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For the PlayStation Portable car list, see Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City/Cars

Need for Speed: Carbon features three performance Tiers with one being the lowest performing, two being mediocre performing and three being the highest performing.

Vehicles are also split into three different classes: Exotic, Muscle, and Tuner. Each class features different performance attributes:

Exotic Icon Exotic
Highest performing vehicles but are the most difficult to master.
Muscle Icon Muscle
Fastest accelerating vehicles at the expense of top speed and handling.
Tuner Icon Tuner
Most responsive handling and greatest amount of grip at the expense of top speed.

Cars

Stock

Stock vehicles can be purchased in career mode for their respective prices, but are each unlocked by different means depending on the player's starting vehicle.

Image Make Stats
NFSC AlfaRomeo Brera Stock.jpg
Exotic Tier 1
Stock: 35,000 cash
Top Speed 2.3
Acceleration 2.4
Handling 3.3
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Career: Starter car option for the Exotic career
NFSC AstonMartin DB9 Stock.jpg
Exotic Tier 2
Stock: 100,000 cash
Top Speed 4.0
Acceleration 4.2
Handling 5.8
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Chevrolet CamaroSS Stock.jpg
Muscle Tier 1
Stock: 30,000 cash
Top Speed 2.0
Acceleration 3.7
Handling 2.0
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Career: Starter car option for the Muscle career
NFSC Chevrolet CorvetteZ06 Stock.jpg
Muscle Tier 3
Stock: 175,000 cash
Top Speed 5.6
Acceleration 8.6
Handling 5.4
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Chrysler 300CHemiSRT8 Stock.jpg
Muscle Tier 1
Stock: 35,000 cash
Top Speed 2.4
Acceleration 4.4
Handling 2.4
Unlock: Available from the beginning
NFSC Dodge ChallengerConcept Stock.jpg
Muscle Tier 3
Stock: 140,000 cash
Top Speed 5.2
Acceleration 8.1
Handling 5.4
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Dodge ChallengerRT Stock.jpg
Muscle Tier 2
Stock: 75,000 cash
Top Speed 4.2
Acceleration 6.2
Handling 5.4
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the EA Downloader Edition or a DLC pack
NFSC Dodge ChargerRT Stock.jpg
Muscle Tier 2
Stock: 80,000 cash
Top Speed 4.3
Acceleration 6.7
Handling 3.7
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Dodge ChargerSRT8 Stock.jpg
Muscle Tier 2
Stock: 70,000 cash
Top Speed 3.5
Acceleration 5.3
Handling 4.5
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Dodge ViperSRT10 Stock.jpg
Muscle Tier 3
Stock: 150,000 cash
Top Speed 5.4
Acceleration 8.9
Handling 4.9
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Ford GT Stock.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Stock: 200,000 cash
Top Speed 6.4
Acceleration 6.5
Handling 7.9
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Ford MustangGT Stock.jpg
Muscle Tier 2
Stock: 50,000 cash
Top Speed 3.3
Acceleration 4.4
Handling 4.2
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Infiniti G35 Stock.jpg
Tuner Tier 3
Stock: 70,000 cash
Top Speed 3.2
Acceleration 3.3
Handling 7.5
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires a downloadable content pack
NFSC Jaguar XK Stock.jpg
Exotic Tier 2
Stock: 80,000 cash
Top Speed 4.0
Acceleration 4.4
Handling 7.1
Challenge Series: Win the Race Wars Gold: Route 21 event
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Lamborghini Gallardo Stock.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Stock: 175,000 cash
Top Speed 6.0
Acceleration 6.4
Handling 8.4
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Lamborghini Murcielago Stock.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Stock: 225,000 cash
Top Speed 7.2
Acceleration 7.4
Handling 7.9
