Cheat Codes

Enter one of the following codes before pressing [Enter] to get into the main menu.
Note: The vinyls can be used in career mode, but other codes may not.
Code Effect
Unlock all level 2 performance parts
Unlock all level 1 performance parts
David Choe sponsor
Chingy sponsor
Level 1 visual upgrades
Level 2 visual upgrades
Old Spice vinyl
Cingular vinyl
Edge vinyl
Burger King vinyl
Best Buy vinyl
Level 1 performance upgrades
Level 2 performance upgrades
The Doors sponsor
$20,000 in career mode
$1,000 in career mode, RX 8 and Skyline in quick race mode
$200 in career mode
Unlock all level 1 visual parts
Unlock all level 2 visual parts
ShinestStreet sponsor
Unlock drifting physics
Japantuning sponsor
Capone sponsor
D3 sponsor
Snoop Dogg sponsor

Part Upgrades

  • # Hoods: Get 4 wins on outrun level 2.
  • # Engine, transmission or tires: Get 3 wins on outrun level 3.
  • # Rims: Get 6 wins on outrun level 3.
  • # Spoilers: Get 4 wins on outrun level 4.
  • # Vinyls: Get 6 wins on outrun level 4.
  • # ECU, turbo or brakes: Get 9 wins on outrun level 4.
  • # NOS, weight or suspension: Get 6 wins on outrun level 5.
  • # Wide body kits: Get 11 wins on outrun level 5.
  • # Magazine Cover Unlocks
  • # Auto Motor: Get 20 wins on level 5.
  • # AutoMaxx: Get 16 wins on level 4.
  • # Car Audio and Electronics: Get 6 wins on level 3.
  • # Chrome und Flamen: Get 27 wins on level 4.
  • # Elaborare: Get 3 wins on level 4.
  • # GTI: Get 11 wins on level 3.
  • # GTI : Get 16 wins on level 5.
  • # Hot 4’s: Get 18 wins on level 3.
  • # Import Tuner: Get 4 wins on level 5.
  • # Maxi Tuning: Get 7 wins on level 4.
  • # Power: Get 32 wins on level 5.
  • # Spoiler: Get 11 wins on level 4.
  • # Sports Compact Car: Get 8 wins on level 2.
  • # Street Car: Get 2 wins on level 3.
  • # Street Car: Get 9 wins on level 5.
  • # Street Tuner: Get 34 wins on level 5.
  • # Stuff: Get 20 wins on level 4.
  • # Super Street: Get 28 wins on level 5.
  • # Swiss Tuner: Get 25 wins on level 5.
  • # Turbo: Get 4 wins on level 2.

Unlock Uniques with Outrun races

Task Reward
6 wins in stage 4
Vinyl Get
Get 11 wins in stage 5
Widebody kit
Get 3 wins in stage 3
Performance choice
Get 4 wins in stage 2
Get 4 wins in stage 4
Get 6 wins in stage 3
Get 6 wins in stage 5
Performance choice
Get 9 wins in stage 4
Performance choice

Magazine Covers

Task Reward
Get 11 wins in stage 3
GTI Magazine
Get 11 wins in stage 4
Get 16 wins in stage 4
AutoMaxx Magazine
Get 16 wins in stage 5
GTI Magazine
Get 18 wins in stage 3
Hot 4’s
Get 2 wins in stage 3
Street Car Magazine
Get 20 wins in stage 4
Stuff Magazine
Get 20 wins in stage 5
Auto Motor
Get 25 wins in stage 5
Swiss Tuner Magazine
Get 27 wins in stage 4
Chrome und Flamen
Get 28 wins in stage 5
Super Street
Get 3 wins in stage 4
Get 32 wins in stage 5
Power Magazine
Get 34 wins in stage 5
Street Tuner
Get 4 wins in stage 2
Get 4 wins in stage 5
Import Tuner
Get 6 wins in stage 3
Car Audio and Electronics
Get 7 wins in stage 4
Maxi Tuning
get 8 wins in stage 2
Sports Compact Car
Get 9 wins in stage 5
Street Car Magazine

Unlock Best Buy’s Muscle Car

Enter this code at the main screen: Up, Down, Up, Down, Down, Up, Right.

Easy NOS recovery

To get lots of NOS easily, when you are standing still hold hand brake (R). Next, hold the gas then hold Left or Right. You should spin around and create smoke. This should give you 300 points instantly to recover turbo boost

Get on the highway and drive in reverse. After a few seconds you should begin racking up points on the right side of your screen. These points will give you extra NOS. Note: Crashing into traffic at high speeds will reduce your NOS.

When you are on the ground, activate hydros and keep flicking the Left Analog- stick Left repeatedly to get lots of points for filling your NOS bar. You can also do about three donuts, then wait and do another three donuts.

