Thiago is a character that appears in Need for Speed: Nitro.

Thiago is one of the racers seen in the opening video challenging Luis, in his Audi R8, and two other racers, in a Lamborghini Reventón and a Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 respectively.

After a few drifts and turns, he activates his Charger R/T's nitrous and blasts ahead of Luis, taking the lead before getting the attention of the police, in their Ford Shelby GT500 police cars.

Despite the police forming a roadblock at a T-junction, Thiago easily drifts through them and continues the race.

Need for Speed: Nitro

Thiago is the "Top Racer" of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Thiago sits on the hood of his Dodge Charger R/T, while showing his excellent soccer skills as he attempts to flip and kick one of his sandals towards the screen, remarking his culture's affinity to soccer.[1]


Thiago drives a Volkswagen Type 2 in the Bronze Cup, a Dodge Charger R/T in the Silver Cup, and a Dodge Challenger SRT-8 in the Gold Cup.

All his cars, except his Challenger SRT-8, can be unlocked for use in both Arcade Mode and Career Mode, once all stars are obtained in all his city's Bronze and Silver Cup events respectively.


  • "Rule number one: You've got to be fast."
  • "If you want to make a name for yourself on these streets, you've got to come through me first."


  • Unlike his in-game counterpart, Thiago's Charger R/T in his profile video, the game's opening video, and the front part of the first tutorial video, is not equipped with a supercharger.



  1. Video: Need for Speed (2009) Need for Speed NITRO - Rio De Janeiro. Available at:
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