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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
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Dodge Viper GTS Need For Speed edition:
Get 2 million points to unlock the NFS edition of the Dodge Viper GTS.
Ferrari F50:
Complete an eight lap race leading every lap (World Racing, Challenge, Single Race, Advanced).
Lamborghini Murcielago: Get 3 million points to unlock the NFS edition of the Lamborghini Murcielago.
McLaren F1 Need For Speed edition: Get 4 million points to unlock the NFS edition of the McLaren F1.
McLaren F1 LM Need For Speed edition: Get 5 million points or win the World Championship to unlock the NFS edition of the McLaren F1 LM.
Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Successfully complete Hot Pursuit Event 13.
Mercedes CLK GTR Need For Speed edition: Get 4.5 million points to unlock the NFS edition of the Mercedes CLK GTR.
Lamborgini Diablo 6.0 VT: Get 2.5 million points to unlock the NFS edition of the Lamborghini Diablo.
Ford Crown Victoria: Successfully complete Hot Pursuit Event 5.
Porsche 911 Turbo: Get 800,000 points to unlock the NFS edition of the Porsche 911 Turbo.
Vauxhall VX220: Win a single race in any mode with a first place position in all laps.
Alpine Trail track: Complete Championship Event 22.
Alpine Trail track: Complete Ultimate Racer Event 15.
Ancient Ruins II track: Complete Ultimate Racer Event 12.
Autumn Crossing II track: Complete Ultimate Racer Event 14.
Autumn Crossing track: Complete Ultimate Racer Event 17.
Calypso Coast II track: Complete Ultimate Racer 26.
Calypso Coast track: Complete Ultimate Racer Event 10.
Coastal Parklands track: Complete Championship Event 4.
Desert Heat II track: Complete Championship Event 25.
Fall Winds II track: Compete Championship Event 24.
Island Outskirts II track: Complete Championship Event 8.
Mediterranean Paradise II track: Complete Championship Event 14.
National Forest 2 track: Complete Ultimate Racer Event 6.
National Forest track: Complete Championship Event 1.
Outback II track: Complete Ultimate Racer Event 25.
Outback track: Complete Championship Event 11.
Palm City Island II track: Complete Ultimate Racer Event 29.
Palm City Island track: Complete Ultimate Racer Event 28.
Rocky Canyons II track: Complete Championship Event 9.
Rocky Canyons track: Complete Championship Event 27.
Scenic Drive II track: Complete Championship Event 6.
Tropical Circuit II track: Complete Championship Event 28.
Tropical Circuit track: Complete Championship Event 29.


Method 1:
When you are racing and are approaching the finish line, press L2 to do a 360 camera spin. If you manage to get your car on the finish line when you do the 360 camera spin, you can gain 175,000 points, if you include a couple of jumps. Note: This only works once, so it must be done accurately.
Method 2: In a one player race, when your back tires are on the finish line press L2 to do a 360 degree camera spin around the car. If done correctly, your score will now show about 180,000 points. If your back tires are barely on, then you will only receive about 2,000 points. Note: This can be performed more than once per race. In a clean race, in order to unlock the car all you have to do is finish without hitting any walls.
Method 3: If you see a police car ahead, ram it to get him to chase you. Lose the police car and you will get extra points for a hit-and-run. Look for the dirt road shortcuts to lose the police and get ahead of other drivers.
Method 4: Choose be the police in Hot Pursuit mode. You will get 25,000 points each time you complete one mini-mission.
Method 5: Start You're The Cop mode in single player under the beginner difficulty setting. Select either the Crown Victoria or the BMW M5 (the opponents are easier to catch). Then, go to National Forest and catch the fourth and third cars. On the last two, hit the third one to make him lose control, then arrest the first place car. Immediately catch the second player that you forced to lose control to minimize the time to around 138, if done quickly enough. The procedure is quick but easy, giving you over 25,000 points if you throw in a couple of jumps. Then, restart and do it again.
Method 6: Start championship event 12. Select the Aston Martin and choose an automatic transmission. Begin the race. Once you reach the finish line the first time, wait until you are over the line and press L2 for the special camera,. Look at your point total. It should be about 180,000.
Method 7: Play the National Forest track in You're The Cop mode with the Lamborghini cop car after it has been unlocked. At the beginning of the race, hit boost and do not worry about getting the opponents. Near the beginning of the race, there will be a log above the road. If you go fast enough, you will get on top of the log and sit there for a little while. By doing this, you can sometimes get up to 1000 points.
Method 8: Go to challenge mode, pick the Pursuit Crown Victoria, then choose Outback II and set it for two, four, or eight laps. When you start the race, get your top speed points then slow down to about 75 mph. Then, step on the gas and get your top speed points again. You can keep doing this as long as desired. You can also do this on any other track, but Outback II is the easiest.

Method 1:
If you want to lose a cop that is directly behind you, slam on the brakes then ram into them to disable them. This also works on opponents. If you do not want to be chased when the radar detector senses a cop, press R2 to see what is up ahead. When you get close to the car, slam into its rear. The car will not be able to continue the pursuit. However, this does not work on opponents.
Method 2: If you are cornered, press Reset Car to start back on the road and lose the cops.
Method 3: Use the following trick to easily escape from police radar. When you get close to a cop, stay on the correct side of the road and drive 80 mph at the most.
Method 4: If you have one or two police chasing you, swerve around things such as incoming traffic, trees, poles, or any other immobilized objects. The police may not see it and crash into it. This gives you an advantage to lose them. If you are way ahead of the pack and do not feel like having a police on your tail, if your radar detector detects an incoming radar (or police), zoom on the road (R2) in front of you. See where the police are parked, and slam into the back of their car. It will be a hit and run, but the police car will be dead. You will not even get a yellow star.
Method 5: When you want to get rid of the cop chasing you at a close distance, get just behind him so that your front tire is touching his back tire. Then, turn your car slightly in the direction of the cop car. The officer will get turned around and end up facing in the wrong direction. This should give you enough time to get away. If you are really lucky, he may hit the other racers and cause a big accident.
Method 6: When you have a cop on your tail, wait for it to come to your side. When it is trying to ram you from the side, brake as fast as possible. The best area to do this is at Coastal Parkland. The best car to use to make you crack up at the cop is the McLaren F1 LM or the McLaren F1. If done correctly, you will see the cop ram into the wall.

