Everything you need to know about Gran Turismo 7’s December 1.27 update

Thomas Harrison-Lord
Five new cars, fresh World Circuits events, collector rewards and a lightpod. Here’s the most important elements in Gran Turismo 7’s 1.27 December 2022 update
Everything you need to know about Gran Turismo 7's December update

Arrived a mere three weeks after the significant version 1.26, Gran Turismo 7 has received yet another content update ahead of the festive season.

Version 1.27 weighs in at 1.335GB on PlayStation 5 and 1.37GB on PlayStation 4 and is available now, 15th December 2022.

The main headlines are the new cars, and unlike other recent patches, it doesn’t feature much in the way of new qualify-of-life features – however, there are still several reasons to hop back on Polyphony Digital’s finest

Further single-player events

A handful of races have been added to the World Circuits area, idea for testing out any new additions to your garage – more on that later.

Gran Turismo 7, World Circuits, European ClubmanCUp 600 Nurburgring
  • Nürburgring Nordschleife – European Clubman Cup 600 – Road car from UK, Germany, France, Italy or Austria, no PP limit, two laps – Maximum reward 25,000 credits 
  • Mount Panorama Racing Circuit – American Clubman Cup 700 – Road car from the USA, no PP limit, five laps – Maximum reward 94,000 credits 
  • Monza Circuit – Hypercar Parade – Road car, no PP limit, five laps – Maximum reward 85,000 credits 
American Clubman Cup 700 Bathurst, Gran Turismo 7 December update

Two Café Extra Menus

Unlike the ‘regular’ Café Menus, these don’t directly involve driving and instead focus on car collecting. Two more of these have been added, for BMW and Bugatti models – the latter particularly expensive to earn and tricky, as the Veyron requires an invitation to purchase.

Gran Turismo 7, Extra Cafe menu book, BMW Straight six

Extra Café Menu 14: Straight-Six BMWs

Collector Level 37 and above

Own the:

  • BMW 3.0 CSL ’73
  • BMW M3 Coupe ’03
  • BMW M2 Competition ’18

Prize: Six-star Roulette Ticket (Engine)

Gran Turismo 7, Extra Cafe menu book, Bugatti

Extra Café Menu 15: Bugatti

Collector Level 43 and above

Own the:

  • Bugatti Veyron 16.4 ’13
  • Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo
  • Bugatti Chiron ’16

Prize: Six-star Roulette Ticket (Engine)

Five new cars

As predicted, the following new cars have been added:

  • Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm ’20 – 579.50 PP – 220,000 Credits – Brand Central
  • Bugatti Chiron ’16 – 705.01 PP – 3,000,000 Credits – Brand Central
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 ‘20 – 585.02 PP – 85,000 Credits – Brand Central
  • Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo – 938.80 PP – Viewers Campaign Gift (Brand Central from 23rd December 2022)
  • Toyota Celica GT-FOUR Rally Car (ST205) ’95 – Gr.B 599.65 PP – 250,000 Credits – Legend Cars

The overall theme, Toyota excluded, is of contemporary vehicles. The Ferrari is brand new just for Gran Turismo 7, while the Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and Chevrolet add a sense of current motoring perhaps lacking at times to the car line-up so far.

Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo, Gran Turismo 7 December update

Of these, we’re surprised and relieved that the Bugatti does not require an invite to purchase. While the Toyota is in Legend Cars, it’s relatively affordable and clearly now classified as Gr.B – the first ‘Group A’ WRC to be so. There’s also a natty headlamp pod available in GT Auto for it. Instant-purchase.

Gran Turismo 7, Chevrolet Corvette C8 drift

The rear wing from the real-world Z51 performance package on the Corvette can also be purchased through GT Auto. That Ferrari driving suit, too…

Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo race wear suit

No new Gr.4, Gr.3 an Gr.1 vehicles this time around, however.

Christmas menu music

Okay, this was in place before today’s update, but a recent change has been to add a festive theme to the menu music used throughout the game. If you’ve ever wanted to hear a jazz rendition of the Joy to the World Christmas carol, now you can.

Norwegian Scapes

For those with an artistic flair within them, the Scapes photography mode now has addition shots taken in Norway. Here’s an Alfa in one. Enjoy.

Gran Turismo 7 Norway Scapes December 2022

Alongside these main content additions, there’s relatively little in terms of fundamental updates, but there’s a full changelog below. Don’t forget, you can new sell cars in Gran Turismo 7 too.

Gran Turismo 7 update 1.27 changelog

1. Multiplayer
 - Fixed an issue wherein ‘Quitting the race might affect your ratings.’ would be incorrectly displayed when leaving a Lobby;
 - Fixed an issue wherein repeatedly racing without leaving the room in Lobby would cause the game’s performance to drop.

2. Steering Controllers
 - Fixed an issue wherein fitting the BMW M2 Competition ’18 with a ‘Fully Customisable Manual Transmission’ would cause the clutch pedal on steering controllers to stop responding.

3. Sound
 - Fixed an issue wherein the sound of the player’s own engine would not play correctly.

4. Others
 - Various other issues have been addressed.

Source: Gran Turismo

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