Gran Turismo 7’s June 2023 update: all you need to know

Thomas Harrison-Lord
The 1.35 update is available now for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 and includes three new cars. But, there are many more changes under the hood too.
Gran Turismo 7's June 2023 update - all you need to know

Yes, there is the Aston Martin Valkyrie, a first since (we believe) an AMR Pro variant within GRID Legends and the debut of an officially licenced version within the sim racing sphere. Happy days, Gran Turismo 7 players.

There are also further Music Rally challenges too, and more single-player races, so let’s dive into the details.

Music Rally is back!

The return of the esoteric beat-based game mode, as six new challenges have been added. You can’t avoid Music Rally, as it’s one of the first things you must play during the opening sequence of Gran Turismo 7. But then, strangely, it doesn’t makeup part of the main game, instead existing outside of the World Map.

Gran Turismo 7 - 12 Music rally

Even odder, there were only six events and a ‘coming soon’ message for further additions has been there five well over a year. That, interestingly, has also been removed, indicating that the total of 12 rallies is the complete set.

That changes now, with the following new tests:

7: JR JR – Good Old Days (Classixx Remix)
8: Jawsh685 – DRIFT
9: Nu Genea – Marechià (With Célia Kameni)
10: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Louis Clark – Hooked on America
11: Nothing But Thieves – Lifeʼs Coming In Slow
12: Masahiro Ando – Moon Over the Castle GT7 version

Gran Turismo 7 Music Rally new

An essential upgrade? Nope. Remember, they don’t even contribute to your daily miles or credit reserves. However, at least several other elements have been tweaked and added to before these since March 2022.

Five new engine swaps

Surprise! Something we hope continues now there’s a new process for purchasing engine swaps in-game, five new engine swap combinations are available. Simply own one of the cars below, save up some credits and visit GT Auto to place a new motor incongruously into it.

  • Alpine A110 Première Édition ’17 (Nissan GT-R Nismo VR38DETT engine)
  • Nissan Fairlady Z Version S (Z33) ’07 (Nissan GT-R R34 RB26DETT engine)
  • Nissan GT-R NISMO (R32) ’90 (Nissan GT-R Nismo VR38DETT engine)
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R V・spec II (R32) ’94 (Nissan R92CP VRH35Z engine)
  • Nissan Z Performance ’23 (Nissan GT-R Nismo VR38DETT engine)
Gran Turismo 7 Engine swap

The three new cars

Take the world’s best Formula 1 engineer and ask them to create the ultimate road-legal hypercar. That’s it. That’s the brief. And now you’ll be able to experience it, and even in PSVR2, thanks to Polyphony Digital. Only, instead of having to squeeze yourself into the compromised driving position and splashing out $3.5 million (!), it’s a mere 4 million in-game credits.

We did think that by rights this should be a car you need a Brand Central invitation to purchase, such as the One-77 and Vulcan models, but thankfully, that’s not the case. Phew!

Gran Turismo 7, Lap Time Challenge, Red Bull Ring, Aston Martin Valkyrie

Elsewhere, the blob eye Impreza makes a long-awaited debut (in both Brand Central and Used Cars) and so does the original (well, third iteration of) Lancer Evolution. Now, where’s the Evo VII-iX, please?

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie ’21  – 842.07pp – 4,000,000cr – Brand Central
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III GSR ’95 – 474.33pp – 100,000cr – Used Cars
  • Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STi ’04 – 491.591pp – 50,000cr – Brand Central (42,000cr Used Cars)

Four new World Circuits races

For those looking for new single-player events to participate, four more have been added. As ever, if you own the aforementioned new cars these are some events to test them out in. Notably, there’s a new dirt-based race at Fisherman’s Ranch, something that is scarcer than a Loch Ness Monster sighting.

