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Guide (PC)

Need for Speed Rivals (PC) Guide by Grawl (Arjen Voogt)
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01/19/14 - Version 0.1

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Changelog
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Version 0.1 (01/19/14) - Initial version.
                         Racers campaign finished.

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Table of Contents                                                   [NF.00.00]
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* Introduction......................................................[NF.01.01]
* Walkthrough.......................................................[NF.02.01]
  * Cops............................................................[NF.02.02]
    * Prologue......................................................[NF.02.2A]
  * Racers..........................................................[NF.02.03]
    * Prologue......................................................[NF.02.3A]
    * Chapter 1 - Ignition..........................................[NF.02.3B]
    * Chapter 2 - The Beast Has Awoken..............................[NF.02.3C]
    * Chapter 3 - This Means War....................................[NF.02.3D]
    * Chapter 4 - Apex Predators....................................[NF.02.3E]
    * Chapter 5 - Sheep's Clothing..................................[NF.02.3F]
    * Chapter 6 - Wolf's Clothing...................................[NF.02.3G]
    * Chapter 7 - Devils for Devils.................................[NF.02.3H]
    * Chapter 8 - Honor Amongst Thieves.............................[NF.02.3I]
    * Chapter 9 - Over the Edge.....................................[NF.02.3J]
* Conclusion........................................................[NF.03.01]

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Introduction                                                        [NF.01.01]
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"Watch the stakes grow through a new scoring system that lets racers risk
their speed points to shoot for higher multipliers and greater rewards, or
bank their speed points safely when they return to a hideout. The more risk
you take on, the faster you can progress, but get busted by the cops and they
take your speed points as a reward. Hundreds of thousands of speed points can
be at stake at every turn and at every bust – will you go from hero to zero?"

Source: http://www.needforspeed.com/rivals

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Walkthrough                                                         [NF.02.01]
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There are two ways to play through the single-player campaign; as cop or as a
racer. You'll start with a prologue, and you will be forced to follow two
tutorials. Afterwards, you can decide to play as either cop or racer.

You can always switch between cop or racer while you are in a hideout.

Each "tier" you can pick between three assignments/missions (win x races, do
this x times etc.). You then move on to the next tier, until you finish the
chapter. When you finished all chapters, you can go back and retry the things
you missed. Each time you finish an assignment, you'll unlock new items
(liveries, tech upgrades, performance upgrades, and a new car, most often).

I will give some pointers when new objectives are shown on the speedlist.
After a while I suspect you got the clue.

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Cops                                                                [NF.02.02]
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Prologue                                                            [NF.02.2A]
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Training
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[ ] Complete any Rapid Response
[ ] Start a Pursuit with a Racer
[ ] Bust a Racer
[ ] Earn 5,000 SP in a single session

Unlocks: All versions of the Dodge Charger SRT8
Note: The game really holds your hand during this part of the game, so there
 shouldn't be any way you can get lost. After you finished all tasks, head
 back to your command post.

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Racers                                                              [NF.02.03]
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Prologue                                                            [NF.02.3A]
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Training
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[ ] Complete a Race
[ ] Escape a Pursuit
[ ] Complete a Head to Head
[ ] Earn 5,000 SP in a single session

Unlocks: New Porsche Cayman liveries
Note: The game really holds your hand during this part of the game, so there
 shouldn't be any way you can get lost. After you finished all tasks, head
 back to your hideout.
 
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Chapter 1 - Ignition                                                [NF.02.3B]
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  "Every man has his limits, and the only way to find it, is to go past it."
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                                     Rank 1
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Race
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[ ] Bronze any Time Trial
[ ] Use a Repair Shop
[ ] Deplete the Nitrous meter

Note: At this point the game will always allow you to do the first task and
 throw you right near the second one. Try to do the third objective during or
 afterwards. 

Pursuit
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[ ] Bronze any Interceptor
[ ] Use a Repair Shop
[ ] Deplete the Nitrous meter

Note: At this point the game will always allow you to do the first task and
 throw you right near the second one. Try to do the third objective during or
 afterwards. 

Drive
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[ ] Drift a distance of 1000 yds
[ ] Use a Repair Shop
[ ] Hit 3 Jumps

Note: These are mostly sandbox-like objectives you can just do while driving
 around.

Unlocks: Dodge Challenger SRT8

                                     Rank 2
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Race
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[ ] Bronze any Race
[ ] Side-Slam a Racer
[ ] Earn 10,000 SP in a single session

Note: Side-slamming a Racer is exactly what you think it is. Drive next to a
 car and slam into them.

 Getting 10k SP is real easy. If you just complete a race, you probably earned
 it already. You can bank your SP by driving to any hideout. This will get rid
 of any cops and heat, but also will reset your multiplier. The longer you
 drive around, the more SP you earn, but the higher the risk the police will
 catch you.

