A group of cars racing fast around a track in the latest Gran Turismo 7 update

Gran Turismo 7 Update Reimagines An Italian Classic

August 24, 2022 10:58 AM

By: Joseph Allen

 

The latest Gran Turismo 7 update is just around the corner, and it's bringing four new cars and some exciting new track layouts. One of the new cars will likely be of particular interest to you if you're a fashionista as well as a racing enthusiast.

What's coming in this new Gran Turismo 7 update?

After July's Gran Turismo 7 update added some new cars to play with, this one is doing the same, but with an interesting twist this time around. First up, you're getting the era-defining McLaren MP4/4 '88, a car that marked the end of the turbocharged era in Formula racing. You're also getting the Pontiac GTO '69, also known as "The Judge", as well as the classic Porsche Cayman GT4 '16. Last but not least, however, Polyphony Digital and Sony are bringing an iconic Italian sports car redesigned by a major fashion house to Gran Turismo 7.

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A driver wearing Dior livery standing next to the Italian De Tomaso Mangusta car, which has been redecorated with a Dior aesthetic in the new Gran Turismo 7 update
This Dior-themed De Tomaso Mangusta is the height of haute couture. I assume. I don't know what haute couture actually means.

The De Tomaso Mangusta is a classic 60s Italian sports car that "embodies the allure" of that decade, according to PlayStation. This new version of the car boasts an intentionally understated recolor and the Dior branding on a stripe along the side, as well as the number "47" adorning the top, which refers to the year of Dior's debut. When you select this car, your driver will also sport Dior livery, so you'll really be repping the classic fashion house when you're driving this thing.

As well as these cars, you're also getting three new course layouts for the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. One layout removes the chicane leading into the final corner, while another takes the home straight on the GP Layout into a challenging hairpin turn. The final course layout takes the Sector 3 and infield areas of the GP Layout and focuses on them, creating a rallycross track that covers both road and dirt. There's also a big, exciting jump to look forward to. 

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When will this Gran Turismo 7 update arrive?

The latest Gran Turismo 7 update is due to arrive later today at 11 pm PDT, which means that if you're on Eastern time, you won't get this update until tomorrow, technically speaking. The same goes if you're on British summertime (BST), in which case you'll need to wait until 7 am tomorrow morning to pick this one up. Still, given how chic that Dior car is, it'll all be worth it, right?

Five cars racing around a dirt track in Gran Turismo 7
There are three new ways to experience the iconic Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in the new Gran Turismo 7 update.

Gran Turismo 7 is still going strong and receiving regular updates, even after a rocky launch that saw Polyphony Digital criticized over the implementation of microtransactions in a premium game. The studio subsequently promised to address progression in the game in future updates, although we'll have to wait and see if that's a goal Polyphony and Sony can meet. Stay tuned for further updates about Gran Turismo 7.

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Developer
Polyphony Digital
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms
PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Release Date
March 04,2022
Genre
Racing
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