The Cayman S was a Porsche offering till the year 2009. Being a mid-engined sports car, the Cayman S carried a 3.4 Litre Flax-Six Engine that produced 295 BHP @ 7000 RPM, The 6 speed manual transmission conveniently raced at 274 kmph. However, the Cayman S was a light weight car and a slight tap on the rear could give the racer a toss for his money, the acceleration on the Cayman S was impeccable. It went as fast as desired (after upgrading) The cayman came with a price tag of 94 Lakh INR while in the game it costs around $ 60,000 (half the price. Sigh!! what naa insaafi man!!)
PORSCHE CARRERA GT
Another mid engined supercar by Porsche took gamer’s by surprise. It was incredibly fast and very easy to drive. Well, being powered by a V10 engine does have a different awe altogether.
Being priced between 1.28-2.68 crores in the real world, it was much better getting it for $ 2,80,000 in the game (at least that way, we could just think about racing the car and not worrying about the other expenses :P)
Produced between 2004 to 2007, the 5.7 Litre V10 engine did wonders to the car. It produced 612 BHP @ 8000 RPM and a 6 speed manual transmission goes real easy on the roads (at least in the game it did)
PORSCHE 911 TURBO S (996)
Introduced to the Porsche family in the year 2004, the 996 Turbo S is a powerful beast that possesses more power than the 996 Turbo. All the power comes through a K24 Turbocharge fitting and the new intercoolers along with a higher manifold pressure of 0.9 bar. The 911 Turbo was replaced by the Porsche 997 Turbo S model in the year 2010.
In reality this car costs anywhere between 1.28 crores- 2.66 crore INR. While, the game offers the 996 Turbo for $ 1,05,000. Built on the heavier side, the turbo can catch great speeds and comes handy in drag races. However, it faces difficulty at corners.
The 3.6 Litre Turbo Flat 6 engine produces 444 BHP @ 6000 RPM, taking your ride at an impressive 307 kmph.
PORSCHE 911 CARRERA S (997)
Produced between 2004-2008, the 911 Carrera S (997) succeeded the previous 996 version. Built with a 3.8 Litre flat 6 Engine, it produced 350 BHP @ 6000 RPM. Being a rear wheel drive car, it could touch 293kmph in a jiffy. It is certainly a high performance car that was newly introduced to the PASM (Porsche Active Management System) and came with two different driving modes built for different driving conditions. The car touches the 1.4 crore price margin.
MERCEDES-BENZ SLR Mc LAREN:
Looks like a glorious achievement, the SLR Mc Laren is the trendy looking two seating, Mercedes Benz sports car that was definitely among my pic (especially the black colored merc) I’ve tried burnouts too (in the game)
Just the sound motivates you into going faster, thanks to the 5.4 litre S/C V8 (M115 ML55) Engine mated on this Chick Magnet. The SLR produces 617 BHP @ 6500 RPM. The 5 speed automatic transmission allows a gamer to reach 335 kmph in no time.
The SLR on the Merc means “Sport Leicht Rennsport” in more comprehensive terms, it means Sport Light Racing. This expensive Merc has carbon ceramic brake disks to put all that raging power to a hold.
In the game, the Merc SLR comes with a price tag of $ 3,00,000 whereas in real life, it costs around 2.37 Crore INR +.
MERCEDES BENZ SL 500 (R230)
Yet another Luxury addition to the Merc family as well as the NFS Most wanted, the SL 500 (RD 230) was produced post 2001 and lasted till the year 2011, the R 231 had taken over the R230 in 2012 including a few changes like a face lift, new bumpers, cooling intakes, new lamps (fog and rear), new alloy wheels and a more stylish V shape.
Available at a price tag of $ 75,000 in the game, the SL 500 costs and upwards of 1.15 crore Inr. The 302 BHP Producing machine @ 5600 RPM delivers an easy 250 kmph with its 5 speed Auto Transmission.
MERCEDES BENZ CLK 500
Considered one of the top performing model between 2002 and 2009 mated with a 5.08 L V8 engine that produced 302 BHP @ 6000 RPM which was replaced by the E 500 Coupe.
Priced at $ 75,000 the CLK 500 was a decent ride, I wouldn’t deem it perfect to command all sorts of races even after being completely upgraded with the junk man parts. Trouble lies in the corners, when the CLK 500 starts playing spoil sport with the gamer. The CLK 500 is the heavier cousin of the other Merc’s in the game, you can use this car to ram in to opponent cars or cops or if you are too bored, you can also bang into random gas stations or enter buildings and perform insane stunts. The rear wheel drive and 7 speed auto transmission,certainly comes in handy for such situations.
Most Wanted was definitely one of the most wanted racing game that partially fulfilled our racing fantasies. While, the other games under the NFS(Need For Speed) series have been a smashing success too, Most Wanted will always be known to start it all.
Most of the vehicle customization ideas flowed in from the game. I have come across real life modified versions of Indian Cars that look just like the ones in Most wanted. After sharing my opinion, its time for me to play the most wanted again.
UNTIL NEXT TIME 🙂