Gran Turismo 7’s latest Lap Time Challenge features Gr.4 cars at the fictional Croatian Dragon Trail – Seaside circuit.
This fortnight’s Gran Turismo 7 Lap Time Challenge is a little more straightforward than last fortnight’s Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette Group 5 test at the Red Bull Ring.
This time round players face the Gr.4 cars – conspicuous by their absence from this week’s Daily Races – and Balance of Performance (BoP) conditions designed to keep their lap times close.
In the recent past, Polyphony Digital has struggled to balance the Gr.4 class in Gran Turismo 7 (GT7), with four-wheel-drive cars enjoying particularly potent performance versus their rear-wheel-drive counterparts.
Alas, it’s a similar story in this fortnight’s Lap Time Challenge, with the Subaru WRX and Genesis G70 GR4 both proving to be top performers. However, the Nissan GT-R Gr.4 – nicknamed Godzilla due to its power and road presence – has emerged as the best all-rounder for Dragon Trail’s Seaside layout, and it’s our top pick.
GT7‘s Lap Time Challenge is a time trial mode where you compete against other players to set the fastest time on the leader board. However, there’s a caveat: setting a lap within three per cent of the fastest time nets players 2,000,000 Credits.
If you aren’t quite quick enough for that then lapping within five per cent gains you 1,000,000 Credits, while a time inside 10 per cent of the fastest results in a 250,000 Credit pay-out.
Dragon Trail is a fictional Croatian track located next to a picturesque seaside resort. It features wide, sweeping corners interspersed with big stops, elevation changes and traction zones – ideal territory for four-wheel-drive cars.
The track first appeared in Gran Turismo Sport, and is well-known for its double ‘Chicane of Death’. A corner aptly named given the chaos caused by getting it slightly wrong…
As of the week commencing 25th of April, if you don’t own the required Daily Races or Lap Time Challenge vehicles then GT7 allows players to rent them, so it’s worth trying out a few cars to evaluate the differences between rear and four-wheel-drive yourself. Only your fastest time will count, however.
For GT7 newbies, the Sport mode – where you can find the Daily Races and Lap Time Challenge – unlocks after completing Café Menu Book nine.
Recommended car: Nissan GT-R Gr.4 (Brand Central, 350,000 Credits)
Lap Time Challenge
Car: Gr.4, Mid-speed (M) BoP
Track: Dragon Trail – Seaside
Entry Period: 18th August – 1st September
Wide Body: Prohibited
Tyre Choice: Racing: Hard, Intermediate, Wet
BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed (M)
Car Used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car
Car Settings: Specified
Track Limit: Normal
Shortcut Penalty: Light