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Update 1.43 of ‘Gran Turismo 7’ adds the Lancer Evolution IX

As well as the 2009 Audi TTS and the 1985 Renault R4 GTL

'Gran Turismo 7' players get three new toys to play with. SCREENSHOT FROM GRAN TURISMO

Update 1.43 of Gran Turismo 7 has just dropped, and it adds a few new cars as well as some events and a Scapes location.

JDM fans will enjoy the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX. SCREENSHOTS FROM GRAN TURISMO

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX is no newcomer to the Gran Turismo series, which is why it’s a bit strange it wasn’t included in the initial launch.

This could be considered as the last of the traditional Evolutions being the final iteration to use the famed 4G63T, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine, which has been around since the first generation. The specific variant on GT7 is the top-of-the-line MR GSR.

The Audi TTS combines a turbocharged engine with all-wheel drive. SCREENSHOTS FROM GRAN TURISMO

The Audi TT is an iconic coupe by the German marque with the TTS being the high-performance variant. The 2009 Audi TTS Coupe is one of the earlier models of the second generation. And it has a 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine that produces 268hp.

The Renault 4 is a little French car that left a big impact on motoring. SCREENSHOTS FROM GRAN TURISMO

The Renault 4 is a compact car introduced in 1961. It has a front-engine, front-wheel-drive configuration, and is considered to be the first modern hatchback. Interestingly, the suspension makes use of torsion bars, and the transmission is located at the very front, ahead of the engine.

Good luck purchasing the Lamborghini Miura. SCREENSHOT FROM GRAN TURISMO
There are now more locations to shoot your virtual car collection. SCREENSHOT FROM GRAN TURISMO

In addition to the new cars, an Extra Menu item was added where the player has to collect three specific Lamborghini models.

There are also three new events with two set at Tsukuba Circuit, and one at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Finally, the Pyrenees is now a location in Scapes where players can take photos of their cars with the French mountain range as the backdrop.

Leandro Mangubat

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