Pursuit
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[ ] Escape a Pursuit
[ ] Side-Slam a Cop
[ ] Rear-Ram a Cop

Note: Side-slamming a Cop is exactly what you think it is. Drive next to a
 Cop and slam into them.
 
 Rear-ramming means you hit a Cop (or a Racer) from behind.
 
 To escape a Pursuit get rid of the cops (mostly by just driving fast) or
 head to your hideout and bank.

Drive
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[ ] Reach 150 mph
[ ] Get 3 Near Misses
[ ] Bronze any Event

Note: Near misses get awarded when you drive real close to a civilian car
 without actually hitting them.
 
 It's probably easiest to just play a Time Trial for this speedlist.

Unlocks: Aston Martin Vanquish

                                     Rank 3
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Race
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[ ] Complete a Head to Head
[ ] Hit a Racer With Pursuit Tech
[ ] Bronze any Time Trial

Note: A Head to Head is when you find another racer and agree to a race. This
 is done "on the fly", so you can just speed past them, agree on the race and
 already be in the lead. Possibly the easiest way to win at this game.
 
 Pursuit Tech is offensive or defensive mechanisms installed in your car. You
 can install them in your hideout. I suggest starting with Shockwave, since
 it's useful later on and easy to use.

Pursuit
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[ ] Bronze any Hot Pursuit
[ ] Side-Slam 2 Cops
[ ] Get a hit with Pursuit Tech

Note: See "Race".

Drive
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[ ] Earn 5 s of Airtime
[ ] Drift 100 yds in one go
[ ] Drive 1000 yds into oncoming traffic

Note: Not much to say here. Just drive around and you probably will fill the
 objectives before you notice it yourself.

Unlocks: BMW M3 GTS

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Chapter 2 - The Beast Has Awoken                                    [NF.02.3C]
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 "We are Born free, resisting authority. Daring to climb, to run, to defy the
                                  status quo."
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                                     Rank 4
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Race
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[ ] Hit 5 Racers with Pursuit Tech
[ ] Silver any Race

Pursuit
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[ ] Hit 4 Cops with Pursuit Tech
[ ] Silver any Interceptor

Drive
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[ ] Get 3 Slams while using the Turbo
[ ] Silver any Event

Note: Turbo is a Pursuit Tech that (don't look so surprised) makes you speed
 up a lot in a short period of time. Slam into any Racer or Cop while you are
 using Turbo, from behind, the side or just from ahead.

Unlocks: Ford Mustang GT

                                     Rank 5
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Race
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[ ] Silver any [EASY] Event
[ ] Side-Slam 3 Racers
[ ] Win a Head to Head

Note: No longer is the "race" category just about racing. It'll be much more
 focused on Time Trials and Races now.
 
 Events are categorized by difficulty if you hover over them on the world map.
 For Time Trials this barely means anything, but for Races and Pursuits it
 means faster/tougher Racers and Cops.
 
Pursuit
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[ ] Silver any Hot Pursuit
[ ] Reach Heat Level 3
[ ] Side-Slam 3 Cops

Note: The more aggressive you drive/act, the more the Cops will try and stop
 you. This is what your "Heat Level" means. In lesser words: keep driving.

Drive
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[ ] Drive faster than 165 mph for 5 s
[ ] Get 6 Near Misses
[ ] Drive 1,500 yds into oncoming traffic

Note: If you can't do this in one go, this game might just not be for you.

Unlocks: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

                                     Rank 6
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All
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[ ] Wreck a Cop
[ ] Gold any Interceptor

Note: This is the first rank where every category has the same objectives,
 meaning you have to just sit down and do it.
 
 Wrecking a cop is not very hard, as long as you stay near a Repair Station
 and you use the right techs. If you use Shockwave you can use that, boos
 into them, repair and repeat. The cops being wrecked will follow you no
 matter what.

Unlocks: Mercedes-AMG SLS Black Series

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Chapter 3 - This Means War                                          [NF.02.3D]
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  "If there is one lesson the police should learn from this, it's that they
                            can't keep up with us."
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                                     Rank 7
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Race
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[ ] Silver any [MED] Event
[ ] Side-Slam 3 Racers
[ ] Win 3 Head to Heads

Pursuit
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[ ] Reach Heat Level 3
[ ] Silver any Hot Pursuit
[ ] Hit 3 Cops with Pursuit Tech

Drive
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[ ] Silver any [MED] Event
[ ] Earn 6 s of Airtime
[ ] Drift a distance of 2,000 yds

Unlocks: Porsche 911 GT3

                                     Rank 8
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Race
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[ ] Gold any Race
[ ] Earn 45,000 SP in a single session
[ ] Hit 3 Racers with Pursuit Tech
[ ] Rear-Ram 3 Racers

Pursuit
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[ ] Get a Stun Mine hit
[ ] Side-Slam 5 Cops
[ ] Gold any Interceptor
[ ] Escape 2 Pursuits

Note: The Stun Mine is a new Pursuit Tech. It'll leave a mine behind (much
like a spike strip) that'll stun enemies.

