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Need For Speed: Carbon Walkthrough

Need For Speed: Carbon
FAQ done by TheeMikester
Version 0.95
TheeMikester[at]AOL[dot]com


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    | |,,,---''| |_.|   '-*               ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ     ŻŻŻ'''*---' -.|  \,__|
    ',_,,,---''

Need For Speed: Carbon is another installation to the series. The game includes
the famed tuner cars, such as the Skyline, RX7, Lancer Evolution VIII, and the
Supra, as well as famed exotics, which include the Gallardo, the GT, the SLR
McLaren, and many more. There is also inclusion of muscle cars, including the
Challenger, the Challenger concept, the Camaro, the concept Camaro, and many
more.

*NOTE: THIS GAME ONLY COVERS THE STANDARD VERSION, NOT THE COLLECTOR EDITION.*

TABLE OF CONTENTS:            +------------------------------------------------+
                              |NOTE TO READER: If you want to find a section   |
1.) Cold Hard Facts           |fast, hit ctrl+f, type in the section name, and |
2.) Introduction              |click find. If your search is too broad, search |
3.) Controls                  |the section with a dash next to it for clarity. |
 a. Dualshock 2               |If you are searching a section with a number and|
 b. Logitech Driving Force Pro|a dot ONLY, search the name with spaces         |
4.) Gameplay                  |inbetweeneach letter, and two spaces where a    |
 a. Cars                      |space should be.                                |
  1. Classes and Tiers        +------------------------------------------------+
  2. Quick Lists
  3. Detailed List
  4. My Suggestions
 b. The City
 c. The Crews
 d. Your Crew
 e. Racing
  1. Circuit
  2. Sprint
  3. Drift
  4. Checkpoint
  5. Speedtrap
  6. Canyon
  7. Random Encounters
 f. Upgrades
  1. Performance
  2. Autosculpt
  3. Aftermarket
  4. Visuals
5.) Thanks and Ending


NOTE: Possible cops section coming up soon!

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    | |          |  |ŻŻŻ|  | |_|   ',',  | ŻŻŻŻŻ ,'  |    ''*-' | | | \ \| |
    | |,,,---''| |_.|   '-*               ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ     ŻŻŻ'''*---' -.|  \,  |
    ',_,,,---''                                                          ''
-----------------------------COLD HARD FACTS------------------------------------

 ______________________________________________________________________________
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| GAME NAME: Need For Speed: Carbon                                            |
\______________________________________________________________________________/
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| GAME TYPE: Racing                                                            |
\______________________________________________________________________________/
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| OTHER GAMES IN SERIES: Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Need For Speed Hot       |
|  Pursuit, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 3, Need   |
|  For Speed Underground, Need For Speed Underground 2, etc.                   |
\______________________________________________________________________________/
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| DISTRIBUTOR: EA Games                                                        |
\______________________________________________________________________________/
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| COMPATABLE CONSOLES: XBOX, XBOX360, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PC, Wii,   |
|  GameCube                                                                    |
\______________________________________________________________________________/
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| RATING: E 10+ for Violence                                                   |
\______________________________________________________________________________/
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| GAME SHAPE: Disc                                                             |
\______________________________________________________________________________/
/                                                                              \
| WEBSITE: NeedForSpeed.com                                                    |
\______________________________________________________________________________/

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    | |,,,---''| |_.|   '-*               ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ     ŻŻŻ'''*---' -.|  \,  |
    ',_,,,---''                                                          ''
------------------------------INTRODUCTION--------------------------------------

Another installment to the Need For Speed Series. There are many new cars in
this game, including concepts like the Dodge Challenger and the Audi Le Mans
Quattro. Along with standard parts there is an autosculpt feature that allows
you to customize the size, height, and look of spoilers, body kits, and more!

You start off in a race a long time ago that gets busted by cops. You manage to
get away safe and sound. After your adventure in Rockport (depicted in Need For
Speed: Most Wanted), you come back. Not everyone likes you. You have to make it
up to the top with your crew and become the number one racer yet again. Enjoy.

