The latest Gran Turismo 7 update has arrived, and it contains the first free content update. Available to download now following server maintenance, update 1.13 adds three new cars as well as a new track layout.
Weighing in at 2.65 GB, update 1.13 is a hefty patch that includes three new cars. Subaru fans are going to love this update, because the update includes the Subaru BRZ GT300 racer that won the 2021 Super GT Series as well as its road car counterpart, the 2021 Subaru BRZ S.
Joining the two Subarus is another Japanese car: the 1991 Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R). This is a welcome addition as we've been hoping for more 1990s Japanese cars in GT7.
While the two BRZ cars can be purchased at Brand Central, the Suzuki Cappuccino will be purchaseable at the used car dealership from 26 April.
New track layout
As well as adding three new cars, update 1.13 also adds a new 24-hour layout for Spa- Francorchamps. Joining the full track layout, the 24-hour layout measures 7,004 meters long and has a new pit location.
In the 24-hour layout, drivers travel alongside the S-curve when leaving the narrow pit lane before merging onto the track at the Kemmel Straight.
New "Gassho-style Houses in Ainokura" and "Cherry Blossoms at Night" locations have been added to the featured section of Scapes.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.13 Patch Notes
In addition to the new cars and tracks, update 1.13 also adds three new events at Spa-Francorchamps.
Car physics are also improved as Polyphony has adjusted the traction for rear-wheel-drive cars and "lessened reactions to weight transfer." This should make it easier to recover from a tank slapper.
Polyphony has also fixed a Performance Points (PP) issue with the Power Restrictor adjustment, so don't be surprised if the Tomahawk X VGT credit grind exploit no longer works.
In Sport mode, you can now enter some events by renting even-specified cars or with garage cars. Update 1.13 also fixes issues with the Honda Fit Hybrid, Jeep Willys MB, Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition, Ferrari 458 Italia.
Notably absent in the update is the ability to sell cars. This long-requested option was one of several changes outlined by Kazunori Yamauchi coming to GT7 in near-term updates.
You can find a full list of changes in the Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.13 Patch Notes below.
Main Features Implemented
- The following three new cars have been added:
- Subaru BRZ GT300 ’21 (Purchasable at Brand Central;)
- Subaru BRZ S ’21 (Purchasable at Brand Central;)
- Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) ’91 (Purchasable from 26 April at the Used Cars dealership.)
- Spa-Francorchamps 24h Layout has been added.
- The following three events have been added at c:
- European Sunday Cup 500
- Japanese Clubman Cup 550
- World Touring Car 800
- The "Gassho-style Houses in Ainokura" and "Cherry Blossoms at Night" locations have been added to the featured section of Scapes;
- A slideshow option has been added to Auto-Demo.
Other Improvements and Adjustments
- "Topic News" is now shown in the centre of the screen.
Used Cars Dealership
- A "New" label is now displayed for new cars available to buy that day;
- The Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) ’91 will be on sale from 26 April as the "HOT" car.
Legend Cars Dealership
- A "New Stock" label is now displayed for new cars available to buy that day.
- "Wide Body" is now displayed on all cars in your garage that have been modified with a wide body;
- An engine start-up sound now plays when changing cars.
- For races with time limits, moved the remaining time display to the center of the screen and adjusted the design.
Rival Cars (AI)
- Adjusted the driving line of rival cars at the Nürburgring.
- It is now possible to enter some events by renting Event-Specified Cars, or with Garage Cars;
- Videos are now played before the Finals of the Nations Cup and Manufacturers Cup.
- The following information is now displayed in the Event Screen displayed before each race:
- Tire Wear Rate
- Fuel Consumption Rate
- Start Type
- Required Tires (Only displayed if set)
- Required Pit Stop (Only displayed if set)
- A racing etiquette video is now played when entering Sport mode for the first time. This video introduces important driving recommendations for competing in races;
- Added a "Race Details" screen. The following information can be checked from the "Race Details" icon on the right of the race entry screen.
- Basic Information
- Qualifying Settings
- Race Settings
- Penalty Settings
- Driving Option Restrictions
- Added a "Default Decal Color" in Editor Settings. "White" or "Newest Color Used" are now selectable and by selecting Newest Color Used the newest color that was last used will be selected.
- Added the option to filter by genre or artist when selecting a Music Replay song;
- For new replays, it is now possible to fast forward to the next lap.
- Fixed an issue wherein the name of a Settings Sheet would disappear;
- Fixed a Performance Points (PP) issue that would occur due to a Power Restrictor adjustment;
- Fixed an issue wherein Performance Points (PP) would not be added correctly if certain settings or operations were performed. (The Performance Points may not calculate correctly in certain conditions such as if high-grip tires are added to some cars.)
- Adjusted the geometry calculations algorithm for the suspension. This has resulted in improved traction for rear-wheel drive cars and lessened reactions to weight transfer;
- Adjusted the relationship between the controller inputs (Analogue stick, R2 button, Accelerator pedal on a steering wheel controller) and the position of the throttle.
- Adjusted the steering speed of the analogue stick;
- Adjusted the force feedback in the following steering wheel controllers:
- Fanatec® GT DD Pro
- Fanatec GT DD Pro + BoostKit
- Adjusted the brake pressure control for all four brakes when entering a corner. As a result, the braking distance is reduced in general;
Settings (Controller Settings)
- The strength of the trigger effect can now be adjusted from the Quick Menu displayed during a race, or from [Settings] > [Controller Settings] in the Pause Menu. Trigger effect 1P (Accelerator) and Trigger effect 1P (Brakes) can both be set to Off, Weak or Strong;
- Changed the upper limit of the Controller Steering Speed Correction from 7 to 10 in [Settings] > [Controller Settings] > [Controller Steering Sensitivity] in the race Quick Menu, and Pause Menu.
Settings (Sound Volume)
- The following eight sound options can now be adjusted from [Settings] > [Sound Volume] in the race Quick Menu and Pause Menu:
- Race Sound Mode (Balanced BGM and Sound / Enhanced Sound / Race BGM Focus)
- Play Race BGM (On / Off)
- Race BGM (Volume)
- Race Sound Effects (Volume)
- Player Engine Noise (Volume)
- Transmission Noise (Volume)
- Tyre Squeals (Volume)
- Rivals Engine Noise (Volume)
- Fixed an issue wherein it would be possible to perform an oil change on a car that didn't require one.
- Fixed various issues with the following four cars:
- Honda Fit Hybrid '14: the car's body color would not be applied to some parts on the underside;
- Jeep Willys MB '45: the interior paint would not be applied when set;
- Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition (FK8) '20: the decal graphic would become distorted when the decal was added from [Custom Parts] > [Front] > [Type A] in the livery editor;
- Ferrari 458 Italia '09: the number decal would appear distorted when added to a car with a wide body modification.
- Various other issues have been addressed.