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    Need For Speed: Carbon
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    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 ,'  |    ''*-' | | | \ \| |
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        ',_,,,---''                                                          ''
    -----------------------------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                                                             |
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    | WEBSITE: NeedForSpeed.com                                                    |
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        | |          |  |ŻŻŻ|  | |_|   ',',  | ŻŻŻŻŻ ,'  |    ''*-' | | | \ \| |
        | |,,,---''| |_.|   '-*               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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        ,'         | ,'  ___ ',  |  _____ ', | _____ ',  ,'  ____  ', |  \   | |
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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
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
    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
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    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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