Latest Gran Turismo 7 Weekly Challenges and Online Time Trial - Honda, The Gathering 
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Latest Gran Turismo 7 Weekly Challenges and Online Time Trial: Honda, The Gathering 

Gran Turismo 7

A new set of Weekly Challenges in single-player, including a Special Event, plus a Lap Time Challenge are now available within Gran Turismo 7 – and they feature several Hondas. 

It’s a Thursday, and that means in post-Spec II Gran Turismo 7 life not only is there a new Online Time Trial, but there’s a new Weekly Challenge setlist too. So, in between answering the door to a bevy of last-minute Christmas present deliveries, here’s your guide to the latest events. 

Gran Turismo 7 Weekly Challenges, w/c 21 December 2023 

As ever, there are five weekly challenges for single-player Gran Turismo 7, found within the bonus green menu area at World Circuits. 

Gran Turismo 7 Weekly Challenges 21st December 2023

These consist of four existing events, plus one new limited-time ‘special event’ which is only available between 21st and the end of 27th December 2023. Completing this, plus re-playing the four other events will unlock bonuses. 

Here are the events for this week: 

  • Sunday Cup, BB Raceway – Any road car, two laps – 1st 5,000 credits 
  • European Sunday Cup 500, Brands Hatch Grand Prix – Any road car from UK, Germany, France Italy or Austria, two laps – 1st 10,000 credits 
  • World Touring Car 600, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Rallycross Layout – Any car 600pp or less, dirt tyres – 1st 45,000 credits 
  • Special Event, Watkins Glen Long Course – ‘One Make’, Honda Civic Type R (EK) ‘97/’98/Touring Car – 1st 81,000 credits 
  • World Touring Car 800, Nürburgring Endurance – Any 800pp or less (Gr.3 recommended), racing tyres, 5x consumption, 10x wear – 1st 200,000 credits 

A straightforward selection this time around, apart from the Nürburgring event which is lengthy. The maximum payout from the races alone, before the potential of a 50 per cent Clean Race Bonus augmentation, is 341,000 credits. 

Gran Turismo 7 reward ticket weekly challenge

As you complete the events, you’ll also earn bonus prizes, which this week are as follows: 

  • Complete one event – credit ticket, 100,000 
  • Complete three events – credit ticket, 150,000 
  • Complete five events – credit ticket 500,000 

Not forgetting, of course, that you’ll easily complete your Daily Workout (26.219 miles) in the process for an extra roulette ticket. 

Gran Turismo 7 GR3 Nurburgring

If you happen to have an expansive Gran Turismo 7 garage, the first two Sunday Cup events can be completed in a canter with something like the Ferrari Vision GT. Something like a Subaru WRX Gr.B road car with dirt tyres will work well for the rallycross event if you have one. 

That leaves the ‘one make’ Honda event with the prescribed vehicles and the Nürburgring event where Gr.3 is the most appropriate – although, if you’re feeling sneaky the Gr.2 Audi RS 5 from the DTM can be entered. 

Gran Turismo 7 Online Time Trial, w/c 21st December 2023 

The latest Lap Time Challenge will once again see you setting your best lap against the online leaderboard. Open for two weeks, between 21st December 2023 and early morning on 4th January 2024, you’ll be driving around the lesser-spotted ‘short’ layout of Fuji Speedway in any Gr.2 car of choice. 

Gran Turismo 7 Online Time Challenge Lap Time 21st December 2023

It seems like the Honda NSX from 2016’s SUPER GT season is the weapon of choice here. Its mid-engine layout helps with turn-in in the final sector of the lap – but if you find it a little too twitchy, plump for the Nissan GT-R NISMO from the same year. 

For the first corner, brake just before the rumble strip starts on the left, all the way down to first gear before short shifting up on the corner exit. For the 90-degree right in the middle of the lap, where a chicane usually resides, use the overhead Dunlop banner as a marker, braking just after it and down into third. 

Gran Turismo 7 Honda NSX SUPER GT 2016

The tricky final sector is all about downshifting to first at the corner entry and shifting to third as soon as possible in the mid-corner. 

As ever, reward payouts are on a sliding scale and paid out once entry is closed on the 4th: 

  • Within 3% of the world record time – Gold – 2,000,000 credits 
  • Within 5% of the world record time – Silver – 1,000,000 credits 
  • Within 10% of the world record time – Bronze – 250,000 credits 

Below are the most important regulations: 

  • Entry Period: 21st December 2023 – 6:59 am GMT 4th January 2024 
  • Track: Fuji International Speedway (Short) 
  • Car category: Gr.2 (Your garage or event rental) 
  • Useable tyres: Racing medium, intermediate or wet 
  • BoP/Tuning Prohibited: Mid-speed 
  • Car settings: Specified 
  • Shortcut penalty, wall collision penalty: Invalidate time 

OverTake’s recommended car: Honda NSX CONCEPT-GT ‘16 (Gr.2) 

Gran Turismo 7 Lap Time Challenge Online Fuji

Don’t forget, logging into Gran Turismo 7 during the holiday period provides in-game prizes too. Let us know if you set a good Lap Time Challenge time on X, @OverTake_GG, or in the comments below.