The latest update for Granturismo 7 is now with us and brings a host of new content, more valuable events and one of the most requested features since the launch of Sports touring car in 2017.
Coming in at just over 2.5GB on PlayStation 4 and just under 3.1GB on PlayStation 5, it’s one of the biggest upgrades we’re likely to see in the life of the game, but also one of the most significant.
There’s a lot to dig into, with new cars, new track, new features and special content for the Anniversary Celebration and World Finals.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26 New Features
The biggest news for most players in this update is the new car sales feature, which will finally allow stock cars to be removed from your garage and offer you some credit rewards for doing so.
Officially known as the Car Valuation Service, it is the most complicated version of this feature seen in a Gran Turismo game to date, as it takes into account the vehicle’s mileage, state of tune, and “market trends”; while this isn’t specifically detailed, this could suggest that if many players sell the same machine, prices will go down.
After completing GT Cafe Menu Book 39, the last main menu, you will need to log into the used car dealer and click on the Car Appraisal Service tool in the upper 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, loan cars from the manufacturer and DLC cars (including pre-order bonuses) and have their value assessed.
The valuation is made up of two components: the body valuation, which is the car’s current appraised value (at about 50% of its “base” price) and changes daily, and the tune valuation which takes into account of any updates made. You will be able to sell the car for that total price; be careful you will lose the tuning parts, but retain any cosmetic changes made in GT Auto.
A fun twist is that you can only sell one example of a particular vehicle each day. I hope you don’t have too many Honda NSX Gr.B to change…
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26 New track
Update 1.26 adds one of the most requested real-world circuits in the GTPlanet Tips forum: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
This 2.54-mile circuit near Braselton Georgia is home to the annual Petit Le Mans event, a 10-hour endurance race around the circuit featuring some of the fastest closed-wheel cars in the world and a staple of the racing calendar. motorsports in the North The IMSA American Series.
It features 12 curves and some steep drops which should provide plenty of challenges. There’s also a new Circuit Experience to match the track, using the Volkswagen Beetle Gr.3, with a 1,000,000cr bonus for completing all sectors at Gold.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26 New cars
Also coming in the update are three new cars, including two in the used car dealership (as semi-permanent “hot” picks initially, so they’re available right away) and one in Brand Central.
Probably the headline for most motorsport enthusiasts is 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 very successful. You can pick it up for 200,000cr in Used Cars right now.
Even modern sports car fans will look forward to the BMW M2 Competition. This M-car is a hot model based on the coupe shape of BMW’s smallest car and packs a turbocharged 405bhp straight-six. If anything it’s more like the original E30 M3 than the current M3, and it can be yours for 91,000cr in Brand Central.
Finally there is one for JDM fans, with the 1996 Nissan Silvia (S14) Ks Aero. This is a car that has been featured in every major Gran Turismo title (except GT Sports) makes a welcome return and, as a 208bhp, front-engined, rear-wheel drive coupe, is also a lot of fun to drive.
- BMW M2 Competition 2018 – 91.000 cr (Brand Central)
- Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 1987 – 200.000 cr (used car)
- Nissan Silvia (S14) Ks Aero 1996 – 60.000 cr (used car)
A fourth new car is also available, although it is technically a livery for an existing car while also having a unique name. This is the 2019 Red Bull X25th Anniversary, sporting an elegant faded red/blue livery and special decals. You will be able to “win” the car by simply clicking on the 25th Anniversary Event badge at the top of the main screen.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26 New Events
There is a selection of new single player and multiplayer events in the update, many of which are related to the 25th anniversary celebrations.
You’ll find five permanent additions to the race roster, with three at the new Road Atlanta circuit venue and usual GT7 prize values. I’m:
- Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
- Turbo sports car race
- American FR Challenge 550
- Prototype series Gr.1
- Brands Hatch
- European FR Challenge 550
- Willow Springs Circuit
- Masters of Historic Sports Cars
At the top of the screen, behind the 25th Anniversary event badge, you’ll find two bonus single-player events that will be available until January 3rd. There is a Manufacturers Cup event, which consists of a ten-lap race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – this weekend’s big final race – and a Nations Cup race similar to Thursday’s repechage event using the Suzuki Shield Pikes Peak in Willow Springs.
Each is worth 1.8 million gold credits: 300,000cr for 10th or higher, 500,000cr for 5th or higher and 1,000,000cr – and you can only win each prize once.
There’s also a new Time Trial online that uses the same Shield/Willow combination. This lasts, curiously, until Monday 5th December, and although a double prize money was discussed previously, it is currently shown with the normal prize up to 2,000,000cr for a golden time (equivalent to the current record plus 3%).
You will need a PlayStation Plus membership for other events, including in the Daily Race A and Championship events that are not yet available.
Daily Race A will take place across three World Finals themed events over the next two weeks. The first is a Gr.3 race at Deep Forest Reverse from the Manufacturers Cup, running until November 28th. From then until December 2 is a regional event of the Nations with the Lamborghini VGT in Monza. Finally there is a race for the McLaren MP4/4 at Interlagos for another Nations Regional 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 features a three-round event for the GR010 at Fuji on November 25, November 29 and December 2. December 3rd. Finally X2019 and Trial Mountain Reverse for the Nations Cup on November 28th, December 1st and December 4th.
Finally there are two new Extra Menu books, each with auto collection tasks. You’ll need to pick up a trio of classic Renaults for book 12, with a six-star parts ticket as a reward. Book 13 is a Skyline GT-R collection – and you’ll need to visit Legends Cars (you can add cars to your Wish List right from the Book Menu to be notified when they’re available) – with a six-star Engine Ticket award.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26 Other Changes
There are a few other changes as well, starting with the two new Scapes sets. These consist of a set at Road Atlanta and an “Illuminations” themed collection with creatively lit backgrounds.
The new vehicle liveries, based on those used at this weekend’s World 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.
The penalty lines in the Deep Forest and Trial Mountain reverse courses have been changed and physical modifications have been made to the two Super Formula SF19 cars.
Gamers using Thrustmaster T-GT and Fanatec GT DD Pro now have new button assignment options.
While unannounced, a selection of new engine swaps are also available, which the community is still discovering. However you can find all currently known exchanges in our dedicated forum thread.
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