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                         Table of Contents
    1. Introduction
    2. Compact Sports
    3. Sports Convertible
    4. Coupe
    5. Sport Utility
    6. Pacific Muscle
    7. Roadster
    8. Classics
    9. Sports Coupe
    10. American Muscle
    11. Super Car
    12. Grand Touring
    13. Track Specialties
    14. Extreme
    15. Ultimate
    16. Thanks
    17. Copyright/Legal/Fun!!!
    1.                      Introduction
    As my first official attempt at a FAQ, this one may be a little shaky,
    but it being the only current PGR2 Car FAQ out there, who knows, it might
    be decent.
    Ladies and gentlemen, I don't have all the cars, well, I don't have the
    TVR Cerbera Speed 12 or most of the junk cars, I do have the best cars
    in each class besides ultimate as of the moment, and I am pretty decent
    at the game.
    Some of you may also have a spreadsheet that gives average car ratings,
    issued by "TacoMan" whom I fully respect. Although, I have noted
    an error in the document showing that the Honda S2000 has better handling
    than the Boxter, which is incorrect. I would like to suggest that if you
    use this spreadsheet please be sure to check for any further errors, though
    I don't believe there are any. TacoMan's sheet is definitely an excellent
    rescource and I commend him for his contribution to the PGR2 community, but
    I'm not using it to guide my judgement.
    Note that I do NOT think of power slide as an always positive attribute,
    I see it as a VARIABLE attribute and I consider it good OR bad depending
    on the car!
    Enjoy! Please also note, this is NOT a single player walkthrough, thanks.
    2.                    Compact Sports
    List: Mini Cooper S
          Seat Leon Cupra R
          Volkswagen New Beetle RSi
          Ford Focus RS
          Honda Civic Type-R
          Renault Clio V6
          Volkswagen R32
          Lancia Delta Integrale Evo
    Your Best Picks Online/Single Player:
         1. Ford Focus RS - Has speed, handling, and is well balanced. It's
    extremely unforgiving at high speeds when sliding, but the best choice in
    the class for most. You do not want 8 of these going into a 100 MPH turn,
    they run like they're on ice at high speed, aka, bad for the ring should
    you like that sort of thing. The Focus is a good car on medium and long
    tracks, medium for its handling, long for its top speed, and will beat
    the average joe in an R32/Clio. 3 TOKENS
         2. Volkswagen Golf R32 - Can beat the focus if driven correctly due
    to its equivalent speed/acceleration and low power slide. Great car for
    the class, my personal favorite. Has less powerslide (G-O-O-D!!!) than
    Focus, and only has a problem with low speed turns, ie, it likes to stop
    in the middle of them. The Golf has a tough time on stop and go tracks,
    the brakes on it don't let you get into a rhythym, they're very touchy.
    Be careful on turns under 90 degrees. 2 TOKENS
         3. Renault Clio V6 - This car has great acceleration, but lacks top
    speed. Great car to start with, but will be beaten by both of the above
    quite handily on mid to large tracks. On tracks like Barcelona, or any
    of the insanely tiny tracks in the game, the Renault has an easy win
    over the competition with superior acceleration. Handling on the
    Renault is also excellent compared to the two afformentioned, the Clio
    is nimble around the corners and is tough to slide. 1 TOKEN
    3.                  Sports Convertible
    List: Audi TT Roadster
          Mazda Miata RX-5
          Toyota MR2 Spyder
          Porsche Boxster S
          Honda S2000
          BMW Z4 3.0i
    Your Best Picks Online/Single Player
         1. Porsche Boxster S - Better high end speed than the Honda, and
    less power slide, which can be seen as good or bad. On twisty fast
    tracks, the S2000 is hard to beat, though the Boxster is just as able to
    win as the S2000 in any short track scenario. On Moscow and even some of
    the moderately straight tracks the S2000 struggles to keep up. The Porsche's
    lower power slide can keep it a step ahead as well, and tends to be more
    stable around the high speed corner. 4 TOKENS
         2. Honda S2000 - In a close battle with the Porsche, this thing has
    higher power slide than the boxster, but at the price of top speed. Depends
    if you like power slide really, and what track you're racing on. Straight
    tracks are prettimuch taboo with this car, and even some twisty tracks are
    too much for it to handle. The powerslide on the S2000 gives it the heavy
    feel of cars like the SVT Focus or the S4. While quick, the Honda isn't too
    nimble at high speeds, if it all able to reach them. 3 TOKENS
         3. BMZ Z4 3.0i - Quite honestly, a pointless car, it has less handling
    and acceleration than the Porsche, and more power slide. This thing really
    isn't too competitive without the acceleration. It also handles poorly,
    slides like a brick, and is flat out slow. Really I think it's a badly
    placed car, it's not a big-time performance car like the S2000 or Boxster.
