Top 10 Best Cars In Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

The top 10 best cars in the original Need for Speed: Most Wanted game released in 2005.
The Top Ten

This car, along with the not-available-in-career Corvette C6R and Porsche 911 GT2, is among the only three actual race cars in the game, and its performance shows it. It devours the mighty Carrera GT and SLR McLaren, and the police will never have a chance to catch you in it, not even Cross. It's equal in performance to the C6R, but since that one isn't available in Career Mode, the M3 GTR takes the cake. It's also the most iconic car of the NFS series and my favorite car IRL, so definitely #1 for me.

With the absolutely HIGHEST top speed in the game, (Recorded 401km/h) ludicrously fast acceleration, and impressively good handling make for an awesome car. The only real bad thing is the nitrous, which is rather scarce for this car. Otherwise, the BMW M3 GTR is the best car available. If you drive it wrong, you'll hit a wall. If you drive it right, you are practically a driving god.

You can only use this car after you beat Blacklist #1 Razor, and rightfully so. Here's a few good reasons.
1) Its top speed and acceleration is very fast. Good in highway, and good in city too.
2) It's heavy enough to take a Heavy Rhino SUV head on, and can definitely knock those Heat 5 Corvettes away.
3) Its handling is one of the best, though it can get oversteery at times.
4) The reason why it has a limited amount of NOS compared to other cars is because it is a very good car already. Giving it an Ultimate NOS would be broken.

Perfect in all aspects except in nitro. Nitro gets over too fast, this is a problem in speedtrap races because when you use it in one trap then you don't have enough nitro for the next one. But excluding that, it's the most awesome car that I have driven in the game.

2 Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche Carrera GT = Best Car. There's a reason why this car with junkman parts is usually banned in online races. Because if it isn't, it smokes everything else due to its amazing handling and acceleration and handling. Might not have the best top speed (it belongs to the Murcielago), but the difference in amount is negligible and the Carrera GT reaches its top speed faster and maintains it better. Absolute best car in NFS MW 2k5, amazing all around, whether in online races, career mode/vs AI races or pursuits.

Best car. Those saying BMW is best car are blind. Good handling? BMW has half the handling the Carrera GT has. Good acceleration? BMW can't beat Carrera GT in acceleration. And both of those are without junkman parts. The only thing the BMW is better at is top speed, which means squat if it can't reach quickly and/or maintain it.

Again, Carrera GT >>>>>> BMW, the only reason BMW is banned in competitive is because it's so iconic, a lot of people will still play it while knowing they will get smacked even before the race began.

I'm using Carrera GT for a long time. It can beat every single car in the game due to its extreme acceleration and handling. It's quite expensive but you"ll get what you pay for (I guarantee). Even in pursuit, this big boy is strong enough to take a Rhino down.
On highway, the M3 might pass the Carrera due to its top speed but on narrow roads, the Carrera will easily beat the M3.
No matter what, Carrera = Best Car.

Best car for drag races. It also does really good at races, the Lotus Elise does just better. When you're completely new to the game I would suggest using a different car, as its very distinct handling might surprise you, as in when it loses traction it's basically guaranteed it will spin out. If you want to use this car I would advise you to get to know it in quickplay first.

3 Lamborghini Gallardo

Now, people may wonder why's this car so good? It doesn't that good acceleration before you've won versus Ronnie (Since every part'll be unlocked after defeating Ronnie). Well, no.. It hasn't, but every car-enthusiast should have sufficient knowledge to know, that it's not all about that. But what'd I mean by that? Well, let me eleborate:
The car's handling is just.. Insane. I got Junkman tires after defeating Ronnie, and that's where this car should not be underestimated, cause after you've completed Ronnie, you're getting the best top-speed and acceleration, and it's handling is excessive (especially with the tires). However, if you got ALL the junkman parts.. There's then no challenge, whatsoever. If I were Razor and heard that correct, I would've shot myself and give the BMW M3 GTR, since even THAT car won't be able to compete. You should really not skeptic about this car, since it's the best buy you'll get.. Just remember to an addition, that you should get the Junkman parts ...more

I can bet this is the car you will need for collecting bounty. It has great speed, acceleration and power like a monster. It's like a mad bull on the street. It has great power that can smoke any car on the road. It is also fun driving it. So I suggest this is the best car.

