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Everything you need to know about Gran Turismo 7’s October update

Everything you need to know about Gran Turismo 7’s 1.35 update

October’s update for Gran Turismo 7 is here, and PlayStation drivers can now experience, new races, fresh cars and a set of additional races. Here are the most important elements.

This month’s Gran Turismo 7 update is now live and it adds four new cars, revises vehicle dynamics and delivers further races to compete across. 

It does not, however, add a further circuit or dramatically improve online lobby stability. 

1.25 is available from today, 20th October, and weighs in at 1.06GB on PlayStation 4 and 1.648GB on PlayStation 5. Here’s what you need to know. 

What is October’s Update 1.25 for Gran Turismo 7? 

Update 1.25 is a free game patch for Gran Turismo 7, that follows the continued post-release support plan set by Polyphony Digital to release a significant set of changes each month. 

One new Café Menu Book 

The Café Menu Book system is the game’s main career mode, of sorts, and with today’s update has been expanded with a 46th chapter, provided you have reached Collector Level 29. 

  • Menu Book No. 46: ‘Historic Sports Car Masters’ 

This features cars such as the new Maserati Merak, Ferrari and Lamborghinis. Any car that is below 580 PP and produced between 1960 and 1989 is allowed. 

Menu Book No 46 'Historic Sports Car Masters’

The following three events have been added to World Circuits as part of this new book. 

  • Goodwood Motor Circuit, five laps, maximum reward 55,000 credits 
  • Nürburgring Nordschleife, one lap, maximum reward 60,000 credits 
  • Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, three laps, maximum reward 55,000 credits 

Completing these three races on the podium will net you the following prize: 

  • Four-star Roulette Ticket 

Four new cars 

We’ve covered these in-depth previously, but below you will find where to purchase each, how much they cost and their PP values. 

  • Maserati Merak SS ’80 – Legend Cars – 422.29 PP – 75,000 credits 
  • Mazda Roadster NR-A (ND) ’22 – Brand Central – 421.56 PP – 31,000 credits 
  • Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 ’18 Gr.3 – Brand Central – 723.14 PP – 600,000 credits 
  • Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (KPGC110) ’73 – Legend Cars – 386.53 PP – 542,000 credits 

Of note, the 1973 Nissan Skyline is not cheap, but in the real-world, it was incredibly scarce, with production only lasting four months. The second Nissan Gr.3 entry is also 150,000 more credits than the existing, older specification, equivalent. 

Mazda Roadster NR-A ND 22

The new Roadster (read MX-5) is very similar to the existing model in the game, but features racing-modified elements such as a roll cage. It’s available with, or without, the racing livery.

Two new Extra Café Menu Books 

The Extra Café Menu Books continue to expand, focussed purely on car collection. Own the cars below and pick up a reward. 

Gran Turismo 7 Extra Cafe Menu Books

Extra Menu No. 10: ‘Collection: Honda NSX’ 

Collector Level 36 and above 

Own the: 

  • Honda NSX Type R ‘92 
  • Honda NSX Type R ‘02 
  • Honda NSX ‘17 

Prize: Six-star Roulette Ticket (Engine) 

Gran Turismo 7 Extra Menu No 10 Collection Honda NSX

Extra Menu No. 11: ‘Collection: Nissan Silvia’ 

Collector Level 26 and above 

Own the: 

  • Nissan Silvia K’s Dia Selection (S13) ‘90 
  • Nissan Silvia K’s Type S (S14) ‘94 
  • Nissan Silvia spec-R Aero (S15) ‘02 

Prize: Six-star Roulette Ticket (Parts) 

Gran Turismo 7 Extra Menu No 10 Collection Nissan Silvia

Two new World Circuits races 

Aside from the Menu Book-related races, two additional events have been added to World Circuits to complete: 

Gran Turismo 7 Gr1 Prototype Series 

Gr.1 Prototype Series 

  • Fuji Speedway 
  • 950 PP or less 
  • 10 laps 
  • Maximum reward: 175,00 credits 
Gran Turismo 7 Silvia Sisters 

Silvia Sisters 

  • Any of the six Nissan Silvias/Sileighty/180SX cars in the game 
  • No PP limit 
  • Tokyo Expressway – South Clockwise 
  • Three laps 
  • Maximum reward: 45,000 credits 

Revised driving physics 

Potentially the biggest change with Gran Turismo 7 1.25 update is a tweak to how cars perform. Following its release, developers Polyphony Digital toned down the one-edge driving characteristics of many road cars, we’ll see after further testing if the following revisions deliver a similarly dramatic difference. 

