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    Car Guide by MotoFoxKDX1

    Version: 1.03 | Updated: 06/16/03 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    MIDNIGHT CLUB 2 Car Guide
    
    By Ryan "MotoFox" Barile
    E-mail - motofoxkdx1@yahoo.com
    Version - 1.03
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1 - Introduction
    2 - Car Stats
    3 - Car Descriptions
    4 - Car Counterparts
    5 - Secret Cars
    6 - Racing Tips
    7 - Permissions
    
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    1 - Introduction:
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    This FAQ was made to help choose the right car for the right race and also act
    as a reference to how the cars perform.
    
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    2 - Car Stats (Given in game):
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    =============================L.A.==============================
    Car------------Driver---Nitros---0 to 60---0 to 100---Top Speed
    Citi-----------Moses-------1------2.866-----12.599-----138.977
    Emu------------Stephen-----1------4.199-----13.766-----156.732
    Torrida--------Maria-------1------3.433-----12.533-----147.418
    1971 Bestia----Diego-------1------3.033-----12.966-----158.481
    Interna--------Angel-------1------2.466-----16.733-----149.524
    Cohete---------Bikers------0------1.966------6.866-----145.466
    Citi Turbo-----Gina--------1------3.833-----10.599-----163.258
    Monstruo-------Hector------1------2.666------8.833-----171.303
    Jersey XS*-----Dice--------2------2.233------7.466-----164.996
    L.A. Cop Car---None--------2------XXXXX------XXXXX-----186.000
    
    ===========================Paris===============================
    Car------------Driver---Nitros---0 to 60---0 to 100---Top Speed
    Boost----------Blog--------2------1.966------5.899-----182.011
    Bryanston V----Julie-------2------2.144------5.733-----189.617
    Schneller V8---Primo-------2------2.633------8.866-----208.355
    Alarde---------Stephane----2------2.033------6.299-----159.357
    Fripon X-------Ian---------2------1.933------5.833-----173.577
    Monsoni--------Ian---------0------1.666------4.066-----148.456
    Stadt----------Farid-------2------1.959------6.033-----159.418
    Victory--------Owen--------2------1.899------5.533-----168.219
    Modo Prego*----Parfait-----3------1.733------4.599-----190.265
    Paris Cop Car--None--------3------XXXXX------XXXXX-----205.000
    
    ===========================Tokyo===============================
    Car------------Driver---Nitros---0 to 60---0 to 100---Top Speed
    Lusso XT-------Ichiro------3------2.099------7.199-----226.854
    RSMC 15--------Shing-------3------2.066------5.833-----199.454
    Vortex 5-------Ricky-------3------1.633------4.366-----177.088
    Saikou---------Haley-------3------1.566------4.199-----194.420
    Knight---------Nikko-------3------1.533------4.232-----183.117
    Nousagi--------Zen---------0------1.633------4.366-----177.088
    Saikou XS------Ken'ichi----3------1.699------4.253-----207.015
    Torque JX*-----Makoto------4------1.633------4.133-----217.488
    Veloci**-------Savo--------5------1.599------3.466-----210.307
    Tokyo Cop Car--None--------4------XXXXX------XXXXX-----221.000
    SLF450X--------None--------5------XXXXX------XXXXX-----249.000
    
    *--Respective City Champions Car
    **-World Champions Car
    XXXXX - Working on actual numbers
    
    Thanks to Darcy Talbot A.K.A. "White Cracker" for some of the stats on the cop
    cars and SLF450X.
    
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    3 - Car Descriptions:
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    These are just some short descriptions of the cars to help in choosing the
    rigth car for the right race. 
    
    Also for people who don't know there are 2 terms I'll be using to refer to the
    handling, Grip and Drift. Grip means that car will grip the road when turning,
    and Drift means that the back end of the car will kind of slide around the 
    turn, this will cause a spin if your not careful enough when corning.
    
