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Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.17 Brings New Cars, Track and More

Gran Turismo 7 will receive update 1.17 next week, which will add brand new cars to Polyphony Digital’s latest driving sim for the PS4 and PS5. As for whether these cars will be available for free or as paid DLC remains unknown as of writing. Full patch notes will become available soon.

The CEO of Polyphony Digital and the producer of the Gran Turismo series, Kazunori Yamauchi took to Twitter to reveal that the next update, version 1.17, will be available to download starting next week.

Kaz shared an image with a darkened image of 3 cars, highlighting some of the new additions to Gran Turismo 7. This is one of several planned upgrades for the game, which will continue to provide free content long after it has been released. For what it’s worth, they are all classified as ‘free updates’ from Polyphony Digital, so there’s a chance they’ll release some paid DLC later.

If you’re curious about the changes, check out the official patch notes below for the latest additions to cars, tracks, and more.

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.17 Patch Notes

The main features implemented in Gran Turismo 7’s Update 1.17 on June, 2022 are as follows:

  • The following three new cars have been added:
    • SUZUKI V6 Escudo Pikes Peak Special ’98

    • Ford 1932 Ford Roadster

    • SUZUKI Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.3 Version)

  • The following new track has been added to the track lineup:
    • Watkins Glen International (Total Length: 5,423m. Elevation Change: 41m. Number of corners: 11. Longest Straight: 560m)

  • The following Extra Menus have been added to the Café with update 1.17:
    • Collection: Toyota 86 opens at Collector Level 20
    • Collection: Honda Type R’ opens at Collector Level 20
    • Collection: Rotary Engine opens at Collector Level 32

  • The following race track has been added as a featured Curation in Scapes:
    • Watkins Glen International

GT7 was developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game is the eighth chapter in the mainline Gran Turismo series. It was revealed during the PlayStation 5 reveal event on June 11, 2020, and was released on March 4, 2022 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, making it the series’ first multi-console entry.

The game uses the PlayStation 5’s improved processing capabilities, dedicated ray-tracing hardware, custom solid-state drive storage, Tempest Engine, and DualSense controller to support features like advanced haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, real-time ray tracing features during replays, 3D spatial audio, and faster loading times. Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 5 also has 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, as well as compatibility for high dynamic range.

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