A new behind the scenes video has been published on the Gran Turismo TV YouTube channel, and it features a brief interview with the series producer Kazunori Yamauchi.
As ever, he talks about the bigger picture of car culture and how the Gran Turismo series aims to invoke passion among car enthusiasts.
Most cars in the upcoming Polyphony Digital racer at first seem to be carried across from 2018’s GT Sport, but with each passing trailer, teaser and interview, more are revealed. There’s a real mix of the old and the new here, so let’s dive in.
Every new vehicle in Gran Turismo 7 – The Starting Line (Behind The Scenes)
Alpine A220 1986 – New to the Gran Turismo series, this French sports car competed in the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans. In the trailer, two of them can be seen racing at Monza alongside the Jaguar XJ13 and..
Chaparral 2J – A returning favourite to the Gran Turismo series of games, last seen in Gran Turismo 6. It has a working fan for added downforce.
Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 (C4) ’90 – The C4 was in production for a whopping 13 years. Here we see it drifting, presumably in the game’s photo mode. The C4 model was last seen in Gran Turismo 6 in the ‘GRAND SPORT’ guise, but this looks to be a ZR-1 model, last seen way back in Gran Turismo 2.
Then we have a series of cars in list form behind Kaz’s head. Blink and you’ll miss them!
McLaren F1 GTR Race Car ‘97 – Last seen in Gran Turismo 6
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe ‘54 – Last seen in Gran Turismo 6
Volkswagen Polo GTI ‘14 – New to the Gran Turismo series. Prior to 2014, the Polo GTI had a unique 1.4-litre engine that was both turbocharged and supercharged, but this changed during this model year, so we suspect this is facelifted 1.8-litre model.
BMW M3 ‘89 – New to the Gran Turismo series. This is a curio, as the Sport Evolution from the same year is already in GT Sport, but this is the ‘entry level’ version. This has a smaller engine, less aggressive suspension and a less-bulging body.
Porsche Carrera RS (993) ‘96 – New to the Gran Turismo series. Aha, before you suggest that this is already in GT Sport, that’s the Club Sport version with the giant rear wing, and here, there is no rear wing.
Porsche Spyder type 550/1500RS ‘55 – New to the Gran Turismo series.
Porsche Carrera RS (964) – New to the Gran Turismo series. We can only see a very small part its rear and name, but we’re confident this is the specific model.
Mercedes-AMG GT-R ‘17 – New to the Gran Turismo series. The GT S is already included, but this is the more hardcode GT-R variant.
BMW 3.0 CSL (E9) ‘72 – A racing homologation limited edition, aka the Batmobile.
The mysterious BMW M3
Help! There’s a BMW M3 listed, but all you can see is ‘BMW M3’ and not the model year despite freezing each frame – so far that is. Let us know in the comments below if you’ve spotted it.
New-to-GT7 vehicles seen in previous trailers
There’s a host of new-to-GT7 vehicles also in this trailer, but if you’ve been eagled-eyed, you will have seen them in previous game trailers.
- Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion ‘97
- Porsche Carrera ‘04
- Aston Martin DB5 ‘64
- Mercedes 300 SL (W194) CN.194 ‘52
- Porsche 917
- Porsche 917 Living Legend Concept
- Willys Jeep MB
- Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Berlinetta
- Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV
- Vision GT Lamborghini
Deep Forest Raceway returns in Gran Turismo 7
Those bright neon lights swirling across the screen during the trailer? If you pause, screenshot and rotate, you end up with the track map of Deep Forest Raceway. Damn, Polyphony Digital – that’s one hell of a teaser!
If you spot anything else in the latest video, please add it to the comments section below and stay tuned to Traxion.GG for the latest Gran Turismo 7 news and analysis.