How to make a drift car in Gran Turismo 7

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Gran Turismo 7 isn't the first game that comes to mind when we think about drifting. GT7 has billed itself as being about more than just racing, and that certainly rings true. How do you set up your car to be a good drifter, though?

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Well, it's actually surprisingly easy. We're here to walk you through how to do so in GT7!

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Choosing the right car

Before we go about modifying your car, you first need to ensure you're on the right path. Some cars are faster than others out on the track, and the same goes with drifting.

You could tune your pick-up truck to be as drift-ready as possible, but it still won't be as good as a sports car.

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In our experience, the best cars for drifting are Japanese sports cars from the 90s and early 2000s. We managed to purchase this 1997 Toyota MR2 GT-S from the Used Car market for just over 50,000 credits.

The Used Car Dealership is the place to go, as Brand Central only has cars from 2001 onwards. The real hidden gems are often discovered in here.

Hit the tuning shop

So, you've got your car, now you need to optimise its performance for drifting. A bit like racing, you'll need your car to be as powerful, light and agile as possible.

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So, areas such as weight reduction, body rigidity, suspension, engine and air filter upgrades will massively improve your car's drifting capabilities.

Some areas you won't have to be concerned with are brakes and, perhaps surprisngly, the tyres. You won't need grippy tyres for drifting, as your car will need to effectively lose traction to be able to get sideways like that.

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Are there any drifting events in GT7?

Sadly, no. Gran Turismo 7 doesn't have any drifting events in its single player modes. That means there's no scoring system mechanic available either, but there is a possible way around this.

You could always meetup with a friend online and compete against each other to hold the longest drift, lengthiest drift, etc... Around a circuit of your choice.

It is always possible that Polyphony could add this feature in later, but we'll have to wait and see what comes up in GT7's regular updates.