Latest Gran Turismo 7 June Update Teases Three New Cars

Gran Turismo 7 June Update Tease Three New Cars 1

A new update for Gran Turismo 7 is expected this week, which teased three new cars coming to the circuit.

Motor racing fans have been reignited with passion as this past weekend the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Montréal saw its return to full physical attendance since 2019—with a Red Bull win from Max Verstappen. With many returns brings a new update to one of the most well-known auto racing franchises, Gran Turismo 7. The update is expected to come this week, which teased three new cars would be joining the lineup.

Polypony Digital studio head, Kazunori Yamauchi tweeted on Sunday, June 19 that the update would be “coming next week.” This teaser spelled new details should be revealed this week on what the next update will bring to the game. Yamauchi also added a picture which silhouetted the three new cars being added in the update. While it was a little too revealing to decipher the exact cars used in the photo, fans were unsure about one of the cars.

The top car was a big giveaway with its huge splitter, enormous rear wing spoiler, and colossal roof scoop. It has to be the Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak, a 1,000hp Hillclimb car built for Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima to take on some of the world’s highest races. It was based on a Grand Vitara (or Escudo in Japan) with its turbocharged 2.7-litre V6 engine and gigantic wings to create lots of downforce at altitudes of 14,000 ft. above sea level.

The Escudo Pikes Peak debuted in Gran Turismo 2 and was later replaced with a 1998 model from Gran Turismo 3 to its sixth iteration. Based on the shadowed image, it looked like the same, newer model will be continued in this latest update. This car became a fan favourite as it could break the game’s physics with specific settings and could accelerate up to 2.15 billion mph—F1 cars have only pushed up to 231.4 mph for context.

As for the second car, fans analyzed that it could be a Gr.3 version of the most recent Suzuki Vision Gran Turismo. This model was said to add large wings, injected with more power that may decrease handling with its low weight to keep the car low on the track. The third car was the most mysterious as it looked like an old 1932 Ford or Deuce Roadster—definitely looked like a typical hot rod vehicle.

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No confirmed or rumoured dates were revealed, nor any other updates on new circuits or race events. Community players have voiced their opinions on having the ability to sell cars in the game which was highlighted as something to come by Yamauchi back in March. This issue was raised among many close to its original launch back in March when the Gran Turismo 7 developers had to fix major issues.

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