Gran Turismo 7’s May 1.15 update adds wild Suzuki, Café Menu Books, tweaks physics

Three new cars have been added to Gran Turismo, including a Vision GT Suzuki and the Toyota Hypercar, but the new Café challenges, Sport Mode Time Trials and birthday rewards are the main changes.
Gran Turismo 7’s May 1.15 update adds wild Suzuki, Café Menu Books, tweaks physics

This month’s free Gran Turismo 7 update is now live for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 drivers, and it’s substantial with three new cars – one of which is a brand new Vision GT concept – plus new races and a host of changes and fixes.

Before we dive into the details, the version 1.15 update weighs in at 987 MB on PS4 and 938.9 MB on PS5.

Three new cars

Toyota GR010 Hybrid ’21

Gran Turismo 7 update 1.15 Toyota Hypercar GR010

We’ve known this was coming for some time, ever since the schedule for the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup was revealed in April. We could also tell from the recent update teaser.

However, it’s finally here. The 2021-specification Hypercar, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship last season in all its electrified Gr.1 glory.

  • Toyota GR010 Hybrid ’21 – 884.24 PP – 3,000,000 credits – Brand Central

Roadster Shop Rampage

Gran Turismo 7 update 1.15 Roadster Shop Rampage

In what was known as the ‘GoPro Camaro’, the 2014 SEMA award-winning modified Camaro appears without the ‘Camaro’ name or the action-camera sponsorship, perhaps understandably.

This carbon fibre-bodies restomod has a tuned LS7 V8 under the hood and joins four other SEMA prize-winning cars within Gran Turismo 7.

  • Roadster Shop Rampage – 668.92 PP – 300,000 credits – Brand Central

Suzuki Vision Gran Turismo

Gran Turismo 7 update 1.15 Suzuki Vision Gran Turismo

This is a pleasant surprise. The Gran Turismo fraternity has been speculating all week as to the identity of a mystery roadster. Approximations of a Corvette or a Ferrari were wide of the mark, as a new Vision Gran Turismo concept from Suzuki is the answer.

The diminutive open-top sportscar features a front-mid-mounted Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle engine that revs to 9,700rpm mated to three electric motors for the craziest hybrid drivetrain in automotive culture.

Suzuki Concepts GSX-R-4 Gran Turismo 4

It reminds us of the imaginatively titled ‘Suzuki Concepts’ GSX-R/4 (pictured above) from Gran Turismo 4 but reinterpreted for the modern age.

With a featherweight 970kg curb weight, this is a Vision GT car that we’re pining to exist in the real world. Build it, Suzuki. Build it.

  • Suzuki Vision Gran Turismo – 611.32 PP – 1,000,000 credits – Brand Central

Three new Café Menu Books

We thought the Café Menu Book career was complete – but alas not.

Three new books, and therefore associated races and prizes have been added:

  • Menu Book No. 40: Enter the ‘Lightweight K-Cup’
  • Menu Book No. 41: Enter the ‘Vision Gran Turismo Trophy’
  • Menu Book No. 42: Enter the ‘Gr.1 Prototype Series’

Up until this point, the endgame was reached at Café Menu Book 39 – although there were always additional races to take part in within the World Circuits area and online.

Gran Turismo 7 new Café Menu Books

The ending still triggers at the same place, so you’ll need to unlock that first before trying these new additions and provided you have reached Collector Level 20 – which by that stage, you likely have.

Book 42 will appear once you surpass Collector Level 30, and 55 more conversations have been added to the Café so you can widely talk about the styling of the Audi TT to your heart’s content.

Gran Turismo 7 cafe menu book six-star roulette ticket

The prize for the Lightweight K-Cup is a Radical SL ’13, whereas the prize for books 41 and 42 are six-star Roulette Tickets – the highest value available.

Nine new World Circuits events

To go with the expansion of the Café Menu Books come nine new World Circuits events. Now, be warned, these aren’t on top of the new Books, but rather these are the new races for the Books.

