Need for Speed Tips
I drove both these races in the toyota. My
first pick was the Acura, due to its top speed, but I found
that it just couldn't handle the turns during the last two
segments of the City course, and that tough turn on Rusty
Springs. The key to these tracks is effective use of the
accelerator. As they tend to be high-speed courses, you'll
just want to make subtle speed changes around the corners
merely to keep from sliding out. Don't be afraid to make
use of the walls in Rusty Springs, and only downshift when
absolutely necessary. The Toyota has good acceleration,
which is what those two courses need.
On these tracks I found the Corvette to be the most
well-rounded car. It has good acceleration, and seemed very
solid going around the very tight corners Coastal. In
Autumn Valley, the hardest part was negotiating that last
turn before the grandstands. The trick, however, is to take
the turn wide and full speed, using the wall to guide you
around. This gave me a big jump on those cars that would
downshift to take it clean. You'll probably want to
downshift coming out of the turn, but you won't lose all
*that* much speed. In Coastal, it's crucial to establish a
lead early on, as passing can be suicidal later on.
Remember to block cars behind you, and hit them when
I drove the Ferrari for these, as top speed isn't nearly
as important as handling on these tracks. These are
somewhat similar tracks, in that quick shifting makes all
the difference. Downshift into the turns, and upshift when
you feel the car slide. Don't be afraid to up and downshift
frequently and quickly to maintain traction, *especially* on
the ice in Alpine, and in the woods in Vertigo Ridge.
There's a big speed penalty for hitting anything on the
sides on these tracks, so concentrate on clean lines more
than blazing speed. Be sure to establish a lead before
things get icy on Alpine, and just use good shifting and
blocking to cross the line.
Well, that's about it. Vertigo Ridge was the
hardest, IMO, but rest assured that you'll *love* the bonus
track when you get to it. It's probably the coolest of all
of 'em. Hope this helps....good luck!