Gran Turismo 7’s free April 1.13 update live, adds new cars and extra Spa layout

Thomas Harrison-Lord
Two Subarus, one Suzuki and a new Spa layout are now within Gran Turismo 7 after a new free patch. There are also significant changes to the Sport Mode too.
Gran Turismo 7's free April 1.13 update live, adds new cars and extra Spa layout

The first content-providing post-release update from Gran Turismo 7 is now live, and it includes a new Spa-Francorchamps layout plus three new cars and two new sets of Scapes.

The version 1.13 update is free, and available now for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. On the PS4 it weighs in at 4.698 GB and 2.657 GB on PS5.

Spa-Francorchamps 24h Layout

A specifically worded statement in March noted that there would be a new track ‘layout’ before the end of April.

We now know this is the version of Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps used for endurance race events. The corners and kerbs have not changed, and this venue already has dynamic time of day and weather.

Gran Turismo 7, Spa-Francorchamps 24h Layout pitlane

But now you can opt to have the start/finish line after La Source and before Eau Rouge and the pitlane is combined. That means the current Formula 1 pitlane and entrance added to the original pitlane, creating one long service area that starts at the Chicane and exits at the Kemmel straight.

Those who race in Assetto Corsa Competizione will be familiar with this layout.

Gran Turismo 7, Spa-Francorchamps 24h Layout startline

Three new cars

Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) ’91

Gran Turismo 7 Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) '91

As we confirmed yesterday (24th April), the Kei car convertible names after a hot beverage is now available within Gran Turismo 7 to sit alongside the Honda Beat. Just Autozam AZ-1 left to complete the trio of diminutive 90s Japanese sportscars.

This is an early specifically example, as the Cappuccino was first introduced in 1991. This will be available from the Used Car dealership pavilion from the 26th April and we’ll let you know the in-game price and PP level as soon as the information is available

  • Available within the Used Car dealership pavilion from 26th April 2022
  • Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) ’91 – 292.35 PP – 20,000 credits – Used Car Dealership

Subaru BRZ S ’21

Gran Turismo 7, Subaru BRZ S '21

The latest ZD8 BRZ is a platform brethren of the Toyota GR86. The Toyota is already in Gran Turismo 7, it debuted within GT Sport first in 2021, and it plus this BRZ will be used for a TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup round in July.

Front-engine, rear-wheel drive, manual gearbox. The antithesis of the electrified future, which is why we love it.

For reference, the mechanically similar GR86 has 482.73 PP and costs 33,500 credits from Brand Central.

  • Subaru BRZ S ’21 – 484.22 PP – 32,670 credits – Brand Central

Subaru BRZ GT300 ’21

Gran Turismo 7, Subaru BRZ GT300 '21

Introduced for the last season’s GT300 SUPER GT class, the racing version of the ZD8 Subaru BRZ sportscar claimed the drivers’ and team’s championships for the R&D Sport team at the first attempt.

It meant the first major championship, alongside the Nitro Rallycross title in the same year, for the Japanese marque since its former World Rally Championship and British Touring Car Championship achievements.

Driven by Takuto Iguchi and Hideki Yamauchi, it can now be driven by you and marks a fresh Gr.3 category car.

  • Subaru BRZ GT300 ’21 – 735.94 PP – 450,000 credits – Brand Central

Three new races

The World Circuits events have also expanded once again. Following three new, high-paying, events earlier this month, three more have been added at Spa-Francorchamps.

Gran Turismo 7 Spa-Francorchamps World Circuits new events
  • European Sunday Cup 500 – 20,000 credits
  • Japanese Clubman Cup 550 – 30,000 credits
  • World Touring Car 800 – 1,000,000 credits

Of note, the World Touring Car 800 is a 60-minute Gr.3 race with a gargantuan 1 million credit reward for first place. A Clean Race Bonus will boost these winnings even further.