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    ',_,,,---''                                                          ''
--------------------------------Controls----------------------------------------

(---DUALSHOCK 2----------------------------------------------------------------)

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1. START Pause
2. SELECT Reset Car
3. LEFT ANALOG Steer
4. RIGHT ANALOG Nothing
5. UP DIRECTIONAL Enter shop/enter race
6. RIGHT DIRECTIONAL BUTTON Brings up SMS
7. DOWN DIRECTIONAL Nothing
8. LEFT DIRECTIONAL Display world map
9. SQUARE Brake
10. X Accelerate
11. CIRCLE Look Back
12. TRIANGLE Activate crew member
13. L1 Nitrous
14. R1 Handbrake
15. L2 Shift down
16. R2 Shift up
17. L3 Nothing
18. R3 Speedbraker
19. Analog Mode Button

(---LOGITECH DRIVING FORCE PRO-------------------------------------------------)



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1. Steer
2. UP DIRECTIONAL Enter shop/enter race
3. RIGHT DIRECTIONAL BUTTON Brings up SMS
4. DOWN DIRECTIONAL Nothing
5. LEFT DIRECTIONAL Display world map
6. TRIANGLE Activate crew member
7. SQUARE Brake
8. X Accelerate
9. CIRCLE Look Back
10. L1 Shift down
11. R1 Shift up
12. L2 Nitrous
13. R2 Speedbreaker
14. L3 Nothing
15. R3 Change camera view
16. Reset Car
17. Pause

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    | |          |  |ŻŻŻ|  | |_|   ',',  | ŻŻŻŻŻ ,'  |    ''*-' | | | \ \| |
    | |,,,---''| |_.|   '-*               ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ     ŻŻŻ'''*---' -.|  \,  |
    ',_,,,---''                                                          ''
---------------------------------Gameplay---------------------------------------

(---Cars-----------------------------------------------------------------------)


 - - - C l a s s e s  a n d  t i e r s - - -

Cars are organized by class and tier. Class is the type of car, sorted by
either...


MUSCLE - Cars that are fairly expensive with blindingly fast acceleration but
poor handling and fairly poor top speed for some of them.

TUNER - Cars with slower acceleration and top speed but with incredible handling
at a cheaper price.

EXOTIC - The ultimate car that has the best stats for handling, top speed, and
acceleration; however, these stats come with one hell of a price.


Cars are also organized by tier. The higher the tier, the better performing and
more expensive the car. A tier 1 tuner, for example, only costs 20 to 40 grand,
but an exotic from tier 3 may cost as much as 200 grand plus, not to mention
the increased price of upgrades. Also, a tier 1 set of upgrades will not work
on a tier 3 car.

 - - - Q u i c k  l i s t s - - -

CAR BRANDS (alphabetical)

Alfa Romeo
Aston Martin
Audi
BMW
Chevy
Chrysler
Dodge
Ford
Lamborghini
Lexus
Lotus
Infiniti
Mazda
Mercedes
Mitsubishi
Nissan
Plymouth
Pontiac
Porsche
Renault
Shelby
Subaru
Toyota
Vauxhall
Volkswagon


CARS (alphabetical)

Alfa Romeo Brera
Aston Martin DB9
Audi R8 LE MANS Quattro
BMW M3 GTR
Chevy Camaro SS
Chevy Camaro Concept
Chevy Chevelle SS 454
Chevy Corvette
Chrysler 300C SRT-8
Dodge Challenger Concept
Dodge Challenger R/T
Dodge Challenger SRT-8
Dodge Viper SRT-10
Ford GT
Ford Mustang
Lamborghini Gallardo
Lamborghini Murcielago
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
Lexus IS300
Lotus Elise 111R
Lotus Europa
Infiniti G35
Mazda Mazdaspeed3
Mazda RX-7
Mazda RX-8
Mercedes CLK500
Mercedes SL65AMG
Mercedes SLR Mclaren
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX MR
Nissan 240SX
Nissan 350Z
Nissan Skyline R34
Pontiac GTO
Porsche Carrera GT
Porsche Cayman S
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche 911 Turbo S
Renault Clio V6
Shelby GT500 '07
Shelby GT500 '67
Subaru Impreza WRX STi
Toyota Corolla GT-S (AE86)
Toyota MR2
Toyota Supra
Vauxhall Monero VXR
Volkswagon Golf R32




 - - - D e t a i l e d  L i s t - - - 

EXOTIC
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TOP SPEED


Alfa Romeo Brera             |.............
Aston Martin DB9             |......................
Audi R8 LE MANS Quattro      |..................................................
BMW M3 GTR                   |???
Ford GT                      |...................................
Lamborghini Gallardo         |.................................
Lamborghini Murcielago       |.......................................
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 |???
Lotus Elise 111R             |...................
Lotus Europa                 |???
Mercedes CLK500              |.............
Mercedes SL65AMG             |.........................
Mercedes SLR Mclaren         |......................................
Porsche Carrera GT           |......................................
Porsche Cayman S             |......................
Porsche 911 GT3 RS           |???
Porsche 911 Turbo S          |???
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ACCELERATION


