Terminal Velocity brings an entirely new region to Fairhaven City in the form of Fairhaven International Airport. The airport consists of two terminals and runway. Race, chase and explore your way through Terminal 1, a multi-layered structure of modern architectural steel and glass. Access Terminal 2, a massive under construction terminal where you can access rooftops, walkways and elevated ramps. Take to the runway, finally a dedicated location to test top speeds, compare cars with friends and catch huge air. The airport’s a perfect environment for smaller, nippier cars, so the pack comes with four of the best: BMW’s 1M, a sensational entry-level M Series rocket, the RS3, Audi’s insane 335 horsepower hot hatch, Ford’s super-fun Fiesta ST and Alfa Romeo’s pocket powerhouse, the Mito. Terminal Velocity also unleashes a new Most Wanted Racer: the full 2013 production version of Porsche’s high-tech 918 Spyder, complete with hybrid plug-in tech, carbon fiber reinforced plastic chassis and 4.6 liter racing V8 and twin electric motors. To earn this bad boy, you’ll have to beat it. Each car comes with a set of events designed to take you on a split-second tour of the new location and showcase a little of what makes each of these cars so special. The airport also features heaps of Billboards, Smash Gates and Speed Cameras rewarding you for spending a little extra time to get to know it.
You can buy Terminal Velocity individually or as part of the amazing premium bundle http://www.needforspeed.com/most-wanted/premium-bundle with the Need for Speed Heroes and Movie Legends packs thrown in.
BMW 1 Series M, 2012
We'd buy pretty much anything with an M Series badge on it: groceries, stationary, tea, high-end sports cars. BMW's Motorsport Division have been cranking out perfectly balanced, high performance sports saloons for more than 40 years giving the M brand massive credibility. Track-inspired cars like the 1978 M1, the E30 M3 and the 2001 M Coupe are the stuff of legend, and we still remember the M3 GTR from the original Most Wanted as one of the defining cars of the series. Among the greats stands 2011's 1M, the smallest and least expensive M Series you can buy. And it's an absolute belter: a 3.0-litre, rear-wheel-drive, straight six that'll take off like a rocket and gift you sensational track handling while also comfortably ferrying your kids to school. It might be the perfect do-everything car. And once your kids are safely at school, hit the M button on the steering wheel to boost throttle response and let her rip.
Audi's RS3 goes from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds, which is pretty insane for a hatchback, but perhaps not a surprise for one swathed RS history. RS is short for Renn Sport or Motor Sport in English and is the badge worn by limited edition, high performance versions of the Audi line-up. The RS3's 335 horsepower engine delivers insane acceleration and blistering straight-line speed for a car in this class, and its 4-wheel drive guarantees powerful grip whatever the road surface. And to match the off road handling, the car also blares 80s macho rally audio, courtesy of a five-cylinder 335 horsepower masterpiece.In Most Wanted, you can take on your friends and rivals and settle any scores on the road or hit the dirt and watch the cops spin in your trail.
Ford Fiesta ST
Need for Speed is about stamping on the gas, knocking the back-end out and ripping it down the open road, cops in pursuit. Italian exotics, French hypercars, American muscle, Japanese street racers; we've got the lot. So you might wonder why we'd include the diminutive Ford Fiesta ST in our Terminal Velocity download pack, a car you're more likely to own than dream of. Well, that's kind of the point. The Fiesta is a car practically anyone could own. And while it won't deliver Veyron-grade high speed, Zonda handling or BMW M3 versatility, it's a truly spectacular car in its own right. Ford's tiny hatchback is powered by their 2.0L Duratec engine and packs 150bhp, taking you to 129 mph. And while Most Wanted is about bringing you the cars of your dreams, we thought you might enjoy a dream drive in a car you might seriously buy. It's you, your friends and the cops on the loose in what is surely the perfect test drive.
Alfa's cheeky little Mito comes alive in the confined airport Terminals, delivering pokey, manoeuvrability to match your surroundings.
Porsche 918 Spyder, 2013
Need for Speed Most Wanted featured the concept version of the Porsche 918 Spyder, Porsche's state-of-the-art plug-in hybrid supercar. For our Terminal Velocity download pack, we're making the 2013 production version of the car available alongside a brand new location, and although the car looks quite similar, practically every detail has changed for the production model, from the carbon aerodynamic scoops and flicks on the rear to the light clusters, to the exhausts ports in the top of the car. Don’t worry: it’s still sporting hybrid plug-in tech, carbon fiber reinforced plastic chassis and 4.6 liter racing V8 and twin electric motors that have made it a favorite among Most Wanted players, and it’ll still deliver a sensational 785 bhp and crank 780Nm torque. We can now confirm, it’ll do 0-60 in about 3 seconds and lap "The Ring" in 7:14; that's 18 seconds faster than a Carrera GT! That performance is pretty amazing, but on a car capable 78.41 mpg and 70 g/km CO2 emissions, it's practically unbelievable. The wild liveries you see in Most Wanted are known as the "Salzburg Liveries" and hark back to the fluid, art deco stylings of the mighty 917 Le Mans car.
