Gran Turismo 7 enthusiasts will wake up this morning to discover that the most recent upgrade for the game, 1.42, is now up for grabs for downloading.
After the planned maintenance period has concluded, players around the globe can access the upgrade, which takes up just over 1.2GB on PlayStation 5 and nearly 2.5GB on PlayStation 4.
Thanks to the usual flow of information about the update, we already knew much about what it would bring, but the complete details are only available once the update is installed and Polyphony Digital has released the patch notes.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.42: New Vehicles
From the moment the vehicle outlines were posted, we knew broadly what the three new vehicles were, but now that we have the update, we can confirm the full details.
- Bulgari Aluminium Vision Gran Turismo – Brand Central – 1,000,000cr*
- Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Vision Gran Turismo – Brand Central – 1,000,000cr
- Suzuki Jimny XC ’18 – Brand Central – 18,000cr
Given that all three are brand new, modern vehicles, it’s not surprising to see that they’re all available in Brand Central — although there is one small catch.
This pertains to the Bulgari car. Even though it will eventually be available in Brand Central in about a month’s time on an unspecified date, it won’t be found there for now. In reality, the only way to access the car is by purchasing a $4,800 wrist watch…
Owning one of the limited edition Bulgari Aluminium x Gran Turismo Special Edition watches — 1,700 units in total — will give you early access to this car via a QR code that provides an in-game ticket. This means it will be quite the vehicle to showcase in the Paddocks feature.
Acquiring the other Vision GT car is not nearly as difficult. You’ll receive one for free if you participated in the Viewers’ Gift Campaign for the GT World Final, but it’s also available for a million credits in Brand Central.
That means the only vehicle an engaged player needs to purchase this month is the Suzuki Jimny, which, in 660cc Kei car specification, will cost you just 18,000cr.
We also have several new races in the World Circuits section, including a completely new Bonus Menu Book, as well as additional Extra Menu Books in GT Cafe.
The new Bonus Menu Book, Book 50, features the Jimny. There’s a new, three-race series for the Borrowers’ offroader, consisting of two loose surface races at Lake Louise and Sardegna Windmills and a first ever race at the Horse Thief Mile layout of Willow Springs.
Completion of the series will earn you a four-star Roulette ticket, and you’ll need Collector Level 28 to participate in the event.
- Bonus Menu Book 50 — Jimny Cup — Four-Star Roulette Ticket
Two Extra Menu Books await too, with one being the first to exclusively use time-limited cars from the Legends Cars dealer.
That’s Extra Menu Book 34, which — once you reach Collector Level 46 — tasks you with collecting three Nissan Motorsports icons. You’ll need to own the R30 Skyline Silhouette, the R92 CP, and the Skyline R34 GT500, and you’ll earn a six-star Roulette Ticket.
Meanwhile the Dodge collection of Extra Menu Book 35 is a good deal more straightforward. You’ll need to be Collector Level 32 to unlock it, then collect the 2002 Viper GTS, the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, and then dip into Legends for the 1968 Charger R/T Hemi. The reward is a five-star Roulette Ticket.
- Extra Menu Book 34 — Nissan Motorsports — Six-Star Roulette Ticket
- Extra Menu Book 35 — Dodge — Six-Star Roulette Ticket
Finally there are two new races available as part of existing series. These are both in the Vision Gran Turismo Trophy event, for which you’ll need to have started Bonus Menu Book 41 previously in order to see them:
- Autodromo Nazionale di Monza (5 laps) – Vision Gran Turismo Trophy – 85,000cr
- Tokyo Expressway – South Counterclockwise (5 laps) – Vision Gran Turismo Trophy – 85,000cr
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.42 – New Engine Swaps
A total of ten new engine swaps have been made available with this update, featuring some intriguing options for players who enjoy a bit of excess.
Two cars gain a new V10 option courtesy of the Lexus LFA, with the 2020 Toyota GR Supra and, incredibly, the Alphard minivan also receiving this option.
If that weren’t enough, we get a glimpse of what might have been with the Jaguar XJR-9’s V12 now being available for the XJ220 supercar (although AWD still isn’t an option).
You’ll be able to create two restomods too, as the Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo II now has GT3 power from the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo, while the 1968 Charger gains the Challenger Demon unit.
Elsewhere we see new applications for the R35’s VR38DETT, which can now be placed into the Nismo 400R, and the 2JZ which is now compatible with the 2019 GR Supra counterpart. Another Toyota swap — also a new engine — places the MR2’s 3S-GTE into the 1986 Corolla Levin.
Finally the Ford F-150 finally gains an option to take on the Super GT-powered Tundra with the tuned Greening Maverick engine, and if the RCR Civic wasn’t quite enough for you already it gains the 2016 Super GT NSX engine.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.42 – Scapes and Other Changes
Two new Scapes curations have been added, with one comprising existing locations from — almost literally — a new angle, and the second a set of brand new spots.
The second set, with the slightly clunky title of “Rotate the Camera Vertically”, features an exclusive arrangement of portrait-format versions of existing locations from around the world.
As for other game changes, there’s a significant one for local multiplayer racers. This addresses a long-standing issue in which the first player car is at an advantage compared to the second one even when the cars are identical.
A quality of life fix comes in the Weekly Challenges, which caused plenty of questions on the forums since its launch. This changes the message displayed to players who haven’t yet unlocked a race on the current set — through it being part of a Bonus Menu Book — to more clearly explain why it’s not available.
One noteworthy change is an adjustment to the stability of AI vehicles in wet-weather conditions. Whether that’s for the better or the worse — given the absurd pace of the AI in the Tsukuba Circuit One Hour race — remains to be seen.
Other than that, the adjustment to Aston Martin’s Ocellus Teal paint, and the addition of new GT Cafe conversations, it’s “various other issues have been addressed”. You’ll find out what these are in GTPlanet’s “undocumented changes” thread as they are discovered — although they once again don’t include the teased Suzuka Circuit environmental update…
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