented, including text localization improvements and other adjustments that enhance the overall gameplay experience.

To Wrap Up

In conclusion, Gran Turismo 7’s version 1.38 update may not revolutionize the game, but it adds depth and excitement to an already thrilling racing simulation.

With new cars, challenges, customization options, and races, players have plenty to explore and enjoy in this latest installment.

So, rev up your engines and dive into the world of Gran Turismo 7 to experience these fresh additions for yourself.

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Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.

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