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Lotus Elise111R Stock.jpg
Exotic Tier 2
Stock: 50,000 cash
Top Speed 3.4
Acceleration 4.5
Handling 5.8
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Mazda MazdaSpeed3 Stock.jpg
Tuner Tier 1
Stock: 30,000 cash
Top Speed 2.5
Acceleration 3.5
Handling 3.7
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Mazda RX7 Stock.jpg
Tuner Tier 2
Stock: 65,000 cash
Top Speed 3.0
Acceleration 5.1
Handling 6.6
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Mazda RX8 Stock.jpg
Tuner Tier 1
Stock: 25,000 cash
Top Speed 2.3
Acceleration 2.0
Handling 4.2
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Career: Starter car option for the Tuner career
NFSC MercedesBenz CLK500 Stock.jpg
Exotic Tier 1
Stock: 45,000 cash
Top Speed 2.4
Acceleration 3.0
Handling 2.8
Unlock: Available from the beginning
NFSC MercedesBenz SL65AMG Stock.jpg
Exotic Tier 2
Stock: 125,000 cash
Top Speed 4.4
Acceleration 5.3
Handling 5.4
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC MercedesBenz McLarenSLR Stock.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Stock: 240,000 cash
Top Speed 7.0
Acceleration 7.5
Handling 7.9
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Mitsubishi EclipseGT Stock.jpg
Tuner Tier 2
Stock: 35,000 cash
Top Speed 2.4
Acceleration 2.7
Handling 6.2
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Mitsubishi LancerEvolutionIX Stock.jpg
Tuner Tier 3
Stock: 110,000 cash
Top Speed 4.3
Acceleration 6.3
Handling 9.2
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Nissan 240SX Stock.jpg
Tuner Tier 1
Stock: 20,000 cash
Top Speed 2.9
Acceleration 4.3
Handling 7.5
Challenge Series: Win the Checkpoint Gold: Around The World event
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Nissan 350Z Stock.jpg
Tuner Tier 3
Stock: 70,000 cash
Top Speed 3.8
Acceleration 5.0
Handling 8.7
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Nissan SkylineGTRVSpec Stock.jpg
Tuner Tier 3
Stock: 125,000 cash
Top Speed 4.2
Acceleration 6.4
Handling 9.2
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Plymouth HemiCuda Stock.jpg
Muscle Tier 3
Stock: 130,000 cash
Top Speed 5.4
Acceleration 7.4
Handling 4.9
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Porsche 911Turbo Stock.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Stock: 75,000 cash
Top Speed 6.1
Acceleration 7.3
Handling 8.8
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires a downloadable content pack
NFSC Porsche CarreraGT Stock.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Stock: 240,000 cash
Top Speed 6.9
Acceleration 6.5
Handling 8.4
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Porsche CaymanS Stock.jpg
Exotic Tier 2
Stock: 75,000 cash
Top Speed 4.1
Acceleration 4.6
Handling 5.8
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Renault ClioV6 Stock.jpg
Tuner Tier 2
Stock: 50,000 cash
Top Speed 2.8
Acceleration 3.4
Handling 7.1
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Shelby GT500 Stock.jpg
Muscle Tier 3
Stock: 125,000 cash
Top Speed 5.2
Acceleration 7.2
Handling 4.9
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Subaru ImprezaWRXSTI Stock.jpg
Tuner Tier 3
Stock: 80,000 cash
Top Speed 3.9
Acceleration 5.8
Handling 9.2
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Toyota Supra Stock.jpg
Tuner Tier 3
Stock: 90,000 cash
Top Speed 4.2
Acceleration 6.2
Handling 8.3
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Vauxhall MonaroVXR Stock.jpg
Muscle Tier 2
Stock: 45,000 cash
Top Speed 2.5
Acceleration 4.8
Handling 3.7
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Volkswagen GolfR32 Stock.jpg
Tuner Tier 2
Stock: 40,000 cash
Top Speed 2.8
Acceleration 3.2
Handling 7.1
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode

