Need for Speed: SHIFT achievements

Need for Speed: SHIFT

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Hot Lap Champion in Need for Speed: SHIFT

Hot Lap Champion25 (10)

Complete every event in the Hot Lap Competition in 1st position

  • Unlocked by 1,337 tracked gamers (86% - TA Ratio = 2.53) 1,560  

Achievement Guide for Hot Lap Champion

Capt Poopey
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Capt Poopey
Achievement won on 11 Jan 12
TA Score for this game: 2,607
Posted on 11 January 12 at 20:59
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To win this achievement you need to beat the fastest lap time listed for each of the four tracks in the Exotics Racing 'Hot Lap Competition' (use LB or RB to select Exotics Racing in the events menu, then 'Hot Lap Competition')

Beating the fastest lap time on each track will award you the 1st place positions required to gain this achievement. You will also collect another twelve stars towards opening up other events in the game but the stars have no bearing upon this achievement.

You are provided with a specific 'unmodified' vehicle (one that you cannot apply upgrades to) for each track, and four laps at each track in which to make your best attempt. The tracks, vehicles and times to beat are as follows:

1) Alpental / Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione / 00:52:00

2) Glendale West / Maserati Gran Turismo S / 01:05:00

3) Monument Loop / Acura (Honda) NSX / 00:50:00

4) Tokyo Short / McLaren MP4-12C / 00:49:00

If you've played through the main game prior to tackling this DLC, you should be familiar with most of these tracks and the new cars used in this competition are fairly manageable handling-wise.

However, if you're having trouble beating these times my best advice is 'try not to get frustrated' (easily said huh?) - maybe you're attacking the corners too fast and having to overly correct your car during the tight turns? Valuable time will be ticking away as you try to regain control. Try entering the tricky corners a little slower, aim for the apex of each corner (see those stripey sticks standing on the inside of the first left-hand corner at Alpental? They're there to show you where the apex is - if you can hit the apex it means you are able to put the power down and exit the corner cleaner and faster, saving you valuable time getting up to speed on the next straight and on to your next corner.

You can also pause the game, select 'Options', 'Gameplay', 'HUD' then turn on the 'Best Line' option. This will show you the red/green dynamic racing line which will help guide you around the track and indicate the best place to brake and corner.

If you're unfamiliar with Alpental and Glendale West, my only advice is to take it easy on Alpental due to the number of tighter corners, and on Glendale West, watch out for the fast right-hand sweeper on turn 3 into turn 4 - there is a bump on the right side of the track just past the tyre bridge which can throw your car off balance and cause you to spin out. Just take this section a little slower and try to stay in the centre of the track.

You should have these done in 15-20 minutes, if not, try not to get frustrated and keep at it and you'll get there!
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