Need for Speed Shift – Full Car & Track List

This is today’s third item on Need for Speed Shift and it certainly is the most important one. Hold on to your chair as here it is, the full car & track list on the upcoming title.

The car list consists of 66 cars, including almost every notable manufacturer of performance road cars. From BMW to Audi, Mercedes to Porsche, Lamborghini to Nissan. With the exception of Ferrari, pretty much every make a car enthusiast could desire can be found in the game. Most of the cars come in their road going version, the list also includes some racing cars though. Included are the Aston Martin DBR9, the BMW M3 GT2, the Porsche 997 GT3-RSR, the Maserati MC12 GT1 as well as the Audi R8 GT3 LMS that just made a spectacular debut on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Speaking of which, the world’s most famous and challenging track spearheads the track list! Alongside the Nordschleife, 17 other tracks are included. Unlike promised in an earlier interview, real life circuits do not make up most of the availabe tracks, even though quite a few are included. Autopolis, Brands Hatch, Road America, Spa, Silverstone & Laguna Seca should keep fans of realistic tracks busy for a longer while.

Also, below are a bunch of new preview shots, showing the BMW M3 GT2 on the Nordschleife as well as the car’s cockpit. BMW’s GT2 challenger has also been announced to be the title’s cover car.

The full list can be found below, you may have to click “Read More” to see it. Developed by Slightly Mad Studios (former Blimey! Games) and distributed by EA, Need for Speed Shift is expected to be released in September 2009 for the PC and all major consoles.

Cars:

* 2006 Aston Martin DBR9
* 2009 Audi R8 LMS
* 2008 Audi R8
* 2008 Audi RS 4
* 2007 Audi S3
* 2007 Audi TT 3.2 quattro
* 2006 Audi S4
* BMW M3 E36
* BMW M3 E46
* BMW M3 E92
* 2008 BMW 135i Coupé
* 2009 BMW M3 GT2
* 2007 BMW Z4 M Coupé
* 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4
* 2006 Dodge Challenger Concept
* 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10
* Falken Tire 2010 Ford Mustang GT
* 2010 Ford Shelby GT500
* 2007 Ford Focus ST
* 2006 Ford GT
* 2006 Need For Speed Shelby Terlingua
* 1996 Ford Escort RS Cosworth
* 2009 Chevrolet Camaro SS
* 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
* 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
* 2006 Honda Civic Si
* 2000 Honda S2000
* 2006 Koenigsegg CCX
* 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
* 2007 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
* 2007 Lamborghini Reventón
* 2006 Lotus Elise 111R
* 2007 Lotus Exige S
* 2005 Maserati MC12 GT1
* 2008 Mazda MX-5
* 2006 Mazda RX-8
* 1995 Mazda RX-7
* 1994 McLaren F1
* 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition
* 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
* 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION
* 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION IX MR-edition
* 2003 Infiniti G35 (V35)
* 1997 Nissan 200SX (S14)
* 2009 Nissan 370Z (Z34)
* 2006 Nissan 350Z (Z33)
* 2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV (R35)
* 2008 Nissan GT-R (R35)
* 2000 Nissan Silvia (S15) spec.R AERO
* 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)
* 1972 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R
* 1992 Nissan 240SX (S13)
* 2006 Pagani Zonda F
* 2010 Pagani Zonda R
* 2008 Porsche 911 GT2
* 2009 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
* 2006 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
* 2004 Porsche Carrera GT
* 2007 Porsche Cayman S
* 2008 Renault Mégane RS
* 2007 SEAT Leon CUPRA
* 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
* 2007 Lexus LF-A Concept
* 2008 SCION tC
* 1986 Toyota Corolla GTS (A86)
* 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco
* 2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Tracks:

* Alpental
* Autopolis International Racing Course
* Ambush Canyon
* Brands Hatch
* Dakota
* Ebisu Circuit
* Glendale
* Hazyview
* Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
* London
* Miytomi
* Nordschleife
* Road America
* Rustle Creek
* Silverstone
* Circuit de Spa Francorchamps
* Tokyo
* Willow Springs

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  • Skillcoil

    2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4
    2006 Koenigsegg CCX — OMG!!
    * 2007 Lamborghini Reventón
    * 2005 Maserati MC12 GT1
    2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV (R35) (SpecV ARE you kidding me?? lol)

    2007 Lexus LF-A Concept (oh wait no supra :( )

    and nurburgring … omg I LOVE this game !! I cant wait!!

  • mikem

    Willow Springs Speedway and Ebisu Circuit are real life tracks as well which makes a total of 9 real life track out of the 18 tracks. I love the fact that japanes cars are included and the ’72 Nissan GTR is always a welcome addition in my book but I’m so looking forward to the Lexus LF-A and esoecially the Scirocco (and will probably the closest I’ll ever get to driving one since none is coming to NA).

  • SandroX

    Any chance that Shift will be moddable?

  • Siggs

    Despite what people have been saying, I actually think there is. I mean, It consists of a team who are probably used to having their games modded, and as I recall, pretty much all the previous NFS titles have been modable?
    .

