Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Gamecube FAQ
Version 1.11

Copyright 2003
Written by White_Pointer

whitepointer@blood-sports.net

Contents of this Guide:

1.0	Introduction
2.0	Legal Information
3.0	About the game
4.0	Whatís in this guide?
5.0	Vehicles
6.0	Tracks
7.0	Hot Pursuit Guide
8.0	Championship Guide
9.0	Acknowledgements and Credits

1.0	Introduction
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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 has been released across multiple platforms, 
however, the Gamecube (and X-Box) version of the game is different to the 
Playstation 2/PC version of the game. There are different cars, different 
tracks, and different events to complete in Hot Pursuit and Championship mode. 
This is due to the fact that two different teams at EA developed the game, one 
team developed the PC/PS2 version while the other developed the GC/XB version. 
Gamefaqs currently only has FAQís that cover the PC/PS2 version, which is 
useless if you have the GC or XB version. So, this guide was born.

2.0	Legal Information
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This guide is intended for personal use only. No profit can be made from this 
guide under ANY circumstances, it is to be used for non-profit only. This guide 
will ONLY be hosted on Gamefaqs, unless you have my written consent to publish 
it on your own site and you MUST e-mail me to request my permission to use it. 
Please explain in your e-mail what the theme of your site is, the approximate 
amount of unique visitors you receive each month and what materials the site 
covers. This guide may not be altered in any way, shape, or form.
 

3.0	About the game
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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is the sequel to the hugely popular Need for Speed 
3: Hot Pursuit, and pits you up against not only aggressive opponents, but the 
cops as well as you race your way through two intensive career modes. Youíll be 
racing on a variety of different tracks, and be up against opponents of varying 
skill level, but to truly conquer the game, you need fast reflexes, a brave 
heart and a need for speed!

4.0	Whatís in this guide?
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This guide covers the Gamecube version of the game, and from what I understand, 
the X-Box version is the same, so this guide should be good for both versions. 
This guide is not for the PC/PS2 version of the game. The guide will detail each 
available car, each available track, then outline each race in both Hot Pursuit 
and Championship modes in a walkthrough style, giving you pointers on how to win 
the gold medals in each event.

5.0	Vehicles
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Iíve split the cars up into different ďclassesĒ. This was actually done in 
previous NFS games, but not in this one, however, there are distinct classes of 
cars in this game even if they arenít specified, so Iíve created my own classes. 
Also, Iím Australian, so Iíve written the speeds in kilometres per hour (km/h) 
rather than miles per hour; just find an online unit converter if you canít do 
it yourself. :) You can find a good one here: 
http://www.b2btrader.net/etools/measurementconverter.htm and another one here: 
http://www.onlineconversion.com/speed.htm . To give you an idea 
thoughÖ100km/h is about equivalent to 60 mph. BHP is the carís horsepower.

One other thing to note is the NFS versions of these cars. The actual stats are 
the same as the normal versions, but EA claims that each NFS version of the cars 
has improved acceleration and top speed. In game, it wonít make much of a 
difference.

5.1 Ė Class ĎCí cars
5.2 Ė Class ĎBí cars
5.3 Ė Class ĎAí cars
5.4 Ė Class ĎAAí cars
5.5 Ė Class ĎAAAí cars
5.6 Ė Cop Cars

5.1 CLASS ĎCí CARS
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5.1.1 LOTUS ELISE

Stats: 
0-100km/h in 5.6 seconds
Top Speed: 201km/h
BHP: 122

The Lotus EliseÖnot much to say about this car really. Itís one of the slowest 
cars in the game, doesnít look particularly flashy and accelerates like it has a 
dead elephant on its back. Having said that though, in my opinion this is the 
best Class ĎCí car to use because its handling is surprisingly good. Youíll 
actually need to try incredibly hard to crash this thing hard enough to need to 
reset the car.

5.1.2 VAUXHALL VX 220

Stats:
0-100km/h in 5.6 seconds
Top Speed: 217km/h
BHP: 145

The stats for the VX 220 look slightly better on paper than the Elise, but trust 
me on this one, the car is worse largely due to its clunky handling. What it 
gains over the Elise in speed and horsepower is lost in its handling, and 
personally I prefer a better handling car than a slightly faster one. Your 
choice, of course.

5.1.3 OPEL SPEEDSTER

Stats:
0-100km/h in 5.7 seconds
Top Speed: 220km/h
BHP: 145

An average car in stats, with the best top speed of the Class ĎCí cars but the 
worst acceleration (0.1 of a second makes a big difference with these low speed 
cars). Its handling is about average, and this is probably the best car to 
begin racing with.

5.2 CLASS ĎBí CARS
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5.2.1 FORD TS50

Stats: 
0-100km/h in 5.9 seconds
Top Speed: 249km/h
BHP: 335

Well, itís only a slight step above the Class ĎCí cars, but a Class ĎBí car 
nonetheless. Itís got bad acceleration, an average top speed and pretty shocking 
handling. I wouldnít recommend this car, youíd have less trouble driving a tank.

5.2.2 MERCEDES CL55 AMG

Stats:
0-100km/h in 6 seconds
Top Speed: 249km/h
BHP: 355

A better choice than the TS50, the CL55 AMG is still a little under par with the 
rest of the cars in its class. Itís fast enough to give your opponents a 
challenge, though.

5.2.3 JAGUAR XKR

Stats:
0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds
Top Speed: 249km/h
BHP: 370

Probably a better choice than either the CL55 AMG or the TS50, if you can put up 
with the rather clunky handling this thing has to offer. Thereís no difference 
in top speed, but itís significantly faster off the mark.

5.2.4 BMW M5

Stats:
0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds
Top Speed: 249km/h
BHP: 400

On paper, this car isnít all that much different than the XKR, but rest assured, 
the extra horsepower and better handling is worth it. Itíll more than hold itís 
own in an intense race.

