Following yesterday’s reveal, Gran Turismo 7 update 1.23 is now live for PS5 and PS4 players. As detailed in the Gran Turismo 7 update 1.23 patch notes, September’s update adds three new cars along with new GT Café Menu Books, World Circuits events, and bug fixes.
Three new cars
Weighing in at 1.1 GB on PS5 and 1.8 GB on PS4, update 1.23 is headlined by three new cars that will satisfy speed freaks. These include the record-breaking Volkswagen ID.R ‘19, which makes its Gran Turismo debut.
The electric time attack car made history when driver Romain Dumas set a record time of seven minutes and 57 seconds at the 2018 Pikes Peak Hill Climb - the first ever run in under eight minutes. It also set the fastest EV lap time ever recorded at the Nurburgring with a blistering time of six minutes and five seconds.
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the ID.R also became the first car to conquer the hillclimb in under 40 seconds with a record of 39.9 seconds.
Joining the ID.R is the Porsche Vision GT Spyder. Compared to the original Porsche Vision GT, the Spyder variant is a sleek speedster two electric motors delivering a combined output of 820 kW (1,098 HP) and up to 1,090 Nm of torque.
An active aerodynamic system dynamically reacts to different driving scenarios to enhance performance, making it perfect for attacking corners at high speed.
Finally, we have the Nissan Silvia K's Type S (S14) ’94. Compared to the S13, the S14 is longer, taller, and has a wider body and track, giving it a bolder presence.
As standard, the top-of-the-range S14 model rides on 16-inch wheels and is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It will be available to buy at the Legend Car dealership from 29 September.
New Menu Books and World Circuits events
In addition, update 1.23 adds new events to extend the single-player campaign. A new The Silvia Sisters Menu Book has been added unlocked at Collector Level 27 along with two Extra Menus. There are also four new World Circuits Events: Silvia Sisters, Japanese FR Challenge 450, American Clubman Cup 700, and World Touring Car 800.
New California II and Tokyo II locations have also been added in Scapes.
As for bug fixes, the update fixes License Centre, Car Settings, and Garage issues, and also improves online stability. For wheel users, the Logitech G PRO Racing Wheel is now supported and rotary encoder support has been added for Fanatec steering controllers.
It’s a hefty update, but we would have liked to see some new tracks or layouts – there are still plenty of iconic Gran Turismo circuits missing in GT7 like Midfield Raceway, Autumn Ring, and Clubman Stage Route 5.
For more details, check out the Gran Turismo 7 update 1.23 patch notes.
Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.23 Patch Notes
Main Features Implemented
- The following three new cars have been added:
・Nissan Silvia K's Type S (S14) ’94 (Purchasable at 'Legend Cars' from 29 September);
・Porsche Vision Gran Turismo Spyder
・Volkswagen ID.R '19
- The following Menu Book has been added:
・Menu Book No. 45: 'The Silvia Sisters' (Collector Level 27 and above);
- The following two Extra Menus have been added:
・Extra Menu No. 8: 'Collection: Corvette' (Collector Level 20 and above);
・Extra Menu No. 9: 'Collection: Mid-engine Porsche' (Collector Level 45 and above;
The new Menu Books and Extra Menus will appear after clearing Menu Book No. 39 ('Championship: World GT Series') and having watched the ending.
3. World Circuits
- The following new events have been added to 'World Circuits':
- Willows Springs International Raceway: Streets of Willow Springs
- Tsukuba Circuit
- Deep Forest Raceway Reverse
・Japanese FR Challenge 450
- Autopolis International Racing Course
・American Clubman Cup 700
- Trial Mountain Circuit
・World Touring Car 800
- Tokyo Expressway East Clockwise
‘World Touring Car 800’ will appear after clearing Menu Book No. 39 ('Championship: World GT Series') and having watched the ending.
- The ‘California II’ and ‘Tokyo II’ locations have been added as featured Curations in Scapes.
5. Livery Editor
- Added six MAZDA SPIRIT RACING logo decals. These can be selected in the Livery Editor when the current car is a Mazda.
Other Improvements and Adjustments
1. Lobby / Meeting Place / Sport
- Improved network connectivity;
- Fixed an issue wherein the car would not move again if stopped using the handbrake in the pitlane during a Practice on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Rallycross Layout;
- Fixed an issue wherein the ‘My Record’ time displayed during a race would be incorrect in an Online Time Trial;
- The cursor will move to 'Exit' when pressing the cancel button in the Quick Menu. When selecting 'Exit' the dialogue 'Do you want to quit?' will now be displayed.
2. Race Screen
- Fixed an issue wherein the refuelling indicator would be incorrect in races with fuel consumption enabled.
3. Licence Centre
- Fixed an issue wherein the ghost car would be positioned in a different starting position to the player if 'Display Demonstration Ghost' was turned on in Licence 'S-8' and 'S-10.'
4. Car Settings
- Changed the calculation of the Performance Points (PP) in ‘Car Settings’ so that measurements are taken with stock Differential Gear (LSD) and Suspension settings.
- Fixed an issue wherein changing the settings of the current car in 'Garage' would cause that car to be listed at the top even when the sorting order was set as 'By Date Acquired';
- Fixed an issue wherein the sorting order was incorrect when ‘Last Used’ was selected from the ‘Change Car’ menu.
6. Steering Controllers
- Added support for the Logitech® G PRO Racing Wheel;
- Added a button configuration menu for the Fanatec® Podium in ‘Options’ > ‘Controllers';
- Added the ability to connect to a different shifter from the one currently being used for Fanatec steering controllers;
- Added rotary encoder support for Fanatec steering controllers. (Models which feature rotary encoders such as the Clubsport Steering Wheel Formula V2 can be used);
- Various other issues have been addressed.
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