Custom Compact Car
To unlock the Custom Compact car, win the Custom Series Qualifier.
Custom Coupe Car
To unlock the Custom Coupe car, win all gold medals at the Split Second Grand Prix.
Custom Muscle Car
To unlock the Custom Muscle car, win Pursuit 6.
Custom Pickup Truck
To unlock the Custum Pickup truck, win Pursuit 5.
To unlock the Custom Roadster, win all gold medals at Point Of Impact Grand Prix.
Custom Sport Car
To unlock the Custom Sport car, win all gold medals at the Speed Streak Grand Prix.
To unlock the Custom SUV, win Pursuit 4.
To unlock the Gangster car, win Pursuit 3.
Hot Rod Car
To unlock the Hot Rod, win Face Off 1.
Japanese Muscle Car
To unlock the Japanese Muscle car, win in Face Off 3.
To unlock the Super car, win Face Off 4.
The "Cheat Mode" option will appear on the main menu after you successfully activate a cheat. NOTE: NO WINS will count while any cheats are turned on.
To unlock the "Invulnerability" option at the "Cheat Mode" menu, complete all Grand Prix Championships with gold medals.
To unlock the "Runaway" option at the "Cheat Mode" menu, complete Crash mode with all gold medals on all fifteen tracks. This is a free-play type Crash mode with no goals or brakes. Note: Hold R1 to boost at the start.
Win all the face offs in the first championship.
To unlock the Custom Championship, get every gold medal in each race and win everything in the first championship. There will be about six more unlockable cars.
1997 Eclipse and 2001 Focus SVT
Unlock the 1997 Eclipse and 2001 Focus SVT, complete the Custom Championship two times and get the best possible score in the races to.
To unlock the police car, destroy the criminal's car before it gets away in Pursuit 1. The police car has maximum top speed, average control, and good acceleration
Classic 1970 Car
Destroy the classic 1970 car with the police car to win Pursuit 2. This car has average to bad stats, but it can get past a police car very quickly in Pursuit mode and in races.
Drivers Ed car
To unlock the Drivers Ed car, complete Driving 101 with all gold medals.
Race Face-Off 2 against the Oval Racer. The race is five laps around Airport Terminal 3 (one of the first races). If you manage to defeat it, you will unlock it. This car has great acceleration, maximum control, and maximum top speed.
Two Player Pursuit Mode
To unlock two player pursuit mode, successfully complete Pursuit 3.
At the countdown, when the view is at the back of your car, hold X. Then, tap Square while holding X and smoke should start coming out of your tires. Keep holding X. A split second before "GO!" appears, release X and immediately press it again. This should give you a boost.
The easiest way to get a boost is to drift. Press Square, drift, and then keep tapping Square for a better chance of not crashing.
Powerful Boosts in Crash Zones
This trick works in one player and two player modes. When you are doing the crash zones, at the start immediately hold R1 for a boost. Press it again after a few seconds. This should give you more boost, which results in a faster speed and better crashes. This can be repeated as many times as you want.