But, if you don’t want to complete the Café or would like some races to re-try or earn credits from, then the following are now available:

Lightweight K-Cup

  • Tokyo Expressway – South Clockwise
  • Autodrome Lago Maggiore – West End Reverse
  • Willow Springs International Raceway: Streets of Willow Springs

Vision Gran Turismo Trophy

  • Kyoto Driving Park – Yamagiwa
  • Deep Forest Raceway Reverse
  • Autódromo de Interlagos

Gr. 1 Prototype Series

  • Circuit de Sainte-Croix – C
  • Suzuka Circuit
  • Daytona Road Course

Kerb exploit removed

Recently, around the Kyoto Driving Park circuits, you could ‘ditch hook’ around the kerbing to gain additional time. This in particular affected Daily Race C from the week commencing 9th May.

While these tracks were carried over from GT Sport, they were revised, with the kerbing being replaced.

Gran Turismo 7 Kerb exploit removed

Following the 1.15 update, when you try to hook your tyre over the inside of a kerb, you lose traction on the grass, sometimes firing you across the road. Problem solved.

Birthday rewards

A feature in past Gran Turismo games, but notable only by its absence in Gran Turismo 7 until this point, players will now receive a gift from the Café on their birthday.

I always remember receiving the most humdrum economy cars for my birthday rewards in prior Gran Turismo games, but that was all part of the fun.

The ‘Birthday Present Tickets’ are dished out by Sarah in the Café and can be claimed a week before or after the date of birth registered on the player’s account for PlayStation Network.

Online time trial returns to Sport Mode

The Sport Mode in Gran Turismo 7 is where you go for ranked competitive online races, and the upcoming Gran Turismo World Series esports competition.

Now, like in GT Sport, there will be regular Time Trials within this section too, where the aim is to simply top the leaderboards. We’ll keep these updated now too alongside our weekly playlist run down every Monday morning.

Gran Turismo 7 Online time trial returns to Sport Mode

For now, the first event is any Gr.3 car around Suzuka. See you on the leaderboard.

New scapes locations

Continuing the trend of slowing addition to the car roster is the incremental expansion of the game’s photographic locations aka Scapes.

Gran Turismo 7 New Orleans Scapes

This time New Orleans is now the featured section for the month, while three new spots have been added to the ‘After the Rain’ collection. Damp.

Legend Cars Dealership price changes

As covered in our guide to the Legend Cars Dealership, the pricing will fluctuate based upon real-world valuations thanks to insurance provider Hagerty. This has now changed for May, with a new update planned for August 2022.

Gran Turismo 7 Legend cars price changes

Has something on your wishlist just increased in price? Keep your eyes peeled for the blue up arrow, or red down arrow, next to each car’s price for an indication of appreciation or depreciation.

Mission reset

Four Mission events have been tweaked following user feedback, and as a result, the leaderboards have been reset. If you’ve been struggling with any of the below, now if you chance to try again.

Moby Dick

  • Pit In or Stay Out 1

The Human Comedy

  • Kyoto Driving Park One Hour
  • Deep Forest Raceway One Hour
  • Alsace One Hour

GT Auto menu change

Hallelujah! When you back out of the ‘Car Maintenance & Service sub-menu, it no longer takes you to the World Map, but the GT Auto menu. Thank goodness for that! Best change in this update…

Gran Turismo 7 GT Auto menu

The force feedback on some Fanatec wheels has also been adjusted, and ‘Equal Condition Mode’ has been added to the multiplayer options – but still no fix to the host migration – seven new car colours are now available in GT Auto and you can now directly export in-game images at 3840×2160 pixels on a PS5 or PS4 Pro. This latter feature got Traxion.GG’s Ross hot under the collar.

The full changelog is below.

Gran Turismo 7 May update 1.15 changelog

1. Cars
 - The following three new cars have been added:
  ・Roadster Shop Rampage (Purchasable at Brand Central;)
  ・Toyota GR010 HYBRID ‘21 (Purchasable at Brand Central;)
  ・SUZUKI Vision Gran Turismo (Purchasable at Brand Central.)

2. Café
 - It is now possible to receive ‘Birthday Present Tickets.’ Those tickets can be received from Sarah in the Café, and can be claimed a week before or after the date of birth registered on the player’s account for PlayStation™Network;
 - The following three new Menu Books have been added:
  ・Menu Book No. 40: Enter the ‘Lightweight K-Cup’
  ・Menu Book No. 41: Enter the ‘Vision Gran Turismo Trophy’
  ・Menu Book No. 42: Enter the ‘Gr.1 Prototype Series’

The new Menu Books No. 40 and 41 will appear after clearing Menu Book No. 39 (‘Championship: World GT Series’) and having watched the ending, with a player’s Collector Level of at least 20. Menu Book No. 42 will appear when the above conditions are met and the player’s Collector Level is at least 30;
 - Added 55 sets of new conversations with the Characters appearing in the Café.

