Your guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, w/c 12th June: Ferrari on Trial

This week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races feature the Ferrari 512 BB at Trial Mountain, Gr.4s from Interlagos and Gr.3s at the Nürburgring’s GP layout.
Gran Turismo 7, Trial Mountain, Ferrari 512 BB

In this week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races, we head to the fan favourite Trial Mountain Circuit and take in some GT racing at Interlagos and the Nürburgring’s GP configuration.

In Race A, players get the chance to drive the 1976 Ferrari 512 BB, which although doesn’t enjoy the same level of Tifosi-based love as the F4, 250 GTO or even the Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole (as driven by Tom Selleck in Mangum P.I.) it, still has a dynamic look to it.

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 12th June: Ferrari on Trial

And the best bit is, you don’t need an impressive soup strainer to drive it…

You can find GT7’s Daily Races in the game’s Sport Mode, offering online ranked racing where you will be placed within events based on your previous performances.

RACE A

The revised version of Trial Mountain was a huge boon for Gran Turismo 7 considering its absence from GT Sport. The fictional American circuit has been in every mainline GT game since 1997 – it even appeared in the motorcycle-focused Tourist Trophy!

With a slightly reworked layout – including a longer back straight and tighter final chicane – Trial Mountain still retains all the elevation changes and sweeping turns that made it a favourite all those years ago. (And Nessie’s back too!)

And it’s here where players get to manhandle the Ferrari 512 BB, a car designed as a successor to the disappointing 365 GT4 BB. The 512 shared a lot in common with the 265 GT4 – most notably its12 cylinder boxer engine (‘BB’ apparently stood for ‘Berlinetta Boxer’, although there are conflicting reports).

At over 1,500KG and just over 330bhp, the 512 is no lightweight supercar, and despite more stringent safety and environmental rules in North America, the car was surprisingly popular as a grey import. However, many mechanical and cosmetic modifications had to be performed to make it road legal, ruining its subtle lines somewhat.

But the good news is you can drive it completely unadulterated at Trial Mountain (you’re technically breaking the law, though, you maverick you).

And there’s no better time to drive a Ferrari after the Scuderia won the 24 Hours of Le Mans overall for the first time since 1965 over the weekend.

Gran Turismo 7, Trial Mountain, Ferrari 512 BB

Recommended car: Ferrari 512 BB ’76 (Used Cars, 290,800 Credits or free rental)

Race B

We’re off to Interlagos for Race B and it’s a straightforward Gr.4 race.

Home of Lewis Hamilton’s infamous last-lap Formula 1 World Championship-winning performance (pending a Felipe Massa court action!), Interlagos has seen some incredible drives in its history; including Ayrton Senna’s 1991 emotional victory after a catastrophic gearbox failure and Giancarlo Fisichella’s bizarre 2003 win after a huge shunt eliminated a chunk of the F1 field.

The Gr.4 cars are slightly underpowered in comparison, however, with the Nissan Silvia spec-R Aero (S15) Touring Car the pick of the bunch in terms of performance.

Although fictional, the Silvia Touring Car wears its extravagant wings and splitters well, considering the real-world car is a tuner’s dream. Its well-balanced chassis also makes it the ideal drift car platform. It seems like the Silvia is the go-to car of choice in Gr.4 at the moment, so is a wise selection for future Gr.4 Daily Races.

Gran Turismo 7, Interlagos, Nissan Silvia Touring Car

Recommended car: Nissan Silvia spec-R Aero (S15) Touring Car (Brand Central, 350,000 Credits or free rental)

Race C

We’ve waxed lyrical about both the Nürburgring GP circuit and the Porsche 911 RSR (991) ‘17 in many previous GT7 Daily Races articles in the past, so let’s focus on the details.

Race C is for Gr.3 cars and the Porsche is (once again) the car to have, with its rear-engine layout providing a stack of traction out of the GP circuit’s tight corners.

Players need to use Racing Hard and Medium tyres during the event, with 2x fuel consumption and 8x tyre wear contributing to a race of rubber management.

With 10 laps to nurse the tyres home, using the Mediums to their potential is the crucial factor in finishing as far up the grid as possible. The question is: do you take Mediums first to build a gap to the opposition or do you go long on Hards and attempt an overcut?

Gran Turismo 7, Porsche 911 RSR, Nurburgring GP

Recommended car: Porsche 911 RSR (991) ‘17 (Brand Central 450,000 Credits or free rental)

Race A

Race Information

Track: Trial Mountain Circuit

Laps: Four

No. Of Cars: 12

Start Type: Grid Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Useable Tyre and Types: Comfort: Soft

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Regulations (Specified Car)

Ferrari 512 BB ’76

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed (M)

Car Used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car

Car Settings: Specified

Race Settings

DR Updates: Off

SR Updates: Off

Mechanical Damage: Light

Minimum No. of Pit Stops: None

Track Limit: Normal

Penalty Settings

Shortcut Penalty: Light

Penalty for collisions with other cars: On

Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: On


Race B

Race Information

Laps: Five

Track: Autódromo de Interlagos

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Useable Tyres & Types: Racing: Medium, Intermediate, Wet

Category: Gr.4

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed (M)

Car Used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car

Car Settings: Specified

Race Settings

DR Updates: Yes

SR Updates: Yes

Mechanical Damage: Light

Minimum No. of Pit Stops: None

Track Limit: Normal

Penalty Settings

Shortcut Penalty: Light

Penalty for collisions with other cars: On

Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: On


Race C

Race Information

Laps:10

Track: Nürburgring GP

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 25 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 2x

Tyre Wear: 8x

Regulations

Useable Tyres: Racing: Hard, Medium, Intermediate, Wet

Required Tyre Type Change: Racing: Hard, Medium

Category: Gr.3

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed (M)

Car Used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car

Car Settings: Specified

Race Settings

DR Updates: Yes

SR Updates: Yes

Mechanical Damage: Light

Minimum No. of Pit Stops: None

Track Limit: Normal

Penalty Settings

Shortcut Penalty: Light

Penalty for collisions with other cars: On

Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: On


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