    4 TOKENS
    4.                       Coupe
    List: Audi TT Coupe
          Mazda RX-8
          Honda Integra Type-R
          Nissan 350Z
          Audi S4
          BMW M3
          Audi TT Quattro
    Your Best Picks Online/Single Player
         1. BMW M3 - Best car in the class, period. With only one point of power
    slide and six in handling, this is the car to beat. The thing hugs to the road
    and is the fastest car in the class. The M3 also has the ability take a lickin
    and keep on tickin, its very easy to correct any navigational errors with, and
    this comes from its ability to respond very quickly and precisely to input. The
    M3 is in general, a dream car. 5 TOKENS
         2. Audi S4 - Competitive with the BMW, but really not widely used. Has
    2 more power slide but two less handling, give and take policy. It can't
    keep up with the BMW around the corners. It slides unpredictably, like a
    brick that hasn't quite decided where it wants to go. The S4, despite its
    "smart" 4WD Quattro, floats like a lead brick and stings like a sledgehammer,
    it's a danger to the driver and anyone near it. I would not reccomend to
    anyone inexperienced. 5 TOKENS
         3. Nissan 350Z - The Nissan 350Z, like the Audi S4, is just a switch
    around of the point allocations. It has less top speed and acceleration, but
    the same handling and better power slide than the BMW. Again, not widely
    used. The 350Z's handling is quite extraodinary, it doesn't have the feeling
    of understeer you get with the M3, is decently quick, but unable to keep up
    in the end. It really is a fun car to drive, though lacking in the overall
    department of speed. 4 TOKENS
    5.                   Sport Utility
    List: Volvo XC90
          Chevrolet SSR
          Mercedes ML55 AMG
          Porsche Cayenne Turbo
          BMW X5 4.6is
          Ford SVT Lightning
    Your Best Picks Online/Single Player
         1. Porsche Cayenne Turbo - The Porsche dominates this class, nothing
    else has its handling abilities, top speed, or acceleration. The next
    closest car is pathetic in comparison and thus I will only list this
    car. However, it is no dream machine. In comparison to other cars, the
    Porsche handles like the Titanic, slides on ice, and will not stop sliding
    until it decides it wants to stop. It's not given due credit in this game,
    as many of the 4WD cars aren't. 6 TOKENS
    6.                   Pacific Muscle
    List: Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR4
          Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
          Mazda RX-7
          Toyota Supra Twin-Turbo
          Subara Impreza WRX STi
          Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Nur
    Your Best Picks Online/Single Player
         1.Subaru Impreza WRX STi - The Subaru bests the Mazda due to its higher
    top speed, and lower power slide than the the Lancer. But the fact is that the
    one point sacrificed in handling is a big one, and makes a noticeable overall
    difference, but it is still the best car. The Impreza's handling is wild and
    unpredictable at high speeds, and it slides as bad/worse than the Skyline at
    high speed because of its lower handling, but, at low speed is very controllable
    and at high speed in the hands of a veteran, unbeatable. It's one of the few
    4WD cars given due credit in the game. 6 TOKENS
         2. Mazda RX-7 - In close competition with the Lancer, the RX-7 has
    much less power slide but that one less point of top speed. This is an
    excellent trade off for very twisty tracks, plus it has a bit more
    acceleration and handling. The car is definitely neck and neck with the
    Lancer on some tracks like Hong Kong, and often will make up huge time
    in the corners. In the right hands the RX-7 is tough to beat. 5 TOKENS
         3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII- Best car in the class, hands down.
