Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26 Patch Notes: New track, cars, & feature arrive in GT7

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At long last a major patch has hit GT7, here are the Gran Turismo 7 Udpate 1.26 patch notes!

This month's update brings the usual three new cars, but there are plenty of extras for players around the world.

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Let's dive in!

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Gran Turismo 1.26 patch notes

The expected three cars are the BMW M2 Competition '18, Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth '87, and Nissan Silvia K's Aero (S14) '94.

The Ford & Nissan are available at Used Cars, while you can get the BMW at Brand Central.

The World Map has a celebratory feel as the GT World Series World Finals are happening and the 25th Anniversary approaches.

There is also a FREE bonus car for players, the Gran Turismo Red Bull X2019 25th Anniversary. This can be claimed from the banner at the top of the World Map, but only until 3 January.

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Along with all those cars, Road Atlanta has finally arrived in Gran Turismo 7 too. The new track is immediately available, and includes a 320,000 credit 30-minute race.

While not quite an elite credit-grind option it still has a pretty good reward, so there is reason to try it out!

Along with all that players can now, finally, sell cars. This option is found under the "Car Valuation Service" in Used Cars and unlocks after clearing Menu Book No. 39.

Don't expect to get masses of credits for your cars though. Right now the Audi Quattro Pikes Peak is in Legend Cars for 2,125,000 credits, but you can only sell yours for less than half that. Ours is currently worth 979,110 credits. That's not bad, but it's still quite the depreciation!

Car Valuation Service screen in Gran Turismo 7

Those are the major updates, but as ever there are plenty of under-the-hood fixes going on too.

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Here are the full Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26 patch notes.

Cars

The following four new cars have been added:

  • BMW M2 Competition '18
  • Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth '87 (Purchasable at 'Used Cars')
  • Nissan Silvia K's Aero (S14) '96 (Purchasable at 'Used Cars');
  • Gran Turismo Red Bull X2019 25th Anniversary (Obtainable from the 'Gran Turismo 25th Anniversary' banner at the top right of the World Map between 24 November and 3 January)

Tracks

The 'Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta' race track has been added.

World Map

A number of events and a special themed map have been added to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gran Turismo series. Please check the "Announcing the 'Gran Turismo 25th Anniversary' and 'World Finals' Celebration Campaigns!" article for further details.

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Brand Central

New Museum section for 'DS Automobiles' has been added for Europe (France.)

Used Cars

The new 'Car Valuation Service' feature has been added. Please check the 'Car Valuation Service' section of the online manual for more details.

The 'Car Valuation Service' will appear after clearing Menu Book No. 39 ('Championship: World GT Series') and having watched the ending.

GT Café

The following two Extra Menus have been added:
・Extra Menu No. 12: 'Collection: Renault' (Collector Level 31 and above);
・Extra Menu No. 13: 'Collection: Nissan Skyline GT-R' (Collector Level 40 and above)

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The new Extra Menus will appear after clearing Menu Book No. 39 ('Championship: World GT Series') and having watched the ending.

World Circuits

The following new events have been added to 'World Circuits':

Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

  • Race of Turbo Sportscars
  • American FR Challenge 550
  • Gr.1 Prototype Series

Brands Hatch

  • European FR Challenge 550

Willow Springs Raceway

  • Historic Sports Car Masters
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Scapes

The 'Road Atlanta' and 'Illumination' locations have been added as featured Curations in Scapes.

GT Auto

23 new paint colours have been added to the Real Car Paint section of the Paint Shop.

Multiplayer

Qualifying and Grid Start features have been added to Lobby.

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Showcase

A new 'Popular Users' category has been added to the Discover section.

A list of players who have 'Liked' or 'Reposted' a User Generated Content can now be displayed in said content's details section.

Christmas songs have been added to the music track list.

Options

It is now possible to calibrate a handbrake controller under [Options] > [Controller] > [Steering Controller Settings].

It is now possible to set race functions for the push button dials on the THRUSTMASTER® T-GT by selecting 'Other Buttons' on the bottom left of the [Controller] > [Steering Controller Settings] screen.

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It is now possible to set race functions for the control stick buttons on the Fanatec® GT DD Pro by selecting 'Other Buttons' on the bottom left of the [Controller] > [Steering Controller Settings] screen.

Physics Simulation Model

Adjusted the initial downforce values for the following cars:

  • Super Formula Dallara SF19 Super Formula / Honda '19
  • Super Formula Dallara SF19 Super Formula / Toyota '19

Race Screen

Fixed an issue wherein setting 'Show Race Info' to 'Off' in 'Display Settings' would cause options such as tyre menus to not display on pit-in.

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Showcase

The 'Content Type' function has been changed from a dropdown menu to buttons. This also applies to the gallery function on 'My Page.'

Penalty Line

The location of the Penalty Line has been adjusted for the following tracks:

  • Deep Forest Raceway - Reverse
  • Trial Mountain Circuit - Reverse

Braking Areas

The braking areas on Trial Mountain have been adjusted.

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Sound

Fixed an issue wherein rain sound effects would not play properly on replays.

Adjusted the engine sounds for certain vehicles.

Localisation

Fixed various text localisation issues.