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Photo mode

Reach the "Amateur" rank.

Tuner shops

Reach the "Amateur" rank.

Editor mode

Reach the "Pro" rank.

Oahu Raceway

Reach the "Pro" rank.

The Reward

Reach the "Expert" rank.

Ford Island

Reach the "Expert" rank.
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May the Best Man Win

Reach the "Champion" rank.

The Legendary Record

Reach the "Champion" rank.

All Challenges

Reach the "Champion" rank.

Bike dealerships

Go to all the car showrooms on the island.

Paint shops

Get a "Gold" rank on the Around the Crater race.


Buy your second vehicle.

Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione

Win the Tour of the Island race.

Chrysler Firepower Concept car

Complete all the Courier driving missions.

Chrysler ME Four-Twelve

Win all the Race challenges with a "Gold" rank.

Ford Mustang GT-R Concept

Complete all the Vehicle Transport driving missions.

Ford Shelby Cobra Concept

Complete all the Top Model driving missions.

Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept

Complete all the Speed challenges with a "Gold" rank.

Volkswagen W12 Coupe

Complete all the Time challenges with a "Gold" rank.

Volkswagen W12 Roadster

Complete all the Hitch-Hiker driving missions.

Walmaealamae Haven of Peace

Discover all roads on the island to get this house.


Walkthrough (PC)


Easy money

Go into your Achievements screen and check what you need. Try purchasing cars such as three Fords, three Aston-Martins, etc. You will know what cars you need by looking in the purchases area of your achievements. To gain enough money to buy the cars, keep repeating the 170 mph race. Once you have completed enough achievements to become a champion, repeat the Alfa Challenge in the Competezione car that should cost you nothing. You will receive $75,000 for each win.

Go to the bottom of the map by the crater. There is a speed challenge there that awards $40,000. A C-Class car is required (TVR Sagaris recommended). You can do it in about 1:30 to 2 minutes and get $40,000, which results in about $1,200,000 after one hour.

In the downtown area at the island's southern region is the "180 MPH Downtown" challenge. It is a Group B-level challenge and requires you to be at Champion level. When you start the race, quickly cross the starting line and make a U-turn. There will be a straight section of road where you can easily reach the target of 180 mph within thirty seconds in the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe. You will earn $75,000 each time this is done.

Once you get to "Champion" rank, complete the Tour Of The Island race if you have not already done so. After completing the Tour Of The Island race, you will get the Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione. There is a race on the main highway called "Alfa Romeo Day". Every car in this race will be an F class Alfa Romeo while you will have the C class Alfa Romeo. The race is about 2.8 miles long on a near straight-a-way. You will earn $75,000 for the race.

Once you are at "Champion" rank, do the "Alfa Romeo Day" race. Use the Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione. Everyone else will have different slower cars. The race is on the highway with no cars and is only 2.8 miles long. It is worth $75,000. Keep repeating this for easy money.

Find the highway and go to a spot near but not too close to an intersection. Find a racer and get them to have a Instant Challenge with you. Set the finish line just behind the start line on the opposite side of the highway. Once the race starts immediately turn over the center of the highway and drive past the finish line. Do this five or ten times then do a race that is worth about $20,000. You will get a lot of money for the win. Note: This does not always work.

Once you reach the Expert level, there is an easy race called "Lucky Day". It only lasts about two minutes and results in $40,000 every time. Try using the Kawasaki Ninja ($14,000) with the stage 3 tuning package ($25,000).

After reaching champion level, buy a Ford GT and level 3 upgrades for it. On the southwest side of the island is a race called Ford Day. It is only about 1.7 or 1.9 miles long. If you are a skilled driver you should be able to do it in about one minute and bank $75,000 each time.

Buy at least twelve to fifteen Ford Mustang GT Coupes. Upgrade them at the U.S. Tuner with a Stage 3 Saleen package. Put them up for sale for around $1,000,000 each. If you have enough cars up for sale, eventually the CPU players will buy them.