Gran Turismo 7 New World Circuit
  • Fisherman’s Ranch – Japanese 4WD Challenge 600 – One lap, Japanese 4WD road car on dirt tyres, no pp limit – Maximum reward 30,000 credits
  • Red Bull Ring – Japanese 4WD Challenge 600 –Three laps, Japanese 4WD road car, no pp limit – Maximum reward 45,000 credits
  • Circuit de Sainte-Croix – Hypercar Parade – Three laps, Road car, no pp limit – Maximum reward 90,000 credits
  • Autopolis – World Touring Cars 800 – 10 laps, 5x fuel consumption, 10x tyre wear, 800pp or less, racing tyres – Maximum reward 90,000 credits
Gran Turismo 7 New World Circuit event

Two Extra Café Menus

There’s no need to win races to earn rewards here, simply buy and collect cars. Two fresh Extra Café Menus are now available, themed around Mitsubishi and Subaru, and the full prize conditions and details are listed below. As per the new single-player World Circuits races, these involved some of the newly-added vehicles.

    Extra Menu No.24, Collection: Subaru WRX

    Gran Turismo 7 Extra Cafe Menu Subaru WRX

    Collector Level 36 and above.

    Own the:

    Prize: Four-star Roulette Ticket

    Extra Menu No.25, Collection: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

    Gran Turismo 7 Extra Cafe Menu Mitsubishi

    Collector Level 30 and above.

    Own the:

    • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III GSR ’95 – Brand Central
    • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR T.M. EDITION Special Color Package ’99 – Brand Central
    • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition ’15 – Brand Central

    Prize: Four-star Roulette Ticket

    There are also five new design-based conversations now added to the Café too.

    Fanatec now part of the line-up

    Fanatec Gran Turismo Brand Central

    Following the announcement that Fanatec steering wheel devices will now be used for official Gran Turismo World Series esports events, starting with the upcoming Showdown, the German peripheral manufacturer has a museum within Brand Central and the livery editor as a selectable logo.

    Fanatec Gran Turismo Brand Central stickers livery

    A new Lap Time Challenge

    If you don’t have the 4 million credits required to buy the new Aston Martin from the off, then you can at least test yourself in one during the new Lap Time Challenge within Sport Mode. Set a good time, and you could even net yourself half of its purchase price as a reward, too.

    Several smaller tweaks

    Alongside the addition of  ‘Monterey’ and ‘Field of Flowers’ scape locations and the 2023 real-world season livery for Gran Turismo World Series champion Igor Fraga’s SUPER GT Lexus, there has been a change to gamepad steering sensitivity, eight songs cannot be used in broadcast mode, required tyres will now show during the pit-in process (handy for Sport Mode events with mandated compound swaps) and cars now yet acquired in Café Extra Menus now display their availability status.

    Gran Turismo 7 where to buy extra cafe menu vehicles 02

    The in-race HUD now has a different icon for cars with the ability to use KERS too. The full changelog is listed below, courtesy of the Gran Turismo website.

    Gran Turismo 7 Igor Fraga Super GT Lexus 2023

    But, what about new tracks, Vision Gran Turismo models and GT Sophy, we hear you ask. Well, we don’t know anything, but with an in-person esports Showdown event and the Gran Turismo movie both launching in August, that would probably be the most opportune moment for something significant, don’t you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

    Gran Turismo 7 update 1.35 June 2023 changelog

    1. Cars
     - The following three new cars have been added:
      ・Aston Martin Valkyrie ’21
      ・Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III GSR ’95 (Purchasable at ‘Used Cars’)
      ・Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STi ’04 (Purchasable at ‘Brand Central’ and ‘Used Cars’)

     - A new livery has been added for the following car:
      ・Lexus RC F GT3 ’17

    2. World Circuits
     - The following new events have been added to ‘World Circuits’:
      ・Fisherman’s Ranch
       - Japanese 4WD Challenge 600
      ・Circuit de Sainte-Croix
       - Hypercar Parade
      ・Red Bull Ring
       - Japanese 4WD Challenge 600
       - World Touring Cars 800

    3. Music Rally
     - The following 6 events hvae been added to ‘Music Rally’
      ・Good Old Days (Classixx Remix)
      ・Marechia (With Célia Kameni)
      ・Hooked on America
      ・Life’s Coming in Slow
      ・Moon Over the Castle GT7 version

    4. Scapes
     - The ‘Monterey’ and ‘Field of Flowers’ locations have been added as featured Curations in Scapes.

    5. Café
     - The following two Extra Menus have been added
      ・Extra Menu No. 24: ‘Collection: Subaru WRX’ (Collector Level 26 and above);
      ・Extra Menu No. 25: ‘Collection: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution’ (Collector Level 30 and above);

