MIDNIGHT CLUB 2 Car Guide

By Ryan "MotoFox" Barile
E-mail - motofoxkdx1@yahoo.com
Version - 1.03

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Table of Contents
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1 - Introduction
2 - Car Stats
3 - Car Descriptions
4 - Car Counterparts
5 - Secret Cars
6 - Racing Tips
7 - Permissions

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1 - Introduction:
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This FAQ was made to help choose the right car for the right race and also act
as a reference to how the cars perform.

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2 - Car Stats (Given in game):
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=============================L.A.==============================
Car------------Driver---Nitros---0 to 60---0 to 100---Top Speed
Citi-----------Moses-------1------2.866-----12.599-----138.977
Emu------------Stephen-----1------4.199-----13.766-----156.732
Torrida--------Maria-------1------3.433-----12.533-----147.418
1971 Bestia----Diego-------1------3.033-----12.966-----158.481
Interna--------Angel-------1------2.466-----16.733-----149.524
Cohete---------Bikers------0------1.966------6.866-----145.466
Citi Turbo-----Gina--------1------3.833-----10.599-----163.258
Monstruo-------Hector------1------2.666------8.833-----171.303
Jersey XS*-----Dice--------2------2.233------7.466-----164.996
L.A. Cop Car---None--------2------XXXXX------XXXXX-----186.000

===========================Paris===============================
Car------------Driver---Nitros---0 to 60---0 to 100---Top Speed
Boost----------Blog--------2------1.966------5.899-----182.011
Bryanston V----Julie-------2------2.144------5.733-----189.617
Schneller V8---Primo-------2------2.633------8.866-----208.355
Alarde---------Stephane----2------2.033------6.299-----159.357
Fripon X-------Ian---------2------1.933------5.833-----173.577
Monsoni--------Ian---------0------1.666------4.066-----148.456
Stadt----------Farid-------2------1.959------6.033-----159.418
Victory--------Owen--------2------1.899------5.533-----168.219
Modo Prego*----Parfait-----3------1.733------4.599-----190.265
Paris Cop Car--None--------3------XXXXX------XXXXX-----205.000

===========================Tokyo===============================
Car------------Driver---Nitros---0 to 60---0 to 100---Top Speed
Lusso XT-------Ichiro------3------2.099------7.199-----226.854
RSMC 15--------Shing-------3------2.066------5.833-----199.454
Vortex 5-------Ricky-------3------1.633------4.366-----177.088
Saikou---------Haley-------3------1.566------4.199-----194.420
Knight---------Nikko-------3------1.533------4.232-----183.117
Nousagi--------Zen---------0------1.633------4.366-----177.088
Saikou XS------Ken'ichi----3------1.699------4.253-----207.015
Torque JX*-----Makoto------4------1.633------4.133-----217.488
Veloci**-------Savo--------5------1.599------3.466-----210.307
Tokyo Cop Car--None--------4------XXXXX------XXXXX-----221.000
SLF450X--------None--------5------XXXXX------XXXXX-----249.000

*--Respective City Champions Car
**-World Champions Car
XXXXX - Working on actual numbers

Thanks to Darcy Talbot A.K.A. "White Cracker" for some of the stats on the cop
cars and SLF450X.

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3 - Car Descriptions:
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These are just some short descriptions of the cars to help in choosing the
rigth car for the right race. 

Also for people who don't know there are 2 terms I'll be using to refer to the
handling, Grip and Drift. Grip means that car will grip the road when turning,
and Drift means that the back end of the car will kind of slide around the 
turn, this will cause a spin if your not careful enough when corning.

===================================L.A.========================================
Car----------Description-------------------------------------------------------
Citi---------The definitive street racing machine. Has average abilities, 
             has pretty good acceleration and handling but low top speed. More
             of a grip type car.
Emu----------Excellent on long freeway races, has a good top speed but lacks in
             acceleration and slightly in handling. More of a grip type car.
Torrida------Sports coupe. Pretty good balance of accelertion, handling and top
             speed. More of a grip type car.
1971 Bestia--Muscle car. Good top speed and acceleration but kind of lacks in 
             handling, more of drift type car.
Interna------Nimble racer. Very good acceleration and handling. More of a grip
             type car even though it has rear wheel drive. It can drift a bit.
Cohete-------Motorcycle. Very good acceleration, handling and top speed but 
             easy to crash. I don't think bikes have a type, but can grip and
             drift well.
Citi Turbo---Turbo version of the Citi. Better handling and top speed over the
             regular Citi. Kind of lacks in acceleration, more of a grip type
             car.
Monstruo-----Powerful FR car, Fastest L.A. car in terms of top speed. Has good
             acceleration but is liable to spin around corners if your not 
             careful. More of a drift type car.
Jersey XS----Good acceleration and top speed. More of a grip type car even 
             though it's rear wheel drive. It can coner without drifting.
L.A. Cop-----Slowest of all the cop cars but it's the fastest L.A. car. Can gain
             speed while cornering. Good for ramming. More of a drift type car.