Just an all around beast, an (ironically) better version of the Murciélago, and one of the most versatile cars in the game. Any race, any pursuit, this is a great car. Its top speed, acceleration, and handling are all amazing. Fit it with Junkman parts? Razor will be a cakewalk. Plus it's such a beautiful car and I really wish Lamborghini would bring it back. Whereas the Gallardo is slender and sleek, the Huracán got it all wrong and became a thicc bull.

Amazing cornering speed when tuned right, AWD acceleration is almost unmatched, can do over 410km/h AWD also helps get away from police even if you get your tyres blown out, have done many many times. Looks great too, hands down my favourite NFSMW car.

4 Lamborghini Murciélago

Murcielago is THE ABSOLUTE BEST when it comes to pursuits. It's quite heavy and that works to it's advantage when it comes to overcoming roadblocks. At top speed it can make even make the heat level 5 cops fly. It's even better than Carrera GT, BMW M3 and McLaren. It's heaviness also provides it with good handling even at top speeds. And if we increase the handling and steering in 'Performance Tuning', then it can also be used in races. When it comes to races, it's second only to Carrera GT.

Murcielago is the best car of the game in my experience because its speed full handling full and acceleration almost full. You can beat any of the car in this game easily with Murcielago if you can Handel Murcielago perfectly. I think this car is #1 in the game you can easily complete your milestone challenges with this car because this car got great strength wow

The Best car I have ever drive. With this car anyone can beat any blacklist, any race, any milestone. Its handling good and very faster. Nitro is enough. In shortly a better version of Gallardro. I prefer this one than BMW M3 GTR. With it awesome tricks can make. Only Mercedes-Benz SLR McLearn F1 can face this car. Both quite equal. it's better speed and SLR better acceleration. One who CANNOT drive better should go for it. and one who CAN drive better DEFINITELY go for it. B|

Probably the worst car in game, the handling of it is absolutely disgusting especially in high speed, in my opinion Gallardo compared to this is nothing.
And if you are asking for the best car in game it is Carrera GT or Ford GT.

5 Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren

I Bet to differ with all those who say The BMW M3 is the best car cause' the Mclaren is the best car in my opinion. Great speed and handling but super awesome acceleration. That car can smoke any car that gets in its way when fully upgraded, mayb even a Bugatti. I defeated Razor with this ride. Moves like a bullet. Now I see why it's so expensive.

My favourite car. I don't know why is the M3 first, when you get it only for the last pursuit. This would be better number 1. This car has perfect handling, amazing acceleration and in pursuits pierces through roadblocks and spike strips like a hot knife through butter.

Its due to this car that I won the race against razor. It has the perfect stats & has the best acceleration in the whole game. plus this car looks awesome especially bull's slr mclaren!

Mclaren the $2,000,000 car NFS edition I beat the whole game with it. I got it when I got the game no hacks. I just started saving up. You guys can do that too. It wasn't that hard. It only took me 2 hours straight. The car was McLAREN MP4-12C NFS edition. I got it last week

6 Lotus Elise

At blacklist #1 in Circuit "Hastings" Lotus Elise Best Lap Time is 3:28.70 at top speed 230MPH, without nitrous, I installed nitrous to the lotus so that my AI opponent would be faster & fiercer, but never used it(nitrous) so that I can push myself harder. & the results. after testing M3, C6R, Carrera GT, & Lotus Elise, the smallest & cutest turned out to be the beast. beating all their best lap times.

I have tried all the cars which are placed over it in this list.. Lotus Elise is the best car in the whole game. It has good acceleration and very high speed. The handling is simply amazing. It totally seems to follow my thoughts! I recommend everyone to try out this beauty.

A sharp corner? You got it. You think that turn is too twisted to make it over 200 km/h, you are wrong, son. Incredibly fast, with great acceleration, and the ability of making the most incredible turns without a single loose of speed, for me Lotus Elise is the best car in the game alongside BMW M3, and, maybe, Ford GT. Amazing car.

