Gran Turismo players! The 1.34 update for Gran Turismo 7 arrives today May 24 at 10pm PST* / March 25 at 6am BST / 2pm JST.
Introduction of 3 new cars
Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce ’67
An iconic high-performance coupe of Alfa Romeo in the 1960’s.
The first-generation Giulia series sold from the 1960’s to the 1970’s was a huge hit for Alfa Romeo. The Giulia only came in a 4 door initially when it was released in 1962, but a coupe version was soon added to the line up in 1963. This first coupe was called the Sprint GT. It was designed by the young Giorgetto Giugiaro, who was with Carrozzeria Bertone at the time. Having a form consisting of smooth lines and soft curves, and a characteristic edge at the front, it has retained a lot of fans over the years. The car is powered by a 1.6L DOHC inline-4. Producing 104.5 BHP and 14.2 kgfm torque, it propelled the light 950 kg body up to 111.8 mph. The Giulia Sprint GT became extremely popular as a high-performance coupe, for its compact lightweight body providing great handling, together with its sportscar engine. It became a long running model with many names and detail variants, being produced up until 1977.
Greening Auto Company Maverick
A marvelous hot rod with 1,200 BHP tucked into a nostalgic body.
The SEMA show is hosted every year in November in Las Vegas of the United States. At this world’s biggest festival of custom cars, Gran Turismo selected cars for the ‘SEMA GT Awards’; and the winner of the 2018 ‘Best of Show’ was this 1971 Ford Maverick built by the Greening Auto Company (GAC). The Maverick was originally an inexpensive compact coupe built on the Ford Falcon chassis. But GAC has rebuilt this Maverick into a monster hot rod that can still be driven on city streets. On the exterior the dropped ride height and flared fenders will catch your attention first, but the biggest highlight is under the hood. The engine contained within is Ford’s famous 7 litre Windsor V8 small block. Combined with not one but two turbochargers, it is said to produce up to 1,200 BHP. But it’s not just an uncontrollable bucking horse, switching the control logic of the engine will allow you to cruise leisurely through town. In the spring of 2019, this Maverick took on a top speed challenge, setting a record of 202.748 mph (approximately 202.6 mph). This is a rare model where nostalgia and cutting-edge technology meet.
Nissan GT-R NISMO (R32) ’90
A homologation model with 500 cars produced for Group A racing.
Armed with the RB26DETT engine with displacement meeting Group A specifications, a 4-wheel drive system to waste no power transfer to the road, and a 4WS system to extend the ability of the chassis, the BNR32 Skyline GT-R was a model that was born to win touring car races. The proof of this is the GT-R NISMO that appeared in its second year of production, a Group A homologation model with a limited production of 500 cars. Compared to the standard GT-R, the GT-R NISMO is equipped with fins above the front grille that increases airflow into the engine room for cooling, as well as air inlet openings in the front bumper. To improve aerodynamic characteristics, the rear end of the side sills is given protectors that rectify air flow around the rear tires. A small rear spoiler has been added, and the turbos were changed from ceramic to metal. The exhaust manifold was specially redesigned for this car, and to reduce weight the A/C, audio system, and rear wipers have been omitted, making the car 30 kg lighter than the base model. The GT-R NISMO won the top touring car class in Japan, as well as many other famous endurance races in Europe and in Australia. As a result, it is well known for wreaking havoc in Group A races all over the world.
Engine Swap in GT Auto
It is now possible to perform an ‘Engine Swap’ from the ‘Car Maintenance & Service’ menu at GT Auto (Collector Level 50). On applicable vehicles, this service allows users to purchase and equip new engines from different cars.
Tuning Shop – Ultimate category added
The ‘Ultimate’ tab has been added to the Tuning Shop categories. This will become available at Collector Level 50. The ‘Ultimate’ category adds even more tuning options as well as a number of rare parts.
GT Café Extra Menus
The following two Extra Menus have been added:
- Extra Menu No. 22: ‘SEMA Gran Turismo Award’ (Collector Level 37 and above)
- Extra Menu No. 23: ‘Group A’ (Collector Level 33 and above)
Two New Scapes
‘National Stadium’ and ‘The Lake District’ have been added to the featured section.
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