Alfa Romeo Brera             |.............
Aston Martin DB9             |..........................
Audi R8 LE MANS Quattro      |................................................
BMW M3 GTR                   |???
Ford GT                      |..................................
Lamborghini Gallardo         |..................................
Lamborghini Murcielago       |......................................
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 |???
Lotus Elise 111R             |..........................
Lotus Europa                 |???
Mercedes CLK500              |.................
Mercedes SL65AMG             |............................
Mercedes SLR Mclaren         |...................................
Porsche Carrera GT           |...............................
Porsche Cayman S             |...........................
Porsche 911 GT3 RS           |???
Porsche 911 Turbo S          |???
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HANDLING


Alfa Romeo Brera             |................
Aston Martin DB9             |...............................
Audi R8 LE MANS Quattro      |..............................................
BMW M3 GTR                   |???
Ford GT                      |...........................................
Lamborghini Gallardo         |.............................................
Lamborghini Murcielago       |...........................................
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 |???
Lotus Elise 111R             |...............................
Lotus Europa                 |???
Mercedes CLK500              |..............
Mercedes SL65AMG             |...........................
Mercedes SLR Mclaren         |............................................
Porsche Carrera GT           |...........................................
Porsche Cayman S             |..............................
Porsche 911 GT3 RS           |???
Porsche 911 Turbo S          |???
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MUSCLE
ŻŻŻŻŻŻ

TOP SPEED


Chevy Camaro SS              |............
Chevy Camaro Concept         |???
Chevy Chevelle SS 454        |???
Chevy Corvette Z-06          |............................
Chrysler 300C SRT-8          |..............
Dodge Challenger Concept     |.........................
Dodge Charger R/T            |...................
Dodge Charger SRT-8          |.................
Dodge Viper SRT-10           |..........................
Ford Mustang GT              |................
Plymouth Barracuda Hemi      |...........................
Plymouth RoadRunner          |???
Pontiac GTO                  |.............
Shelby GT500 '07             |???
Shelby GT500 '67             |..........................
Vauxhall Monero VXR          |.............
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ACCELERATION


Chevy Camaro SS              |....................
Chevy Camaro Concept         |???
Chevy Chevelle SS 454        |???
Chevy Corvette Z-06          |..............................................
Chrysler 300C SRT-8          |.......................
Dodge Challenger Concept     |...........................................
Dodge Charger R/T            |...................................
Dodge Charger SRT-8          |.............................
Dodge Viper SRT-10           |...............................................
Ford Mustang GT              |.........................
Plymouth Barracuda Hemi      |.........................................
Plymouth RoadRunner          |???
Pontiac GTO                  |...........................
Shelby GT500 '07             |???
Shelby GT500 '67             |........................................
Vauxhall Monero VXR          |...........................
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HANDLING


Chevy Camaro SS              |...........
Chevy Camaro Concept         |???
Chevy Chevelle SS 454        |???
Chevy Corvette Z-06          |.......................
Chrysler 300C SRT-8          |............
Dodge Challenger Concept     |.......................
Dodge Charger R/T            |.............
Dodge Charger SRT-8          |..................
Dodge Viper SRT-10           |......................
Ford Mustang GT              |.................
Plymouth Barracuda Hemi      |......................
Plymouth RoadRunner          |???
Pontiac GTO                  |................
Shelby GT500 '07             |???
Shelby GT500 '67             |.....................
Vauxhall Monero VXR          |................
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TUNER
ŻŻŻŻŻ

TOP SPEED


Lexus IS300                  |???
Infiniti G35                 |???
Mazda Mazdaspeed3            |..............
Mazda RX-7                   |..................
Mazda RX-8                   |.............
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX       |???
Mitsubishi Eclipse GT        |..............
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX MR  |..........................
Nissan 240SX                 |???
Nissan 350Z                  |.......................
Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R      |..........................
Renault Clio V6              |.................
Subaru Impreza WRX STi       |........................
Toyota Corolla GT-S (AE86)   |???
Toyota MR2                   |???
Toyota Supra                 |.........................
Volkswagon Golf R32          |...............
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ACCELERATION


Lexus IS300                  |???
Infiniti G35                 |???
Mazda Mazdaspeed3            |..................
Mazda RX-7                   |........................
Mazda RX-8                   |............
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX       |???
Mitsubishi Eclipse GT        |.............
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX MR  |............................
Nissan 240SX                 |???
Nissan 350Z                  |........................
Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R      |.............................
Renault Clio V6              |...............
Subaru Impreza WRX STi       |..........................
Toyota Corolla GT-S (AE86)   |???
Toyota MR2                   |???
Toyota Supra                 |...........................
Volkswagon Golf R32          |..............
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HANDLING


Lexus IS300                  |???
Infiniti G35                 |???
Mazda Mazdaspeed3            |................
Mazda RX-7                   |..............................
Mazda RX-8                   |..................
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX       |???
Mitsubishi Eclipse GT        |..............................
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX MR  |................................................
Nissan 240SX                 |???
Nissan 350Z                  |..............................................
Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R      |................................................
Renault Clio V6              |................................
Subaru Impreza WRX STi       |................................................
Toyota Corolla GT-S (AE86)   |???
Toyota MR2                   |???
Toyota Supra                 |............................................
Volkswagon Golf R32          |................................
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 - - - M Y  S U G G E S T I O N S - - - 

Coming from a person who is on their third career, I decided to give you some
advice as to picking cars.