Seriously? 31st?

If you crank this car to the absolute max, it is absolutely untouchable on any circuit, sprint, lap knockout, or tollbooth race. If you need something for pursuits or drag races there are better choices, but for the races, the Elise is a serious rocket.

7 Porsche Cayman S

You see, this car is the best. I upgraded this car to the best performance and its still better than the Lamborghini Gallardo in its full performance.
I checked with the Carrera too, still it's better in handling, acceleration, and top speed. But I have to agree, Lamborghini Gallardo is the best in handling. If you're buying a car in NFS MW, old friend, the best one is the Porsche Cayman S, the only car which is better than this is the Bmw Gtr thingy. Man, this rocks if you upgrade it fully. I hope you buy this one and good luck with all your blacklist members you have to beat. BUY THIS ONE! AND READ THIS ONE!

This is a wonder full car I spent all my money in it and it helped me to beat the #3 in blacklist I love this car mainly for it's amazing speed & HANDLING especially. I wish to own this car in future.

This is a lightweight and its handling is perfect, this is only car that I feel in total control, I tried every other car but this came out on top.

Le ole' reliable no. 2, after the Supra. Better handling and competitive acceleration and top speed compared to the Supra.

8 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

I replayed the game and found that after continuously upgrading it throughout the blacklist and putting 1 or 2 junk man parts on it that it refuses to be outdone. I have no intention on keeping this car but I simply cannot get rid of it because working at baron, the cars don't touch the Cobalt in stats. I honestly didn't expect to keep it after I defeated sonny but here I am going after Baron in it. My only complains it that's it's front wheel drive and rather light, making ramming roadblocks lower than 100mph suicide. And the light SUVs will put a hurting on it, that's how mine got its first impound strike.

Can play all game only with this car. Full equipped makes the game ridiculous easy. Good to drive, have a good final speed. And the torque is awesome! You need to put a second gear just after start the races, and uses a little nitro, it always put you in front of the other cars... Even on the drag races.

I finished the whole thing with this car, better than Carrera gt, McLaren Mercedes, murcielago, and finally... Better than M3GTR itself. It's just that you need to get all the modification and all the available performance upgrade from junkman to make this car a BEAST!

This is the best car in the game no doubt... I finished the whole game with this car and it never let me down... The game was much easy with this car... Well you have to tweak those performance a bit with the tuner in pause menu... It's handling and speed is way better than the BMW... Awesome

9 Dodge Viper SRT 10

Really nice car. Despite having bad handling, this car is best car after beating JV. Moreover, you can beat Razor with Viper easily. Good speed and acceleration gives you an opportunity to beat cops of every heat level on highways.

Carrera GT x Elise's other child. Really good handling comparable to both the Carrera GT and the Elise, stats close to the Carrera GT, and the handling really feels like a combination of Carrera GT and Elise.

Very easy to drive in. Way easier than even the Lotus Elise. Those who say otherwise should first say why they think it's good that the tires suddenly become uncontrollable when you move thru grassy areas.

Rapid dream car great in races and milestones its stunningly beautifull so fast and powerful my fave car by miles ticks all the right boxes for me it is shows no mercy and kicks a$$. Vote Viper.

10 Chevrolet Corvette C6

You're not joking around when you achieved this car, especially if you get Webster's (Blacklist #5) car, 'cause that thing's just as good as any car above - even better in all honesty. However, if you're buying this car instead of getting the pink slip from Webster, then it's not any good, as Webster's car has some locked performance upgrades.

The Chevy Corvette C6 is the fastest car in the game. I beat this game multiple times and I used it every time. I race it against every car, I've upgraded other cars with junkman parts and raced it against them and nothing can beat it (even the Porsche Carrera GT). The fastest best handling car in the game!

Cop car. It's the best car out there. Remember the white heat level 5 cars? Yeah those. They make racers miserable. Use this best car and make others miserable too.

This is a SAVAGE thing. High top speed, acceleration, handling and affordability (among most cars of this level) make this American machine simply the best.

