Gran Turismo 7 Spec II Update 1.40 Adds a Four-Player Split-Screen Mode, Seven New Cars, Snow Track, and More

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Polyphony Digital has launched its Gran Turismo 7 Spec II Update 1.40 which has added new cars, a new track, and a host of new features. The NHRA-banned Dodge Challenger SRT Demon ’18, which is capable of 0-62 Mph in 2.3ms, along with its iconic 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi are among the newly added cars bringing GT7’s current car count to 483. “Lake Louise” is a new snow track in Canada featuring six layouts where players can take winter weather conditions. Up to four players can now compete in a new split-screen mode on the PlayStation 5. Many more features and changes have also been made including new circuits, photo upgrades, circuits, conversations with car designers, menus, and more.

More details regarding Gran Turismo 7 Spec II Update 1.40 can be found here and here.

Gran Turismo 7 Spec II Update 1.40 Notes (via official page)

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  • New Opening Intro Movie 
  • New Cars: Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi ’68 (available for purchase at the Legend Cars dealership), Dodge Challenger SRT Demon ’18, Lexus LFA ’10, Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II ’91 (available for purchase Legend Cars dealership), NISMO 400R ’95 (available for purchase Legend Cars dealership), Porsche 911 GT3 RS (992) ’22, Tesla Model 3 Performance ’23
  • New Track (unlocked at Collector Level 22): The Lake Louise race track in six layouts (Long Track, Long Track Reverse, Short Track, Short Track Reverse, Tri-Oval, Tri-Oval Reverse).
  • License Center: A new “Master Licenses” mode has been added and is unlocked after completing the Normal License.
  • Brand Central: A new museum section has been added for Abarth, Europe (Italy).
  • Café: New menu books have been added (Menu Book No.48: World Touring Car 900-Collector Level 39 and above, Menu Book No.49: Nations Cup- Collector Level 50 and above)
  • Added Extra Menus: Extra Menu No.31: Collection-Road-Going Racers (Collector Level 30 and above), Extra Menu No.32-Collection: Lexus (Collector Level 34 and above), Extra Menu No.33-Collection: Red Bull X Series (Collector Level 50 and above).
  • New Conversation Sets: New sets with card designers and characters in the Café which can be accessed by changing to the following cars in the Garage and choosing to speak with the characters in the Café.
  • New Engine Swaps
  • Snow Tires” option is now available in the Tuning Shop.
  • Scapes: Player Favorites collection is a part of the featured Curation in Scapes and the Polyphony Digital Tokyo Office is a new Spot under “Japan > Tokyo.”
  • Race Photos has had the height limit of Walk Mode changed, more shutter speed values ranging from 1s to 1/30s, and a rendering quality mode including Standard, Fine, and Extra Fine modes which increase image quality and the number of subframes.
  • A Replay Loop option has been added
  • New dashboard in GT Menu showing various completion rates for World Map Pavilions
  • New four-player mode for “Paddock” and “Split Screen Race,”, only on PS5 version.
  • Sport “Indicators have been added to the Driver List in the post-race screen to show the variations in the Driver Rating (DR) and Sportsmanship Rating (SR).”

World Circuits

  • “Meeting Place” has become the “Paddock.” This mode can be accessed from World Circuits or Multiplayer Pavilions and enables players to communicate with each other through text chat and emoticons.
  • “Arcade Race” has been replaced with “Quick Race.” Also, in addition to the existing AI mode, players can select to race a prototype version of the AI racing agent “Gran Turismo Sophy” (available only on the PS5 console on specific tracks and with specific cars).
  • The prizes for Quick Race and Custom Race have been increased. Credits awarded for these races increase based on the player’s Collector Level and Circuit Experience progress.
  • The mode “Weekly Challenges” has been added, where players can face events that change every week. This mode becomes available after clearing Menu Book No. 39 (Championship: World GT Series) and having watched the ending.
  • An “Event Directory'” button has been added to make it easy to find all the race events available.
  • A “Change Car” button has been added.
  • “Circuit Experience” has been added to the Lake Louise track in the Americas section.
  • The following new events have been added to World Circuits:

・World Touring Car 900: Trial Mountain Circuit, Nürburgring, Suzuka Circuit, Autopolis

・X2019 Nations Cup: Interlagos Circuit, Trial Mountain Circuit, Dragon Trail, Lago Maggiore Circuit, Sardegna – Road Track

・World Rally Challenge Gr.B: Lake Louise

・Japanese 4WD Challenge 600: Lake Louise

・Pickup Truck Race: Lake Louise

・Clubman Cup+: Special Stage RouteX, Watkins Glen International, Monza Circuit, Fuji Speedway

・GT Cup Gr.3: Daytona International Speedway, Deepforest Raceway, Redbull Ring, Mount Panorama

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