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Your guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, w/c 7th November: Fuji fun

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 7th November: Fuji fun

This week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races feature tuned road cars at Fuji, Gr.3s at Monza and Gr.4s around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

This week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races visit three Formula 1-grade venues – two in Europe and one in Asia.

Race A once again gives GT7 players a chance to tweak and tune their car’s set-up with a slight twist – their car must be mid-engined.

The standard Gr.3 and Gr.4 races have been a little stale in terms of car choice recently, however, but a new challenger emerges in Gr.3 this week. On the other hand, Gr.4 is dominated by the same car yet again…

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

Porsche Cayman GT4 '16, Gran Turismo 7

Race A proves to be a real head-scratcher. Players need to pick a mid-engined car weighing less than 1,250Kg with less than 295bhp, then have a blast around the open expanses of Fuji International Raceway’s Grand Prix layout.

Our first choice is the Porsche Cayman GT4. Released in 2015, the Cayman GT4 was the first time the ‘GT’ moniker was given to a Cayman and it was also the first time a Cayman was designed and built at Porsche’s motorsport-focused base in Weissach.

And it shows, with the GT4 having near-perfect driving dynamics. It even sold out before the car was officially announced, thanks to low production numbers and carefully selected clients. As a result, used prices far surpass its original retail value – even today.

The Cayman GT4 came with 385bhp as standard, so requires a little visit to the Tuning Shop to comply with Race A’s 295bhp limit. Purchase all available upgrades, including ballast and a power restrictor, before bringing its weight back up to 1,250kg.

The GT4 is widely seen as one of Porsche’s finest cars, a fact you’ll quickly realise through Fuji’s combination of medium and slow-speed turns.

Recommended car: Porsche Cayman GT4 ’16 (Brand Central, 350,000 Credits)

Race B

Gran Turismo 7, Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette, Monza

Italy’s ‘Temple of Speed’ is the venue for Race B’s Gr.3 battle and a new car emerges as the top pick: Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette.

We’ve previously waxed lyrical about this insane Japanese Super Silhouette Series car, and in this case, it really does go as fast as it looks. This is in part thanks to its hot-rod style set-up – 16-inch front wheels and 19-inch rear wheels – but its two-litre, 550nbhp producing engine really pushes its performance to another level.

And this is why it gobbles up Monza’s long straights with ease.

If you don’t own the super-rare Nissan, you can at least give it a go thanks to GT7’s rental feature introduced on the 25th of April 2022.

Alternatively, the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept Gr.3 is another solid option if the Nissan proves to be too wild to tame at Monza.

Race B uses the High-speed (H) Balance of Performance (BoP) format.

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

Race C

Gran Turismo 7, Barcelona, Alfa Romeo V6 2.5;

Race C sees the dominant return of the Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 TI. A permanently quick fixture in Gr.4 races since the inception of GT7’s Daily Races format, the beautiful Alfa has been the car to beat recently.

This week, however, Subaru’s Gr.4 WRX challenger comes closest to dethroning our reigning champ, although the WRX saw itself dominating Gr.4 for a long spell too.

Although Barcelona is generally a high-speed track that favours the nimbleness of mid-engined vehicles, the four-wheel-drive Alfa and Subaru come into their own on the exit of slow corners like La Caixa, Banc Sabadell and the RACC chicane at the end of the lap.

It’s also a bit of a tyre-wrecker, but with tyre wear set at 1x this shouldn’t be a concern (make sure you have Racing: Hard tyres, however, as these are mandatory for Race C). Fuel consumption is set to 7x though, so this will require constant monitoring throughout the event.
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, 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: Fuji International Speedway

Laps: Five

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 Hard

Car Type: Road Car

Power: 295bhp or less

Weight: At least 1,250kg

Drivetrain: MR

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Comfort: Soft

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: Autodrom Nazionale Monza

Laps: Five

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.3

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Racing: Hard, Intermediate, Wet

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.4

Laps: 10

Track: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 25 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 7x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

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

Required Tyre Type: Racing: Hard

Categories: 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


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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