Developer Polyphony Digital has announced in a PlayStation blog post that Gran Turismo 7′s SPEC II Update 1.40 is now up alongside details of the new additions and features coming to the franchise’s 2022 entry.
The main attraction of the update is that Gran Turismo 7 is getting seven new cars, including the Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi ‘68, Dodge Charger SRT Demon ‘18, Lexus LFA ‘10, Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II ‘91, NISMO 400R ‘95, Porsche 911 GT3 RS (992) ‘22, and the Tesla Model 3 Performance ‘23. It doesn’t end there, as the game is getting three new tracks in the Lake Louise circuit alongside the addition of three café / extra menus and 50 new expert challenges added to Licenses.
Alongside those additions to Gran Turismo 7, World Circuits is getting an update that adds five new regular events and two new expert races, plus a newly added ‘Event Directory’ event to make it easier to jump in. For those on the PS5 version, players can now race the game’s AU River Agent, Gran Turismo Sophy, in the Quick Race mode. Additionally, the multiplayer menu has added a Paddock parking area.
Sticking to the PS5 version a bit more, as the developer has announced four-player split screen races have been added to the new gen. version of the game. Other new features include the addition of slow shutter modes to photos and scapes, giving players access to a shutter of 1s to 1/30s. Featured Scapes has also added Player’s Favorites (The 30 Most Popular Spots). Plus, to celebrate the addition of the 3000th Scapes Spot, the Polyphony Digital Tokyo Studio spot has been added.
As the ‘one more thing’ to this massive update, Gran Turismo 7 now has an updated GT Menu / Dashboard. The update means players can now track a variety of game progression figures, including the number of cars in the garage, where their Collector Level is at and their World Circuits completion rate through the dashboard, which is accessible through the GT menu through a click of a button.
Gran Turismo 7 is currently available on PS4 and PS5 and first launched on both consoles on March 4th, 2022. PlayStation Studios’ film and TV division also released a Gran Turismo movie last month; that honestly wasn’t that bad as far as video game movies go.