Comprehensive Money-Earning Guide

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by OJT6627, May 27, 2019.

  1. OJT6627

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    Hello everyone

    I constantly see people asking for ways to earn money quickly, but it mostly revolves around BMB grind, which is annoying and gets boring quick. In this thread, I want to list all ways of earning a lot of credits quickly without sticking to one/two events constantly because it just gets boring, so you could switch up races everyday and still earn roughly the same amount of cash per minute spent

    Let's kick this off:

    Race 1: Premium Sports Lounge - Blue Moon Bay
    Difficulty: Easy
    Car: N400 and below, preferably as light as possible
    Reward: 345k per Clean Race
    Time: 10-15 minutes

    Says for itself, really. Obviously first choice on the mind is KTM X-Bow for this one, but, in fact, most of the N400 cars can win the event just as easy without suffering too much of the reward penalty. Ferrari F40, Ford GT40, X-Bow, Mazda RX500, Shelby Cobra: basically, anything under 1200 kilos can win the race. Just make sure your lineup has no LaFerrari in it, it will make the race much easier, trust me

    Race 2: Japanese GT Championship - Lago Maggiore GP
    Difficulty: Easy
    Car: Gr.2
    Reward: 300k per Clean Race
    Time: under 18 minutes

    You can keep good average speed around GP layout of Lago Maggiore, which makes it a faster track to complete despite being longer than some other options. Opposition is slow, although might get a tad aggressive from time to time, but should be easily manageable. I managed to get under 18 minutes in the worst Gr.2 car that i tried (slightly upgraded Honda NSX), so i think, in a better car, you can even push to 17 minutes. And since it is a one class race, you can get bonkers with upgrades and not worry about Handicap Bonus.

    Race 3: Mercedes AMG Grand Prix - Red Bull Ring
    Difficulty: Medium
    Car: Obvious
    Reward: 360k per Clean Race
    Time: under 15 minutes

    Track is short and fast, the car has tons of downforce and power, so it's easy to keep up high speed through most of the corners. The downside is the track itself: it is relatively narrow for a modern F1 car and overtaking AI racers cleanly might prove more difficult than it seems, but should be manageable after getting used to the flow.

    Race 4: Group 1 Cup - Lago Maggiore GP
    Difficulty: Easy
    Car: preferably a hybrid LMP1, but any other Gr.1 should do the job
    Reward: 330k per Clean Race
    Time: under 15 minutes

    Basically the same as Group 2 race, but with faster cars and less laps. Picking a hybrid LMP1 is advisable due to their superior acceleration, but in general any Gr.1 car should be quick enough to win it

    Race 5: Group 1 Cup - Monza (Chicaneless)
    Difficulty: Easy
    Car: preferably Group C or Peugeot 908 or SRT Tomahawk Gr.1, but any other Gr.1 should do the job
    Reward: 330k per Clean Race
    Time: under 10 minutes

    This is one of the quickest races in the game: it is on a chicaneless variation of Monza, so you carry more speed through Curva Grande. You're using Gr.1 cars, so it means high top speeds. And since it is a one class race, you can get bonkers with the upgrades. Install all the possible power upgrades to use the track to the max, reduce the weight, increase downforce and you should be good to go and tear up the opposition. If you're looking for the fastest option, go for the one of the Group C cars or Peugeot 908 or an SRT Tomahawk. These cars are immensely quick and SRT in particular can even get under 9 minutes!

    Race 6: X2014 Nations Cup - Circuit de la Sarthe
    Difficulty: Hard
    Car: Obvious
    Reward: 345k per Clean Race
    Time: under 10 minutes

    This race is quick, but it is very hard to win the race and get the Clean bonus at the same time: the track limits are very tight, the AI is more aggressive and competitive than in other events and the car itself proves to be a handful to some people. Still, if you want yourself a challenge...

    Race 7: Nostalgic 1979 Series - Monza (Chicaneless)
    Difficulty: Easy
    Car: Ferrari 330 P4, Jaguar XJ13, Ford Mark IV, Shelby Cobra Daytona or Aston Martin DB3S
    Reward: 240k per Clean Race
    Time: slightly over 8 minutes

    If you have enough credits to buy a vintage race car or got very lucky and won one in the Daily Workout/Circuit Experience, you get two more options. This is the option one. This race rewards a bit less money than the others at the first glance, but it takes less time to complete it and wins you roughly same amount of Cr./min. 330 P4, XJ13 and Mark IV can win the race stock, but i'd advise upgrading the car to cut down lap times. Daytona and DB3S require upgrades to stay competitive. I think 250 GTO can win the race with upgrades aswell, but i'm not sure, never owned the car so i can't test it out. Alfa Romeo and Renault Gordini are useless :(

