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.
|Bronze||Desperation Ridge||Lexus IS 300||Finish 1st|
|Silver||Lookout Point||Plymouth Road Runner||Finish 1st|
|Gold||Eternity Pass||Chevrolet Corvette Z06||Finish 1st|
|Reward: Switchblade Spoiler|
|Bronze||Gold Valley||Mazda RX-8||Finish 1st|
|Silver||Devil's Creek Pass||Mitsubishi Eclipse GT||Finish 1st|
|Gold||Lofty Height Downhill||Nissan 350Z||Finish 1st|
|Reward: NFS Carbon Logo Vinyls|
|Bronze||Eskuri Plaza||Renault Clio V6||Finish in 3'44" (4 checkpoints)|
|Silver||Rabinowitz Drive||Plymouth Hemi Cuda||Finish in 3'02" (4 checkpoints)|
|Gold||Blackwell Road||Porsche 911 GT3 RS||Finish in 3'21" (4 checkpoints)|
|Reward: Venom Spoiler|
|Bronze||Lofty Heights||Chevrolet Camaro SS||Finish in 2'39" (3 checkpoints)|
|Silver||Knife's Edge||Mazda RX-7||Finish in 1'25" (2 checkpoints)|
|Gold||Journeyman's Bane||BMW M3 GTR||Finish in 1'55" (3 checkpoints)|
|Reward: Pearlescent Paint|
|Bronze||Gold Valley Drift||Aston Martin DB9||Score over 25,000 points|
|Silver||Knife's Edge Drift||Toyota MR2||Score over 100,000 points|
|Gold||Lookout Point Drift||Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640||Score over 150,000 points|
|Reward: Sidewinder Spoiler|
|Bronze||Starlight Strip Escape||Mazda Mazdaspeed3||Evade after 2 minutes (Heat Level 2)|
|Silver||Beachfront Dodge||Dump Truck||Evade after 5 minutes (Heat Level 3)|
|Gold||Route 55 Getaway||Nissan Skyline GT-R R34||Evade after 12 minutes (Heat Level 5)|
|Reward: Overdial & Shaker Hoods|
Pursuit Trade Paint
|Bronze||Hills Borough Hijinks||Dodge Charger SRT-8||Disable at least 5 police vehicles (Heat Level 2)|
|Silver||Wyle Center Crackdown||Subaru Impreza WRX STI||Disable at least 10 police vehicles (Heat Level 3)|
|Gold||Brimstone A.P.B.||Chevrolet Chevelle SS||Disable at least 30 police vehicles (Heat Level 4)|
|Reward: Pearl Window Tint|
|Bronze||Dover Street||Alfa Romeo Brera||Finish 1st|
|Silver||Ocean View||Lamborghini Gallardo Coupé||Finish 1st|
|Gold||Paradise Hotel||Shelby GT500||Finish 1st|
|Reward: Impact Spoiler|
|Bronze||York Road||Dodge Charger R/T||Finish 1st|
|Silver||Chinatown Tram||Porsche Cayman S||Finish 1st|
|Gold||Spade Street||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX||Finish 1st|
|Reward: Honey Vinyl|
|Bronze||Chinatown Drift||Lotus Europa S||Score over 50,000 Points|
|Silver||Park Drive Drift||Toyota Supra||Score over 140,000 Points|
|Gold||Main Street Drift||Chevrolet Corvette Z06||Score over 250,000 Points|
|Reward: Tornado Spoiler|
|Bronze||Million Dollar Run||Chrysler 300C HEMI SRT-8||Finish 1st|
|Silver||Bowen Avenue||Ford Mustang GT||Finish 1st|
|Gold||Eskuri Way||Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren||Finish 1st|
|Reward: Groundmaster Spoiler|
|Bronze||Downtown||1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse||Finish 1st|
|Silver||Fortuna||Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG||Finish 1st|
|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.
|Bronze||Highway 142||Dodge Challenger Concept||Finish in 2'20" (2 checkpoints)|
|Silver||Downtown Tunnel||Lamborghini Murciélago Coupé||Finish in 3'10" (2 checkpoints)|
|Gold||Around the World||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX||Finish in 12'11" (12 checkpoints)|
|Reward: 1992 Nissan 240SX|
|Bronze||Pursuit Pinball||Shelby GT500||Disable at least 25 police vehicles (Heat Level 6)|
|Silver||Massive Escape||Jaguar XK||Evade after 5 minutes (Heat Level 7)|
|Gold||Big Game Hunt||Dodge Viper SRT-10||Disable at least 1 Rhino Unit (Heat Level 8)|
|Reward: Camo & Pinstripe Vinyls|
|Bronze||Highway 142||Nissan 240SX||Finish 1st|
|Silver||Garcia Street||Chevrolet Camaro Concept||Finish 1st|
|Gold||Route 21||Koenigsegg CCX||Finish 1st|
|Reward: 2007 Jaguar XK|
- 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.