Get Behind the Wheel of an Aston Martin Valkyrie in the Latest Gran Turismo 7 Update

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The monthly Gran Turismo 7 updates can feature many vehicles, from classics like the 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT and the 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS to modern cars like the Mercedes 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT3. Sometimes it even introduces amazing concepts like the EXENEO Vision Gran Turismo. From time to time, GT7 has some sublime models like this update's Aston Martin Valkyrie, which looks incredible on a 4K OLED TV with HDR.
The latest and greatest Gran Turismo 7 update just hit PlayStation consoles, and it's completely free if you own the game. It features three outstanding vehicles (depending on who you ask), ranging from '90s classics to engineering marvels.

Speaking about engineering marvels, the first item on the list is the Aston Martin Valkyrie. This gorgeous machinery packs a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine and an electric motor.

Together, they can make up to 1,160 hp, 1,176 ps, or 865 kW, and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque. Its dry weight comes to around 2,800 lbs. or 1,270 kg.

While it's not featured in Gran Turismo, Aston Martin also made a track-only version of the Valkyrie called AMR Pro, and it has a top speed of 249 mph (400 kph). Maybe with a few in-game upgrades, you could take the Valkyrie somewhere close to that.

Next up, we have the 1995 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III GSR. This model is notable because, at the time, while other rally competitors were sticking with their one-off models, Mitsubishi sought improvements and thus went from the EVO to EVO III in less than three years.

In its glory days, this came with a 2.0-liter 16V engine that could have produced 266 hp (270 ps) with 228 lb-ft (309 Nm) of torque. It was AWD, had a 5-speed manual transmission, reached 149 mph (240 km/h), and went from 0-62 mph or 0-100 kph in 4.9 seconds.

The last item on our shopping cart is the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi. This underdog was a no-nonsense vehicle that could punch way above its class, making more expensive rides shy away from competing against it.

This is it for now, so all that's left for you to do is log in on your PlayStation and download the 1.35 update.

In "other news," Gran Turismo 7 is in for some serious competition this year when Forza Motorsport arrives on Xbox and PC. Hopefully, you will have one or the other to play it on when it comes on October 10.

However, if you're a hardcore fan and want to fiddle with it before that release date, you get five days early access when you pre-order the Premium Edition.

I advise waiting for it to come to Game Pass on October 10 and playing it for "free" as part of the subscription service.

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About the author: Codrin Spiridon
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Codrin just loves American classics, from the 1940s and ‘50s, all the way to the muscle cars of the '60s and '70s. In his perfect world, we'll still see Hudsons and Road Runners roaming the streets for years to come (even in EV form, if that's what it takes to keep the aesthetic alive).
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