Gran Turismo 7’s 1.38 update is now accessible to gamers everywhere following the completion of the planned maintenance window.
It weighs in at a whopping 3.8GB on the PlayStation 5 and 3.2GB on the PlayStation 4, making it a fairly large update. This month, it doesn’t appear like there have been any substantial modifications, new features, or track content, which is unusual.
Of course, we already knew what to expect in terms of content from the update thanks to the regularly planned, pre-update releases. However, it’s only now that the update is out alongside its patch notes that we have a complete picture.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.38: New Cars
The three new cars were already revealed, but now that the update has landed we can confirm their pricings and availability:
- Garage RCR Civic – Brand Central – 300,000cr
- Honda Civic Type R (FL5) ’22 – Brand Central – 50,000cr
- Mazda Mazda3 Gr.4 – Brand Central – 350,000cr
As anticipated, all three of these sporty front-wheel drive vehicles are visible at Brand Central, making them additions that cannot be removed this month.
The 2017 GT Award-winning vehicle, the Garage RCR Civic by Phil Robles, is priced at 300,000cr, which naturally fits into the SEMA automobiles’ existing pricing structure. The Mazda 3 Gr.4 is available for 350,000 Cr, the same price as other Gr.4 vehicles.
Only the Honda Civic Type R’s price, which comes in at a reasonable 50,000cr and is less expensive than the FK8 variant it replaces, remained a surprise.
With this upgrade, though, additional vehicles have also become available at Brand Central. The Toyota GR Corolla and Toyota Himedic Ambulance are at last available for players to purchase after a protracted “early access” period that necessitated particular actions:
- Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition ’22 – Brand Central – 71,500cr
- Toyota Himedic Ambulance ’21 – Brand Central – 0cr
Although, astonishingly, the ambulance is provided free of charge, the word “buy” isn’t exactly the key here. The Firm Favorite and No Car, No Life Trophies may now be completed for the least amount of money thanks to this, which is the first time in Gran Turismo history that a car can be purchased without spending anything (including Mileage Points, in GT Sport).
The GR Corolla will cost you something though, but it’s a pretty reasonable 71,500cr.
Although there’s a strong possibility you’ve already finished at least one, particularly if you were diligent with your Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup races, there are some new races in the World Circuits area and several more more Menu Books in GT Cafe.
The Toyota GR Corolla, Toyota GR Yaris, and Toyota GR010—two of which were participation prizes for the esports series—are necessary to play Extra Menu 30’s GR Collection. A Six-Star (Engine) Roulette Ticket is offered as compensation.
For the other book, Extra Menu 29, a Porsche Supercars Collection, you’ll need good timing and manufacturer invitations. The Porsche 918 Spyder can be purchased at any time, however the 959 is a Legends Car (and not currently available), and the Carrera GT is only accessible by invitation. Additionally, a Six-Star (Engine) Roulette Ticket is given.
- Extra Menu Book 29 – GR – Six-Star (Engine) Roulette Ticket
- Extra Menu Book 30 – Porsche Supercars – Six-Star Roulette (Engine) Ticket
Three new standalone races appear in World Circuits, with no new GT Cafe Menu Book events added in this update:
- Dragon Trail – Seaside (5 laps) – Race of Turbo Sportscars – 85,000cr
- Grand Valley – Highway 1 (5 laps) – Race of Turbo Sportscars – 90,000cr
- Mount Panorama (7 laps) – World Touring Car 700 – 165,000cr
As part of Honda’s first-ever esports event, there are also two new Time Trial events accessible in Sport Mode for the new Honda Civic Type R. However, you won’t need a PS Plus subscription to participate.
These are time assaults at the Nurburgring Nordschleife and Suzuka, and despite the fact that both have an age restriction, you are still allowed to enter them provided you lie on the entry form (which we cannot condone!).
Each follows the standard pattern for a GT7 Time Trial event, and if you can finish in a quick enough time by the event’s closing date at the end of October, you might win up to two million credits. However, this is a shifting objective, with reduced rewards for coming closer by 5% or 10%. The aim is set at no more than 3% slower than the current world record.
If you beat the Honda Civic Type R’s track record time, you’ll also get a certificate from Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.38 – New Scapes and Other Changes
The Nissan area of Brand Central now includes a total of 29 more Scapes locations. Included are places Nissan uses for production and testing (particularly the Tochigi test track, which bears logos from Polyphony Digital), as well as two display spaces at the NISMO Omori factory and the Nissan Crossing in Ginza.
Additionally, there are brand-new engine swaps that focus on Porsche. Total vehicle swaps include the 356 ’56 hardtop, the 1973 and 1992 911 Carrera RS, the 997 GT3, and the Cayman GT4.
The Cayman, which received the Greening Maverick’s V8, may have been the craziest swap, but the 997, which received the engine from its brother RSR, isn’t far behind. The pricey turbo unit from the Porsche 959 can be installed in any of the other three models. When you reach Collector Level 50, swaps become available for purchase. Until then, you can earn free swaps using roulette tickets, however they will be chosen at random from all the options.
The racing screens have changed elsewhere. Now, any pre-race screen allows you to view weather history and current conditions, which is essential for determining what tires to start on. as well as automobiles that are about to reset themselves after veering off course will show a countdown to warn gamers of any impending teleportation.
The basic white Mazda Spirit Racing design, which is also present on the new Mazda 3 Gr.4, is also available in new liveries for the Mazda MX-5 NR-A, Atenza Gr.4, and RX-Vision GT3, replacing the green “Bio Concept” accents with red flashes.
The Hagerty Valuation Tool has also been used to change vehicle values in Legends Cars. This is the first such change in quite some time, and the following one isn’t expected until January 2024, making it the sole thing on the game’s update roadmap.
Players will be looking for any unforeseen changes regardless of what else may be hidden in the update’s more than 3GB. These will be posted in the relevant discussion thread as they are found, albeit they currently do not contain the teased Suzuka Circuit environmental change.