Gran Turismo 7 features over 420 cars at launch from iconic favourites in past GT games like the Toyota Castrol TOM'S Supra, to the latest supercars like the Ferrari F8 Tributo that have never appeared in a GT game before. As with GT Sport, GT7’s car list will expand in free updates.
In response to widespread criticism aimed at GT7’s controversial economy changes, Kazunori Yamauchi announced a major update in early April will increase credit rewards. More updates will add new cars, events, and course layouts by the end of April. With this in mind, here are five cars we want to see in the next Gran Turismo 7 update.
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
The Chevrolet Corvette is America’s quintessential sports car. While the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is new to Gran Turismo 7, the latest C8-generation Corvette Stingray is notably absent.
For the first time in the Corvette’s 69-year history, the all-new Corvette Stingray adopts a mid-engine layout. This new layout gives the new Corvette supercar styling and improved weight distribution, acceleration, and braking. It also marks the first time the Corvette has been sold in right-hand drive markets including the UK, Japan, and Australia.
Since the C8 Stingray debuted for the 2020 model year, Chevrolet launched the new-generation Z06. This mid-engine monster is powered by a 5.5-litre, naturally aspirated flat-plane crank V8. Generating a whopping 670 hp, it’s the most powerful naturally aspirated engine ever. It also sounds fantastic, revving all the way to 8,600 rpm.
The Corvette Stingray C8 made its racing game debut in Project CARS 3 and appears in Forza Horizon 5. At the time of writing, the new Z06 isn’t featured in any racing game, leaving the door open for it to debut in GT7.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport
The Bugatti Veyron is one of the defining supercars of the 21st century. At the time, a road car with 1,000 hp and a 253-mph top speed was inconceivable. But its successor, the Chiron, is on another level.
Bugatti made history in 2019 when the limited-production Chiron Super Sport 300+ became the first production car to break the 300-mph barrier. Production of the Chiron is limited to 500 examples. Every car has been sold, meaning the only way most of us can experience it is in racing games.
Launched in 2016, the standard Chiron is powered by an 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 engine sending 1,479 horsepower. Despite 0-60 mph arriving in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 261 mph, the Chiron is surprisingly comfortable at these extreme speeds. The most recent variant, the Super Sport, is even quicker, with a limited top speed of 273 mph.
The Veyron made its Gran Turismo debut in the PSP spin-off game and has appeared in GT Sport and GT7. Considering it launched in 2016 and is driveable in Forza Motorsport 7, Forza Horizon 4, and Forza Horizon 5, we’re hoping the Chiron will finally make its GT debut in the next GT7 update.
GT7’s McLaren lineup needs an overhaul. At the time of writing, the 650S and MP4-12C are the only modern McLaren road cars in GT7. Since the MP4-12C launched in 2011 as the British automaker’s first road car since the iconic F1, McLaren has become a force to be reckoned with in the supercar scene, with models like the 720S giving Ferrari some stiff competition.
In 2019, McLaren launched its most extreme road car yet: the Senna. Naming a car after one of the greatest racing drivers of all time sets the bar high. Fortunately, the Senna lives up to its name, with a 4.0-litre V8 delivering 789 horsepower and aggressive styling. This enables McLaren’s track weapon to hit 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 208 mph.
The McLaren Senna was recently added to Hot Wheels Unleashed and was the cover car in FH4. However, GT7 would provide a more realistic representation of what it’s like to drive McLaren’s Ferrari fighter.
The electric car revolution has begun. Almost every major car manufacturer has an electric car in its lineup – there’s even an electric version of the gas-guzzling Mustang in the form of the Mustang Mach-E SUV. And yet electric cars are underrepresented in racing games.
GT7 features a handful of electric cars like the Tesla Model S Performance and Porsche Taycan Turbo S. One of the leading electric performance car makers is Rimac, a brand never featured in Gran Turismo before. The Croatian-based manufacturer gained notoriety after the accident-prone Richard Hammond crashed the electric Concept One in an episode of The Grand Tour.
More recently, Rimac joined forces with Bugatti to create a new joint company called Bugatti Rimac specialising in electric hypercars.
Rimac’s latest creation is the Nevera. A successor to the Concept One, the Nevera utilises electric motors producing a combined 1,914 horsepower. With this setup, the Rimac accelerates from 0-60 mph in a neck-snapping 1.85 seconds, making it one of the world’s fastest production cars.
At the time of writing, the Rimac Nevera production car only appears in Asphalt 9 and, bizarrely, PUBG. Now is the perfect time for Rimac's electric supercar to join GT7.
Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Special
With 156 corners and a peak altitude of over 14,000 feet, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the most demanding hill climb courses in the world. One of the famous cars to conquer the Race to the Clouds is the Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Special.
It won the 1995 Pikes Peak Hillclimb but it became iconic when GT2 introduced it to a wider audience.
With 981 horsepower generated from a 2.5-litre twin-turbo V6 and a massive wing generating insane amounts of downforce, the Escudo is one of GT’s craziest cars that we sorely miss. With the right tuning setup, you could even perform wheelies.
Originally, the 1996 version appeared in GT2 back in 1999. Since then, the 1998 version has appeared in every mainline GT game. However, Suzuki’s insane Pikes Peak car is notably absent in GT Sport.
Since Polyphony now has exclusive rights to the Pikes Peak Hillclimb course, it’s hopefully a matter of time before the Escudo returns to GT7 comeback in GT7 – but Polyphony needs to fix GT7’s broken off-road physics first.