•Don't pick Muscle as your first car for your first career. It often slides
uncontrollably through turns, and is just a pain in the butt for new players.
While the acceleration stat may appeal to you, pick the Tuner or Exotic catagory
so you can control your car.

•When upgrading a tier, make sure you have some available upgrades for that tier
of cars. While everyone else may be driving a higher tier, a stock tier 2 car
will most likely perform worse than your tuned Tier 1 car. Just keep your car
until you are sure you can get a better one.

•Don't buy a car that is worth all your money. You have no money to tune it with
otherwise. If you want to get a 200 grand car when you only have 205 grand, that
leaves you with 5 grand for upgrades, and that isn't even worth a race package
Turbo (for tier 3 vehicles).

If you guys have any more tips or advice to give to me reguarding cars in this
game, E-mail me at TheeMikester[at]AOL[dot]com, and I will take a look.


(---THE CITY-------------------------------------------------------------------)

The city is a battleground, as said in the intro movie of this game. There are
four major crews, as well as many smaller ones. Below is a quick ASCII art of 
the map, with crew territories shown as is in the beginning of the game...

+-----------------+
|   L E G E N D   |
|                 |
|STACKED DECK: X  |
|BUSHIDO:      ^  |
|21st STREET:  +  |
|TFK:          :  |
|LOS COLIBRES: -  |
|KINGS:        |  |
|SCORPIOS:     ~  |
|INFERNO:      (  |
|BLACK HEARTS: )  |
|ROTOR 4:      .  |                            S I L V E R T O N
+-----------------+                          Control: Stacked Deck
                                         _______       _____
                                        /XXXXXXX\_____/ |XXX\____
                                       / DIAMOND X|XXXXX| SHADY /\
                                      /XX HILLS XX|STAR-| PINE /XX\___
                                     /XXXXXXXXXXXX|LIGHT|XXXXX/SILVER-\
                                    /XXXXXXXXXXXXX|STRIP|XXXXX\X TON XX\
                                   /XXXXXXXXXXXXXX|XXXXX|XXXXXX\REFINERY\
                                   \XXXXXXXXXXXXX/XXXXXX|XXXXX__\________\
                                    \XXXXXXXXXXX/'-,XXXX|XXXX/XXXXXXXXXXXX\
                                     \XXXXXXXXX/XXXX'-,_|___/X INFINITY XX/
                                      \XXXXXXX/XXXXXXXXXXXXX|XXX PARK XXX/
                                       \XXXXXX\X NEON MILE X|XXXXXXXXXXX/
            F O R T U N A               \XXXXXX\XXXXXXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXXXX/
             Control: TFK                \______\XXXXXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXXX/
     ________                             \XXXXXX'-----------._______/
    /::::::::\             __              \XXXXX CANMOR DOWNS XXXXX/
   /::::::::::\___________/::\              \_____ XXXXXXXXXX _____/
  /:::PALMONT:::::::/:::::::::\_                  \__________/
  \:::UNIVERSITY:::/:::HILLS::::X               D O W N T O W N _____
   \::::::::::::::/::BOROUGH:::/.\          ___Control: Bushido/^^^|^\ 
    \::::::::::::/::::::::::::/../         /^^^^\_____________/^^^^|^^\
     \::::::::::/::::::::::::/._/         /^^OLD^^^/||||||||^^^^^^^|^^^\
      \::::::::/::::::::::::/..\         /^QUARTER/|MASON|||BILLINGS\^^^\
       \______/::::::::::::/....\       /^^^^^^^^^|DISTRICT|DISTRICT/^^^^\
        /::::\::::::::::::|......\     /^^^^^^^^^^||||||||||^^^^^^^/^KINGS\
       /::::::\::::::::::/FORTUNA.\   /^^^^^^^^^^^^|||||||||^^^^^^^\^PARK^^\
      /::::::::\________/..HEIGHTS.\  \^^^^^^^^^^^^|||||||||^^^^^^^^\^^^^^^^\
     /OCEAN VIEW|(SOUTH(\........../  /^^^^^^^^^^^^^||||||||^^^^^^^^|^^^^^^^^\
     \:::::::::/(FORTUNA(\......../   \-------------||||||||^^^^^^^|^^^^^^^^^/
      \:::::::/(((((((((((|....../     \--HISTORIC--|||||||\^^^^^^|^^^^^^^^^/
       \__:::/(((_______((|...../      /--CHINATOWN-|||||||||^^^^^|^^^^^^^^/
          \_/___/       \_|____/      /----_________|_____|||^^^^^|^^_____/
                                      \___/               \_|_____|_/
                                            K E M P T O N
                                         Control: 21st Street
                                             _________
                                            /+++++++++\  _____
                                   ________/++++++++++/\/+++++\
                      ____________/)))))\ESKURI PLAZA/+++++++++\
                     /~~~~~~~~~~~/)))))))\++++++++++/++NEWPORT++\
                    /~~~~~~~~~~~/)))THE)))\++++++++/+INDUSTRIAL+/
                    \~~~~~~~~~~~\)PROJECTS)\++++++/+++++PARK+++/
                     \~~MORGAN~~~\))))))))))'-,__/++++++++++++/
                      \~~~BEACH~~~\))))_______/++\+++++++++__/
                       \~~~~~~~~~~~\,-'+++++++++++\+++++++/
                        \~~~~~~~~~~~\+++KEMPTON++++\+++++/
                         \~~~~~~~~~~~\++HOLDINGS+++|++++/
                          \~~~~~~~~~~~\++++++++++++|+++/
                           \~~~~~~~~~~~\+++++++++++|++/
                            \~~~~~~~~~~~\+++++++++_|_/
                             \~~~~~~~~~~~\+++++++/
                              \~~~~~~~~~~~\+++++/
                               \~~~~~~~~~~~\___/
                                \~~~~~~~~~~/
                                 \~~~~~~~~/
                                  \______/

