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    Need For Speed II FAQ
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    Version 1.0
    August 23, 2001
    
    
    This FAQ is copyright me (Sir Gareth/ Josh Burr) 2001. You may not sell
    it or in any way use it to gain a profit. Use of this FAQ is free and it
    will remain that way.
    
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    Table of Contents
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    I. Introduction
    II. FAQ
       A. Car list
       B. Track List
    III. Cheats and Codes
    IV. Credits
    V. Contact Info
    
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    =====I. Introduction=====
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    Need For Speed II is a PC racing game made by EA(Electronic Arts). It is
    the second game in a five game series:
    
    Need For Speed
    Need For Speed II
    Need For Speed III: Hot Pursuit
    Need for Speed IV: High Stakes 
    Need For Speed V: Porsche Unleashed
    
    I have tried to make this FAQ as complete as possible. If you think you
    have anything to add to this FAQ that could be useful, e-mail me at the
    e-mail address at the bottom of this FAQ. 
    
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    =========II. FAQ=========
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    =====A. Car List=====
    There are 9 cars in NFS II:
    
    1. McLaren F1
    2. Ferrari F50
    3. Ford GT90
    4. Jaguar XJ220
    5. Lotus GT1
    6. Lotus Esprit V8
    7. Italdesign Cala 
    8. Isdera Commendatore 112i
    9. Ford Indigo(This car is only available with the use of a code, but it
    has a showcase and everything, so I included it.)
    
    
    1. McLaren F1
    Stats:
    Acceleration-4/5
    Top Speed-5/5
    Braking-5/5
    Handling-3/5
    
    Price: $873,000
    Weight: 2509 lbs.
    Weight Dist., f/r: 41.2%/58.8%
    
    Length: 168.8 in.
    Width: 71.6 in. 
    Height: 44.8 in.
    
    Performance:
    Top Speed: 231 mph
    0-60: 3.2 sec.
    0-100: 6.3 sec.
    Comments: Obviously the best car of the bunch, its Top Speed is higher
    than any other car in the game. Its only drawback is its handling, which
    makes this car best suited for tracks with easy turns.
    
    
    2. Ferrari F50
    Stats:
    Acceleration-5/5
    Top Speed-4/5
    Braking-4/5
    Handling-4/5
    
    Price: $500,000
    Weight: 3080 lbs.
    Weight dist, f/r: 40.9%/59.1%
    
    Length: 176.4 in.  
    Width: 78.2 in.
    Height: 44.1 in. 
    
    Performance:
    Top Speed: 202 mph
    0-60: 3.7 sec.
    0-100: 6.0 sec.
    Comments: With good performance all around, the Ferrari F50 makes a
    perfect car for beginners.
    
    
    3. Ford GT90
    Stats:
    Acceleration-5/5
    Top Speed-5/5
    Braking-3.5/5
    Handling-3/5
    
    Price: Not for sale(prototype)
    Weight: 3200 lbs.
    Weight dist., f/r: 42%/58%
    
    Length: 176 in.
    Width: 77.3 in.
    Height: 44.9 in. 
    
    Performance:
    Top Speed: 220+ mph
    0-60: 3.1 sec
    0-100: 6.2 sec.
    Comments: The GT90 is an experimental prototype, so you'll probably never
    see this baby in production. This car has the best acceleration of all
    the cars. 
    
    
    4. Jaguar XJ220
    Stats:
    Acceleration-3.5/5
    Top Speed-4/5
    Braking-4/5
    Handling3/5
    
    Price: $330,000
    Weight: 3241 lbs.
    Weight dist, f/r: 41.5%/58.5%
    
    Length: 194.2 in.
    Width: 87.5 in. 
    Height: 45.3 in.
    
    Performance:
    Top Speed: 213 mph
    0-60: 3.4 sec. 
    0-100: 7.9 sec. 
    Comments: The XJ220 is a good car to use if you want a challenge. Its
    only good point is its 213 mph top speed.
    
    
    5. Lotus GT1
    Stats:
    Acceleration-3/5
    Top Speed-3.5/5
    Braking-4.5/5
    Handling-5/5
    
    Price: $645,000
    Weight: 2315 lbs. 
    Weight dist, f/r: 40%/60%
    
    Length: 176.8 in. 
    Width: 81.5 in.
    Height: 43.3 in.
    
    Performance:
    Top Speed: 195 mph
    0-60: 3.8 sec. 
    0-100: 9.0 sec.
    Comments: With average speed, acceleration, and above average handling,
    the Lotus GT1 makes an even better beginner car than the Ferrari F50.
    
    
    6.Lotus Esprit V8
    Stats: 
    Acceleration-2.5/5
    Top Speed-3.5/5
    Braking-4/5
    Handling-4/5
    
    Price: $82,000
    Weight: 3042 lbs.
    Weight dist, f/r: 42.7%/57.3%
    
    Length: 173.8 in.
    Width: 74.1 in.
    Height: 45.3 in. 
    
    Performance:
    Top Speed: 175 mph
    0-60: 4.8 sec.
    0-100: 10.5 sec.
    Comments: This is the cheapest car in the game, but sadly, you get what
    you pay for. Poor acceleration and speed make this a very bad car(at
    least compared to the other cars).
    
    
    7. Italdesign Cala
    Stats:
    Acceleration-2/5
    Top Speed-3.5/5
    Braking-4.5/5
    Handling-3.5/5
    
    Price: Not for sale(prototype)
    Weight:2844 lbs. 
    Weight dist, f/r: 37.7%/62.3%
    
    Length: 172.8 in.
    Width: 74.8 in.
    Height: 48.1 in.
     
