Record-breaking Volkswagen ID.R coming to Gran Turismo 7 in update 1.23

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Following Kazunoari’s cryptic teaser last week, the three new cars coming to Gran Turismo 7 in update 1.23 have been revealed.

Gran Turismo 7 update 1.23 to add 3 new cars

Making its Gran Turismo debut in update 1.23 is the record-breaking Volkswagen ID.R ‘19.

Gran Turismo 7 update 1.23 Volkswagen ID.R
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Utilising two electric motors generating a combined 680 horsepower, the ID.R is a purpose-built electric time attack car that has smashed lap records at Pikes Peak, the Nurburgring, and Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb.

Screenshots released by Polyphony Digital confirm it will be the blue-liveried version that set records at the Goodwood Hillclimb and Nurburgring rather than the grey Pikes Peak variant.

Other racing games that feature the Volkswagen ID.R include V-Rally 4 , Forza Horizon 4, and Real Racing 3.

Gran Turismo 7 update 1.23 Porsche Vision GT Spyder
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Joining the ID.R is the Porsche Vision GT Spyder concept. Created specifically for GT7, this is a roofless speedster version of the original Porsche Vision GT that also debuted in GT7.

No specifications have been revealed yet, but it likely shares the same 87 kWh battery and dual electric motor setup producing a combined 820kW (1,098 HP).

Just as fans speculated, the third and final car coming in Gran Turismo 7 update 1.23 is the Nissan Silvia K's Type S(S14) '94.

Gran Turismo 7 update 1.23 Nissan Silvia S14
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It's a solid selection of new cars that will satisfy speed freaks. Sadly, update 1.23 won’t add any new tracks or layouts, but it will include two new Scapes locations for shooting photos: California II and Tokyo II.

Release date

Gran Turismo 7 update 1.23 will deploy tomorrow, 29 September. As always, the servers will be down for maintenance for a couple of hours before the update goes live, meaning you can only play Arcade Races and Music Rally during this time.

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The update will also likely include bug fixes and hopefully some quality-of-life improvements such as the ability to sell cars, which Kazunori said will be implemented in a future GT7 update back in April.

We’ll find out what else the update contains when the patch notes arrive tomorrow.