Gran Turismo 7: Frequently Asked Questions

As Gran Turismo 7 starts to officially land on doormats and the digital version unlocks for players around the world, there’s a good chance that millions of you will be picking up the game.

With a huge new game in front of players, with so many things to do, see, buy, and race, it’s pretty likely that there’ll be questions. Lots of questions.

We’ve been keeping an eye on the GTPlanet forums and social media channels, as well as the wider internet, over the last few weeks to compile a list of the most-frequently asked questions out there, and their answers.

As understanding of the title evolves over the coming days, we’ll be adding more questions and answers to help everyone get the most out of Gran Turismo 7. If you have questions you think could go into this FAQ, ask them in the comments thread.

When did Gran Turismo 7 come out?

Gran Turismo 7 launched on March 4, 2022, rolling out at midnight in each local timezone.

What devices can I use to play Gran Turismo 7?

You’ll be able to play Gran Turismo 7 on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles. However the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will not be able to play the disc version of the game, nor the digital upgrade from the PlayStation 4 disc version, as the console doesn’t have a disc drive.

What are the different versions of Gran Turismo 7?

There are three different specifications of Gran Turismo 7, with availability depending on region, though with the different consoles in the mix too — and digital and disc versions — there’s technically eight versions:

  • Gran Turismo 7 (Standard Edition) for PlayStation 4
  • Gran Turismo 7 (Standard Edition) for PlayStation 5
  • Gran Turismo 7 (Standard Edition) Digital for PlayStation 4
  • Gran Turismo 7 (Standard Edition) Digital for PlayStation 4/5
  • Gran Turismo 7 Launch Edition for PlayStation 4
  • Gran Turismo 7 Launch Edition for PlayStation 5
  • Gran Turismo 7 25th Anniversary Edition for PlayStation 4 & 5
  • Gran Turismo 7 25th Anniversary Digital Deluxe for PlayStation 4 & 5

The PS4 disc and digital versions can be played on either PS4 or PS5 consoles, however they will not benefit from PS5 enhancements unless upgraded to the PS5 version at a later date — at a cost of $10.

That means you will need to be careful which standard digital version you buy, as both are labelled as PS4/PS5 compatible, but only the $10 more expensive item has the PS5 enhancements. PS5 disc versions cannot be played on PS4 consoles at all.

The Launch Editions seem to be exclusive to the North America region, and come with pre-order bonuses included.

In addition, the 25th Anniversary Editions (25AE) both come with a digital copy of the PS4 game, as well as digital (Digital Deluxe) or disc versions of the PS5 game. Beware that the digital PS4 voucher in the disc version of 25AE cannot be subsequently upgraded to a PS5 version.

Is there crossplay in Gran Turismo 7?

Yes, players on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 can race against each other in the same multiplayer lobbies. However it appears that crossplay is disabled for Daily Races, although it is available in official esports championships.

What’s the maximum display resolution and refresh rate in Gran Turismo 7?

When running on the PlayStation 5 console, the PS5 version of the game will hit 4K resolution (3840×2160) at 60fps. However Ray Tracing mode, which enables real-time ray tracing effects in some non-gameplay modes for more realistic lighting, will see the frame rate drop below that.

On the PlayStation 4 console, we’ll see an upper limit of 1080p (1920×1080) resolution at 60fps, and Ray Tracing Mode will not be available. The PS4 Pro should allow for its maximum 4K checkerboard resolution (3200×1800, upscaled to 4K) at 60fps, again with Ray Tracing Mode unavailable.

How many cars are in Gran Turismo 7?

At launch, the car count in Gran Turismo 7 stands at 424 cars. Post-launch DLC has increased that number to 482, and this is likely to continue to climb.

We’ve compiled a full list here.

How many circuits are in Gran Turismo 7?

The launch day circuit count in Gran Turismo 7 was 34 different course locations with a total of 97 circuit layouts. Again, post-launch DLC has increased that to 37 locations with 108 layouts with more likely to come through the game’s life.

You can see a full list here.

Is there free roam in Gran Turismo 7?

No, GT7 is not an open-world title. As with all previous Gran Turismo games, you can only drive at the circuit venues provided in the game.

Does Gran Turismo 7 feature online multiplayer?

As with its predecessor, GT Sport, Gran Turismo 7 features both ranked and unranked multiplayer events.

You will be able to arrange private or public lobbies for racing, and there’s a new “meeting place” function for just getting together and showing off cars. In addition there’s the official “Sport Mode”, and the flagship esports tournament too.

In order to access the various online multiplayer modes, including Sport Mode, you will need to finish Menu Book 9.

What controllers does Gran Turismo 7 support?

Gran Turismo 7 supports the standard DualShock 4 (PS4) and DualSense (PS5) controllers. There’s also an official wheel for the game from Fanatec, called the GT DD Pro.

You can also use any external peripherals officially supported by the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles too. That covers a wide range of driving wheels from Logitech (G29, G923), Fanatec (CSL Elite), and Thrustmaster (T80, T150, T300RS, T-GT/T-GTII).

Is there VR support in Gran Turismo 7?

