Gran Turismo fans know that the franchise has a long history of offering the best of the best in racing cars, as well as top-notch graphics. Races and gameplay in the story mode are extremely realistic and mimic real-life racing as much as possible.
Gran Turismo 7, in particular, is paving the way for a new wave of simulated racing with over 400 cars to choose from and earn through racing events. Since there are many types of tracks, targets and body styles in GT7, ‘best’ can be considered relative. Still, there are some that are clearly preferred over others.
6 Dodge SRT Tomahawk X VGT
The SRT Tomahawk is an almost universal fan favorite in Gran Turismo 7. It is without a doubt the fastest car option in the game and has a unique futuristic look that makes it as fun as it is sleek. The engine is 7,000 cc, with a maximum power output of 2,586 horsepower (Brake Horse Power), meaning the Tomahawk handles well in addition to sheer speed.
This 4WD (four-wheel drive) sports car will earn you 1,000,000 credits in the Dodge section of the Brand Central in the store. While that might mean saving up to get it, you’ll have so much fun kicking the metal that you won’t have time to miss the cars you skipped.
5 Ford Focus Gr.B Rally
Rally cars are the rougher and dirtier side of the racing world, and in GT7 the Ford Focus Gr.B Rally is one of the best rally cars you can get. It offers a 1,999 CC engine and has a maximum power of 538 horsepower. This may seem low – especially compared to other cars in the game – but traditionally anything above 200 horsepower is a speed you can feel in a car, and anything above 500 horsepower marks the car as a high-performing sports car.
Another 4WD car, this Focus can be purchased for 450,000 credits in the Ford section of the Brand Central store.
4 Jaguar VGT SV
The Jaguar VGT SV is a concept car developed for Gran Turismo based on the Jaguar VGT Coupé. It is an electric car with 1,876 horsepower and 4WD. The Coupé is based on a top speed of 255 MPH and can go from zero to 60 in less than a minute.
Jaguars have always been a favorite in racing games for their dramatic speed increases and beautiful aesthetics, and the VGT SV is no different. For 1,000,000 credits in the Jaguar section of the Brand Central store, this speed demon can be yours.
3 Mazda Demio XD Touring ’15
Mazdas have left their mark on racing communities around the world, and the Mazda Demio in GT7 is a testament to that. With 1,498 CCs in the engine, plus Turbo, this little car will float. The drivetrain is FF, which means front-wheel drive motor, or in plain language, it’s a lighter body with a motor that’s meant to zoom.
The max horsepower of this Mazda is 103 hp, which makes it an excellent car for beginners, which just happens to be a way to get it into the game (check the Used Dealers section). The other way is to buy it for 19,500 credits from the Mazda section of the Brand Central store.
2 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 2 ’86
The Peugeot 205 Turbo is technically a different rally car and as such has quite a powerful engine. With 1,769 CCs and a max power of 456 HP, it can handle any rough and rocky terrain the game can throw at it, and much more.
A 4WD car that can be unlocked after completing one of the Gr.B Rally Car menu book races, you win it as a prize when you get to the top three in one of the Rally car races on offer. If you care more about the looks of your car then this may not be the car you are looking for as it looks just like an 80s car used for racing but if you want speed and agility then then this is it.
1 Porsche 911 GT3 (997) ’09
This Porsche has a 3,797 CC engine, with a maximum power of 428 hp, which means it handles decently and has an almost top speed on the track. The drivetrain is RR, which means the rear-wheel drive engine is rear-wheel drive, which is a technical way of saying that the weight of the engine is mainly in the rear and is therefore distributed in such a way as to make acceleration easier.
You have a few ways to get your hands on the Porsche 911, which is one of the reasons it’s a favorite among racers. You can buy it for 160,000 credits from the Porsche section of the Brand Central store, or from the Used Dealership for slightly less than that (although it won’t be in top condition). Finally, you can get it to finish in the top three in the Pan American Championship race, so if you’re confident in your abilities, this might be the way to go.
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