Because nothing says more fun than car insurance, Hagerty jumped into Gran Turismo 7 with both feet and a pile of liability cards. Hagerty Insurance and Gran Turismo 7 managed to combine two things we never thought would work together: car insurance and a racing game.
GT7 Legends car dealership offers the Hagerty car collection for purchase in-game. With historical information for each vehicle and price update based on real reviews.
“One of Hagerty’s goals is to bring the love of driving to all ages in an engaging and interactive way,” said Hagerty Media & Entertainment President Paul Rehrig. “The release of Gran Turismo 7 has been long awaited by gamers and car enthusiasts, and we are proud to bring the Hagerty community to it in such an innovative and compelling way.”
Legends Garage loaded with cool cars
Used car dealerships have long been part of the Gran Turismo franchise. In the original, it was limited to Japanese manufacturers, and availability changed every 10 game days. In Gran Turismo 5, it was the only place to buy many standard cars, with cars being replaced every day in the game, which meant you had to be both patient and quick to get the wheels you wanted.
This time a list of more than 70 cars will be part of the collectionincluding muscle cars, rally cars, movie carsand even Group C endurance racers. While the full roster has yet to be revealed – the game just released today – we can see vehicles like the Lamborghini Miuradodge charger, Aston Martin DB5Shelby Cobra Daytona, Fairlady Z and Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ in the images released.
Hagerty adds information to in-game cars
To make these cars even more interesting, the company’s CEO, McKeel Hagerty, will be an in-game avatar. His avatar will act as a guide through the Legend Cars selection. Historical and informative information for each car will also be available. It looks like the Autovista feature of the rival series Forza, who briefly used (then) Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson to narrate some vehicles.
Cars from the Hagerty Collection can be purchased with in-game credits and acquired by progressing through the game. A cool feature is adding real prizes to cars using 15 years and 40,000 data vehicles from the Hagerty assessment tools. Prices will be updated throughout the year, so if a car’s value goes up in the world, the price will go up in-game.
Customers who are part of the Hagerty Drivers Club can sign up for an in-game benefit that will allow them to drive a selected car (with a custom Hagerty livery) for one year. This will be renewed with a different car each year.
Gran Turismo 7’s opening movie is a must-watch
In the meantime, if you’re still waiting for your copy of Gran Turismo 7, or just manage to bring home a playstation5, Playstation has a bit of a treat. It’s the game’s opening film, a full eight minutes of historical and in-game footage. Loaded with story and context for the game and for the car itself.
After three minutes of history featuring icons like Alexander Graham Bell, Charlie Chaplin, The Beatles alongside The Beetles and a credit to “The Maestro” Lewis Hamilton, we get a glimpse inside a Porsche Taycan EV on the assembly line. After a minute of Taycan assembly interspersed with gameplay footage, it’s time for four minutes of Gran Turismo 7 racing footage. Set, of course, to Moon Over the Castle, the franchise’s trademark audio.
So set aside a few minutes and prepare to get excited. Don’t blame us if you spend your whole weekend with a controller in your hands.