    ===================================L.A.========================================
    Car----------Description-------------------------------------------------------
    Citi---------The definitive street racing machine. Has average abilities, 
                 has pretty good acceleration and handling but low top speed. More
                 of a grip type car.
    Emu----------Excellent on long freeway races, has a good top speed but lacks in
                 acceleration and slightly in handling. More of a grip type car.
    Torrida------Sports coupe. Pretty good balance of accelertion, handling and top
                 speed. More of a grip type car.
    1971 Bestia--Muscle car. Good top speed and acceleration but kind of lacks in 
                 handling, more of drift type car.
    Interna------Nimble racer. Very good acceleration and handling. More of a grip
                 type car even though it has rear wheel drive. It can drift a bit.
    Cohete-------Motorcycle. Very good acceleration, handling and top speed but 
                 easy to crash. I don't think bikes have a type, but can grip and
                 drift well.
    Citi Turbo---Turbo version of the Citi. Better handling and top speed over the
                 regular Citi. Kind of lacks in acceleration, more of a grip type
                 car.
    Monstruo-----Powerful FR car, Fastest L.A. car in terms of top speed. Has good
                 acceleration but is liable to spin around corners if your not 
                 careful. More of a drift type car.
    Jersey XS----Good acceleration and top speed. More of a grip type car even 
                 though it's rear wheel drive. It can coner without drifting.
    L.A. Cop-----Slowest of all the cop cars but it's the fastest L.A. car. Can gain
                 speed while cornering. Good for ramming. More of a drift type car.
    
    ==================================Paris========================================
    Car----------Description-------------------------------------------------------
    Boost--------Well balanced, has good handling that's coupled with a good top
                 speed and good acceleration. More of a grip type car.
    Bryanston V--All around car, good acceleration, handling and top speed. More
                 of a grip type car but can drift a little.
    Schneller V8-Has a very good top speed but suffers from not so good handling
                 and kind of slow acceleration. More of a grip type car at low
                 speeds but can drift at faster ones.
    Alarde-------Has very good handling and good acceleration but suffers from a 
                 kind of low top speed (compared to other paris cars). This car I
                 think is like a drift/grip type car. It can take a turn a at 
                 almost full speed but it slides some in the process.
    Fripon X-----Has a good balance of top speed, handling and acceleration. More
                 of a drift type car even though it has font wheel drive.
    Monsoni------Heavy motorcycle, just like the Cohete but with better top speed
                 and acceleration. Has slighty less handling.
    Stadt--------Just like the Alarde it has very good handling and good 
                 acceleration but suffers from a kind of low top speed. More of a
                 grip type car.
    Victory------Has very good acceleration with a good top speed. Drifts very well 
                 when cornering. More of a drift type car.
    Modo Prego---Very good top speed and acceleration but is liable to spin around
                 corners if your not careful. More of a drift type car.
    Paris Cop----This police car has the best handling and also has good speed.
                 It's a good all around car. More of a grip type car.
    
    ==================================Tokyo========================================
    Car----------Description-------------------------------------------------------
    Lusso XT-----Very good top speed, paired with good acceleration, but it loses
                 handling in the process. Can plow through traffic and not be 
                 effected. More of a grip type car through my experience.
    RSMC 15------Has a very good top speed with good acceleration but suffers in
                 the handling category. More of a drift type car.
    Vortex 5-----Very good acceration and handling, but suffers from a kind of low
                 top speed compared to other Tokyo cars. More of a grip type car.
    Saikou-------Has a very good top speed and acceleration. And has good handling.
                 Can drift well around corners. More of a drift type car.
    Knight-------Has very good acceleration and handling with a good top speed.
                 More of a grip type car but can drift good as well.
    Nousagi------The best of all the bikes. Has very good handling, acceleration
                 and top speed.
    Saikou XS----Has very good acceleration and top speed. It has decent handling
                 and can drift pretty good. More of a drift type car.
    Torque JX----Has a very good top speed and very good acceleration. Suffers in 
                 the handling department a little. More of a grip type car from
                 experience with it.
    Veloci-------This car has it all. It has very good acceleration, top speed and
                 handling. It drifts well around corners. More of a drift type car.
    Tokyo Cop----The fastest of all cop cars, has good acceleration and top speed.
                 More of a drift type car.
    SLF450X------The fastest car in the game with a top speed of 249, which is the
                 fastest the game allows.
    
