What is the fastest car
in Gran Turismo 3
s have pored over this question for centuries. The Dodge Viper
? The Nissan Skyline
? You'd be surprised: it's actually the Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak version rally car
! But how
, you wonder?
There is an interesting trick to get the Escudo to hit around 800+ miles an hour (yes, 800+! that's supersonic!). If you have already bought one of these monsters, take it to the Test Course (preferably on the "Max Speed" Machine Test in order to set records that will cause severe jaw-dropping in friends and relatives).
In the pre-race options, set the front downforce to the lowest level possible, and the rear to the highest. Next, set the spring rate and ride height to its bare minimum for optimal aerodynamics. Fiddle with the gear ratio as you please; it is best to get a setup that will allow (normally attained) speeds of around 220-250 mph (this is best done by "stretching" out the ratios wider, if you're unfamiliar with how gear ratio works).
Now, start the race. Move along as best as you can with this unwieldy beast of a car -- once you get onto the back straightaway, you should be doing upwards of 220 miles an hour. Typically, once you hit about 235, something strange begins to happen -- the front wheels begin to lift off of the ground! As this happens, your speeds will magically begin to skyrocket in an astounding display of non-realism. Done correctly, you can (supposedly) reach 1000 mph; however, the most I've seen was about 860. Unfortunately, as realistic as the game is, the programmers did not add in a "sonic boom" feature once your Suzuki went supersonic.