5.2.5 BMW Z8

Stats:
0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds
Top Speed: 249km/h
BHP: 400

The best acceleration out of all the cars in this class, bar none, and also in 
my opinion, the best handling. Put yourself in one of these and youíll be pretty 
hard to beat, although beware of the XKRís and M5ís, theyíll more than be able 
to keep up with you.

5.3 CLASS ĎAí CARS
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5.3.1 HSV COUPE` GTS

Stats: 
0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds
Top Speed: 273km/h
BHP: 402

The classic Australian car, the HSV GTS is built for speed and power. It boasts 
a pretty impressive acceleration and top speed, and excellent handling.

5.3.2 FORD SVT MUSTANG COBRA R

Stats:
0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds
Top Speed: 281 km/h
BHP: 385

This car is rather nice, with a very impressive acceleration and top speed. 
Unfortunately itís a little down on horsepower and could be a bit of trouble in 
the handling department.

5.3.3 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06

Stats:
0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds
Top Speed: 275km/h
BHP: 405

Look out off the starting line, because the Z06 is pure dynamite, with a good 
amount of horsepower under its bonnet to boot. It may have a little trouble 
keeping up with some of the other cars in the class though at top speed, so make 
sure you pull away as far as you can at the start and turning out of corners.

5.3.4 DODGE VIPER GTS

Stats: 
0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds
Top Speed: 297 km/h
BHP: 450

Well, EA liked this car so much they made an entire game dedicated to it, and in 
this instalment of the Need for Speed series, it again is a prominent force. 
With the largest amount of horsepower to play with in this class, the Viper is 
indeed an impressive car and the car of choice for a lot of players. The only 
downside to the Viper is its somewhat awkward handling.

5.3.5 FERRARI 360 SPIDER

Stats: 
0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds
Top Speed: 289km/h
BHP: 400

The 360 Spider is one of three Ferraris that feature in the game, and they donít 
leave us wanting. It can keep pace with the Viper and 911 Turbo without too much 
trouble, with excellent handling to make up for the slightly slower 
acceleration.

5.3.6 PORCHE 911 TURBO

Stats:
0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds
Top Speed: 305km/h
BHP: 415

The 911 Turbo is the fastest car in this class, with an impressive acceleration 
and very good handling to top off its already impressive stats. Youíll probably 
even be able to stay pretty close to the Class ĎAAí cars in this thing. There 
isnít really much of a negative side to the 911 Turbo, except that if you slam 
the car into a wall at high speed, youíve got a pretty good chance of flipping 
over, so watch out.

5.4 CLASS ĎAAí CARS
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5.4.1 ASTON MARTIN V12 VANQUISH

Stats:
0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds
Top Speed: 305km/h
BHP: 450

The V12 Vanquish is an impressive motor car, boasting a nice top speed, decent 
acceleration and decent handling. Not the best car to be using in this class, 
but itís a good start. The handling is a little loose, but it wonít take you too 
long to get used to it.

5.4.2 FERRARI 550 BARCHETTA PININFARINA

Stats: 
0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds
Top Speed: 299km/h
BHP: 485

When you start racing with this thing, you could be fooled into thinking that 
itís not up to par with the other cars in its class, but this couldnít be 
further from the truth. Itís deceptively fast with good acceleration and 
probably the best handling in the class. Not to mention the impressive 
horsepower.

5.4.3 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO 6.0 VT

Stats: 
0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds
Top Speed: 329km/h
BHP: 550

This is when you start playing with real power. The Diablo is easily one of the 
fastest cars in the class, both in terms of acceleration and top speed, with a 
huge amount of horsepower to utilise. Personally, I donít like either of the 
Lamborghiniís that much, because their handling is a little below par for my 
likingÖbut, if youíre the type that prefers speed over handling, the Diablo is 
for you.

5.4.4 PORCHE CARRERA GT (CONCEPT VERSION)

Stats: 
0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds
Top Speed: 321 km/h
BHP: 558

Now this is a nice car. A very good top speed and acceleration topped off with 
very good handlingÖonly surpassed in this department by the Barchetta. 
Youíll be able to hug the turns very well with this baby without losing too much 
speed, which gives it an edge over its competitors. Unfortunately, like the 911 
Turbo, itís quite easy to flip this thing over, so drive with cautionÖ (yeah 
right)

5.4.5 LAMBORGHINI MURCIE`LAGO

Stats:
0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds
Top Speed: 329 km/h
BHP: 571

The Murcie`lago is deceivingly fast, more so than the Diablo, and it boasts the 
best acceleration of the class, sharing the best top speed with the other 
Lamborghini: the Diablo. Unfortunately though, like the Diablo, the Murcie`lago 
is let down in the handling department, making it awkward to steer and making it 
easy to fishtail and lose control.

5.5 CLASS ĎAAAí CARS
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5.5.1 MERCEDES CLK-GTR

Stats:
0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds
Top Speed: 321 km/h
BHP: 600

Now we are really rocking, with some of the fastest cars in the world. First up 
is the impressive CLK-GTR. These are the stats provided in the game, but donít 
let them fool you, the CLK-GTR blitzes virtually every other car in the game 
with its incredible straight line speed. Itís a little slow off the mark and has 
some clunky handling though, but if you can put up with this, youíll be a force 
to be reckoned with behind the wheel of one of these.

5.5.2 FERRARI F50

Stats:
0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds
Top Speed: 325 km/h
BHP: 513

The F50 is my personal favourite car in the game, with excellent acceleration 
and superb handling. It lacks the horsepower that the CLK-GTR possesses, meaning 
it can be chased down quite quickly in straight line speed, but it more than 
makes up for this shortfall with its great cornering Ė Iíd go as far to say that 
the F50 has the best handling in the game. Its acceleration is nothing to be 
sneezed at either, possessing the second fastest acceleration in the game, and 
will leave most opponents in its dust. I just wish it didnít have such a wussy 
sounding horn!

