Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.48 Patch Notes: 5 New Cars, New Menu Books, & New Engine Swaps

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It’s that time of the month again for Gran Turismo 7 fans. GT7’s latest monthly content update has arrived, with update 1.48 bringing new cars, World Circuits events, a new Menu Book, and more.

Now that the May update is live, Polyphony has provided a full list of changes in the patch notes.

New cars, Menu Books, and more

While every GT7 update so far in 2024 has included three cars, update 1.48 adds five new cars to the roster.

Two JDM legends returning from past games headline the lineup: the ‘00 Honda NSX GT500 and ‘87 Nissan Skyline GTS-R. Returning from Gran Turismo 6, the Honda NSX JGTC racer features its iconic Castrol Mugen livery.

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Other new cars include the ‘93 Honda Civic SiR II hatchback. Volvo also returns to the franchise with the ‘93 Volvo 240 SE Estate and Volvo V40 T5 R-Design ’13.

Elsewhere, there’s a new GT Café Menu Book (Extra Menu No. 39: Japanese GT cars accessed at Collector Level 48), four World Circuits events in the single-player campaign, and a new Scapes location set in Haulover Park, Miami.

Improved mechanical damage physics

Beyond the new content, the mechanical damage physics has been improved for several cars, including the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, Tesla Model 3 Performance, and Volkswagen ID.R. However, this mostly applies to Vision GT cars such as the Audi Tron Vision Gran Turismo, Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo, and the Skoda Vision Gran Turismo introduced in last month’s update.

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There are also new engine swaps unlocked at Collector Level 50 for cars for a handful of Hondas and the Nissan Sileighty. Other than that, there aren’t any surprises. Six months after the Lake Louise circuit was added in Spec II, GT7 players are still craving for new circuits to race on.

For more details, check out the full patch notes below.

Gran Turismo 7 update 1.48 patch notes

Main Features Implemented

1. Cars
- The following five new cars have been added:
・Honda Civic SiR・II (EG) '93 (Sold at the 'Used Cars' dealership)
・Honda NSX GT500 '00 (Sold at the 'Legend Cars' dealership)
・Nissan Skyline GTS-R (R31) '87 (Sold at the 'Used Cars' dealership)
・Volvo 240 SE Estate ʼ93 (Sold at the 'Used Cars' dealership)
・Volvo V40 T5 R-Design ʼ13 (Sold at 'Brand Central')

2. World Circuits
- The following new events have been added to 'World Circuits':
・European Sunday Cup 400
- Kyoto Driving Park - Yamagiwa
・Japanese FF Challenge 450
- Autopolis International Racing Course - Short Course
・Japanese FR Challenge 450
- Autodromo Lago Maggiore - West
・World Touring Car 800
- Circuit de Sainte-Croix - A

3. Café
- The following Extra Menu has been added:
・Extra Menu No.39: 'Collection: Racers of the Japanese GT' (Collector Level 48 and above);

- Added new sets of conversations with the Car Designers and Characters appearing in the Café. These new conversations can be accessed by changing to the following cars in 'Garage' and speaking with the Characters in the Café:

- Fabio Filippini
・Volvo V40 T5 R-Design ʼ13

- Chris
・Volvo V40 T5 R-Design ʼ13

- Jeremy
・Honda NSX GT500 '00
・Nissan Skyline GTS-R (R31) '87
・Volvo 240 SE Estate ʼ93

- Stella
・Honda Civic SiR・II (EG) '93

4. Brand Central
- The following brand has been added:
・Volvo (Sweden)

5. GT Auto
- Car Maintenance & Service
Engine Swaps are now available for the following cars (unlocked at Collector Level 50):
・Honda Civic SiR・II (EG) '93
・Honda Civic Type R (EK) '97
・Honda Civic Type R (EK) Touring Car
・Honda Integra Type R (DC2) '95
・Nissan Sileighty '98

6. Scapes
- 'Move the camera up and down II' has been added as a featured Curation in Scapes.

Other Improvements and Adjustments

1. Physics Simulation Model
- Adjusted the effects of mechanical damage on the following cars:
・AFEELA Prototype 2024
・Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo
・BMW i3 '15
・Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo
・Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo
・Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupé
・Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Roadster
・Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV
・Porsche Taycan Turbo S '19
・Porsche Vision Gran Turismo
・Porsche Vision Gran Turismo Spyder
・Skoda Vision Gran Turismo
・Tesla Model S Signature Performance '12
・Tesla Model 3 Performance '23
・Volkswagen ID.R '19

2. 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 sponsored some historic car events in recent years. New prices will be applied the next time a vehicle goes on sale. The next price revision is scheduled for October 2024.

3. GT Auto
- Adjusted the decal placement area on the left arm of the following racing suits:
・Alpinestars Suit No.1
・Alpinestars Suit No.2

- Adjusted the colours of certain 'Real Car Paints.'

4. Localisation
- Fixed various text localisation issues.

5. Others
- Various other issues have been addressed.

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