Notice how you have no territory. The four main areas are owned by either
Stacked Deck, Bushido, 21st Street, or TFK. All the other crews only have one
area of territory that they soon lose to the other person that owns a part of
the city, but they do fight to get it back. You have to win 2 of the races that
are presented in a small area to own that area. Once you own all of the small
areas within the part of the city, the crew leader who owns the area will come
looking for you. You challenge him to a city race and then race him in the
canyon. If you succeed in beating him in the canyon, then you own his territory,
which means no more random encounters if you are driving in that territory.
Fortuna residents use Exotics, Kempton residents use Muscles, and Downtown
residents use Tuners. Depending on the car you choose in the beginning, you
will start your career in a different territory. You will not start in
Silverton, because that is where you go at the end of the game. All the lower
territory bosses use Tier 2 cars, and Silverton uses Tier 3 cars. There is also
the aspect of Zone Heat, which increases in a certain area depending on how
often you race in it. Zone heat is a measurement of how often the cops will
show while you are racing in an area.


(---THE CREWS------------------------------------------------------------------)

As you know, there are four main crews: Bushido, 21st Street, TFK, and Stacked
Deck. They own a particular area of the city, as shown in the above section.
However, there are also smaller crews, such as Black Hearts and Los Colibres.
These smaller crews often hold only one small area of land at a time and never
own a part of the city. They are just there to bug you and the other four main
crews out there. These guys are the ones who take you into a defensive race
to make sure your area of land stays in your ownership. If you decide not to
race, you lose your land automatically. A defense race is only worth small
change and is already a race you have beaten before. As with the other main
crews, the smaller crews drive a certain kind of car. All the crews and their
cars are listed here...

           __________________________ _______________________________
          /                          |                               \
          |                          |                               |
          |           CREW           |            CAR TYPE           |
          |                          |                               |
          \__________________________|_______________________________/
          /                          |                               \
          |         BUSHIDO          |              TUNER            |
          \__________________________|_______________________________/
          /                          |                               \
          |       21st STREET        |              MUSCLE           |
          \__________________________|_______________________________/
          /                          |                               \
          |           TFK            |              EXOTIC           |
          \__________________________|_______________________________/
          /                          |                               \
          |       STACKED DECK       |              MIXED            |
          \__________________________|_______________________________/
          /                          |                               \
          |       LOS COLIBRES       |              MUSCLE           |
          \__________________________|_______________________________/
          /                          |                               \
          |         SCORPIOS         |              TUNER            |
          \__________________________|_______________________________/
          /                          |                               \
          |         INFERNO          |              MUSCLE           |
          \__________________________|_______________________________/
          /                          |                               \
          |          KINGS           |              MIXED            |
          \__________________________|_______________________________/
          /                          |                               \
          |          ROTOR 4         |              TUNER            |
          \__________________________|_______________________________/
          /                          |                               \
          |        BLACK HEARTS      |              EXOTIC           |
          \__________________________|_______________________________/

In the beginning, all the crews hold some type of land. As the game progresses,
the main crew takes over all of the land in their continent while the smaller
crews lose all their land. You are to take over the four main areas of land.
As stated before, these crews will pop up and force you into a defensive race
or take another crew's territory, so make sure you know what you are doing.