Gold medal on Hot Pursuit event 1 (Lotus Elise Delivery):
After coming out of the first tunnel, drive up the big hill. You will see the first cop on the side of the road. Drive the car as if you are going to take the shortcut to the right of the cop car, but steer left at the last moment and stay on the paved road. The cop will take the short cut and lose sight of you for awhile. After driving across the iron-work bridge and through the underpass, another cop will be waiting on the left. Follow the fence line on the right very closely and take the shortcut down the hill. This will not only shave seconds off of your lap time, but will help you to lose the cops.
360 powerslide:
This trick is tough to pull off and will require some practice before using it in a race. Get to at least 80 mph. Press the Analog-stick backwards at an angle in the direction that you want to turn, so it is inverting your slide. As soon as you begin to turn, slam and hold the brakes. Force the Analog-stick sequentially around in an extreme circle. Release your brakes when you are about 75% through your turn. Slam your accelerator, and power yourself through the rest of the turn. At the end, it is recommended that you bank the car for a moment, because you do not want the it to fly out of control.
Speed burst:
When you are driving on a straight road, let off of the gas for about one second then press X hard.
Police check: If you have the Rear Mirror option on, you should see a meter (radar detection meter) at the bottom of it. If you do not see this meter, it indicates that there are no police in the current race. If you happen to see that meter at the bottom of your rear view mirror, be aware as there are law enforcers on that course.
Yellow stars: On the upper-right corner of the screen are four star shadows. Each time you break a law or do something bad, you will get a yellow star. For example, a hit-and-run is two stars. If you get four yellow stars, you should beware of roadblocks, including the choppers.
Get rid of police helicopters: Find a dividing road. Shortcuts work perfectly. When the helicopter is in front of you, it will follow the main road. It will not switch roads after it is on one. Go on the other road, and the helicopter will be gone.
Predict police actions: Turn the "Speech" option on high in the "Audio" screen when the police are on your tail, especially when police may be present on the race course. Be aware that the police may say something about roadblocks and where they are, as well as what they may try to do to end your speeding frenzy.
Police detection: When you are driving, be aware of the shadowed bar below the rearview mirror. It will start to climb with green and then red as you close in on a cop. If a cop is already chasing you and has issued a roadblock, watch the bar. If the strip started with yellow, it indicates that a road block is approaching.
No police: If you drive backwards on any track you will not see any police.
Single player race with no opponents: Select two players, and in the options menu, change "Opponents" to "None". Back out and select one player. Go race and there should be no opponents, allowing easy wins and unlimited time to play on jumps.
Ferrari 360 Challenge: You must complete all events in Ultimate Racer and World Championship modes. Complete Bonus Event 31 for both to unlock Super Bonus Event 32. Either Event 32 in Ultimate Racer or World Championship modes will unlock the same car. Complete Event 32 successfully and the Ferrari 360 Challenge is yours.
Slow opponents down: All of your opponents can be scared. If your opponents are directly besides you, suddenly steer towards them, as if you were trying to ram their car off the road. They will panic and veer away from your sudden move. If you are lucky, they may veer away too much, thus causing them to crash into an object, slowing them down. You can also do this to police that are on your tail.... Another way to slow down opponents is to get behind their car and ram it 180 degrees from the bottom left or right of it. Note: This can also be done to cops.
Race in single race without opponents: Note: This trick requires two controllers. First, go to World Racing with two players. Choose a car and race. When race begins, exit. Go back into World Racing Challenge, then switch the two players option to one player. Choose the same car that appears. This is best done with the Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR. It is similar to free run, but you can win cars and get points.
Car performance vs. cost: The McFarland F1 LM is not as fast as the regular McFarland F1. Also, the NFS versions of the cars are not faster than their regular versions, but cost more.
Easy arrests in be-the-cop mode: Use the following to deal with speeders. When you first enter a track and you pass the introduction sequence, press X or the Right Analog-stick Up for gas while steering left or right. This allows you to turn slightly in the direction of the racers. Do this quickly or you will lose your chance. When the actual game starts and you can drive, turn onto the road you have aligned yourself to. Do not use your boosts when making a 180 or a 360 degree turn because you will lose control. Since you are on the track, you need to drive fast to catch up to the racers. Use the boosts to aid you. Just because you have activated a boost, you do not need to use it to its full potential. If you need to, hit the brakes to slow down. Get relatively close to a racer before turning on the sirens. This will make it easier to deal with them. Use a boost to gain the edge and get in front of the vehicle. As mentioned, you do not have to exhaust it. There are two kinds of useful stops to you can perform to bust a speeder. Either get in front and hit the brakes, or turn your car in the direction he will go next. Be careful not to pass the racer. If you do, he will go slower to try and avoid you, wasting valuable time.
Easy wins in single event: When you are directly next to someone in a race and they are getting chased by a cop, if they are in front of you slow down to where you are directly behind them on either the left or the right. Slowly speed up to where the hood of your car is on the side next to their trunk. Very quickly slam into their car to make them spin out of control. If they are too slow, they will be caught by the cop. After this happens, continue to do this until you are the only one remaining.

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