Unlock the Lamborghini Miura and find the G-class sprint-race called "130 mph On A Winding Route". Instead of going straight forward in the race as instructed, make a 180 degree turn and take the first right. You will now have the first straight on which you can drive up to 130 mph (202 km/h) and make $50,000 within 30 seconds. If you cannot get to the correct speed on the first straight, drive on with the right and left turn in the road and take a hard left or right then get to the required speed within a minute. You have a total of 3 minutes to reach the required speed limit.

 Xbox 360  Once you reach the "Champion" rank, get $305,000 and buy the Farboud Supercharged GTS Prototype at the northern region of the map, in the McLaren-Noble-Ascari-Farboud dealership. Then go to its tuning shop, in the eastern part of the island along the shore. Buy the best mods for it. In the city east of the southern airport (where you started and where most of everything is found), there is a speed race called 180 mph Downtown. Start it with the car. Immediately turn around when you start. There are no cameras to pass. Simply reach 180 mph and press A to finish. With the upgrades, if you do not hit any cars you should get to the speed in about 20 seconds. Repeat this for another easy $75,000. This can result in about $1,000,000 in less than eight minutes.

 Xbox 360  Once you reach the Pro level, do the speed race called "170 mph in heavy traffic". When you start, go to the opposite side of the freeway, so you are going with traffic. Once you finish, do not press A. Keep re-trying until you reach your desired limit. Note: A fast car (over 190 mph) is recommended.

Avoiding the police

To avoid getting busted by the police, drive off-road.

C/D class Saleens

If you have not bought a Ford Mustang GT Coupe and a Ford Mustang GT Convertible, do so. Take them to the U.S. Muscle Car Tuner shop. When you get there they will ask whether you want them tuned as a Ford or a Saleen. Press [Down] and select "Saleen". The new car(s) will have a very visible sign that says "Saleen" at the top of the windshield. They will also be upgraded to C/D class cars.

Recommended cars for each class

This following is a list of the best overall cars and bikes per class. Note: This is assuming you have the best performance kit for each vehicle without bringing it out of its class (mostly level 3). Note: The first vehicle to appear is the best of the class overall. Others, such as the CC8S in A-class might be a better choice for long, straightforward courses. For the MA-class, the MV Agusta is better in all stats than the Kawasaki, but some prefer it because it is much cheaper than the MV Agusta and also because of its first gear being longer.

  • Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (Amazing top speed, acceleration, and handling for its class, but has to be unlocked first; has stats similar to C or B car)
  • Lamborghini Muira P400SV (good top speed, 198 mph)
  • Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato (good handling and lack of drift; costs $3,000,000; level 3 kit $80,000)
  • Audi TT Quattro sport
  • Nissan Skyline R34 GT (Downloadable content only)
  • Nissan 350Z NISMO S-Tune
  • Audi S4 Cabriolet
  • Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
  • Cadillac XLR-V
  • TVR Sagaris (best for acceleration)
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (best for handling, 94%)
  • Noble M14 (best for top speed, 208mph)
  • Ford GT (best for acceleration and braking power; same top speed as Dodge Viper SRT-10)
  • Dodge Viper SRT-10 (slightly better handling than Ford GT)
  • Farboud Supercharged GTS Prototype 2005 and Jaguar XJ220 (best for top speed)
  • Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo (best for acceleration 93%; and great top speed 250mph)
  • Koenigsegg CC8S (best for extremely high speed, 263+ mph)
  • Enzo Ferrari (best for handling, 100% from the start; braking, acceleration, 90%; and lack of drift)
  • MV Agusta F4 Brutale 910S (best for top speed)
  • Kawasaki Z1000 (best for acceleration)
  • MV Agusta F4 Tamburini (best for top speed, 220 mph without drafting; handling, 100%; acceleration, 93%; braking power. 96%; and lack of drift; $45,000; level 3 kit $40,000)
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R (has same handling as MV Agusta, but top speed, braking power, and acceleration are worse; $14,000; level 3 kit $25,000)