The Contenders
11 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII

This monster, when fully equipped, can beat anything in sharp corners to broad highways. The best of the best when used efficiently.

Cheap when it enters but is an absolute monster. 4 wheel drive that's good in races and demolishes police cars. Buy this or get Earl's.

So op with ultimate and junkman parts, all stats was over the max limit. So responsive in any situation. Make the game easy.

Rank 13? this is one of the best cars I've ever driven. Top 1 for handling, great for corners and easy braking.

12 Toyota Supra

I love toyota Supra more than anything. Even in real life, it is my dream car. Fast and Furious. Easy handling if you like drift. You can used to it easily. Same here. Started using it from blacklist 13 to 1. Beat razor with it. If it is fully upgraded, it is faster than any car.

I'm already up to Blacklist #3 using just this car, amazing speed and handling gets you out of any sticky situation, and great utilization of the NOS can get you through any blockade of cops. Perfect car.

My all time favourite, the Supra. Once upgraded and tuned correctly, not only it will haul in the races, it's also a beast against the 5-0! Started playing the game again yesterday on PC and I'm currently using it for the cops, heat level 5 and not busted once :3

For the time it enters, it's expensive but it's free from Vic. Drives like a speedboat and will do you good for a really long time.

13 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The most expensive car for a reason as it gets used for any% speedruns. With its front wheel drive and basically no wheelspin it does really good in cop chases, especially at pushing cars out of its way. All in all a really good car for cop chases and also at least decently good at racing, even better with aerodynamics at +5.

You can get this really early on, and you can take this car to beat the game. Seriously, very respectable top speed and doesn't lose out to any other car when properly handled.

YES! This is one of the best cars! I won all the Blacklist members with this monster. Handling acceleration are wow and it reaches 350+ trick is the performance markers! Try it out

Buy a one after playing undergroun 2, because this will give you extra 5000, complete the whole game with it with a performance marker applied on it every blacklist win, and you get a 387 km/h with the best handling, best acceleration, best everything.

14 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Seriously underrated car. It's Just top unfortunate to be surrounded by other great cars. I think especially the launch off the line is particularly good.

In my opinion the best car of the game: Won all the races from blacklist 4 to 1 with it, got about 4m bounty and beat Razor. This car is marvelous!

It's a cop car murderer. Highly agile, strong, acts like a tank. Most stable car of the game. It will never spin on you or get out of hand.

Underrated car in my opinion. Much better than the BMW.

15 Ford GT

The most userfriendly of the cars in the 250k+ region. Handling wise it has a very controllable and predictable very slight oversteer that also makes it very fun to drive. It does pretty good at races with that kind of handling. In cop chases it does fairly Well because of its weicht, but it likes to spin its wheels at low speeds so watch out for that. Fun fact: when driven with the stock gearbox this car can reach 425kph(264mph) and is the ACTUAL fastest car in the game, at least on the actual map as the Viper can reach even higher speeds with its stock gearbox, but nowhere in the actual map, you need to get out of bounds to do that.

Starts off with weak acceleration, but great top speed and unbelievable handling. Once fully upgraded (you have to beat Ronnie for half of the upgrades) you won't believe your own driving.
This car can actually take the corner at the Camden Tunnel at 200km/h!

The lightest, the fastest, best handling, high-end grip, fierce looking, and the loudest engine.
Only blow it up by all junkman performance packages and it will be the most devilish car in the game.

Ford gt tops 426kmph so it's a pretty good car for chop chase and if it have a little bit more acceleration it's the best car in most wanted.

16 Aston Martin DB9

A good mix of top speed, acceleration, and handling, this car can beat anything in the game with the right tuning. I personally think every car is good given the right performance tuning but DB9 doesn't need a lot of tweaks to maximize its potential

When a car is chosen by the best spy in the world to be ridden on, then you know she's a keeper. Hands down most beautiful car out there. Also runs decently fast, comparable or better to the cars lower than tier 1 (t1 = carrera gt, mclaren)

Definitely better than any other car in this game, not just in pursuits. A true killer!

After upgrading it to maximum none can beat it.

