Gran Turismo 7 receives four new cars to enjoy classic and modern driving in equal parts – Gran Turismo 7

One more week, Grand Touring 7 returns with news for all those who are staunch to their driving proposal. The players who have the title of PolyphonyDigital As of this Thursday, October 20, both PS4 and PS5 will be able to download a new update, 1.25, which reveals the identity of the mysterious vehicles that came forward a few days ago.

As you can see in the video that you have on these lines and they explain to us in the PlayStation official blogthe update adds four new cars that we can obtain from the game itself according to our possibilities and personal tastes. Below we leave you images and the official description of each of them, although a mix between classic and contemporary vehicles has been chosen that should please different player profiles.

Maserati Merak SS ’80

The Maserati Merak was a mid-engine sports car that debuted in 1972. It was conceived as a sister model to the Bora, which had debuted a year earlier. Its exterior aesthetics were very similar to that of the Bora, both the work of designer Giugiaro. However, the Bora was a two-door sedan, while the Merak was a similarly styled saloon. This allowed it to retain a similar outline, but be a lighter car, and improve engine cooling.

Similarly, while the Bora featured a V8 engine, the Merak was equipped with a nearly 190bhp 3-litre V6 borrowed from the Citroën SM. With this more compact engine, the seating arrangement became 2-2, allowing for some storage space. In 1975, a higher performance model arrived: the Merak SS. The compression ratio was increased and various adjustments were made to optimize the engine to 219 hp, which increased the top speed from 225 to 250 km/h.

Mazda Roadster NR-A (ND) ’22

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The fourth generation ND Roadster, which went on sale in 2015, received high praise for bringing back the original “jinba ittai” (“horse and rider go together”) concept of the Roadster. The essence of the ND was clearer in the NR-A version, a competition-oriented basic model. The NR-A first entered the second generation “NB” model, where it was introduced with the intention that anyone could enjoy the experience of racing on the circuit.

The 2022 model brings even more improvements, as the new Kinematic Position Control system greatly increases rear stability. The options list also includes other racing equipment, such as roll bars and bucket seats that make it easy for the car to transform into a running machine.

Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (KPGC110) ’73

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The Skyline C10s, nicknamed “Hako-ska” (box-type Skylines), passed the baton to a new model in September 1972. The new C110 was nicknamed “Kenmeri” for its advertisements, and became a huge success upon its launch. The bodywork featured flowing shapes, omitting all lines that were not necessary. However, it still retained the characteristic lines and four rounded headlights of the Skyline.

The GT-R badge returned to this Kenmeri the following year, in January 1973. If all had gone well, the Kenmeri GT-R should have won many races, but had to fight against ever-increasing emissions restrictions. The S20 was almost a pure racing engine, and could not meet this permanent requirement. So Nissan made a difficult decision. After only 3 months and 197 cars produced, the Kenmeri GT-R disappeared without even having raced. From then on, Nissan kept the GT-R emblem for 16 years, until it was used again on the R32.

Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 ’18

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The Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 is an FIA GT3 compliant commercial racing car developed by Nismo from Nissan’s GT-R R35 model. Customers had already had a GT3 version of the GT-R since 2012, but from 2015 the base model changed to the Nismo GT-R, which featured better body rigidity.

The 2018 model was upgraded to a dry sump, allowing the engine to be placed about 150mm lower in the bay to lower the center of gravity and 150mm further back to optimize weight distribution. Central body stiffness has also been improved and the front and rear suspension and components have been redesigned to improve the precision of chassis response. The engine bay design also underwent major changes as the various radiators were relocated to improve airflow and cooling. By refining the airflow they also managed to improve body stability on high-speed stretches.

In addition to these four vehicles, Popyphony’s game update 1.25 adds two new escapes in the featured section, called Autumn leaves Y Whitby. But if what you prefer is to know the verdict that our colleague Alejandro Pascual gave of the last work signed by Kazunori Yamauchi, we encourage you to take a look at the Gran Turismo 7 review published in March of this year.