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The record-breaking Volkswagen ID. R is now available on ‘Gran Turismo 7’

Update 1.23 adds 3 new cars and 2 new Scapes locations

Players weren't expecting the Volkswagen ID. R to be added to the game. IMAGE FROM GRAN TURISMO

Continuing with the updates for Gran Turismo 7, version 1.23 adds three new cars and two new Scapes locations.

The ID. R is a formidable track machine with 670hp and lots of downforce. IMAGE FROM GRAN TURISMO

The Volkswagen ID. R is the German manufacturer’s fully electric race car. Aside from having the fastest lap of any electric vehicle around the Nurburgring Nordschleife, the ID. R is the current record-holder at Pikes Peak.

Unlike most Vision GT cars, the Porsche Vision GT Spyder is an electric vehicle. IMAGE FROM GRAN TURISMO

When Gran Turismo 7 first launched, Porsche already had its own Vision Gran Turismo car. And now, a topless version has been added with the Porsche Vision Gran Turismo Spyder.

Fans of Japanese cars from the ’90s will appreciate the addition of the S14 Silvia. IMAGE FROM GRAN TURISMO

For JDM fans out there, the Nissan Silvia K Type S (S14) has appeared. The Silvia is a front-engine rear-wheel-drive sports car that was popular for drifting.

The new Scapes locations give players more spots to shoot their cars in Tokyo and California. IMAGE FROM GRAN TURISMO

While it’s good that Polyphony Digital continues to add more content to Gran Turismo 7, there’s nothing really game-changing with version 1.23 as players still don’t have the option to sell their cars. Hopefully, a more substantial update will arrive before the year ends.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.