The October update for Gran Turismo 7 brings a new addition to the game’s garage. Patch 1.25 is now available for free with a choice of three new cars from Japan and a relatively rare Maserati from the 1970s. There are other minor improvements too, but let’s focus on the new vehicle.
The Maserati Merak SS is the only new car to come from Europe in this latest update. This is a performance version of the Merak, released in 1975 with a slightly more powerful engine producing 216 horsepower (159 kilowatts). Top speed, instead, increased from 140 miles per hour (225 kilometers per hour) to 155 mph (250 kph). This 2+2 sports car is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 engine sourced from Citroen SM.
If you want something more modern and more track-ready, the Mazda Roadster NR-A (ND) should have your fill. This is an entry-level motorsport model, originally introduced in 2015 as the fourth-generation ND Roadster. Many upgrades are installed on the suspension, engine frame, differential and differential case, driveshaft, and others. This being a 2022 model, it comes with additional upgrades such as a new roll bar and bucket seat, as well as a Kinematic Posture Control system.
Another race car for the Gran Turismo 7 comes in the form of the 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, which is an FIA-certified race car that meets GT3 regulations. For the 2018 model year, the engine is positioned about 150 millimeters lower in the engine bay thanks to a new dry sump design. Other tweaks include a modified suspension and an improved radiator and intercooler for better airflow and cooling.
The last new addition to the lineup was the Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R, which only made 187 units before being discontinued. Under the hood, it has a 157 hp (115 kW) inline-six engine that is shared with the rest of the Skyline family. However, there are improvements to the suspension and larger disc brakes.