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Gran Turismo 7 Patch 1.17: New cars, a new circuit and extra menus

Bullet Club

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Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.17 brings three new 3 cars, an international circuit, and Extra Menus​


Latest update includes two legendary cars, one Vision GT, and the introduction of the Watkins Glen International circuit.

Attention Gran Turismo players! The June update for Gran Turismo 7 arrives today June 22 at 11:00pm PDT* (June 23 at 7am BST / 3pm JST).

Suzuki V6 Escudo Pikes Peak Special ’98

Returning to the series for the first time in a decade, the legendary Suzuki V6 Escudo Pikes Peak Special ’98 is a monster machine developed specifically to compete in the most extremely harsh conditions for any race car in conquering the treacherous hill climb. The frame is of an all-new design using an aluminum space frame. To maximize performance, the powertrain has been extensively modified, moving the engine from the base model’s front position to a midship configuration. The fully tuned 2.5L V6 engine has been fitted with twin turbochargers allowing it to produce a maximum 981 BHP and 95 kgfm maximum torque.

Suzuki Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.3 Version)

This model is a realization of Suzuki’s motor sporting prowess, extensively tuned to meet Gr.3 regulations. The base Suzuki VGT uses the 1,340 cm³ (1,340 cc) Hayabusa engine linked to 3 high-power electric motors on an all-wheel drive powertrain. This Gr.3 version however has been changed to a simple front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout with a V8 twin-turbo powerplant comprised of 2 Hayabusa engine blocks for a total displacement of 2,680 cm³ (2,680 cc). In this form, the monstrous engine can produce a maximum 577 BHP at an astoundingly high 10,000 rpm. Compared to the base model, the design aesthetics have been altered to achieve increased downforce, featuring an enlarged front spoiler as well as the addition of front and rear diffusers, a GT wing and air ducting on the bonnet.

1932 Ford Roadster

In the world of customized cars, the US is often number one in terms of quality, volume, and genre. The oldest genre of these, now an iconic part of American culture is the Hot Rod. This was a movement that originated in the 1930s, where the Ford Model T and the later Model A’s and Model B’s were heavily modified by their owners. Extensive exterior modifications were performed on these cars such as removing wheel arches, bonnets and cutting the body to make chop-top convertibles. More and powerful engines were then added to the cars as technology improved over the years.

Watkins Glen International

Nicknamed “The Glen”, Watkins Glen International is a historic road course found in New York State, roughly 260 miles northwest of New York City, which opened in 1956 and is surrounded by rolling hills. The first half of the track comprises high-speed sections with mid to high-speed corners, with the latter half features tight, technical turn combinations. The undulating track is also narrow which encourages high-intensity racing battles. The back straight leads to a high-speed chicane, immediately followed by a right turn into a banking section (Outer Loop), which is one of the track’s primary highlights. From there, the long course will run into the technical section known as “The Boot”, while the ‘Short Course’ bypasses this segment entirely.

Gran Turismo Café – Extra Menus

The following 3 Extra Menus have been added:
  • Toyota 86 Collection: Opens at Collector Level 20
  • Honda Type R Collection: Opens at Collector Level 20
  • Rotary Engine Collection: Opens at Collector Level 32
Be sure to stay tuned to official GT and PlayStation channels as there are plenty more updates to come from the team. Until then, happy racing!

 
 

ToadMan

Member
Watkins Glen - very nice, I love that track.

And some extra menus to go with it.

Good update.

Shame they still seem to be slow on updating the MP side - lobbies need extra options and QOL improvements for sure.
 

Skifi28

Member
Finally, a new track and a good one. I'm less happy about the cars. A pikes peak monster with nowhere really to race it other than the usual dirt tracks, a duplicate of a fantasy car and then the most random vehicle the could possibly include (though this one could be fun).

Now watch the new track come with a single or maybe 2 new events, that'd be hilarious.
 
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Skifi28

Member
I've never ran into that, but I don't own them all. Every one I have purchase or won, has cockpit.

All real world cars do, for sure.
Yeah, the real world cars all do and most VGTs, but there are a few without a cockpit because one was never made by the manufacturer like the Mercedes and the Mitsubishi. There could potentially be 1-2 more.
 
Is Pike's Peak already in the game? If so, I may have to finally purchase GT7 now. Was waiting on more patches and such, but that Escudo though....
 

SLB1904

Member
Do find me the interior of the Mercedes AMG VGT. I just drove it again to make sure, it doesnt have one, just like a few others.
Yeah you are right. I was looking and it doesn't have. I think I saw I post on twitter once about the car and i could see the interior from the exterior.
 

NewChoppa

Member
Is Pike's Peak already in the game? If so, I may have to finally purchase GT7 now. Was waiting on more patches and such, but that Escudo though....

Not at the moment. PD has held the exclusive rights to Pikes Peak for years now but still haven’t put it in their games…

There was a leaked image of a Suzuki VGT on a Pikes Peak scape, but knowing how PD function it’s very possible that they’d give us the scape locations and not the actual track to race on lol
 
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DeepEnigma

Gold Member
Not at the moment. PD had held the exclusive rights to Pikes Peak for years now but still haven’t put it in their games…

There was a leaked image of a Suzuki VGT on a Pikes Peak scape, but knowing how PD function it’s very possible that they’d give us the scape locations and not the actual track to race on lol
When they did include it, wasn't it always a hidden track?
 

Con-Z-epT

Gold Member
Imma be real - every time I mean to go back one page in the tuning shop or what it's called, I exit instead, and it's maddening..!
If you mean how it went back to the main menu if you tried to exit one of the three sub menus from "GT-Auto" than this was fixed with one of the last updates.
 
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NewChoppa

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When they did include it, wasn't it always a hidden track?
We had a portion of the track in GT2 and it was a hidden track in GT5 (couldn’t be accessed by normal means, had very outdated textures). We’ve not had the track feature in the series since then, sadly

Imma be real - every time I mean to go back one page in the tuning shop or what it's called, I exit instead, and it's maddening..!

GT Auto? They fixed that with last months update, it takes you back to the sub-menu instead of spitting you back out into the world map
 
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