Gran Turismo 7 Spa-Francorchamps World Circuits new event

Two new Scapes image sets

Gran Turismo 7, Gassho-style Houses in Ainokura, Scpaes

The off-track content within Gran Turismo 7 has also been updated too. Polyphony Digital’s obsession with the Scapes mode continues, with ‘Gassho-style Houses in Ainokura’ and ‘Cherry Blossoms at Night’ albums are now available.

Each includes several photo spots, mixing historic Japanese architecture and brightly coloured trees.

Gran Turismo 7, Cherry Blossoms at Night, Scpaes

Legend Car and Used Car Dealership tweaks

After the size of used and Legend cars available through these pavilions doubled in early April, there is now a new icon to show which vehicles gave been added each day.

Gran Turismo 7 Used Car Dealership Hot

There is already a warning when a car becomes Limited Stock, i.e. about to disappear from sale soon, and a blue book icon to show if you already have each car in your collection.

The new Suzuki Cappuccino will be available from the 26th April as part of a new ‘HOT’ car section in the Used Car dealership.

Gran Turismo 7 Brand Central New Icon

For Brand Central, there is a ‘new’ icon now for when fresh cars are added too.

Sport Mode car rentals

Now, if you don’t own a car yet and it’s required for a Sport Mode ranked online race, you will be able to rent, or borrow, a specific vehicle in order to take part.

As it transpires, all three races this week allow for a car rental. Even for Gr.4 and Gr.2 races, you can rent and use any car that fits the rules. Before this change, if you didn’t own the right vehicle, you could not compete.

Gran Turismo 7 Sport Mode car rentals

Being able to borrow the car required is now the same system as in GT Sport and something that was notable by its absence so far in Gran Turismo 7.

Sport Mode car rentals, Gran Turismo 7

Additional tweaks

There are a host of smaller changes too, such as a wide-body indicator in your Garage, an engine startup sound when you switch between cars, rear-wheel-drive car suspension physics changes and force feedback adjustments for the Fanatec Podium, Fanatec® GT DD Pro and Fanatec GT DD Pro + BoostKit peripherals.

The full 1.13 Gran Turismo 7 update changelog is below.

For more Gran Turismo 7 insight, listen to the latest episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast, with Valerio Gallo – the reigning Gran Turismo Olympic Virtual Champion and FIA Nations Cup champion who also features in the game.

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.13 April 2022 changelog

1. Cars
 - The following three new cars have been added:
  ・ Subaru BRZ GT300 ’21 (Purchasable at Brand Central;)
  ・ Subaru BRZ S ’21 (Purchasable at Brand Central;)
  ・ Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) ’91 (Purchasable from 26 April at the Used Cars dealership.)

2. Tracks
 - Spa-Francorchamps 24h Layout has been added.

3. World Circuits
 - The following three events have been added at Spa-Francorchamps:
  ・European Sunday Cup 500
  ・Japanese Clubman Cup 550
  ・World Touring Car 800

4. Scapes
 - The ‘Gassho-style Houses in Ainokura’ and ‘Cherry Blossoms at Night’ locations have been added to the featured section of Scapes;
 - A slideshow option has been added to Auto-Demo.

Other Improvements and Adjustments

  1. Title Screen
 -‘Topic News’ is now shown in the centre of the screen.

2. Used Cars Dealership
 - A ‘New’ label is now displayed for new cars available to buy that day;
 - The Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) ’91 will be on sale from 26 April as the ‘HOT’ car.

3. Legend Cars Dealership
 - A ‘New Stock’ label is now displayed for new cars available to buy that day.

4. Garage
 - ‘Wide Body’ is now displayed on all cars in your garage that have been modified with a wide body;
 - An engine start-up sound now plays when changing cars.

5. Race Screen
 - For races with time limits, moved the remaining time display to the centre of the screen and adjusted the design.