5.5.3 MCLAREN F1

Stats:
0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds
Top Speed: 386 km/h
BHP: 627

The McLaren F1 is the fastest street car ever manufactured in the world, and in 
this game, itís no different. It has unbelievable acceleration, and an even more 
unbelievable top speed Ė the fastest top speed and acceleration in the game. 
Unfortunately, youíll never actually reach this top speed as none of the tracks 
in the game have straights long enough. The car does have its shortcomings 
thoughÖyou can easily lose control at high speeds due to some loose handlingÖif 
you so much as clip something, it will be enough to throw you offline and spin 
the car around.

5.5.4 MCLAREN F1 LM

Stats:
0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds
Top Speed: 333km/h
BHP: 668

Youíd think that this would be faster than the regular McLaren F1 Ė not so, but 
it does have some distinct advantages over the F1. For a start, it handles 
better and it isnít as easy to lose control of the car. It also has more 
horsepower, meaning in tight races around courses with lots of curves and turns, 
itíll be a real dogfight to see who emerges the victor. The lowered top speed 
and acceleration is its shortcoming, making the F50 and CLK-GTR more than 
capable of beating it. In all, when you put all the stats together, there isnít 
a real clear winner in this competitive class.

5.6 COP CARS
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5.6.1 FORD CROWN VICTORIA

Stats:
0-100km/h in ? seconds
Top Speed: ? km/h
BHP: 235

The worst cop car you can choose, it handles like a cardboard box on wheels and 
looks like one too. Only choose this one if you donít have a choice.

5.6.2 FORD TS50

See 5.2.1

5.6.3 BMW M5

See 5.2.4

5.6.4 HSV COUPE` GTS

See 5.3.1

5.6.5 FORD SVT MUSTANG COBRA R

See 5.3.2

5.6.6 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06

See 5.3.3

5.6.7 DODGE VIPER GTS

See 5.3.4

5.6.8 PORCHE 911 TURBO

See 5.3.6

5.6.9 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO 6.0 VT

See 5.4.3

5.6.10 LAMBORGHINI MURCIE`LAGO

See 5.4.5

6.0 Tracks
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Whatís a racing game without tracks, eh? Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 offers 
plenty. Letís take a look at them. When Iím describing the tracks, Iím assuming 
you are driving forwards and unmirrored.

6.1 COASTAL PARKLANDS

Difficulty: Beginner
Length: 7.2 Kilometres

This track isnít too hardÖlots of open straight sections where you can really 
test out your carís top speed. Watch for the sharp turn with the house on the 
corner. Thereís several parts of this track where you can go offroad, one is on 
the right close to the beginning of the race if you are going forwards. Donít 
take thisÖits quicker to stay on the road. The second place is on the left of 
the large tunnel, just before you enter it. During the offroad section, youíll 
need to choose between taking several forks. Taking this route isnít any faster 
than going through the tunnel though. The last shortcut really is a 
shortcutÖjust after you drive through the small wooden tunnel youíll be faced 
with a fork in the road. Take the left path, itís significantly quicker than the 
right.

6.2 NATIONAL FOREST

Difficulty: Beginner
Length: 7.4 Kilometres

A straightforward track with very few twists and turns, itís another to test 
your speed on. Immediately after starting the race, youíll see an offroad 
section on the right of the track that goes through a tree with a hole in it. 
Head down that path, follow it around, cross over the actual track and get back 
on the dirt (taking care not to hit the trees), and follow the path back up to 
the road. Itís actually quicker than following the track itself. Once you cross 
over the large bridge with reddish/brown bars, youíll be faced with a pretty big 
fork, you need to stick to the extreme right or the extreme left or youíll just 
smash into the middle. The left is the quicker path. Once you emerge from the 
tunnel, take the little offroad shortcut on your left.
 
6.3 SCENIC DRIVE

Difficulty: Intermediate
Length: 12.4 Kilometres

Combining the Coastal Parklands and National Forest Tracks, Scenic Drive is your 
first point to point track Ė meaning itíll always only be one lap. Nothing much 
to say here, all you need to do is recognise whether you are on the Coastal 
Parklands part or the National Forest part and follow the above strategies. 
Itíll mix and match them though, so be careful, itís not just CP + NF = SD. Itís 
more likeÖ 1/2 of CP + 1/2 of NF + 1/2 of CP + 1/2 of NF = SDÖyou get the idea. 
Youíll recognise the different parts in it though, so donít sweat it, itís not 
as hard as it sounds.

6.4 ISLAND OUTSKIRTS

Difficulty: Intermediate
Length: 8.7 Kilometres 

This track isnít too hard, provided you stay out of the middle of the road to 
avoid hitting the Palm Trees. Soon after you start, youíll be greeted with a 
fork in the road. Itís slightly quicker to go up the hill to the right. If you 
decide to go to the left however, the road will fork again, one way goes through 
a tunnel while the other sends you along the beach. The tunnel is quicker. 
Further along the track youíll come to another fork, your choice to take the 
high road or the low road. The High road is slightly faster, but thereís a 
puddle of water at the end where you can easily lose control. The 3rd split in 
the road comes after you pass through the volcano area. The road will veer off 
to the right after the big rock. I believe both ways are just as fast as each 
other. Once you are through the next section of twisting S-curves, you are 
greeted with yet another fork, you have your high road/low road option again. I 
personally take the high road, but I donít think itís any faster than the low 
road.

6.5 PALM CITY ISLAND

Difficulty: Advanced
Length: 11.9 Kilometres

Prepare for one of the hardest tracks in the game. Youíll start in the city 
area. Drive along the wide road, following the slight turns until you see a road 
off to the left. Take that, itís a big shortcut. After the tight turn, the road 
will split, one route takes you up the hill while the other takes you under the 
supports of a building. Itís faster to go up the hill. If you missed the big 
shortcut, just follow the road. After you exit the tunnel (mind the pylons) 
youíll see a dirt track in your driving line as you enter the corner. Itís 
probably faster to stick to the road, but if you take the dirt, watch for the 
fork. Halfway up the hill youíll hit the resort, make sure you veer to the 
inside and take the two offroad shortcuts underneath the houses, knocking down 
the ladders as you go. Other than that, there isnít really any other places you 
can gain time. Take the S bends and Hairpins with care, but make sure you do it 
fast, because computer cars can drive through this section at the top of the 
hill faster. Once you start your downward decent, keep the pedal to the metal, 
braking hard when you need to around the corners until you get back into the 
city.

