GTPlanet introduces three new cars, races, and engine swaps

Gran Turismo 7’s latest update 1.43 has finally arrived, introducing fresh content and tasks to the game in anticipation of its second anniversary.

The patch weighs in at an average of 1.68GB on PlayStation 5 and 1.38GB on PS4, which was somewhat expected since the community was already aware that it would involve three new vehicles — although the full details were yet to be disclosed until now.

Now that the update and its release notes are out, gamers can be certain of what they will be experiencing upon logging into the game next.

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.43: Fresh Vehicles

The three vehicles were mostly predictable from the classic silhouette teaser post, albeit with a twist this time, although certain details remained unknown until the update was live. Now that players have access to the update, all details including prices have been confirmed:

  • Audi TTS Coupe ’09 – Brand Central* – 68,000cr
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR GSR ’06 – Brand Central* – 100,000cr
  • Renault R4 GTL ’85 – Used Cars – 24,400cr*

All three cars are reasonably priced, and they will all cycle through the Used Car Dealer inventory — starting today as special Hot Picks. However, two of the three also belong to the 2001-2010 era making them eligible for inclusion in Brand Central at a slightly higher cost.

Notably, the 1985 Renault R4 GTL is an exception to that and serves as the cheapest among the trio at 24,400cr currently. Its price will be slightly lower when it becomes part of the general rotation.

Leading in terms of price is the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR GSR ’06. This marks the first appearance of the Evo 9 model in the game since GT6, covering the Evo 7-9 generations and filling in a notable gap in the vehicle roster. It comes with a price tag of 100,000cr, with the used variant slightly cheaper at present.

Also worth mentioning is the Audi TTS Coupe ’09, the first Gen 2 TT model to join GT7, alongside its Gen 1 and Gen 3 counterparts. This specific vehicle carries over from GT6, with a 268hp version of the two-liter four engine. The new model is priced at 68,000cr, while the used version is available as a Hot Pick for 63,800cr.

For those who didn’t splurge on a $4,800 wristwatch, there’s essentially a fourth new car in the mix. The Bulgari Aluminium Vision Gran Turismo, previously only seen driven by AI opponents, is now obtainable for purchase from the newly introduced Bulgari dealer in Brand Central. Designed by ex-Pininfarina designer Fabio Filippini, this compact, 400hp speedster will set you back 1,000,000cr like other Vision GT vehicles. However, you can acquire one for free by redeeming a special QR code found in the watch box set.

The addition this month includes a new Extra Menu Book focusing on Lamborghini. Book 36: Lamborghini challenges players to gather three legendary supercars from the Italian manufacturer.

Starting with the iconic 1967 Miura Prototype, the collection also features the modern Aventador LP700-4 and the classic Countach LP400. Once you collect all three, you’ll receive a six-star Roulette Ticket.

  • Extra Menu Book 36 — Lamborghini — Six-Star Roulette Ticket

Furthermore, three new races are now accessible within the World Circuits category, each allowing players to showcase the new vehicles from the update.

A three-lap race at Laguna Seca in the Japanese Clubman Cup 550 provides a suitable challenge for the Evo, offering a 40,000cr reward for first place. The TTS can shine in the European Clubman Cup 600, with three laps at Suzuka Circuit granting a 60,000cr prize. Lastly, the Renault 4 becomes the cover car for the Sunday Cup Classic, where a three-lap race at Tsukuba comes with a 25,000cr bonus for the victor.

  • Laguna Seca (3 laps) – Japanese Clubman Cup 550 – 40,000 Cr.
  • Suzuka Circuit (3 laps) – European Clubman Cup 600 – 60,000 Cr.
  • Tsukuba Circuit (3 laps) – Sunday Cup Classic – 25,000 Cr.

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.43 – Fresh Engine Swaps

Following several updates featuring ten new engine swaps, update 1.43 scales back to a selection of five engine swaps as has been the trend throughout the game’s two-year lifespan.

It’s worth noting that all five cars and engines in this update have origins in Japan, making for a cohesive theme. For instance, the Nissan GT-R R35 Premium Edition receives a power boost with the 1000hp LS7 engine from the Subaru BRZ Drift Car. Additionally, two 2JZ swaps are introduced, with both the Mk3 Supra 3.0GT and the GR Corolla now fitted with the renowned Supra straight six engine.

One of the more modest engine upgrades comes in the form of the Suzuki Jimny, previously added in update 1.42, now equipped with the engine from the Swift Sport model — a nearly 100% increase in power. Lastly, the Toyota Sprint Trueno AE86 joins its Corolla counterpart from the previous update, now boasting the 3S-GTE powerplant sourced from the second-gen MR2.

To directly purchase these engines from GT Auto, players must reach Collector Level 50. Alternatively, these engines are also among the prizes in specific Roulette Tickets, including Six-Star (Engine) tickets.

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.43 – Scapes and Additional Tweaks

A new series of Scapes focusing on the Pyrenees region, which spans France, Spain, and Andorra, has been introduced.

The selection includes 20 new locations across these countries, showcasing the beautiful mountains, forests, passes, and towns in the area.

Other modifications include a noteworthy adjustment to the values of vehicles at the Legends Cars Dealer, aligning them with estimates from Hagerty’s Valuation Tool, reflecting real-world collector’s vehicle prices. These adjusted prices will be reflected when these vehicles reappear in the game’s stock.

Players may have noticed the absence of Weekly Challenges this week, as announced by Polyphony Digital that the next set will debut on Friday, March 8. This change seems to be permanent, following an update note that the challenges will now refresh every Friday.

Lastly, a minor alteration has been made to the notation of vehicle aspiration. Turbocharged cars are now labeled as “TC” (“turbocharger”) instead of “TB”, while twin-charged cars, equipped with both a turbocharger and a supercharger, are denoted as “TC+SC” rather than “ST”.

As usual, the notes mention the addressing of “various other issues”, without specific details. The community will likely uncover these changes in due time, though the teased Suzuka Circuit environmental update is once again absent…

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