This following is a list of the best overall cars and bikes according to class. Note: This is assuming you have the best performance kit for each vehicle without bringing it out of its class (mostly level 3):
G-class Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (Amazing top speed, acceleration, and handling for its class, but has to be unlocked first; has stats similar to C or B car) Lamborghini Muira P400SV (good top speed, 198 mph) Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato (good handling and lack of drift; costs $3,000,000; level 3 kit $80,000)
D-class Aston Martin DB9 Coupe Cadillac XLR-V C-class TVR Sagaris (best for acceleration) Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (best for handling, 94%) Noble M14 (best for top speed, 208mph)
B-class Ford GT (best for acceleration and braking power; same top speed as Dodge Viper SRT-10) Dodge Viper SRT-10 (slightly better handling than Ford GT) Farboud Supercharged GTS Prototype 2005 and Jaguar XJ220 (best for top speed)
A-class Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo (best for acceleration 93%; and great top speed 250mph) Koenigsegg CC8S (best for extremely high speed, 263+ mph) Enzo Ferrari (best for handling, 100% from the start; braking, acceleration, 90%; and lack of drift) MB-bikes MV Agusta F4 Brutale 910S (best for top speed) Kawasaki Z1000 (best for acceleration) MA-bikes MV Agusta F4 Tamburini (best for top speed, 220 mph without drafting; handling, 100%; acceleration, 93%; braking power. 96%; and lack of drift; $45,000; level 3 kit $40,000) Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R (has same handling as MV Agusta, but top speed, braking power, and acceleration are worse; $14,000; level 3 kit $25,000)
-The following are recommended cars per class according to best top speed, acceleration, and all time:
Best top speed CLASS - CAR A - McLaren F1 $1,000,000 B - Dodge Viper SRT10 $80,000 C - TVR Tuscan $80,000 D - Mustand GTR Concept (1.5 mill - 10 mill online,or free if you do all car missions) E - Pontiac GTO $45,000 ??? F - Alfa Romero $35,000 ??? G - Shelby Daytona $1,000,000
Acceleration CLASS - CAR A - Ducati 999r $30,000 or Saleen S7 $555,000 B - Caterham CSR C - TVR Sagiris $100,000 D - Mustang GTR Concept E - Nissan Skyline $50,000 (DLC ) Koenigsegg CCR (DLC) F - Audi TT Quatro $45,000 G - Shelby Daytona $1,000,000
All time CLASS - CAR A - Koenigsegg CCR $595,000 (DLC) B - Dodge Viper SRT10 $80,000 C - TVR Tuscan $80,000 D - 300c SRT8 E - Mustang GT Convertible $30,000 F - Chevrolet SSR $40,000 G - Lamborghini Miura
-On A class racing, the Saleen S7 with stage 3 tuning 1,000 hp will hit 255 mph (drafting). However, it will not leave first gear straight off. If in a race with other A class, try the Chrysler ME-412. It does not stay in first gear, unlike the Saleen S7, which does not get out of first gear unless you let go of the gas or throttle (wheelspin). Note: When doing the 160 mph in heavy traffic bottom right map, use the Saleen S7 or Chrysler ME-412 by drafting and doing a run up.
-The Noble M400 is the best handling and accelerating car in B class racing.
-The TVR Sagaris is the fastest accelerating and trickiest car to handle in the C class.
- The best D class would be the RUF or Lamborghini Countach 25th anniversary stage 3 tuning (downloadable content).
- When it comes to acceleration and handling, the best E class car is the Nissan R34 Skyline stage 3 tuning (downloadable content). For top speed and horsepower, it would be the Pontiac GTO stage 3 tuning.
Unlock the following bonuses by performing the corresponding tasks:
BONUS - HOW TO UNLOCK Oahu Raceway - Reach the "Pro" rank The Reward multiplayer race challenge - Reach the "Expert" rank (180 achievement points) Ford Island race challenge - Reach the "Expert" rank (180 achievement points) The Legendary Record multiplayer race challenge - Reach the "Champion" rank (450 achievement points) May The Best Man Win multiplayer race challenge - Reach the "Champion" rank (450 achievement points) All challenges - Reach the "Champion" rank (450 achievement points) Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione - Win the Gold Cup in the "Tour Of The Island" race challenge Chrysler Firepower Concept Car - Win the Gold Cup in all Transporter extra challenges Chrysler ME FOUR-TWELVE - Win the Gold Cup in all Race solo challenges Ford Mustang GT-R Concept - Win the Gold Cup in all Convoy extra challenges Ford Shelby Cobra Concept - Win the Gold Cup in all Top Model extra challenges Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept - Win the Gold Cup in all Speed solo challenges Volkswagen W12 Coupe - Win the Gold Cup in all Time solo challenges Volkswagen W12 Roadster - Win the Gold Cup in all Hitchhiker extra challenges Photo mode - Reach the "Amateur" rank Editor mode - Reach the "Pro" rank to unlock Editor mode. In this mode, you can create custom challenges or modify already created challenges. Tuner shops - Reach the "Amateur" rank Bike dealerships - Go to all the car showrooms on the island Paint Shop Luxe - Win the Gold Cup in the "Around The Crater" race challenge. This deluxe paint shop is located in Kahala and allows many vehicles to have custom paint schemes. Walmaealamae Haven of Peace - Drive on every road on the island. It has a 10-car garage, for purchase from any real estate agency. Chronopack - Purchase two vehicles
-To easily earn money, complete enough Achievements to become a Champion. Then, repeat the Alfa Challenge in the Competezione car which should cost nothing. You will earn $75,000 for each win.
