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Your guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, w/c 24th October: a shot of Expresso

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races, Tokyo Expressway, Suzuki Cappuccino

This week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races feature car tuning in Tokyo, Gr.3s on Trial Mountain and Gr.4s on the Nürburgring’s GP layout.

This week’s set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races are a mixed bag. Races B and C use Gr.3 and Gr.4 cars respectively, and run on two familiar tracks: Trial Mountain and Nürburgring GP.

However, Race A provides all the interest as Polyphony Digital tasks GT7 players with tuning up a road car from their garage to race it on the game’s very own interpretation of the Japanese ‘Mid Night Club’ underground racing scene – Tokyo Expressway.

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 24th October: a shot of Expresso

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…

RACE A

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races, Tokyo Expressway, Suzuki Cappuccino

Race A uses Tokyo Expressway’s Central Clockwise configuration, taking us along the wide expanses of Tokyo’s outer ring roads where the Mid Night Club used to participate in high-speed, illegal street racing.

Legions of highly-tuned Skylines, RX7s and Porsches used to pound around the motorways of Tokyo, the drivers famously going only by their forenames to maintain a degree of anonymity.

So why not pay tribute to the Mid Night Club in GT7 by strapping a massive exhaust to a Suzuki Cappuccino?

Yes, Suzuki’s venerable little Kei car is the most potent weapon available for Race A, its low weight and centre of gravity make it an ideal tuning platform. The aim is to keep its Performance Points (PP) below 600, so buy Sports Soft tyres, ensure the suspension and brakes are fully upgraded and then add as much power as possible.

At this point it’s handy to buy the Power Restrictor and Ballast from the Tuning Shop to help balance your car’s performance. In terms of set-up, lower the Suzuki’s ride height to the minimum and optimise its gear ratios so it doesn’t run out of steam on Tokyo Expressway’s long straights.

As ever, stick a massive wing on the back too. A true tribute to the Mid Night Club (the cultural street racing movement, not the turgid nonsense that just appeared on Netflix).

Recommended car: Suzuki Cappuccino ‘91 (Used Cars dealership, 20,000 Credits)

Race B

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races, Trial Mountain, Porsche 911 RSR

We head back to the fictional Trial Mountain for a Gr.3 race. However, there’s not a whole lot to surprise players in terms of the venue or the quickest car choice…

Once again the Porsche 911 RSR (991) Gr.3 car is the stand-out option, although it’s run close by the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept ‘18 (another popular choice since GT7’s release) and the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 ’18.

At least Trial Mountain never gets boring; its appearance in GT7 represented a welcome return to the series for the fan-favourite circuit.

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

Recommended car: Porsche 911 RSR (991) Gr.3 ’17 (Brand Central 450,000 Credits or free rental)

Race C

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Rces, Nurburgring GP, Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 TS

Race C also has a whiff of familiarity about it. We head to the Nürburgring and its Grand Prix layout for Race C, where Gr.4 cars are showcased.

The top pick in this class is once again the Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 TI ’93. We’ve waxed lyrical in the past about its awesome-sounding exhaust note and real-world dominance but if this car and track combination gives you a sense of déjà vu then you’d be right because it was used in the second week of GT7’s Daily Races back in March.

Fuel consumption is set to 7x, so a little fiddling with engine mapping is required to get the Alfa’s thirsty V6 to the finish line. But other than that, Race C should be a straight forward event.

Unless it rains, that is…
Race C uses the Mid-speed (M) BoP format.

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

Lap Time Challenge

Gran Turismo 7's Lap Time Challenge, 27th October-10th November: Porsche power

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

Car: Under 600PP

Track: Tokyo Expressway – Central Clockwise

Laps: Six

No. Of Cars: 12

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Sports: Medium, Soft

Specified Car: Road Car, under 600PP

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.3

Track: Trial Mountain Circuit

Laps: Five

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Categories: Gr.3

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.4

Laps: Nine

Track: Nürburgring GP

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 25 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 7x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Categories: Gr.4

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Racing: Hard, Medium, 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


Lap Time Challenge

Race Information

Car: Gr.3

Track: Nürburgring GP

Entry Period: 27th October – 10th November

Regulations

Categories: Gr.3

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

Track Limit: Normal

Penalty Settings

Shortcut Penalty: Light

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