Gran Turismo 7 Online Time Trial: Rod Rage

The Gran Turismo 7 Online Time Trial challenge events have updated on schedule, bringing a new event for players to tackle over the next two weeks, with a potential reward of two million credits.

Unusually it’s a second event in a row for road cars, but with a little bit of a twist as it’s the turn of a Legends Cars machine: the 1932 Ford Roadster. This is actually a bit of a rarity in the game, as a pre-modded classic, sporting a Chrysler Hemi under — and through — the hood.

You’ll be taking this Deuce hot rod to possibly its most natural home in the game, at the fictional Grand Valley location inspired by California’s Big Sur. The hot lap event will see you taking the Ford around the shorter, South course and in the Reverse direction, likely making for an unfamiliar challenge.

As usual you can borrow a car for the event, which is going to turn out useful as it’s not currently available in the Legends Cars dealer (although you can win it for all-golds in the Master License National B) and you may only have a further engine-swapped example in your garage which would be ineligible.

At time of writing, in the early throes of the event, the record time is sitting at around a 1:18.5, which means you’ll need to see a 1:20.9 in order to be in the gold bracket right now. Even with the gearbox topping out on the straight, we don’t see that as being safe; figure on a high-1:17 by the end of the event, needing a 1:20.2 for the gold.

Last week’s Dragon Trail Gardens event is still in place and the times have moved lower than expected. The current world record is a 1:50.376, requiring a 1:53.687 or better for gold. That likely has some wiggle-room left, so look at a 1:53.3 to be reasonably sure of safety.

In order to access the Online Time Trials, you’ll need to unlock Sport Mode, by completing Menu Book 9 (“Championship: Tokyo Highway Parade”) in the GT Cafe single player hub. As it’s just you against the clock and not a multiplayer event, PlayStation Plus is not required.

You’ll need to be within 3% of the fastest time globally once the event finishes in order to secure “gold” status and a 2m credit bonus prize. There’s smaller prizes of one million for being within 5%, and 250,000cr for bronze at 10% off.

The events update every Thursday, with each individual challenge remaining available for two weeks and the oldest of the two events being replaced each week. You can look forward to the next new Time Trial arriving at 0700 UTC on Thursday February 29.

Lap Time Challenge February 22 – Grand Valley South

  • Track: Grand Valley South Reverse
  • Car: Ford 1932 Roadster – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Sports Soft
  • Settings: Fixed

Lap Time Challenge February 15 – Dragon Trail Gardens

  • Track: Dragon Trail Gardens Reverse
  • Car: Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II ’91
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Sports Hard
  • Settings: Fixed

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