A teaser from Gran Turismo 7 producer Kazunori Yamauchi hints at the return of a classic Suzuki hill-climbing legend.
It’s almost the end of the month, and that means a new Gran Turismo 7 content update is in progress.
Following the now regular pattern, a monthly delivery of new cars arrives towards the end of each month, and so far each comes with new missions or cafe menu books.
Series producer Kazunori Yamauchi tweeted the now-awaited teaser of three car silhouettes with the words “update coming next week.”
Suzuki Escudo Pike Peak
Rally driver and tuning shop owner Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima has raced the incredible Colorado-based event for several years in wild Suzuki-backed machines.
He first won the hill climb in 1995 with a twin-engine Escudo – the name given in Japan and some markets to the Vitara – before moving on to a V6-powered beast that also featured in Gran Turismo 2 and became a part of the folklore of the series.
In this famous model, he finished second at Pikes Peak International Hillclimb three times and competed there until 2016 with other Suzuki variants and then in an electric entry, scoring seven victories in total.
The 1998 Red Escudo seems to be the most popular request – although the exact year will be revealed next week
Race-modified Suzuki Vision Gran Turismo
The May 1.15 update delivered a wild new Suzuki Vision Gran Turismo that fused a motorcycle engine with a hybrid system to create something I’d love to see in the real world.
Now it looks like a racing modified version could be coming to Gran Turismo 7. Hopefully Gr.3.
It would be a boon for the Suzuki brand, adding to the existing Swift Gr.4. This would make Suzuki eligible for the racing esports Manufacturers World Series for future events – although for the 2022 season he will not be on the roster.
Of the three cars, the hardest to find so far is the classic, topless vehicle in the bottom right of the teaser image. It features an outline reminiscent of an old Ford, but let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Hope the quality of life changes
New free cars are important and very welcome, but for the June update, we’ve crossed things over to improve online lobby stability, host migration, save settings, and track change options. . They are the lifeblood of a continuously played racing game, and despite promises of these features during the game’s review period, they have not been available until now.
It’s to the point now that Nations Cup champion Valerio Gallo takes a break from the game. No pressure, Polyphony Digital…
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