American Dream Machines

American Dream Machines

July 13, 2012



We're celebrating the American cars in Most Wanted this weekend by launching 4 new car pages featuring some of Most Wanted's exciting American cars: the Camaro ZL1, Ford GT, Corvette ZR1 and Ford F-150 Raptor.

Check them out right here on the blog or head for our cars section to see these and more from the Most Wanted fleet.

Most Wanted features the most diverse range of cars yet seen in a Need for Speed game. From the heavyweight giants to the flyweight track cars, we've got something for everyone.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: Let the Battle Commence

Most Wanted Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The Muscle car wars have been raging since the 60’s, and Chevy’s recent remake of the archetypal muscle car escalated the conflict to new heights.

If it was any more awesome, it’d be banned under the Geneva Convention.

Taking the macho lines and outrageous power that characterised the first Camaro back in ’66, the latest Camaro in its ZL1 form packs a whopping 6.2 liter V8 delivering 580 horsepower. That’s a staggering 440 horsepower more than the standard Camaro your dad drove.

And he wouldn’t just be jealous of the power.  The ZL1 hits 60 mph from a standing start in 3.9 seconds and tops out at 184 mph.

There may be faster or tougher cars in Most Wanted, but there’s nothing that combines speed and strength better than the ZL1. It’s a spectacular all-rounder.

And in the open world of Fairhaven, this gives you options. Lose the cops using straight line speed on the Interstate, hit jumps and shortcuts Downtown, head off road at the coal mine South of Callaghan Industrial or turn and slug it out in the cement works.

 

Ford GT: Ford’s European Exotic

Most Wanted Ford GT

Ford’s first entry into the supercar world was nothing short of unstoppable, with the GT 40 dominating Le Mans through the late 60’s.

But it wasn’t until 50 years later that Ford reimagined the GT40 as the Ford GT.  It was a celebration of 100 Years of Ford and put America firmly back in the fight for 200mph supercar supremacy.

There’s nothing sweeter than cranking up the volume, tearing through the tunnels in Most Wanted, and hearing the 5.4L supercharged V8 announce your presence with a brutal roar. The fact that it goes 200mph doesn’t hurt either.

Barrelling through city streets at that kind of speed or handling 550hp through tight turns takes a special kind of driver, but on Fairhaven’s out-of-town freeways, the GT’s stunning balance makes drifting those long, sweeping curves a breeze.

 

Corvette ZR1: Patriot Missile

Most Wanted Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Few cars are more American than the Corvette, and the ZR1 is in a class of its own.

Arguably the biggest bang for your buck you can get, it’s as if Chevy poured as much power as they could into the car. Then decided it didn’t have enough and added more.

The LS9 pumps out an astonishing 638 horsepower, putting the Vette into a league of exclusive exotics usually dominated by European manufacturers. It’s very, very fast.

Chevy stripped all excess weight away, even replacing the standard roof with carbon fiber.  It’s so light, we like to minimise weight by driving ours naked. It’s the only way to be sure.

Incredible 15.5in 6-piston brakes will stop the ZR1 on a dime, giving you the manoeuvrability you need to embarrass your friends or Most Wanted’s cops on long straights, winding highways and even the tight back alleys of Downtown Fairhaven.

 

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: Torture Tested

Most Wanted Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Nothing says durable like the F-150. And nothing says offroad like the SVT Raptor.

According to our friends over at Ford, the F150-Raptor glides over obstacles with ease, thanks to its Fox Racing Shox internal triple-bypass shocks.

Which is ideal in Most Wanted’s Fairhaven City, where those obstacles tend to include police road blocks or European exotics driven by your friends.

With Fairhaven City’s cops in pursuit, you can run using the Raptor’s peerless strength to shrug off impacts or hit the dirt and exploit its awesome off road ability.