Gran Turismo 7 is basically bizarre, typically maddeningly so. But it additionally has a lightness and humorousness to it that’s refreshing within the sim racing style. Nothing exemplifies this foolish spirit higher than the engine swap animation that was simply added to the sport with patch 1.34 final Thursday.
Engine swaps have been a factor in GT7 since day one, however till final week, you couldn’t purchase them at your leisure. Rather, you needed to win an engine from a prize ticket or Daily Workout roulette, which was uncommon. You additionally needed to occur to have the one or few vehicles that would help that engine, as a result of not any motor can go into any automobile.
This course of has been mercifully streamlined with the latest replace. Albeit, it’s not low-cost. I put the 13B two-rotor out of an FD RX-7 Spirit R right into a Suzuki Cappuccino and it value me 225,000 credit. Stuffing the V8 from Nissan’s R92CP Group C racer into an R34 GT-R would have set me again 1.6 million credit. (For a full checklist of all of GT7’s swappable engines and the vehicles they correspond with, test this helpful information.)
So, yeah — you’ll nonetheless desire to win these when you’ll be able to. But for those who haven’t had any luck and missed the limitless engine exploit final 12 months like I did, at the least there’s now another.
The swaps are carried out in GT Auto, which itself is a goofy little nook of the sport. The animation that performs if you set up a large physique modification, for instance, exhibits mechanics tugging in useless on every wheel arch because the DualSense controller’s haptics radiate outward from the middle of the pad, to make you really feel the stretching. It’s all very charming, and so is the brand new animation for engine swaps. Sure, you’ve already seen it on the prime of this put up, nevertheless it’s higher with the ’40s Looney Tunes sound results that play within the recreation:
The thumbs up as soon as the deed is completed is simply icing on the cake. If there was a GT Auto in my neck of the woods, you might be certain I’d go there for all my upkeep wants — although I would skip the automobile wash that has no seen impact on my automobile’s exterior. They’re dropping the ball on that one.