Almost a year after launch, Gran Turismo 7 received an update for the PlayStation 5 versions to support the new PlayStation VR2 unit. Unlike GT Sport, this functionality is available across the entire game.

However, on PlayStation 4 there is no VR support in the game at all.

Does Gran Turismo 7 allow you to tune your cars?

Yes, there’s extensive vehicle tuning available in GT7, with parts from brakes and suspension through to engine components and electronics.

The various types of tuning require you to improve your Collector Level, with level 7 being enough to open everything. You’ll also need to complete Menu Book 3 to unlock the tuning area in the first place.

Does Gran Turismo 7 allow you to customize your cars?

Yes, and it’s more wide-ranging that in any previous Gran Turismo game. As well as dozens of external tuning parts for each cars, there’s also widebody modifications.

The livery editor from Gran Turismo Sport returns, with some new features to improve its functionality and scope. You’ll find both features in GT Auto, although you will need to unlock that section first by completing Menu Book 7.

Are there engine swaps in Gran Turismo 7?

Yes! For the first time in the series, players can swap engines on certain vehicles. We’ve compiled a full list here, and both the number of cars and sometimes the number of available engines increases with each game update.

Is there a photo mode in Gran Turismo 7?

Like every game in the series since GT4, there’s a full photo mode in GT7 which allows you to position and angle the camera at any moment during a race replay. You’ll also be able to tweak the camera settings, and apply filters and effects to create unique shots.

As well as standard photo mode, the Scapes mode returns. This features almost 3,000 3D images of locations from around the world, into which you can place multiple vehicles to take some almost impossible images. You’ll need to finish Menu Book 7 to unlock Scapes.

What is GT Cafe in Gran Turismo 7?

GT Cafe acts as a central hub for Gran Turismo 7’s single-player mode. You’ll be set challenges, by way of “menu books”, which tell you about certain game functions but also ask you to collect vehicles of a certain type or participate in races.

Each time you finish a menu book you’ll get rewards, many of which in the early stages of the game unlock circuits and areas of the home world map. Whenever you start a Menu Book, the game will display a gold compass icon to guide you to where you need to go, as well as in the top-left area of the screen.

The Cafe also hosts a museum of sorts. People directly linked to the cars you collect — like designers and engineers — appear to tell you about the cars and their connection to them.

What is Music Rally in Gran Turismo 7?

Music Rally is a new game mode that sees you driving not against the clock but against the beat of a song.

As you drive, the number of beats counts down as the music plays, and when you run out of remaining beats your race is over. However if you pass a checkpoint it replenishes some of the beats, giving you a chance to drive further. The goal is to drive as far as you can before the song ends!

Are there used cars in Gran Turismo 7?

Yes, and there’s two different types.

Firstly there’s regular used cars. These can be cars made before 2001 that you can’t pick up in Brand Central, or they can be secondhand examples of the more recent cars that you can also buy new. They are roughly 20% cheaper in Used Cars, but they do have some mileage — and wear and tear — on them.

There’s also Legends Cars. This special dealership, originally called Brighton Antiques but now called Hagerty, stocks famous, rare, and unique cars from across history. They’re usually pretty expensive too, and the prices update every few months to reflect real-world changes in value!

Each dealer rotates some of its stock each day (at 0000 UTC), so sometimes the cars you want or need are not available.

Does Gran Turismo 7 include a car wash?

Yes, the car wash is back in GT7! You’ll find the feature in GT Auto once you’ve unlocked that part of the map, and it costs 50 credits to make your car all shiny again.

Are there oil changes in Gran Turismo 7?

Just like older GT games, GT7 will feature engine wear and tear which you’ll need to keep on top of with oil changes and engine refreshes. These functions are also in GT Auto, but you will need to unlock it in gameplay first.

How do I unlock tracks and features in Gran Turismo 7?

Much of GT7 is locked behind game progress, and you’ll need to advance through the GT Cafe section and raise your Collector Level in order to access it.

We’ve put together a full guide to what you need to unlock every track and feature, which you can read here.

How do I increase my Gran Turismo 7 Collector Level?

To increase your collector level, you’ll need to collect cars!

Very specifically, you will earn one Collector Point for every full 1,000cr value of any car you buy or win. If you buy or win a car worth 20,000cr, you’ll get 20 Collector Points, but if it’s worth 19,999cr you’ll only get 19 points. The number of points you need for each level increases, with 1,510 points — equivalent to a garage worth 1,510,000cr — required to hit level 10.

Increasing your Collector Level gives you access to better tuning parts and to new events in the Mission Challenge section, as well as new Extra Menu Books added in updates. The maximum Collector Level is 50.

What’s the fastest way to earn money in Gran Turismo 7?

There’s a handful of ways to earn money more quickly, although they do depend on game progression as it requires you unlock certain circuits in order to access the races.

We’ve compiled a short list of six ways to earn credits quickly in GT7, which you can read here.

What are the Trophies I can earn in Gran Turismo 7?

There are 54 PSN trophies in total in GT7, including the Platinum for collecting all of the other trophies. You can find a full list of them here.

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