    Race 8: Nostalgic 1979 Series - Circuit de la Sarthe (Chicaneless)
    Difficulty: Easy
    Car: Ferrari 330 P4, Jaguar XJ13, Ford Mark IV, Shelby Cobra Daytona or Aston Martin DB3S
    Reward: 240k per Clean Race
    Time: under 7-8 minutes

    This is the option two. Roughly the same as Monza in terms of strategy: 330/Xj13/Mark 4 can win stock (but should be upgraded to cut down lap times), Daytona and DB3S with upgrades, not sure about 250 GTO, Alfa and Gordini are useless

    Race 9: La Festa Cavallino - Willow Springs Circuit (Big Willow)
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Car: Ferrari Dino at N200
    Reward: 342k per Clean Race
    Time: under 11 minutes

    This race can be won relatively easy with a specifically tuned Ferrari Dino: put the power at N200 max, reduce the weight to minimum, Sports Soft tyres, set up the custom gearbox so the car maxes out at roughly 250 km/h and make the suspension a bit stiffer. You can adjust the differential aswell if you feel like the car is too oversteery for you, but i personally kept the diff stock, the car is manageable enough to be driven comfortably at high speeds.

    Race 10: F1500 Championship - Red Bull Ring
    Difficulty: Medium
    Car: Obvious
    Reward: 270k per Clean Race
    Time: under 11 minutes

    A new addition in the 1.39 update, this race is pretty much the same as with the Mercedes F1 counterpart, except you drive less laps and you are driving the vintage F1500T. The car is smaller and (in my opinion) easier to handle than the Merc, but the car has wider turn radius and the steering itself feels slower. Reduced size also helps with finding gaps for overtaking (which is sometimes a struggle with the Merc).

    Race 11: Group 1 Cup - Kyoto Driving Park - Yamagiwa + Miyabi
    Difficulty: Easy to Medium
    Car: Any tuned Gr.1 should work
    Reward: 330k per Clean Race
    Time: under 10 minutes

    A new addition in the 1.40 update. Track might seem long, but don't be fooled by it: the flow is quite subtle (only a few really sharp turns) and a lot of corners can be done on much higher speeds than you might imagine. And the track has enough width to not make overtake a pain in the ***. Grab a Gr.1, tune it up and you should be good to go. Easy money in little time

    Here we are. 11 races, in 7 of them there's a decent choice of what car can you use. You can switch up the races and/or cars in your schedule and still earn roughly the same amount of Cr. per minute. This way the races are less of a grind and more fun

    Honorable Mentions

    Race: MR League - Willow Springs Circuit (Big Willow)
    Difficulty: Medium
    Car: tuned light N200: Clio V6, Ferrari Dino etc.
    Reward: 228k per Clean Race
    Time: under 12 minutes

    Decided to try this race out, out of curiosity. I won it in Dino, could certainly win it in Clio (if i wasn't denied the win by two Lamborghinis blocking the bloody raceline), but it was rather due to bad luck than the car not being able to make it 1st across the finish. A light N200 car with right transmission setup and on Sports Soft tyres will be capable of winning the race without much resistance. I personally tried out these two, but you can give it a go in other cars aswell

    If you have any more suggestions - feel free to write and i'll add them to the list :gtpflag:
     
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  2. AUTISTICBOYX

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    My guide is shorter. Get a job and buy the cars! So much more time-efficient! :D
     
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  3. zzz_pt

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    Ferrari Festival, Big Willow with the Ferrari Dino. Takes less than 9min for 336K with clean race and underpower bonuses.
     
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  4. OJT6627

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    Took a bit over 10 minutes by me, but still, was a fun race. Adding it to the list

    Also, one new race for the list since the 1.39 update added more events
     
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  5. TetsuKobura

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    Monza no chicane Gr1 definitely isn’t easy when the AI are a bunch of pompous fools.
     
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  6. Gr4ndy

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    Could you share your setup of the Dino? Also what lap times are you achieving?
     
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    I've found it to be the easiest to get the CRB on, personally. There's just no sense in diving in and fighting for the apex when, hanging back, then taking the corner normally will often give you an exit speed advantage allowing you to pass easily on the following straight.
     
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    I'll check that later. I think I have either Praiano's or MINKIHL's setup but I don't remember the lap times.
     
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  9. breeminator

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    It's easy provided you don't mind going really slowly for a few laps. If you only overtake the AI on a straight when you can see that you will end up in a nice gap so you don't get sandwiched between them at the next corner, you will get cleanly past them, and even being ultra cautious like that you will still easily pass them all by the end of the race.
     
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  10. klondike

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    This is a great thread.

