Need for Speed (NFS) has long been a racing game whose release has always been eagerly awaited. Among the many aspects presented, it must be admitted that the cool cars that are present in each new NFS game are the most attractive.
Recently, Electronic Arts (EA) has released its newest edition, Need for Speed Heat. In this game by Ghost Games, there are a total of 127 cars that you can use and modify. This number certainly adds to the line of cool cars that have previously existed in the NFS universe.
While welcoming the newest entry into the Need for Speed franchise, we try to summarize the iconic cars of the NFS franchise whose presence leaves a distinct impression on fans. For those of you who are curious, see the review below, let’s go!
1. Lamborghini Diablo SV
The popularity of Lamborghini has indeed been tested in the automotive world. The cars that bring out an exotic and at the same time frightening feel are able to captivate car lovers around the world.
Not wanting to lose momentum on the splendor of this Italian car manufacturer, NFS included this car in the game. Among the many types that have been present at NFS, the Lamborghini Diablo SV is precisely the most iconic type.
This car was first entered in the Need For Speed III: Hot Pursuit (1998) series for the PS1. EA also decided to make this supercar the cover of the game.
When playing it, you will see how iconic this car is. The reason is, at that time the Diablo SV became one of the best types of Lamborghini. Apart from that, NFS III: Hot Pursuit has also received various awards as “Best Racing Game” which makes this car even more iconic.
After a long absence, EA re-entered the Lamborghini Diablo SV into the next three NFS series. The series are Need For Speed: Nitro (2009), Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2005), and Need For Speed: Payback (2017). This also shows that this car has an appeal even though it is included as a classic car category.
2. Ford Mustang GT
The next iconic car is the type of output of the American manufacturer, the Ford Mustang GT. The design, which is somewhat “handsome”, makes it look suitable to be an icon. Moreover, behind its prowess, this car also has a lot of power to be driven at high speed.
The Mustang GT made its debut in the NFS franchise in the Most Wanted series (2005). At that time, the car bearing the running horse logo was the ride of the boss character, Razor.
Even though Razor later used the BMW M3 GTR which was “stolen” from the main character, the Mustang GT still left a distinct impression. The reason is, the modified appearance of the car looks cool with black nuances and a fire decal.
Not only in Most Wanted (2005), Mustang GT is back in the spotlight in Need for Speed: ProStreet (2007). This car is the ride of one of the “King” characters in a game called Karol Monroe.
In addition, the sixth generation Ford Mustang GT is present at Payback (2017). This car is in the spotlight because it appears in the first footage of the game which is considered a failure because of its micro-transaction system.
3. Nissan Skyline R34 GTR
After the two previous cars were from European and American manufacturers, the next car that could become an icon in the NFS universe was a Japanese production car, the Nissan Skyline R34 GTR. Automotive enthusiasts know that this car is also iconic in the cinema world because it appeared as a ride by Bryan O’Connor (Paul Walker) in 2 Fast & 2 Furious (2003).
The existence of the Skyline R34 GTR is not only in the cinema. EA did not want to lose to take advantage of this euphoria by including this car in Need for Speed: Underground (2003) as a ride for the boss character, Eddie.
Not only in Underground, Eddie and his beloved Skyline R34 GTR are back at Need for Speed (2015). He also returns as an opponent you must face. Interestingly, the appearance of the Skyline he uses remains the same as the Underground version.
The Skyline R34 GTR has also become increasingly iconic in the racing game franchise after EA re-incorporated it into Payback. Its appearance also makes this car recorded to have attended nine times in the NFS series.
4. Nissan 350Z Fairlady
Success with Underground, EA continued to release a sequel, Need for Speed: Underground 2 (2004). They are also displaying the Japanese product, Nissan, as a “cover car”. This time, it’s Nissan 350Z Fairlady’s turn, which is no less popular than the Skyline R34 GTR as Japan’s best sports car.
In Underground 2, the 350Z Fairlady cover car version featured a sporty-looking green modification with a dragon decal. You can use it the first time you play in Story mode.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use it again until the end of the game because the car belongs to a girl character named Rachel Teller. Even so, you can still use it as a mainstay ride by buying it at the dealer after completing several missions.
The good news, this car is also present in the latest series, Need for Speed Heat. The 350Z Fairlady was previously also present at Payback and Need for Speed, thus adding to the iconic impression of this car.
5. BMW M3 GTR
Loyal NFS fans know how iconic this car is in the world of video games. The reason is, the BMW M3 GTR appears as a “cover boy” in one of the best NFS series, namely Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005).
This car is very iconic because it is used by Razor, the main antagonist in Most Wanted. It must be admitted that Razor’s character as a boss character really helped this car so that it will always be remembered by loyal NFS fans. The legend status is also attached because this car cannot be used until the player completes the Campaign mode.
In addition, its simple but elegant appearance is one of the main attractions. Using a white base color, Razor’s BMW M3 GTR is wrapped in a special light blue decal. The large spoiler (wing) on the rear also gives this car a sporty impression.
What do you think about the five iconic cars in the Need for Speed game above? Is the car list above one of your favorites? Don’t hesitate to write your comments in the comments column, OK.