-After reaching the Pro level, do the speed race called "170 mph in heavy traffic". When you start, go to the opposite side of the freeway so you are going with traffic. Once you finish, do not press A. Instead, keep re-trying until you reach your desired limit. Note: A fast car (over 190 mph) is recommended.
-Go to the bottom of the map by the crater to find a speed challenge there that awards $40,000. A C-Class car is required (TVR Sagaris recommended). It can be done in about 1:30 to 2 minutes and get $40,000, which results in about $1,200,000 after one hour.
-After reaching the "Champion" rank, get $305,000 and buy the Farboud Supercharged GTS Prototype at the northern region of the map, in the McLaren-Noble-Ascari-Farboud dealership. Then, go to its tuning shop in the eastern part of the island along the shore. Purchase the best mods for it. In the city east of the southern airport (where you started and where most of everything is found), there is a speed race called 180 mph Downtown. Start it with the car. Immediately turn around when you start. There are no cameras to pass. Just reach 180 mph and press A to finish. With the upgrades, you should get to the speed in about 20 seconds (if you do not hit any car)s. Repeat this for another easy $75,000. This can result in about $1,000,000 in less than eight minutes.
-Find the highway and go to a spot chose by (but not too close) to an intersection. Find a racer to have a Instant Challenge with you and set the finish line just behind the start line on the opposite side of the highway. Once the race starts, quickly turn over the center of the highway and drive past the finish line. Do this five or ten times, then do a race that is worth about $20,000. You will get tons of money for the win. Note: This does not always work.
-On Expert level, there is an easy race called "Lucky Day". It only lasts about two minutes and results in $40,000 every time. Use the Kawasaki Ninja ($14,000) with the stage 3 tuning package ($25,000).
-Once you reach Champion level, buy a Ford GT and level 3 upgrades for it. On the southwest side of the island is a race called Ford Day, which is only about 1.7 or 1.9 miles long. Skilled drivers should be able to do it in about one minute and bank $75,000 each time.
-Purchase at least twelve to fifteen Ford Mustang GT Coupes and upgrade them at the U.S. Tuner with a Stage 3 Saleen package. Put them up for sale for around $1,000,000 each. If you have enough cars up for sale, eventually the CPU players will buy them.
At least Pro level is required for this trick. Press Start while in Free Drive mode, select "Editor", and make anything (just skip). At the map section, create a small race that takes place wherever you need to go. Even though there is a cross through a circle, you are off the road then.
If you have yet to purchase a Ford Mustang GT Coupe and a Ford Mustang GT Convertible, do so. Take them to the U.S. Muscle Car Tuner shop and, when asked whether you want them tuned as a Ford or a Saleen, press Down and select "Saleen". The new car(s) will have a very visible sign that says "Saleen" at the top of the windshield. They will also be upgraded to C/D class cars.
The following is a list of every vehicle in the game:
G-Class Cars AC 289 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 Chevrolet Corvette 1969 Stingray Jaguar Type-E Coupe Lamborghini Miura P400SV Maserati 3500 GT Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Pontiac Firebird Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Shelby GT 500
F-Class Cars Alfa Romero GT 3.2 V6 24V Audi A3 3.2 Quattro DSG Audi TT Quattro Sport Chevrolet SSR Saturn Sky Volkswagen Golf R32
E-Class Cars Audi A6 4.2 Quattro Audi S4 Cabriolet Ford Mustang GT Coupe Ford Mustand GT Convertible Jaguar XK Convertible Jaguar XK Coupe Nissan 350Z Coupe Nissan 350Z Nismo S-Tune Nissan Skyline GTR R34 (XBLC) Pontiac GTO
D-Class Cars Aston Martin DB9 Coupe Aston Martin V8 Vantage Aston Martin DB9 Volante Aston Martin DB7 Zagato Audi RS4 Quattro Saloon (XBLC) Cadillac XLR-V Crystler 300C SRT-8 Jaguar XKR Coupe Lotus Elise R Lotus Esprit V8 Maserati GranSport Maserati Spyder 90th Aniversary Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 AMG Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Mustang GT-R Concept Wiesmann Roadster MF3
C-Class Cars Alfa Romero 8c Competizone Aston Martin Vanquish S Chevrolet Corvette C6 Coupe Crystler Fire Power Concept Car Ferrari 288 GTO Ferrari 575M Marenello Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Lotus Sport Exige 240R Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Noble M14 Spyker C8 Laviolette TVR Sagaris TVR Tuscan S Volkswagen W12 Roadster
B-Class Cars Ascari KZ-1 Caterham CSR 260 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Dodge Viper SRT-10 Farbound Supercharged GTS Prototype 2005 Ferrari F430 Ferrari F430 Spider Ford GT Jaguar XJ220 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe (XBLC) Lamborghini Gallardo SE Mercedez-Benz CLK DTM AMG Noble M12 GTO-3R Shelby Cobra Concept Shelby GR-1 Concept Volkswagen W12 Coupe
A-Class Cars Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Ferrari Enzo Koenigsess CC8S Lamborghini Murcielago Coupe Maserati MC12 Mclaren F1 Mclaren F1 GTR Mclaren F1 LM (XBLC) Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Pagani Zonda C12S Roadster (XBLC) Pagani Zonda C12S Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo
At the top of the map where the 180 on winding road is located (top right), there is a barn/houses area that is fenced off. Find the open gate and drive through slowly. You will go downhill and need to turn right. Stay near the water so you do not lose power. If you have enough speed (over 10 mph) you should work your way up the hill. Note: There are no walls in the buildings.