    Performance:
    Top Speed: 181 mph
    0-60: 5.0 sec. 
    0-100: 10.9 sec
    Comments: The Cala has the worst acceleration in the game, so don't
    expect an early lead.
    
    
    8.Isdera Commendatore 112i
    Stats:
    Acceleration-4/5
    Top Speed-4.5/5
    Braking-3.5/5
    Handling-3/5
    
    Price: $485,000
    Weight: 3256 lbs. 
    Weight dist, f/r: 47.5%/52.5%
    
    Length: 182.0 in.
    Width: 73.5
    Height: 40.6
    
    Performance:
    Top Speed: 212 mph
    0-60: 4.0 sec.
    0-100: n/a
    Comments: The 112i, in my opinion the coolest looking car in the game, is
    like a mini-McLaren F1. It has good acceleration and speed, and below
    average handling.
    
    9. Ford Indigo
    Stats: 
    Acceleration-3.5/5
    Top Speed-3.5/5
    Braking-5/5
    Handling-5/5
    
    Price: Not for sale(prototype)
    Weight: 2300 lbs.
    Weight dist, f/r: 40%/60%
    
    Length: 175.3
    Width: 82.0
    Height: 39.5
    
    Performance:
    Top Speed: 180 mph
    0-60: 3.9 sec.
    0-100: n/a
    Comments: The Ford Indigo has better hadling than any other vehicle in
    the game. This car performs best on the Mystic Peaks and Meditarraneo
    tracks. 
    
    
    =====B. Track List=====
    
    There are 7 tracks in NFS II:
    
    1. Proving Grounds
    2. Outback
    3. North Country
    4. Pacific Spirit
    5. Meditarraneo
    6. Mystic Peaks
    7. Monolithic Studios(you need a code to unlock this track, see the Code
    Section for more info.)
    
    1. Proving Grounds
    This is a real track in Norway where new cars, especially fast sports
    cars like the ones in this game, are tested. It is a very easy track, and
    its main purpose is to get you aquainted with the game's controls.
    
    2. Outback
    Set in Australia, this track is good for practicing tight turns. Be
    careful on the jumps-you could crash as you land if you're not facing
    straight.
    
    3. North Country
    Don't freak when you see the map of this track. The 4 hairpin turns look
    tough, but become rather easy with practice. Cars with good braking
    dominate here.
    
    4. Pacific Spirit
    This track is like the Outback, only bigger, and with tighter turns. The
    bridge turn looms especially difficult to pull off cleanly.
    
    5. Meditarraneo
    Set in what looks like Greece or Italy, this track isn't really hard,
    just long.
    
    6. Mystic Peaks
    This is the longest track in the game. Don't go off the road or you may
    fishtail on the snow.
    
    7. Monolithic Studios   
    This is the most fun track. You will see sets from many different movies.
    Outer space, dinosaurs, huge jumps, flaming buildings, and holographic
    maps are just some of the things you will see.
    
    
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    ====III. Cheats/Codes====
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    These are all the cheats/codes in NFS II:
    
    Ford Indigo
    Type "RED RACER" at the main screen. 
    
    Monolithic Studios
    Type "Hollywood" at the main screen.
    
    Drive other cars, etc.:
    Type what you want at the car select screen.
     
    bus -- School Bus 
    bmw -- BMW 
    commanche -- Jeep Commanche 
    jeepyj -- Jeep YJ 
    landcruiser -- Toyota Landcruiser 
    mercedes -- Mercedes Benz 
    miata -- Mazda Miata 
    quattro -- Audi Quattro 
    semi -- Semi 
    snowtruck -- Snowplow 
    vanagon -- Volkswagen Van 
    volvo -- Volvo 
    vwbug -- Volkswagen Bug 
    vwfb -- Volkswagen Fastback 
    armytruck -- Army Truck 
    drive29 -- Monolitihic Studios Bus 
    drive30 -- Limousine 
    drive31 -- Citroen 2CV 
    drive36 -- Cart 
    drive37 -- Outhouse 
    drive38 -- T-Rex 
    drive39 -- Cowboy wagon 
    drive40 -- Wagon 
    drive41 -- Souvenier Stand 1 
    drive42 -- Souvenier Stand 2 
    drive43 -- Souvenier Stand 3 
    drive44 -- Log 
    drive45 -- Monorail 
    drive46 -- Hoverpolice 
    drive47 -- UFO 
    drive48 -- Sewage Truck 
    drive49 -- Snowy Wooden Box 1 
    drive50 -- Snowy Wooden Box 2 
    
    Drive at Night
    To drive at night on any track, hold "n" while the track is loading.
    
    Pioneer Engines
    To upgrade all cars to Pioneer engines, type "PIONEER" at the car select
    screen.
    
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    =======IV. Credits=======
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    Me-I wrote the FAQ. 
    
    EA(Electronic Arts)-For making this and countless other great games.
    
    You-You read it(unless you just skipped down to here. If you did, go back
    and read the whole thing.)
    
    
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    ======V. Contact Info======
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    My e-mail address is:
    
    gareth14@juno.com
    
    if you have any questions, comments, or anything you think that could be
    put in this FAQ to better it. If you submit something to me, and I put it
    in the next update of this FAQ, you will recieve full credit.