Your Guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, October 31: Viper Attack

This week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races features tuned road cars on Suzuka, Gr.4s on Autopolis and Gr3s around the Dragon Trail’s Gardens layout.

This week’s set Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races have the usual Gr.3 and Gr.4 events, in addition to a more interesting race where auto tuning is allowed.

Race A offers an exciting challenge as cars are limited to 246 horsepower and 1,100 kg, which encourages a little creativity in vehicle selection.

Your Guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, October 31: Viper Attack

However, the Gr.3 and Gr.4 races are less exciting as we see the same cars at the top of the leaderboards every week. Track choices are also known – GT7 may be crying out for more track DLC.

As of May 30, Race A performance will not affect players’ Driver Rating (DR) and Sportsmanship Rating (SR), so race as hard as you want…

RACING A

Dodge Viper GTS '02, Gran Turismo 7, Suzuka

Race A uses Suzuka’s short East Course. The twist here is that you have to pick and tune a car to meet the strict limits of 246 hp and 1,100 kg. That sounds like prime hot-hatch territory, but it’s the best choice to follow a more unconventional car choice.

Yes, a car with an eight-litre V10 engine seems like the perfect fit…

The 2002 Dodge Viper GTS is the second generation of the Detroit manufacturer’s Viper model and produced 450 horsepower and weighed just under 1,600 kg at the time of release.

To meet the weight and power limits, you must purchase the maximum amount of weight reduction in the Tuning Shop, with ballast and power limiter options being a must. It seems excessive to use a muscle car just to castrate its massive power, but the sound of the Viper’s low-revving, torque-rich engine will more than make up for it.

As a second option, why not tame the TVR Tuscan? The six-cylinder engine also produces a great soundtrack – and it looks great too.

Recommended car: Dodge Viper GTS ’02 (dealer used cars, 120,000 credits)

Race B

Gran Turismo 7, Autopolis, Alfa Romeo 2.5l V6

We’ve been here before. The Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 TI will be a staple of Gr.4 racing as long as GT7’s Daily Races are available.

Also this week, the Alfa is head and shoulders above the competition; its four-wheel drive delivery and lightweight construction match the twists and turns of Autopolis’ Short Course layout perfectly.

It feels like Polyphony Digital needs to take a closer look at the Gr.4 class’s Balance of Performance (BoP)…

Race B uses the Mid-speed (M) BoP format.

Recommended car: Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 TI ’93 (Legend Cars, 800,000 Credits or Free Rental)

Race C

Gran Turismo 7, Dragon Path - Gardens, Lamborghini Huracan GT3

For Race C we go back to Croatia’s fictional Dragon Trail circuit and the scenic layout of the gardens. It is a heavily used track in the GT7 Daily Races and the featured car has been a favorite at the Gr.3 events for some time now.

The Porsche 911 RSR (991) once again stands out from the competition, but this time I’m going to recommend another car: the Lamborghini Huracán GT3.

Using the same V10 engine as in the Audi R8 GT3, the Lamborghini has a pleasingly angular shape, meaning it looks as fast as it goes. Featuring a mid-engine rear-wheel drive powertrain, the Sant’Agata manufacturer has taken multiple victories in the world’s largest GT3 series.

With 5x fuel economy and 10x tire wear, players will have to think hard all the time. Not only that, players must also use hard and medium race tires, so choosing a strategy is a multifaceted challenge.
Race C uses the Mid-speed (M) BoP format.

Recommended car: Porsche 911 RSR (991) Gr.3 ’17 (Brand Central 450,000 Credits or Free Rental) or Lamborghini Huracan GT3 ’15 (Brand Central 450,000 Credits or Free Rental)

Lap Time Challenge

Gran Turismo 7's Lap Time Challenge, October 27-10 November: Porsche power

The current Lap Time Challenge is also at a US location, but this time Watkins Glen, short track layout. Far from being a race car, the tail-happy Corvette C7 ZR1 presents a tough challenge, especially as the gold classification zone keeps sneaking away from you…


Race A

Race information

Car: Car on the road, 246 hp or less, minimum 1,100 kg

Track: Suzuka Circuit East course

round: 10

Number of cars: 12

Start type: Grid start with false start control

Duration: 15 minutes

Fuel consumption: 1x

Tire wear: 1x

Regulations

nitrous oxide: Forbidden

Band Choice: Comfort: Soft

Specified car: Road Car, 246 hp or less, minimum 1,100 kg

Car Restrictions

BoP/tuning prohibited: Out

Car used: Garage Car

Car settings: Allowed

Race Settings

DR updates: Off

SR updates: Out

Mechanical damage: Light

Minimum number of pit stops: No

Track Limit: Normal

Penalties

Penalty for shortcut: light

Penalty for collisions with other cars: on

Penalty for cutting pit lane line: on


Race B

Race information

Car: Gr.4

Track: Autopolis International Racing Course – Short Course

round: Eight

Number of cars: 16

Start type: Rolling start

Duration: 15 minutes

Fuel consumption: 1x

Tire wear: 1x

Regulations

Categories: Gr.4

wide body: Forbidden

nitrous oxide: Forbidden

Tire selection: Racing: Hard, Intermediate, Nat

Car Restrictions

BoP/tuning prohibited: Medium speed (M)

Car used: garage car, event specific car

Car settings: gave up

Race Settings

DR updates: yes

SR updates: Yes

Mechanical damage: Light

Minimum number of pit stops: No

Track Limit: Normal

Penalties

Penalty for shortcut: light

Penalty for collisions with other cars: on

Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: on


Race C

Race information

Car: Gr.3

round: 13

Track: Dragon Path – Gardens

Number of cars: 16

Start type: Rolling start

Duration: 25 minutes

Fuel consumption: 5x

Tire wear: 10x

Regulations

Usable tires: racing: hard, medium, medium, wet
Required Tire Type: Racing: Hard, Medium

Categories: Gr.3

wide body: Forbidden

nitrous oxide: Forbidden

Car Restrictions

BoP/tuning prohibited: Medium speed (M)

Car used: garage car, event specific car

Car settings: gave up

Race Settings

DR updates: yes

SR updates: Yes

Mechanical damage: Light

Minimum number of pit stops: No

Track Limit: Normal

Penalties

Penalty for shortcut: light

Penalty for collisions with other cars: on

Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: on


Lap Time Challenge

Race information

Car: Gr.3

Track: Nurburgring GP

Entry period: October 27 – November 10

Regulations

Ccategories: Gr.3

wide body: Forbidden

nitrous oxide: Forbidden

Tire selection: Racing: Hard, Intermediate, Nat

Car Restrictions

BoP/tuning prohibited: Medium speed (M)

Car used: garage car, event specific car

Car settings: gave up

RBait Settings

Track Limit: Normal

Penalties

Penalty for shortcut: light





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