Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26 features Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta race circuit

Gran Turismo players! The 1.26 update for Gran Turismo 7 arrives today November 23 at 10:00pm PST* (November 24 at 6am GMT / 3pm JST). 

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26 features Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta race circuit

Three new exciting cars being added 

BMW M2 Competition ‘18 A hard-boiled FR that hides the power of a demon in its compact body.

The BMW 2 Series coupe is popular as a high-performance rear-wheel drive compact. The BMW M2 Competition is an extreme machine that fills the same engine compartment with the3L twin-turbo inline-6 ‘S55’ engine from the M3 and M4. What you’ll notice first is the captivating bodywork. With its bulging over fenders, the exterior is the embodiment of speed. Though it measures only 4,475 mm in length, it’s roughly the same size as the E36 M3. Whether in the city or out in the winding backroads, the car offers an incredible sense of control, as if the drivers own nerves reached out to the far corners of the body. The S55 engine offers a maximum power output of 404 BHP with 56.1 kgfm maximum torque. Even up against BMW’s long history of peak performance inline-6 engines, this model has an exceptional high revving performance, and as the boost builds its explosive power emerges.

Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth ‘87 A Cosworth tuned masterpiece that dominated touring car racing 

The Sierra was a relatively standard family car with an aerodynamic hatchback body, produced by Ford Europe from 1982. But in 1985, the impression of car enthusiasts regarding the Sierra took a big turn. This was because the famed Cosworth added the Sierra RS Cosworth to the selection, known affectionately as the “Cossie” among enthusiasts. The Sierra RS Cosworth was powered by a 2 liter inline 4 tuned to 203 BHP with DOHC and a turbocharger. The chassis was reinforced, and the exterior was upgraded with fender extensions and a large rear spoiler. A year later it was further increased in power to 223 BHP, and a 500-unit limited Sierra RS 500 Cosworth was added to the lineup, with an engine reinforced for racing use, and better aerodynamic details. And of course, all of these improvements were developed for touring car racing. From 1988 to 1990, the Sierra won several series championship titles in the international Group A category in countries such as Germany, UK, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand. 

Nissan Silvia K’s Aero (S14) ‘96 The top grade of the S14 adds a rear spoiler and leather wrapped steering wheel.

The S14 Silvia debuted in October 1993 as the successor to the hugely successful S13 model, and with a new larger body Nissan hoped to continue their previous success. The S14 is 1,730 mm wide compared to the S13’s 1,690 and the track width has also been increased to match. The new model is also 30 mm longer at 4,500 mm, and 5 mm taller at 1,295 mm for an overall larger body. The softer lines of the body design though make width of the car stand out the most. The K’s grade model also featured 16-inch wheels as standard. The engine is a retuned version of the S13’s SR20 series. The highest-grade K’s model features an intercooled turbocharger and produces 14 BHP more than the previous generation at 216 BHP/28 kgfm with the naturally aspirated Q’s and J’s models producing 157 BHP/19.2 kgfm. The basic suspension structure has also been carried over from the S13 utilizing front struts with a multilink system on the rear. The car was also available with the ‘Super HICAS’ electronic rear wheel steering system. In 1996, Nissan released a facelift model with an extensive redesign. The exterior’s soft image was tightened up with scowling headlights and a large real spoiler for a more sharp and striking appearance.

Introducing Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Race Circuit 

Total Length: 4,088m, Elevation Change: 38m, Number of corners: 12, Longest Straight: 1275m 

The Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta is a historic US road course built in 1970 and located just north of Braselton, Georgia. Renowned for hosting touring car and prototype car races, it is also the venue of the 10-hour ‘Petit Le Mans’ endurance race. A technical course featuring a series of flowing high-speed corners that require full throttle acceleration and hard braking, it’s tight track and dramatic elevation changes result in multiple blind corners where drivers must carefully consider their overtaking points.

Ability to sell vehicles 

With the latest 1.26 patch update installed (internet connection required), players would be able to sell cars within their personal garage once the GT Café Menus are completed.

Scapes ‘Illuminations’ and ‘Road Atlanta’ have been added to the featured section

*Internet connection is required for update


Source: https://blog.playstation.com/2022/11/23/gran-turismo-7-update-1-26-features-michelin-raceway-road-atlanta-race-circuit/