    Just wishing there was even more options.

    I am kinda burnt of of GTS, only need the level 50 Trophie then I am 100 %. But I have only level 45 so its still so long way to go. Just so bored with the game atm.

    Does anyone have any more sugestions for grinding ?

    I dont mind if its not the most effective. Heck I would even be happy with 1/2 of the XP many of the races in this thread gives if only I could enjoy them.

    If there was just a combo with Brands Hatch as this is my favorite track.

    I have tryed to test some combo's on the Brands Hatch races in career mode, but havent been able to find one that give any meaningfull amount of XP.

    So I am kinda holding on with GTS atm hoping that some day they will increase the amount of XP given in the game, or there will be a patch with a great combo of car + Brands Hatch that will give a good amount of XP / Credits :-)
     
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  11. StirlingMoose

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  12. OJT6627

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    Lago Maggiore race is definitely winnable in an N200 car, won it multiple times with a tuned Porsche 356 myself. Altho it definitely took way more than 15 minutes for me last time i raced it

    Tokyo is... well, Tokyo. You can somewhat keep up with the pack in the corners and esses, but the long af straight kills all the advantage. The lowest N-class car i could win the race with was a stock N600 McLaren F1 (which is OP by itself). I think a tuned N500 F40/288 GTO might be able win the race aswell, but never tested it. No point going under N500, that's for sure

    Dragon Trail is supposedly winnable in N200, but i struggled a lot there with the same 356 i used in Lago. I mostly used the detuned road-sped Gr.B Impreza there for comfortable win. Altho from what i tested, N200 Dino can be a decent competitor in the La Festa Cavallino race on Big Willow. Should try it out on Dragon Trail too

    Don't remember what were the other race options, lol
     
  13. Hoopzah

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    Great write up. Kudos. Could be a great sticky.
     
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  14. p78

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    BMB with the n300 RX500 is 375K in around 12 minutes (i usually do low 47' per lap).
     
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  15. Ramit5100

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    Excellent responses folks, overall!
    Im new to GTs on ps4 but I did have the first GT/ps..GT5/ps3 and liked those games alot. I do have a job which allows me to have comfortably paid off my house, my Charger, my Vette, my Ram, my boat, my bike, and my trophy wife and my man cave are fully furnished too. (JK..Lol). I checked out the racing specials yesterday but never really did so thoroughly. Have created a few rooms and met some very decent drivers so far. Great community on here today. Looking forward to seeing some of you out on the track. Thx and God bless!
     
  16. StirlingMoose

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    Nostalgic Series - Brands Club Circuit with an N100 Stratos gives 127k in six minutes. Not the biggest payout but it never feels like a chore. Six minutes flies by.
     
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    Thanks I will try it. Keep the sugestions coming :-)
     
  18. OJT6627

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    New update brought some new races into GT League. One of these races in particular is worth including in the list

    Race: Group 1 Cup - Kyoto Driving Park - Yamagiwa + Miyabi
    Difficulty: Easy to Medium
    Car: Any tuned Gr.1 should work
    Reward: 330k per Clean Race
    Time: under 10 minutes

    A new addition in the 1.40 update. Track might seem long, but don't be fooled by it: the flow is quite subtle (only a few really sharp turns) and a lot of corners can be done on much higher speeds than you might imagine. And the track has enough width to not make overtake a pain in the ***. Grab a Gr.1, tune it up and you should be good to go. Easy money in little time

    List updated
     
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    This race won't be added to the top list because it earns less money than the others, but i'll still add it to the post separately, as sort of an "honorable mention"

    Race: MR League - Willow Springs Circuit (Big Willow)
    Difficulty: Medium
    Car: tuned light N200: Clio V6, Ferrari Dino etc.
    Reward: 228k per Clean Race
    Time: under 12 minutes

    Decided to try this race out, out of curiosity. I won it in Dino, could certainly win it in Clio (if i wasn't denied the win by two Lamborghinis blocking the bloody raceline), but it was rather due to bad luck than the car not being able to make it 1st across the finish. A light N200 car with right transmission setup and on Sports Soft tyres will be capable of winning the race without much resistance. I personally tried out these two, but you can give it a go in other cars aswell
     
  20. seadog777

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    12 minutes on Willow Springs would be as attractive to me as tooth extraction without anaesthetic :lol:
     
  21. twitcher

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    Before I got my first 20 mil car, I used the Premium Sports Lounge race at St Croix with an N400 car to earn credits. Not sure where it ranks in terms of credits/hr. I couldn’t stand doing Blue Moon, and got some fun out of trying different cars on St Croix. The Ferrari 288 GTO was my favourite. The Porsches work really well too.