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Hiya Gran Turismo gamers. We’re excited to announce that the SPEC II Replace 1.40* for Gran Turismo 7 arrives Wednesday, November 1 at 11:00pm PST / November 2 at 6:00am GMT / November 2 at 3:00pm JST. With it comes a number of thrilling options and add-ons for racing followers to get pleasure from.

The SPEC II Replace 1.40 consists of the next add-ons:

  • SPEC II Opening Film
  • 7 New Automobiles
  • New Circuit: Lake Louise with 3 layouts
  • 3 Café / Additional Menus
  • Replace to World Circuits
  • Gran Turismo Sophy (AI Driver Agent) with Fast Race (PS5 Solely)
  • 50 Challenges added to Licenses
  • Paddock added to Multiplayer Menu
  • 4-Participant Cut up Display screen Races (PS5 Solely)
  • Options added to Pictures / Scapes
  • Up to date GT Menu / Dashboard

Gran Turismo 7 update with SPEC II 1.40 arrives today – new cars, track, and features

7 new vehicles being added this month

Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi ‘68
A real 60s muscle automobile, the envy of collectors all over the place.
(Could be bought from Legends Automobiles)

Launched by Chrysler in 1966, the Dodge Charger is likely one of the most consultant fashions of the muscle automobile increase that swept the American automobile scene within the Nineteen Sixties. Whereas many different muscle vehicles had been primarily based on compact class platforms, the Dodge Charger was primarily based on the bigger intermediate class platform of the Dodge Coronet. The automobile is definitely acknowledged by its elongated 2-door fastback silhouette. It was additionally fashionable for its energy, because the automobile was fitted with a big displacement V8 engine throughout all mannequin grades. The Charger obtained a minor facelift in 1968. 

Some of the thrilling implementations on this replace was the introduction of the ‘R/T’ (Street/Monitor) efficiency bundle. As normal, this bundle elevated the sports activities efficiency of the chassis, together with upgraded suspension and upgraded brakes, in addition to the choice to improve the engine to the 426 Hemi unit.

Dodge Charger SRT Demon ‘18
A demon born merely to run the quarter mile as quick as potential.
(Could be bought in Model Central)

The third era Dodge Challenger was launched in 2008 because the true successor to the masterpiece muscle automobile that was the unique Challenger. The automobile is well-known for the assorted efficiency fashions which have been launched since its debut, however in 2015 the veil was lifted on probably the most highly effective mannequin but, the SRT Hellcat. Nonetheless, the star of the line-up had but to seem. That was the SRT Demon, produced in a restricted run of three,300 items in 2018. This automobile is a monster constructed for the one function of profitable drag races. 

The engine, primarily based on the Hellcat mannequin, has been tuned to provide 813.6 BHP on 100 or higher-octane gas. Subsequently the automobile can obtain such astounding figures as a 0-62 mph time of two.3s and 1 / 4 mile time of simply 9.65s. The physique can also be a full drag strip setup with no passenger or rear seats included as normal, although they’re accessible as an possibility. Much more stunning is the ‘Demon Crate’, a racing components package that Dodge offered to consumers for only one greenback further. The tools, mentioned to be valued at over six thousand {dollars}, included thinner entrance wheels and a high-octane tuned ECU for drag racing in addition to an air filters and a race spec instrument panel.

Lexus LFA ‘10
An extremely high-tech sportscar that achieved final efficiency with mass-production high quality.
(Could be bought in Model Central)

20 years earlier than Japan’s automotive trade was actually acknowledged by the world, Toyota created a sports activities automobile referred to as the 2000GT which mixed the newest know-how of the Nineteen Sixties. Within the twenty first century, Lexus would create one other cutting-edge sports activities automobile that might proceed that legacy; the LFA. Its improvement was not straightforward. The intention was to supply secure and constant high quality whereas incorporating rising applied sciences equivalent to carbon fiber physique manufacturing. For Toyota, it was not sufficient to make parts match and match collectively manually; it was a matter of pleasure as a mass-production car producer to stability cutting-edge know-how with constant product high quality. 

