It’s a new week, new month, new year, and new decade, and the first GT Sport Time Trials of the 2020s bring a classic GT feel with a brand new vibe. Both tracks are part of the game’s post-launch update content, as is the car you’ll use in at least one of the events.
The first time trial takes you to the Tokyo Expressway South circuit. Here you’ll take on the Inner Loop — that’s the one without the triple-right hander in the container area — with the brand new Ford GT. It’s a relatively straightforward trial, with fixed settings and tires, although the Sports Soft options should provide plenty of grip. Unusually you get to play with the power and weight settings of the GT, with up to 646hp available and a minimum weight of 1385kg.
California hosts the second time trial, with the new-but-old Laguna Seca circuit. Now called WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, the track has been part of Gran Turismo since GT2 back in 1999. That means its recent addition in GT Sport makes it the only track in the history of the series to be in games across three decades. You can pick any Gr.4 race car of your choice to take on this time trial, and you have free rein on settings — though BOP is turned on.
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 16, when two further events will replace them.
Ford GT ’17 Super Lap
Track: Tokyo Expressway South Outer Loop
Car: Ford GT ’17 – Garage Car
Tires: Sports Soft
Power/Weight Limit: 646hp, 1385kg
Gr.4 Super Lap/Tuning Allowed
Track: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Car: Gr.4 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Hard
Power/Weight Limit: N/A
Featured image courtesy of Arnas.