    That's what I used to say. Despite the Subaru and RX-7's statistical downfalls,
    the Lancer just can't keep up, after numerous time trial tests on several
    tracks, the Subaru and Mazda always finished 1-2, except on KGB Corner and
    Nurbergring of course.. The Lancer has an acceleration edge over the Subaru and
    top speed over the RX-7. However, it having 9 power slide points, it is shaky
    around the corners in the hands of even seasoned drivers. 6 TOKENS
    7.                      Roadster
    List: AC 427 MkIII
          Renault Spider
          Caterham 7 Classic
          Lotus 340R
          Lotus Elise
          Vauxhall VX220
    Your Best Picks Online/Single Player
         1. AC 427 MkIII - Even with its frusterating power slide, the Mark III
    is the roadster to go with. It's gigantic acceleration and decent top speed
    along with simply average handling make it the car of choice, though on very
    short, twisty tracks, like Barcelona, the Lotus 340R may take advantage of
    the Mark III's boat-like movement. The Cobra's handling is definitely
    mediocre, aka, only what it has to be. I personally don't enjoy driving it,
    and think of it as the best car in the class only because it obviously is. 8
         2. Lotus 340R - Not that you'll see many, but the Lotus 340R is the force
    to be reckoned with on those scarce, short, and twisty tracks. With its decent
    acceleration, null powerslide and handling to boot, its a good all around car,
    but it can't compete on the longer, faster circuits. The Cobra doesn't totally
    shatter the 340R, but it definitely pulls away without any huge difficulty. The
    battle between the 340R and the Caterham is a far more interesting one. 7 TOKENS
         3. Caterham 7 Classic - Again, you'll never see one online, but its
    ultra superb handling and it's acceleration make it a decent car in single
    player, but weak online with its extremely low top speed. Very fun to drive. In
    competition with the 340R, it's very controversial. The Super Seven is truly a
    marvel of vintage styling and engineering, it gets around corners like a rocket,
    and really is a fast car, but Microsoft's misplaced Cobra makes it, for the
    most part, useless. 8 TOKENS
    8.                       Classic
    List: Porsche 550 Spyder
          Toyota 2000GT
          Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
          Nissan 240Z
          Ferrari Dino 246 GT
          Jaguar E-Type
          Porsche 911 RS 2.7
          Ferrari 275 GTB
          Lancia Stratos
          Ferrari 250 GTO
    Your Best Picks Online/Single Player
         1. Ferrari 250 GTO - Yes yes, some of you have never driven it are
    saying "what??". The 250 GTO with its one less point of top speed and power
    slide seems to have a big edge in the corners compared to its competition.
    It seems to have slightly more handling and acceleration than the GTB and
    will beat it just about any day of the week. BRONZE OR BETTER
         2. Ferrari 275 GTB - The GTB with its high acceleration and top speed
    make it the choice car if you haven't beat the game on bronze yet, and it's
    definitely easy to drive. the GTB still won't beat the 250 GTO, but is
    definitely worth buying. 9 TOKENS
         3. Porsche 911 RS 2.7 - You'll never see one out there, but the Porsche
    is the only car that can rival the GTO's cornering abilities. With a low
    power slide and great handling, it's good on short and twisty tracks, but
    won't usually best the GTB. 8 TOKENS
    9.                     Sport Coupe
    List: Cadillac XLR
          Lexus SC 430
          Audi RS6
          Jaguar XKR
          Porsche Carrera Coupe (996)
          Morgan Aero 8
          TVR Tamora
    Your Best Picks Online/Single Player
         1. TVR Tamora - This car, despite its lower top speed than the Morgan,
    has a decent acceleration and handling advantage, plus its low powerslide.
