Polyphony Digital has released the “most epic update of them all” for the Gran Turismo 7. The Spec II (Update 1.40) brings new cars, a snow track and many other features, including new challenges and Master License events.
First, to the most important revision – the cars – GT7’s near-unlimited list of steers gets seven new additions, including latest models like the new track-ready Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the not-so-track-ready 2023MY Tesla Model 3.
Classic and less-classic cars have also been added, including the screaming V10 2010 Lexus LFA, rumbling 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi and 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, DTM-homologated 1991 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II and the 1995 NISMO 400R of which just 40 were ever built.
The game’s list of circuits also welcomes a new arrival – the Lake Louise track. Nestled at the base of the Canadian Rockies and set within a fantasy ski resort, it features snowy conditions – a GT7 first – that should be amusing at the Demon’s helm. You can choose from the twists and turns of the Short Track, the more open layout of the Long Track or the flat-out speed of the three-corner Tri-Oval course.
The rest of the changes to GT7 amount to a nip and tuck for a game launched just last year. There’s a new cinematic introduction, Extra Menus in the Cafe, challenging you to collect new sets of cars, new events and Weekly Challenges in the World’s Circuit Pavilion, a new Master Level license and Paddocks where you’ll be able to talk to other drivers and inspect their car’s pre-race.
If you’re not playing online, there’s also good news because the split-screen function can now accommodate four rather than two drivers on the one screen, while the in-game photo function now features shutter speeds of 1/1-1/30 seconds, allowing for more dramatic shots.
Finally, the Polyphony Digital Tokyo Office is now available as a scape, and you get a new dashboard that tracks your progress through the game.