Gran Turismo 7 launched too much fanfare earlier in 2022, with a stacked selection of cars, tracks and of course great visuals. It features an amazing soundtrack and is a throwback to the glory days of the series, following the lighter and less packed Gran Turismo Sport a few years ago. It’s had a tough time the past few months thanks to the credits and microtransactions controversy, but the game seems to have righted a lot of wrongs in recent months, and updates have added even more content to the game.
Now Gran Turismo 7 update 1.19 has dropped on the PS4 and PS5. Three new cars are part of this update, the Porsche 918 Spyder, the 1984 Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette and the amazing 1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder. Not only that but we have two new locations including Shikoku and Tomica Town , both of which in Japan. These are set to bring a fresh take on Japanese car culture, and will be other welcome additions to the game and add even more fun to players.
Cars with the new 2022 update in Gran Turismo 7
The Porsche 918 Spyder that’s added to the game is the 2013 model year example, and it’s a car that’s likely on its way to becoming a classic in its own right. The 918 Spyder was first shown to the world in 2010 at that year’s Geneva Motor Show, and it was among the original three hypercars that also included the Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1. The 918 Spyder has a 4.6-liter Porsche MR6 B8 under the hood along with two electric motors that provide the car with 875 hp.
The Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette Group 5 84 is a car that has already featured in the Gran Turismo games. But it hasn’t been seen since Gran Turismo 2 and first appeared in the series in the first game. The Skyline holds the longest gap between versions of the Gran Turismo games, with the car having a gap of 23 years since this latest version of Gran Turismo 2. In game, the car depicted is the 184 #11 KDR30 Super Silhouette entered by Hasemi Motorsport TOMICA in that year’s Fuji Super Silhouette series. The car was driven by Masahiro Hasemi, who took two wins during this period.
The latest new car is an iconic Maserati Spyder 54
The last car coming as part of this update is the Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder 54. It is a truly amazing machine that makes its debut in Gran Turismo as part of this update 1.19 for Gran Turismo 7, and it is one of the rarest Maseratis. in the world. The car is powered by a twin-cam, twin-ignition six-cylinder engine adapted from the previous A6GCS, and when one of the A6GCS/53s was sold in France in 2018, it sold for the staggering sum of $3,001.485. A truly remarkable sum of money.
The A6GCS/53 was a very important car in Maserati’s history. It provided the platform for Maserati to move from simply creating racing cars to a primarily road car business. This led to the 1954 A6G/54, a detuned, road-going version of the A6GCS/53 Corsa Spiders, and it was Maserati’s start of turning road cars into its core business, although of course they had continued the racing world. So, while the A6GCS/53 might be a little unknown to many people, it’s a very important car to feature in Gran Turismo 7.
GT7 adds new locations with update 1.19
Finally, we have two new locations as part of the update. Shikoki and Tomica Town, both in Japan. These locations are added as featured in Curation in Scapes, with Tomica Town being a die-cast town, based on the Tomica die-cast toy cars that first went on sale in the 1970s. It’s not new racetracks, it’s new content nonetheless and certainly unique and interesting additions to the game. The update is now available to download on the PS4 and PS5, so fire up your consoles if you want to enjoy new content.
Gran Turismo 7 is even more amazing
There has been some fantastic content for Gran Turismo 7 in recent months, helping to right the wrongs players suffered earlier in 2022. Of course, this won’t be the game’s last update and there will no doubt be more shiny cars coming to Gran Turismo 7 later in the year and beyond. It’s refreshing to see so much extra content coming into the game though, especially with a car as important as Maserati’s A6GCS/53. We can’t wait to hit the track in these three epic cars and see how they feel in the game.
Sources: Gran Turismo, Gran Turismo Wiki