Here are the four new cars lined up for Gran Turismo 7 this week

The next update for Gran Turismo 7 is only a few days away and will be released on the morning of April 27th, 2023, and we now know that it will feature four brand new cars.

It will also pave the way for the upcoming Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup and Olympic Esports Week events. While we don’t know of any quality of life changes just yet, those will arrive in two days with the patch notes, series producer Kazunori Yamauchi tweeted the now-standard shaded teaser image.

It shows which new vehicles will arrive and how many. Here’s what appears to be on the way shortly

Jaguar XJ220

Jaguar XJ220, Silverstone, motorsport images

The XJ220 was intended to have all-wheel drive and V12 power, but during its development plans changed to rear-wheel drive and a turbocharged V6 engine, which was said to be an evolution of the MG Metro 6R4 Group B rally car.

So the story goes, the changes in spec were Jaguar’s mea culpa as many deposits were withdrawn and several left hand drive models remained unsold years later.

Makes a damn good yarn though, and now 31 years later it only adds to the allure. This is, after all, a car that (minus the catalytic converters) could reach 217 mph, making it the fastest production car ever made at the time.

Funnily enough, a version of the XJ220 won the GT class of the 1993 24 Hours of Le Mans, with none other than David Coulthard at the wheel, but was ruled out after the race because… the catalytic converters were missing.

Mercedes AMG GT3 “Evo”

Naoya Gamou and Takuro Shinohara, K2 R&D LEON Racing, Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo, 2nd in GT300, Okayama International Circuit 2023 - Yasushi Ishihara, Motorpsort ImagesNaoya Gamou and Takuro Shinohara, K2 R&D LEON Racing, Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo, 2nd in GT300, Okayama International Circuit 2023 – Yasushi Ishihara, Motorsport Images

Sometimes referred to as the ‘2020 Evo’ or ‘New AMG-GT3’ this appears to be the revised Gr.3 currently competing in championships such as SRO’s GT World Challenge.

Sitting alongside the existing ’11 SLS and ’16 AMG-GT3 in Gran Turismo 7, it represents the updated AMG-GT, currently sporting the roadworthy Black Series livery with its larger front grille.

The game has a wide range of Gr.3 machines, from classic JGTC icons to fresh machines like the BRZ GT300, but maybe it’s a bit lacking in modern western GT3 cars with the latest specs. While this is an already available form, it at least updates things for true enthusiasts.

SF23 Super Formula Toyota

Dallara SF23 Toyota Gran Turismo 7

Japan’s premier single-seater championship knows its current 2023 release arrives in Gran Turismo 7 ahead of any other platform.

This was officially announced earlier this month, so the inclusion comes as no surprise.

The Dallara SF23 is equipped with two in-line four-cylinder turbocharged engines from Toyota or Honda and has a functional push-to-pass system, which is operated via the game’s nitrous button.

The 2023 starting field includes former Formula 1 and 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Kamui Kobayashi and Red Bull protégé Liam Lawson. It’s considered one of the fastest single-seater formulas in the world, thanks to the high levels of downforce generated by the machines.

SF23 Super Formula Honda

Dallara SF23 Super Formula Gran Turismo 7

As above, but with Honda’s powerplant. Otherwise identical, this follows the theme of the existing 2019-spec Super Formula Open-Wheelers in Gran Turismo 7, offering each engine as a separate in-game model.

For reference, each SF19 variant costs 1,000,000 credits. We’ll be back with the full changelog very soon.

Pictures: Gran Turismo / motorsport pictures

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