Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Going Rental

Gran Turismo 7’s latest set of Daily Races is now available, with three new races to occupy players across the next week and a new feature brought in by the latest game update.

As we’ve seen for much of the game’s life to date, it’s another set of “Balance of Performance” (or “BOP”) races for the week. All three races prohibit vehicle tuning and modification — outside of liveries — as BOP seeks to balance vehicles by specific power and weight outputs rather than the Performance Points system brought back with GT7.

Players are able to use cars from their own garage but, as of the 1.13 update, they can now borrow a car for any given race. This applies whether you already have an eligible vehicle or not — allowing you to keep mileage off your own cars or even try out a different car in the class.

Race A is a debut for a new-to-GT7 vehicle, with a one-make race for the Radical SR3. This tiny, open-topped track toy is in fact fully road legal, and versions of the car held an unofficial Nurburgring Nordschleife lap record for almost 12 years.

You’ll be taking the car for a four-lap race at Laguna Seca. It’s standard GT sprint race format, so you’ll only need Sports Hard tires (pre-fitted to the rental car) and grind out four fast laps.

There’s also a return to the sprint race format for Race B. In recent weeks we’ve seen this event use increased tire wear and fuel consumption, but it returns to standard rates this week.

It’s a Gr.4 event, so you can use any of the cars in this GT4-like category for the four-lap race of the full Autodrome Lago Maggiore circuit. In another departure from the norm, you’ll be required to use Racing Medium tires for the race. Again you can borrow a car for the task if there’s a Gr.4 you’d particularly like to use but don’t own, and it will have the correct tires fitted already.

For Race C you’ll be heading to the Circuit de la Sarthe, renamed in GT7 as the 24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit. It’s a five-lap race of this long endurance circuit, and you’ll have the choice of any Gr.2 vehicle for the race.

Previously, in GT Sport, this meant the six Super GT cars only — one each from Honda, Lexus, and Nissan for each of the 2008 and 2016 seasons. However GT7 has more options, with the Mercedes CLK-LM and McLaren F1 GTR both also eligible.

If you’ve not previously picked up either car, and they were both in Legends Cars for eye-watering sums, you can borrow one for this race using the new “event-provided” mechanism. They will be fitted with the required Racing Medium tires as standard too.

The 5x multipliers on fuel and tire use could well come into play during this race. Although you’ll only be driving five laps, your tires and fuel tank will think it’s 25 laps, at an equivalent distance of 211 miles. Some conservation of both may be needed.

In order to access the Daily Races, you’ll need to unlock Sport Mode, by completing Menu Book 9 (“Championship: Tokyo Highway Parade”) in the GT Cafe single player hub.

With GT7’s Daily Races seemingly updating on the same weekly schedule as GT Sport’s, we’d expect the next new set to arrive on Monday May 2.

Race A

  • Track: Laguna Seca, 4 laps
  • Car: Radical SR3 SL ’13 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Sports Hard
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – GP, 4 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Racing Medium, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race C

  • Track: 24 Heure du Mans, 5 laps
  • Car: Gr.2 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Racing Medium, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 5x
  • Tire use: 5x

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