This article contains information about Time Trial modes in Grand Theft Auto V [GTA 5]. It also contains some tips and tricks.
Tips and Tricks: Time Trial
Time Trial is a mode in Grand Theft Auto V [GTA 5]. It’s available in Freemode in which players must compete for the fastest times on the track. As they continue battling each other for the time, the winner with the best time earns the most money. Unlike some of the modes such as Hunt the Beast or Beast vs. Slasher, the player has no need to go through checkpoints and can accomplish the match in any way he chooses. For this mode, players only see themselves and the other players cannot interfere.
Don’t swing your curves too wide
Taking the curves in a wide manner causes the car to drift, losing precious time. Drifting, while it may be good in dirt racing, urban street racing often times doesn’t rely on drifts. In fact, clipping the corner with a controlled speed may do one better than throwing the car in a wide arc.
In Time Trial, there are no speed boosts unlike the ones in Stunt Racing. However, some concepts may apply such as the riding along the bumpers to increase speed. However, some of the tricks such as the loop the loop may not be available. However, the speed boosts can help especially for motorcycles.
Choose a suitable vehicle
Most people would choose fast motorcycles due to their increased speed. Another is a sports car or a car’s that been fully upgraded. Doing so would assure them being able to beat the set time.
Watch the road
Watch the areas you intend to pass. The time of day can help you finish a particular track faster. However, this may be detrimental especially at night since most places are unlit. If the car has headlights, that works too. However, if it doesn’t, perhaps leave the Time Trial for another day unless the player has mastery over the track.
Control the car
The car doesn’t control you. The speed of the car depends on how the player controls the car. Also, speeding up isn’t always the best answer to everything. Sometimes, the best way to go through a track sometimes is to go low and slow especially when taking tricks.
Certain tricks can increase speed. Some of these tricks such as Wheelies can increase the speed of the motorcycle or the vehicle in both acceleration and top speed. Don’t be afraid to pull this trick especially if will improve a player’s over-all time.
List of Maps
|No.||Time Trial||Locations||Par Time||Reward|
|1||Del Perro Pier||Del Perro Pier to Land Act Dam||1:43.200||$51000|
|2||Observatory||Galileo Observatory to McKenzie Airfield||2:04.400||$52000|
|3||Great Ocean Highway||A Parking Lot in Rockford Hills to Hookies||2:04.900||$52000|
|4||Mount Gordo||Beginning of Mount Gordo trail to the peak of Mount Gordo||0:46.300||$51000|
|5||End to End||South-east corner of the Terminal docks to Procopio Promenade Paleto Bay||4:09.500||$54000|
|6||Fort Zancudo||Fort Zancudo Approach to the top of Vinewood Hillsnear the Vinewood Sign||1:44.000||$51000|
|7||Storm Drain||In the Los Santos Storm Drain in La Mesa||0:38.500||$51000|
|8||Up Chiliad||Paleto Forest Sawmill to the top of Mount Chiliad||1:10.000||$51000|
|9||Sawmill||Paleto Forest Sawmill to Davis Quartz Quarry||2:15.000||$51000|
|10||Cypress Flats||Cypress Flats to RON Alternates Wind Farm||2:07.200||$52000|
|11||Up-n-Atom||Procopio Beach to North Chumash||1:41.300||$51000|
|12||Maze Bank Arena||Maze Bank Arena to Sisyphus Theater||1:17.800||$51000|
|13||Tongva Valley||Tongva Drive to Dorset Drive||0:58.800||$51000|
|14||Coast to Coast||Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness to Cape Catfish||2:29.400||$52000|
|15||Casino||Casino to Lake Vinewood Estates||1:00.000||$51000|
|16||Route 68||Route 68 Larry’s RV Sales to RON Gas Station Lago Zancudo||1:19.000||$51000|
|17||LSIA||LSIA top of Multi Level Parking 1 to White Water Activity Center Tongva Valley||1:43.400||$51000|
|18||Calafia Way||Junction Joshua Road/Calafia Road to North Calafia Way||1:24.200||$51000|
|19||Vinewood Bowl||Vinewood Bowl to Sonar Collections Dock||2:58.800||$52000|
|20||Power Station||Palmer-Taylor Power Station to Nikola Place Mirror Park||1:26.600||$51000|
|21||Raton Canyon||Hookies to Calafia Road||1:16.600||$51000|
|22||Down Chiliad||Down Mount Chiliad in eastern direction||0:57.200||$51000|
|Stunt Plane Trials||Survival||Capture|
|Last Team Standing||Time Trial||Content Creator|
|Free Mode||Criminal Damage|