The latest update for Gran Turismo 7 is now with us, and it brings a slew of new content, higher value events, and one of the most requested features since the launch of Gran Turismo Sports in 2017.
Coming in at just over 2.5GB on PlayStation 4 and just under 3.1GB on PlayStation 5, this is one of the biggest updates we’re likely to see in the lifetime of gaming, but also one of the most important.
New Features in Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26
The biggest news for most players in this update is the new Sell Cars feature, which will finally remove spare cars from your garage and give you credit rewards for doing so.
Officially known as the Car Valuation Service, it’s the most complicated version of this feature seen in a Gran Turismo game to date, as it takes into account vehicle mileage, tuning status and “trends”. of the market ” ; although it’s not specifically detailed, it could suggest that if a lot of players sell the same car, prices will go down.
Once you have cleared GT Cafe Menu Book 39 – the last main menu book – you will need to head to the used car dealership and click on the Car Valuation Service tool in the top right corner to access the feature .
There you will be able to select any car in your garage except the car you are currently using, manufacturer loaner cars and DLC cars (including pre-order bonuses) and have its value appraised.
The valuation consists of two components: the body valuation, which is the current appraised value of the car (at around 50% of its “base” price) and changes daily, and the tuning valuation which takes into account all the improvements you have made. You will be able to sell the car for this total price; beware that you will lose the tuning parts, but keep the aesthetic changes made to GT Auto.
A fun feature is that you can only sell one copy of a particular vehicle each day. Hope you don’t have too many Honda NSX Gr.B cars to change…
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26 New Track
Update 1.26 adds one of the most requested real-world tracks in the GTPlanet Suggestions forum: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
This 2.54-mile circuit near Braselton, Georgia hosts the annual Petit Le Mans event, a 10-hour endurance race on the circuit featuring some of the fastest closed-wheel cars in the world and a staple of the motorsport calendar in North America. The American IMSA series.
It has 12 turns and some steep elevation changes that should provide plenty of challenge. There’s also a new circuit experience to accompany the track, using the Volkswagen Beetle Gr.3, with a bonus of 1,000,000 cr for completing all sectors in gold.
Gran Turismo 7 update 1.26 New cars
Three new cars are also coming to the update, including two in the Used Car Dealership — as semi-permanent “hot” picks initially, so they’re available immediately — and one in Brand Central.
The star for most motorsport enthusiasts is probably the Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500. This limited-run version of the Sierra RS Cosworth was developed by Aston Martin and Tickford as a homologation model for Group A racing, and the “Cossie” was a big hit. You can pick it up for 200,000 cr in used cars right now.
Fans of modern sports cars will also look forward to the BMW M2 competition. This M-car is a hot model based on the coupé form of BMW’s smallest car, and features a 405bhp turbocharged straight-six. If anything, it looks more like the original E30 M3 than the current M3, and it can be yours for 91,000cr in Brand Central.
Finally, there’s one for JDM fans, with the 1996 Nissan Silvia (S14) Ks Aero. This is a car that’s been in every major Gran Turismo title (other than GT Sports) therefore makes a welcome return, and as a 208bhp, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive coupe, it’s a lot of fun to drive, too.
- BMW M2 Competition 2018 – 91,000cr (Brand Central)
- Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 1987 – 200,000 cr (used cars)
- Nissan Silvia (S14) Ks Aero 1996 – 60,000 cr (used cars)
A fourth new car is also available, although it is technically a livery for an existing car while having a unique name. It’s the 25th anniversary of the 2019 Red Bull X, which sports a faded red/blue paint scheme and special decals. You will “win” the car by simply clicking on the 25th Anniversary Event badge at the top of the home screen.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26 New Events
There’s a selection of new single and multiplayer events in the update, many of which tie into the 25th anniversary celebrations.
You’ll find five permanent additions to the racing roster, including three at the new Road Atlanta circuit and the usual GT7 price values. They are:
- Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
- Turbo sports car racing
- American FR Challenge 550
- Gr.1 prototype series
- Hatch Brands
- FR 550 European Challenge
- Willow Springs Racecourse
- Masters of historic sports cars
At the top of the screen, behind the 25th anniversary event badge, you’ll find two bonus solo events that will be available until January 3. There is a Manufacturers Cup event, consisting of a ten-lap race at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – this weekend’s grand finale – and a Nations Cup race similar to Thursday’s repechage event using the Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak in Willow Springs.
Each is worth 1.8 million credits for gold – 300,000 cr for 10th or better, 500,000 cr for 5th or better, and 1,000,000 cr – and you can only win each prize once.
There is also a new online time trial using the same Escudo/Willow combination. This runs, oddly enough, until Monday 5th December, and although the double prize money has already been mentioned, it is currently displayed with the regular price being up to 2,000,000cr for gold time (equivalent to the current record plus 3%).
You will need a PlayStation Plus subscription for the other events, which come in Daily Race A and the still unavailable Championship events.
Daily Race A will go through three World Finals-themed events over the next two weeks. First, a Gr.3 race at Deep Forest Reverse of the Manufacturers Cup, until November 28th. From there until December 2, a regional Nations event with the Lamborghini VGT in Monza. Finally, there is a race for the McLaren MP4/4 at Interlagos for another regional Nations event. Each is worth four times the usual prize money.
Championship events will also be based on the World Finals. The Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup Series includes a three-round event for the GR010 at Fuji on November 25, 29 and December 2. December 3. Finally, it’s the X2019 and Trial Mountain Reverse for the Nations Cup on November 28, December 1 and December 4.
Finally, there are two new Extra Menu books, each featuring car collection tasks. You’ll need to get a trio of classic Renaults for Book 12, with a six-star coin ticket as a reward. Book 13 is a Skyline GT-R Collection – and you’ll need to visit Legends Cars (you can wishlist cars directly from the menu to get notified when they’re in stock) – with an Engine Ticket six star award.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26 Other Changes
There are also a few other changes, starting with the two new sets of Scapes. This is a Road Atlanta set and “Illuminations” themed collection with creatively lit backgrounds.
New vehicle liveries, based on those used in this weekend’s Global Finals, are now available in the Showcase section of the World Map. These are free to download and use on your own vehicles. You’ll also find 23 new “real” car paints available in GT Auto, which cost in-game credits to purchase.
Penalty lines for the Reverse Deep Forest and Trial Mountain courses have been adjusted, and physics adjustments have been made to both Super Formula SF19 cars.
Gamers using the Thrustmaster T-GT and Fanatec GT DD Pro now have new options for button assignments.
Although not announced, there are also a selection of new engine swaps available, which the community is still discovering. However, you can find all currently known swaps in our dedicated thread.
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