Some of the necessary components of a sports activities automobile, the front-to-rear weight distribution ratio, is 48 to 52. To attain this determine, they carried out a transaxle structure and mounted the radiator within the rear. The car weight was diminished to 1,480 kg. Emphasis was additionally placed on decreasing the middle of gravity, using a dry-sump lubrication system in order that the powertrain itself might be mounted decrease. The 4.8 L V10 has a financial institution angle of 72 levels with a manufacturing unit redline of 9,500 rpm. The 552.3 BHP whole energy equates to 115.4 BHP per liter, however even with this efficiency degree the automobile continues to be comparatively environmentally pleasant. The transmission makes use of a 6-speed single clutch 2-pedal handbook transmission, capable of shift in simply 0.2 seconds, a determine on par with the world’s high racing machines.

Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II ‘91
Born from touring racing, the final word evolution of the 190 E.
(Could be bought from Legend Automobiles)

Within the early Nineteen Eighties, Mercedes-Benz determined to return to motorsports after a protracted absence. The automobile they developed was the 190 E 2.3-16, a sports activities mannequin primarily based on the compact 190 sequence. It was unveiled in 1983. The most important spotlight of the two.3-16 was its engine, primarily based on a 2.3 L SOHC inline-4 that Mercedes already had in manufacturing. A 16-valve DOHC head was added, and the engine was tuned by Cosworth, an organization well-known for F1 engines. The ensuing powerplant boasted 182.4 BHP most output and 23.1 kgfm most torque. The 190 E 2.3-16 with this engine started racing within the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM) in 1986, the place it fell sufferer to a race automobile’s destiny of infinite evolutions. By 1988 the automobile had advanced into the 190 E 2.5-16, given an even bigger engine in hopes of defeating its arch-rival the BMW M3. With displacement enlarged to 2.5 L, the engine may now make as much as 197.2 BHP. A DTM homologation mannequin, often called the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution, started restricted manufacturing in 1989. 

Then, in 1990, Mercedes launched its final 2.5-16: the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II. On appears alone, the Evolution II amazed all who noticed it. Massive wheel arch extensions had been added on the entrance and rear to accommodate the broad 245/40ZR17 tires, and the boot now sported an enormous spoiler so massive it hung over the rear finish. The engine was additional tuned, boosting output as much as 231.8 BHP (energy was mentioned to exceed 325.4 BHP within the DTM racing model.) A mere 500 of those Evolution IIs had been produced throughout its restricted run, but it surely took the DTM by storm in 1992, displaying its stuff towards powerful rivals and proving that it actually was the final word 190 E, solid within the fires of touring automobile racing.

NISMO 400R ‘95
Boasting 400ps and a particularly restricted manufacturing run, the final word R33 GT-R from NISMO.
(Could be bought from Legend Automobiles)

Launching in 1996 with a most output of 394.5 BHP and an eye-watering 12-million-yen price ticket throughout a time when passenger vehicles had been historically restricted to 276.1 BHP in Japan and new R33 Skyline GT-Rs offered for roughly 4-million yen, the 400R was a completely tuned mannequin that astonished followers by these two figures. Using all NISMO’s experience with the R33 GT-R, it was developed with the intention of manufacturing the quickest potential GT-R that would nonetheless be pushed on the street. The 400R is provided with an influence unit primarily based on a model of the RB26DETT engine referred to as the RBX-GT2 and paired with N1-spec turbochargers to extend enhance. 

To attain the traits of a road-approved car, most output was stored to a comparatively reasonable degree contemplating the engine’s potential. Nonetheless, utilizing specifically developed pistons and a hardier crankshaft, engine displacement was expanded to 2.8L, enabling it to attain excessive torque at low rpms and making it simpler to deal with than the common engine. On the identical time, the engine delivers a mighty quantity of energy at excessive revs and so required the necessity for twin-plate clutch items to be fitted. A light-weight propeller shaft constituted of carbon fiber was additionally added together with a completely unique suspension package with Bilstein dampers, entrance and rear stabilizers, and bolstered bushings.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS (992) ‘22
A hyper efficiency streetcar full of racing automobile options.
(Could be bought in Model Central)