Refill NOS

To fill your NOS gauge when you have hydraulics, flip any car or SUV and hold A for about two seconds. Then, press any button to activate the hydraulics. Immediately, the word ‘Hydro’ will appear on the right hand side of the screen with a number underneath. The number should continue to rise and not stop. To stop doing this, release A and press Back to flip the car back over, starting with a NOS gauge filled to the overflow gauge.

Taking a nice photo shoot

Once you are in the photo shoot area, press B, hold your handbrake, then rev the engine and press either Left or Right. The car should do donuts. While it is doing this, take the photo. This will give a smoky look on your wheels in the picture.

Wining an outrun

Once you have found an opponent to outrun with, get in front of the opponent and get in the lead. Get as far as possible until the distance meter has reached its limit. If the distance meter starts to drop, it indicates that the opponent is catching up. When this happens, do a handbrake skid and turn the car around. Go back the way that you came from. The opponent will follow you as you are the one in lead, but he will take time to catch up, giving you an advantage to win the outrun.

Drift mode

In drift mode, set your car up using the following this basic structure. Tune the ECU to have as much torque as you can get in the early gears. Make all of the suspension settings as hard as possible to eliminate shock travel. This will help get the back end out. Turn the tire grip to weak. Also, make the cars acceleration as quick as possible. For the toe settings, lower it all the way. Make the aero settings as weak as possible. Set the brake bias towards rear. By doing this, you will greatly increase your score, especially on the downhill. On the straight-aways you can do Choku-Doris (go from side to side) to rack up big points. You can then link them to power over-steer drifts, which is when you will use the torque and acceleration to lose traction in the back tires, then use carefully timed throttle control to get around the corner as sideways as possible. This will help your drifts scores get as high as possible. Throttle control is very important — do not get discouraged if you spin out a lot. Note: T his has not been attempted on FF or AWD cars. FF and AWD cars will most likely have a softer suspension setting but everything else would probably remain the same. FF and AWD cars also need the hand brake to initiate drifts more than a FR car would.

Get drift points easy

Some of the downhill drift races have houses with looping drive ways that you can drive in. Drifting in these driveways gets a lot more points than on the street because you are so far off the road and are not hitting a wall.

Easy wins

When racing for magazine covers, unique performance or visual parts, it helps if you have both NOS bottles filled. This can let you scab that tenth of a second that you have always missed. It also helps, especially in the more difficult and longer stages, with small time limits, to immediately activate the GPS as soon as you have accepted the challenge.

Easier turns in URL races

Notice that before the sharp turns during the URL races, there are a set of numbers that countdown to 1. Follow those numbers to perfect your sharp turn into a groove to speed through faster. Keep accelerating until you reach ‘1’, then slam on the brakes and turn. Once perfected, this can help you get through the turns with more speed.

Easy money

Collecting the little information logos around the city gives you money. You will receive $25 for each one.

Get car on either side of the wheels

This trick requires all of the level 2 upgrades, and hydraulics upgrade level 2. Get the hydraulics to either side of the car, and only that one side. Then, do a donut to the right if the left side of the car is lifted and vice versa. This only happens for a moment.

Final race

The final race is against Caleb (the man that tells Nikki to win, then she loses and joins your team) on a 4.5 mile track and 5 laps. However, he only gets up to about 130 mph.

Get bank for races

There are five stages, and as you complete each of them you can go back and repeat the races again. You may even find that there are some races you missed. These are the ones that you want to race. When you go to these, you are not supposed to get anything for them but you can change that. To access these races, go to your garage, then your world map, and select a race. When the race begins, pause game play and restart the race. Notice that there is an option to return to world map, however after you restart it will not be there. You can now race and get bank for it.

Lift tire off ground

To get a left rear tire off the ground, go to ‘Customize Car’ and put hydraulics on the Pontiac GTO. Go to free ride mode and put the rear of the car off the ground with the hydraulics. Then, push the gas and hit the brakes. The left rear of the car will comes off the ground. Note: You must have the level 2 brakes.


Get any car and put level 3 hydraulics on it. Put on level 3 brakes. You can also use all level 3 engine parts to make it go higher. First, put the rear end up. Then, bounce the back. Next, go about 17 mph (or faster) and hit the brake. If done correctly, you could have the entire back end of the car straight up.

Fast career car

Use the following trick to create an extremely fast and high starred car quickly. When you start career mode, choose a Peugeot 106. Try not to get any upgrades unless you need them. Keep winning races and playing through the game until you unlock the Toyota Celica This can be made into the fastest car in the game. Get it immediately when it is unlocked. This should be sometime in level 2. Play through the game, making sure to take the opportunity to do of any outruns. This will unlock unique upgrades. When you unlock the unique part, you will have to go to a star on the map first. The game will tell you to go to a certain shop, depending on what the unique is. The first one is a unique hood. You must win four outruns for it. Then in stage 3, you need will need three outrun wins for a unique engine, transmission, or tire set. Choose the engine. For unique rims , get six wins in stage 3. The spoilers require four wins on stage 4. The vinyls require six wins on stage 4. The ECU, turbo or brakes require nine wins on stage 4. Select the ECU. The NOS, weight or suspension uniques require six wins on stage 5. Select NOS for an extra long boost. Finally, the wide body kits uniques require eleven wins on stage 5. Put all of these on your Celica, and it will be the fastest car in the game. Note: Do not forget to install the performance upgrades up to level 3.

