Gran Turismo 7 Menu Book 11 Guide
For Menu Book 11, you are given a French Hot Hatches Collection to complete. You’ll have to acquire a Citroen DS 3 Racing ‘11, a Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport ‘14, and a Renault Clio R.S. 220 Trophy ‘16. You may have already earned the Renault from the National B Licence, but we’ll cover all three races anyway.
Before we get started, we had another roulette ticket to claim, for daily driving.
Anyway, the first event for this Menu Book is the European Sunday Cup 500, at Deep Forest Raceway. You need to have a car from the UK, Germany, France, Italy, or Austria, so use your Renault Clio RS.
Just like before, we took ours to the Tuning Shop and purchased some Sports Soft tyres, for 3,800 credits. This is entirely optional, but the purposes of this guide is to give you an easy route through these Menu Books, and a tyres upgrade definitely helps with that.
If you don’t want to use the Clio, go to the event screen and select Change Car, you can see what other vehicles are eligible to enter.
GT7 Menu Book 11: European Sunday Cup 500 - Deep Forest Raceway
Before the race, you’ll be introduced to another face, Florent Pagandet, who gives you some advice. He says to master Deep Forest, you need to do well through the S-bend section, and control throttle on the inclines. The track has a somewhat tricky section in the middle with a few esses, finding the optimal line through here may take a bit of practice but as long as you don’t enter the corners too fast and run wide you shouldn’t lose too much speed. Finish this race in first and you will earn 10,000 credits, plus another 5,000 if you achieved the clean race bonus, as well as the Citroen DS 3 Racing ‘11.
GT7 Menu Book 11: European Sunday Cup 500 - Sardegna Road Track B
The second event takes place at Sardegna, and is introduced by Mikail Hizal, who tells you he’s been interested in cars since age three. We’re taking our Renault Clio again, with it’s Sports Soft tyres. This circuit is fairly straightforward, the AI are not very quick around here and you should easily pass them. Our biggest challenge was not getting distracted by the mountain views. We ran wide right at the end after getting distracted and lost our clean race bonus, collecting only 10,000 credits for the win, and the Peugeot 208 GTi.
GT7 Menu Book 11: European Sunday Cup 500 - Brands Hatch 500
The third race takes place at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, where our old friend Coque Lopez tells us we should try to get our National A Licence. Brands Hatch is a narrow circuit in places, so you’ll be glad of those sports tyres, and the Grand Prix Circuit is significantly longer than the Indy Circuit layout we raced at last time we were here.
This race is completely unnecessary for this Menu Book, but you can earn some extra credits and complete the Sunday Cup 500 so why not?!
We won an extra 15,000 here (10,000 + 5,000 clean race bonus), bringing our balance up to 338,850.
Gran Turismo 7 Menu book 12 Guide
Ok, so for this Menu Book, you need to complete the Petite Course de France Championship. Before starting, we had a roulette ticket to claim, so we headed to the garage and claimed it.
With that little mystery tucked away, it’s time to head over to the World Circuits section. Here, you’ll find a range of championships to participate in. Look towards the bottom of the list and select the Petite Course de France Championship. This championship isn’t a marathon – it’s a quick sprint of just two races. Both of these races will take you through the scenic Alsace Village. In one, you’ll be racing the conventional route, and in the other, you’ll face the challenge of the reverse track. The double feature at the same location may feel a bit unusual, almost as if the track selection meeting happened at 4:40pm on a Friday afternoon!
As we gear up for these races, we receive a warm welcome from our reliable companions, Coque Lopez and Beauvois. Always full of wisdom, Coque shares an essential tip with us about the importance of picking the right tyres to prevent unwanted squealing during sharp turns. This advice leads us to the conclusion that ‘sticky’ tyres are the way to go. In particular, the Sports Soft tyres seem ideal for the job.
So, if you haven’t gotten your hands on these tyres yet, it’s time to visit the tuning store. There, you can equip your Renault Clio R.S. 220 Trophy ‘16 with a fresh set of Sports Soft tyres. Don’t worry about any additional upgrades. With this set of tyres on your Renault, you’ll be in the prime position to sail through this series with ease.
GT7 Menu Book 12: Petite Course de France ALsace Village
The point allocation system for this championship remains consistent with previous ones, so it feel familiar. To recap, the points are distributed as follows: the winner earns 12 points, second place receives 10, third place gets 8, fourth place is awarded 6, and the pattern continues, decrementing two points for each subsequent position.
The race takes place on the broad, sweeping bends of the Alsace Village Circuit. Its generous width encourages racers to utilize the entire breadth of the track. With careful maneuvering and judicious use of the track, you’ll find overtaking the AI competitors a breeze.
Our efforts in the first race netted us a handsome reward: 15,000 credits as the primary winnings. On top of that, our clean, collision-free race secured an additional 7,500 credits as a bonus, bringing the total earnings to a substantial 22,500 credits. Plus, winning the race added a valuable 12 points to our championship tally. With a solid start like this, we’re well on our way to securing the Championship!
GT7 Menu Book 12: Petite Course de France ALsace Village Reverse
Race Two! Just like Race One, but in REVERSE.
Exciting, isn’t it? Alongside the track switch-up, we also have a surprise guest, Florent Pagandet. He takes a moment to share a few words about wine and impart some valuable racing wisdom, focusing specifically on the distinction between flat and banked corners.
Alsace’s circuit is indeed a delight to race on, but one element to stay alert to is the camber of corners. This attribute can drastically impact the degree of your car’s turn and the speed you can maintain while cornering. The difference is quite pronounced when comparing a banked corner to a flat one.
However, if you performed well in the first race, you should find this race similarly achievable. The maximum reward remains at 15,000 credits, and with a victory, another 30,000 credits will be added to your account for winning the championship. Plus, you’ll be awarded a trophy—albeit not the tallest one you’ve ever seen.
After collecting your prize, you’ll get another random card pick. the game will present you with silver cards for the first time, and you’ll be drawing from three classic American muscle cars. The Chevrolet Corvette (C3) ‘69, a Chevrolet Camaro Z28 ‘69, and a Ford Mustang Mach 1 ‘71. We won the Corvette!
Head back to the Cafe to finish this Menu Book.
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.