Custom

Custom vehicles are unlocked by completing career mode goals and completing Reward Cards. They cannot be purchased in career mode, but can be used in Quick Race and multiplayer modes.

Image Make Stats
NFSC AstonMartin DB9 CustomWolf.jpg
Exotic Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 4.6
Acceleration 5.7
Handling 6.3
Unlock: Acquire Wolf's pink slip in any career
NFSC Audi LeMansquattro CustomConcept.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 10.0
Acceleration 9.3
Handling 9.2
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC Audi LeMansquattro CustomDarius.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 10.0
Acceleration 9.3
Handling 9.2
Unlock: Progress through the Career Mode
NFSC BMW M3GTR Custom.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 6.8
Acceleration 9.2
Handling 9.3
Unlock: Complete the "BMW M3 GTR" Reward Card
NFSC Chevrolet CamaroConcept CustomBlack.jpg
Muscle Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 5.1
Acceleration 9.8
Handling 4.9
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Chevrolet CamaroConcept CustomRed.jpg
Muscle Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 5.1
Acceleration 9.8
Handling 4.9
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Chevrolet ChevelleSS CustomPurple.jpg
Muscle Tier 1
Custom
Top Speed 4.0
Acceleration 8.7
Handling 5.0
Unlock: Complete the "Chevrolet Chevelle SS" Reward Card
NFSC Chevrolet ChevelleSS CustomRed.jpg
Muscle Tier 1
Custom
Top Speed 4.0
Acceleration 8.7
Handling 5.0
Unlock: Complete the "Chevrolet Chevelle SS" Reward Card
NFSC Dodge ChargerRT CustomAngie.jpg
Muscle Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 4.4
Acceleration 7.6
Handling 4.0
Unlock: Acquire Angie's pink slip in any career
NFSC Ford ShelbyGT500 CustomBlue.jpg
Muscle Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 5.2
Acceleration 9.7
Handling 6.6
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires a downloadable content pack
NFSC Ford ShelbyGT500 CustomRed.jpg
Muscle Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 5.2
Acceleration 9.7
Handling 6.6
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires a downloadable content pack
NFSC Koenigsegg CCX CustomBlack.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 7.0
Acceleration 9.0
Handling 9.2
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Koenigsegg CCX CustomOrange.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 7.0
Acceleration 9.0
Handling 9.2
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Lamborghini MurcielagoLP640 CustomBlack.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 7.2
Acceleration 9.0
Handling 7.9
Unlock: Complete the "Murciélago LP 640" Reward Card
NFSC Lamborghini MurcielagoLP640 CustomGrey.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 7.2
Acceleration 9.0
Handling 7.9
Unlock: Complete the "Murciélago LP 640" Reward Card
NFSC Lexus IS300 CustomBlue.jpg
Tuner Tier 1
Custom
Top Speed 2.4
Acceleration 5.4
Handling 5.0
Online: Reach Online XP Level 1
NFSC Lexus IS300 CustomRed.jpg
Tuner Tier 1
Custom
Top Speed 2.4
Acceleration 5.4
Handling 5.0
Online: Reach Online XP Level 1
NFSC Lotus EuropaS CustomGreen.jpg
Exotic Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 3.4
Acceleration 7.6
Handling 7.1
Online: Reach Online XP Level 50
NFSC Lotus EuropaS CustomBlue.jpg
Exotic Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 3.4
Acceleration 7.6
Handling 7.1
Online: Reach Online XP Level 50
NFSC Mazda RX7 CustomKenji.jpg
Tuner Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 3.2
Acceleration 6.2
Handling 6.9
Unlock: Acquire Kenji's pink slip in any career
NFSC Mitsubishi EclipseGST CustomRed.jpg
Tuner Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 2.9
Acceleration 7.7
Handling 6.3
Unlock: Complete the "Eclipse 1999" Reward Card
NFSC Mitsubishi EclipseGST CustomGreen.jpg
Tuner Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 2.9
Acceleration 7.7
Handling 6.3
Unlock: Complete the "Eclipse 1999" Reward Card
NFSC Pagani ZondaF CustomGrey.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 6.9
Acceleration 9.0
Handling 9.2
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the EA Downloader Edition or a DLC pack
NFSC Pagani ZondaF CustomBlack.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 6.9
Acceleration 9.0
Handling 9.2
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the EA Downloader Edition or a DLC pack
NFSC DumpTruck Traffic.jpg
Muscle Tier 0
Custom
Top Speed 5.2
Acceleration 7.6
Handling 5.0
Unlock: Complete the "Dumptruck" Reward Card
NFSC FireTruck Traffic.jpg
Muscle Tier 0
Custom
Top Speed 8.1
Acceleration 7.5
Handling 5.4
Unlock: Complete the "Firetruck" Reward Card
NFSC Police Civic Cruiser.jpg
Tuner Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 6.4
Acceleration 9.4
Handling 9.2
Unlock: Complete the "Police Civic Cruiser" Reward Card
NFSC Chevrolet CorvetteZ06 Cruiser.jpg
Muscle Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 4.5
Acceleration 10.0
Handling 6.3
Unlock: Complete the "Police Interceptor" Reward Card
NFSC Police Rhino Heavy.jpg
Muscle Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 4.3
Acceleration 8.9
Handling 5.4
Unlock: Complete the "Police Rhino" Reward Card
NFSC Plymouth RoadRunner CustomOrange.jpg
Muscle Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 3.9
Acceleration 8.7
Handling 5.4
Online: Reach Online XP Level 8
NFSC Plymouth RoadRunner CustomRed.jpg
Muscle Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 3.9
Acceleration 8.7
Handling 5.4
Online: Reach Online XP Level 8
NFSC Pontiac GTO CustomYellow.jpg
Muscle Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 4.0
Acceleration 8.6
Handling 4.6
Unlock: Complete the "Pontiac GTO" Reward Card
NFSC Pontiac GTO CustomBlack.jpg
Muscle Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 4.0
Acceleration 8.6
Handling 4.6
Unlock: Complete the "Pontiac GTO" Reward Card
NFSC Porsche 911GT3RS CustomWhite.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 7.0
Acceleration 8.9
Handling 8.5
Unlock: Complete the "Porsche 911 GT3 RS" Reward Card
NFSC Porsche 911GT3RS CustomBlack.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Custom
Top Speed 7.0
Acceleration 8.9
Handling 8.5
Unlock: Complete the "Porsche 911 GT3 RS" Reward Card
NFSC Toyota CorollaGTS CustomWhite.jpg
Tuner Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 2.9
Acceleration 7.7
Handling 5.7
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires a downloadable content pack
NFSC Toyota CorollaGTS CustomRed.jpg
Tuner Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 2.9
Acceleration 7.7
Handling 5.7
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires a downloadable content pack
NFSC Toyota MR2 CustomYellow.jpg
Tuner Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 3.1
Acceleration 7.5
Handling 5.7
Unlock: Complete the "Toyota MR2" Reward Card
NFSC Toyota MR2 CustomWhite.jpg
Tuner Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 3.1
Acceleration 7.5
Handling 5.7
Unlock: Complete the "Toyota MR2" Reward Card

