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NFS MOST WANTED, A gaming Revolution that changed Lives – Part 2

After the initial dose of the Most Wanted, lets review the other cars too shall we?

LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO:

Possibly the best start to the continuation, the Lamborghini Gallardo has just been a darling, found in almost every NFS Most wanted Players garage. The 5 litre V10 powered lambo was the first of its kind, with such a powerful engine among the Gallardo series.

Rolling out between 2003 and 2005, the Gallardo produced 493 BHP @ 7800 RPM racing upto 311kmph. Even in the game, the Lambo Gallardo was priced like a Lambo, $1,20,000 was the price in the game, and in reality, well $600K  ie. 2.79-3.80 crore INR (it was better owning one in the game, at least you could drive and crash the gallardo like no ones business 🙂

LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO:

The garage was graced by two of the most (then)powerful Lambos. The Murcielago was sleeker and meaner. It reigned the real world from 2001-2006. The 6.2 Liter V12 engine produces 572 BHP @ 7500 RPM, giving it the ability to go as fast as 332 kmph. Succeding the Diablo, the Murcielago is definitely a worthy champion. In the game, the Murcielago costs $ 2,25,000 and in real life, the Murcielago costs $800K ie. between 3.92- 4.77 Crore INR. wouldn’t you love to hear the murcielago?

LEXUS IS 300

The one car that made me race through the initial part of the game, the Lexus IS 300 is definitely a friend on wheels.

Reigning from 1998- 2005,  Lexus is known for creating the most reliable cars in the world (a unit of Toyota motors) The IS 300 produces a humble 214 BHP @ 5800 RPM. The saloon car cum Sedan came with a 3 Litre engine, is available at the beginning of the game with a decent price of $ 27,000. Although, the new IS 300 is among the slowest offerings (without any upgrade) the car manages to eke its way through the race.

LOTUS ELISE 111 R:

Manufactured by Lotus between 2004 and 2011, the Lotus Elise 111 R, looked too small to perform. But, after taking it for a spin, I was certainly convinced by its power. Powered by a fuel injected 1.8 litre Toyota engine, the Elise produces 189 BHP @ 7829 RPM and conveniently drove me at 222,Unofficially available in India, but the game price is $ 48,000.

MAZDA RX-7 FD:

Mazda has been seen a lot in the fast and furious movies, the 1999-2002 Mazda RX 7 FD. I tried my hands at drifting with this vehicle. Although, the 6 series was more successful in various countries due to its adherence to emission regulations.

The 7 series was sold as a right hand drive version, the 1.3 Litre 13B- REW rotary engineproduces 255 BHP @ 6500 RPM, giving the driver the ability to race at 250 kmph.

MAZDA RX 8

Superseding the RX7, is the RX 8 that packed a mightier roar and better features. The 1.3 Liter 13B-MSP engine is powerful and produces 232 BHP at 8500 RPM. The rear wheel drive offers driving comfort and in real life goes hard on your fuel. The 6 speed manual transmission is quite the race car you would expect.

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI (MK5)

The 2 Litre fuel injected engine on the Golf (mk5) is pretty impressive. Being, the first of its kind to contrain a dual clutch transmission otherwise known as DSG (Double Shift Gear Box) the Golf, was produced between 2004 and 2009. Creating 197 BHP at 5100 RPM, the Golf went as fast as 235 kmph. Priced at $ 35,000 the mazda RX7 was priced at

VAUXHALL MONARO VXR

Warning, the Sound could mess with your speakers!!!

Produced between 2005 and 2007, the 6 Litre V8 engine on the Monaro produces 400 BHP @ 6000 RPM and could easily touch 290kmph. Sold under the Vauxhall brand (United Kingdom) the Vauxhall was quite pleasing to drive in the game and i’m assuming it would be the same in real life.

TOYOTA SUPRA:

If it is one of the favorites, it’s got to be a supra. Toyota’s production of these fantastic performers started off in the year 1993 and went on up to 2002. But, the supra is still missed. Carrying a 3 Litre Twin Turbo I6 engine, the Supra gave out exceptional results.Producing 276BHP @ 5600 RPM, the Supra went as fast as 241 kmph, making it my second favorite ride.

SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STi

It looked like the Lancer Evo, and even performed like it.The Subaru is a Japanese Brand that came with a 2 Litre Flat 4 engine, it was produced from 2004-2006. It produces 300 BHP @ 6000 RPM and goes at 250 kmph. Although it couldn’t keep up with the much superior cars, the Impreza was an  impress-er 🙂

RENAULT CLIO V6

Hatch backs are always cute, the Renault Clio was the same, it looks a little like the Swift but then it looks a little like the fabia too. Built somewhere in between the year 2003 and 2005. Mated with a 3 litre V6 24 v Engine, producing 251 bhp @ 7150 RPM and topping its speed at 232kmph.It costs $ 40,000 in the game. The ride was pretty smooth yet it used to lack the complete power as much as the rival vehicles would produce.

PONTIAC GTO

A two door classic from Pontiac, a 6 Litre LS2 V8 massive engine that is priced at $ 35,000 in the game, provides excellent handling and drift, especially when it comes to a high speed cop chase. Although mustang offers a better handling over curves, the Pontiac’s Bulky build helps keep the disturbing cop cars at bay. Producing 400 bhp @ 6600 RPM, the pontiac touches 253kmph mark.

 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION VIII

My favorite car in the game is the Lancer EVO (also seen in Fast and Furious) I wouldn’t have defeated a lot of Bosses if it weren’t for this car. The first thing that i love about the car is its ability to accelerate like a cheetah. It was indeed the most powerful Mitsubishi offering during 2003-2005 which possessed a 2 Litre Turbo I4 engine that made 261 BHP @ 6500 RPM.

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GT

The front wheel drive-car might not have possessed the best of looks, but it was certainly noisy to put the rivals at shame.

The 3.8 Litre 6G75 V6 engine mated on to the Eclipse produces 263 BHP @ 5750 RPM and touches the 220 speed at ease. A worthy price tag of $30,000 in the game, the main power with this vehicle lied in its customization.

Stay tuned for the final dose of the super finest cars Most Wanted offered!  🙂

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