Drive
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[ ] Jump a distance of 110 yds
[ ] Earn a 3x Multiplier
[ ] Get an ESF hit
[ ] Drift 125 yds in one go

Note: The ESF is a small shield that protects you and damages anyone who comes
 close enough. Not worth it, but it's easy to get this speedlist and switch
 back to a more useful tech afterwards.

Unlocks: Audi R8 Coupe V10

                                     Rank 9
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All
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[ ] Reach Heat Level 5

Note: Just do whatever you want. As long as you drive like a lunatic and/or
 offend the Cops, you'll raise your Heat level.

Unlocks: Ferrari 458 Spider

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Chapter 4 - Apex Predators                                          [NF.02.3E]
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"Now we have a new enemy. The VRT. Ex-special forces and ex street racers. The
                              king that carry a grudge."
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                                    Rank 10
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All
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[ ] Gold any Hot Pursuit
[ ] Gold any Interceptor

Unlocks: Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4

                                    Rank 11
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Race
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[ ] Perform 2 Perfect Turbos
[ ] Gold any Time Trial
[ ] Gold any Race
[ ] Earn 75,000 SP in a single session

Note: To perform a "Perfect Turbo", all you have to do is use the Turbo tech
 to the fullest without crashing.
 
Pursuit
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[ ] Side-Slam 5 Cops
[ ] Gold any Hot Pursuit
[ ] Hit Cops 2 times with the Stun Mine

Note: The Stun Mine is another tech you can get. It leaves a mine behind you,
 just like a spike strip would.
 
Drive
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[ ] Jump a distance of 130 yds
[ ] Slipstream 3 s in one go
[ ] Drive faster than 170 mph for 6 s
[ ] Get 5 Perfect Nitrous

Note: The easiest way to get a huge jump (even for 200+ yds) is by driving
 over the Kingfisher Road (check your map). It's an unfinished bridge and you
 can make huge jumps by going off the side and driving on the ramps.
 
 For slipstreaming it's easiest to start a Head to Head challenge and keep
 behind your opponent while slipstreaming.
 
 A "Perfect Nitrous" can be gained by using a full Nitro boost without
 crashing into something.

Unlocks: McLaren 12C Spider

                                    Rank 12
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Race
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[ ] Gold any 2 Races
[ ] Wreck a Racer
[ ] Shock Wave 3 Racers
[ ] Side-Slam 5 Racers

Note: Suddenly it's about destruction, I don't know why. At this point, it's
 probably hardest to wreck a racer. Use the Shockwaves and nitro/turbo them
 in the rear. Remember you can make your car stronger in the hideout (and you
 should have the SP to do so by now!)
 
Pursuit
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[ ] Gold any 2 Interceptors
[ ] Rear-Ram 3 Cops
[ ] Jam 3 Cops
[ ] Hit 3 Cops with Stun Mines

Note: To "jam", you'll need yet another tech. It's the jammer. Did you figure
 that out? Good.

Drive
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[ ] Earn a 4x Multiplier
[ ] Earn 12 s of Airtime
[ ] Drift 500 yds at 150 mph
[ ] Slipstream for 60 s

Note: Not as fun as before, I'll admit that. I suggest you just do Head to
 Head challenges and not worry about the drifting and slipstreaming as much.
 You'll get these pretty easy, especially when you don't focus on it.

Unlocks: Ford GT

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Chapter 5 - Sheep's Clothing                                        [NF.02.3F]
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  "No one knows where he came from, but he's issues an open challenge to all
                                    racers."
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                                    Rank 13
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Race
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[ ] Win 2 Head to Heads
[ ] Gold any 2 Time Trials

Pursuit
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[ ] Gold any 2 Time Trials
[ ] Gold any 2 Races

Drive
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[ ] Win 2 Head to Heads
[ ] Gold any [HARD] Event

Unlocks: Ferrari 599 GTO

                                    Rank 14
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Race
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[ ] Earn 100,000 SP in a single session
[ ] Gold any 2 Time Trials
[ ] Rear-Ram 2 Racers
[ ] Shock Wave 4 Racers

Pursuit
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[ ] Hit Cops 3 times with the EMP
[ ] Gold any 2 Interceptors
[ ] Rear-Ram 5 Cops
[ ] Hit 3 Cops with Stun Mines

Note: The EMP locks onto a target and then hits them, disabling their
 electronics. However, it takes time to lock on, so when a target gets out of
 sight it will fail.

