Gran Turismo collection founder Kazunori Yamauchi has taken to Twitter to announce and tease the subsequent replace to Gran Turismo 7, which is able to arrive on consoles this coming week.
It’s coming a little bit before anticipated, touchdown round three weeks after the earlier content material replace on September 29. That’s the shortest interval between content material updates but, with most coming 4 or 5 weeks aside — and, except for 1.15 and 1.17, on the final Thursday of every month.
One other uncommon aspect is that the replace, which we’re quickly dubbing 1.25, will convey 4 new automobiles as a substitute of the three we’ve seen teased for each replace to this point:
This set of automobiles appears to be like comparatively simple to establish, though with some qualifiers. In all probability probably the most simple is the one within the bottom-left, which appears to be like to be a 1973 Nissan Skyline GT-R.
Usually dubbed “Kenmeri”, as a consequence of a promotional marketing campaign that includes a pair named Ken and Mary, Nissan solely produced 197 examples of this automobile — the final Nissan powered by the straight-six S20 engine — making it one of many rarest GT-Rs of all. That’s a shoo-in for the Legends Cars supplier.
Sitting to its proper is a fourth-generation Mazda MX-5/Roadster. That is likely to be a barely controversial alternative, as GT7 already has an ND mannequin. Nevertheless the present automobile is the 1.5-liter mannequin, so this may very well be a 2.0-liter variant. With the MX-5s legendary array of particular editions, pinning it down exactly received’t be potential till the automobile is formally revealed.
Within the top-right nook we discover an up to date mannequin of the Nissan GT-R GT3. First competing in 2018, this automobile used the post-MY17 physique for the primary time, together with enhancements over the 2012 automobile and its 2015 replace.
It’s troublesome to inform whether or not the automobile is the unique 2018 model or the much less frequent 2020 Evo, as bodily variations had been small. It might even be a particular staff automobile, corresponding to one of many GT300 automobiles run within the Tremendous GT collection.
Lastly, within the prime proper nook, there’s the Maserati Merak. This is a V6 by-product of the Maserati Bora, and certainly the 2 automobiles are virtually similar as much as the B-pillar. Nevertheless the Merak includes a reworked rear finish, partially dictated by the totally different engines, notably together with an open rear with “flying buttress” model C-pillars as a substitute of a glass-covered compartment.
Though it’s troublesome to inform from the silhouettes, it appears to be like just like the automobile is a daily Merak as a result of lack of the hood-mounted grille of the upper efficiency SS (and the later, low-output 2000GT).
These teasers solely ever embody automobiles which are coming to the replace, so different content material and options are unknown presently. Nevertheless gamers is likely to be anticipating a brand new monitor this month, as there’s gave the impression to be a sample in updates to this point.
Each different replace up to now has introduced both a brand new circuit or new layouts at an present one. Might, July, and September’s updates didn’t embody a circuit, whereas April, June, and August’s did. Moreover the April and August updates added variations to present tracks — Spa-Francorchamps and Barcelona — with June bringing Watkins Glen as the one solely new circuit. October due to this fact appears ripe for a brand new monitor.
As for different options and adjustments, the addition of the promised car-selling characteristic is one which the group is nonetheless anticipating. There’ll possible be different tweaks too, together with a brand new batch of engine swaps and extra Cafe Menu Books.
We don’t have a particular date for the replace but, however we’d count on it to be round Thursday, October 20.
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