Bonus

Bonus vehicles can only be used in Quick Race and multiplayer modes.

Image Make Stats
NFSC Chevrolet CorvetteZ06 Bonus.jpg
Muscle Tier 3
Bonus
Top Speed 5.7
Acceleration 8.6
Handling 5.4
Unlock: Complete the "Cross Corvette Z06" Reward Card
NFSC Dodge ChallengerConcept Bonus.jpg
Muscle Tier 3
Bonus
Top Speed 5.2
Acceleration 8.1
Handling 5.4
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Dodge ChargerSRT8 Bonus.jpg
Muscle Tier 2
Bonus
Top Speed 5.0
Acceleration 9.2
Handling 5.4
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Ford MustangGT Bonus.jpg
Muscle Tier 2
Bonus
Top Speed 5.4
Acceleration 8.8
Handling 5.0
Unlock: Available from the beginning
NFSC Lamborghini Gallardo Bonus.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Bonus
Top Speed 9.5
Acceleration 9.1
Handling 9.2
Unlock: Available from the beginning
NFSC Lamborghini Murcielago Bonus.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Bonus
Top Speed 9.6
Acceleration 9.4
Handling 9.2
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Mazda RX8 BonusChallenge.jpg
Tuner Tier 1
Bonus
Top Speed 3.1
Acceleration 7.2
Handling 5.0
Unlock: Available from the beginning
NFSC Mazda RX8 BonusRevved.jpg
Tuner Tier 1
Bonus
Top Speed 3.1
Acceleration 7.2
Handling 5.0
Unlock: Enter "speed3foryou" at the main menu and visit the Mazda dealership
NFSC MercedesBenz SL65AMG Bonus.jpg
Exotic Tier 2
Bonus
Top Speed 6.9
Acceleration 8.8
Handling 6.2
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Nissan 240SX Bonus.jpg
Tuner Tier 1
Bonus
Top Speed 4.0
Acceleration 8.3
Handling 9.8
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Nissan 350Z Bonus.jpg
Tuner Tier 3
Bonus
Top Speed 5.5
Acceleration 8.7
Handling 9.6
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Nissan SkylineGTRVSpec Bonus.jpg
Tuner Tier 3
Bonus
Top Speed 6.0
Acceleration 8.9
Handling 10.0
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Porsche CarreraGT Bonus.jpg
Exotic Tier 3
Bonus
Top Speed 9.6
Acceleration 9.3
Handling 9.2
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Shelby GT500 Bonus.jpg
Muscle Tier 3
Bonus
Top Speed 7.1
Acceleration 9.4
Handling 5.8
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the Collector's Edition
NFSC Subaru ImprezaWRXSTI Bonus.jpg
Tuner Tier 3
Bonus
Top Speed 5.6
Acceleration 8.7
Handling 10.0
Unlock: Available from the beginning
Requires the Collector's Edition

Trivia

Development - Main article: Need for Speed: Carbon/Development.

References

  1. Game file: "FE_ATTRIB.bin"
  2. Game folder: "CARS", and subfolders: "A4", "CTS", "MAZDA3SPORT", "997S", "911TURBO", "GTI"
  3. Game files: "FE_ATTRIB.bin" and "FrontB1.lzc"
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