     - Added new sets of conversations with the Car Designers and Characters appearing in the Café. These new conversations can be accessed by changing to the following cars in ‘Garage’ and speaking with the Characters in the Café:

       - Chris
        ・Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce ’67
        ・Aston Martin Valkyrie ’21

       - Jeremy
        ・Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III GSR ’95
        ・Nissan GT-R NISMO (R32) ’90

       - Stella
        ・Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STi ’04

    6. Brand Central - New Museum section for ‘Fanatec’ has been added for Europe;

    7. GT Auto
     - Car Customisation
      ・’Fanatec’ has been added to the pre-set decals in the Livery Editor;
      ・13 ‘Real Car Paint’ colours have been added to Paint Colour.

     - Car Maintenance & Service
      Engine Swaps have been added for the following cars: (Unlocked at Collector Level 50)
      ・Alpine A110 Première Édition ’17
      ・Nissan Fairlady Z Version S (Z33) ’07
      ・Nissan GT-R NISMO (R32) ’90
      ・Nissan Skyline GT-R V・spec II (R32) ’94
      ・Nissan Z Performance ’23

    8. Sport
     - Rewards will now be awarded at the end of a Season based on the player’s final ranking. Once the final ranking has been confirmed, eligible players may access their rewards by entering ‘Sport’ mode. This reward will start to be awarded from the ‘Gran Turismo World Series 2023 – Manufacturers Cup.’

    9. Multiplayer
     - ‘Settings Options’ has been added to the Room Settings in Lobby mode. When the ‘BoP/Tuning Prohibited’ is set to ‘On,’ the ‘Allowed’ and ‘Prohibited settings can be applied freely with this option.

    Other Improvements and Adjustments

    1. Physics Simulation Model
     - Adjusted the effect of the ‘Brake’ while Auto-Drive.

    2. Cars
     - Fixed an issue wherein adding wide body modifications would cause visual aberrations in liveries around the front end in the following cars:
      ・Alpine A110 ’72

     - Changed the overtake indicator display for the following vehicles with boost functions such as KERS:
      ・Aston Martin Valkyrie ’21
      ・Dodge SRT Tomahawk GTS-R VGT
      ・Dodge SRT Tomahawk S VGT
      ・Dodge SRT Tomahawk X VGT
      ・Infiniti Concept VGT
      ・Lexus LF-LC GT VGT
      ・Nissan NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 VGT
      ・Toyota FT-1 VGT

     - Adjusted the motor gear ratio in the following cars:
      ・Lamborghini Lambo V12 VGT

    3. World Circuits
     - Fixed an issue in Custom Race wherein loading saved race settings that included cars prohibited from racing in dirt would allow said cars to be used on ‘Dirt’ tracks.

    4. Café
     - Cars yet to be obtained now display their availability status in the Extra Menu list.

    5. GT Auto
     - The engine start-up sound now plays after performing an Engine Swap in Car Maintenance & Service.

    6. Sport
     - Entry screens now display the ‘Wall Collision Penalty’ setting under ‘Penalty Settings.’

    7. Race Screen
     - The pit-in menu during races now displays required tyres and previously used tyre types.

    8. Sound
     - The following tracks have been added to the list of BGM that may have copyright restrictions when streaming. These tracks will not be played when ‘Broadcast Mode’ is turned ‘On’:
      ・Bizcochito / Rosalía
      ・I Don’t Care / Major Lazer featuring Lous and the Yakuza
      ・Unstoppable / Kim Dracula
      ・Baby It’s You (George Fitzgerald Remix) / London Grammar
      ・Life’s Coming in Slow / Nothing But Thieves
      ・VROOM / The FaNatTiX feat. Idris Elba, Davido, Koffee, Moelogo and Lil Tjay
      ・SQUAD / Disciples and GoldLink
      ・DRIFT / Jawsh685 + Click & Press

    9. Controllers
     - Adjusted the steering sensitivity of the left stick and directional buttons when using a wireless controller.

    10. PlayStation®VR2
     - Fixed an issue wherein using PlayStation®VR2 in ‘2P Split Screen’ mode would cause VR replay to unintentionally play after the race.

    11. Localisation
     - Fixed various text localisation issues.

    12. Others
     - Various other issues have been addressed.

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