3. World Circuits
 - The following new events have been added to ‘World Circuits’:
  ・Lightweight K-Cup
   - Tokyo Expressway – South Clockwise
   - Autodrome Lago Maggiore – West End Reverse
   - Willow Springs International Raceway: Streets of Willow Springs
  ・Vision Gran Turismo Trophy
   - Kyoto Driving Park – Yamagiwa
   - Deep Forest Raceway Reverse
   - Autódromo de Interlagos
  ・Gr. 1 Prototype Series
   - Circuit de Sainte-Croix – C
   - Suzuka Circuit
   - Daytona Road Course

In order to play these new events, it is necessary to unlock and accept Menu Books No. 40, 41, and 42 in the Café.
 - Adjusted the rewards for Arcade Races and Custom Races;
 - Added the ‘Race Settings’ option to the Quick Menu of Custom Races.

4. Showcase
 - It is now possible to export photos taken in Scapes or Race Photo mode to the ‘Media Gallery’ of the PlayStation®5 console and the ‘Capture Gallery’ of PlayStation®4 system. The resolution of the exported images are individually adjusted on the PS5™ and PS4™, and can be shared to various Social Media platforms or transferred to a USB drive, with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels on PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4 Pro console, and 1920×1080 pixels on PlayStation®4 system. The export function is only available from [Showcase] > [My Items] menu. In addition, photos set to ‘Open to All’ from ‘My Items’ within Showcase and displayed in the ‘Gallery’ within My Page can be downloaded at their original resolution from the ‘My Page’ area of the official website’s GT7 section.
 - Added a ‘Like/Comment’ button to the Quick Menu of shared replay content. Pressing this button will open the Details screen of the content.

5. Scapes
 - The ‘New Orleans’ location has been added to the featured section of Scapes;
 - Three spots have been added to the existing ‘After the Rain’ featured section.

6. GT Auto
 - The following seven new paint colours have been added:
  ・BAC Titanium Metallic
  ・Jaguar Salsa
  ・Nissan Storm White
  ・Subaru BRZ GT300 Blue
  ・Suzuki Cordoba Red
  ・Suzuki Flame Orange
  ・Suzuki Satellite Silver Metallic

7. Garage
 - It is now possible to use the up/down directional buttons, in addition to the right stick, to scroll through the car description text from the [Car Collection].

8. Auto Demo
 - A new spot has been added to the slideshow of Scapes;
 - When a Scapes slideshow is played during the auto demo, it is possible now to go directly to the [Scapes] photo spot by pressing the △ button. (This will become available only after the [Scapes] Pavilion is unlocked and the Tutorial has been completed.)

9. Sport
 - [Online Time Trial] has been added to Sport;
 - New information have been added to the event details screen, and other information have been edited.

10. Multiplayer
 - An ‘Equal Condition Mode’ option has been added to to the ‘Time / Weather Settings.’ When this option is turned ‘On’, the ‘Variable Time Speed Rate’ setting will not be available.

11. Race Screen
 - A display has been added to the car name indicator to show the distance to the penalty line.

12. Rankings
 - The ‘Top 10 Stars’ ranking can now be displayed in the Licence Centre, Missions, and Circuit Experience Rankings.

13. My Page
 - An indicator showing the progress to the next Driver Rating has been added to the Profile.

Other Improvements and Adjustments

1. Collector Level
 - A notification indicating when new ‘Missions’ have been unlocked after levelling up has been added to the Level Up sequence. The notifications for levelling up and unlocking more ‘Tuning Shop’ areas will now appear separately.

2. Legend Cars Dealership
 - In the Hagerty Collection, prices have been revised according to real world valuations under guidance from Hagerty. Hagerty is an American company that provides car insurance and valuation for classic cars, and has also sponsored many historic car events in recent years. The new prices will be applied from the next lineup update. The next pricing revision is planned for August 2022.

3. Car Settings
 - Fixed an issue wherein Performance Points were not being calculated correctly when changing gear ratios in the transmission settings;
 - Adjusted the calculation formula for the Transmission Settings.

