There has been a lot of mystery around engine swaps in Gran Turismo 7. During the State of Play GT7 presentation, eagle-eyed viewers noticed a modified Volkswagen with a Porsche 911 GT3 engine stuffed under the bonnet. As you can imagine, this had a profound effect on the modest Beetle’s performance.
Even though GT7 is out now, Polyphony hasn’t revealed any information about this highly requested feature. However, we now know that engine swaps are in Gran Turismo 7 – but there’s a catch. Here’s how to do engine swaps in Gran Turismo 7.
Are engine swaps in Gran Turismo 7?
While you can do engine swaps in Gran Turismo 7 for the first time in the series, it's not as easy as you would think. Frustratingly, you can’t simply buy engines to swap from the Tuning Shop.
Instead, the only way you can do engine swaps in GT7 is by winning them in roulette tickets. This means if you want to do an engine swap, you need to be lucky. Similar to Forza Horizon’s Wheelspins, roulette tickets in GT7 give you a randomly selected prize whenever you complete tasks or your daily workout.
These prizes range from free cars to credits and tuning parts. Each one of the five prizes offered in roulettes has a star rating of one to six indicating their value.
Occasionally, an engine appears as a four-star roulette prize, but there’s no guarantee of winning it. You’re more likely to win one with a higher Collector level, however. The higher your Collector level, the more likely you are to win high-ranking roulette tickets.
If you’re lucky to win an engine, you need to redeem it in the Gifts section of your Garage. Some of the engines you can obtain include the LT1 engine from the Chevrolet Corvette C7, the Hellcat engine from the Dodge Challenger, and the 5.0-litre Coyote engine from the Ford Mustang.
Which engine swaps are available?
There’s another catch, too: you can’t install engines into any car in your collection. When you select an engine, a list of compatible cars in your garage will be shown. Once selected, you can fit the engine into a compatible car to extract more performance.
This allows for some fun tuning projects. For example, you can fit Toyota’s legendary 2JZ engine from the A80 Supra into a Silvia if you want to spice up Nissan’s sports coupe.
- LT1-Corvette - Mazda Roadster (ND) S '15
- Hellcat-Charger - Dodge Challenger R/T '70
- Coyote-5.0L-Mustang - Ford Mustang GT '15, Ford Mustang Mach 1 '71
- K20C1-Civic-'20 - Honda Civic (EK) Type R '98
- 13B-REW-RX-7 - Mazda Eunos Roadster NA '89
- R26B-787B - Mazda RX-7 Spirit R '02
- SR20DET-Silvia - Nissan Silvia S13 Ks '90
- M96/76-Porsche-'01 - Volkswagen 1200 '66
- M64/03-911 - Volkswagen 1200 '66, Volkswagen Sambabus '62
- 2JZ-GTE-Supra - Nissan Silvia S15 Spec R '02