Need for Speed Heroes
These are the cars our true fans know and love: our most requested cover cars from the entire history of Need for Speed. They include Lamborghini’s mighty 1995 Diablo from Hot Pursuit 2, the Nissan Skyline R34 from Need for Speed Underground, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS from Undercover, the Nissan 350Z from Underground 2 and the original cover car from Most Wanted, Razor’s Callaghan’s BMW M3 GTR. The BMW is a new Most Wanted Racer, so you’ll have to win the special event to access it. Whether you’re a diehard Need for Speed aficionado or someone who just loves great cars, The Need for Speed Heroes pack is well worth a look.
You can buy it individually or as part of the amazing premium bundle http://www.needforspeed.com/most-wanted/premium-bundle with the Terminal Velocity and Movie Legends packs thrown in.
Lamborghini Diablo SV, 1995
Lamborghini is a car maker like no other. Legendary test driver, Valentino Balbone describes their unique approach to supercars: "A supercar for us is something outrageous. Something different from anything else; something that makes your head turn and gives you a special feeling, when you push the accelerator or turn through a bend." That instinct for the spectacular is apparent in every inch of their iconic designs from the 1964 300GT, through Miura, Countach, Diablo, Gallardo, Reventón and Aventador. But it's not just about looks. Take the wheel of the hand-built Diablo to experience staggering performance. Hit the gas and drop the clutch at 7,000 rpm to light up the colossal 13.2 inch-wide rear wheels and unload 543 horsepower into a launch that will get you take you to 60 in 4.2 seconds, then keep your foot down all the way to 208 mph. Of course there are faster cars in Most Wanted; it's 2013 after all, but there are practically none that look or sound as big, ballsy and badass as the Diablo SV. Pick up the Need for Speed Heroes pack to experience the car in all its glory then meet up with your friends for a Lamborghini showdown in the Countach, Aventador, Aventador J or Gallardo Spyder Performante.
Nissan Skyline R34
The R34 Skyline is widely regarded as the ultimate tuner car. Although it's graced the gameplay of numerous Need for Speed games, nowhere was it more recognised than in the original tuner game - Need for Speed Underground. It's also the forerunner to one of the most popular cars in Most Wanted, the 2011 GT-R Egoist, so when we put together the car list for our "Need for Speed Heroes" pack, the R34 was a shoe-in. The Skyline has been a tuner favorite for years: it delivers practically the biggest bang-for-your-buck of any car in history, but it's the '99 car that really shines, thanks to an overwhelming amount of after-market support. Oh, and that epic performance: 0-60 in 4.6 seconds and a sub 8-minute Nurburgring lap is pretty wild for a practical and reliable saloon. The Skyline's use of high-end computer technology to aid performance and light up the dash make it the defining car for the PlayStation generation, and Most Wanted fans can look forward to a solid all-rounder, benefiting from rapid acceleration, robust handling, solid build and versatile all-wheel-drive, in addition to knowing glances from Need for Speed and tuner aficionados across the globe.
Also known as the FairLady Z, the 350Z was featured heavily in the Need for Speed: Underground series and makes its return in the Need for Speed Heroes DLC pack. As Nissan Chief Designer Shiro Nakamura put it, their design team's goal was to create a sports car "reflective of Japanese culture", and the 350Z certainly accomplishes that. Being the successor to the 300ZX, the Nissan 350Z puts out 287 horsepower from its 3.5L V6 and goes 0-60 in 6.2 seconds. It may not be able to handle the straights as well as some of the super cars, but with 50/50 weight distribution and its front engine rear-wheel drive setup, the Nissan 350Z excels at handling around the corners and will punish other cars who underestimate its abilities.
BMW M3 GTR
This is no ordinary BMW. Razor Callaghan’s car is arguably the most famous Need for Speed car ever, the BMW M3 GTR was born to race. In 2000, the M3 GTR entered the American Le Mans Racing Series and competed several times against the Porsche 911. Unable to keep up with Porsche, BMW developed a new V8 engine for the car, outputting 444 bhp going from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds. The M3 GTR went on to win seven out of ten of the next GT events at the Le Mans Racing Series. With a top speed over 200 mph, optimum weight distribution, and 19" wheels, the BMW M3 GTR is a power house both on the straight away and at the turn. It is the original "Most Wanted".
