How to buy the best cars in Need for Speed Heat

How to buy the best cars in Need for Speed Heat

Second place in any race in Need For Speed: Heat is the same as coming in last. There is nothing to boast about that position, and it would surely sting more if you have lost by just a few seconds.

Need For Speed HEAT Car

For this reason, you might be on the hunt for the fastest car the game has to offer. For that, the first thing you should know that most of the vehicles in the game handle almost the same, whether it be on or off the track. The only difference you will find is in the acceleration as well as the power these cars have to pump out. Then again, with the right upgrades, you can zoom by Ferraris with your good ol’ Mustang.

So, how do you get the fastest car in the game? Keep on reading to find out.

Process of purchasing a car

First off, where do you buy new vehicles? You can do that at the dealership. You cannot miss it either, as it is the only dealership in the entire game. Located near Palm City Raceway, the dealership is open for you to drive up and enter just as you would enter your garage. 

NFS Heat gameplay

Of course, while entering it is free, grabbing a car is not. You will need some cash, and a lot of it if you want to buy the fastest car around. If your bank’s running a little too low to purchase anything, you will need to make some money first. Feel free to check out a money-making guide for that and come back!

What to look for when buying a car

Now that you are at the dealership, what should you be looking for? If you only ever cared about speed, then power is a factor you should always pay attention to. The stat known as BHP, especially the maximum potential BHP, is a stat that will tell you how much power you can expect once you have fully upgraded your car. This points at just how fast you can expect the vehicle to speed down the track.

As a good rule of thumb, look for vehicles with at least a maximum potential BHP of 1,200, as they are the ones that will land you first place on the podium.

Other stats, such as the top speed and the zero-to-60-miles-per-hour stats, will not tell you much about a car’s capabilities once upgraded. They can, however, still affect how your car handles.

Finally, do not forget to pay attention to the style of the car either. After all, are you really racing if yours does not look good? We do not think so.


Put simply, take your time to look at the cars you can find in the dealership. While BHP should be the stat you should be paying attention to, other stats like zero to 60 and top speed will also play a role in its performance.

However, if you are looking to not waste time with any other car in the game and only go for the fastest one possible, look at the Koenigsegg Regera. This beast of a vehicle starts maxed out at 1,500 BHP. Mix that in with a zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 255 mph, and you will find yourself first place the moment you buy the car.

Just note that the vehicle requires that you need a reputation of 50 as well as $1,277,500. In other words, it is not easy to acquire, and you will need to show some serious dedication to the game to grab this car.
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