Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.44 brings 3 new cars, an extra Café Menu, 3 World Circuit Events, and more

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Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.44 brings 3 new cars, an extra Café Menu, 3 World Circuit Events, and more

This month’s update includes the return of the legendary Toyota GT-One (TS020) '99.

Gran Turismo players! Look forward to many new exciting updates this month including the return of the legendary Toyota GT-One (TS020) ‘99 to Gran Turismo! New GT Cafe Menu, 3 new World Circuits, and limited timed GT Auto Livery Editor will surely keep you racing this month. 

Update 1.44* for Gran Turismo 7 is available as of Wednesday, March 27 at 11:00pm PST / March 28 at 6:00am GMT / 3:00pm JST. Read on for more details.

*Internet connection and Gran Turismo 7 game required for update.

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.44 brings 3 new cars, an extra Café Menu, 3 World Circuit Events, and more

3 new cars added this month

Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus ’16

(Can be purchased at Brand Central)

The 2nd generation of Audi’s road going sports car which shares the name of the Le Mans winning R8.

Originally a Le Mans Prototype race car, the name and technology from the ‘R8’ were carried over to create the R8 road car which debuted in 2006. The car was met with worldwide critical acclaim and a 2nd generation model was introduced in 2016. While this new model retains the key concepts behind the vehicle, it uses new versions of the lightweight Audi Space Frame made with lightweight materials, and their full-time 4WD ‘quattro’ system. 

While aesthetically like its predecessor in many ways, almost all of its exterior details are completely different. Following on from the previous model, the powerplant is a 5.2L naturally aspirated V10. However, even the new base model R8 produces 532.5 BHP, which is a 14.8 BHP improvement over its predecessor. The new line-up also features the high-performance ‘R8 V10 Plus’ model which tunes the same engine up to 601.6 BHP and adds a fixed rear wing and mechanical LSD as standard.

Lamborghini Urus ’18

(Can be purchased at Brand Central)

Lamborghini’s answer to the global SUV boom.

Introduced in 2018 in response to the global SUV boom, the Urus is a “Super SUV” from renowned super sportscar manufacturer Lamborghini. Styled with sharp lines and an edgy design similar to mid-ship models of the same generation of Lamborghinis, the car is based on a specially tuned version of the platform used on other full-size SUVs from the Volkswagen Group. Mounted at the front is a 4-litre twin-turbo V8, the first ever forced induction engine ever in a Lamborghini, producing 641 BHP and 86.68 kgfm. The drivetrain is a a full-time 4WD system with 40:60 distribution front to rear as default, which can be adjusted from 70:30 to 13:87 according to the situation. 

Additionally, the car features adaptive air suspension, rear-wheel steering and torque vectoring to deliver the type of handling and cornering performance befitting a super SUV. It also features optional driving modes for off-road and desert driving. It’s ability to accelerate from 0-62.1 mph in 3.6 seconds, 0-124.3 mph in 12.8 seconds and a top speed of 189.5 mph made it truly worthy of its title as the world’s fastest SUV on its debut.

Toyota GT-One (TS020) ’99

(Can be purchased from Legend Cars)

The Toyota endurance race car that achieved a class win at Le Mans in 1999.

In the early 1990s, Toyota set out to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans with its Group C TS010 racing car. Several unsuccessful years followed, but the company would return for the 1998 season with the Toyota GT-One (TS020). During its Group C racing days, Toyota developed its race cars almost exclusively within Japan. However, they would revamp their plans and entrust this project to the group in charge of their World Rally Championship activities, German-based TTE (Toyota Team Europe), to claim overall victory once again in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

The new Le Mans car, the GT-One, was designed by Andre De Cortanze, a racing car design genius with a brilliant track record in top motorsports races such as F1, Le Mans and WRC. De Cortanze designed the Peugeot 905B, the first Group C Peugeot car to claim victory at Le Mans in 1992 and 1993, and he incorporated the latest in F1 technology into the design of the GT-One Le Mans car. Its carbon-composite monocoque body was developed for aerodynamic performance, and it featured the same twin-turbocharged 3.6 L V8 developed during the company’s Group C days. The suspension had very long arms in both the front and rear, allowing for an ideal suspension geometry.

Café / Extra menus

The following Menu has been added to the Extra Menus section:

  • Extra Menu No. 37: Jaguar (Collector Level 41 and above)

World Circuits (Event)

The following new events have been added to ‘World Circuits’:

  • European Clubman Cup 600 – Blue Moon Bay Speedway – Infield A Reverse
  • Schwarzwald League – High Speed Ring Reverse
  • World Touring Car 900 – 24 Heures du Mans race track

GT Auto / Livery Editor

Official TV animation series Highspeed Étoile’ stickers available for a limited time.

For a limited time, 26 stickers including 8 title logos and 18 main character stickers themed on the Japanese TV anime “Highspeed Étoile” will be provided in the preset decals of the Livery Editor. (*) The original TV animation “Highspeed Étoile” depicting a world of motorsports in the near future is planned for broadcast in Japan starting April 2024. We will be updating information regarding the period of availability at a later date.

Scapes

Fukushima has been added as a featured Curation in Scapes

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