Porsche 911 GT2 RS
0-60 in 3.4 seconds and 0-124mph in just 9.8 seconds. With a top speed of 205 mph, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS finished the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 18 seconds. Calling the Porsche 911 GT2 RS "fast" would be an understatement. In developing such a beast, Porsche decided to take the standard GT2, reduce its weight by 154 pounds, and then increase the engine's output by 90 horsepower (bringing the grand total to 613). The result is an engineering marvel. Combined with 50/50 weight distribution and its carbon fiber body panels, it handles even the tightest corners like no other supercar out there. Available in the Need for Speed Heroes DLC pack, The Porsche 911 GT2 RS leaves all other cars in the dust. The competition in Fairhaven just became a whole lot stiffer.
The Movie Legends pack brings some of the automotive stars of the big screen to Most Wanted. You know these guys from the greatest car chase movies of all time, so if you ever wanted to know what it would feel like to take the wheel of the classic 1964 Aston Martin DB5, the wild ’77 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, the Aston Martin DBS, the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T and a new Most Wanted Racer, the ’67 Shelby Mustang GT500. Each car comes with its own set of events showcasing its performance and giving you a chance to really get to know them, but honestly, it’s not about speed and stats. With these beauties, you probably just want to sit back, reminisce and show off to your Most Wanted friends in style. Enjoy the ride!
You can buy the Need for Speed Movie Legends pack individually or as part of the amazing premium bundle http://www.needforspeed.com/most-wanted/premium-bundle with the Terminal Velocity and Need for Speed Heroes packs thrown in.
Aston Martin DBS
The car of choice of a certain MI6 agent. The Aston Martin DBS combines sport performance with luxury and is available in the Movie Legends DLC pack. The DBS was created as a high performance GT version of the DB9, using its same VH structure for strength and rigidity. To reduce weight, Aston Martin made extensive use of carbon fiber for components of the car, including the hood and the rear. Combined with its V12 engine, The DBS can hit 0-60 in 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 191 mph. Even with its super car performance, the DBS makes no compromises to luxury and class. It's as beautiful inside as it is on the outside. While Fairhaven boasts many super cars on its streets, none rip across the tarmac as stylishly as the Aston Martin DBS.
1970 Dodge Charger R/T
Nothing beats classic American Muscle. As part of our Movie Legends DLC pack, the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T is a legend amongst car movie fans and American Muscle fans alike. Displacing 425 horsepower @ 5000 RPM, the Dodger Charger R/T goes 0-60 in 5.5 seconds. While not the fastest car off the line, it's still a beast of a machine on the race track. Weighing in at 3800 lbs, the Dodger Charger R/T has the weight to intimidate, push around, and take down other cars who stand between you and the finish line.
1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Special Edition
Pontiac left behind a racing legacy with the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Special Edition. Taking its place from American culture, the Firebird joins the cast of the Movie Legends DLC Pack. While modern super cars are certainly faster, nothing hits home to a simpler time quite like the Firebird.
’64 Aston Martin DB5
The DB5 is often billed as "the most famous car in the world" and is without doubt the most beautiful Aston Martin ever produced. Fans of today's stunning V12 Vantage might disagree, but they'll have to wait nearly 50 years to find out if it ages as well as the DB5 has. You can drive from 0-60 in a leisurely 7.1 seconds and hit a moderate 142 mph top speed. By today's standards, it's nothing special, but in 1964, the car was fantastically fast. It packed a 4 liter straight-6 and a state-of-the-art synchromesh 5-speed gearbox. But it's neither the looks nor the performance that made the car so memorable. Aston Martin's DB5 was immortalised in 1964 as the car driven by everyone’s favourite British spy. If you ever wondered what it was like to drive one in a massive chase, now’s your chance to find out.
'67 Shelby Mustang GT500
Nothing short of a classic. Bearing the name of the late Carroll Shelby, The '67 Shelby Mustang GT500 certainly lives up to the name of the famed automotive designer and is the benchmark of which all other Mustangs are judged by. Less than 3,000 were ever built and even fewer are still on the road today. The ‘67 Shelby Mustang rightfully takes its place as part of the Movie Legends DLC Pack. With the engine displacing 355 horsepower, the '67 Shelby Mustang still isn't a slouch over 40 years after production. There may be newer, faster cars on the streets today, but none of that changes the 1967 Shelby Mustang's status as a work of art. Roaring through the tunnels of Fairhaven in the Mustang's naturally aspirated V8 engine, there's nothing quite like it.
Need for Speed Most Wanted is available now on Origin for PC Download, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3