How to do engine swaps in Gran Turismo 7

Fans rejoiced when engine swaps were revealed for Gran Turismo 7. This tuning option has been requested for a long time, allowing players to swap engines from different cars and bring their car build fantasies to life.

At launch, Gran Turismo 7 engine swaps were restricted to roulette tickets. This meant the only way to unlock an engine swap was by winning it in a randomly picked prize.

Thankfully, with the release of the May 2023 update, engine swaps are now much easier.

How to do engine swaps in Gran Turismo 7

Since the release of update 1.34 released May 2023, you can now buy engine swaps in Gran Turismo 7 from the Tuning Shop. There are a few caveats, however - engine swaps are only unlocked after you reach Collector level 50.

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They aren't cheap either. Swapping an engine costs 100,000 credits plus the value of the new engine. For example, swapping the engine from a Honda Civic Type R into another model will cost you 127,000 credits. Other Special Parts can also be bought in the new “Ultimate” section of the Tuning Shop.

If you have an eligible car, an option to swap the engine will appear at the bottom of the Car Maintenance & Service in the GT Auto Shop.

Previously, you had to win engine swaps in roulette tickets by chance. These work similarly to Horizon’s Wheelspins, giving 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.

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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 can 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.

As of update 1.34 released in May 2023, you can finally buy engine swaps from the Tuning Shop. However, you need to reach Collector level 50 before you can do this.

They aren't cheap either. Engine swaps can be bought for 100,000 credits plus the value of the new engine. Other Special Parts can also be bought in the new “Ultimate” section of the Tuning Shop.

Which engine swaps are available?

Unfortunately, engine swaps are only available for a limited number of cars. 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.

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Engine swaps were first teased in the GT7 State of Play presentation with a Porsche-powered Volkswagen Beetle

Courtesy of GTPlanet, here’s a list of all engine swaps available in Gran Turismo 7.

Audi

BYH-R8 (Audi R8 4.2)

  • Audi TTS Coupe '14
  • Toyota MR2 GT-S '97

R5-20vT-Quattro-Pikes (Audi S1 Quattro Pikes Peak '87)

  • Volkswagen Golf I GTI '83

BMW

P65B44-Z4 (BMW Z4 GT3)

  • BMW 3.0 CSL '73
  • BMW M3 '03

Chevrolet

LS9-Corvette (Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1)

  • Pontiac Firebird Trans Am '78

LT1-Corvette (Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray)

  • Mazda Roadster (ND) S '15

LT4-Camaro (Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 '18)

  • TVR Tuscan Speed Six '00 (!)

LT5-Corvette-C7 (Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1)

  • Chevrolet Corvette C3 Convertible '69
  • Chevrolet Corvette C3 Stingray '69
  • Nissan Silvia S14 K’s Type S '94
  • Nissan Silvia S14 K’s Aero '96
  • Subaru BRZ STI Sport '18
  • Toyota 86 GT "Limited" '16

Dodge

Hellcat-Charger (Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat)

  • Dodge Challenger R/T '70
  • Jeep Willys ‘45
  • Plymouth Superbird '70

Ferrari

F136F-458 (Ferrari 458 Italia '09)

  • Alfa Romeo 4C '14 (!)
  • F140B-Enzo (Ferrari Enzo Ferrari ‘02)
  • Ferrari F40 ‘92

Ford

Coyote-5.0L-Mustang (Ford Mustang GT '15)

  • DeTomaso Pantera '71
  • Ford Mustang Mach 1 '71
  • V8-Ford-GT-LM-Test (Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car)
  • Ford Focus RS '18
  • Voodoo-5.2L-GT350R (Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R)
  • Ford Roadster '32

Honda

HR-414E-NSX (Honda NSX GT500 '16)

  • Amuse S2000 GT1
  • Honda NSX Type R '92
  • Honda NSX Type R '02
  • Subaru BRZ Drift Car

K20C1-Civic-'20 (Honda Civic Type R '20)

  • Abarth 595 SS ‘70 (!)
  • Honda Beat '91 (!)
  • Honda Civic (EK) Type R '98
  • Honda Integra (DC2) Type R '98
  • Mini Cooper S '65
  • Honda SE75E-2&4 (Honda 2&4)
  • Honda S660 '15
  • Honda S800 '66

Lamborghini

L539-Aventador-SV (Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV 15)

  • Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary ‘88

Lexus

3UZ-FE-SC430 (Lexus SC430 GT500)

  • Toyota Crown Athlete G
  • Toyota Tundra TRD Pro '19

Mazda

13B-REW-RX-7 (Mazda RX-7 FD)

  • Mazda Eunos Roadster NA '89
  • Suzuki Cappuccino '91
  • R26B-787B (Mazda 787B)
  • Mazda RX-7 Spirit R '02
  • Mazda RX-8 Spirit R '12

Nissan

LZ20B-Skyline (Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette '84)

  • GReddy Fugu Z
  • Nissan Skyline KPGC10 '70
  • Nissan Skyline KPGC110 '73

SR20DET-Silvia-S15 (Nissan Silvia S15)

  • Nissan Fairlady Z432 '69
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  • Nissan Silvia S13 Ks '90

VK45DE-GT-R (Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500 '08)

  • Nissan Fairlady Z (Z34) '08

VRH35Z-R92CP (Nissan R92CP)

  • Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R V-Spec '97
  • Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nur '02

VR38DETT-GT-R-Nismo (Nissan GT-R NISMO '17)

  • Lancia Delta HF Integrale '91 (!!)
  • Nissan 180SX Type X '96
  • Nissan Fairlady Z 300ZX
  • Nissan Silvia Touring Car

Pagani

M158-AMG-Huayra (Pagani Huayra)

  • Toyota Supra RZ '97

Porsche

M97/80-911 (Porsche 911 991 RSR ‘17)

  • Porsche 911 930 Turbo ‘81

M96/76-Porsche-'01 (Porsche 911 997 GT3) - Only seen in pre-launch trailers, not the game at present

  • Volkswagen 1200 '66

M64/03-911 (Porsche 911 964 Carrera RS)

  • Volkswagen 1200 '66
  • Volkswagen Sambabus '62

Roadster Shop

LS7-Rampage (Roadster Shop Rampage)

  • Amuse Nismo 380RS Superleggera
  • DeLorean DMC-12 S2 '04 (!!!)
  • Nissan Fairlady 240ZG '71
  • RE Amemiya FD3S

Subaru

LS7 BRZ (Subaru BRZ Drift)

  • Nissan Silvia Q's (S13) '88 (!)

Suzuki

H25A-Escudo (Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Special)

  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final '15 (!!)

Suzuki V8-Suzuki-VGT-Gr.3 (Suzuki Vision GT Gr.3)

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Gr.3 Road Car
  • BMW M3 '89
  • Subaru BRZ S '15

Toyota

2JZ-GTE-Supra (Toyota Supra '97)

  • Nissan Silvia S15 Spec R '02 (!)
  • Subaru BRZ S '21
  • Toyota GR86 RZ '21
  • Toyota GR Yaris '20
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