1996 McLaren F1 “ELITE” Edition
We’re one month away from the anniversary of the arrival of the ELITE in NFS World. It all began in December of last year with the Koenigsegg CCX ELITE Edition. Many began drooling. Many began barfing. However, all began fainting once the read the price in their heads: 25000 SB. That is an equivalent of nearly $100 worth of speedboost of which you could use on other useful items. Nonetheless, the ELITE lineup continued with Camaro ZL1 ELITE Dragster, the Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T ELITE Tuner, and the Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR ELITE Cop. After the Viper rolled into the car dealer, we all thought that the ELITE lineup had come to an end. Purists thought they saw the last of the overly-riced road legends, but were they dead wrong. With ecstatic approval from McLaren, the V.Raj, Mike Hayes, Azlan, and the devs came together, and built their own version of the fastest naturally-aspirated car in the world: the McLaren F1. Although this does chime in the arrival of a worthy legend, exotic purists will probably think twice before buying a hyper car with this much flamboyancy. But, don’t let it’s “dev-implied” looks fool you. Let’s check this out.
With the pro-tuned medion parts installed in this car, flat out, it will do 225 MPH. Even though that’s 15 shy of its actual top speed, don’t forget that there’s a carbon fiber wing providing more grip and less speed, so say the devs of course. However, due to the fact that a race-tuned Zonda Cinque can top 220 MPH and a street-tuned Reventon can top 216 MPH, I’d say this car might need a bit more umph.
The handling of this legend is quite simply exciting. Through the corners of any track, it feels like a proper British GT1 race car from the late 90s. Also, that F1 character is still there. This car demands perfection and accuracy, so coming in too late, braking late, or not using enough power will cost you the race, and then you’ll look bad. Comparing it to the Zonda Cinque’s handling, when put into the hands of the right driver, the F1 far succeeds it. For example, the steep S-curve at Silk Road, is usually taken by the Zonda at around 130 MPH. However, the F1 can take it at 140+. The sharp 2nd corner on the Main Street course is another example. Usually, that’s taken at around 160 MPH. The F1 can do it at 170+.
Even though it’s top speed 225, it will get there just about as fast as a Zonda Cinque will reach its top speed, and that’s a great thing. After a steep corner, just step on the gas, and you’ll take off.
For the true elitists out there who want a car to top the Zonda Cinque, I’d say this is your best bet. But, like all ELITE cars, it is expensive, and 22000 SB is cutting it right too deep. However, if you have the money, and the skill, it’s worth it.
As expected from the 6.0-liter BMW M Power V12 engine located in the middle of the car, that much power and acceleration mixed with BMW engineering produces massive torque curves, thus giving this car very strong nitrous (JUST GO WITH ME HERE FOR A SEC, OK?).
As you know, I normally don’t take visuals into the final score of the car, but out of all the ELITEs we’ve seen so far, this is probably the least “riced”, if you will. Behind this car is the Eclipse GS-T, but those massive rear exhausts are a bit unnecessary. But with the F1, viewing it from all 4 sides, you can see that V.Raj and Mike Hayes took some time into making this look like their version of the actual F1 GTR Racer from ‘95 & ‘96. If I had some critiques, it would be that the front splitter doesn’t have to be that big, the rear wing can be a tad smaller, and the exhausts really don’t have to stick out from in-front of the wing and blind my sight when nitrous is engaged. However, those Falken Racing tires look well modeled, and whole car itself is very detailed. I can see why McLaren Automotive loved it from first sight. It pays a lot homage to the classic while mixed with NFS World’s own flare.
In conclusion then, we have our new top dog, and all it needed was fantastic handling and incredible acceleration to get to such title. Once again, an ELITE car has taken the top of the NFS World board. Whether you want to be there with such car is up to you. Until then, it’s a McLaren sort of November.
Final Score: 20/25
The SRT Viper ACR, boasting an 8.4l V10, cranking out 600hp and 560ft lbs of twist in stock trim, has been completely reworked to deal with the high power and high speeds required for pursuits.
The front mount intercooler is visible in the gaping maw of a front bumper while the hood bulge has increased in size to allow for the additional plumbing of a forced induction system. New twin tipped, side exit exhausts have been added to expel the hot gases and spit flame on the over run and a beefed up transmission puts the pursuit power to the ground through the massive rear wheels. There are carbon fiber splitters and winglets on the front bumper and side skirts while front and rear fenders have been extended out to allow the fitment of larger tires/wheels.
The rear diffuser has been modified to include venting for the rear brakes and differential, as well as to allow flow through from beneath the car. The lower section of the rear bumper is in carbon fiber and the steel bumpers in the diffuser are integrated to ward off rear impacts.
For the first time ever, a player will have access to a fully functional, roof mounted light bar. Additional police lighting has been added, with a red flasher in the lower section of the rear bumper. A set of large integrated bull bars has been built into the design of the front bumper, and directly mounted to the chassis for added ramming strength. Furthermore, we’ve added red/blue flashers in the front bumper opening, the bull bars, and the front fenders to alert your perpetrator to your presence. Large yellow fog lamps have also been added to the front fascia for added visibility in poor conditions. In addition, the interior will feature upgrades as well, such as the police spec laptop.