6.6 TROPICAL SUNSET

Difficulty: Advanced
Length: 20.9 Kilometres

The point to point track that combines Island Outskirts and Palm City Island. As 
expected itís tough, and to top it off, itís the longest track in the game. Make 
sure you know which part of the track (Island Outskirts or Palm City) you are 
driving on, and use the strategies outlined above.

6.7 FALL WINDS

Difficulty: Beginner
Length: 4.9 Kilometres

Time for some relaxing driving in the countryside. From your starting position, 
head straight along the straight, even when it looks like turning, thereís an 
offroad shortcut that cuts off the corner. Slow down when you get out of it 
though to get around the series of 3 Hairpins. Once you get out of the hairpins, 
if you are feeling adventurous, thereís a mine shaft on the right that goes 
through the mountain that cuts off the long corner. Once you emerge out of the 
tunnel halfway through the track, watch out for the sweeping left hand turn, it 
turns sharper than you initially think it does, and thereís a nice big rock 
waiting for you to hit if you miscalculate. Thereís one more offroad shortcut, 
after you take a fairly tight left hand turn with a big grey hill off to the 
side of the road. The shortcut will be on the right as you accelerate out of the 
next corner.

6.8 ALPINE TRAIL

Difficulty: Intermediate
Length: 3.8 Kilometres

This track is pretty straightforward. Stick to the road and just follow it most 
of the way until you reach the section with the trees on the sides of the road 
(they have yellow and orange leaves). As you approach the first corner, youíll 
see an offroad section straight ahead. If you take this, itíll cut off the next 
corner, cross over the main road and head up into another offroad section, where 
youíll cut off the next corner, but youíll need to go the long way around the 
3rd and longest corner. If you donít take that initial offroad track, youíve 
made the wise choice. Follow the track around the two sweeping corners and a 
series of short turns until you can see a bit of a ďtree tunnelĒ where you can 
see the tops of some yellow trees straight ahead of you. Drive straight ahead, 
and youíll find an offroad shortcut there, which cuts the longest corner of the 
section. Since you drive faster when on the road, and youíve cut the longest 
corner, youíll usually emerge out in front.

6.9 AUTUMN CROSSING

Difficulty: Intermediate
Length: 7.9 Kilometres

Race through a combination of Fall Winds and Alpine Trail in this point to point 
track. Again, just use the same strategy as the other point to point 
tracksÖrecognise which of the tracks that comprise it you are on and follow the 
above guides.

6.10 WINE COUNTRY

Difficulty: Advanced
Length: 9.9 Kilometres

Donít ask me why this track is classified as Advanced Difficulty, itís not that 
hard. Itís probably the most straightforward track in the game, just stay on the 
road and youíll do fine. The one and only shortcut on this track comes about 3/4 
of the way through the lap. Youíll be driving in a fairly open area, with a 
cliff face on your left and a couple of moderately sharp turns. After a hard 
left turn, there will be a stone bridge that emerges on the right hand side of 
the road, drive across that to cut the corner, but make sure you slow down at 
the end to avoid crashing into the rock face on the other side.

6.11 CALYPSO COAST

Difficulty: Intermediate
Length: 8.0 Kilometres

This track is more challenging than Wine Country if you ask me. Anyway, watch 
the start as you go through the little town area, thereís some tight turns 
through there. After that, just follow the road around a series of easy and 
moderate turns until you reach a section where the road snakes a little. Thereís 
a stone structure on the left side of the road. Drive through here and down the 
hill a bit, around the left hand bend, and the stone bridge from Wine Country 
will be on the left hand side of the track, and it again cuts off the corner. 
Donít forget to slow down slightly at the end to avoid crashing. The next turn 
is a rather sharp left hander, then follow the track through a series of S-bends 
until you reach the harbour with the wide road. Veer off to the right as you 
enter this area, thereís a narrow passage here that you can take to cut the long 
corner, just mind the tables and chairs, they can throw you off occasionally, 
especially if youíve picked a car with loose handling. Once the corner is cut, 
you can steer back onto the wide road when you see the break in the wall on the 
left, or you can push right and continue along the narrow passage until you meet 
the track back in the open area. Either way is just as fast as the other, I 
believe.

6.12 MEDITERRANEAN PARADISE

Difficulty: Advanced
Length: 15.2 Kilometres

Your last point to point track again combines two of the other tracksÖyou 
guessed it, Wine Country and Calypso Coast. As with the other point to point 
tracks, just learn to recognise whether you are driving along a section of Wine 
Country or Calypso Coast, and refer to the above guides.

7.0 HOT PURSUIT MODE
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The first career mode is the gameís namesake: Hot Pursuit, Youíll race through 
33 events against aggressive opponents while avoiding the cops and negotiating 
through the traffic.

The tree is set out like this:

                            [1]
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	       [2]			 [3]
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         [4]	     [5]	   [6]	       [7]
	  |	      |	            |	        |
      ---------   ---------     ---------   ---------
      |	      |   |	  |    |	|   |        |
     [8]     [9] [10]    [11] [12]    [13] [14]    [15]
              |   |                     |   |         
      ---------   ---------    ----------   ----------
      |	      |	  |	  |    |	|   |	     |
     [16]   [17] [18]    [19] [20]    [21] [22]    [23]
              |   |                     |   |         
      ---------   ---------    ----------   ----------
      |	      |	  |	  |    |	|   |	     |
     [24]   [25] [26]    [27] [28]    [29] [30]    [31]
              |   |                     |   |       
	      -----			-----
		|			  |
	       [32]			 [33]

Take note of the way Iíve numbered the tree, as thatís how Iíll be referring to 
each event.

