Drag Race in Need for Speed (2015) is a short point-to-point player versus player event type along a route set out with checkpoints. The first player to cross the finish line is the winner. The event type was introduced on March 3rd, 2016 as part of the Hot Rod update.

Drag race events feature a multiple stage setup that can lasts 30 seconds before the race begins.

  • Start Box - Each player is given a start box that they drive their car into.
  • Perform Burnout - Players can pre-heat their tyres by holding the brake and accelerator, and judge their tyre grip with a Burnout Meter.
    • Good - Small perfect launch RPM range
    • Perfect - Increased perfect launch RPM range
    • Overcooked - Smallest perfect launch RPM range
  • Keep Perfect Rev - Stay within the highlighted RPM range until the race begins to perform a perfect launch.
  • Race - Compete against other racers to the finish line.


Event Rating Rep Rewards Distance
 Drag The Town (Medium) NFS2015RepSmallIcon LVL 18  NFS2015CreditsIcon3,500 12,000NFS2015RepSmallIcon  0.66 mi  (1.06 km)  3 Checkpoints
 Neck To Neck (Easy) NFS2015RepSmallIcon LVL 5  NFS2015CreditsIcon2,000 9,000NFS2015RepSmallIcon  0.55 mi  (0.89 km)  3 Checkpoints
 Pedal To The Metal (Medium) NFS2015RepSmallIcon LVL 24  NFS2015CreditsIcon3,500 12,000NFS2015RepSmallIcon  1.35 mi  (2.17 km)  3 Checkpoints
 Speed Tunnel (Hard) NFS2015RepSmallIcon LVL 32  NFS2015CreditsIcon8,000 19,500NFS2015RepSmallIcon  1.34 mi  (2.16 km)  3 Checkpoints
 The Perfect Shifts (Easy) NFS2015RepSmallIcon LVL 8  NFS2015CreditsIcon2,000 9,000NFS2015RepSmallIcon  0.61 mi  (0.98 km)  1 Checkpoints
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