The latest update for Gran Turismo 7 from Polyphony Digital is here and it’s feature-packed. The “Spec II” update adds new cars, a new track, new details for players, and a lot more. The full details of the update can be found on the game’s main site and we’ll break it all down for you below!
New cinematic intro
The opening cinematic that plays when starting up the game will be updated.
Seven new cars, from muscle cars to the latest EV sports car, will be added
The Spec II update introduces seven additional cars to the list. The new lineup focuses on models from the classic American Muscle car to the latest EVs you see in town, rare limited edition manufacturer tuned cars, and ultra high performance sports vehicles for circuit driving. These new cars can be purchased from the ‘Brand Central’ or the ‘Legend Cars’ pavilions.
Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi ’68
Dodge Challenger 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
Tesla Model 3 Performance ’23
The ‘Lake Louise’ track, a new original snow track based in Canada, will be added
This is the long awaited addition of a snow track to the lineup. Lake Louise, located at the foot of the World Heritage Canadian Rockies, is a fully original track set inside a fantasy ski resort. The ‘Long Track’ layout contains everything from low speed and high speed corners to a long straight, while the ‘Short Track’ focuses on twisty consecutive corners in a compact layout. There is also a ‘Tri-Oval’ track which only has three corners and allows you to go almost flat out all the way around. All three layouts are on packed snow and even has lighting for night sessions. You must equip your car with ‘Snow Tyres’ to drive these tracks.
Lake Louise Long Track
Lake Louise Short Track
Lake Louise Tri-Oval
Three ‘Extra Menus’ will be added to the Café
Three Extra Menus will be added to the ‘Extra Menus’ section of the Café, challenging you to collect new sets of cars.
[Extra Menu No. 31] ‘Collection: Road-Going Racers’ (Collector Level 30 and above)
[Extra Menu No. 32] ‘Collection: Lexus’ (Collector Level 34 and above)
[Extra Menu No. 33] ‘Collection: Red Bull X Series’ (Collector Level 49 and above)
A plethora of new challenges, including ‘Weekly Challenges’, will be added, evolving the way to experience ‘World Circuits’
The ‘World Circuits’ pavilion, where you can take on many different races around Europe, the Americas, and Asia will greatly evolve. In Spec II, there will be five ‘Standard’ level and two ‘Expert’ level races added, plus the ‘Arcade Race’ will evolve into the ‘Quick Race’ and made easier to use. Also, in addition to the standard AI drivers, on the PS5 version it will be possible to race against ‘Gran Turismo Sophy,’ the prototype racing AI agent for which development is still ongoing. There will be a new ‘Event Directory’ menu that will allow you to easily search for and join races from a list, and there will be a new ‘Weekly Challenges’ feature that awards you prizes for clearing all of the races contained within. The Weekly Challenges menu will appear after watching the ending movie, and the events will change to a new set every week.
New ‘Master Licence’ events will be added
A Master Licence level will be added to the ‘Licence Centre’ pavilion, where you can learn the basic of sports driving. Starting from the application of basic controls, 50 new more difficult tests that can be challenged after clearing the ‘Normal Licence’ tests will be added.
The ‘Meeting Place’ evolves into the ‘Paddocks’
The ‘Meeting Place,’ where you can quickly enjoy online racing, will evolve into the ‘Paddocks,’ which simulates a parking lot for player’s cars. In the Paddocks, you can text chat with other players and use emoticons to communicate, as well as zoom in on specific cars that players have brought to see them up close. And you will be able to access this area from the World Circuits as well as from the ‘Multiplayer’ pavilion.
Up to four players will be able to race in split screen (PS5 only)
The ‘2P Split Screen’ multiplayer mode will be updated to accommodate up to four players. You can split a single screen into four sections to have up to four players race together on the same monitor or TV (Only on PS5). The updated local multiplayer allows you to change cars in the pre-race menu, making it more user friendly than ever. Each player must have an individual controller in order to play in Split Screen races.
Slower ‘Shutter Speeds’ will be added, making Race Photos even more versatile
Slower shutter speeds will be available on the ‘Race Photo’ mode used to photograph pictures from replays after a race. Shutter speeds of 1/1 – 1/30 seconds will be available. With this you can now photograph dark objects to be brighter, photograph traces of light, and take pictures that capture dynamic movements. The slower shutter speed settings will allow a greater breadth of expression in your photographs.
A new Scapes Spot – ‘Polyphony Digital Tokyo Office’ – and ‘Player’s Favourites,’ a new Scapes collection, will be added
A special ‘Player’s Favourites’ section will be added to Scapes, introducing spots that are popular amongst players, and the ‘Polyphony Digital Tokyo Office’ will be added as a new spot commemorating the 3000th photo spot added to the mode.
A new dashboard, where you can get an overview of your game progression, will be added
A new dashboard, where you can get an overview of your progress in the game, from the number of cars in your garage to your progression in the World Circuits, Collector Level, etc. will be added.