Posted Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020
Author: Benjamin Rangel
On June 11, 2020, The first trailer video Sony unveiled Gran Turismo 7, also revealing the PS5 console itself for the first time. As an avid gamer drawn to many different game types, I find myself intrigued by the future of video racing and simulation driving experience. With technology advancing rapidly and integrating VR headgear, the dynamics of how consumers can view inventory, taking a vehicle for a test drive, and above all, experience a virtual walkthrough without ever having to leave your home (which in this day and age, staying home is the way to go).
From what has been presented to the public so far, GT7 looks to be returning to the style of previous games in the series. GT Sport, launched on PS4 back in 2017, was a radical change that did not resonate well, with players regularly commenting that it was more of a “Prologue” than a full title game.
Rumors that GT7 will be launching with PlayStation 5 are a high possibility. However, neither Sony nor Polyphony Digital has confirmed a launch date thus far. The PlayStation 5 arrives near the end of 2020, and while it’s more than likely that GT7 will launch with the PS5, this is by no means a certainty.
GT7 appears to bring back a traditional Gran Turismo campaign mode. This would see players starting as a novice with a low-powered vehicle, then heading through licenses and race events to progress to higher levels.
This function also returns, with some demonstration of the menus in the official trailer. Players can modify their engine, suspension, drivetrain, and chassis parts, along with tires.
It’s unclear how this will function, but in previous GT games, players could pick up older vehicles with a few miles on the clock for less money than new ones.
GT Auto returns too. In previous games, players could wash their cars, change the oil, apply for new paint jobs, change the wheels, and fit visual tuning parts. Therefore giving the player a virtual ownership experience.
Two areas of the main hub refer to multiplayer modes. The first is a dedicated Multiplayer icon. Additionally, there is also a GT Sports Live icon; this is probably a place for viewing media and articles relating to the top tier online events and World Tours.
All that is known of the car list is the vehicles shown in the trailer. That means there’s no confirmed car count just yet.
PlayStation EVP Simon Rutter’s comments shortly after the reveal also mentioned the Ferrari and Maserati brands.
In alphabetical order, here are cars that were spotted during the announcement. (Thanks to https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/gran-turismo-7-cars-playstation-5-ps5/)
After watching the trailer for GT7, there are many rumors about which cars will stay and which cars will go. With a huge 1194 car list in GT6, several gamers and streamers will talk and generate countless rumors that are sure to reach your ear while conversing by the water cooler, as a result brings us to the meat and potatoes of this blog post.
Here is a list of vehicles I would like to see be brought into the GT7 world;
The high-output Nismo version of Nissan's GT-R sports additional aero and a 600-horsepower version of that wonderful twin-turbo V-6 engine. Track-oriented suspension tuning and super sticky tires round out the four-seater missile of a car. Pursuing driving pleasure is the most important concept behind GT-R. As a result, the new NISMO's performance suggests it is a car that belongs on the race track.
The 600LT has enough power and grip to nauseate a passenger. First of all, zero to 60 happens in under 3 seconds. Then zero to jail in under 5. The top speed is a breathe taking 201 mph. If these aren’t getting you excited to hit the tracks, I don’t know what will.
Sports cars haven’t always been about power and prestige. In another era, lightweight and balance reigned over horsepower. As a result, the 2020 Subaru BRZ throws back to that era and impresses with its sharp moves and looks. Like a featherweight champion, the 2020 Subaru BRZ proves lighter and smaller can sometimes be superior.
It's a hardcore special machine, alive in your hands. Analog in a digital world. Certainly, creating this unique vehicle for a digital construct will change the game completely.
*Finally, I must admit, no cars on my wishlist list have been confirmed and are wishful thinking by the author of this blog*
This is Benjamin Rangel, Author of Evans Auto Blog signing off. Thanks for stopping by.