This fortnight’s GT Sport Time Trials bring two more interesting challenges. Starring for the next two weeks are a road car and a race car, but it’s the street machine that’s the faster of the two.
Your first challenge comes by way of the Ruf CTR3, a monster sports car from the famed German manufacturer. Best-known for its line of even faster Porsche models, built from body-in-white and thus classed as Ruf’s own vehicles, the CTR3 is a departure from the norm. Although it uses a lot of Porsche-derived components, the body is pure Ruf. So is the performance, and you’ll have to wrangle almost 700hp around the long Circuit de Sainte-Croix B layout.
The other Time Trial can be filed under O for Oddity. You’ll be heading to the short Tokyo Expressway Central Outer Loop track — the nearly square version without the monster straights. This isn’t exactly a natural home for karts, but nonetheless the trial features the game’s Gran Turismo Racing Kart 125 Shifter.
As usual, the second Time Trial offers the opportunity for tuners to show their skills, with free rein on the kart’s settings. With just 49hp on tap, pure speed probably won’t be the essence here, but keeping it up around the highway’s bends will be. That and making sure it doesn’t bottom out in the first tunnel.
GT Sport’s Time Trial mode is a global competition, ranking your best time against all players worldwide, rather than just those in your region as with other Sport Mode events. These two time trials will run through to March 12, when two further events will replace them.
Ruf CTR3 Super Lap
Track: Circuit de Sainte-Croix B
Car: Ruf CTR3 ’07 – Garage Car
Tires: Sports Medium
Power/Weight Limit: 690hp/1,400kg
Racing Kart Super Lap /Tuning Allowed
Track: Tokyo Expressway – Central Outer Loop
Car: Gran Turismo Racing Kart 125 Shifter – Garage Car
Tires: Sports Soft
Power/Weight Limit: N/A
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