Launched in the summertime of 2022, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (992) is a hyper efficiency streetcar that brings the aerodynamics of the 911 GT3 R, a real race automobile, to the 992 mannequin. Visually, the automobile has way more in widespread with racing vehicles than even its predecessor, the 991.2 mannequin GT3 RS. The obvious characteristic is the swan neck mounted rear wing, the most important ever on a manufacturing Porsche mannequin. It options an F1 model DRS (drag discount system) which beneath sure circumstances permit the wing to be positioned flat on the contact of a button, decreasing drag, and enabling the automobile to succeed in its high velocity. Moreover, when laborious braking from excessive speeds, the entrance adjustable lively diffuser can act as an air brake to extend braking efficiency.

Together with these above, further enhancements to aerodynamic units such because the entrance aerobars and air shops on the entrance and rear fenders all lead to a automobile that produces greater than twice the downforce of the earlier 991.2 GT3 RS. There are additionally different options taken from race vehicles such because the 911 GT3 R and RSR, just like the entrance hood area which might usually function the bags area however has been changed with a entrance radiator. This is likely one of the key options of the 992 mannequin GT3 RS.

Tesla Mannequin 3 Efficiency ‘23
The bestseller from the corporate that modified the EV market eternally.
(Could be bought in Model Central)

The Tesla Mannequin 3 is a sedan EV first launched in 2016. Some of the compact Tesla fashions at 4,695 mm lengthy, 1,850 mm broad and 1,445 mm tall, it was apparently designed with concerns for Japanese mechanical parking garages. Contained in the sporty 5-door hatchback model physique is a surprisingly easy cabin area. There are nearly no switches on the dashboard or heart console, with nearly all features of the automobile from the local weather management to the “autopilot” system being managed from a 15-inch contact display. Many of those features are additionally controllable by way of the Tesla smartphone app.

 Probably the most highly effective mannequin within the line-up is the Efficiency Twin Motor AWD grade which was accessible from its debut till 2023. This all-wheel drive system locations an electrical motor on every of the entrance and rear axles and whereas the entire system output has not been formally revealed, it has a 0-62.1 mph time of three.3s and a high velocity of 162.2 mph. Primarily based on these figures and its market worth, the Mannequin 3 is nearly unrivalled in its price to efficiency ratio.

New Circuit: Lake Louise with 3 layouts

Lake Louise

Snow programs are lastly right here. Lake Louise is a totally new unique course designed round a fictional ski resort positioned within the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Website. There are 3 layouts accessible beginning with the ‘Lengthy Monitor’ structure which options lengthy straights and quite a lot of nook varieties from low to excessive speeds. Subsequent, the ‘Quick Monitor’ options quite a lot of consecutive twisting turns. Lastly, there’s the ‘Tri Oval’ circuit with simply 3 corners the place drivers can get pleasure from full flat-out snow racing. All 3 layouts characteristic froze roads and permit for night time races. ‘Snow tires’ are required to drive on these programs.

Lake Louise Lengthy Monitor
Whole Size: 3,694m, Elevation Change: 78m, Variety of corners: 11, Longest Straight: 765m

Lake Louise Quick Monitor
Whole Size: 2,577m, Elevation Change: 63m, Variety of corners: 7, Longest Straight: 765m

Lake Louise Tri-Oval
Whole Size: 3,068m, Elevation Change: 78m, Variety of corners: 3, Longest Straight: 1,184m

3 New Café / Additional Menus

The next three Additional Menus have been added:

  • Additional Menu No. 31: ‘Street-Going Racers’ (Collector Stage 30 and above)

  • Additional Menu No. 32: ‘Lexus’ (Collector Stage 34 and above)

  • Additional Menu No. 33: ‘Crimson Bull X Sequence’ (Collector Stage 49 and above)

Replace to World Circuits

5 new common occasions and a couple of new skilled race occasions

The SPEC II replace brings new options to World Circuits. There are usually not solely quite a lot of new races, however new methods to play as effectively.

Introducing 5 new common race occasions like ‘World Touring Automobiles 900’ and ‘X2019 Nations Cup’ in addition to 2 new skilled race occasions.

