El Niño (or The Boy in English) is a fictional supercar.

Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit

El Niño appears in Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit as a bonus car that is unlocked upon winning a Knockout race series at Expert difficulty. It is alternatively unlocked after entering the cheat code "elnino" at the main menu.

The El Niño is the fastest car in the game. It tends to understeer in curves but this can quickly alter to oversteer if it decelerates too quickly. This can help keep the car under control in sharp bends.


The Pursuit El Niño is a police variant that is unlocked simultaneously with the racer variant. It has identical performance specifications.


  • The El Niño is represented by a computer-generated vector drawing instead of a real photograph due to it being a fictional vehicle.
  • The El Niño has a counterpart in the PC release of Need for Speed: High Stakes known as La Niña.


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