            ''
(---YOUR CREW------------------------------------------------------------------)

While all these other crews may make you feel jealous, you will have a crew just
as big, maybe even bigger. There are six total people who will want to join your
crew, and each has a special ability. There are crew members in the race who are
either called Scouts, Drafters, or Blockers. Scouts look around the road to look
for shortcuts and tell you ahead of time where they are. Blockers do anything to
stop a car, from spinning it out to stopping it by slamming the brakes. Drafters
allow you to follow them to gain a boost of speed, and you can take corners alot
faster if you stay in their slipstream. There are also different catagories that
involve your career, which include Fixers, Mechanics, and Fabricators. Mechanics
get you parts for less cash. Fixers lower car heat and get you extra bonus money
for winning a race. Fabricators are people that unlock Autosculpt parts for you.
As I said before, there are six people for your crew, and they include these....

 ______________________ ___________________________ ___________________________
/                      |                           |                           \
|                      |                           |                           |
|        MEMBER        |      RACING BENEFITS      |      CAREER BENEFITS      |
|                      |                           |                           |
\______________________|___________________________|___________________________/
/                      |                           |                           \
|       NEVILLE        | BLOCKER, ZONE HEAT DOES   | FIXER, 200$ MORE PER WIN  |
|                      | NOT INCREASE AFTER A RACE |                           |
\______________________|___________________________|___________________________/
/                      |                           |                           \
|         SAL          | SCOUT, ZONE HEAT GOES     | FABRICATOR, UNLOCKS       |
|                      | DOWN AFTER A RACE         | AUTOSCULPT HOODS, BODY    |
|                      |                           | KITS, AND ROOF SCOOPS     |
\______________________|___________________________|___________________________/
/                      |                           |                           \
|                      | DRAFTER, A LARGER AREA    | FABRICATOR, UNLOCKS       |
|         COLIN        | BEHIND THE CREW MEMBER    | AUTOSCULPT WHEELS, CHOP   |
|                      | FOR DRAFTING              | TOP, SPOILERS AND EXHAUST |
\______________________|___________________________|___________________________/
/                      |                           |                           \
|        SAMSON        | BLOCKER, 10% MONEY BONUS  | FIXER, ZONES YOU CONTROL  |
|                      | PER WIN                   | DRAW LESS COP ATTENTION   |
\______________________|___________________________|___________________________/
/                      |                           |                           \
|         YUMI         | SCOUT, 25% BOOST TO NOS   | MECHANIC, 10% PERFORMANCE |
|                      |                           | PARTS DISCOUNT            |
\______________________|___________________________|___________________________/
/                      |                           |                           \
|         NIKKI        | DRAFTER, 50% BOOST TO     | 10% OFF ALL CAR PURCHASES |
|                      | SPEEDBREAKER AND NITROUS  |                           |
\______________________|___________________________|___________________________/


(---RACING---------------------------------------------------------------------)

This is the entire reason the game was made. To race. Without racing you would
just customize the cars. This game would be boring, as is this string of
sentances. Well, here are the races.

 - - - C I R C U I T - - - 

Circuit is when you race a certain course for a certain number of laps (in this
game, the circuit races in career mode always have two laps), and the first one
with all the laps finished across the finish line is declared the winner. Here,
a scout is great to use because they leave that greenish-yellow dotted line to
show you where the shortcuts are, and you don't have to suddenly slam on the
brakes, hit speedbreaker, and slam into a wall just to take a shortcut. You can
actually be prepared. Also, if you hit a certain Pursuit Breaker, you can leave
it there for your opponents to hit. Remember where it is, though!

 - - - S P R I N T - - -

Sprint is where you race from point A to point B, and the first one to cross the
finish line wins. You can tell how far you have gotten in the sprint by looking
in the upper left corner of your screen, your progress shown in percentage. A
drafter is good here because you can get through the course quick enough and
take the turns more quickly, because there isn't as much room for error in a
sprint than in a circuit.

