5 new cars we can’t wait to drive in Gran Turismo 7

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After years of anticipation, Gran Turismo 7 is almost here. On 4 March, the seventh entry in Polyphony's long-running PlayStation racing franchise launches on PS4 and PS5. Thanks to its extensive single-player campaign, GT7 is returning to the series' roots, while also introducing new modes like the GT Café and Music Rally.

At launch, GT7 will have over 420 cars. For comparison, Gran Turismo Sport launched with 168 cars, but the car count increased to 338 after updates.

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While GT7’s full car list hasn’t been revealed, many of GT Sport's cars will carry over. This means we can expect GT7 to have around 80-100 new cars at launch. Some are returning from older games after being absent in GT Sport, while others are new to GT. Here are five new cars we can’t wait to drive in GT7.

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1970 Porsche 917K

The 1970 Porsche 917K was one of the first cars shown in GT7, appearing in the announcement trailer. It also features prominently in screenshots. Sporting the iconic Gulf racing livery, the Porsche 917K in GT7 is based on the car driven by Pedro Rodriguez, Leo Kinnunen and Brian Redman that entered the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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The Porsche 917K was one of the first cars shown in GT7, appearing in the announcement trailer

It won first place overall, giving Porsche its first-ever Le Mans victory. The 917K also famously starred in Steve McQueen’s 1971 Le Mans movie.

The legendary race car is one of several Porsche cars making their GT debut in GT7 including the 2003 Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche Vision Gran Turismo, and 1992 Porsche 911 964 Carrera RS.  

1964 Aston Martin DB5

Once described as “the most famous car in the world,” the Aston Martin DB5 is best known for its iconic role in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. While the DB6 featured in Gran Turismo 2, GT7 marks the Aston Martin DB5’s first appearance in a GT game.

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The Aston Martin DB5 will be sold at GT7's new Legendary Car Dealership for one million credits

While the DB5 won’t have any gadgets in GT7, the classic sports car will be sold at the new Legendary Car Dealership, a curated collection of the 20th century's most significant cars. You’ll need to save up, though. During the GT7 State of Play, the legendary DB5 was shown on sale for one million credits.

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo

If you want to drive the latest supercars, the Ferrari F8 Tributo is making its GT debut in GT7. On console, GT7 is the only game where you can take Ferrari’s mid-engine supercar for a spin as the F8 Tributo is absent in Forza Horizon 5 and Forza Motorsport 7.

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The Ferrari F8 Tributo isn't featured in any Forza games, but you can drive it in GT7

A successor to the 488 GTB, the F8 Tributo packs a twin-turbocharged 3.9-litre V8 producing a monumental 710 horsepower. All that power is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic gearbox. With a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds and a 212-mph top speed, the F8 Tributo will be thrilling to drive in GT7 around classic circuits like High Speed Ring and Deep Forest.

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1973 BMW 3.0 CSL

Making its first appearance in a GT game, the BMW 3.0 CSL was built as a homologation special, enablngBMW to dominate the European Touring Car Championship during the 1970s.

Compared to the regular BMW 3.0 CS, the CSL was significantly lighter thanks to extensive use of carbon fibre body panels, perspex windows, and a stripped-out interior. It was also more powerful, with later models using a 3.0-litre inline-six engine uprated to 200 hp.

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The BMW 3.0 CSL's extreme aero package earned it the "Batmobile" nickname

Appearing in GT7, the 1973 version model was upgraded with a striking widebody kit featuring a massive rear spoiler, earning it the “Batmobile” nickname. The only drawback? In some countries, the 3.0 CSL wasn’t street-legal with the rear spoiler installed. As one of the important cars in BMW’s history, we’re hoping new generations of car fans will learn to appreciate the BMW 3.0 CSL in GT7.

2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Alfa Romeo still hasn’t made a true supercar since the 8C Competizione. Built between 2007 and 2010, the Italian supercar last appeared in GT6. It was absent in GT Sport but will finally make a comeback in GT7.

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The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione last appeared in GT6

Limited to only 500 units, this work of automotive art has a Ferrari-sourced 4.7-litre V8 engine rated at 450 hp. Paired with a six-speed automated manual, the 8C Competizione will do the 0-60 mph sprint in 4.2 seconds hit a top speed of 182 mph.

Despite its age, the 8C Competizione is still breathtakingly beautiful to look at and thoroughly enjoyable to drive. We can’t wait to take this beauty for another spin in GT7.