Five exciting new cars make their way into GT7 in time for the holidays.
Gran Turismo players! The 1.27 update for Gran Turismo 7 arrives today December 14 at 10pm PST*.
December brings five exciting new cars and Scapes – Norway being added
For those that participated in the limited timed Viewers Campaign in GT7 and answered the Day 4 question correctly, you will be given early access to the Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo vehicle as a gift on December 15. For more information, be sure to visit www.gran-turismo.com
For everyone else, the Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo will be available to everyone within Ferrari’s Brand Central, Ferrari starting December 23.
Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo
A single-seater concept that pushes the boundaries of the hyper car genre.
The Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo is the first Ferrari single-seater concept car dedicated to the world of virtual motor sport, with a spectacular and futuristic design founded in the Prancing Horse’s unequalled racing heritage. The Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo draws its inspiration from the fascinating world of Ferrari’s hugely successful 1960s and ‘70s sports-prototypes. Below hyper-modern bodywork and dramatic proportions, the car hides the DNA of masterpieces such as the Ferrari 330 P3 and the 512 S. It is a nod to the past, yet a powerful hint of the future of endurance racing. The Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo’s architecture is crafted around an advanced aerodynamic design and is equipped with the same engine architecture that powers the Ferrari 499P. Here, though, the engine has been made more extreme to develop no less than 1,030 CV (1,015.8 BHP) at 9,000 rpm, with an additional 240 kW (321.5 BHP) available through three electric motors, one on the rear axle and one on each of the front wheels.
Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm ’20
The peak of the Giulia line-up, this model celebrates 110 years of Alfa Romeo.
The Giulia GTA and GTAm are special editions of the Giulia released to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the founding of Alfa Romeo in 2020. Based on the high-performance Quadrifoglio model, performance has been increased even further for these anniversary editions. The power output of the 2.9L V6 twin-turbo engine has been increased to 532 BHP. Use of lightweight construction materials throughout the car has decreased the weight by 100 kg and the front and rear track width has been increased by 50 mm to shorten the effective wheelbase, all resulting in a significant improvement to handling. Additionally, the car features enlarged front fenders and arching over fenders on the rear, as well as several aerodynamic parts developed in conjunction with Alfa Romeo’s F1 partner Sauber. The GTAm offers a more hardcore setup designed for circuit use. It adds a larger front splitter and carbon fiber rear wing, while replacing the rear seats with a roll-cage.
Bugatti Chiron ’16
The successor to the ultra-high performance Veyron.
The Chiron is a super sports car unveiled by Bugatti in 2016. This limited production model was introduced as a follow-up to the Veyron, with only 500 units available worldwide. The exterior features large C-shaped lines that encircle the cabin and serve as air intakes. It also features an accentuated center-line inspired by the Type 57 Atlantic Coupe that increases straight line stability. The carbon fiber chassis provides the same level of rigidity as an LMP1 race car and houses an 8L W16 quad-turbo engine. This engine has been extensively tuned since the Veyron iteration to a maximum power output of 1,479.3 BHP and a maximum torque rating of 163.1 kgfm. The car is able to accelerate from 0-62.1 mph in 2.5s and a pre-production prototype was able to reach a maximum speed of 304.8 mph. In 2018, the Chiron Sport was introduced featuring an improved chassis weighing 18 kg less than the original. In 2019, the limited edition ‘Chiron Sport 110 Ans Bugatti’ was released to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Bugatti. Only 20 of these cars were made.
Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray ’20
The new generation midship Corvette.
The byword for the all-American sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette saw a historic change in 2019. Introduced that year, the eight generation Corvette became the very first in the line to use a midship layout. This revolutionary change is apparent from a single look at the exterior. The Chevrolet’s iconic long nose is nowhere to be seen, and with the cabin moved forward, the body fits the classic midship profile. Without an engine, the front section now serves as luggage space, meanwhile behind the engine sits another luggage area big enough for a golf bag. The V8 engine at the heart of the car is a new generation small block LT2 which was developed from the previous generation model C7’s LT1 engine. With 6.2L of displacement, it can produce 495.1 BHP/65.0 kgfm but also features fuel saving features like cylinder deactivation. The transmission is now only available as an 8- speed dual-clutch automatic but manual control is also possible using steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. The suspension uses double wishbone construction on all 4 corners and is available with a height adjustment system for handling high kerbs and other obstacles. The driver centered cockpit features a multifunctional infotainment system controlled by an 8-inch touchscreen. With the engine bay moved to the rear of the cabin, the new generation Corvette has shown itself to be a contender with exceptional performance in GT car racing.
Toyota Celica GT-FOUR Rally Car (ST205) ’95
The rally machine that left an impression on many fans, though it only competed for a short time.
After capturing the double title of both driver and maker championships thanks to the ST185’s brilliant showing in 1993, Toyota introduced the new ST205 Celica the following year, aiming to achieve even more victories. Although the new Celica had a bigger body, it had better weight distribution due to the enhanced stability from the expanded wheelbase and wheel track. Works team TTE was involved from the start of development, and key contributions were the improvement of overall aerodynamic and cooling performance. The Celica was planned to debut in the 1994 1000 Lakes Rally, but due to unexpected delays in undercarriage development it spent the season running trial races. Entering in 1995 as a full-scale participant, the Celica battled with the newly improved Subaru Impreza, and Didier Auriol brought in the first win in the 4th round at the Tour de Corse. Although Toyota continued to be afflicted by problems with the super strut suspension, the team continued racing and making improvements throughout the season to overcome the handicap. In the 7th round at Catalonia, the Celica was found to be in violation of the intake restrictor diameter regulation and was stripped of all points for the season. In opposition to the decision Toyota ceased participation in the WRC and the ST205’s appearance on the gala stage of the event was limited to just one season. Although it was only active for a short time, these machines gallant silhouette imprinted itself on the hearts of many fans. When discussing the Toyota rally scene, it is one car that must be mentioned.
Scapes – Norway have been added to the featured section
*December 15 at 6am GMT / 3pm JST..