When Can You Drive the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 From the Gran Turismo Movie in GT7?

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The upcoming Gran Turismo movie has been pushed back recently due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strikes. It was initially scheduled to appear in theaters worldwide on August 11, but with the delay, it will come out on August 25. However, screenings will still be held around the original release date for press, influencers, and VIPs. The movie hasn't eclipsed the game's success, but quite the contrary. Now it's adding even more fuel to the fire.
Sony launched Gran Turismo 7 back in March 2022, and during The Game Awards ceremony, it was nominated for Best Audio Design and Best Sports/Racing Game. God of War Ragnarok won the former award, but GT7 walked away with the latter prize against heavy competition like F1 22 from EA's Codemasters, FIFA 23, and NBA 2K23 from 2K's Visual Concepts.

Polyphony Digital, the developer, has been keeping players busy with updates almost every month. Usually, you'd get between two to four new cars, each from a different class or category. This time, we're all getting four new ones and a special one on top.

The 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 is the main attraction, which will be accessible to all players when Update 1.36 hits on August 7. To snatch it, click the special icon on the upper right corner of the World Map. Remember, it's time-sensitive, so hurry up. And yes, it's the very same one from the movie.

About the other four vehicles, we have the stunningly beautiful 1958 Chevrolet Corvette (C1), the mid-engine 2020 Maserati MC20, followed by the 2021 Toyota Ambulance Himedic, and lastly, the 2022 Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition.

A while after World War II, circa 1953, European sports cars dominated the US market. That's when Chevy had one the most revolutionary ideas in motor history: to make their own "true sports car." And oh, boy, did they succeed.

The first Corvette generation boasted a 3.8-liter straight-6 engine that could produce 150 hp. The company only made 300 units, but when GM saw they were selling like hotcakes, they started mass production, and the following year no less than 3,640 models came out of the factory gates.

During an interview, franchise creator Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed last year that Gran Turismo 8 is coming, although the "inside info" ends there. Since then, we haven't heard a single peep.

We can safely assume that GT8 will be a PS5-exclusive game without PS4-downgraded graphics. With rumors of a "PS5 Pro" coming in 2024, maybe the next iteration will feature Ray Tracing software technology during gameplay, not just in Garage Mode.

The PlayStation-exclusive Gran Turismo 7 is now on sale for $47, down from the regular $70. No need to hurry, though. The offer stands until August 17, eight days before the Gran Turismo movie hits theaters.

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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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