Gran Turismo 7 Difficulty Settings Explained

Gran Turismo 7 Difficulty Settings Explained
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
June 6, 2022

Looking for the best difficulty settings to race in Gran Turismo 7?

As you can imagine picking the right difficulty settings for your current skills level will make the whole experience way more enjoyable.

As you’ll see each race and mission will have a certain amount of red chilly peppers to symbolize the level of difficulty.

The more peppers there are, the harder it will be.

gt7 difficulty settings

For those who are new to the game, or haven’t played in a while we recommend starting with 0 to 1 pepper and not more.

This will give you a good challenge, but won’t be too frustrating.

As you get better at the game then you’ll be able to move up to more peppers.

If you’re finding the game too easy, or not challenging enough then you can always adjust the difficulty settings in the options menu.

Here is a run through of what each of the difficulty setting entails:

Easy settings

As the name suggests, this difficulty is just that: easy.

You will find it pretty easy to win races on this setting as the AI cars will make plenty of mistakes.

This is the perfect place to start if you are new to the game or just want to take things slow and easy.

Normal settings

You will find that the AI cars are more challenging than on the easy settings but are still beatable with some practice.

In fact this setting is perfect for those who want a challenge without it being too difficult.

Remember that if you’ll make mistakes it will not be as easy to recover as on the easy setting, in fact you will very likely lose the race as a consequence.

Hard settings

This is where things get really challenging as the AI cars will be set to their maximum potential.

You will need to be at your best if you want to win on this setting and even then it might not be enough.

However, this is the perfect place for those who are looking for a really challenging experience and sweat it out until they come on top.

Extra settings

There are also a couple of extra settings that go above and beyond the standard difficulty levels and those include the assists like ABS, traction control and automatic/manual shifting.

These can be turned on or off depending on your preference but we recommend keeping them on at least in the beginning.

Assists like ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and TC (Traction Control) can help you avoid spinning out or losing control of your car in general, so they are definitely worth having turned on while getting started with GT7.


So here were our thoughts on the best difficulty settings for Gran Turismo 7.

As always, it really depends on your personal skills and preferences but we hope that our guide helped you make an informed decision.

If you want a challenge, then go for the harder difficulty levels, but if you’re just starting out then we definetely recommend trying something easier.

Happy sim racing!

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About the autor

Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.






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