Your guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, w/c 14th August: Copen harder

Ross McGregor
This week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races feature the Daihatsu Copen at Maggiore, Gr.4s from Road Atlanta and Gr.3s at the Red Bull Ring.
Gran Turismo 7, Daihatsu Copen, Autodromo Lago Maggiore East End

It’s a fond return for an old favourite in this week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races, with Race A hosting a single-make event for the charming Daihatsu Copen. This is followed up by respective Gr.4 and Gr.3 events in Races B and C, with visits to Road Atlanta and Red Bull Ring.

Fresh from the Gran Turismo World Series Showdown Manufacturers Cup and Gran Turismo Nations Cup Showdown over the weekend, it seems like Polyphony Digital hasn’t had any time to produce a unique line-up of Daily Races, relying instead on the same playlist from week commencing 15th of May.

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 14th August: Copen harder

Accidental or not, there’s still enough variety to keep players interested, with a tweaked Balance of Performance (BoP) ensuring the fastest Gr.3 and Gr.4 cars differ from last time out.

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

This is the second time the Daihatsu Copen has been used in GT7’s Daily Races, and the cutesy little kei car makes a welcome return, providing a unique driving challenge thanks to its low power output.

Although using the same track configuration as the Daily Races back in May, the Copen makes up for the repetition thanks to its chuckable handling: throw the car into a corner and it sticks (although that’s perhaps down to the fact it’s not travelling very quickly).

Keep your momentum up through the corners and prepare for a bit of panel-rubbing in Race A: any loss of speed is difficult to recover in a car with only 62bhp – despite its teeny 830kg mass.

Recommended car: Daihatsu Copen ’02 (Brand Central, 18,000 Credits or free rental)

Race B

We’re off to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for Race B, with Gr.3s the class of choice once again. On the 15th of May, we recommended the Nissan Silvia spec-R Aero (S15) Touring Car as the car to beat. This time around, however, we’re picking the McLaren 650S Gr.4.

Although the 650S was never built as a real-world GT4 car – McLaren opted to use its 570S baby supercar instead – the Gr.4 retains the characterful flat-plane V8 found throughout the Woking-based manufacturer’s back catalogue.

Its mid-engine chassis is also perfect for Road Atlanta’s high-speed sweeps – like the epic Esses section – with huge elevation changes and agility-testing chicanes playing to the car’s strengths.

Recommended car: McLaren 650S Gr.4 (Brand Central, 350,000 Credits or free rental)

Race C

This is getting ridiculous. Not only does Race C use the same car and track combination from the 15th of May, but also the same tyre wear and fuel consumption multipliers too.

Both medium and soft compound tyres must be used around the Red Bull Ring too, with softs requiring a little looking after during the 13-lap race. Like last time, however, the Austrian track is fairly kind to tyres thanks to a lack of fast corners, so tyre management should be simple enough.

Unlike last time though, the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 is the car of choice for Race C, deposing the once dominant Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept. It’s also rather timely, considering the recent release of the Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story movie.

The most recent GT7 update also gifts players a GT-R with a livery featured prominently in the film, alongside a Lap Time Challenge using the same car and track combination. You shouldn’t be too surprised to line up on a grid chock-full of Nissans, then.

Recommended car: Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 ’18 (Brand Central, 450,000 Credits or free rental)

Lap Time Challenges

Race A

Race Information

Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – East End

Laps: Six

No. Of Cars: 12

Start Type: Grid Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Useable Tyre and Types: Comfort Medium

Regulations (Specified Car)

Daihatsu Copen ’02

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed

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

Wall Collision Penalty: Light

Penalty for collisions with other cars: On

Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: On


Race B

Race Information

Laps: Five

Track: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Useable Tyres: Racing Hard, Intermediate, Wet

Category: Gr.4

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed

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

Wall Collision Penalty: Off

Penalty for collisions with other cars: On

Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: On


Race C

Race Information

Laps: 13

Track: Red Bull Ring

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 25 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 2x

Tyre Wear: 10x

Regulations

Useable Tyres: Racing Medium, Soft, Intermediate, Wet

Required Tyre Type Change: Racing Medium, Soft

Category: Gr.3

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed

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

Wall Collision Penalty: Off

Penalty for collisions with other cars: On

Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: On

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