    The TVR has a way easier time around corners and gets off the line quicker
    than the Morgan. Undoubtedly the choice car. 10 TOKENS
         2. Morgan Aero 8 - An excellent car, but lacking in stability. Its
    powerslide is wily and uncontrollable and times, and keeps its cornering
    speed way down from the TVR. Great car, just not the greatest. 10 TOKENS
         3. Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe (996) - A fast car when on the fast tracks,
    but it lacks in handling and acceleration in comparison to both the TVR and
    the Morgan. It has a low powerslide, but this does not redeem it enough to
    best the Morgan or TVR. 9 TOKENS
    10.                    American Muscle
    List: Chevrolet Camaro Z28
          Pontiac GTO
          Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2
          Pontiac Trans Am
          Chevrolet Camaro SS
          Corvette Sting Ray
          Ford SVT Mustang Cobra
    Your Best Picks Online/Single Player
         1. Corvette Sting Ray - Again many would disagree, but then again, they'd
    have to catch me first. The fact is that the Sting Ray is the best car in the
    class hands down if you can keep it straight. The Sting Ray with its one extra
    point of acceleration takes the Cobra down any straight away and off any turn.
    You just have to be able to BRAKE IN ADVANCE, much like the Skyline or AC
    MkIII. On tracks like Nurbergring, the Cobra will typically win, but on the
    majority of tracks the Sting Ray has the advantage. 11 TOKENS
         2. Ford SVT Mustang Cobra - The Cobra has wicked understeer with its low
    powerslide and just can't get on the gas like the Sting Ray through those turns,
    the hand brake is an option, but you still won't be bolting out of any corners
    in this thing. Its lower acceleration just can't take the Sting Ray. However,
    on long tracks like Moscow or Nurbergring, the Cobra does have the advantage
    of top speed. 11 TOKENS
         3. Chevrolet Camaro SS - The Camaro's power slide makes up for its lacking
    handling, but it can't keep up with the Mustang off the start or through the
    straight aways, really its a dead heat between the two, and it comes down to
    the track and the driver's style. Through the turns the Camaro will always
    gain time on the Mustang, but off the grid and down the straights the Mustang
    takes it. 10 TOKENS
    11.                       Super Car
    List: Ferrari 355 F1
          Ferrari 360 Spider
          Chevrolet Corvette Z06
          Dodge Viper GTS
          Ferrari 360 Modena
          Porsche 911 Turbo (996)
          TVR Tuscan Speed 6
          Delfino Feroce
    Your Best Picks Online/Single Player
         1. Delfino Feroce - But but but the top speed and the the handling... No
    buts buddy. The Delfino has mad acceleration. But it comes at a big price. The
    Delfino slides very very badly. If you've ever driven the Bentley, you'd say it
    must of come out of the same factory. The Delfino has disc brakes made out of
    pennies. It slides like crazy and it just can't handle period, but it
    accelerates so fast, half the time it doesn't matter. Long tracks like
    Moscow/Nurberging, the Ferrari and Viper can take it down. ALL STEEL
         2. Porsche 911 Turbo (996) - Wow. I just drove this car recently, and all
    I can say is wow. This car handles like a dream, it does only what you want it
    to, it's fast, utterly light and stable, and handles like a real 4WD car. If
    not for the Delfino's acceleration, the Porsche would easily win, it's easy to
    drive, accelerates smooth as butter, and turns on a dime. 12 TOKENS
         3. TVR Tuscan Speed 6 - My favorite car in the class, even though it won't
    beat the Delfino even in the hands of a good driver, it's a great car. It has
    what I call "even powerslide",  meaning you can slide it and step right back on
    the gas without squirreling around all over the road. The Tuscan beats the
    around the corners any day, and is the car of choice w/o the Delfino or Porsche.
