Need For Speed: Carbon

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ



  • Cheat Codes

    At the "Click to continue" screen or main menu, type one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: Entering a code incorrectly will require the game to be restarted.

    Result Cheat Code
    All trackscanyonalltheway
    2005 Aston Martin DB9 givemethedb9
    2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 givemethechargersrt8
    Mazda Speed3speed3foryou
    Mazda dealershipchasingheadlocksappliedrashtalk
    Corvette Z06 Interceptor in Quick Race mode chasingmobile
    Cross Corvette Z06 in Quick Race modeguesswhoisback
    Dump truck in Quick Race modewatchoutthebigtruckishere
    Fire truck in Quick Race modebigredfiredrive
    Rhino in Quick Race modetrashtalking
    Infinite Crew Chargefriendlyheadlocksapplied
    Infinite nitrousnosforeverever
    Infinite SpeedBreakerslowitdownwhenyouwant
    Autozone vinyl inthezoneskin
    Castrol Syntec vinylsyntecskin
    Need For Speed Carbon logo vinyls lotsoffreelogos
    Need For Speed Carbon special logo vinyls lotsoffreevinyls
    Pharrell vinyl pharrellvinylgogo
    Extra $10,0005grand5grand
    Chrome carsshinycarsarethebestcars
    Cooper Tire logocooperlogofreeforyou

  • Cheat Codes (demo version)

    At the "Press A Key" screen, type one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function:

    Result Cheat Code
    Canyon racecanyonalltheway
    Aston Martin DB9givemethedb9
    Dodge Charger SRT8givemethechargersrt8

  • Collectors Edition cars

    Successfully complete the indicated event(s) in the Challenge Series to unlock the corresponding car:

      Aston Martin DB9 (Exotic): Defeat Wolf in Boss Battle mode.
      Dodge Charger RT Classic (Muscle): Defeat the 21st Muscle Car Gang.
      Jaguar XK 2007 (Exotic): Successfully complete all three Turf War races.
      Mazda RX7 (Tuner): Defeat Kenji in Boss Battle mode.
      Nissan 240SX (Tuner): Successfully complete all three Checkpoint challenges.

  • Crew members

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding crew member:

      Sal: Joins after four to six races.
      Yumi: Joins after defeating Kenji/Bushido.
      Colin: Joins after defeating Wolf/TFK.
      Samson: Joins after defeating Angie/21st Street.
      Nikki: Joins after defeating all three beginning Bosses.

  • Cars

    Successfully complete the indicated area in the listed career to unlock the corresponding car:

    CarCareer Area
    Chevrolet Corvette Z06Exotic Shady Pine
    Chevrolet Corvette Z06Muscle Canmor Downs
    Dodge Charger SRT-8Muscle Mason District
    Dodge Viper SRT-10Muscle Neon Mile
    Dodge Viper SRT-10TunerShady Pine
    Ford GTExoticStarlight Strip
    Ford GTMuscleSilverton Refinery
    Ford GTTunerInfinity Park
    Ford Mustang GTMuscleKempton Holdings
    Ford Mustang GTTunerThe Projects
    Ford Musting GTExoticKempton Holdings
    Ford Shelby GT500MuscleDiamond Hills
    Lamborghini GallardoExotic Diamond Hills
    Lotus EliseExoticOcean View
    Lotus EliseMuscleHills Borough
    Lotus EliseTunerSouth Fortuna
    Mercedes SL65 AMGExoticMorgan Beach
    Mercedes SLR McLarenExotic Neon Mile
    Mercedes SLR McLarenMuscle Infinity Park
    Mercedes SLR McLarenTuner Silverton Refinery
    Mitsubishi Eclipse GTExotic Old Quarter
    Mitsubishi Eclipse GTMuscle Kings Park
    Mitsubishi Eclipse GTTuner Old Quarter
    Nissan 350ZTunerDiamond Hills
    Nissan Skyline GT-R R34Tuner Canmor Downs
    Plymouth BarracudaMuscle Starlight Strip
    Porsche Carerra GTExotic Canmor Downs
    Porsche Cayman SExoticMason District
    Porsche Cayman SMuscleSouth Fortuna
    Porsche Cayman STunerHills Borough
    Renault Clio V6ExoticHistoric Chinatown
    Renault Clio V6MuscleOld Quarter
    Renault Clio V6TunerFortuna Heights
    Subaru Impreza WRX STiExotic Silverton Refinery
    Subaru Impreza WRX STiTuner Starlight Strip
    Toyota SupraExoticInfinity Park
    Toyota SupraMuscleShady Pine
    Toyota SupraTunerNeon Mile
    Vauxhall Monaro VXRExotic The Projects
    Vauxhall Monaro VXRMuscle Fortuna Heights
    Vauxhall Monaro VXRTuner Kempton Holdings
    Volkswagen Golf R32Tuner Morgan Beach

