Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.48 is Now Live: New Engine Swaps, Five New Cars, New Extra Menu, and Volvo Returns

Gran Turismo 7’s 1.48 update is now live and features one of the biggest car drops in the game’s history, bringing back a number of vehicles from earlier GT games that have been absent for a while, including the welcome return of a whole brand.

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With a little under one gigabyte in size, this PlayStation 5 update for five cars isn’t quite big enough for a new circuit location or variety this month, which is understandable given that fans are still waiting a long time for more courses.

But even with this update, there’s still a good deal of information to sort through on top of what we already knew from teases earlier in the week, so keep reading for more!

Update 1.48 for Gran Turismo 7: New Vehicles

With the update coming live, the five automobiles’ prices and availability are now known:

52,100cr used Honda Civic (EG) SiR-II 1993
Legends Cars: Honda NSX GT500 2000 – 1,500,000cr
Used Cars – Nissan Skyline (R31) GTS-R 1987 – 176,600cr
1993 Volvo 240 SE Estate – Used Automobiles – $40,800cr
Volvo V40 T5 R-Design 2013 – 40,000cr – Brand Central
While most of the surprises are nice, there are a few minor ones. First, the extremely uncommon, homologation-special Skyline model ends up at the Used Cars dealer instead of the Legends Cars dealer. This means that when its Hot Picks designation expires, it will be more frequently accessible for purchase at a reasonable price.

On the other hand, the JGTC NSX makes an appearance at Legends Cars, where it replaces its Skyline peer as the newest car available and the first car from the 2000s to do so. Do you feel aging yet?

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Even though NSX and GTS-R enthusiasts will like the cars, the biggest news in this update is most likely the return of Volvo. The new manufacturer has been added in the second content update in a row, while opinions on the electric Afeela and Skoda Vision GT car were more divided.

The 2013 Volvo V40 T5 R-Design is the sole completely new vehicle in the update. This little hot hatch shares the C1 platform and 2.5-liter straight-five engine with the second-generation Ford Focus ST, a vehicle that hasn’t been seen since the GT6 (albeit in a different configuration).

The iconic Volvo wagon, the 240, joins that. This is a somewhat different version of the automobile from GT4–GT6, showing up as a 1993 SE late model instead of the 1988 GLT. We hope that this wagon is not the last to arrive in GT7 as it is the first.

The Civic SiR-II, a 1993 vehicle, and another Honda round out the list of five cars. This now joins the exclusive group of vehicles that have appeared in every GT game released to date. As a starting car from earlier games, it will undoubtedly have a special place in the hearts of many GT players.

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Update 1.48 for Gran Turismo 7: New Events & Additional Menus

One of the recently added vehicles will be the focus of a vehicle collection activity in the Extra Menu Book for the month of February. Extra Menu Book 39’s official title is “Racers of Japanese GTs,” which naturally places the Honda NSX GT500 at the front.

For the book, you will need to gather all three of the iconic GT500 vehicles: the 1997 Toyota Supra, the 1999 Nissan Skyline, and the 2000 Honda NSX. Since all of the vehicles are in Legends Cars, you may have to wait to finish it.

Naturally, the NSX is listed as a Special Pick for the upcoming few days, so if you already own the other two, there won’t be any waiting involved. An engine-specific six-star roulette ticket is your prize for possessing all three—and that includes having them in your garage as well as your collection.

Additional Menu Book 39: Japanese GT Racers — Six-Star (Engine) Ticket
There isn’t a new Bonus Menu Book in GT Cafe with this release, but the World Circuits section now has four new races in various series at already-existing events. You now have something to use each of the five new cars for thanks to the enlarged offering.

The two Volvos will be suitable for Kyoto Yamagiwa’s European Sunday Cup 400, where victory is worth 25,000cr. With a 40,000cr winner’s prize, the Skyline is perfect for the Japanese FR Challenge 450 at Autodrome Lago Maggiore West. The Civic is ideally suited for a comparable FF car event, which is held at Autopolis Short and attracts 25,000cr. Lastly, the Gr.3 NSX will be well suited for the WTC800 race at Circuit de Sainte-Croix A, where 200,000cr are up for grabs.

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Japanese FR Challenge 450 – 40,000cr – Autodrome Lago Maggiore East (3 laps)

Japanese Formula Ford Challenge 450 – Autopolis Short (2 laps) – 25,000cr

Eight circuits at the Circuit de Sainte-Croix A: World Touring Car 800 – 200,000cr

Kyoto Yamagiwa (2 laps) – 400th European Sunday Cup – 25,000cr – New Engine Swaps in Grand Turismo 7 Update 1.48

This month’s swaps are centered around the 2.4-liter engine from the SEMA-winning Garage RCR Civic; four out of the five applications make use of it.

The 1997 Civic and its Touring Car, the 1995 Integra, and the Nissan SilEighty are the vehicles that come with this new option.

This month’s last swap is a minor improvement for the brand-new Civic SiR-II, which is the first vehicle to receive an engine swap right out of the box. That will come with the 1.8-liter Integra ’98 engine choice.

The engines are rather expensive when purchased straight from GT Auto, where Collector Level 50 is required. However, you can also win them as prizes in certain Roulette Tickets, such as Six-Star (Engine) tickets, at any level.

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Update 1.48 for Gran Turismo 7: Scapes and Other Changes

A fresh collection of eighteen Scapes emphasizes more freedom rather than a single spot. To be fair, the somewhat awkward title “Move the Camera Up and Down II” is totally true and builds upon a collection of comparable tasks seen in version 1.29.

Simply put, you have more flexibility to move the camera through the vertical plane at these 18 places, which will increase your photographic versatility.

A revision to the physics of some electric vehicles concerning mechanical damage is also included, along with adjustments to the Hagerty rates.

A GT update wouldn’t be the same without the disclaimer that “various other issues have been addressed,” of course. Over the next few days, our community will be learning more information in a dedicated Undocumented Changes thread.

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