Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Village People

A new set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available for players to build up their Driver Rating ahead of the upcoming World Series Online Season 2.

This week sees the return of adjustable settings, with the one-make Race A allowing players to tweak their cars within certain parameters. However Balance of Performance (BOP) remains in place for the other events, with the new high/medium/low-speed track BOP and no ability to set your cars up individually.

Even in Race A, players can rent a vehicle for each race. That allows you to test a car you don’t have in your garage yet, or keep the miles and associated wear off your own cars, although loan vehicles only come in standard liveries.

Race A features the 2003 BMW M3, and the good news is that you can tune it however you wish so long as it comes in at 394hp (if your game is set to “metric” power units, that’s 400PS/cv) or less and weighs 1200kg (2645lb) or more, on Sports Medium tires.

Unusually, even widebody modifications are allowed. As the M3 is one of 30 possible engine-swap cars in the game right now, you can even race a Z4 GT3-powered version — although at 522hp as standard you’ll need to turn the wick down a bit.

Once you have your car tweaked to your satisfaction it’s a five-lap sprint around Alsace Village. You will need to watch out for the False Start Check on the grid too; keep the brakes or handbrake on until the lights go green or you’ll be subject to an immediate slow-down penalty.

Race B is a Gr.4 event, heading to the newest track in the game, Watkins Glen. As usual we’d expect the all-wheel drive cars in the category to dominate, but once you have your chosen vehicle it’s a simple five-lap sprint on Racing Hard tires.

That leaves Race C, which is also slightly simplified this week. There’s no large tire wear or fuel consumption multiplier, no mandatory tires, and no compulsory pit stop, which means the 12-lap race is just a flat-out sprint.

You’ll need your choice of Gr.3 car for the race, which heads to the fictional Kyoto Driving Park circuit and the longer Yamagiwa layout. All cars will be running on Racing Medium tires, so there’s no strategy to be concerned about either; just get out there for a blast.

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 updating every Monday thus far, the next new set should arrive on Monday August 15.

Race A

  • Track: Alsace Village, 5 laps
  • Car: BMW M3 ’03 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: 394hp/1200kg
  • Tires: Sports Medium
  • Settings: Allowed
  • Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Watkins Glen, 5 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (H)
  • Tires: Racing Hard
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race C

  • Track: Kyoto Driving Park – Yamagiwa, 12 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Medium, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

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