  • Parts

    Successfully complete the indicated area in the listed career to unlock the corresponding part package:

    Brakes - Tier 1 ProTuner Billings District
    Brakes - Tier 1 StreetExotic Hills Borough
    Brakes - Tier 2 ProExotic Billings District
    Brakes - Tier 2 ProMuscle Billings District
    Brakes - Tier 2 ProTuner Ocean View
    Engine - Tier 1 ProMuscle Morgan Beach
    Engine - Tier 1 ProTuner Historic Chinatown
    Engine - Tier 1 StreetMuscle The Projects
    Engine - Tier 1 StreetTuner Kings Park
    Engine - Tier 2 ProMuscle Palmont University
    Engine - Tier 2 StreetExotic Eskuri Plaza
    Engine - Tier 2 StreetTuner Newport Industrial Park
    Suspension - Tier 2 ProExotic Kings Park
    Suspension - Tier 2 ProTuner Eskuri Plaza
    Transmission - Tier 1 ProMuscle Eskuri Plaza
    Transmission - Tier 1 StreetExotic South Fortuna
    Transmission - Tier 1 StreetMuscle Newport Industrial Park
    Transmission - Tier 1 StreetTuner Mason District
    Transmission - Tier 2 ProExotic Newport Industrial Park
    Transmission - Tier 2 ProMuscle Ocean View
    Transmission - Tier 2 ProTuner Palmont University
    Turbo - Tier 1 ProExotic Palmont University
    Turbo - Tier 1 StreetExotic Fortuna Heights
    Turbo - Tier 2 ProMuscle Historic Chinatown

  • Easy money

    Once you have completed Career mode, set Samson as your wingman with Neville also in your crew. You can repeat any races you have already completed in which a wingman is used and recieve $750 for each race completed instead of the $500 without. This can also be used on first time races for maximum cash output.

  • Easy wins

    Enable the "Infinite nitrous" and "Infinite SpeedBreaker" codes. Keep using SpeedBreaker and nitrous through the entire race. This will make it an unfair slow motion race, which is very long but a sure win. To boost the effects, enable the "Infinite crew charge" code as well and have a drafter as active. Then, use your drafter during the entire race. It is faster, but still painfully long. Note: This cannot be used in Quick Race, Challenge Series, or Canyon Duels.

    In races where crew members are used, use a scout (Yumi if possible). If you do not win the race, your scout usually will.

    In Career mode, choose the Exotic class. When you get to the Stacked Deck level, get a Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Neville, Colin, and Nikki should still have exotic cars. Choose one of them and do any race where you can use your wingman. You should get an easy win.

  • Easier Speedtrap races

    Activate your Blocker/Brawler before the race. While racing and coming up towards a speed trap, stop your Blocker/Brawler. Your Blocker/Brawler will stop, crash the other car(s), and drastically slow down their time. Remember that the peak Blocker/Brawler moment is just before the speed trap.

  • Avoid flipping

    When you are about to flip, hit the nitrous. It will stabilize your car and you will not flip.

  • Avoiding police

    When the police are looking for you but have not yet found you (when the map blinks red), back up against a wall. The cops will go past, but will not catch or see you. They will then drive away.

  • Getting away from police

    Activate Speed Breaker. While in Speed Breaker, press Hand Brake to do a wicked turn-around. Use NOS while accelerating out of the turn-around to gain quick distance between you and the cops.

  • Free performance parts

    Go into "My Crew" then choose a crew member. Select the "View Car" option, then customize it. You can paint it whatever color desired, and because your crew members cars are not tuned you can buy them performance parts for free.

  • Eleanor (Gone In 60 Seconds) custom car

    To create the car from Gone In 60 Seconds, Eleanor, start a Muscle Car Career mode. After you complete the first three territories (Kempton, Downtown, and Fortuna), a new territory will be unlocked. In this territory, win two races in the area to the far left (Silverton) to unlock the "67' Shelby GT 500". After you get the car for $108,000, return to your safe house and select "Customization". Then, choose "Aftermarket" and use the following customizations:


      Body Kits: Body Kit # 2
      Wheels: American Racing Shelby Razor


      Paint: Candy Red section top row, last box to the right (silver)
      Vinyls: Stock; edit color to black
      Wheel Paint: Chrome, in the red section, seventh row down last color to the right
      Window tint: Light black

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