Gran Turismo 7’s August update reworks suspension geometry and adds four cars 

Gran Turismo 7’s August update reworks suspension and adds four cars 

Gran Turismo 7’s v1.20 update adds four new cars, three new layouts for Circuit de Barcelona ew races and other physics and background tweaks

The new v1.20 update file for Gram Turismo 7 is ready for players to download now. As we explained yesterday, it features three brand new cars and three new circuit layouts for Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. 

In addition, as we reported earlier this month, the Christian Dior-themed DeTomaso Mangusta with accompanying race suit has also made it into Polyphony Digital’s PlayStation exclusive racing game (technically, this adds a fourth car to the update, as the Dior Mangusta is separate to the standard variant).

Naturally, however, there is more to GT7’s August update than just cars and tracks, so let’s take a look at what else Kaz and the team have been working on.

Dior adds a touch of glamour to Gran Turismo 7 with new livery and full race suit

Reworked suspension physics and tyre model  

Polyphony Digital (PD) has made changes to the way a car’s differential works under deceleration in GT7. To sample it in action, you will first have to buy the Fully Customisable LSD (limited-slip differential) from the Tuning Shop.  

The diff controls how much understeer or oversteer the car has under braking or while coasting, the extent of which can be controlled in the car set-up menu. We’ve written a little about this already in our front-wheel-drive set-up guide

Suspension geometry has been overhauled too, which should – in theory – provide a noticeable difference in vehicle dynamics. The way tyre wear is displayed has also come in for improvement, with the wear versus heat ratio adjusted to help show a clear indicator of remaining tyre life. Handy for those Daily Races with 10x tyre wear…

Gran Turismo 7’s August update reworks suspension and adds four cars 

Mechanical damage and Performance Points adjustments 

PD has also changed the way mechanical damage manifests itself in-game (this only works when mechanical damage is set to ‘Light’ or ‘Heavy’). Some cars have also had minor Performance Points (PP) adjustments, although no information on the exact cars has been released yet. 

New Scapes location: Canadian Rockies 

A new scenic Scapes destination has also been added to the game, with the Canadian Rockies accounting for 30 new scenes. What better way to show off your Datsun road car than with a ruggedly mountainous backdrop? 

Gran Turismo 7, Canadian Rockies, Nissan 370Z


‘Extra’ Café Menu Books don’t involve racing but instead are purely car collecting based. If you purchase the three cars on an Extra book, you unlock an award. If you already own the cars by chance, then simply visit these books upon launching the game and claim your prize.

Two more Extra Café Menu Books arrive with this 1.20 update.

Gran Turismo 7’s August update reworks suspension and adds four cars 

Extra Menu No. 6: ‘Collection: Abarth’ (Collector Level 27 and above) 

Own the: 

  • Fiat Abarth 595 Esseesse ‘70 
  • Abarth 500 ‘09 
  • Autobianchi A112 Abarth ‘85 

Extra Menu No. 7 ‘Collection: Gr.2 Racing Cars’ (Collector Level 38 and above) 

Own the: 

  • Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 ‘14 
  • Lexus RC F GT500 ‘16 
  • Honda NSX CONCEPT-GT ‘16 

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya’s new configurations 

The Spanish track has had three new layouts added to its roster. These are: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya GP Layout No Chicane, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya National Layout and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Rallycross Layout. 

New World Circuits events 

The following new events have been added to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya under the ‘World Circuits’ banner, taking advantage of the track’s new layouts: 

  • European Sunday Cup 500 
  • Porsche Cup 
  • World Touring Cars 600 
  • World Rally Challenge 
Gran Turismo 7’s August update reworks suspension and adds four cars 


The new Porsche Cayman GT4 ‘16 is available now from Brand Central, costing 130,000 Credits. The McLaren MP4/4 ’88 and Pontiac GTO ‘The Judge’ ’69 on the other hand, will be available from tomorrow (26th August 2022) as they will be added to the Legend Cars dealership. 

