Three new cars are coming to Gran Turismo 7 next week – between 25th-31st July 2022 – according to series producer Kazunori Yamauchi thanks to a new teaser image shared on Twitter.
As is the schedule for new Gran Turismo 7 content updates, through the month are various bug fixes and tweaks, while in the last full week of a month arrives something more substantial following a darkened image shared by Yamauchi.
We are certain with the Nissan on the right, but the other two are questionable. Let us know your theories in the comments below.
Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette KDR30
This racing Nissan Skyline from the early 1980s isn’t really a Skyline at all. It’s a thoroughbred racing car in a Skyline-aping frock. Its giant box arches and tall, but narrow, rear wing are the giveaways.
It’s powered by a relatively humdrum 2-litre four-cyclinder engine, but it’s been turbocharged to 570PS by Hasemi Motorsport.
Raced in the 1982 and 1983 seasons, it took seven victories in the FIA Group 5-regulation Japanese Super Silhouette championship. Also, it has Tomica sponsorship, the purveyors of the world’s cutest model cars.
Porsche 918 Spyder
Despite there being a slew – 20 to be exact – of Porsches old and new in Gran Turismo 7, the arguable pinnacle of its road-going car range has long been missing.
A variation of the McLaren P1 (albeit the track-only GTR) and the Ferrari LaFerrari are both present, but the 918 Spyder completes the ‘holy trinity’ of the mid-2010s hypercars – iconified by both Chris Harris and Top Gear/The Grand Tour.
We picked up on the silhouette’s vertical line down the hard-top roof, of which the 918 features in the real world with its removable hard top. The large rear wing on the 918 too can be set to a fixed ‘up’ position.
A classic sports car, estimate: Maserati A6GCS/53
This is where things get a little tricky. At the back of the shot is a drop-top roadster, with classic lines that mix curved front wings and boxy door openings. Let us know in the comments below your theory.
If we were to have an educated guess, it would be the Maserati A6GCS/53. It won the 2014 Gran Turismo Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance award, and for every car that wins developer Polyphony Digital aims to incorporate it into the Gran Turismo games. This one has been absent so far.
We’ll have more details about the latest Gran Turismo 7 update for you very soon.
Image source: Nissan and Porsche media archives, Motorsport Images