G-Class Cars
AC 289
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
Chevrolet Camaro Z-28
Chevrolet Corvette 1969 Stingray
Jaguar Type-E Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400SV
Maserati 3500 GT
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Pontiac Firebird
Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
Shelby GT 500
F-Class Cars
Alfa Romero GT 3.2 V6 24V
Audi A3 3.2 Quattro DSG
Audi TT Quattro Sport
Chevrolet SSR
Saturn Sky
Volkswagen Golf R32
E-Class Cars
Audi A6 4.2 Quattro
Audi S4 Cabriolet
Ford Mustang GT Coupe
Ford Mustand GT Convertible
Jaguar XK Convertible
Jaguar XK Coupe
Nissan 350Z Coupe
Nissan 350Z Nismo S-Tune
Nissan Skyline GTR R34 (XBLC)
Pontiac GTO
D-Class Cars
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Aston Martin DB9 Volante
Aston Martin DB7 Zagato
Audi RS4 Quattro Saloon (XBLC)
Cadillac XLR-V
Chrysler 300C SRT-8
Jaguar XKR Coupe
Lotus Elise R
Lotus Esprit V8
Maserati GranSport
Maserati Spyder 90th Aniversary
Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa
Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
Mustang GT-R Concept
Wiesmann Roadster MF3
C-Class Cars
Alfa Romero 8c Competizone
Aston Martin Vanquish S
Chevrolet Corvette C6 Coupe
Crystler Fire Power Concept Car
Ferrari 288 GTO
Ferrari 575M Marenello
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
Lotus Sport Exige 240R
Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG
Noble M14
Spyker C8 Laviolette
TVR Sagaris
TVR Tuscan S
Volkswagen W12 Roadster
B-Class Cars
Ascari KZ-1
Caterham CSR 260
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe
Dodge Viper SRT-10
Farbound Supercharged GTS Prototype 2005
Ferrari F430
Ferrari F430 Spider
Ford GT
Jaguar XJ220
Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe (XBLC)
Lamborghini Gallardo SE
Mercedez-Benz CLK DTM AMG
Noble M12 GTO-3R
Shelby Cobra Concept
Shelby GR-1 Concept
Volkswagen W12 Coupe
A-Class Cars
Chrysler ME Four-Twelve
Ferrari Enzo
Koenigsess CC8S
Lamborghini Murcielago Coupe
Maserati MC12
Mclaren F1
Mclaren F1 GTR
Mclaren F1 LM (XBLC)
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Pagani Zonda C12S Roadster (XBLC)
Pagani Zonda C12S
Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo
MB-Class Motorcycles
Ducatti Monster S4R
Ducatti Supersport 1000 DS
Kawasaki Z1000
MV Agusta F4 Brutale 910S
Triumph Speed Triple
MA-Class Motorcycles
Ducatti 999R
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10 R
MV Agusta f4 Tamburini


Hold Brake + Gas. Then, steer left or right and release Brake.


When playing the game offline there are police which can catch and fine you. When on Xbox Live there are still police badges but no police around to catch you. This is useful if you are prone to being caught.

Get anywhere in the map

You must be at least Pro level for this trick. Press Start while in Free Drive mode. Select "Editor", then make anything (just skip). At the map section, make a small race that takes place wherever you need to go. Even though there is a cross through a circle, you are off the road then.


Complete the following achievements to unlock Xbox Live Gamerscore points.

