Gran Turismo 7 platinum finally unlocked after ridiculous trophy cracked

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Though the Gran Turismo 7 trophies have proven difficult, the platinum has been a nightmare because of a ridiculous trophy called Three Legendary Cars. Finally, though, some spirited racers have cracked the riddle and made the first unlocks on April 19th.

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Gran Turismo 7 was released on March 4th, 2022, but the first platinum trophies were unlocked on April 19th, 2022. We currently have 47 gamers with it, of all 24,019 tracked players on site. That makes it an unlock rate of just under 0.2% — something that is very rare for a PlayStation Studios game on a trophy hunting website (we write great news too!). This is mimicked by the official numbers on PSN, which track it as 0.1% (or Ultra Rare) on PS5.

You can take a peek at the trials and tribulations of the run-up to the unlock in our "Why has no one unlocked Gran Turismo 7's platinum yet?" article. In short, though, Polyphony Digital's description of the trophy was inadequate. Three Legendary cars' description currently reads: "Acquired three legendary race cars that were once destined to win 24-hour races."

Gran Turismo 7Three Legendary CarsThe Three Legendary Cars trophy in Gran Turismo 7 worth 84 pointsAcquired three legendary race cars that were once destined to win 24 hour races.

Sounds simple, right? Not so. The main bone of contention here is the use of "destined" in the description, as noted on PSNProfiles description of unlocking it and in the incredible forums that got to the bottom of it. As listed in our forums by GT_ORO and with the prices recorded by PSN Profiles, the three cars required are:

Ford Mark IV Race Car '674,600,000
Jaguar XJ13 '6612,000,000
Ferrari 330 P4 '679,000,000
Total Cost25,600,000
In the Gran Turismo 5 trophies there is one called Dream Race — which is itself a reference that depicts the player competing in a fabled race between three cars that never made it onto the track together (despite being designed to do exactly that). Two of them, the eventual 24-hour race winner Ford Mark IV and the Ferrari 330 P4 hit the track for a sublime season of wild racing — with the Fords crossing the line in tandem causing controversy in Le Mans. The Jaguar never made it to the track, unfortunately.

Gran Turismo 5Dream RaceThe Dream Race trophy in Gran Turismo 5 worth 43 pointsWin the ultimate three-way showdown between a Ford Mark IV Race Car, a Ferrari 330 P4 Race Car and a Jaguar XJ13 Race Car.

While all of that is very cool, the description of the trophy doesn't line up with these cars specifically. Any car that would go on to win a 24-hour race would technically be "destined" to do so, meaning there were eight potential candidates (not including the Jaguar or the Ferrari). So, the idea that the Ferrari and Jaguar were made two of the required conditions, but were not "destined" to win, doesn't really line up with GT7's given description.

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Normally, you would pass this by and get on with life. In this instance, though, the developers placed all three pertinent cars in the rotating stock of the Legend Dealership — so there was a random chance of them popping up. We do know that, since its launch on March 4th, it took the store just over a month and a half to provide all of the relevant cars.

Again, it would be okay if players could randomly check in every now and again to see if they had a chance at the trophy that day — but the lack of a good description left players guessing at what cars they needed. This meant players had to spend extortionate amounts of credits guessing at the cars that could be relevant (and arguably should) have been relevant).

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During this time period, we have seen the amount of credits players could farm fall, only to come back up after massive fan outcry. While you can now earn a decent about legitimately, it would still take a fair amount of time following a specific method. If you don't want to farm, Polyphony dropped some extortionate microtransactions for its in-game currency — something that seems highly suspect considering it was making players go on a goose egg hunt by spending those exact credits for irrelevant cars.

So, congratulations to all the players on this completionists list! What do you think of the kerfuffle? Do you also think the description was inadequate, or perfectly fair? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about PS5 exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favorite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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