 - - - D R I F T - - -

Drift is where you slide your car, avoiding the walls and or falling off the
cliff, and get points relative to how you drift, how fast you drift, how long
you drift, how many drifts you have connected together, and the angle you drift
at. You always drift alone, and you drift in two settings. You can drift in an
enclosed circuit with two laps, which gauges your multiplier by how many drifts
you connected in a row, and also includes a bonus zone lining the wall to
increase points. Downhill drift is where you drift in the canyon with no bonus
zones, no laps, and the chance you could fall off the cliff and lose. The 
multiplier is gauged by how many "sections" you have drifted through without
hitting a wall. Don't be too reckless in Downhill drift, or else.

 - - - C H E C K P O I N T - - -

Checkpoint is where you race alone in the city. There are predetermined markings
on the course that you have to pass by in a limited amount of time. If you don't
make it in time, you lose. All checkpoints are sprints. Here, just try to
memorize the course through replays if needed, to find any areas you could cut
through without losing too much speed and also finding shortcuts, since you do
race alone, which means no drafter or scout.

 - - - S P E E D T R A P - - -

Here, there are traps in the road. You go past them, and they take how fast you
were going (in a numerical value) and add it to your score. The player with the
highest total MPH or KM/H in the end wins. A blocker might be a nice touch to
slow someone to a halt right before the speedtrap, but a drafter is better
because you can accelerate faster, take corners faster, and have a higher top
speed, but only for a short time.

 - - - C A N Y O N - - - 

Canyon is a unique type of racing that takes place in two parts. The first is
where you follow the opponent and stay on them as close as you can, gaining
points depending on how close you follow. On part two, the opponent follows
you and the closer they follow, the more points you lose. If you make it to the
bottom and still have some points left, you win. You can also win by passing the
opponent and staying ahead in the first part, getting really far ahead of the
opponent for ten seconds in the second part, or if the opponent falls off the
cliff. Note that you can also lose in these ways. And yes, you heard me right,
you can fall off a cliff and lose the race. Just take certain turns in which
you can fall off the cliff carefully, and be aggresive to try to lose your
opponent or gain on him at the safer parts. If you can get a clear shot to knock
your opponent off the cliff before you fall off, do so.

 - - - R A N D O M  E N C O U N T E R S - - -

If you are racing in someone else's territory, chances are they will see you and
start to follow you. If they challenge you and you accept, you choose a finish
line, and from where you are, you race to that finish line, trying to beat your
opponent. You don't get too much money for these races, but they can be fast and
they do net you reward cards if you do enough of them.


(---UPGRADES-------------------------------------------------------------------)

This is where you can get creative. Take your choice from many body kits, rims,
spoilers, you name it. You can also AUTOSCULPT your parts, meaning you can
decide how low your roof is, how wide your grille is on your bumper, etc.

 - - - P E R F O R M A N C E - - - 

Engine- Change how fast your car accelerates (Torque) or increase top speed (HP)
 -Street
 -Pro
 -Racing
Transmission- Change acceleration rate (Accel) or increase top speed (Top Speed)
 -Street
 -Pro
 -Racing
Suspension- Change to prevent Drift (Understeer) or to let it slide (Oversteer)
 -Street
 -Pro
 -Racing
Nitrous- Change how long your NOS lasts (Duration) or its power level (Velocity)
 -Street
 -Pro
 -Racing
Tires- Change to let your car slide (Drift) or to keep it on the ground (Grip)
 -Street
 -Pro
 -Racing
Brakes- Change to let braking power to the front or rear axle
 -Street
 -Pro
 -Racing
Turbo- Change to let the turbo release its power at low or high RPM
 -Street
 -Pro
 -Racing

 - - - A U T O S C U L P T - - - 

WHEELS

Carbon M05
Carbon HEX
Carbon REDLINE
Carbon GLITZ
Carbon ST-8
Carbon MULTI
Carbon SF15
Carbon RAZOR
Carbon ST-5

FRONT BUMPER

Stag
Sweeper
Borralo
Shadow
Arashi
Chicane
Classic

REAR BUMPER

Stag
Sweeper
Borralo
Shadow
Arashi
Chicane
Classic

SKIRT

Stag
Sweeper
Borralo
Shadow
Arashi
Chicane
Classic

HOOD

Dual-Stage
Blown Over
Splitside
Snyper
Charged
Contender
Shaker
Formula

ROOF SCOOP

Northwest
Jetstream
Headwind
Riptide
Windtunnel
Blastback
Airstream
Cyclone
Tempest
Blastback

SPOILER

Jorgen
Rocker 5
Airforce
Arrow
Barracuda
Wildfire
Ripper
Reaper
Borra
Ghost
Dragon
Scarab
Tandem
Lynx
Banshee
Mystic
Specter
Slingshot
Tornado
Venom
Switchblade
Sidewinder
Impact
Groundmaster
Fishtail
Viper