    12 TOKENS
    12.                    Grand Touring
    List: Bentley Continental GT
          Ferrari Testarossa
          Ferrari 550 Barchetta
          Mercedes SL55 AMG
          Ferrari 575M Maranello
          Aston Martin Vanquish
          Lotus Esprit V8
    Your Best Picks Online/Single Player
         1. Ferrari 575M Maranello - The toughest class yet to rate, and really
    the 575M is the best car on the majority of the tracks. I tried to fool myself
    with the Barchetta, but in the end, I ended up back at the Maranello. The
    575's top speed with its acceleration make it deadly out of the turns and on
    the straights. On VERY twisty tracks, like Hong Kong, the Barchetta and moreso
    the Mercedes have a chance to beat it. 14 TOKENS
         2. Ferrari 550 Barchetta - A wonderful car, low powerslide, high
    acceleration but a little lacking in top speed. In many ways this car is like
    the SVT Cobra. Its understeer can make it desirable or undesirable depending
    on the track and the driver's style. The 550 hugs the road, but top speed and
    general sliding abilities are lacking to an extent that makes it less
    competitive on the overall scale. 13 TOKENS
         3. Mercedes SL55 AMG - A handling machine, the SL55 gets around corners
    better than any other car in the class. It grips like the Barchetta, but is
    able to maneuver at considerably higher speeds. It lacks the accleration of
    the 550 and 575, but it is a dangerous weapon on tracks such as Hong Kong,
    and many of the extremely short tracks such as Barcelona. Good car overall.
    13 TOKENS
    13.                    Track Specials
    List: Lotus Exige
          Vauxhall VX220 Turbo
          Dodge Viper SRT-10
          Honda NSX Type-R (J)
          Noble M12 GTO3
          Porsche 911 GT3 (996)
          Ferrari Challenge Stradale
    Your Best Picks Online/Single Player
         1. Noble M12 GTO3 - The Noble's acceleration makes it deadly on all
    but the longest tracks, such as KGB Corner and Nurbergring. It handles
    like a dream, and is simply a fun car to drive. It has a balanced
    powerslide, not too much, not too little. It's strong anywhere on the
    track and only need worry about top speed against the GT3. 15 TOKENS
         2. Porsche 911 GT3 (996) - A very fast car on the fast tracks. The
    GT3's top speed is unmatched on KGB Corner and Nurbergring, and it still
    retains a good deal of handling with decent acceleration. The powerslide
    is identical to that of the Noble, but seems slightly more controllable,
    the GT3 likes to stick to the track better. A fun car, just not fast as
    it needs to be off the mark. 15 TOKENS
         3. Ferrari Challenge Stradale - Uncompetitive in the class in general,
    it lacks the top speed of the Porsche and the acceleration of the Noble.
    Fun to drive I guess, but really it has no place on the top 3 in the
    class, being uncompetitive on any track against the above two. However,
    it will beat any other car in the class, so it gets the spot. 14 TOKENS
    14.                       Extreme
    List: Ford GT40
          Porsche 959
          Ferrari F40
          Ferrari F50
          Porsche 911 GT2 (993)
          Jaguar XJ220
          Ascari KZ1
    Your Best Picks Online/Sigle Player
         1. Jaguar XJ220 - This is my OWN OPINION. The Jaguar, whether you like
    it or not, has a distinct acceleration advantage over both the F40 and F50.
    The Jaguar, while shown as being low in powerslide, will slide quite
    accomodatingly on turns. It has an extreme power output from low speed, much
    like the Mercedes or Stingray. The car also has a higher top speed than the
    F40 or F50. It may seem to lack in handling, but I think it corners quite
    well. It is becoming more popular, but don't use it in the rain, that would
    be bad. A great car, hard to drive, but once learned, unbeatable. 19 TOKENS
         2. Ferrari F50 - This is the average Joe's car for the class. It handles
    well, has matching acceleration to the other competitors of the class, and
    doesn't slide on friggen ice. The F50, while many may disagree, is a nOOb
    mobile and while it may be driven by some of the best, is at best, insanely
    underpowered and posessing a huge ammount of understeer. It will beat the F40
    in most situations, however, because it is much easier to drive and learn.