6. Rival Cars (AI)
 - Adjusted the driving line of rival cars at the Nürburgring.

7. Sport
 - It is now possible to enter some events by renting Event-Specified Cars, or with Garage Cars;
 - Videos are now played before the Finals of the ‘Nations Cup’ and ‘Manufacturers Cup’.
 - The following information is now displayed in the Event Screen displayed before each race:
  ・Tyre Wear Rate
  ・Fuel Consumption Rate
  ・Start Type
  ・Required Tyres (Only displayed if set)
  ・Required Pit Stop (Only displayed if set)
 - A racing etiquette video is now played when entering ‘Sport’ mode for the first time. This video introduces important driving recommendations for competing in races;
 - Added a ‘Race Details’ screen. The following information can be checked from the ‘Race Details’ icon on the right of the race entry screen.
  ・Basic Information
  ・Qualifying Settings
  ・Race Settings
  ・Penalty Settings
  ・Driving Option Restrictions

8. Livery Editor
 - Added a ‘Default Decal Colour’ in ‘Editor Settings’. ‘White’ or ‘Newest Colour Used’ are now selectable and by selecting ‘Newest Colour Used’ the newest colour that was last used will be selected.

9. Replay
 - Added the option to filter by genre or artist when selecting a Music Replay song;
 - For new replays, it is now possible to fast forward to the next lap.

10. Car Settings
 - Fixed an issue wherein the name of a Settings Sheet would disappear;
 - Fixed a Performance Points (PP) issue that would occur due to a Power Restrictor adjustment;
 - Fixed an issue wherein Performance Points (PP) would not be added correctly if certain settings or operations were performed. (The Performance Points may not calculate correctly in certain conditions such as if high-grip tyres are added to some cars.)

11. Car Behaviour
 - Adjusted the geometry calculations algorithm for the suspension. This has resulted in improved traction for rear-wheel drive cars and lessened reactions to weight transfer;
 - Adjusted the relationship between the controller inputs (Analogue stick, R2 button, Accelerator pedal on a steering wheel controller) and the position of the throttle.
 - Adjusted the steering speed of the analogue stick;
 - Adjusted the force feedback in the following steering wheel controllers:
  ・Fanatec® Podium
  ・Fanatec® GT DD Pro
  ・Fanatec® GT DD Pro + BoostKit

 - Adjusted the brake pressure control for all four brakes when entering a corner. As a result, the braking distance is reduced in general;

12. Settings (Controller Settings)
 - The strength of the trigger effect can now be adjusted from the Quick Menu displayed during a race, or from [Settings] > [Controller Settings] in the Pause Menu. ‘Trigger effect 1P (Accelerator)’ and ‘Trigger effect 1P (Brakes)’ can both be set to ‘Off,’ ‘Weak’ or ‘Strong;’
 - Changed the upper limit of the ‘Controller Steering Speed ​​Correction’ from 7 to 10 in [Settings] > [Controller Settings] > [Controller Steering Sensitivity] in the race Quick Menu, and Pause Menu.

13. Settings (Sound Volume)
 - The following eight sound options can now be adjusted from [Settings] > [Sound Volume] in the race Quick Menu and Pause Menu:
 ・ Race Sound Mode (Balanced BGM and Sound / Enhanced Sound / Race BGM Focus)
 ・ Play Race BGM (On / Off)
 ・ Race BGM (Volume)
 ・ Race Sound Effects (Volume)
 ・ Player Engine Noise (Volume)
 ・ Transmission Noise (Volume)
 ・ Tyre Squeals (Volume)
 ・ Rivals Engine Noise (Volume)

14. GT Auto
 - Fixed an issue wherein it would be possible to perform an oil change on a car that didn’t require one.

15. Cars
 - Fixed various issues with the following four cars:
  ・Honda Fit Hybrid ’14: the car’s body colour would not be applied to some parts on the underside;
  ・Jeep Willys MB ’45: the interior paint would not be applied when set;
  ・Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition (FK8) ’20: the decal graphic would become distorted when the decal was added from [Custom Parts] > [Front] > [Type A] in the livery editor;
  ・Ferrari 458 Italia ’09: the number decal would appear distorted when added to a car with a wide body modification.

16. Others
 - Various other issues have been addressed.

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