But that’s not all, we’ve also added a fully functional police siren so you can put fear in the minds of everyone you chase down!
Bold exterior styling, fear inducing sirens, groundshaking and tire-smoking, this Elite Cop Car simply dominates! Get yours today in the Car Dealer!
2011 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR “ELITE” Edition
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2011 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR “ELITE” Edition
So, in terms of ELITE categories, first there was the Tier 3 Exotic, then the Tier 2 Muscle, then the Tier 1 Tuner. After the Eclipse came out, I thought they had covered the ELITES as a whole. Well, I guess I thought wrong. The Viper ACR arrives in NFS World as an ELITE Police Interceptor and as of now it’s the best police car we’ve had on the force. However, those thinking that this is a pick-up-and-go car might want to think otherwise.
To be honest, I thought this car was gonna be 30000 SB with the added cop material and the lights and sirens. Ah, well. Anyway, this is the first special edition car with Pro-Tuned parts from Medion. So the race-tuned parts from Scion wasn’t a glitch. EA is pressing forward now. No more street-tuned stocks. Now, new cars coming will be either race-tuned or pro-tuned for your liking. Anyway, pro-tuned this interceptor can hit 227 MPH making it quite fast even for its stats. It also looks rather nice, in an epic way. Taking one good look at it, I thought they combined the Viper ACR with a Rhino and Cross’s Corvette from Most Wanted all in one. It’s aggressive yet sane at some angles. I love the way to managed to leave some things a bit stock. The rear wing, for instance isn’t enormous. It fits the width of the car. The car is also so detailed as well. Vinod and Mike Hayes did a good job designing this one really. Many stock Viper fans might disagree, but there’s my stance there. This is the best cop car in the game as well. I mean, c’mon? Lightbars? Light-up bull bars? Wing lights? Side Lights? Flashing Headlights? And for God’s sake, this cop has working sirens. It’s taken the devs over many useless cop cars to finally develop a brilliant functioning one. Also, comparing this to the old Viper, it’s 10x better than it. It doesn’t wobble about or steer like a boat. It’s not sluggish in the gear changes either. It has good grip and accelerates like a proper muscle snake. The 8.4-liter V10 also sounds ballistic when you’re revving it up to 6200 RPMs on the straights.
Unlike the other 3 ELITES, this one does not have cosmic nitrous. Once, your launch nitrous has finished, you’re doing 140 MPH instead of 190. So, in terms of fastest cop, that crown still goes to the 911 GT3 RS. In the corners, the track bug cop from seacrest county is better there as well. Now, when I say better, I mean easier, 10x easier. The Viper is by far the hardest car to handle in this game. Don’t get me wrong, it grips and is far better than the old muscles, but this thing has a mind of its own really. At some points, it grips, at others, it drifts. Brakes are good, but whenever it feels like it, they lock up the wheels, and you start drifting. This car won’t fishtail at certain corners, but if you drive it like a child, you will end up with your face in a wall. Everything about this car, driver wise, you have to time just right. GamerStig and I even had trouble taking this down Mission Street, partly because this is a wild animal, and mostly because Traffic is insanely stupid. Also, even though the car looks good, and wheels are alright, them sticking out like that is a bit freaky. If you look at them from the front or back of the car, it’s as if giant metallic spiders have taken the place of the wheel. It’s actually quite scary.
Should You Buy It?
Yes, if you want an epic siren blaring, light-up cop car. Yes, if you want a serious driving challenge in the world of Need For Speed. No, if you want to keep things easy and have an M1 Procar, Corvette ZR1, 911 GT3 RS, or a CCX ELITE in your garage. Yeah. I said it. CCX ELITE. This car is harder than the Swedish Monster. Plainly, this car is not for keyboard users. It’s for those who pro it up and have accurate joystick or driving wheels. To be honest, this car doesn’t really fit my style of driving. I’m more of a car that just gets on with it in an exciting way, like my Murcie Roadster. This is good, but not perfect. I admit. I did manage to beat some M1s today with this handling like it is. And if you find yourself in the spot of beating M1s, it’s not because your terrible and they’re worse than you. No. It’s because you are a true ELITE driver and they envy you. This is the first true ELITE car in this: insanely expensive, insanely flamboyant in design, insanely fast, and insanely hard to handle. But, if you can handle that insane handling and win races with it, then you have the audacity to call yourselves an ELITE. Again, many of you might have different opinions, but this is mine, and I say, that this is car is good.
The ELITE exclusivity for the CCX has now ended. For 10000 SB, meet one insane Tier 3 hyper car. With 806 horsepower out of a 4.7-liter Twin-Supercharged Swedish V8, this car is determined to dominate and even thrash all the ELITE CCXs out there now. Think you can handle such power?