The latest update for the PlayStation racing simulator “Gran Turismo 7” (GT7) includes five new cars and the Grand Valley Track. With the addition of the five news cars, GT7 now has 462 vehicles available for gamers, and the current additions reflect the wide variety of options available for the racing simulator.
1970 Citroën DS 21 Pallas: With a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine that produced a factory-rated 115 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, this Citroën isn’t a track star in GT7 but has a certain je ne sais quoi that transcends speed.
1965 Honda RA272: Honda’s second Formula 1 contender and the improvements over the previous RA271 helped it become the first Japanese car to win an F1 race (1965 Mexican Grand Prix). The 1.5-liter V12 engine is mounted transversely behind the driver and, at 13,000 rpm, it was rumored to produce 230 hp. The horsepower might sound a tad low but keep in mind that the RA272 weighs 1,098 pounds (498 kg).
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 901: The first Porsche model to wear the RS badge, and a homologation special for racing in the FIA Group 4 category. It features a 207 hp 2.7-liter flat-six engine and the 911’s iconic silhouette is enhanced by a ducktail spoiler.
Italdesign Exeneo Vision Gran Turismo Street Mode and Off-Road Mode: A vision of the future (or Italdesign’s unique interpretation), the Exeneo has a strong resemblance to the Light Runner in Tron: Legacy.
Each concept car features a 682hp V10 midship engine and two 200 kW (268.2 hp) electric motors that produce a combined 1,219 hp. With a seven-speed transmission, Individual Wheel Drive (IWD) and KERS recovery system, the Exeneo has a top speed of 236.1 mph and accelerates from 0 to 62.1 mph in 2.5-seconds.
Also included with update 1.29:
- Drift Photography is a new feature to capture images of your cars as “they slide gracefully sideways.”
- Full PlayStation VR2 support for the PS5 only. You can race against the artificial intelligence racer, Gran Turismo Sophy (GT Sophy), in a limited time event available until late March.
Update 1.29 for Gran Turismo 7 is free and available now.