1. LOTUS ELISE DELIVERY

Point to Point

Easy peasy. Just drive along the road, avoiding the cops and traffic, and youíll 
come in for the gold easily. The cops are pathetic here, so you donít have to 
worry about them.

2. MEDITERRANEAN CHALLENGE

Single Race

Two laps around Wine Country. No sweat. Choose your car and off you go.

3. FALL CLASSIC KNOCKOUT

Lap Knockout

Your first lap knockout race, and itís not at all difficult. Just make sure you 
donít finish a lap last or youíll be eliminated, but you shouldnít have any 
problems in nailing first place on every lap.

4. BMW ISLAND KNOCKOUT

Lap Knockout

Again, this isnít too hard, choose between one of the two BMWís (the Z8 is 
probably the better choice) and race it out.

5. TROPICAL OPEN TOURNAMENT

Tournament

Ahhh, your first tournament, and itís not too challenging either. Itís a 3 race 
tournament, and you shouldnít have any trouble achieving first place in every 
race.

6. MEDITERRANEAN TOURING CHALLENGE

Single Race

Make your choice from the different touring cars and race around 3 laps of Wine 
Country. Not too much of a problem, although the cops will probably start to 
annoy you at this point.

7. GENERAL MOTORS TROPICAL CHALLENGE

Single Race

Ewww, I thought we were done with the class C races? Obviously notÖthis is a 2 
lap single race around Island Outskirts. No biggie.

8. PARKLANDS QUOTA

Be the Cop

The first event where you sit behind the wheel of a cop car. Youíll need to 
issue tickets to speeding drivers Ė just read the explanation to know how to do 
it. This isnít that hard to get the gold once you get the hang of it.

9. MERCEDES CL55 AMG CHALLENGE

Single Race

This may be the first event youíll race that the cops could be a problem. 
Everyone is in the same car, and itís 2 laps around Calypso Coast. Not too hard.

10. PARKLANDS KNOCKOUT

Lap Knockout

A basic knockout race around Coastal Parklands. Youíll get to use some pretty 
nice cars in this oneÖmake sure you donít finish a lap last.

11. BMW M5 CHALLENGE

Single Race

The competition is starting to become a little more competitive now, and the 
cops are becoming a little more aggressive. This 3 lap race around Fall Winds 
gives you a small taste of whatís to come.

12. AUSTRALIAN INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Tournament

Your second tournament involves the two Australian Manufactured cars Ė the Ford 
TS50 and the HSV Coupe` GTS. The cops will be right on your tail too, so keep 
the pedal to the metal. The HSV is easily the best choice.

13. BMW Z8 DELIVERY

Point to Point

Seems like an age since the last Delivery you did, but donít worry, this wonít 
be your last. The cops will be out to give you a hard time here, and you get 
thrown into the deep end on the Tropical Sunset track.

14. CALYPSO KNOCKOUT CHALLENGE

Lap Knockout

This will be the first race in your Hot Pursuit Career that will probably be a 
good challenge. Itís a lap knockout on Calypso Coast, and youíll have plenty to 
do to not finish last in a lap. The cops will be a real nuisance here.

15. FALL WINDS QUOTA

Be the Cop

Damn, I hate these cop events. However, this one isnít too bad as you chase down 
speeding drivers around Fall Winds. Itís not too hard to achieve the gold on 
this.

16. FORD VS CHEVY SHOWDOWN

Single Race

Two laps around Island Outskirts, Ford vs Chevy. Choose your destiny, outrun the 
cops and win that gold medal.

17. AMERICAN WOODLAND TOURNAMENT

Tournament

This is where the going will start to get tough. Youíll be up against skilled 
opponents and the cops will be bringing out their big guns after you. Youíll 
need to finish in the top of the points after 3 races to claim the gold.

18. FERRARI 360 SPIDER DELIVERY

Point to Point

A nice easy drive to break up the increasingly challenging regular races. Youíll 
be bringing the 360 Spider through Mediterranean Paradise. The cops will 
constantly be on your tail, but it shouldnít be a problem as you cross the line 
for the gold.

19. CONVERTIBLE CRUISE RACE

Single Race

If you choose the Z8 for this race you are an idiot. Choose the Carrera or the 
Barchetta here and go for it. It may be possible in the 360 Spider, but youíd 
have to be pretty damn good. As long as you donít choose the Z8, this shouldnít 
pose too much of a problem.

20. DODGE VS CHEVY SHOWDOWN

Single Race

Here is where youíll start to use some real muscle. Choose between the Viper or 
the Z06 and hammer that throttle. Youíll want to be good though, the cops start 
getting ruthless from here on in.

21. COASTAL KNOCKOUT

Lap Knockout

You have a choice of a mix of class A and class AA cars on this one, so choose 
wisely. This lap knockout is noticeably harder than the previous ones, but itís 
on Coastal Parklands so it shouldnít be that much trouble for you.

22. AMERICAN TOURNAMENT

Tournament

This is a tough tournament using the classic American built cars. Itís also 
quite long, 6 races in fact, so make sure your fingers are ready for some 
serious exercise. Watch out for the cops, too.

23. LAMBORGHINI MURCIE`LAGO DELIVERY

Point to Point

Donít be miffed by the little explanation it gives you, itís very easy to come 
in under the 3:15 required to get the gold. The cops will make sure you know 
they are around, but they shouldnít cause you many problems Ė youíll be more 
worried about the traffic.

24. WINE COUNTRY QUOTA

Be the Cop

Time to stick on that cop hat, get your ticket book out and pull over some 
speeding drivers around Wine Country. This is actually very, very challenging, 
you have limited backup and only 5 minutes to ticket 8 speeders to achieve the 
gold. When I finally nailed this one, it was by the skin of my teeth, ticketing 
the 8th car with literally no time left on the clock.

