Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.31: Physics changes hit GT7

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.30 to add five new cars

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.30 to add five new cars

The end of the month is here and so is Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.31. The update is now live and waiting for you to install.

Following Kazunori Yamauchi's traditional Twitter teaser, players knew five cars would be hitting the game. Polyphony then revealed two added layouts to the Nurburgring in a blog post.

But with the patch notes now here we know exactly what this update holds for Gran Turismo 7 players.

Physics changes

The big news from Update 1.31 is a physics change to Gran Turismo 7. More than a year of from release it is nice to see that Polyphony is still improving the handling of the game.

There has been an update to the suspension physics, improving the stability of the car orientation during braking and traction during acceleration. This should stop cars feeling so wobbly. Damping characteristics have also been improved to help with bumps and kerbs.

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Stability in low speed corners as been improved, and optimization to the tyre heating and wear model has been made. There are also improvements to aquaplaning in wet conditions.

Aerodynamics to formula cars (Super Formula, McLaren MP4/4 etc) is getting an update. This will optimise the relationship between downforce, air resistance, and the car's ride height.


Within the physics changes there are some tweaks to assists too. The degree of intervention with Traction Control has been adjusted. TCS 1 will now provide less intervention, while TCS 5 will provide more. ABS has been improved, to provide more stability under full braking conditions.

Active Stability Management sees an increase in intervention when oversteering, while Countersteering Assistance intervention has been reduced.

Five new cars

From an iconic 1980s supercar to a Japanese minivan, update 1.31 brings with it an eclectic assortment of cars.

As Porsche's answer to the Ferrari F40, the Porsche 959 '87 is the standout. We expect this will only be available to buy for a limited time in the Legends Car Dealership for an extortionate sum.

Gran Turismo 7 update 1.31 Porsche Carrera GTS (904) '64
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This isn't the only Porsche joining GT7's roster this week as update 1.31 also includes the Porsche Carrera GTS (904) '64.

The remaining cars coming in update 1.31 are the Audi RS 5 Turbo DTM '19 racecar, Mazda3 X Burgundy Selection '19 hatchback, and the Toyota Alphard Executive Lounge '18 minivan, also sold as the Toyota Vellfire in the UK.

Gran Turismo 7 update 1.31 Toyota Alphard Executive Lounge
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New Nurburgring layouts

As well as five new cars, update 1.31 is also adding two additional Nurburgring layouts.

Gran Turismo 7 update 1.31 Nürburgring Endurance
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These include a new Endurance layout combining the Nordschleife and Grand Prix courses, resulting in an even longer track measuring 23,864m. This longer layout is used in the Nurburgring Endurance Series (NLS.)

Conversely, the Sprint layout is shorter, featuring just 12 corners and a length of 3,629m.

In addition, a new Cherry Blossoms location is being added to Scapes.

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.31 patch notes

The 2.14 GB update is now available to install on PlayStation 4 & 5. Along with the new cars, layouts, and physics changes that we have detailed above, there are plenty of changes to Gran Turismo 7.

While there is a frustrating lack of new missions or menu books, there is some stuff to sink your teeth into. Let's take a look at the full patch notes...


The following five new cars have been added:

  • Audi RS 5 Turbo DTM '19
  • Mazda 3 X Burgundy Selection '19
  • Porsche 959 '87 (Available for purchase at Legend Cars beginning March 30)
  • Porsche Carrera GTS (904) '64 (Available for purchase at Legend Cars beginning March 30)
  • Toyota Alphard Executive Lounge '18


The following two layouts have been added to the Nürburgring:

  • Nürburgring Endurance
  • Nürburgring Sprint
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World Circuits

The following new events have been added to World Circuits:

  • Nürburgring
    • Japanese 4WD Challenge 600
    • World Touring Cars 800
  • Kyoto Driving Park
    • Porsche Cup
  • Tokyo Expressway
    • Japanese 4WD Challenge 600


"Sakura" has been added as a featured Curation in Scapes.


