What is the Slipstream Effect in Gran Turismo 7?
The slipstream effect is a gameplay mechanic in Gran Turismo 7 (GT7) that simulates the air pressure and resistance experienced by two cars where one is ahead and the other is behind. Knowing how to take advantage of slipstream effect is particularly useful for overtaking the vehicle in front of you if you have similar horsepower.
When trying to catch up to a vehicle down a straight, try to tail them by driving directly behind them. This will cause your car to experience less air resistance and drag than the car ahead, allowing you to gain on your opponent and overtake them.
Factors that Affect Slipstream
The current temperature of the track affects the strength of the slipstream effect in the game. Try to consider things like the time of day, weather, and air density as these make a difference in the amount of slipstream you can take advantage of when trying to overtake cars down a straight.