Recommended cars

The best car is the Toyota Celica. When you unlock everything. put all the parts on it.

More horsepower and torque

To add more horsepower and torque, go to ‘Customize’, then tune a car up to level 3 parts. Then, go to ‘Performance Tune/Dyno’. Choose for example, ‘Drag’, then go to ‘Tune Settings’. Go to ‘ECU’ and set it so that from 5 rpm to 9 rpm or whatever is the most the maximum amount of torque you can add. Do the same for ‘Turbo’. Then. go to ‘Nitrous’ and set the duration to 4 seconds. This will add both torque and horsepower to your ride.


Take a Nissan Skyline, Ford Mustang or anything else with the same body shape. Put on any desired body parts, apart from ‘CF’ items. Then, set everything that can have its color changed to a light gold. Leave it like that with no vinyls or decals and cruise the city.

Unlocked at Start

2003 Ford Focus ZX3: FWD, 130 hp, 5300 rpm, 135 lbs. torque
2000 Honda Civic Coupe Si: North America only, FWD, 160 hp, 7600 rpm, 111 lbs.
1999 Mazda Miata: RWD, 128 hp, 6500 rpm, 110 lbs. torque
1992 Nissan 240SX: FWD, 155 hp, 5600 rpm, 160 lbs. torque
2004 Peugeot 106: Outside North America only, FWD, 120 hp, 5500 rpm, 107 lbs.
2003 Peugeot 206: FWD, 138 hp, 6000 rpm, 143 lbs. torque
1987 Toyota Corolla GTS (AE86): RWD, 112 hp, 6600 rpm, 97 lbs. torque
2004 Vauxhall Corsa: Outside North America only, FWD, 125 hp, 6000 rpm, 122lbs

Unlocked in level 2

2004 Cadillac Escalade: AWD, 145 hp, 5200 rpm, 380 lbs. torque
2004 Hummer H2: AWD, 325 hp, 3600 rpm, 385 lbs. torque
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT: FWD, 181 hp, 6000 rpm, 177 lbs. torque
2004 Lincoln Navigator: RWD, 300 hp, 5000 rpm, 355 lbs. torque
2003 Nissan Sentra SER Spec-V: FWD, 175 hp, 6000 rpm, 180 lbs. torque
2003 Toyota Celica GT-S: FWD, 180 hp, 7600 rpm, 130 lbs. torque

Unlocked in level 3

2003 Acura RSX Type S: North America only, FWD, 200 hp, 7,400 rpm, 142 lbs.
2004 Audi A3: AWD, 250 hp, 6300 rpm, 236 lbs. torque
2004 Audi TT Quattro: AWD, 250 hp, 6300 rpm, 236 lbs. torque
2002 Lexus IS300: RWD, 215 hp, 5800 rpm, 218 lbs. torque
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse: AWD, 210 hp, 6000 rpm, 214 lbs. torque
1998 Toyota Supra: RWD, 225 hp, 5800 rpm, 210 lbs. torque
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T: FWD, 180 hp, 5500 rpm, 173 lbs. torque

Unlocked in level 4

2005 Ford Mustang GT: RWD, 300 hp, 5800 rpm, 315 lbs. torque
2004 Infiniti G35: RWD, 280 hp, 6200 rpm, 270 lbs. torque
1995 Mazda RX-7: RWD, 255 hp, 6500 rpm, 217 lbs. torque
2004 Mazda RX-8: RWD, 238 hp, 8500 rpm, 159 lbs. torque
1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT: AWD, 320 hp, 6000 rpm, 315 lbs. torque
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer: AWD, 271 hp, 6500 rpm, 273 lbs. torque
2003 Nissan 350Z: RWD, 287 hp, 6200 rpm, 274 lbs. torque
2004 Pontiac GTO: RWD, 350 hp, 5200 rpm, 365 lbs. torque

Unlocked in level 5

1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR: AWD, 276 hp, 6800 rpm, 216 lbs. torque
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX STi: AWD, 300 hp, 6000 rpm, 300 lbs. torque

Hidden shops

Look at road signs around the city. They often have colored shapes (yellow triangles, etc.) to guide the way to the shops. Also, look for street-lights casting a colored glow. This indicates that there is a shop very close.

Shop Map

Blue : Performance Shops
Green : Body Shops
Yellow : Car Specialties Shop
Light Blue : Car Lot
Purple : Garage