17 Ford Mustang GT

Seriously speaking, this car is made for advanced players due to its handling.
Overall, this looks PHENOMENAL. You look good in pursuits, you look good in races, you look good as a rival.
Useful after blacklist 9. Good straight line acceleration.
I literally felt jealous when I saw Razor in that in the beginning..

Best car for pursuits... It just smashes all the suv's and breaks through the road blocks... But it's not fast enough in heat level five...

Razor traded his cool and good car for the crappy BMW. Real shame if you ask me.

Razor's original car, really cool, cheap and good like the Lancer.

18 Mazda RX-8

The Mazda RX-8 is the best one for me because it has a very high revving wankel 1.3 liters engine. Sure, it does not hold true for an arcade that an engine would last too much while racing in the game's level, still, it's amazing to hear it roaring at higher tunning levels, simply because this car was meant to be fully customized by all sorts of parts, and altough I don't change the performance modifiers much, I still do not think there are much better vehicles for the price you pay if you do it like me and buy all upgrades first hands up when playing NFS MW. You can't go wrong with this car, unless you're thinking into doing pursuits then you're better off with something else, but for racing and sprints this is definitely one of the best options: Think about it: Front engine rear traction, highly customizable and (despite what people might think otherwise), it has a cool smile in it's front hood, so go for the Mazda.

My second fave it looks beaut it handles like a dream it's so fast leaves cops for dead wicked handlin and acceleration, I use this ride the most you can get it by beating Izzy, its insane how good this ride is and it deserves to be in the no.2 spot with the viper in number 1.

Very fun to drive, I like it better than my evo vi. It handles so well and let's you slide thru curves easily and effectively, also good for drags but the rx7 is better at that. Also the high range of rpm (10k I think) makes it easy to drive it manual

Its easy to drive, I can control any difficult situation by driving this car. I used it after beating Izzy, till I complete this game.

19 Mazda RX-7

I had this car since the start of the game and it is the fastest car I have so far. fastest I did with is was 389km/h but not fully upgrade

Handling... I love it!

20 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

Can't beat a rally bred street car with a rumbling flat four 2.5 liter turbocharged engine. When you think Subaru you think impreza you think WRX STI. The perfect rivalry with the Mitsubishi Evolution 8

I finished the 10 minutes police chase with this one and I didn't get busted even one time. only you have to tune it to max and start killing cops

What's a rally car doing here? It just seems way too out of place, being way too overpowered.

Perfect balance between top speed and handling.

21 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R

It's a very powerful car this car have a speed and acceleration which smoke eveyone and also is a Bonus Car a rare car...

Really it's a very cool car!

22 Lexus IS 300

Apparently, Lexus IS 300 has great choice if you maxed out its performance especially "turbo". Don't judge this car by its cover because of its looks, sedan/saloon. For a cheap car that can be bought with under 30k, Its acceleration is greater than Cayman, Impreza, RX8, RX7, Viper, Corvette C6, etc. based on my experience. The most unpredictable thing is the Lexus IS 300 power is so great and beating Razor #1 "BMW M3 GTR" is really easy. The only weakness from its car is about top speed. But it doesn't matter at all because Lexus IS 300 focuses on Acceleration and Handling. Moreover, it is easy to escape from cops too.

This car is under rated. All starter cars are able to finish the game with. This is my favorite starter car and always will be. I've finished the game with all of them starter cars and this one was my favorite because it had no weaknesses and handled perfectly for mine or anybody else's driving style. The Cadillac CTS is also very under rated.

23 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Tiger tattoo on your car? That certainly gives out the yakuza feel. And it really seems that way. The police can't touch this car, and so do your opponents.

Awesome ride again a great option I had a few on the game in the past till my ps2 broke, ace ride very nice to drive handles great amazing speed wicked in pursuits, looks great with the tiger viynel.

A great car. You can easily beat the whole game with it if you keep on upgrading it

Good car, good acceleration but recovery is not good.
Excelent for tight tracks.

24 Fiat Punto

Very underrated car for races. It has handling close to the Elise, so insanely good handling, but like that car the Fiat does not so Well in cop chases.

25 Porsche 911 Carrera S
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