Watch the Very First Gran Turismo 7 Trailer for the PS5

That’s a spicy Mazda.

byPeter Holderith|
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Today is a big day for Sony with the reveal of the long-anticipated Playstation 5. It has some impressive hardware specs if you're into that kind of thing—an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU, an 825GB SSD, support for 8K graphics, and blessed backwards compatibility. But if your eyes just glazed over, there's more good news. The event came with trailers for a handful of long-anticipated titles, including the next installment in everyone's favorite Skyline racing game: Gran Turismo 7.

The last GT game, Gran Turismo Sport, was released three years ago back in 2017. It was impressive then, but a lot has changed in just three years as Forza Horizon's become the default game of car culture. So if you watch the new trailer you'll notice it's not just the cars that are different:

As with any new video game, the graphics have been improved, but the interface is all new as well. The main menu is a massive urban landscape, with little points of light zipping around its CGI freeways. From there you can navigate to a variety of different zones in the city, including a place to buy cars, tune them up, and also a "GT Cafe" where I'm guessing you'll be able to enjoy a selection of virtual delicacies. It doesn't seem like developer Polyphony Digital copied the same free-roam structure as Forza Horizon, but it's definitely trying to loosen up the game a bit.

The "GT World" section of the main menu is where you go racing. From there, you can select one of numerous different locations worldwide to take your expensive collection of race cars out for a spin. And since you're here for the cars, our friends over at CNET Roadshow put together a quick car spotting guide for the trailer:

  • Acura NSX
  • Acura NSX GT3
  • Aston Martin DB11
  • Aston Martin DBR9
  • BAC Mono
  • Chevrolet C2 Corvette
  • Chevrolet C3 Corvette
  • Chevrolet C7 R
  • Dodge Viper/GTS
  • Dodge Viper GT3
  • Ford GT40
  • Ford GT
  • Jaguar E-Type
  • Lamborghini Murcielago
  • Lamborghini Diablo
  • Mazda RX-Vision GT3
  • Porsche 917
  • Porsche Carrera GT
  • Porsche 996 GT1
  • Subaru WRX GT3
  • Toyota Supra GT3

Shout out any others you spot in the comments below. Speaking of cars, Gran Turismo is known for featuring concepts from various automakers, real or not. Nissan's R35 GTR was available on Gran Turismo before it was sold in real life, for instance. In GT7, it's Mazda's turn to introduce a fresh new concept racer. 

The car being driven through much of the trailer is the Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept, based upon the real-life RX-Vision concept that was revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show last year. The racier digital version was actually unveiled three months ago on Gran Turismo's website, but we're seeing it here for the first time prowling around a digital racetrack. I'm listening very closely to the cuts of it driving in the trailer, but I'm still not sure if its a rotary. 

Including this new game, there have been eight GT titles since the series was kicked off on the PlayStation in 1997. Gran Turismo 7 is confusingly set to be the eighth installment in the series due to the current, seventh game being called Gran Turismo Sport. The new game has no release date yet, but Gran Turismo games typically get released every 3-4 years, so the wait shouldn't be too much longer. You can join us in begging Mazda for a production version of the RX-Vision concept in the meantime.

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