This week’s GT Sport time trials head to a pair of Japanese tracks in the name of proving that power is nothing without control…
The first of the two events features the most powerful real cars in the game, in the shape of the Gr.1 race cars. These are the exact vehicles you’ll find racing at — and in some cases winning — the Le Mans 24 Hours across the years, with a couple of interlopers from the Vision GT project.
You’ll take them to the Autopolis circuit. The tight, twisty, and adverse camber corners of Autopolis are not a natural home for these machines; they may have big wings, but some of the 1980s and 1990s cars in particular were made for high speeds and long, sweeping bends.
If the first time trial is a scary recipe, you’ll really need your wits about you for the second trial. This features one of the trickiest regular road cars in almost its ultimate street guise: the Porsche 911 (993) Carrera RS Club Sport. The ‘RSCS’ is essentially a limited run road car specifically for homologation purposes — a car that a manufacturer builds a big enough number of to pretend it’s a production car to qualify for a race series.
For the second time trial, as usual, you’ll have the full freedom of GT Sport‘s tuning menus to tweak out the worst of the car’s behavior. At least with Fuji Speedway as a venue you’ll have a big straight to take a breather.
Time Trial mode is a global competition, ranking your best time against all players worldwide, not just those in your region as with other Sport Mode events. These two time trials will run through to January 30, when two further events will replace them.
Gr.1 Super Lap
Track: Autopolis International Racing Course
Car: Gr.1 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Hard
Power/Weight Limit: None
Porsche 911 Carrera Super Lap/Tuning Allowed
Track: Fuji International Speedway
Car: Porsche 911 (993) Carrera RS CS ’95 – Garage Car
Tires: Sports Hard
Power/Weight Limit: N/A
Featured image courtesy of Mat123.
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