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Gran Turismo 7’s Lamborghini Murcielago is Supercars of London’s own LP640 – GTPlanet

According to social media posts by YouTube influencer Supercars of London and specialist engineering firm Fabspeed, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 in the GT7 is the performance car vlogger’s own vehicle.

In late 2021, we received a new video from Gran Turismo 7 that revealed the returning Deep Forest in its updated layout. The sequence consisted of a full on-board lap of the new circuit in a Murcielago – the first time we had seen this particular car in official GT7 media.

What we didn’t know then was that this particular Murcielago – previously considered the premium / detail LP640 in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6 – already has its own fame due to its internet celebrity.

Supercars of London – or Paul Wallace, as it likely says on his driver’s license – posted on Twitter to say that he sent the car for audio recording about 18 months ago, which would place it somewhere in June 2020.

Judging from the on-board footage in the video below, the result is pretty authentic, although the in-game car doesn’t seem to have the same quick shifts – suggesting that this is one of the very rare manual LP640s and not the normal trade E-Gear model, like Wallace’s car.

What is special about Wallace’s LP640 is the fact that it is equipped with an aftermarket exhaust from Fabspeed. This $ 8,000 stainless steel system ditched the exhaust equipment and adds around 50 horsepower to the wheels thanks to the more efficient flow, according to Fabspeed.

It also adds a “signature high-pitched F1 sound”, although we have to hear the car from the outside in the game to tell how successfully that was reproduced. However, Fabspeed seems impressed enough to post a video comparison on Instagram:

That could of course lead to questions about why Polyphony Digital records the sound of a modified car. One answer could be the extensive upgrade system of the GT7 – this special sound could, for example, fit into the “Sports Exhaust” upgrade for the LP640.

You can also notice that Wallace’s car is an unusual green, while the car in the GT7 clip is black. In fact, Wallace had his LP640 restored and repainted in black around the same time it was sent for audio recording, but whether the car also served as the physical model for the image capture is not known at the time.

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