Single Player Victory - Level 1 (20 points): Win the Gold cup in 5 single player challenges.
Single Player Victory - Level 2 (20 points): Win the Gold cup in 10 single player challenges.
Single Player Victory - Level 3 (20 points): Win the Gold cup in 20 single player challenges.
Single Player Victory - Level 4 (30 points): Win the Gold cup in 40 single player challenges.
Single Player Victory - Level 5 (40 points): Win the Gold cup in 60 single player challenges.
Single Player Victory - Level 6 (60 points): Win the Gold cup in all the single player challenges.
Single Player Time Challenges (15 points): Win the Gold cup in all the single player time challenges.
Single Player Race Challenges (20 points): Win the Gold cup in all the single player races challenges.
Single Player Speed Challenges (10 points): Win the Gold cup in all the single player speed challenges.
Island Tour (30 points): Win the Gold cup in the "Island Tour" challenge.
Multiplayer Victory - Level 1 (10 points): Take 3 victories in multiplayer races. Only ranked matches are counted.
Multiplayer Victory - Level 2 (20 points): Take 15 victories in multiplayer races. Only ranked matches are counted.
Multiplayer Victory - Level 3 (30 points): Take 30 victories in multiplayer races. Only ranked matches are counted.
Successful Missions - Level 1 (15 points): Successfully complete 3 missions (Top-Model, Hitchhiker, Vehicle Transport or Courier).
Successful Missions - Level 2 (25 points): Successfully complete 15 missions (Top-Model, Hitchhiker, Vehicle Transport or Courier).
Successful Missions - Level 3 (35 points): Successfully complete 40 missions (Top-Model, Hitchhiker, Vehicle Transport or Courier).
Successful Missions - Level 4 (60 points): Successfully complete all the missions (Top-Model, Hitchhiker, Vehicle Transport or Courier).
Instant Challenge Victories (10 points): Take 5 victories in Instant Challenges.
Sharing Custom Challenges (10 points): Share 3 custom challenges in the Drive-Ins.
Custom Challenge Victories (10 points): Take 2 victories in the custom challenges of the Drive-Ins.
Club Member (10 points): Create a Club or become a member of an existing Club.
Club Race Victories (10 points): Take 3 victories in Inter-Club races.
Trade (10 points): Buy or sell a vehicle from/to another member on trade.
Ferrari Collector (20 points): Own at least 3 different Ferrari cars.
Lamborghini Collector (20 points): Own at least 3 different Lamborghini cars.
Mercedes-Benz Collector (15 points): Own at least 3 different Mercedes-Benz cars.
Chevrolet Collector (10 points): Own at least 3 different Chevrolet cars.
Aston Martin Collector (15 points): Own at least 3 different Aston Martin cars.
Ford Collector (10 points): Own at least 3 different Ford cars.
Bike Collector (10 points): Own at least 3 different bikes.
Ben Sherman Collector (10 points): Own at least 10 Ben Sherman items.
*ecko unltd. Collector (10 points): Own at least 10 *ecko unltd. items.
Tuner (10 points): Buy a performance pack for one of your vehicles in a Tuning Shop.
Explorer (40 points): Discover all the roads on the island.
Easygoing Tourist (10 points): Cover 30 miles (48 km).
Steadfast Tourist (25 points): Cover 200 miles (320 km).
Traveler (30 points): Cover 400 miles (640 km).
Seasoned Traveler (35 points): Cover 1,000 miles (1,600 km).
Eagle-Eyed Driver (40 points): Cover 5,000 miles (8,000 km).
Owner (20 points): Own at least 2 houses.
Real-Estate Tycoon (30 points): Own at least 15 houses.
Small Collector (15 points): Own at least 2 different cars.
Amateur Collector (20 points): Own at least 4 different cars.
Confirmed Collector (25 points): Own at least 10 different cars.
Most Varied Collector (30 points): Own at least 20 different cars.
Extreme Collector (30 points): Own at least 50 different models of cars.


Coast uphill

At the top of the map where the 180 on winding road is found (top right), there is like a barn/houses area which is fenced off. There is an open gate. Drive through slowly, and you will go downhill and need to turn right. Stay near the water so you do not lose power. If you have enough speed (over 10 mph) you should work your way up the hill. Note: There are no walls in the buildings. (Screenshot)


Strategy: Car and motorcycle showroom locations: by Sydney Arvisais

Strategy: Cars by class: by Sydney Arvisais

Strategy: V-Rent locations: by Sydney Arvisais

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