  • Adjusted the simulation for tyre heat generation and wear ratio; 
  • Adjusted the suspension geometry for each car; 
  • Adjusted the initial values for suspension parts; 
  • Adjusted the initial values for the Differential Gear (with ‘Fully Customisable LSD’ equipped) on certain cars; 
  • Adjusted the Performance Points (PP) of some cars; 
  • Changed the conditions for mechanical damage occurring from a collision or contact if ‘Mechanical Damage’ is set to ‘Light’ or Heavy’ in the Race Settings. As a result, cars are now less likely to sustain damage after hitting a track wall or other obstacles. 
Gran Turismo 7 revised physics

Minor tweaks 

There is a suit of other changes, the full list of which is below. Of these, the following are the most significant: 

  • Mazda Spirit Racing GT Cup 2022 liveries available for the following Mazdas: Roadster NR-A (ND) ’22, Atenza Gr.4 and RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT 
  • Two new Scapes locations: Whitby (Yorkshire, UK) and a collection of ‘Autumn Leaves’ 

View the full changelog below from the Gran Turismo website, and let us know in the comments, what would you like to see next. 

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.25 changelog

Main Features Implemented

1. Cars
 - The following four new cars have been added:
  ・Maserati Merak SS ’80 (Purchasable at ‘Legend Cars’);
  ・Mazda Roadster NR-A (ND) ’22
  ・Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 ’18
  ・Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (KPGC110) ’73 (Purchasable at ‘Legend Cars’);

2. Brand Central
 - New colour variations for the following three cars have been added to the Mazda Showroom, for use in the ‘Mazda Spirit Racing GT Cup 2022,’ an online event only available in Japan:
  ・Roadster NR-A (ND) ’22
  ・Atenza Gr.4
  ・RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT

3. Café
 - The following Menu Book has been added:
  ・Menu Book No. 46: ‘Historic Sports Car Masters’ (Collector Level 29 and above);
 - The following two Extra Menus have been added:
  ・Extra Menu No. 10: ‘Collection: Honda NSX’ (Collector Level 36 and above);
  ・Extra Menu No. 11: ‘Collection: Nissan Silvia’ (Collector Level 26 and above);

The new Menu Books and Extra Menus will appear after clearing Menu Book No. 39 (‘Championship: World GT Series’) and having watched the ending.

4. World Circuits
 - The following new events have been added to ‘World Circuits’:
  ・Historic Sports Car Masters
   - Spa-Francorchamps
   - Nürburgring Nordschleife
   - Goodwood Motor Circuit
  ・Gr.1 Prototype Series
   - Fuji Speedway
  ・Silvia Sisters
   - Tokyo Expressway – South Clockwise

5. Scapes
– The ‘Whitby’ and ‘Autumn Leaves’ locations have been added as featured Curations in Scapes.

Other Improvements and Adjustments

1. Physics Simulation Model
 - Adjusted the simulation for tyre heat generation and wear ratio;
 - Adjusted the suspension geometry for each car;
 - Adjusted the initial values for suspension parts;
 - Adjusted the initial values for the Differential Gear (with ‘Fully Customisable LSD’ equipped) on certain cars;
 - Adjusted the Performance Points (PP) of some cars;
 - Changed the conditions for mechanical damage occurring from a collision or contact if ‘Mechanical Damage’ is set to ‘Light’ or Heavy’ in the Race Settings. As a result, cars are now less likely to sustain damage after hitting a track wall or other obstacles.

2. Steering Controllers
 - Adjusted the performance of the wireless controller.

3. Sport
 - In Daily Races and Championships, it is now possible to select the Styles of an Event-Specified Car. Please note that while it is possible to open the Car Settings menu on Event-Specified Car with Styles, only the tyres can be changed;
 - Added a ‘Points Table’ button to the Quick Menu in Championships events.

4. My Page
 - Fixed an issue wherein achieving All Bronze or All Gold in Licence Tests, Missions, and Circuit Experiences would cause the milestone to show up multiple times.

5. Custom Race
 - Rival cars selected via ‘Rivals Settings’ > ‘Rivals Selection’ > ‘Select from Garage’ will now use the appropriate tyres as per the Race Settings, regardless of whether you own the tyres for that car.

6. Localisation
 - Fixed various text localisation issues.

7. Others
 - Various other issues have been addressed.

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