Wining an outrun|
Once you have found an opponent to outrun with, get in front of the opponent and get in the lead. Get as far as possible until the distance meter has reached its limit. If the distance meter starts to drop, it indicates that the opponent is catching up. When this happens, do a handbrake skid and turn the car around. Go back the way that you came from. The opponent will follow you as you are the one in lead, but he will take time to catch up, giving you an advantage to win the outrun.
Unlocked in level 2:
2004 Cadillac Escalade: AWD, 145 hp, 5200 rpm, 380 lbs. torque
2004 Hummer H2: AWD, 325 hp, 3600 rpm, 385 lbs. torque
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT: FWD, 181 hp, 6000 rpm, 177 lbs. torque
2004 Lincoln Navigator: RWD, 300 hp, 5000 rpm, 355 lbs. torque
2003 Nissan Sentra SER Spec-V: FWD, 175 hp, 6000 rpm, 180 lbs. torque
2003 Toyota Celica GT-S: FWD, 180 hp, 7600 rpm, 130 lbs. torque
Unlocked at Start:
2003 Ford Focus ZX3: FWD, 130 hp, 5300 rpm, 135 lbs. torque
2000 Honda Civic Coupe Si: North America only, FWD, 160 hp, 7600 rpm, 111 lbs.
1999 Mazda Miata: RWD, 128 hp, 6500 rpm, 110 lbs. torque
1992 Nissan 240SX: FWD, 155 hp, 5600 rpm, 160 lbs. torque
2004 Peugeot 106: Outside North America only, FWD, 120 hp, 5500 rpm, 107 lbs.
2003 Peugeot 206: FWD, 138 hp, 6000 rpm, 143 lbs. torque
1987 Toyota Corolla GTS (AE86): RWD, 112 hp, 6600 rpm, 97 lbs. torque
2004 Vauxhall Corsa: Outside North America only, FWD, 125 hp, 6000 rpm, 122lbs
Look at road signs around the city. They often have colored shapes (yellow triangles, etc.) to guide the way to the shops. Also, look for street-lights casting a colored glow. This indicates that there is a shop very close.
Unlocked in level 5:
1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR: AWD, 276 hp, 6800 rpm, 216 lbs. torque
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX STi: AWD, 300 hp, 6000 rpm, 300 lbs. torque
Auto Motor - get 20 wins in stage 5
AutoMaxx Magazine - get 16 wins in stage 4
Car Audio and Electronics - Get 6 wins in stage 3
Chrome und Flamen - Get 27 wins in stage 4
Elaborare - Get 3 wins in stage 4
GTI Magazine get 11 wins in stage 3
GTI Magazine - get 16 wins in stage 5
Hot 4's - Get 18 wins in stage 3
Import Tuner - Get 4 wins in stage 5
Maxi Tuning - get 7 wins in stage 4
Power Magazine - Get 32 wins in stage 5
Spoiler - Get 11 wins in stage 4
Sports Compact Car - get 8 wins in stage 2
Street Car Magazine - get 2 wins in stage 3
Street Car Magazine - Get 9 wins in stage 5
Street Tuner - Get 34 wins in stage 5
Stuff Magazine - Get 20 wins in stage 4
Super Street - Get 28 wins in stage 5
Swiss Tuner Magazine - Get 25 wins in stage 5
Turbo - get 4 wins in stage 2
Get drift points easy:
Some of the downhill drift races have houses with looping drive ways that you can drive in. Drifting in these driveways gets a lot more points than on the street because you are so far off the road and are not hitting a wall.
To fill your NOS gauge when you have hydraulics, flip any car or SUV and hold A for about two seconds. Then, press any button to activate the hydraulics. Immediately, the word "Hydro" will appear on the right hand side of the screen with a number underneath. The number should continue to rise and not stop. To stop doing this, release A and press Back to flip the car back over, starting with a NOS gauge filled to the overflow gauge.
Unlocked in level 3:
2003 Acura RSX Type S: North America only, FWD, 200 hp, 7,400 rpm, 142 lbs.
2004 Audi A3: AWD, 250 hp, 6300 rpm, 236 lbs. torque
2004 Audi TT Quattro: AWD, 250 hp, 6300 rpm, 236 lbs. torque
2002 Lexus IS300: RWD, 215 hp, 5800 rpm, 218 lbs. torque
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse: AWD, 210 hp, 6000 rpm, 214 lbs. torque
1998 Toyota Supra: RWD, 225 hp, 5800 rpm, 210 lbs. torque
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T: FWD, 180 hp, 5500 rpm, 173 lbs. torque
Unlocked in level 4:
2005 Ford Mustang GT: RWD, 300 hp, 5800 rpm, 315 lbs. torque
2004 Infiniti G35: RWD, 280 hp, 6200 rpm, 270 lbs. torque
1995 Mazda RX-7: RWD, 255 hp, 6500 rpm, 217 lbs. torque
2004 Mazda RX-8: RWD, 238 hp, 8500 rpm, 159 lbs. torque
1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT: AWD, 320 hp, 6000 rpm, 315 lbs. torque
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer: AWD, 271 hp, 6500 rpm, 273 lbs. torque
2003 Nissan 350Z: RWD, 287 hp, 6200 rpm, 274 lbs. torque
2004 Pontiac GTO: RWD, 350 hp, 5200 rpm, 365 lbs. torque
Easy NOS recovery:
To get lots of NOS easily, when you are standing still hold hand brake (R). Next, hold the gas then hold Left or Right. You should spin around and create smoke. This should give you 300 points instantly to recover turbo boost
Get on the highway and drive in reverse. After a few seconds you should begin racking up points on the right side of your screen. These points will give you extra NOS. Note: Crashing into traffic at high speeds will reduce your NOS.
When you are on the ground, activate hydros and keep flicking the Left Analog-stick Left repeatedly to get lots of points for filling your NOS bar. You can also do about three donuts, then wait and do another three donuts.
Taking a nice photo shoot
Once you are in the photo shoot area, press B, hold your handbrake, then rev the engine and press either Left or Right. The car should do donuts. While it is doing this, take the photo. This will give a smoky look on your wheels in the picture.