==================================Paris========================================
Car----------Description-------------------------------------------------------
Boost--------Well balanced, has good handling that's coupled with a good top
             speed and good acceleration. More of a grip type car.
Bryanston V--All around car, good acceleration, handling and top speed. More
             of a grip type car but can drift a little.
Schneller V8-Has a very good top speed but suffers from not so good handling
             and kind of slow acceleration. More of a grip type car at low
             speeds but can drift at faster ones.
Alarde-------Has very good handling and good acceleration but suffers from a 
             kind of low top speed (compared to other paris cars). This car I
             think is like a drift/grip type car. It can take a turn a at 
             almost full speed but it slides some in the process.
Fripon X-----Has a good balance of top speed, handling and acceleration. More
             of a drift type car even though it has font wheel drive.
Monsoni------Heavy motorcycle, just like the Cohete but with better top speed
             and acceleration. Has slighty less handling.
Stadt--------Just like the Alarde it has very good handling and good 
             acceleration but suffers from a kind of low top speed. More of a
             grip type car.
Victory------Has very good acceleration with a good top speed. Drifts very well 
             when cornering. More of a drift type car.
Modo Prego---Very good top speed and acceleration but is liable to spin around
             corners if your not careful. More of a drift type car.
Paris Cop----This police car has the best handling and also has good speed.
             It's a good all around car. More of a grip type car.

==================================Tokyo========================================
Car----------Description-------------------------------------------------------
Lusso XT-----Very good top speed, paired with good acceleration, but it loses
             handling in the process. Can plow through traffic and not be 
             effected. More of a grip type car through my experience.
RSMC 15------Has a very good top speed with good acceleration but suffers in
             the handling category. More of a drift type car.
Vortex 5-----Very good acceration and handling, but suffers from a kind of low
             top speed compared to other Tokyo cars. More of a grip type car.
Saikou-------Has a very good top speed and acceleration. And has good handling.
             Can drift well around corners. More of a drift type car.
Knight-------Has very good acceleration and handling with a good top speed.
             More of a grip type car but can drift good as well.
Nousagi------The best of all the bikes. Has very good handling, acceleration
             and top speed.
Saikou XS----Has very good acceleration and top speed. It has decent handling
             and can drift pretty good. More of a drift type car.
Torque JX----Has a very good top speed and very good acceleration. Suffers in 
             the handling department a little. More of a grip type car from
             experience with it.
Veloci-------This car has it all. It has very good acceleration, top speed and
             handling. It drifts well around corners. More of a drift type car.
Tokyo Cop----The fastest of all cop cars, has good acceleration and top speed.
             More of a drift type car.
SLF450X------The fastest car in the game with a top speed of 249, which is the
             fastest the game allows.

Thanks again to Darcy Talbot A.K.A. "White Cracker" for some of the descriptions
on the cop cars and SLF450X.

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4 - Car Counterparts:
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Midnight Club 2 cars have fake names but are based off of real cars. This is
just a section to show what they are. Also the cars I have listed are what I
see them as. Also the cars that have an * next to them are debatable models
that could very well be something else but like I said that's how I see them.

================L.A.===============
In Game Car-----Real World Car
Citi------------Honda Civic
Emu-------------Volkswagon Passat
Torrida---------Honda/Acura Integra
1971 Bestia-----GTO or Charger*
Interna---------Honda S2000
Cohete----------Kawasaki Ninja R9
Citi Turbo------Honda Civic
Monstruo--------Mazda RX-7
Jersey XS-------Dodge Viper SRT-10
L.A. Cop--------Ford Crown Victoria

===============Paris===============
In Game Car-----Real World Car
Boost-----------Ford Pumaspeed Cosworth Conversion
Bryanston V-----BMW 330i or Ford Escort*
Schneller V8----BMW 760i or BMW M5*
Alarde----------Lotus Elise
Fripon X--------Volkswagon Golf IV GTI
Monsoni---------Ducati 996
Stadt-----------Renault Clio V6 Sports
Victory---------Aston Martin Vanquish
Modo Prego------Porsche 911 GT3
Paris Cop-------Puegot 306 S16*

===============Tokyo===============
In Game Car-----Real World Car
Lusso XT--------Lexus GS300*
RSMC 15---------Nissan 350Z
Vortex 5--------Toyota MR2
Saikou----------Toyota Supra
Knight----------Mistubishi Lancer Evo
Nousagi---------Yamaha YZF-R1
Saikou XS-------AB-Flug Supra
Torque JX-------Nissan Skyline
Veloci----------Saleen S7
Tokyo Cop-------Nissan 300ZX
* - Debatable model

Thanks to Sychosis for finding out the motorcycles and thanks to Rabbit for 
telling me what the Boost was. And thanks again to both on some other options 
on the debatable models and more specific models on certain cars.

I am human and I can make a mistake. So e-mail me if you feel something is
wrong. Thanks.

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5 - Secret Cars:
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Well some of these aren't really secret cars but they aren't unlocked by 
just doing carrer mode.

Car---------------How it's unlocked--------------------------------------------
L.A. Cop Car------is unlocked by coming in first on all the circuit races in 
                  L.A. in ARCADE mode.
Paris Cop Car-----is unlocked by the same method as the L.A. cop car but you
                  have to do the races for Paris.
Tokyo Cop Car-----is again unlocked by the same method but you have to do the 
                  races in Tokyo.
SLF450X-----------This car is unlocked by getting 100% game completion. To get 
                  100% basically just beat all of Carrer Mode and all the 
                  circuit races in Arcade Mode.

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6 - Racing Tips:
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This game can get very fustrating at times, but one main tip I can give is to 
just not quit. Things have a funny way of working out, so sometimes even
though you crash a lot you may be able to still pull off a win. 

Also complete the race the first few times you do it. This will help you get
a feel for the whole course. This was one of my problems. I was so uptight 
about getting a good start when I finally got one I wouldn't know the second
half of the course I would end up messing up then and still lose.

This may seem like a stupid tip but just concentrate on racing. When your going
down a long straight just concentrate on dodging the traffic and where the next
check point is and don't worry how far ahead or how far behind the opponents
are. The computer often makes mistakes so it's easy to gain on them, but not
easy if your messing up as well.


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6 - Permissions:
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This FAQ may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
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publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other 
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Ryan Barile