Knowing the best starting cars in Gran Turismo 7 will really help you get off to a good start in your first few hours of racing. You won’t be riding in Porsche GT racers or Ferrari supercars at the start of Gran Turismo 7, so make yourself comfortable in the world of racing with these ordinary road cars for a Sunday on the track. As you complete the menu books you expand your car collection and gradually get better cars and access to higher speed races, but these starter cars are some of the best you can choose for your first races in Gran Turismo 7.
Best starting cars in Gran Turismo 7:
During your first few hours of racing in Gran Turismo 7, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to unlock and purchase a variety of low-end cars to compete in. We think these are the best ones to look for to add to your Garage, and you can find details on how to unlock each below:
- Toyata Aqua S’11: Versatile hot hatch for your first few hours of racing at lower PP levels. This car is one of three that you can afford at the used car dealership from the start of the game.
- Honda Fit Hybrid ’14: A slightly cheaper alternative to the Toyota Aqua S with slightly lower stats. This car is one of three that you can afford at the used car dealership from the start of the game.
- Mini Cooper S ’65: A dynamic, classic 1960s car that’s great against cars from a similar era, but can be outdone by anything more modern.
- Suzuki Swift Sport ’17: A sportier step up from the Toyota Aqua S with a turbo engine and a bit more power in a similar hatchback shape.
- Honda Integra Type R (DC2) ’98: One of the most powerful cars you’ll get in your first few hours of racing and definitely one to master right from the start.
Toyata Aqua S 2011
The Toyota Aqua S is a great all-rounder for your first car pick – when you first go to the used car dealership for the tutorial, you can buy this car for 14,300 credits. If you don’t choose it at this point, you can earn it as a gift by placing third or better in one of the races in your first menu.
Of your three starting options, this is the most expensive, but has the highest PP rating. It has good acceleration thanks to its hybrid engine and handles well. This car can easily serve you through your first hours of Gran Turismo 7, and can go further with additional tuning parts.
2014 Honda Fit Hybrid
The Honda Fit Hybrid in Gran Turismo 7 is quite similar to the Toyota Aqua. Its 1,300 Credits has a lower PP, but still has good stats that won’t make it a bad choice at the used car dealership — it’ll also save you 1,300 Credits over the Aqua. You can unlock this car as a gift if you place in the top three in the Autodromo Lago Maggiore Sunday Cup race.
Mini Cooper S 1965
You will unlock the Mini Cooper in Gran Turismo 7 by placing third or higher in the Goodwood Sunday Cup Classic race as part of the European Classic Compacts Collection Menu Book. Of the three cars in this collection, this is by far the best with a default PP rating of 251.10 compared to the classic Volkswagen Beetle PP of 177.02. Obviously, it’s a bit lower than any of the three starting Japanese compacts, so it’s definitely a car to be reserved for classic racing only, but it’s still nice to have.
Suzuki Swift Sport 2017
This 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport looks like the next step up from the Toyota Aqua S you might have started your Gran Turismo racing career with. It has a bit more power and a lighter body, which makes it more agile overall. You have a chance to unlock the Suzuki Swift Sport in a lucky draw after winning the High Speed Ring Track Day Championship, or you’ll unlock it by placing in the top three of any of the FF Sports Cars Collection Menu Book.
Honda Integra Type R (DC2) 1998
The Honda Integra Type R is a classic Japanese sports car from the 90s that combines good speed with solid handling. This certainly makes it one of the most difficult cars to drive at first, especially for new Gran Turismo players – although we have some Gran Turismo 7 tips to help you out. Mastering your cornering abilities will allow you to outsmart the competition and secure the top spot on the podium.
Like the Suzuki Swift Sport, you have a chance to unlock this car through a lucky draw after winning the High Speed Ring Track Day Championship, or you’ll unlock it by placing in the top three of the race Japanese FF Challenge 450 at the high speed ring. After unlocking this car you will start getting more modern sports cars with higher PP ratings via menu books, but the Integra Type R can really hold its own and will be great with some extra tuning.