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Soon you might be able to drive the Toyota Alphard in Gran Turismo

CY Foong · Mar 29, 2023 11:30 AM

Soon you might be able to drive the Toyota Alphard in Gran Turismo 01

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For 25 years, Gran Turismo (GT) has brought in some delightful driving simulations on the PlayStation console. As exciting as it is to drive some unattainable hypercar right in your living room, GT is also famous for introducing some interesting cars that were only available in Japan.

Soon you might be able to drive the Toyota Alphard in Gran Turismo 02

The most legendary car in GT and what makes it so great, the Pikes Peak Escudo

Joining the likes of the Daihatsu Midget II, the 1,000 horsepower Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak, and the Nissan Skyline GT-R is possibly the Toyota Alphard. It has been teased that GT7, the latest iteration of the driving sim franchise will feature an update that adds 5 more cars.

Currently, GT7 has 462 playable cars from various marques and this update will be available to players next week. The 5 cars are still shrouded in shadow but it is widely speculated that the new cars are:

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  • Porsche 959
  • Mazda 3 Hatchback
  • Porsche 904
  • Audi RS5 DTM
  • Toyota Alphard

Soon you might be able to drive the Toyota Alphard in Gran Turismo 01

GT's photo mode aka 'Scapes' is super gorgeous

Gran Turismo is already no stranger to offering a few quirky cars to its extensive line-up. The first two versions of the game mostly consisted of cars that were only available in Japan and it’s thanks to this game that models like the FD RX-7, R32 GT-R, and the A80 Supra saw an appreciation many years later.

Also read: The coolest old car? A look at the first Nismo-restored R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Soon you might be able to drive the Toyota Alphard in Gran Turismo 02

Outside of mods like this on GTA V, the Alphard hasn't appeared officially in video games

So if you ever want to see how fast an Alphard goes around a track, you might be able to do so with the next update of Gran Turismo 7. It even costs less than to buy one and turn it into a track-day superstar.

Also read: 6 steps to set up your own racing simulator for less than RM 1k

CY Foong

Writer

Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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