Gran Turismo 7 Drift Setup And Tune - Our Best Yet! (Drift University)

By Kireth | Aug 11, 2022

Welcome back to another episode of Kireth Esports Drift University. Today we have an exciting discussion about our most loved tune on Gran Turismo 7, specifically for the Fairlady Z Version S (Z33) 2007 edition. This episode will guide you through a detailed setup and tune of this car while comparing it with other vehicles in various aspects such as high and low-speed performance, transition in angle, holding angles, and overall sendability of the car.

The Fairlady Z Version S (Z33) 2007 Edition

This model is undoubtedly our favorite in GT7. Its natural grip, combined with the right tuning, provides a smooth and comfortable drifting experience. While it may not be as grippy as the Corvette or as slippery as the S15, the Fairlady Z finds a sweet spot that lends itself perfectly to drifting.

The Setup

Starting off, we utilize comfort hard tires. These maintain a uniform drift experience across lobbies, making tandem drifts smoother. The car's height is adjusted with an increment of 10 clicks in the rear and 20 in the front, balancing the weight distribution toward the rear.

The suspension and anti-roll bars are set up to be fairly soft, given the car's inherent grippiness. The differential is fully locked out to ensure predictability and consistency, crucial in competitive drifting.

As for aerodynamics, minimal adjustments were made. The Fairlady Z already possesses a significant grip, so it was deemed unnecessary to look for additional grip via aerodynamics. The ECU and performance adjustments were left at their maximum.

In terms of transmission, a top speed of 270 km/h was set with a slightly longer gear ratio than usual. Primarily, third and fourth gears would be your sweet spots. The car's brake bias is set to negative four to the front. The brake system, while using racing brake pads, remains stock, making it more manageable during tandem drifting.

Performance Judging

In a high-speed section, the Fairlady Z scores around 6 out of 10. It's not the highest horsepower car, but with its power, it can still handle a good angle.

When it comes to lower-speed sections, the car excels with a solid 9 out of 10. The car feels most comfortable here and is a joy to drive.

As for transitioning into angles, considering both low and high-speed sections, the Fairlady Z earns a 7 out of 10. It can hold a decent amount of angle at high speeds and does exceptionally well at lower speeds.

Lastly, in terms of sendability, this car gets a resounding yes, scoring a 9 out of 10. Whether you're trying to send a few backies or throw in a reverse entry, the car handles it with ease.


In total, the Fairlady Z Version S (Z33) 2007 edition scores 39 out of 50, making it a great option for drifting in Gran Turismo 7. It's an excellent car for anyone looking to get into the world of drifting or improve their skills, offering a comfortable and enjoyable drifting experience.

As always, remember that a large part of what makes a good drift car comes down to the setup. Having the right setup can make a huge difference, and we believe the setup we've provided here is a great starting point for anyone looking to drift with the Fairlady Z in Gran Turismo 7.

We hope you enjoyed this episode of Kireth Esports Drift University. Stay tuned for more, and remember, keep drifting and have fun!