Drive
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[ ] Jump 800 yds total
[ ] Drive faster than 190 mph for 10 s
[ ] Slipstream 6 s in one go
[ ] Drift a distance of 3,000 yds

Unlocks: Porsche 918 Spyder

                                    Rank 15
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Race
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[ ] Get 5 hits with the EMP
[ ] Gold any 2 Races
[ ] Wreck a Racer
[ ] Side-Slam 8 Racers
[ ] Win 2 Head to Heads

Pursuit
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[ ] Hit Cops 3 times with the Stun Mine
[ ] Side-Slam 5 Cops
[ ] Reach Heat level 6
[ ] Gold any Hot Pursuit
[ ] Gold any [HARD] Event

Drive
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[ ] Drive 2,500 yds into oncoming traffic
[ ] Get 6 Perfect Nitrous
[ ] Gold any 2 [HARD] Events
[ ] Jump a distance of 145 yds
[ ] Get 10 Near Misses

Unlocks: Ferrari F12

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Chapter 6 - Wolf's Clothing                                         [NF.02.3G]
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"They say Fate is a racer, but to those of us who have seen his shadow in our
                   rear view, his tactics are unmistakable."
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                                    Rank 16
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All
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[ ] Wreck 3 Cops

Note: This is a special chapter, since you'll be in control of a police car
 with fully powered techs. It's easiest to go near a repair station, get the
 attention of the cops and wreck them. Return to the repair station when you
 are in need of repairs or when your upgrades run out.
 
Unlocks: Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4

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Chapter 7 - Devils for Devils                                       [NF.02.3H]
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   "This is bigger than racing now. We're sending a message and people are
                                   listening"
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                                    Rank 17
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Race
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[ ] Earn 150,000 SP in a single session
[ ] Side-Slam 10 Racers
[ ] Hit 10 Racers with Pursuit Tech
[ ] Win 4 Head to Heads
[ ] Perform 3 Perfect Turbos

Pursuit
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[ ] Side-Slam 10 Cops
[ ] Gold any 2 Hot Pursuits
[ ] Gold any Interceptor
[ ] Hit 3 Cops with Stun Mines
[ ] Jam 5 Cops

Drive
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[ ] Drive faster than 195 mph for 8 s
[ ] Jump 700 yds Total
[ ] Jump a distance of 175 yds
[ ] Earn a 5x Multiplier
[ ] Get 12 hits with Pursuit Tech

Unlocks: Lamborghini Veneno

                                    Rank 18
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Race
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[ ] Gold any 2 Time Trials
[ ] Gold any 2 Races
[ ] Shock Wave 5 Racers
[ ] Wreck 2 Racers
[ ] Rear-Ram 5 Racers

Pursuit
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[ ] Reach Heat Level 7
[ ] Get 10 hits with Pursuit Tech
[ ] Gold any 2 Hot Pursuits
[ ] Gold any 2 Interceptors
[ ] Rear-Ram 6 Cops

Drive
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[ ] Drift 300 yds in one go
[ ] Slipstream for 80 s
[ ] Gold any 2 [HARD] Events
[ ] Drive 800 yds into oncoming in one go
[ ] Get 10 hits with the ESF

Unlocks: Ferrari Enzo

                                    Rank 19
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Race
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[ ] Earn 250,000 SP in a single session
[ ] Win 3 Head to Heads
[ ] Gold any 2 Time Trials
[ ] Gold any 2 Races
[ ] Get 7 hits with the EMP

Pursuit
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[ ] Wreck a Cop
[ ] Reach Heat Level 9
[ ] Gold any 2 Hot Pursuits
[ ] Gold any 3 Interceptors
[ ] Side-Slam 10 Cops

Drive
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[ ] Reach Heat Level 9
[ ] Drift 1000 yds at 175 mph
[ ] Jump a distance of 200 yds
[ ] Get 5 Nitrous Side-Slams
[ ] Reach 225 mph

Unlocks: Pagani Huayra

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Chapter 8 - Honor Amongst Thieves                                   [NF.02.3I]
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"This is an open manifesto to all street racers. I am not your enemy. I am not
                           a threat. I am your rival"
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                                    Rank 20
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All
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[ ] Complete Hot Pursuit [HARD] Grand Tour

Note: Surprise, surprise. This is the longest and hardest event you'll have to
 do. Pick any car, but make sure you upgrade it completely. Also make sure
 you use the repair stores along the road to repair both your car and your
 tech. Nowhere it states you need to finish first, so just focus on staying
 alive.

Unlocks: McLaren P1

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Chapter 9 - Over the Edge                                           [NF.02.3J]
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   "I am the reality show. The 15 minutes you'll never have. They say speed
         kills... but if you aren't speeding, then you aren't living." 
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                                    Rank 20+
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You can now go back and play speedlists you missed. Or play as a Cop, if you
haven't done so before.

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Conclusion                                                          [NF.03.01]
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