25. AUTUMN SPRINT

Single Race

This race is a real bitch, and I needed to try this one quite a number of times 
before I finally got the gold. Your opponents are aggressive, the cops are 
annoying and pull out the choppers and spikes on you, and the traffic will cause 
you to pull the hairs out of your head. Itís tough, no question thereÖpersist 
and ye shall be rewarded.

26. LAMBORGHINI VS PORCHE SHOWDOWN

Single Race

This is another tough event, however not as hard as event 25 in my opinion. Pick 
one of either the Lamborghinis of the Porches and fight your way to the front of 
the grid over 3 laps of Alpine Trail.

27. MERCEDES CLK-GTR KNOCKOUT

Knockout

Your first taste of the AAA cars and whatís to come is in this event. Youíll all 
be in the CLK-GTR in a lap knockout around Coastal Parklands. You shouldnít find 
it too difficult, especially compared with the last few events. Just watch for 
the cops and traffic.

28. FERRARI 550 BARCHETTA PININFARINA DELIVERY

Point to Point

6:30 for the gold? No problem! As with the other point to point races, you 
should nail this one pretty easily. The cops will be out in force of course and 
youíll no doubt have spikes set up and helicopters after you to slow you down, 
but overall this isnít that bad.

29. SUPERCAR OPEN

Tournament

Your pick of the fastest cars in the game here as you battle it out around the 
Mediterranean tracks. This is tough, itíll be 3 races of adrenaline pumping 
filth. Your opponents will play dirty, you so need to be alert.

30. LAMBORGHINI DIABLO CHALLENGE

Single Race

Tough, tough, tough! Youíre really starting to get into the business end of your 
Hot Pursuit Career now, and itís showing with difficult races, and this oneís no 
exception. Jump in a Diablo and race against other Diablos for 3 laps around 
Island Outskirts.

31. PALM CITY QUOTA

Be the Cop

In my opinion, this is the absolute hardest event in the entire game to get the 
gold medal for, Hot Pursuit and Championship modes combined. Youíll need to 
ticket 8 speeders in 5 minutes around one of the toughest tracks in the game to 
achieve the gold, and itís mirrored, to boot. Itís so difficult, itís nearly 
impossible. 
When I FINALLY got the gold on this one, I was so ecstatic! I tried it so many 
times it wasnít funny. My driver profile showed that I had issued 308 tickets, 
and Iím willing to bet at least 200 of those were accumulated on this event.

Since this event is so hard, hereís a separate little ďdrivethroughĒ to help you 
along. For the record, I tried every car on this event, and the car I finally 
got the gold with was the Dodge Viper. If you miss ANY of these speeding cars at 
the spots on the track I describe, forget it and restart the event, because 
youíll never do it.

Start off the race and put your siren on straight away. The first speeder will 
be in the same car as you, so you wonít gain any ground on him until he brakes 
at the end of the tunnel. Use the opportunity to smash him full throttle from 
behind. He should spin out of control a little, which should allow you to come 
up beside him. Turn sharply into him like they do in the movies, and heíll be as 
good as done.

For the second speeder, thereís a great little trick I figured out. Heíll also 
be in the same car as you, but you should gain some ground on him through the S-
curves. Resist the temptation and donít try ramming him. Rather, drive straight 
past him, and at the sharp corner when you reach the resort, stay on the road. 
Heíll take the dirt track on the OUTSIDE on the road. Youíll drive faster on the 
road, so speed along and pull up just before the outside dirt track joins the 
road again. Line your car up horizontally across the end of the dirt track, 
right near the white fence, and wait there. If you did it right, heíll ram 
straight into you and be instantly busted. Reset the car immediately and plant 
that throttle.

The third speeder is a real bitch, and this is when youíll need to rely on your 
support. This speeder will probably be the one that causes you to need to 
restart the race the most, because youíve got to nail him on the hairpin or you 
wonít be close enough to the next speeder to chase him down in time. Since 
youíll be chasing this guy down through the part of the track where the computer 
opponents always pull away from you, you need to utilise the helicopter as soon 
as you put your siren on. Annoyingly, it wonít actually start dropping the 
explosive canisters until you reach the hairpin, so stick as close to the 
speeder as you can through the S-bends. You need to hope and pray that the 
speeder hits at least one of the canisters. If you are close enough, you can ram 
him while heís still flipping over to bust him Ė or better yet, if he hits a 
second canister, thatíll see to him as well, but donít rely on that happening.  

Use the same strategy for the fourth speeder, the only difference being youíll 
be heading downhill. With any luck youíll nail him on or before the straight at 
the base of the mountain.

Once number four is busted, youíll be heading back into the city with about 2 
minutes left on the clock. Head full throttle down the straight with speeder 
number five in sight. Heíll brake just before the first light turn, and if your 
timing is right, youíll smack him at close to top speed from behind and 
instantly bust him. 

Speeder number six can be tricky. As you are chasing him, it will look like heís 
heading towards the shortcutÖdonít be fooled because heíll swing back onto the 
main road, and this is your chance. As heís swinging back onto the track, slam 
into his side, and if you got it right, he should go careening into the opposite 
wall. Smack into him again while heís recovering from the smash and youíll have 
him.

It should be common sense now how to bust the last two, but for those of you who 
havenít caught on, you should have 2 road blocks/spike strips left. You should 
partly catch speeder seven as you exit the city area and start heading up the 
hill. Set up your road block, and ram him from behind if you get the chance 
(which you should). Keep on his tail until he reaches the road block, which 
should be set up on the left hand entrance to the tunnel. If itís a road block, 
he should smash into it and come to a dead halt, in which case you can easily 
ram him from behind at high speed to finish him off. If itís a spike strip, 
heíll spin out after hitting the spikes inside the tunnel. Line yourself up and 
nail him at high speed.