    19 TOKENS
         3. Ferrari F40 - The predecessor of the F50, the F40 is an angry rear
    engined car, with power distribution much like the Jaguar. It slides very
    easily when pushed to do so, handles exceptionally well, but spins the tires
    badly at lower speeds. This puts it below the F50 in the hands of the average
    driver, due to the fact that the power is difficult to learn and control
    adequitely. A good car that's fun to drive, yes, but more difficult to learn
    and race. 17 TOKENS
    15.                       Ultimate
    Note: Joy o joy, the ultimate class. The top FIVE cars will be listed in
    this class due to the fact that obviously, the TVR is the best car, and
    many people are unable to unlock the Mercedes.
    List: Saleen S7
          Ford GT
          Porsche Carrera GT
          Koenigsegg CC V8S
          Enzo Ferrari
          Pagani Zonda
          Mercedes CLK-GTR
          Porsche 911 GT1
          TVR Cerbera Speed 12
    Your Best Picks Online/Single Player
         1. TVR Cerbera Speed 12 - The best car, duh, anyone who thinks
    otherwise has recently sustained a serious head injury. Slides more than
    the average exotic, but accelerates and has better top speed than anything
    else, period. ALL PLATINUM
         2. Mercedes CLK-GTR - Those of you who have had the same joy as I in
    unlocking this car will realize that on every track except Nurbergring,
    the Mercedes has a better chance to win than the Porsche 911 GT1 in the
    hands of a skilled driver. The Mercedes has null powerslide, mad
    acceleration, and hugs the corners like it's glued to 'em. I love this car,
    with a top speed of 194 MPH, it may not be as fast as other cars, but around
    the corners, nothing compares. It has a big problem between 0 and 80 MPH, the
    tires spin very badly, and to drive well, you've got to master controlling
    the car in low speed turns and when recovering from crashes. ALL GOLD
         3. Porsche 911 GT1 - A great car, fast, reliable, easy to drive, and
    with a high enough top speed to bolt through Nurbergring's big straights.
    However, it does not have the ability to corner and accelerate like the
    Mercedes, and is not near as stable around turns. It is a great car, no doubt.
    It is also the most commonly used ultimate level car for its ease of driving
    and ease of obtaining. Its power is controllable, and it doesn't have that
    wild tire spin problem like the Mercedes. ALL SILVER
         4. Koenigsegg CC V8S - With acceleration like the Mercedes and top speed
    like the Porsche, one would think the Koenigsegg would best both. It does,
    however, lack in top end acceleration, it's a bottle rocket, going 0-60 in
    nothing flat, but beyond 160 MPH, it starts to get passed. The Koenigsegg
    also lacks the handling of the Porsche and Mercedes, and is unable to keep
    up on the turns and complex sections of the circuits. Out of the two problems,
    the handling is definitely the bigger one. Around tight turns the Koenigsegg
    has to slow way down in advance, it really isn't too nimble. 22 TOKENS
         5. Enzo Ferrari - Yes, the cover car, the big bad machine of the future,
    a meager 5th on the scoreboard. You may think, "How dissapointing", or "I
    thought it would be much better". Well the fact is, this car is great. Just
    not as great as the 4 listed above. In ultimate class, the competition is
    tough, and the Enzo just isn't quite tough enough. It's a fun car, but it
    has the problem of tire spinning, giving it that out-of-control kind of
    feeling to those not used to it. 22 TOKENS
    16.                              Thanks
    Pierre "Masamune2" Maris can be reached at communist_space_mutant@hotmail.com
    For his list of cars.
    TacoMan, Contact unknown
    For his car spreadsheet.
    17.                        Copyright/Legal/Fun!!!
    This FAQ may NOT be posted or linked to on any other website than GameFAQs.com,
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    I, David Ruddock, can be reached at rdaruddo@hotmail.com
    Complete in version 1.5 as of 2/28/04

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