Four new cars coming to the next Gran Turismo 7 update, 7th August

After skipping a monthly free update in July, the next Gran Turismo 7 patch is set for release next week and here are what we think are included.
Four new cars coming to the next Gran Turismo 7 update, 7th August

The news follows the characteristically shadowy image tweeted by series producer Kazunori Yamauchi testing the new vehicles, plus adding a confirmation of the update’s release date.

“The next update is coming on 7 August,” reads the post, alongside the image.

It’s worth noting there are two major events set for Gran Turismo fans very soon. On the 9th-25th August, the Gran Turismo Movie will launch in cinemas across Europe, the UK and USA. The first in-person esports event of the Gran Turismo World Series season will also take place between 11th-12th of August.

While there’s nothing close to confirmation of anything other than these four cars for the next Gran Turismo 7 game update, we wouldn’t be surprised if it contained additional features.

For now, here’s what we think these four new cars are, and be sure to let us know your theories in the comments below or on social media.

Maserati MC20

Maserati MC20 Gran Turismo 7

Seen as a return to form for the Trident, the MC20 is a mid-engine V6-powered supercar that’s available as either a coupe or open-top spider (Cielo), a GT2 race car and, coming soon, as an electric vehicle.

This looks to be the regular petrol-powered variant, with 612bhp sent to the rear-wheels. It’s placed at the front-right of the image teaser.

Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition

Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition confirmed for Gran Turismo 7

To the left of the Maserati sits the easiest car of the bunch, as this has previously been confirmed.

The light-weight version (no rear seats) of the four-wheel-drive hot hatch will be used for Round 7 of the Toyota GAZOO Racing GT Cup in-game, so ahead of then it’s added to the game. Drivers will be able to test it within the Sport Mode, but it won’t appear within Brand Central to purchase until the end of September.

Players who have participated in any of the seven rounds of the TGR GT Cup Online Qualifying will receive the new car as a gift on the 28th of August.

A Toyota van

Toyota Hiace, Gran Turismo 7

Following the unlikely popularity of the Toyota Alphard minivan/people carrier in the March update, another Japanese box on wheels appears to be heading our way.

The minutiae of the Toyota van range is a little lost on us, but the slab-nosed rectangle reminds us of the Hiace.

Update – 1st August 2023

Toyota Ambulance Himedic '21 Gran Turismo 7

It was indeed a Toyota Hiace van, but one modified to become an ambulance. The Toyota Ambulance Himedic ’21 will be used within Gran Turismo 7 as an incentive to watch the upcoming Gran Turismo World Series Showdown event across 11th-12th August and then distributed as a prize at a later date.

Classic Chevrolet Corvette

Peter James/Alan Letts, Chevrolet Corvette C1, at dusk in race seven, the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy. Photo - Jayson Fong - Goodwood
Peter James/Alan Letts, Chevrolet Corvette C1, the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy, Goodwood. Photo – Jayson Fong – Goodwood – Motorsport Images

Perhaps a C1 ‘Vette, due to the open-roof design, long bonnet and, crucially, the way the seats are wrapped around by part of the body, clearly defining a separation between the two occupants.

Gran Turismo 7 currently excludes the C1 and C5 generation of the American sports car but does include at least one of each of the remaining six variants.

The first Corvette was launched in 1953 and was in production for nearly a decade up until 1962.

Image credit: Motorsport Images

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