ACHIEVEMENT - HOW TO UNLOCK Single Player Victory - Level 1 (20 points) - Win the Gold Cup in 5 single-player challenges. Single Player Victory - Level 2 (20 points) - Win the Gold Cup in 10 single-player challenges. Single Player Victory - Level 3 (20 points) - Win the Gold Cup in 20 single-player challenges. Single Player Victory - Level 4 (30 points) - Win the Gold Cup in 40 single-player challenges. Single Player Victory - Level 5 (40 points) - Win the Gold Cup in 60 single-player challenges. Single Player Victory - Level 6 (60 points) - Win the Gold Cup in all the single-player challenges. Single Player Time Challenges (15 points) - Win the Gold Cup in all the single-player time challenges. Single Player Race Challenges (20 points) - Win the Gold Cup in all the single-player races challenges. Single Player Speed Challenges (10 points) - Win the Gold Cup in all the single-player speed challenges. Island Tour (30 points) - Win the Gold Cup in the "Island Tour" challenge. Multiplayer Victory - Level 1 (10 points) - Take 3 victories in multiplayer races. Only ranked matches are counted. Multiplayer Victory - Level 2 (20 points) - Take 15 victories in multiplayer races. Only ranked matches are counted. Multiplayer Victory - Level 3 (30 points) - Take 30 victories in multiplayer races. Only ranked matches are counted. Successful Missions - Level 1 (15 points) - Beat 3 missions (Top-Model, Hitchhiker, Vehicle Transport, or Courier). Successful Missions - Level 2 (25 points) - Beat 15 missions (Top-Model, Hitchhiker, Vehicle Transport, or Courier). Successful Missions - Level 3 (35 points) - Beat 40 missions (Top-Model, Hitchhiker, Vehicle Transport, or Courier). Successful Missions - Level 4 (60 points) - Beat ALL the missions (Top-Model, Hitchhiker, Vehicle Transport, or Courier). Instant Challenge Victories (10 points) - Take 5 victories in Instant Challenges. Sharing Custom Challenges (10 points) - Share 3 custom challenges in the Drive-Ins. Custom Challenge Victories (10 points) - Take 2 victories in the custom challenges of the Drive-Ins. Club Member (10 points) - Create a Club or become a member of an existing Club. Club Race Victories (10 points) - Take 3 victories in Inter-Club races. Trade (10 points) - Buy or sell a vehicle from/to another member on trade. Ferrari Collector (20 points) - Own at least 3 different Ferrari cars. Lamborghini Collector (20 points) - Own at least 3 different Lamborghini cars. Mercedes-Benz Collector (15 points) - Own at least 3 different Mercedes-Benz cars. Chevrolet Collector (10 points) - Own at least 3 different Chevrolet cars. Aston Martin Collector (15 points) - Own at least 3 different Aston Martin cars. Ford Collector (10 points) - Own at least 3 different Ford cars. Bike Collector (10 points) - Own at least 3 different bikes. Ben Sherman Collector (10 points) - Own at least 10 Ben Sherman items. *ecko unltd. Collector (10 points) - Own at least 10 *ecko unltd. items. Tuner (10 points) - Buy a performance pack for one of your vehicles in a Tuning Shop. Explorer (40 points) - Discover all the roads on the island. Easygoing Tourist (10 points) - Cover 30 miles (48 km). Steadfast Tourist (25 points) - Cover 200 miles (320 km). Traveler (30 points) - Cover 400 miles (640 km). Seasoned Traveler (35 points) - Cover 1,000 miles (1,600 km). Eagle-Eyed Driver (40 points) - Cover 5,000 miles (8,000 km). Owner (20 points) - Own at least 2 houses. Real-Estate Tycoon (30 points) - Own at least 15 houses. Small Collector (15 points) - Own at least 2 different cars. Amateur Collector (20 points) - Own at least 4 different cars. Confirmed Collector (25 points) - Own at least 10 different cars. Most Varied Collector (30 points) - Own at least 20 different cars. Extreme Collector (30 points) - Own at least 50 different models of cars.