Gran Turismo 7 Menu Book 13 Guide
Menu Book 13 introduces another new Pavilion, Missions! Missions allow you to get a taste for racing in all sorts of different situations. You are immediately tasked with completing Deep Forest’s ‘The Pass’ in the mission ‘The Magic Mountain’. As usual, Bronze or better is required.
As usual, before starting this Mission, we headed to the Garage to collect our daily Roulette Ticket. After (predictably) winning the smallest prize available, our balance was sitting at 446,350 credits.
After navigating to Missions at the top left of the map, select Magic Mountain, and you will see a selection of events.
Gran Turismo 7 Menu Book 13: Mission Challenge Deep Forest - Turn 1
The first Mission puts us in a Honda 180SX Type X ‘96, and you will need to overtake four cars in the first corner of Deep Forest Raceway. This one isn’t too difficult, all you need to do is be smooth around the corner and you will succeed. Overtake on the left of the Copen, and then follow the Abarth towards the corner. Brake early, and sneak up on the inside of the Abarth into the turn. Stay tight to the kerb, and gradually get on the power, letting the car drift to the right hand side of the circuit on the exit to pass the Fiat 500.
You’ll collect 6,000 credits for gold in this event.
That’s all you have to do for this Menu Book! Head back to the Cafe to continue.
Gran Turismo 7 Menu Book 14 Guide
Menu book 14 is a collection Menu Book, and you will be collecting Ford Mustangs! These will include the Ford Mustang Boss 439 ‘69, These races will take place in the USA, and we’ll be using the car you won at the end of Menu Book 12 to compete. For us, it was the Chevrolet Corvette C3, but you might be using the Camaro or the Mustang Mach 1. Go to your Garage now and change to this car.
Once you’ve switched to your American Muscle, head to the Tuning Shop and we’re gonna upgrade this bad boy. Our Corvette is starting with 444 PP, but we’re going to upgrade to around 550. As ever, the first upgrade we’re gonna purchase is the Sports: Soft tyres, these cost 3,800 credits and will be super useful, especially around Laguna Seca and Willow Springs. Next up, we’re going to add a touch of extra power, buying the Fully Customisable Computer from the Semi-Racing section for 5,000 credits. Finally, we’re purchasing the Racing Air Filter, from the Racing section, for 2,500 credits.
The final item we are going to buy is the Fully Customisable Transmission. This is going to allow us to adjust the top speed of our Corvette, which is going to be handy for the first race, Blue Moon Raceway.
Gran Turismo 7 Menu Book 14: American FR Challenge 550 Blue Moon Speedway
As you arrive, you’ll be introduced to Nicolas Rubilar, who will give you a suggestion to try drafting in this race. Yes. We agree. Always draft in this game!
Before starting this race, go to car settings (either in the Garage or from the pre-race screen), and adjust the top speed of the Fully Customisable Transmission. This controls the top speed of your car, and it’s acceleration. A good rule of thumb for this setting is to adjust the top speed so that you are just reaching your cars maximum speed at the end of the longest straight on whichever circuit you are racing at. For this event, we adjusted the top speed of the Corvette to 270kph.
Once you start the race, take care into Turn One. Blue Moon Speedway has only three corners, but turn one requires the heaviest braking and the ‘vette has a tendency to slide, often resulting in us facing the wrong direction. We found it easiest to brake into 3rd gear before you start turning, and then gradually come back onto the power as you go around the corner.
Turn Two you can take completely flat, following an Out-In-Out line, being gentle with the steering for the fastest way through. Turn Three doesn’t have as much banking, so brake down into 4th gear and gradually ease your way around.
Gran Turismo 7 Menu Book 14: American FR Challenge 550 Laguna Seca
For the second race, we head to Laguna Seca. This circuit is one of our favourites, and if you haven’t raced here before, you’re in for a treat! The track is fun, and the famous corkscrew section is one of the most iconic corners in America!
Before starting the race, adjust your top speed to around 210kph. You won’t need as much top speed as you did at Blue Moon, and the car will accelerate faster as a result. You should easily win this race with these settings.
Finish in the top three here to claim the Ford Mustang Mach 1 ‘17, and victory will earn you 10,000 credits.
Gran Turismo 7 Menu Book 14: American FR Challenge 550 Willow Springs
The final race in this Menu Book takes place at Willow Springs, right at sunset. Willow Springs is another iconic USA destination in Gran Turismo, and the desert track can be a little more challenging. Long corners with little banking require careful throttle control and patience. Particularly in the long final corner, which tightens up at the end, it is easy to run wide onto the start/finish straight and lose a lot of time. Be gentle with your throttle acceleration here, and don’t be afraid to lift off if you find yourself drifting off the track. It’s much better to lose a little time on the asphalt than a lot of time on the dirt!
A top-three finish here will earn you the Mustang GT ‘15, and victory will earn you another 10,000 credits and complete Menu Book 14.