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Your guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, w/c 17th October: Tokyo tuning

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w-c 17th October - Tokyo tuning

Here’s how to tune a car to win Race A of this week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races, plus picking the right car for Race B and the correct tyre strategy for Race C.

A fresh week and an equally fresh set of ranked online Daily Race concoctions within Gran Turismo 7 are now live.

This time around, we have a straightforward Gr.4 race at Mount Panorama, a longer strategy-filled event around Laguna Seca and a tuned road car battle around Tsukuba. Without further ado, here are our tips.

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races, w-c 17th October 2022

RACE A

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races 17th October 2022, Race A

Tuned road cars, Tsukuba. Yes, the Best Motoring references are growing very old now…

This is a tricky test even before you even hit the track to race. You must enter with a road car with 493bhp or less. Tyres are the sports soft variety. The drivetrain must be 4WD and the total weight must be below 1,500kg.

Finding the right car

On paper, this sounds like a job for a highly modified Toyota GR Yaris or a fettled Nissan GT-R. The latter is definitely an affordable option.

However, splash the cash and a Lamborghini Aventador could do the trick. The 700-4 from 2011 or 750-4 SV from 2015 would both do the trick, although the elder model is 100,000 credits cheaper.

Tuning the right car

Both are overpowered, so a visit to the Race Shop for a power restrictor is necessary. In the detailed car settings screen, lower the power restrictor to 70.

Even with this set to the lowest, there’s still too much power, however. So, next up, visit the Tuning Shop. Pick up a ‘Fully Customisable Computer’. Go back to the detailed car settings and lower this too. With both the power restrictor and customised computer levels tweaked, you will dip under the magic 493bhp.

Your bull is ready to rage, except, is it?

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races 17th October 2022, Race A win

With these rules, you can fit the racing brake kit, racing brake pads, fully customisable suspension, brake balance controller, torque-vectoring centre differential, racing clutch and flywheel and fully customisable racing transmission. Then tweak the brake balance to your preference, plus lower tighten the gear ratios for the diminutive track layout.

Go one step further too by enacting the first stage of weight reduction, then re-add ballast to bring you to the 1,500kg minimum. Don’t forget to increase the natural frequency and anti-roll ball numbers too.

Don’t forget a wide-body conversion, front splitter, side skirts and a giant rear wing too from GT Auto. This all costs an arm and a leg, but you’ll also want to be competitive.

Recommended car: Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 ’11 (Brand Central, 400,000 credits)

Race B

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races 17th October 2022, Race B

This is a fun one. Mount Panorama, Bathurst, Australia. One of our favourite tracks, that really rewards pinpoint accuracy.

Qualifying is more important than ever here. Yes, there are two long straights, but the overtaking opportunities they present are tricky and getting by someone elsewhere is impossible without contact.

This is important, as mechanical damage is switched on for this event.

You can select, or rent, and Gr.4 car, but we found the Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 TI ’93 and the Mazda Atenza Gr.4 to be the best here. The Alfa Romeo is quicker through a corner and accelerates a little harder, but the top speed of the Mazda is insurmountable, which makes it our overall pick.

Recommended car: Mazda Atenza Gr.4 (Brand Central, 350,000 Credits or free rental)

Race C

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races 17th October 2022, Race c

Laguna Seca is a narrow venue, with unforgiving sand-based run-off that will rob you of momentum quicker than a set of four-piston Brembos.

Gr.3 cars, then, are an odd choice. Sure, it wasn’t Gr.1, but the cars are wide, quick and tricky to maneuver when in a battle pack.

Two tyre compounds are required during the race too, which means a mandator pitlane visit. The options are the hard and the medium tyres, the softer of the two may help in the early stages to help gain, or defend, track position while the field is close.

The class of cars is well balanced, with several options available that could each generate the optimum lap time. However, if in doubt, Porsche.

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

Lap Time Challenge

Gran Turismo 7 Lap Time Challenge, October, Corvette

The current Lap Time Challenge is also at an American venue, but this time Watkins Glen, short course layout. Far from a racing car, the tail-happy Corvette C7 ZR1 provides a stern challenge, especially as the gold-rating zone keeps on creeping away from you…


Race A

Race Information

Track: Tsukuba Circuit

Laps: 10

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 Soft

Car Type: Road Car

Power: 493bhp or less

Weight: At least 1,500kg

Drivetrain: 4WD

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: None

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: Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit

Laps: Five

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Cars: Gr.4

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Racing Medium

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


Race C

Race Information

Car: Gr.3

Laps: 14

Track: WeatherTechRaceway Laguna Seca

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 25 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 3x

Tyre Wear: 9x

Regulations

Categories: Gr.3

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Racing Hard and Racing Medium, mandatory use of both

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Low-speed (L)

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: Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1 ’19

Track: Watkins Glen International Short Course

Entry Period: 13th October – 26th October

Regulations

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Sports medium

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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