The following two Extra Menus have been added:

  • Extra Menu No. 18: Collection: Toyota Family Cars (Collector Level 28 and above)
  • Extra Menu No. 19: Collection: Ford GT (Collector Level 44 and above)

New sets of conversations with the Car Designers and Characters appearing in the Café have been added. These new conversations can be accessed by changing to the following cars in Garage and speaking with the Characters in the Café:


Mr. Freeman Thomas

  • Porsche Spyder Type 550/1500RS '55
  • Porsche 911 Turbo (930) '81
  • Porsche 911 RSR (991) '17

Mr. Fabio Filippini

  • Ferrari 512 BB '76
  • Nissan Silvia K's Dia Selection (S13) '90
  • Nissan Silvia Q's (S13) '88
  • Renault Clio V6 24V '00



  • Audi RS 5 Turbo DTM '19
  • Porsche Carrera GTS (904) '64
  • Porsche 959 '87


  • Mazda3 X Burgundy Selection '19
  • Toyota Alphard Executive Lounge '18

Display Settings

Support for 120 Hz Output and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) have been added. Please refer to the following page to learn more about the settings on compatible devices:


Keyboard Camera Switching Feature has been added to the Lobby races. Please refer to the following page to learn more about the details:


In the Online Championships, different leagues will have different penalty settings and race regulations.

For the 2022/23 Exhibition Series - Season 4, the race schedule for GT2 and GT3 League will feature more entry slots to allow for a wider participation at different times of the day.

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Physics Simulation Model

The car physics simulation model has been adjusted. Please refer to the following page to learn more about the details:

We have adjusted the effect of Traction Control, ABS, Active Stability Management, and Countersteering Assistance in the Assist Settings.

We have also changed some of the default settings for the Assist Presets in the Assist Settings as follows:

  • Intermediate
    • Countersteering Assistance: Strong → Weak
    • Traction Control: 5 → 3
  • Expert
    • Countersteering Assistance: Strong → Off

If "Intermediate" or "Expert" was selected prior to the update, the settings will not be overwritten, but the Assist Preset will change to Custom instead.

The Performance Points (PP) of some cars have been adjusted.

The incorrect display of the toe angle adjustment in Car Settings has been addressed.

Legend Cars

Legend Cars (Hagerty Collection) prices have been revised based on real-life valuations from Gran Turismo partner, Hagerty.

Hagerty provides valuations and vehicle insurance for classic cars and has sponsors historic car events.

New prices will be applied the next time a vehicle goes on sale. The next price revision is scheduled for June 2023.

Changed the manufacturer of the CLK-LM '98 from "AMG" to "Mercedes-Benz."

World Circuits

The target times for all events within the Circuit Experience has been adjusted, and the demonstrations have been updated accordingly. Also, ranking boards for all events have been reset.

We have adjusted the settings for the Pickup Truck Race on the following tracks:

  • Willow Springs Raceway
  • Daytona International Speedway
  • Colorado Springs (PP recommended values have changed)

We also adjusted the settings for the World Touring Car 600 on the following track:

  • Tokyo Expressway

An issue in which the Race Shop was not available in some cases at the Meeting Places has been rectified.

License Center

The target times for all events in the license tests have been adjusted, and the demonstrations have been updated accordingly. Also, all event ranking boards have been reset.


We have adjusted the settings for the following events:

Rolling Stone

  • Drag Race "0-400m Acceleration Battle 1"

Moby Dick

  • Drag Race "0-400m Acceleration Battle 2"

Gone with the Wind

  • Drag Race "0-400m Acceleration Battle 3"

The Sun Also Rises

  • Drag Race "0-1000m Acceleration Battle 1"

The Human Comedy

  • Autopolis One Hour
  • Kyoto Driving Park One Hour
  • Deep Forest Raceway One Hour
  • Alsace One Hour
  • Lake Maggiore Circuit One Hour

Also, the ranking boards for the above drag races have been reset.


The Avatar driver will now be selected as default when an onboard driver is enabled.


We addressed an issue in which the online ID was displayed instead of the nickname on the car body during Scapes movies and the VR showroom.

Race Display

Track Map display to the Pit Menu has been added.


We rectified various text localization issues.


Various other issues have been addressed.

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