Gran Turismo Sport is here, and… it isn’t the Gran Turismo that millions worldwide have come to know and love, that is for sure. The game has pared back the almost famous excess and bloat that the series was famous for, and instead we are left with a trimmed down racer with an almost singular focus on online events and live racing.
There’s still a bit to chew through in this game, however- and in this guide, we walk you through it. We have basic tips and tricks here, we explain customization and tuning, we explore some of the fastest cars in the game, we talk about the fastest way to earn credits, take you through all the cars, the single player campaign, and show you the Trophies.
So… let’s get started, then.
SINGLE PLAYER CAMPAIGN WALKTHROUGH
Yes, there is still a single player mode in this game, though it is nothing like the great, content packed single player campaigns and modes that the previous games used to have. It’s far more stripped back, and also lacks the nuance of GT Mode. Nevertheless, if you need help making your way through it- and there is no shame in that- then here is a video walkthrough for it.
BASIC TIPS AND TRICKS
Okay, so once you start actually playing this game, you will find that it is rather different from other titles of its ilk- that includes other racers (including other equivalent sim racers like Forza) as well as other Gran Turismo games. So you might find yourself not doing as well as you are used to in these titles- that’s where we come in with these tips and tricks.
- PRACTICE: Goes without saying, right? You need to learn how the game and its mechanics work before you go online for some real racing. Which brings me to my next two points:
- FINISH THE CIRCUIT EXPERIENCE FIRST. This is a part of the career mode- you want to spend some time here trying to get a gold on everything before you even think about going online
- DO SOME LAPS IN YOUR OPPONENTS’ CARS. Basically, understand their cars. Understand what they are good at, and what they are not- if, for instance, you know that they are weak with cornering and turns, use that to your advantage when you actually race your opponent
- ADJUST TRACTION CONTROL ON THE FLY. Traction control can help you have a better handle and grip on your car- use the D-Pad from within the cockpit view to adjust it as you race, and change it often.
FASTEST WAY TO EARN MONEY AND CREDITS
Put simply, you need money to buy cars, and you need a wide range of cars to do well in this game. So how do you go about earning money? Surprisingly enough, not by playing the multiplayer races. Those turn out to be the slowest way to accrue cash at a meaningful pace. Instead, try the following tips and tricks:
- The Circuit Experience. Yes, again. You see, getting a Gold ranking for each sector of the track will earn you around 40,000 credits, and racing the full lap will earn you even m0re- this makes this the fastest way to earn credits in the game. Sadly, the Circuit Experience is very hard- so keep that in mind.
- Complete Mission Challenge and Driving School. An individual challenge or task in and of itself isn’t worth much- but sheer volume can be your friend here.
And now, some videos showing you some neat ways to farm money quickly. Note: Use these methods at your own discretion.
FASTEST CAR IN THE GAME
While there are many cars for you to choose from in Gran Turismo Sport, there is one car that rises above all the others, with 2500+ HP and a bone shattering top speed: the SRT Tomahawk VGT, which goes up to 611 km/h. Don’t believe us? We have proof.
ALL CARS IN THE GAME
180 cars definitely isn’t as much as the series is known for having- it’s actually about a 10% of the total cars that Gran Turismo 6 had, as an example. But it’s still enough that trying to keep track of them all can make your head spin. Thankfully, you don’t have to- the video below walks you through literally every single car that there is in the game. Over time, more cars will be made available as DLC.
CUSTOMIZATION AND LIVERY
Visual customizations for your car (such as paintjobs and livery) can change how it looks. The videos below go more into detail on those:
To customize your car, you want to go to the Garage. You will be able to adjust and customize your car in excruciating detail. To lay it all out, the following is what all you can expect to tweak:
- Power-To-Weight Ratio
- Power Ratio
- Car Weight
- Differential Gear
- Limited Slip Differential
- LSD Acceleration Sensitivity
- LSD Initial Torque
- LSD Braking Sensitivity
- Spring Rate
- Ride Height
- Toe Angle
- Negative Camber Angle
- Top Speed
- Gear Ratio
- Final Gear
Brakes and Tires
Gran Turismo Platinum Trophy
Acquired all Gran Turismo Sport trophies!
Record Number of Wins
Matched Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 F1 victories
Record Number of Races
Matched Rubens Barrichello’s record of 322 F1 races
Matched Ayrton Senna’s record of 65 pole positions
Unlocked the Ending Movie
Earned Gold in all Circuit Experiences
No Longer a Novice
Earned Gold in all Driving School challenges
The Real Sector King
Earned Gold in all Sector King challenges in Mission Challenge
Earned Gold in all Mission Challenge races
Earned Gold in all Pylon challenges in Mission Challenge
Earned Gold in all Special Rallies in Mission Challenge
Earned Gold in all Catch Up challenges in Mission Challenge
Earned Gold in all Speed challenges in Mission Challenge
Right on Time
Earned Gold in all Time Rallies in Mission Challenge
One Lap Wonder
Earned Gold in all One-lap challenges in Mission Challenge
Drove for a total of 62.5 miles (approx. 100km)
Recorded a speed of 187 mph (approx. 300km/h)
My First Car
Bought your first car
Recorded your first ever victory!
Route 66 Racer
Drove for a total of 2,451 miles (approx. 3,945km), the length of the USA’s famous Route 66
Acquired a total of 10 cars
Drove for a total of 24 hours
Earned Bronze in all Driving School challenges
Welcome to the Nordschleife
Completed your first lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife
Earned Bronze in all Circuit Experiences
Earned a total of 1,000 Drift Points
Earned a total of 100,000 Drift Points
Earned a total of 1,000,000 Drift Points
Reached Level 15
Reached Level 25
Reached Level 40
Reached Level 50
King of the Ovals
Drove a total of 500 miles (approx. 806km) on oval tracks
Took 100 or more Scapes shots or race photos
The Charm of Customization
Showed off your first car customized with the Livery Editor
Master of Manners
Unlocked Sport Mode after Completing all Racing Etiquette Lessons.
A Promise of Greatness
Completed any Driving School challenge at least one second faster than the Gold time
Run, Run, Run!
Earned your first Daily Workout
Fully tuned a car for the first time using Mileage Points.
Souvenir from Le Mans
Took a Scapes shot featuring the Circuit de la Sarthe and the Audi R18 (Audi Sport Team Joest)
Souvenir from the Nürburgring
Took a Scapes shot featuring the Nürburgring and a BMW Gr.3 car