You have no time to lose (I had about 30 seconds left on the clock at this 
point), so get your car back on the road and chase down the eighth speeder. As 
soon as you see him, stick your siren on and set up your spike strip/road block, 
even though you theoretically shouldnít need it. Youíll catch him through the 
small S-bends, and you should get close enough to hit him from behind. Hit him 
with a sweep into the rear of his car, this should spin him around. Line 
yourself up and give him an almighty hit (front-on collisions will almost always 
do the trick) and youíve collected your eighth ticket and finished this 
extremely difficult event. If you donít like your chances of doing it that way, 
your spike strip/road block will be set up ahead, but he wonít hit it. Instead 
heíll try going around it by taking the INSIDE dirt track at the resort. To stop 
him doing this, drive right beside him on his inside, and this will stop him 
taking the dirt track. Heíll hit the road block/spikes, and itíll just take a 
good whack after that to bust him.

32. GERMAN SHOWDOWN TOURNAMENT

Tournament

The second last event, and youíd better believe it wonít be a walk in the park 
or youíll be in for a shock. Itís a 4 race tournament featuring the German cars, 
and youíll need to be good to get the gold here. Donít worry though, itís 
nowhere near as hard as event 31.

33. MCLAREN F1 LM DELIVERY

Point to Point

For the last event, youíd expect it to be a near impossible task, but coming in 
under the 2:45 mark to get the gold isnít actually that difficult. You can even 
afford to flip the car over a few times and youíll still come in under that 
timeÖalthough donít actually set out to do that!

8.0 CHAMPIONSHIP MODE
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The second career mode pits you up against opponents of increasing difficulty as 
you complete 33 events without any hindrance from the law or traffic. If you 
managed to get gold medals in all of the Hot Pursuit events, you probably wonít 
have much trouble with many of these.

Time for a look at the career tree:

                            [1]
			     |
		---------------------------
		|			  |
	       [2]			 [3]
		|			  |
	  -------------		    -------------
	  |	      |	            |	        |
         [4]	     [5]	   [6]	       [7]
	  |	      |	            |	        |
      ---------   ---------     ---------   ---------
      |	      |   |	  |    |	|   |        |
     [8]     [9] [10]    [11] [12]    [13] [14]    [15]
              |   |                     |   |         
      ---------   ---------    ----------   ----------
      |	      |	  |	  |    |	|   |	     |
     [16]   [17] [18]    [19] [20]    [21] [22]    [23]
              |   |                     |   |         
      ---------   ---------    ----------   ----------
      |	      |	  |	  |    |	|   |	     |
     [24]   [25] [26]    [27] [28]    [29] [30]    [31]
              |   |                     |   |       
	      -----			-----
		|			  |
	       [32]			 [33]

Take note of the way Iíve numbered the tree, as thatís how Iíll be referring to 
each event.

1. OPEL SPEEDSTER TIME TRIAL

Time Trial

The first race in Championship mode, and as a result, itís a piece of cake to 
get the gold. They give you three laps around Calypso Coast to clock a lap of 
2:40 or better for the gold. I did it on my first lap (remember no rolling 
starts). 

2. VAUXHALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Single Race

2 laps around National Forest, and youíre all in Vauxhalls. This one is so 
pathetically easy you can do it with your eyes closed.

3. FALL WINDS KNOCKOUT

Lap Knockout

This is even easier than event 2. Just choose your favourite class C car, and 
youíll win this 4 lap knockout around Fall Winds by at least half a lap.

4. MULTINATIONAL CHALLENGE

Single Race

*yawn* When is the challenge going to start? Another ridiculously easy race 
here, 2 laps around Palm City Island. Feel free to watch the grass growing on 
your lawn outside while you are racing this event.

5. CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT I

Tournament

Yay! A tournament! A challenge maybe? HmmmÖguess not. This isnít just one race, 
itís 4 races that you need to survive without falling asleep from boredom as you 
win each one by half a lap.

6. BMW TIME TRIAL

Time Trial

Like the first time trial event, itís very easy to get the gold on your starting 
lap on this one. Assuming you played Hot Pursuit mode first, youíll know the 
tracks backwards by now, and without any other cars on the track, you canít get 
any easier.

7. PALM CITY OPEN

Single Race

As you are racing this event, youíll probably be wondering when the challenge 
will begin. This is supposed to be harder, and it isÖslightly. Youíll only be 
beating your opponents by a third of a lap instead of half a lap.

8. MERCEDES CL55 AMG TIME TRIAL

Time Trial

Another Time Trial where you can come in under the gold medal time on the first 
lap, meaning you need to waste time driving around the track two more times for 
nothing. Meh. You may narrowly miss it on your first lap though if your start 
isnít good enough.

9. BMW ALPINE CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT

Tournament

Another tournament, and finally itís starting to get a little challenging. Pick 
your favourite BMWÖthe Z8 is probably the best choice, and win this tournament 
to move on.

10. JAGUAR XKR TIME TRIAL

Time Trial

This was the first time trial where I didnít actually come in under gold medal 
time on my opening lap, I missed it by 2 seconds. A sign that things are 
starting to get a little harder, but not much.

11. AUSTRALIAN CHALLENGE

Single Race

A race around Scenic Drive in either of the two Australian built cars. This will 
be a little challenging if you choose the TS50, you shouldnít have a problem if 
you choose the HSV.

12. SNAKE BITE CHALLENGE

Single Race

This will probably be the first race that will pose a real challenge to those 
who did Hot Pursuit Mode first, and will be the event that makes or breaks you 
if you have found the previous events in Championship mode somewhat difficult. 3 
laps around one of the hardest tracks in the game, and your opponents donít 
exactly play fair. Make sure you take the long shortcut in the city area to pull 
away as much as you can, because theyíll catch you up as you work your way up 
the mountain. The Viper is probably the best option here.

13. GENERAL MOTORS KNOCKOUT

Lap Knockout

If you found the Snake Bite Challenge a little taxing, this should be a little 
relief for you. Not too difficult, as long as you donít spin out and crash.

14. CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT II

Tournament

4 races around each of the locales in the game, and this can actually be a 
little difficult if you arenít paying full attention to what youíre doing. It 
still isnít THAT hard though.

15. FOREIGN SPRINT CHALLENGE

Single Race

Choose from the Non-American cars and race along Autumn Crossing. Itís point to 
point, so be careful. Autumn Crossing isnít THAT long of a track, so itís easy 
to lose this because you donít realise how short the race actually is.

16. ISLAND KNOCKOUT

Lap Knockout

3 laps around Island Outskirts, choose your car and go for it. Donít expect your 
opponents to let you get past them easily thoughÖthis is where this mode will 
begin to get difficult.

17. AMERICAN SPRINT CHALLENGE

Single Race

Another point to point race across Scenic Drive in your choice of the American 
cars. Scenic Drive isnít a long track though, so you better make sure you get 
into the lead early in the race and stay there.

18. MEDITERRANEAN OPEN

Tournament

Choose between the Viper, 360 Spider or the 911 Turbo, and work your way through 
this 3 race tournament. Itís not easy to win this one though, youíve got to 
drive really aggressively to make it. The 911 Turbo would probably be the most 
sensible option on this one.

19. PONY CAR CHALLENGE

Single Race

ĎPony Carí? o_O ErrmÖrightÖanyway, youíre all in Mustang Cobra Rís here, and 
youíll be racing over 4 laps of Fall Winds. This isnít too hard, just make sure 
you donít spin out on the hairpins and youíll be fine.

20. PORCHE 911 TURBO KNOCKOUT

Lap Knockout

Finally you get to use some real muscle! This race isnít easy eitherÖthere are a 
few places on this track where your opponents will simply pull away from you no 
matter how well you drive, so use the two big shortcuts on Calypso Coast to get 
back in front of them.

21. CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT III

Tournament

The third championship tournament presents you with a rather difficult 
challenge. Four races, and your opponents seem to have a license to killÖor a 
will to smack you off the road, anyway.

22. PORCHE VS FERRARI CHALLENGE

Single Race

Now weíre talking! Choose between your favourite Porche or Ferrari and go hammer 
and tongs in this no holds barred point to point sprint through Scenic Drive. 
Make sure you grab the lead early in the race and maintain it all the way to the 
end.

23. FERRARI TIME TRIAL

Time Trial

I got the Gold medal with the Barchetta on this one without too much trouble, 
and Iím guessing you can do it with the 360 Spider too, otherwise they wouldnít 
give it to you. As with most time trials, itís not that hard. You wonít come in 
under gold medal time on your first lap, but you shouldnít have any problem 
getting it on your second lap.

24. LAMBORGHINI TIME TRIAL

Time Trial

Choose either the Diablo or Murcie`lago and get a lap time of under 1:40 on 
Coastal Parklands to earn the gold medal. Not too difficult.

25. AUTUMN KNOCKOUT CLASSIC

Lap Knockout

Make your choice from the class AA cars and put the pedal to the medal in this 
long lap knockout. Youíll be going for 7 laps around Fall Winds, and you canít 
afford to finish a lap last or itís the end of the race for you. This one is 
hard, youíve been warned.

26. FERRARI VS LAMBORGHINI KNOCKOUT

Lap Knockout

Another Lap Knockout, and this is another long and difficult race. Make your 
choice from the Ferrari or the two Lamborghiniís and dogfight it to the finish 
over this 5 lap race on Island Outskirts.

27. PORCHE CARRERA GT (CONCEPT VERSION) TIME TRIAL

Time Trial

Make your way around Alpine Trail in 1:20 or less to achieve the gold medal 
here. In this impressive car, 1:20 shouldnít be any trouble. Just remember to 
take the shortcut at the end. Refer to section 6.8 for a detailed explanation of 
the track.

28. REDWOOD CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

Tournament

Well, theyíve thrown in a bunch of tournaments really close together at the end 
of championship mode, and this is the first of them. Youíll finally be able to 
do some serious racing with the class AAA cars in this one, and the action will 
be very intense. Hold on to your hat.

29. ASTON MARTIN V12 VANQUISH TIME TRIAL

Time Trial

Jump in the V12 Vanquish and get a lap time on or under 2:35 to grab the gold. 
Persist and ye shall be rewarded. Itís not too hard.

30. CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT IV

Tournament

Youíll definitely have your work cut out here as you race against the most 
aggressive opponents youíve faced so far over this 4 race tournament. Make sure 
you can handle high speeds, because this tournament will have plenty of them.

31. FERRARI F50 SPRINT

Single Race

Everyone is in Ferrari F50ís, and youíll be racing point to point across 
Mediterranean Paradise. Itís not as long as other races, so, as with the other 
sprints, getting in front early in the race is essential. Just make sure youíre 
still in front when you cross the finish line. Luckily thereís a couple of nice 
shortcuts to help you out along the way.

32. CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT V

Tournament

The business end of the championship mode, and youíve got your last and most 
difficult tournament here. Four races around some of the toughest tracks, 
against the toughest opponents, in the fastest cars in the game. Youíd better be 
good. Jump behind the wheel of your favourite class AAA car and push that 
throttle through the floor.

33. MCLAREN CHALLENGE

Single Race

The last championship mode race, and it actually isnít that bad. Choose between 
the McLaren F1 or the McLaren F1 LM and fight it out over Autumn Crossing. Watch 
it though, these are the fastest cars in the game and youíre racing on the 
shortest point to point track in the game, so itíll be over very quickly. Iím 
probably starting to sound like a broken record, but get into the lead as early 
as you can and make sure you stay there. There isnít a lot of room for error 
here.

9.0 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDITS
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Electronic Arts, for making the game
My brother, for buying the game
Myself, for writing this guide :) 

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about this FAQ, feel free to 
e-mail me.

Copyright 2003 by White_Pointer