Your guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, w/c 14th November: Press F to drive F40

Ross McGregor
This week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races feature tuned road cars on the Tokyo Expressway, Gr.4s at Red Bull Ring’s Short Track and Gr.3s at Spa-Francorchamps.
Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 14th November: Press F to drive F40

This week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races have the usual Gr.3 and Gr.4 events, with some road car tuning once again available in Race A.

As of the 30th of May, Race A’s performance will not affect players’ Driver Rating (DR) and Sportsmanship Rating (SR), so feel free to race as hard as you like.

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 14th November: Press F to drive F40

This week’s Gr.3 and Gr.4 top car picks are exactly the same as last week’s, so Polyphony Digital’s handling of Balance of Performance (BoP) in GT7 again comes under scrutiny.

There’s a surprising choice for Race A, however, where power and weight figures must be kept under 345bhp and over 1,000kg respectively.

RACE A

Tokyo Expressway, Gran Turismo 7, Ferrari F40

Players can tune their favourite road car in Race A, adjusting its set-up if required. The venue is Tokyo Expressway’s East Clockwise layout, so what the track lacks in character it more than makes up for it in terms of top speed.

With the requirements being a maximum power output of 345bhp and a minimum of 1,000kg in weight, there’s no shortage of vehicular options. However, the Ferrari F40 turns out to be the prime option for Race A – only let down only by its enormous 1,350,000 Credits price tag in the Legend Cars dealership.

Still, though, the Ferrari is a sensational car even now, just as it was when first built in 1987. Notable for being the final Ferrari to be approved by legendary founder Enzo, the F40 could reach speeds over 2000mph from its twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It was a true beast to drive. Respect.

Although it featured a spartan interior the car focused on the driving experience, being a favourite road car among many racing drivers of the time – including Nigel Mansell.

GT7’s version will need to be de-tuned somewhat to fit Race A’s brief, so all the usual tuning options should be purchased as normal with a power restrictor and ballast used to meet the targets.

Recommended car: Ferrari F40 ‘92 (Legend Cars, 1,350,000 Credits)

Race B

Bizarre issue forces track change in Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races

Race B’s Gr.4 battle sees us return to Italy’s fictional Autodromo Lago Maggiore’s West layout. The twists and turns of this asphalt ribbon near Lake Maggiore are ideal for a four-wheel-drove car – mostly as there are a lot of late apexes to hit.

Therefore, our car of choice is the 1993 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI (again).

Dominant in the real-world DTM championship, the car has become the de facto number-one choice for Gr.4 races in GT7. It looks great, it sounds great and it’s quick. There’s not much more we can say about it after all these months!

Race B uses the Mid-speed (M) Balance of Performance (BoP) format.

*after a bizarre track teleportation bug was discovered, Race B was switched to the Red Bull Ring’s Short Track layout. However, the recommended car remains as the Alfa Romeo owing to its dominance of the qualifying leaderboards.

Recommended car: Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 TI ’93 (Legend Cars, 800,000 Credits or free rental)

Race C

Spa-Francorchamps, Gran Turismo 7, Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette

Race C takes place at Spa-Francorchamps, deep in Belgium’s Ardennes mountains. Just like last week, this Gr.3 race sees the Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette emerge as the number one choice of car, although its price of 1,150,000 Credits may put some GT7 players off.

However, to save a bit of cash, you can at least give the super rare Nissan a go thanks to GT7’s rental feature introduced on the 25th of April 2022.

With 1x fuel consumption and 7x tyre wear this race will be about tyre-saving, with both Medium and Soft compounds to be used. Short-stint on Softs at the start to build a lead, or run longer on Mediums and use your superior pace at the end? The decision is yours!
Race C uses the High-speed (H) BoP format.

Recommended car: Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette (Legend Cars, 1,150,000 Credits or free rental)

Lap Time Challenge

Gran Turismo 7's Lap Time Challenge, 10th-24th November: Skyline in the sun

The current Lap Time Challenge features the Nissan R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nür ’02 at Brazil’s Interlagos. Do well here and you could walk away with 2,000,000 Credits. Nice.

A new Lap Time Challenge will become available on the 24th of November at 9am GMT.

Recommended car: Nissan R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nür ’02 (Brand Central 450,000 Credits or free rental)


Race A

Race Information

Track: Tokyo Expressway – East Clockwise

Laps: Four

No. Of Cars: 12

Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Useable Tyres: Sports Medium

Car Type: Road Car

Power: 345bhp or less

Weight: At least 1,000kg

Nitrous: Prohibited

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Off

Car Used: Garage Car

Car Settings: Allowed

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

Car: Gr.4

Track: Red Bull Ring – Short Track

Laps: Nine

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Useable Tyres: Racing: Hard, Intermediate, Wet

Categories: Gr.4

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Racing: Hard, Intermediate, Wet

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

Car: Gr.3

Laps: Eight

Track: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 25 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 7x

Regulations

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

Required Tyre Type: Racing: Medium, Soft

Categories: Gr.3

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: High-speed (H)

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


Lap Time Challenge

Race Information

Car: Nissan R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nür ’02

Track: Autódromo de Interlagos

Entry Period: 10th-24th November

Regulations

Useable Tyres Sports: Hard

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Specified Car: Nissan R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nür ’02

Car Restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed (M)

Car Used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car

Car Settings: Specified

Race Settings

Track Limit: Normal

Penalty Settings

Shortcut Penalty: Light

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