Gran Turismo 7 update 1.26 has dropped, and this is a big one, that answers some longstanding quality of life and feature deficiencies of the game. You can now sell unwanted cars for money! You can have qualifying in a custom lobby! And there’s a new track and new cars! What a nice way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gran Turismo series?
Headlining this November update for Gran Turismo 7 is the addition of the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta track to the game, which is best known as the venue for the Petit Le Mans race. As with other US tracks, it lacks wet weather, but there is at least time of day to mix things up.
There are also four new cars in the game, including the BMW M2 Competition, Ford Sierra RS 500 Coswork, Nissan Silvia K’s Aero and the Red Bull X2019 25th Anniversary to celebrate the series’ birthday – this last one’s a freebie if you log in and redeem it from the World Map before 3rd January).
For that same 25th Anniversary celebration and the world Finals, there’s two special events themed around the Manufacturers Cup and Nations Cup. A 10 lap race at Spa and a 7 lap race at Willow Springs, both of which can net you a cool 1 million credits.
That might be what Polyphony really wants to highlight, but for avid players, the true stars of this update are the ability to sell cars and the lobby qualifying. Selling cars using the Car Valuation Service, which is unlocked after completing Menu Book 39. This allows you to sell cars that you’ve bought (not the ones you’ve won as prizes), with values that vary, just as they do in the car dealerships.
And if you play in the custom multiplayer lobbies, then GT7 has finally caught up to previous games by including both Qualifying and Grid Start options that have been conspicuously absent since launch.
Here’s the full Gran Turismo 7 update 1.26 patch notes:
Main Features Implemented
– The following four new cars have been added:
・BMW M2 Competition ’18
・Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth ’87 (Purchasable at ‘Used Cars’);
・Nissan Silvia K’s Aero (S14) ’96 (Purchasable at ‘Used Cars’);
・Gran Turismo Red Bull X2019 25th Anniversary (Obtainable from the ‘Gran Turismo 25th Anniversary’ banner at the top right of the World Map between 24 November and 3 January;)
– The ‘Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta’ race track has been added.
3. World Map
– A number of events and a special themed map have been added to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gran Turismo series. Please check the “Announcing the ‘Gran Turismo 25th Anniversary’ and ‘World Finals’ Celebration Campaigns!” article for further details.
4. Brand Central
– New Museum section for ‘DS Automobiles’ has been added for Europe (France.)
5. Used Cars
– The new ‘Car Valuation Service’ feature has been added. Please check the ‘Car Valuation Service‘ section of the online manual for more details. The ‘Car Valuation Service’ will appear after clearing Menu Book No. 39 (‘Championship: World GT Series’) and having watched the ending.
– The following two Extra Menus have been added:
・Extra Menu No. 12: ‘Collection: Renault’ (Collector Level 31 and above);
・Extra Menu No. 13: ‘Collection: Nissan Skyline GT-R’ (Collector Level 40 and above);
The new Extra Menus will appear after clearing Menu Book No. 39 (‘Championship: World GT Series’) and having watched the ending.
7. World Circuits
– The following new events have been added to ‘World Circuits’:
・Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
– Race of Turbo Sportscars
– American FR Challenge 550
– Gr.1 Prototype Series
– European FR Challenge 550
・Willow Springs Raceway
– Historic Sports Car Masters
– The ‘Road Atlanta’ and ‘Illumination’ locations have been added as featured Curations in Scapes.
9. GT Auto
– 23 new paint colours have been added to the Real Car Paint section of the Paint Shop.
– Qualifying and Grid Start features have been added to Lobby.
– A new ‘Popular Users’ category has been added to the Discover section;
– A list of players who have ‘Liked’ or ‘Reposted’ a User Generated Content can now be displayed in said content’s details section;
– Christmas songs have been added to the music track list.
– It is now possible to calibrate a handbrake controller under [Options] > [Controller] > [Steering Controller Settings].
– It is now possible to set race functions for the push button dials on the THRUSTMASTER® T-GT by selecting ‘Other Buttons’ on the bottom left of the [Controller] > [Steering Controller Settings] screen.
– It is now possible to set race functions for the control stick buttons on the Fanatec® GT DD Pro by selecting ‘Other Buttons’ on the bottom left of the [Controller] > [Steering Controller Settings] screen.
Other Improvements and Adjustments
1. Physics Simulation Model
– Adjusted the initial downforce values for the following cars:
・Super Formula Dallara SF19 Super Formula / Honda ’19
・Super Formula Dallara SF19 Super Formula / Toyota ’19
2. Race Screen
– Fixed an issue wherein setting ‘Show Race Info’ to ‘Off’ in ‘Display Settings’ would cause options such as tyre menus to not display on pit-in.
– The ‘Content Type’ function has been changed from a dropdown menu to buttons. This also applies to the gallery function on ‘My Page.’
4. Penalty Line
– The location of the Penalty Line has been adjusted for the following tracks:
・Deep Forest Raceway – Reverse
・Trial Mountain Circuit – Reverse
5. Braking Areas
– The braking areas on Trial Mountain have been adjusted.
– Fixed an issue wherein rain sound effects would not play properly on replays;
– Adjusted the engine sounds for certain vehicles.
– Fixed various text localisation issues.
Source: Gran Turismo