5 new common occasions

  • World Touring Automobiles 900: Trial Mountain / Nurburgring / Suzuka Circuit / Autopolis
  • X2019 Nations Cup: Interlagos Circuit / Sardegna Street Monitor / Dragon Path / Trial Mountain Circuit / Lake Maggiore Circuit
  • World Rally Problem Gr. B: Lake Louise
  • Japanese 4WD Problem 600
  • Decide-Up Truck Race: Lake Louise

2 Professional Race Occasions

  • Clubman Cup+: Watkins Glen Worldwide / Particular Stage Route X / Fuji Speedway / Monza Circuit
  • GT Cup Gr. 3: Mount Panorama / Daytona Worldwide Speedway / Deep Forest Raceway / Crimson Bull Ring

New ‘Occasion Listing’ button

A fast checklist of races at the moment enterable.

The brand new Occasion Listing button added to the top-right of the display permits gamers to rapidly discover any occasions they will enter. Urgent the button brings up an inventory of all races which might be enterable with present settings. Gamers can then choose a race from the checklist to enter right away.

Carry on racing with the Weekly Problem.

The Weekly Problem is a brand new weekly occasion that provides gamers an inventory of occasions to finish. Finishing all of them will earn gamers a particular reward. These occasions might be picked from present World Circuit occasions together with all-new race occasions as effectively.** 

Gran Turismo Sophy (AI Driver Agent) with Fast Race 

(PS5 Solely)

Play with Gran Turismo Sophy on the PS5 model. Arrange a race rapidly and simply with ‘Fast Race’.

Arcade Race has now turn out to be Fast Race. Gamers can now select to race towards common AI or the prototype AI racing agent ‘Gran Turismo Sophy’ for much more thrilling races than ever earlier than.***

Moreover, credit score prizes enhance primarily based on the participant’s Collector Stage and Circuit Expertise progress. This race mode is less complicated than ever to get into, and much more replayable.

50 Challenges added to Licenses

The brand new Grasp License has been added to the License Centre, the place gamers study the ins and outs of sports activities driving step-by-step. Ranging from the fundamentals, 50 new skilled challenges have been added. These will turn out to be accessible to play as soon as the traditional licenses have been cleared.

Paddock added to Multiplayer Menu

Interact in informal dialog on the Paddock

With the Spec II replace, there are massive adjustments in multiplayer as effectively. The ‘room’ display in Assembly Locations has now turn out to be the ‘Paddock’ parking space. Within the Paddock gamers can not solely talk with one another but additionally check out sure vehicles close-up. Gamers can’t solely entry the Paddock from World Circuits as earlier than, but additionally from the Multiplayer menu.

4-player break up display saces (PS5 solely)

The 2P Cut up Display screen mode has modified to Cut up-Display screen Race. As much as 4 folks can now play collectively in Cut up Display screen mode (PS5 solely). One controller per particular person required.

Options added to Pictures / Scapes

Sluggish shutter modes

New sluggish shutter speeds have been added to the digicam when utilizing the Race Photograph mode throughout the post-race replay. It’s now potential to set the shutter between 1s and 1/30s. Use the slower shutter to make darkish scenes brighter, seize mild trails and {photograph} dynamic actions. Expertise a complete new frontier of photographic expression.

New Scapes options and spots

Participant’s Favorites (The 30 Most Well-liked Spots) has been added to featured Scapes. Moreover, to rejoice the addition of the 3000th Scapes Spot, the Polyphony Digital Tokyo Studio spot has been added.

Up to date GT Menu / Dashboard

The brand new ‘Dashboard’ has been added the place gamers observe quite a lot of recreation development figures, from variety of vehicles of their Storage, to their Collector Stage and World Circuits completion fee. The Dashboard is accessible from the GT Menu within the top-left of the display, or by urgent ‘Triangle’ on the World Map display.

The Gran Turismo 7 SPEC II 1.40 replace is dwell right this moment.

*Web connection and Gran Turismo 7 recreation required for replace.
**This mode is just accessible as soon as gamers have reached the ending film.
*** Gran Turismo Sophy mode is just accessible on the PS5 model of Gran Turismo 7. Sure vehicles and programs are at the moment unavailable on this mode and subsequently can’t be chosen.

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