Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.20 – Mix of New and Old


McLaren MP4/4 ’88

The new update in Gran Turismo 7 leads to an increasing number of new cars. So in this edition of the new update 1.20, we have four new cars.

There is the MP4/4 ’88 McLaren legendary because one of the machines that fought for the title of World champion in 1988 was designed by Gordon Murray and Steve Nichols. 

It was powered by a Honda engine, which was one of the last turbo engines in Formula 1, this led to an abnormally high pressure in the engine, which was reduced from 4 to 2.5 bars. Also the fuel was reduced by 45l from 150 l. 

Ultimately it means that he dominated the season with 15 wins out of 16 races, a completely dominant car. Staggering results with 13 pole positions and 8 wins in the driver’s standings for Ayrton Senna that year.

Pontiac GTO ‘The Judge’ ’69

The next in line is the Pontiac GTO from 1969, we can consider this to be the original Muscle car because the sports packages were only included in the later GTO models. 

“The Judge” in 1969 cost only 332 $ and included a sports package, it had a hard suspension, wider tires, and a rear spoiler. 

Also the engine was upgraded to a 6.6L ‘Ram Air III’ V8 that produced 360 HP, but rumor has it that it brings a lot more than the 360. Later due to stricter rules regarding the emission of harmful gases engines started declining in power and so did the popularity.

Porsche Cayman GT4 ’16

The next car in line is the Porsche Cayman GT4. 

As far as Porsche is concerned, the focus was always on 911, that is, the 911 models. But in 2015 there was a change, the introduction of a new car, this time it was about Cayman. 

It has been brought up to 379 horsepower, so more than the basic 911 Carrera model, which means that the brakes and suspension are parts from a 991 GT3 car and it was also lowered 30mm from the standard position. It was also given a unique front bumper and fixed rear wing.

De Tomaso Mangusta (Christian Dior)

The next one is a very unique car, it’s De Tomaso Mangusta. An Italian sports car that is was proud to present in the 1960s of the last century.

It was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro during his days in Carrozzeria Ghia. Conservative colors with very unique stripes and Dior’s marking. Number 47 represents 1947 or Dior’s revolutionary debut collection.

Three New Layouts Added to Circuit de Barcelona- Catalunya

Another interesting feature of this update are the three new layouts of the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya. 

No chicane is quite interesting because the last chicane is always the most difficult part of the track. A lot of time is wasted in this part and removal of this section minimizes that impact. But we also have to be careful when it comes to turning in the last, that is, again in the last turn of the track due to the possibility of understeer. 

Another is also the “National Layout” which cuts Sector 1 and half of Sector 2 making the track shorter but maybe better for lower rated cars and closer racing overall. 

But the most interesting special part of this circuit is Rallycross layout and it’s made out of GP layout’s Sector 2 and infield areas. This addition is first of a kind in Gran Turismo 7 and would be a great way to bring more track like this into the game. 

Café – Extra Menus

These extra menus provide opportunities to create new car collections based on a variety of themes. Players who have reached the ending and have reached a certain Collector Level can access them and earn rewards. In Update 1.20, the following 2 extra Menu Books have been added. Further Menu Books are planned for future updates.

  • ‘Abarth’ Collection: Opens at Collector Level 27
  • ‘Gr.2 Racing Cars’ Collection: Opens at Collector Level 38