It’s another week and it’s time for another Gran Turismo 7 Lap Time Challenge. This week, we take control of Amuse’s version of the Nissan 350Z-derived NISMO Type 380RS around the little-used Broad Bean Raceway Reverse layout.
The Amuse NISMO 380RS Super Leggera – to give the car its official name – is the Japanese tuning company’s attempt at making the already formidable 380RS lighter and more powerful, featuring a typically outlandish body kit.
The 380RS was a Japan-only road car with a detuned version of Nissan’s 380RS-C racecar engine (hence the title 380RS), producing nearly 350bhp from its 3.8-litre, naturally-aspirated engine.
Likewise, the Super Leggera part of its name refers to the near-200kg weight loss from the 380RS’ baseline figure. Amuse clearly taking a leaf out of Ronseal’s “does exactly what it says on the tin” slogan, except the tin is made out of titanium, carbon fibre and steel.
This all leads to an enhanced driving experience that GT7 players can take advantage of around the amusingly titled (geddit?) Broad Bean Raceway.
Broad Bean Raceway (or simply BB Raceway, but that gives me awful expositional flashbacks to Death Stranding) is an odd little circuit, being an oval course with an extra corner, but its cambered turns mean average speeds are high: it’s like an extreme version of New Jersey’s Trenton Speedway.
The key corner is the left-hand kink (the only left-hander on the track) leading into the shallower banks of Turns 3 and 4. Taking a poor line here will destroy your momentum right through to the start-finish straight. Remember that nitrous is also allowed for this Lap Time Challenge, so map a button for it!
Lap Time Challenge explained
The fastest lap at the time of publication has been set by Saudi player Jeddah-Racing with a 31.911s (below). Note how they take Turns 1, 2 and 3 flat-out, with a little bit of braking required for Turn 4.
A bigger stab on the brakes is required for Turn 5, however, and getting on the power as early as possible here is crucial to a good lap time.
GT7‘s Lap Time Challenge is a time trial mode where you compete against other players to set the fastest time on the leaderboard. However, there’s a caveat: setting a lap within three per cent of the fastest time nets players 2,000,000 Credits.
If you aren’t quite quick enough, then lapping within five per cent gains you 1,000,000 Credits, while a time inside 10 per cent of the fastest results in a 250,000 Credit payout.
Recommended car: Amuse NISMO 380RS Super Leggera (Brand Central 100,000 Credits or free rental)
Lap Time Challenge
Track: Broad Bean Raceway Reverse
Entry Period: 6th-20th July
Useable Tyres: Sports: Hard
Wide body: Prohibited
Regulations (Specified Car)
Amuse NISMO 380RS Super Leggera
Bop/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed (M)
Car used: Garage Car, Event-Sepcified Car
Car Settings: Specified
Track Limit: Normal
Shortcut Penalty: Light