The specially liveried Dior De Tomaso Mangusta is available to purchase from the Legend Cars dealership right now. Why not also head to the Café for a special conversation regarding the Dior Mangusta… 

  • Porsche Cayman GT4 ‘16 – 565.84PP – 130,000 Credits 
  • McLaren MP4/4 ’88 – Legend Cars 25th August, TBC Credits 
  • Pontiac GTO ‘The Judge’ ’69 – Legend Cars 25th August, TBC Credits 
  • De Tomaso Mangusta (Christian Dior) – 484.59 PP – 500,000 Credits 


Main Features Implemented 

1. Cars 

 - The following three new cars have been added: 

  ・McLaren MP4/4 ’88 (Purchasable at ‘Legend Cars’ from 26 August); 

  ・Pontiac GTO ‘The Judge’ ’69 (Purchasable at ‘Legend Cars’ from 26 August); 

  ・Porsche Cayman GT4 ’16 

2. Dior Collaboration 

 - The ‘De Tomaso Mangusta (Christian Dior)’ has been added, developed in collaboration with Dior. The ‘De Tomaso Mangusta (Christian Dior)’ will be purchasable in the ‘Legend Cars’ pavilion from 25 August. Also, when driving this car the racing suit and helmet are automatically changed to the exclusive collaboration gear versions; 

 - A new special conversation regarding the De Tomaso Mangusta (Christian Dior) has been added to a Character appearing at the Café. This new conversation can be experienced by changing into this car from the ‘Garage’ and speaking with the Character located at the Café. 

3. Tracks 

 - Three new layouts have been added to the ‘Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya’: 

  ・Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya GP Layout No Chicane 

  ・Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya National Layout 

  ・Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Rallycross Layout 

The maximum number of cars that can be on track at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Rallycross Layout is 16. 

4. Café 

 - The following two Extra Menus have been added: 

  ・Extra Menu No. 6: ‘Collection: Abarth’ (Collector Level 27 and above); 

  ・Extra Menu No. 7 ‘Collection: Gr.2 Racing Cars’ (Collector Level 38 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. 

5. World Circuits 

 - The following new events have been added to ‘World Circuits’: 

  ・Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 

   - European Sunday Cup 500 

   - Porsche Cup 

   - World Touring Cars 600 

   - World Rally Challenge 

The ‘European Sunday Cup 500’ and ‘Porsche Cup’ will become available upon unlocking the ‘Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya,’ while the ‘World Touring Cars 600’ and ‘World Rally Challenge’ will appear after clearing Menu Book No. 39 (‘Championship: World GT Series’) and having watched the ending. 

6. Scapes 

 - The ‘Canadian Rockies’ location has been added as a featured Curation in Scapes. 

7. Brand Central 

 - A ‘GT AWARDS’ logo is now displayed on cars that won the GRAN TURISMO AWARDS SEMA (GT Awards). The logo will be displayed on the Garage top screen as well as in Brand Central. 

Other Improvements and Adjustments 

1. Physics Simulation Model 

 - Adjusted the suspension geometry; 

 - Adjusted the simulation for tyre heat generation and wear ratio. This adjustment makes it easier to see the remaining tread; 

 - Altered the simulation of the differential gear (with a Fully Customisable LSD). As a result, it’s now more effective when decelerating and provides a much smoother driving performance; 

 - 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. 

2. Controllers 

 - Adjusted the performance of the wireless controller. 

3. Sound 

 - Adjusted the sound effects so that it is easier to hear the difference in sound between Stage 1 to 3 of the ‘Weight Reduction’ modification. 

4. Legend Cars 

 - Legend Cars (Hagerty Collection) prices have been revised based on real-life valuations from Gran Turismo partner, Hagerty. 

Hagerty provides valuations and vehicle insurance for classic cars and has sponsored some historic car events in recent years. 

New prices will be applied the next time a vehicle goes on sale. The next price revision is scheduled for November 2022. 

5. Race Screen 

 - Fixed an issue wherein the ‘Weather Radar’ on the ‘Multi-Function Display’ would not function properly in event races with weather and time set. 

6. Others 

 - Various other issues have been addressed. 

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