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The Challenge Series in Need for Speed: Carbon contains various sets of event types, with each having three separate events made up of bronze, silver, and gold difficulty tiers.

Completing the entry bronze tier event will unlock the silver tier event, completing the silver tier event will unlock the gold tier event, and completing the gold tier event will unlock a unique reward.

Canyon Duel

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Canyon Duel Bronze Tier Bronze Desperation Ridge Lexus IS 300 Finish 1st
Silver Tier Silver Lookout Point Plymouth Road Runner Finish 1st
Gold Tier Gold Eternity Pass Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Finish 1st
Reward: Switchblade Spoiler

Canyon Sprint

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Canyon Race Bronze Tier Bronze Gold Valley Mazda RX-8 Finish 1st
Silver Tier Silver Devil's Creek Pass Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Finish 1st
Gold Tier Gold Lofty Height Downhill Nissan 350Z Finish 1st
Reward: NFS Carbon Logo Vinyls

Checkpoint

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Checkpoint Bronze Tier Bronze Eskuri Plaza Renault Clio V6 Finish in 3'44" (4 checkpoints)
Silver Tier Silver Rabinowitz Drive Plymouth Hemi Cuda Finish in 3'02" (4 checkpoints)
Gold Tier Gold Blackwell Road Porsche 911 GT3 RS Finish in 3'21" (4 checkpoints)
Reward: Venom Spoiler

Canyon Checkpoint

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Canyon Checkpoint Bronze Tier Bronze Lofty Heights Chevrolet Camaro SS Finish in 2'39" (3 checkpoints)
Silver Tier Silver Knife's Edge Mazda RX-7 Finish in 1'25" (2 checkpoints)
Gold Tier Gold Journeyman's Bane BMW M3 GTR Finish in 1'55" (3 checkpoints)
Reward: Pearlescent Paint

Canyon Drift

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Canyon Drift Bronze Tier Bronze Gold Valley Drift Aston Martin DB9 Score over 25,000 points
Silver Tier Silver Knife's Edge Drift Toyota MR2 Score over 100,000 points
Gold Tier Gold Lookout Point Drift Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Score over 150,000 points
Reward: Sidewinder Spoiler

Pursuit Evasion

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Pursuit Evasion Bronze Tier Bronze Starlight Strip Escape Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Evade after 2 minutes (Heat Level 2)
Silver Tier Silver Beachfront Dodge Dump Truck Evade after 5 minutes (Heat Level 3)
Gold Tier Gold Route 55 Getaway Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 Evade after 12 minutes (Heat Level 5)
Reward: Overdial & Shaker Hoods

Pursuit Trade Paint

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Trade Paint Bronze Tier Bronze Hills Borough Hijinks Dodge Charger SRT-8 Disable at least 5 police vehicles (Heat Level 2)
Silver Tier Silver Wyle Center Crackdown Subaru Impreza WRX STI Disable at least 10 police vehicles (Heat Level 3)
Gold Tier Gold Brimstone A.P.B. Chevrolet Chevelle SS Disable at least 30 police vehicles (Heat Level 4)
Reward: Pearl Window Tint

Circuit

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Circuit Bronze Tier Bronze Dover Street Alfa Romeo Brera Finish 1st
Silver Tier Silver Ocean View Lamborghini Gallardo Coupé Finish 1st
Gold Tier Gold Paradise Hotel Shelby GT500 Finish 1st
Reward: Impact Spoiler

Sprint

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Sprint Bronze Tier Bronze York Road Dodge Charger R/T Finish 1st
Silver Tier Silver Chinatown Tram Porsche Cayman S Finish 1st
Gold Tier Gold Spade Street Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Finish 1st
Reward: Honey Vinyl

Drift

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Drift Bronze Tier Bronze Chinatown Drift Lotus Europa S Score over 50,000 Points
Silver Tier Silver Park Drive Drift Toyota Supra Score over 140,000 Points
Gold Tier Gold Main Street Drift Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Score over 250,000 Points
Reward: Tornado Spoiler

Speedtrap

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Speed Trap Bronze Tier Bronze Million Dollar Run Chrysler 300C HEMI SRT-8 Finish 1st
Silver Tier Silver Bowen Avenue Ford Mustang GT Finish 1st
Gold Tier Gold Eskuri Way Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Finish 1st
Reward: Groundmaster Spoiler

Race Wars

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Race Wars Bronze Tier Bronze Downtown 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Finish 1st
Silver Tier Silver Fortuna Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Finish 1st
Gold Tier Gold Kempton Dodge Challenger Concept Finish 1st
Reward: Race Flag Vinyls

Collector's Edition Challenges

The Collector's Edition release of Need for Speed: Carbon includes three additional challenge sets with three event tiers in each.

Checkpoint

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Checkpoint CE Bronze Tier Bronze Highway 142 Dodge Challenger Concept Finish in 2'20" (2 checkpoints)
Silver Tier Silver Downtown Tunnel Lamborghini Murciélago Coupé Finish in 3'10" (2 checkpoints)
Gold Tier Gold Around the World Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Finish in 12'11" (12 checkpoints)
Reward: 1992 Nissan 240SX

Pursuit

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Pursuit Bronze Tier Bronze Pursuit Pinball Shelby GT500 Disable at least 25 police vehicles (Heat Level 6)
Silver Tier Silver Massive Escape Jaguar XK Evade after 5 minutes (Heat Level 7)
Gold Tier Gold Big Game Hunt Dodge Viper SRT-10 Disable at least 1 Rhino Unit (Heat Level 8)
Reward: Camo & Pinstripe Vinyls

Race Wars

Type Difficulty Route Vehicle Goal
Race Wars CE Bronze Tier Bronze Highway 142 Nissan 240SX Finish 1st
Silver Tier Silver Garcia Street Chevrolet Camaro Concept Finish 1st
Gold Tier Gold Route 21 Koenigsegg CCX Finish 1st
Reward: 2007 Jaguar XK

Trivia

  • Several Challenges routes are named incorrectly:
    • The Bronze Canyon Duel Journeyman's Bane is named incorrect, as it take place in Desperation Ridge.
    • The Bronze Sprint Condo Row is named incorrect, as it take place in York Road.
    • The Silver Canyon Duel Gold Valley Duel is named incorrect, as it take place in Lookout Point.
    • The Silver Canyon Sprint Copper Ridge is named incorrect, as it take place in Devil's Creek Pass.
    • The Silver Sprint Kings Park is named incorrect, as it take place in Chinatown Tram.
    • The Silver Speedtrap Infinity Park is named incorrect, as it take place in Bowen Avenue.
    • The Gold Canyon Sprint Deadfall Junction is named incorrect, as it take place in Lofty Heights Downhill.
    • The Gold Canyon Checkpoint Desperation Ridge is named incorrect, as it take place in Journeyman's Bane.
    • The Gold Circuit Starlight Strip is named incorrect, as it take place in Paradise Hotel.
    • The Gold Sprint Canmor Road is named incorrect, as it take place in Spade Street.
    • The Gold Race Wars Silverton is named incorrect, as it take place in Kempton.
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