Gran Turismo 7’s Free Update Brings New Scapes, Track Layout, Cars, and More

Update 1.13 launches for the racing sim for free, adding new vehicles, a new track layout, new events, new Scapes, and several fixes.

Posted By | On 25th, Apr. 2022

Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo 7 has received a couple of updates since its release, but for the most part, these patches have been focused on fixing bugs and making in-game tweaks and adjustments to address concerns related to grinding and microtransactions, among other things. Of course, Polyphony Digital has previously promised that the racing sim will be receiving new content following launch, and we’re now beginning to see some of that.

Update 1.13 is now live for Gran Turismo 7, and it brings a decent chunk of new content. The highlight here is probably the three new cars, which were recently teased. The Subaru BRZ GT300 ’21, the Subaru BRZ S ’21, and the Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) ’91 have been added to the game’s roster.

Also new is a 24-hour layout for the Spa-Francorchamps track, which features several changes, including a new location for the pit facility, which will now lead into a path alongside the following S-curve, before then merging with the main track at the Kemmel Straight.

Polyphony Digital describes the pit road as narrow and curved, requiring drivers to carefully stay within the white lines to avoid penalties. Meanwhile, three new events have also been added to the track for players to dive into.

Update 1.13 brings new Scapes for players to enjoy as well, showing the Gassho-style houses in Ainokura and another highlighting gorgeous cherry blossoms at nighttime. Other tweaks have also been made to the dealerships, the garage, the multiplayer component, the livery editor, and much more, alongside a handful of bug fixes.

You can check out the full update notes below, and find the trailer for the update at the bottom of the report.

UPDATE NOTES:

Main Features Implemented

Cars

The following three new cars have been added:

  • Subaru BRZ GT300 ’21 (Purchasable at Brand Central;)
  • Subaru BRZ S ’21 (Purchasable at Brand Central;)
  • Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) ’91 (Purchasable from 26 April at the Used Cars dealership.)

Tracks

  • Spa-Francorchamps 24h Layout has been added.

World Circuits

The following three events have been added at Spa-Francorchamps:

  • European Sunday Cup 500
  • Japanese Clubman Cup 550
  • World Touring Car 800

Scapes

  • The ‘Gassho-style Houses in Ainokura’ and ‘Cherry Blossoms at Night’ locations have been added to the featured section of Scapes;
  • A slideshow option has been added to Auto-Demo.

Other Improvements and Adjustments

Title Screen

  • Topic News’ is now shown in the centre of the screen.

Used Cars Dealership

  • A ‘New’ label is now displayed for new cars available to buy that day;
  • The Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) ’91 will be on sale from 26 April as the ‘HOT’ car.

Legend Cars Dealership

  • A ‘New Stock’ label is now displayed for new cars available to buy that day.

Garage

  • ‘Wide Body’ is now displayed on all cars in your garage that have been modified with a wide body;
  • An engine start-up sound now plays when changing cars.

Race Screen

  • For races with time limits, moved the remaining time display to the centre of the screen and adjusted the design.

Rival Cars (AI)

  • Adjusted the driving line of rival cars at the Nürburgring.

Sport

  • It is now possible to enter some events by renting Event-Specified Cars, or with Garage Cars;
  • Videos are now played before the Finals of the ‘Nations Cup’ and ‘Manufacturers Cup’.
  • The following information is now displayed in the Event Screen displayed before each race:
      ・Tyre Wear Rate
      ・Fuel Consumption Rate
      ・Temperature
      ・Start Type
      ・Required Tyres (Only displayed if set)
      ・Required Pit Stop (Only displayed if set)
  • A racing etiquette video is now played when entering ‘Sport’ mode for the first time. This video introduces important driving recommendations for competing in races;
  • Added a ‘Race Details’ screen. The following information can be checked from the ‘Race Details’ icon on the right of the race entry screen.
      ・Basic Information
      ・Qualifying Settings
      ・Race Settings
      ・Penalty Settings
      ・Driving Option Restrictions
      ・Regulations

Livery Editor

  • Added a ‘Default Decal Colour’ in ‘Editor Settings’. ‘White’ or ‘Newest Colour Used’ are now selectable and by selecting ‘Newest Colour Used’ the newest colour that was last used will be selected.

Replay

  • Added the option to filter by genre or artist when selecting a Music Replay song;
  • For new replays, it is now possible to fast forward to the next lap.

Car Settings

  • Fixed an issue wherein the name of a Settings Sheet would disappear;
  • Fixed a Performance Points (PP) issue that would occur due to a Power Restrictor adjustment;
  • Fixed an issue wherein Performance Points (PP) would not be added correctly if certain settings or operations were performed. (The Performance Points may not calculate correctly in certain conditions such as if high-grip tyres are added to some cars.)

Car Behaviour

  • Adjusted the geometry calculations algorithm for the suspension. This has resulted in improved traction for rear-wheel drive cars and lessened reactions to weight transfer;
  • Adjusted the relationship between the controller inputs (Analogue stick, R2 button, Accelerator pedal on a steering wheel controller) and the position of the throttle.
  • Adjusted the steering speed of the analogue stick;
  • Adjusted the force feedback in the following steering wheel controllers:
      ・Fanatec® Podium
      ・Fanatec® GT DD Pro
      ・Fanatec® GT DD Pro + BoostKit
  • Adjusted the brake pressure control for all four brakes when entering a corner. As a result, the braking distance is reduced in general;

Settings (Controller Settings)

  • The strength of the trigger effect can now be adjusted from the Quick Menu displayed during a race, or from [Settings] > [Controller Settings] in the Pause Menu. ‘Trigger effect 1P (Accelerator)’ and ‘Trigger effect 1P (Brakes)’ can both be set to ‘Off,’ ‘Weak’ or ‘Strong;’
  • Changed the upper limit of the ‘Controller Steering Speed ​​Correction’ from 7 to 10 in [Settings] > [Controller Settings] > [Controller Steering Sensitivity] in the race Quick Menu, and Pause Menu.

Settings (Sound Volume)

  • The following eight sound options can now be adjusted from [Settings] > [Sound Volume] in the race Quick Menu and Pause Menu:
     ・ Race Sound Mode (Balanced BGM and Sound / Enhanced Sound / Race BGM Focus)
     ・ Play Race BGM (On / Off)
     ・ Race BGM (Volume)
     ・ Race Sound Effects (Volume)
     ・ Player Engine Noise (Volume)
     ・ Transmission Noise (Volume)
     ・ Tyre Squeals (Volume)
     ・ Rivals Engine Noise (Volume)

GT Auto

  • Fixed an issue wherein it would be possible to perform an oil change on a car that didn’t require one.

Cars

Fixed various issues with the following four cars:

  • Honda Fit Hybrid ’14: the car’s body colour would not be applied to some parts on the underside;
  • Jeep Willys MB ’45: the interior paint would not be applied when set;
  • Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition (FK8) ’20: the decal graphic would become distorted when the decal was added from [Custom Parts] > [Front] > [Type A] in the livery editor;
  • Ferrari 458 Italia ’09: the number decal would appear distorted when added to a car with a wide body modification.

Others

  • Various other issues have been addressed.


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