Gran Turismo players! The 1.38 update for Gran Turismo 7 arrives on Thursday, September 28 at 11:00 pm PST / 8:00 am CEST / 3:00 pm JST*, bringing with it three new cars that will be added this month!
RCR Civic Garage
A custom Civic time trial in classic JDM style.
The overwhelming popularity of Japanese high-performance cars on the international circuit led to the creation of the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) category. This Honda Civic is one of those JDM-style custom cars that won the Gran Turismo Award in 2017, an award given to the best custom cars on display at SEMA. In 2006, owner Philip Robles purchased a near-original 1992 EG Civic and began working on gradually customizing it with his son Jesse. His goal was to compete in regional time trial and time trial classes on circuits in the southwest. There was a 10-year span of continuous track weekends that resulted in several Time Trial and Time Trial championships. In 2017, Philip was asked to display the Civic at the SEMA booth of Mackin Industries, a US importer of tuning parts. This led to the car being further customized and refurbished for the show. The most obvious modification to the car is the wide body kit from Japanese aero brand Pandem along with a front splitter and rear spoiler. Another notable feature is the bold carbon fiber hood design, which was based on a design by Japanese tuner J’s Racing. The interior has been stripped and reinforced with a roll cage, leaving only a single seat. The original engine was swapped for a Honda K24 inline 4-cylinder unit. When this car appeared at the 2017 SEMA show, the engine was naturally aspirated, but it then underwent an extensive tuning process, adding a turbocharger and greatly increasing the engine’s power. The transmission is a 5-speed sequential gearbox manufactured by Quaife for K series engines.
Honda Civic Type R ’22
Driving sensation comes first. The legendary R badge returns for the 11th generation. Civic.
The sixth version of the Civic Type R was presented 1 year and 3 months after the world premiere of its base model, the 11th generation Civic FL model, which was presented as the Civic Sokai (meaning stimulating). The Type R is based on the five-door hatchback configuration. Compared to previous standard models, the FL has eliminated the flashy tuning car designs. While it retains the essential elements of a sports model, such as the front and rear aerodynamic parts and the flared fenders, it has adopted a simpler and more refined design. The power unit is the ultimate modern Type R engine, a turbocharged 2-litre inline 4-cylinder K20C unit, which after an overhaul of its turbo system and other improvements now produces 9.9 BHP and 2.04 kgfm more than the previous model for a maximum power of 325.4 BHP. and 42.83 kgfm of torque. The engine ECU map has also been meticulously tuned to improve throttle response and low-rpm torque. The suspension uses an evolution of the same 4-wheel independent adaptive damping system first introduced on the 2015 Civic Type R FK2 model. On the FL5 model, the system controls not only pitch and roll, but also introduces considerations for the vertical acceleration of unsprung vehicles. components. Through this system, Honda aims to offer the same direct handling.
Exploring the potential of internal combustion, a next-generation biodiesel-powered racing car.
The MAZDA3 Bio concept is a next-generation biodiesel-powered racing car that was created and developed for real-world testing in the Super Taikyu 2023 endurance racing series. The car is essentially the successor to the Demio/MAZDA2 Bio concept of Mazda, which has been in operation since 2021 with the aim of achieving a true balance between carbon neutrality and driving pleasure. Both cars were entered in the ST-Q class, which is reserved almost exclusively for the manufacturer’s development models. What has changed for this model is that the car now uses Susteo provided by Euglena, a state-of-the-art 100% biodiesel made from used cooking oil. The 2.2L SkyActiv-D engine can produce a torque of 45.89 kgfm and approximately 236.7 BHP ~ 256.4 BHP using this fuel which is molecularly identical to commercially available diesel fuel. Of course, the car itself has also been modified. To reduce weight, areas such as the engine hood and roof employ hybrid materials that employ a blend of CFRP and natural fibers. Furthermore, to improve aerodynamic performance, the front and rear fenders have been widened and new aerodynamic parts such as the front spoiler, rear spoiler and side skirts have been installed.
Two additional menus
- Bonus Menu #29: Porsche Supercars (Collector Level 42 and up)
- Extra Menu No. 30: GR (Collector Level 39 and above)
An additional 29 locations have been added to the Nissan section on Brand Central.
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