fbpx
Games

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, w/c 14th March 2022: Not The Italian Job

Gran Turismo™ 7 Mini Cooper S, Alsace

It’s the second week of Gran Turismo 7’s Sport Mode Daily Races, and there’s a more sedate start to proceedings as we use cars with less than 78 bhp on the French dips and curves of the Alsace Test Course Reverse in Race A.

Gran Turismo™ 7 Daily Races

If you’re expecting a white-knuckle ride, you may be disappointed, but these pocket rockets can still carry a lot of speed thanks to their low centre of gravity and lightweight nature.

All cars can be earned during Café Menu Book No. 3.

RACE A

Gran Turismo™ 7, Mini Cooper 'S', Alsace

Of the three available cars, only one has real racing pedigree at the top level of motorsport. Sure, the Fiat 500 F and VW Beetle – sorry, the VW 1200 – are iconic cars, but it was the Mini-Cooper S that had the biggest impact on the racing and rallying scene.

Who can forget Paddy Hopkirk’s exploits on the Monte-Carlo Rally in a Mini Cooper S in 1964? Or the week-in, week-out giant-killing displays against American V8 monsters such as Ford’s Galaxie and Mustang?

This racing pedigree translates into GT7 too, where the venerable little Mini has a competitive edge on the other two protagonists – especially when tuned.

We advise upgrading the Mini’s suspension, purchasing all three stages of Weight Reduction and add the best brakes you can afford. After that you can focus on – in the words of Jeremy Clarkson – POWERRRR.

A Racing Silencer, High Lift Camshaft, Fully Customisable Computer and a Racing Air Filter will bring the Mini’s power output right to the brink of 78 bhp.

Oh, and add a wide body kit while you’re at it. It just looks cool.

Recommended car: Mini-Cooper ‘S’ ‘65 (tuned)

Race B

Gran Turismo™ 7 Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 TI ’93, Nürburgring GP

We head to the Nürburgring for Race B, and the Gr.4 cars get their first run out in Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races. Based on real-life GT4 racecars, this Gr.4 Daily Race has a wide mix of cars to choose from – with no power or weight limits.

As a result, you can tune to your heart’s content, but only if you can keep PP under 630.

Our pick for this one is the Alfa Romeo DTM car from the early 90s. This fire-breathing V6 beast dominated the 1993 DTM championship, with champion Nicola Larini winning 11 out of the 22 races.

Its four-wheel-drive system ensures it gains traction off Nürburgring’s slow-speed hairpins and chicanes – a big advantage as the majority of Gr.4 cars are rear-wheel drive only. It’s lightweight too, meaning it changes direction quicker than a wasp.

It sounds good, it handles well, but most importantly it looks cool. It’ll need to be de-tuned to meet the 630PP requirements, however, but reducing its power output will get you there.

There is just one catch – it’s 800,000 credits and only available from the Legends Cars pavilion, and as we publish, no longer available. The Mazda Atenza Gr.4 is our second choice and is 350,000 credits from Brand Central.

Recommended car: Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 TI ’93 Gr.4

Race C

Gran Turismo™ 7 Audi R8 LMS Evo '19

We head to America for the final Daily Race – visiting Daytona International Speedway’s Road Course. This mecca of sportscar racing sees Gr.3 cars tackling a mini-endurance event replete with exaggerated tyre wear and fuel usage rules, adding a couple of elements of strategy to proceedings.

Based on popular real-life GT3/GTE vehicles, there’s plenty of cars to choose from in the Gr.3 roster, but players need to keep horsepower under 542 bhp. The Ford GT Race Car ’18 is a popular choice for this one, the Detroit-based manufacturer returning to the scene of its 2018 victory in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.

The car of choice however, is the Audi R8 LMS Evo ’19. The German GT3 car features a naturally aspirated V10 engine and weighs 1,235 kg, meaning you’ll need to add at least 115kg of ballast to meet the 1350kg minimum weight restriction for this race.

Engine power will need restricting by 34 bhp too – it won’t affect that epic soundtrack though.

Its mid-engine layout handles Daytona’s curves with aplomb, with medium-speed corners proving to be a particular strength of the Ingolstadt machine.

Recommended car: Audi R8 LMS Evo ’19


Race A

Race Information

Car: Fiat 500 F ‘68, Mini-Cooper ‘S’ ‘65, Volkswagen 1200 ‘66.

Track: Alsace – Test Course Reverse

Laps: Six

No. Of Cars: 12

Start Type: Grid Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Power: 78 bhp or less

Weight: Minimum 500 kg

Nitrous: Cannot be fitted

Tyre Choice: Comfort

Race Settings

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: None

Car Used: Garage Car

Car Settings: Allowed

Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: Enabled


Race B

Race Information

Car: Gr.3

Track: Nürburgring GP

Laps: Three

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Formation

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Power: PP under 630

Weight: PP under 630

Nitrous: Cannot be fitted

Tyre Choice: Racing Hard, Intermediate, Racing: Heavy Wet

Race Settings

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: None

Car Used: Garage Car

Car Settings: Allowed

Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: Enabled


Race C

Race Information

Car: Gr.3

Track: Daytona Road Course

Laps: Ten

No. Of Cars: 20

Start Type: Formation

Duration: 25 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 7x

Tyre Wear: 15x

Regulations

Power: 542 bhp or less

Weight: Minimum 1350 kg

Nitrous: Cannot be fitted

Tyre Choice: Racing Hard, Intermediate, Racing: Heavy Wet

Race Settings

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: None

Car Used: Garage Car

Car Settings: Allowed

Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: Enabled

Comments
To Top