Need for Speed: Most Wanted – What You Can’t Find In The Manual

Because the included digital manual is useless, I’ve scoured any materials that I could find, including the official website, review materials that we received with the game, and even contacting the developers directly. This is all of the info that I’ve been able to scrape together from those multiple sources.

Basically, with the update to “Autolog 2.0”, the data that’s directly tracked in Autolog will be available no matter what platform you’re playing NFS: Most Wanted on, as long as you use the same Origin ID on every platform.

“How do I meet the other racers on the Most Wanted list so that I can beat them and take their car?”

To earn the opportunity to meet and beat these racers, you will have to earn enough speed points
through competing in events and exploring the city.

Defeat one of the Most Wanted racers and you will have the chance to take them down and claim their car as your own. Why take them down? Because the cars these racers drive won’t be found on the streets until you have gone wheel-to-wheel and won them.

“How do I evade the cops once they start chasing me?”

Evading the police is all about breaking visual contact with pursuing units. Drive fast, handbrake around corners, jump through Billboards, hit drops, and look for shortcuts to get away.

The circle on your mini-map highlights where the police are searching for you. Get out of this zone and you will evade the police and enter Cooldown.

TIP: Once you’re out of sight, stop your car, click the analog stick for an even faster Cooldown.

Evade the police and you will have a chance to escape. Burn that Nitro, or park up somewhere to hide; whatever your chosen tactic, you’ll need to stay unnoticed until the pursuit is called off, and you have made your getaway.

“How do I get more cars to use in online multiplayer?”

In Multiplayer, you start at SpeedLevel 1 with a set of specially selected preset cars; these are hand- tuned with a fixed set of preset mods to get you straight into the action.

Hit higher speed levels and you will unlock more cars that can be customized. If you want to change your ride in the game, bring up EasyDrive and select ‘Change Car’.

“What actually transfers between the PS3 and Vita versions of the game?”

“Speed Points extend across platforms, but gameplay doesn’t. So you’ll still need to start from the beginning if you were to play on Vita, but your total number of Speed Points, which is tracked on, can be added to by playing on different platforms.

So if you have a million SP on PlayStation 3 and you’ve unlocked and taken down several Most Wanted racers, when you go onto Vita, your million points will carry over and the Most Wanted races will be unlocked, but you’ll need to take those cars down again.”

“What Car Classes are there in Multiplayer, and what cars are in those classes?”

There are 7 classes of car:

Grand Tourer

Cars in each class:
Audi AI Clubsport Quattro
Ford Focus RS500
Ford Focus ST
Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione 2
Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION X
Subaru Cosworth Impreza STI CS400

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Ford GT
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
Lexus LFA
McLaren MP4-12C
Pagani Huayra
Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Study
Koenigsegg Agera R
Grand Tourer
Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible ISR
Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Porsche Panamera Turbo S

BMW M3 Coupe
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Mercedes-Benz SL 95 AMG Black Series
Shelby COBRA 427®

Ariel Atom 500 V8
BAC Mono
Caterham Superlight R500

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept
Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Audi R8 GT Spyder
Jaguar XKR
Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV
Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante
Marussia B2
Porsche 911 Carrera S
Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0
Tesla Roadster Sport

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Range Rover Evoque Coupe

If you have any other tips that could benefit others, please leave them in the comments for all to see. I hope this helps!

Written by Glenn Percival

Glenn Percival

Just a guy that loves games, movies, Golf, Football, and Baseball.

Podcast Co-Host, Editor-in-Chief, Video Producer, and whipping-boy

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  • Nice guide. I would like to know if there are other modes of play other than races in the single player mode? I played a lot of Burnout Paradise a lot and the great thing about that game were the stunt runs and takedown challenges and other gameplay modes. What about multiplayer? How do those two games compare?

  • billy

    do you only get one chance to take down a most wanted vehicle???

    • Aaron Townsend

      No, If you miss and they get away…. just drive around for a bit and they’ll be back for more

    • Nate

      I’ve had the same problem, billy, for a few days now with the mclaren mp4-12c… It got away! And I’ve still yet to find it. But it will show up supposedly… Wish I knew where to look tho!!!

    • Nate

      I GOT HIM!!! The mclaren Mp4-12c showed up outta nowhere and hit me!! Totaling his car against mine (taking himself down) and so I got it!!!!

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  • Indrajith Sunil

    I just downloaded a jackspot map with locations of all the cars in it . I haven’t checked it out yet will it work ?

  • Adam

    hey just bought this game used for my ps3 and I was wondering how do get the dodge challenger srt8 when I am playing online?

  • Connor

    do the speed points only transfer between ps vita and ps3 if i use the same origin accounts? because i now have a 360 and i had almost 2 million speed points on my psv/3.