The Cars Of Need For Speed World

The Cars Of Need For Speed World

The beta for the racing MMO Need For Speed World launches on Monday, and Electronic Arts has revealed its list of cars. The 1981 Renault 5 LeCar, 1977 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser and 1985 Pontiac Fiero did not make the cut.

The cars are grouped by tiers according to performance. Here you go.

Tier 1


1969 Dodge Charger R/T

Nissan Silvia S15

Volkswagen Scirocco

Mitsubishi Eclipse GT

Nissan 240SX

Toyota Corolla AE86

1971 Dodge Challenger

Tier 2

BMW Z4 M Coupe

Lotus Elise

Nissan 350Z

Mazda RX-7

Audi S5

Porsche Cayman S

2008 Dodge Charger R/T

Volkswagen Golf R32

Lexus IS-F

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX

Nissan 370Z

Subaru WRX STi

Tier 3

BMW M3 GTR (E46)

Nissan GT-R (R35)

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560

Audi R8

I love it when I see a video game car listed with a 1970s production year, I think for just an instant they’ve included a hilarious shitmobile for the laughs, then realise, no, the Dodge Challenger was a pretty serious muscle car.

I was racking my brain for some crappy models in that lede. Which motorised trashcan would you most want to drive in a video game?

Car List for World Announced! [Need for Speed World]


  • lada mmmmmmmmmmm what bad car would i like to drive in a racing game ummmmmmm….

    The VW Golf

    Ohhhh…. Wait they are in the NFS games

  • I’ve been reading up on this game and EA are seriously asking people to play it on private servers. To get everyone up to speed (pardon the pun), after a certain level you have to buy a piece of DLC called the World starter pack. Or else the game will just be in constant limbo, you can still play just not progress. The DLC lets you progress to the intended level cap as well as a few in game items. But what’s stopping people to just play it on servers that allow them to progress through the game without the DLC.

    • In the west, because of Initial D mainly, yes (though you’ll get some people complaining they knew about it before Initial D, “before it was cool” etc).

      The reason it is the hero car in Initial D is because back in the 80s and 90s it was a cheap and simple car that was far better than it had any right to be when it came to street racing, drifting etc. It was (and still is) a great platform to slap a better engine into for thrills and spills. It’s a cult car to the bone.

      It’s kind of like the Japanese equivalent of the VL Commodore, which has been embraced by bogans and wogs alike as a car that can serve many purposes, from having a fat turbo for burnouts to fully sick pink leather interior bro.

  • Call me crazy but for me the most fun part of Gran Turismo has always been the start where you have to buy an old banger 2nd hand 90’s or so used car and win your first races, desperately trying to scrape together enough cash for the best bang for buck modifications. The huge list of these old cars makes Gran Turismo seem like it has limitless combination’s of vehicles to choose from.

    I see this tiny list and thing wow, how boring.

    For me this going the extra mile is what makes GT beat the crap out of every other racing game out there. Now I’m a PC gamer through and through, but Gran Turismo is, on its own, the only reason I need to buy a PS3. Even if I only buy one game (well two, I bought prologue so GT5 will be the 2nd). Whereas Need For Speed, despite being released on my platform of choice, I will never buy unless its on a serious discount.

    They may come out quickly, but if they really polished a NFS game, to even half the level that Polyphony do, they would probably sell more than three of their releases combined. This puny uninspired list of cars just loses my interest, as does their “Tier” system. What if I want to do up one of my original cars to be more like the speed of a Tier 3? No, sorry, you can only do so much because its just a Tier 1 -_-

  • Nice to see an S15 owner here. I still have my black S13 (not the one featured on ACA the other week). I still find it awesome that these racing games come out I’ll always drive a Silvia no matter that I have one in the driveway outside and I’d choose it in game over anything else. Someone explain why and note Ive been doing it since NFS went ‘import mad’ back with UG1.

  • Kinda weird having both the 350z and 370z in the same tier. The only difference I see in the cars is the shape of the headlights. But don’t say that to a 370z owner.

    Silvia’s are a very interesting car, anything from Nissian is. Very light and very powerful and in the real world very fragile.

    The FC (Late 80’s early 90’s) RX-7 is probaly the car I want most in a game, relitivly cheap to buy today in a turbo format it is insanely fast, handles well and has incredible brakes. The real Problem is your going to spend nearly half of what would pay for the car on a new engine. I speak from experiance.

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