EXHAUST TIPS

Backlash
Livia
Ace
Vortex
Frenzy
Blast
Rumble
Thunderbolt
Rocket
Sonic
Supernova
Blitz
Speed
Sport

CHOP TOP

 - - - A F T E R M A R K E T - - - 

BODY KIT

BODY 1
BODY 2
BODY 3
BODY 4

HOOD

Beast
Double-V
Tri-Slot
Speed
G-Force
Overdial
Trident
Speedline

ROOF SCOOP

Northwest
Jetstream
Headwind
Riptide
Windtunnel
Blastback
Airstream
Cyclone
Tempest
Backdraft
Typhoon
Northwest Dual
Jetstream Dual
Headwind Dual
Riptide Dual
Windtunnel Dual
Blastback Dual
Airstream Dual
Cyclone Dual
Tempest Dual
Backdraft Dual
Typhoon Dual

SPOILERS

Jorgen
Rocker 5
Airforce
Arrow
Barracuda
Wildfire
Ripper
Reaper
Borra
Ghost
Dragon
Scarab
Tandem
Lynx
Banshee
Mystic
Specter
Slingshot
Tornado
Venom
Switchblade
Sidewinder
Impact
Groundmaster
Fishtail
Viper

WHEELS

5Zigen
 - SuperSix
 - 5ZR
 - GN+

ADR
 - Adrenaline
 - Empire
 - GT-Sport
 - M-Sport

American Racing
 - Torque Thrust II
 - Torque Thrust SST

Lowenhart
 - XJR
 - BR5
 - LDR
 - LC1

O.Z.
 - Superleggera
 - Superleggera III
 - Leonardo

Racinghart
 - Multi C4
 - CX
 - CP
 - CR

Ro_Ja
 - Formula 1
 - Formula 7
 - Formula 2

Giovanna
 - Brake
 - Gello
 - Aparat

HRE
 - 943R
 - 541R
 - 549R

IForged
 - Aero
 - Evolution
 - Marquis

Konig
 - Blatant
 - Imagine
 - Theory

BBS
 - GT
 - RS GT
 - RK

Center Line
 - Dagger
 - Indy
 - Viking

Enkei
 - NT03+M
 - J Speed 3
 - ES-Tarmac

TSW
 - Mondello
 - Rocket 5
 - Lagunda

Work
 - VS SS
 - VS-KF
 - Euroline FE

 - - - V I S U A L S - - -

PAINT

Gloss
Metallic
Matte
Pearlescent
Iridiscent
Candy
Chrome

VINYLS

Flames
Tribal
Stripes
Race Flags
National Flags
Numbers
Shapes
Body
Flame Body
Stripe Body
Tribal Body
Two Tone
Manufacturer
Aftermarket
Logo
Bonus

WHEEL PAINT

Metallic
Chrome
Matte

WINDOW TINT

LIGHT Black
LIGHT Silver
LIGHT Red
LIGHT Yellow
LIGHT Green
LIGHT Blue
LIGHT Indigo
LIGHT Violet
DARK Black
DARK Silver
DARK Red
DARK Yellow
DARK Green
DARK Blue
DARK Indigo
DARK Violet
PEARL Black
PEARL Silver
PEARL Red
PEARL Yellow
PEARL Green
PEARL Blue
PEARL Indigo
PEARL Violet

RIDE HEIGHT
________________________________________________________________________________
      _________    ______     ________    _______      ________    __     _
    ,'         | ,'  ___ ',  |  _____ ', | _____ ',  ,'  ____  ', |  \   | |
    | |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ  |  |   |  | | | ____' | | ŻŻŻŻŻ ,'  | ,'    '. | |   \  | |
    | |          |   ŻŻŻ   | | ||__  ,'  | _____ ',  | |__    | | | |\ \ | |
    | |          |  |ŻŻŻ|  | |_|   ',',  | ŻŻŻŻŻ ,'  |    ''*-' | | | \ \| |
    | |,,,---''| |_.|   '-*               ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ     ŻŻŻ'''*---' -.|  \,  |
    ',_,,,---''                                                          ''
----------------------------THANKS AND ENDING-----------------------------------

CJayC- Accepting my guide
You- Reading this
EA- Making the game in the first place
Osrevad- "Need For Speed" logo at title ASCII and Dualshock 2 Controller.

VERSION HISTORY:

0.95- Mostly finished the guide. A few of the cars need stats yet.


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it with proper capitalization, punctuation, and line breaks, and make it
relevant to the game. Not saying that I will toss every piece of mail, but I do
have the right to throw any non-sensical or completely irrelevant mails in the
trash.

Copyright TheeMikester 2006. This guide may not be redistributed or reposted on
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