    Thanks again to Darcy Talbot A.K.A. "White Cracker" for some of the descriptions
    on the cop cars and SLF450X.
    
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    4 - Car Counterparts:
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    Midnight Club 2 cars have fake names but are based off of real cars. This is
    just a section to show what they are. Also the cars I have listed are what I
    see them as. Also the cars that have an * next to them are debatable models
    that could very well be something else but like I said that's how I see them.
    
    ================L.A.===============
    In Game Car-----Real World Car
    Citi------------Honda Civic
    Emu-------------Volkswagon Passat
    Torrida---------Honda/Acura Integra
    1971 Bestia-----GTO or Charger*
    Interna---------Honda S2000
    Cohete----------Kawasaki Ninja R9
    Citi Turbo------Honda Civic
    Monstruo--------Mazda RX-7
    Jersey XS-------Dodge Viper SRT-10
    L.A. Cop--------Ford Crown Victoria
    
    ===============Paris===============
    In Game Car-----Real World Car
    Boost-----------Ford Pumaspeed Cosworth Conversion
    Bryanston V-----BMW 330i or Ford Escort*
    Schneller V8----BMW 760i or BMW M5*
    Alarde----------Lotus Elise
    Fripon X--------Volkswagon Golf IV GTI
    Monsoni---------Ducati 996
    Stadt-----------Renault Clio V6 Sports
    Victory---------Aston Martin Vanquish
    Modo Prego------Porsche 911 GT3
    Paris Cop-------Puegot 306 S16*
    
    ===============Tokyo===============
    In Game Car-----Real World Car
    Lusso XT--------Lexus GS300*
    RSMC 15---------Nissan 350Z
    Vortex 5--------Toyota MR2
    Saikou----------Toyota Supra
    Knight----------Mistubishi Lancer Evo
    Nousagi---------Yamaha YZF-R1
    Saikou XS-------AB-Flug Supra
    Torque JX-------Nissan Skyline
    Veloci----------Saleen S7
    Tokyo Cop-------Nissan 300ZX
    * - Debatable model
    
    Thanks to Sychosis for finding out the motorcycles and thanks to Rabbit for 
    telling me what the Boost was. And thanks again to both on some other options 
    on the debatable models and more specific models on certain cars.
    
    I am human and I can make a mistake. So e-mail me if you feel something is
    wrong. Thanks.
    
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    5 - Secret Cars:
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    Well some of these aren't really secret cars but they aren't unlocked by 
    just doing carrer mode.
    
    Car---------------How it's unlocked--------------------------------------------
    L.A. Cop Car------is unlocked by coming in first on all the circuit races in 
                      L.A. in ARCADE mode.
    Paris Cop Car-----is unlocked by the same method as the L.A. cop car but you
                      have to do the races for Paris.
    Tokyo Cop Car-----is again unlocked by the same method but you have to do the 
                      races in Tokyo.
    SLF450X-----------This car is unlocked by getting 100% game completion. To get 
                      100% basically just beat all of Carrer Mode and all the 
                      circuit races in Arcade Mode.
    
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    6 - Racing Tips:
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    This game can get very fustrating at times, but one main tip I can give is to 
    just not quit. Things have a funny way of working out, so sometimes even
    though you crash a lot you may be able to still pull off a win. 
    
    Also complete the race the first few times you do it. This will help you get
    a feel for the whole course. This was one of my problems. I was so uptight 
    about getting a good start when I finally got one I wouldn't know the second
    half of the course I would end up messing up then and still lose.
    
    This may seem like a stupid tip but just concentrate on racing. When your going
    down a long straight just concentrate on dodging the traffic and where the next
    check point is and don't worry how far ahead or how far behind the opponents
    are. The computer often makes mistakes so it's easy to gain on them, but not
    easy if your messing up as well.
    
    
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    6 - Permissions:
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    This FAQ may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
    private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed 
    publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other 
    web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a 
    violation of copyright.
    
    Ryan Barile