This time my aim is to get 100% completion (something I've never achieved before due to those damn dirty Licence Tests) and collect some F1 cars along the way.
Have any of you actually 'completed' 100% the whole game? If so, how long did it take? (Without using cheats).
And what's in your garage? At present all I've got is the Toyota Trueno Sprinter and the MX-5(J), but hey, I only started this morning.
In the Japanese version, I started with the Concept bonus money, and bought a Tom's Supra which I am using to try and win the Diablo GT. Those are the only cars I will have, but I haven't played it in ages. I want to get the F1's in the Japanese version because they are the real thing rather than hybrid polyphony versions. Senna's '94 Williams is in there!
"The minimum game time for 100.0% is 229 game days - and mine also has all-gold licences on it...
That took me roughly 3 months, as I was working all the time as well.
The absolute minimum game distance is about 6000 miles. So if you work at it being an average of 120mph - very few F1 races average more than that, but you also have races like Like The Wind where you can zip along at 300mph averages (or more if in wheelie mode) - that's about 50 hours. Factor in the menus, tuning and garage time at about 25% more and it's looking at 60 hours ish."
I think 80 hours is pushing it, I too have completed it from scratch twice. Even with a 100% win ratio I think it would take nearer 100 hours. Won't be doing it again ! those first few races are so sloooooowwww.
On the maximum speed though, try the Viper GTS. With a little encouragement it can get to over 435 km/h.