4. Physics Simulation Model
 - Fixed the operation of the overtake system for the ‘SF19 Super Formula / Toyota ’19’ and ‘SF19 Super Formula / Honda ’19’;
 - Fixed an issue wherein cars would drive unnaturally faster when tyres drove over some kerbstones;
 - Fixed an issue wherein auto-drive and automatic gear shifts would repeatedly shift up and down, causing the car to not accelerate when the gears were set to an extreme gear ratio.

5. Steering Controller
 - Fixed an issue wherein the game would crash if resuming from Rest Mode while using the Logitech G923 Racing Wheel;
 - Adjusted the force feedback strength of the THRUSTMASTER® T-GT / Fanatec® Podium / Fanatec® GT DD Pro. While using the steering wheels listed below, if the values of the ‘Force Feedback Max. Torque’ or ‘Force Feedback Sensitivity’ under [Controller Settings] > [Steering Force Feedback] options are set very high, the wheel may vibrate violently. If this happens, please set a lower value.

 ・Thrustmaster® T300
 ・Thrustmaster® T500
 ・Thrustmaster® T-GT
 ・Fanatec® CSL Elite Racing Wheel
 ・Fanatec® Podium
 ・Fanatec® GT DD Pro

6. Cars
 - Fixed an issue with the livery for the Ferrari 512 BB ’76 wherein the livery would become distorted near the fuel filler and engine cover;
 - Fixed the interior instrument meter graphics for the Mazda Eunos Roadster (NA Special Package) ’89;
 - Partially fixed the operation of the lights on the Volkswagen Scirocco R ’10;
 - Fixed the painted area while driving with the WORK Meister S1R wheels.

7. Sound
 - Fixed an issue wherein some music tracks that were selected in the ‘Race BGM’ playlist within ‘Showcase’ would not play back during an Arcade Race:
  ・Lenny Ibizarre – “Orpheus in the Underworld” Overture
  ・Lenny Ibizarre – Guillaume Tell (William Tell)
  ・Ouantic – Motivix Retrograde
  ・Rosalía – Bizcochito
  ・STR4TA – Aspects
 - Fixed an issue wherein Race BGM would not play back during a race event if a player entered a race with ‘Race BGM’ Playlist selected in ‘Showcase’ and the race event’s music track was not selected.

8. Missions
 - The rankings for the following events have been reset:
  ・Moby Dick
   - Pit In or Stay Out 1
  ・The Human Comedy
   - Kyoto Driving Park One Hour
   - Deep Forest Raceway One Hour
   - Alsace One Hour

9. Circuit Experience
 - It has been confirmed that some records in the below events’ rankings have been registered by using glitches and invalid manoeuvres, and as a result they have been individually deleted:
  ・Willow Springs International Raceway: Big Willow – Sector 1
  ・Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit – Sector 4

10. GT Auto
 - Changed the menu transition when leaving GT Auto.

11. Replays
 - Fixed an issue wherein the ‘Save Best Lap Replay’ button would disappear after using the ‘Save Replay’ function in the Time Trials of ‘World Circuits’, and the Online Time Trials or Qualifying Time Trials of the ‘Sport’ mode;
 - Fixed an issue wherein it was not possible to use the ‘Save Best Lap Replay’ function from the Quick Menu when the replay was uploaded to the rankings in the Online Time Trials or Qualifying Time Trials of the ‘Sport’ mode.

12. Race Screen
 - A transition animation has been added when changing the scale of the Weather Radar in the Multi Function Display using the up/down directional buttons;
 - Fixed an issue on the PlayStation®4 system wherein sometimes the lap time displayed turned red after pitting during a time endurance race;
 - During a Manufacturers Cup race, the manufacturer’s logo is now displayed next to the driver’s name appearing on the car name indicator.

13. Assist Settings
 - Adjusted the braking area for the ‘24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit’ on ‘Full Course’ and ‘No Chicane’ layouts.

14. Penalties
 - Adjusted the penalty judgement algorithm so that penalties will not be applied for minor contacts in ‘Sport’ mode and in ‘Lobby.’

15. Trophies
 - The trophies acquired on the PlayStation®5 console and PlayStation®4 system will now sync correctly;
 - Updated the description for the Trophy ‘Time Attacker’ to more accurately reflect the unlocking requirements.

16. Others
 - Various other issues have been addressed.

Source: Gran Turismo

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