  • xilix

    Scion TC? Dude. That car is a piece of JUNK. I drove one a few months ago and it felt like I was driving in a tin can with hamsters under the hood for an engine. The car is in no way sports-like.

    Anyway, I hope it’s moddable too, but I doubt it will be. EA doesn’t like it when people can mess with their games.

  • MadCat360

    I’m still a little bit perplexed as to how the “racify” system will work… can we turn the Zonda into a full-fledged GT1 car, or leave it stock? Or are they all just pre-assembled in racing trim?

    Confused!

  • mikem

    In SHIFT, all cars can be upgraded and tuned both physically and mechanically which probably alllow you to turn a road worthy car into a race contender.

    MadCat360:
    I’m still a little bit perplexed as to how the “racify” system will work… can we turn the Zonda into a full-fledged GT1 car, or leave it stock? Or are they all just pre-assembled in racing trim?
    Confused!

  • UncleChuckle

    This game should be fan(itsgoingtosuckitsgoingtosuck)tastic. I can’t wa(itsgoingtosuckitsgoingtosuck)it for it. I’ll be buying it on rele(itsgoingtosuckitsgoingtosuck)ase day. I’ll be first in li(itsgoingtosuckitsgoingtosuck)ne!

    (This was a test of the subliminal message posting system).

  • Bjorn

    Now, you suck…

  • zudthespud

    I hate the sound of the fictional tracks, if codies could get all of the tracks they got for GRID EA can do alot better than THAT

  • Kmaczek

    2007 Ford Focus ST
    1996 Ford Escort RS Cosworth – yeaahh
    2007 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
    2010 Pagani Zonda R – WTF ??
    2008 Renault Mégane RS
    2007 SEAT Leon CUPRA
    2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi – god like xD

  • Jev

    * 2006 Pagani Zonda F
    * 2010 Pagani Zonda R

    a good thing they’ve got Zondas! :sd: :sd: :sd:

    * 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition
    * 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG

    curious as to why only 2 Mercs? :roll: :roll: :roll:
    SL65 AMG Black Ed? C-Klasse DTM?

  • Sensekhmet

    curious as to why only 2 Mercs?
    SL65 AMG Black Ed? C-Klasse DTM?

    Maybe because they didn’t build anything even close to a sports car since the 190 2.3/2.5 Cosworth? AMGs are just lumbering overpowered sofas.

  • paupau

    Why is this game so highly desired by simracers? I can’t really get my thoughts clear. Or did UncleChuckle made a valid point? I think so :roll:

  • JimmyB

    paupau:
    Why is this game so highly desired by simracers? I can’t really get my thoughts clear. Or did UncleChuckle made a valid point? I think so

    Because it’s being made by what is essentially Blimey Games – the old Simbin team. The Simbin of today has very little to do with the team that made GTR, GTL and GTR 2. If I recall correctly, it was something like 35 of the 40 developers working on GT Legends split for Blimey, before going to make GTR 2. EA’s involvement in the actual development of Shift is apparently minimal, basically just the interface and music. So on paper, it’s exciting. It’s worth giving the demo a try at the very least. I just wish people weren’t so inclined to take everything at face-value.

  • paupau

    Pardon me Jimmy, but thats not entirely true. It may have been developed by Blimey but it has been stated that Shift comes from ProStreet. I’m a bit reluctant about Blimey’s way of doing things around EA’s headquarters, because we all know EA is a voracious minded corporate.. tooth fairy out to get your baby tooth offcourse :neutral:

  • Mark

    paupau: Pardon me Jimmy, but thats not entirely true. It may have been developed by Blimey but it has been stated that Shift comes from ProStreet. I’m a bit reluctant about Blimey’s way of doing things around EA’s headquarters, because we all know EA is a voracious minded corporate.. tooth fairy out to get your baby tooth offcourse

    No, nothing to do with Black Box/pro street, except for some 3d models (tracks/cars) by the look of things.

    Game is based on the engine created by Blimey!, now SMS. No doubt a lott of EA NSF gameplay has been added in the last few months, but I’am (like few others simmers) interested in what is under the hood ;)

  • logos

    paupau:
    It may have been developed by Blimey but it has been stated that Shift comes from ProStreet.

    NFS:Shift has nothing to do with ProStreet. It’s based on the Blimey’s Ferrari Project simulation engine. More info here: http://www.virtualr.net/need-for-speed-shift-new-details-revealed/

    paupau:
    I’m a bit reluctant about Blimey’s way of doing things around EA’s headquarters, because we all know EA is a voracious minded corporate..

    Between 1998 and 2003, EA released six fully moddable simulation games – from SCGT to F1 Challenge ’99 -’02 – all developed by ISI. So why not SMS this time. :happy:
    Edit: Sorry Mark, didn’t see your comment.

  • RKipker

    Looks good to me, anyway they cut it I will Buy IT! :happyevil:

  • dadada1

    paupau: Why is this game so highly desired by simracers? I can’t really get my thoughts clear. Or did UncleChuckle made a valid point? I think so

    Its simple, try the demo and if you don’t like don’t buy. Thats exactly what I did with Grid.

  • UncleChuckle

    Bjorn: Really? That the best you can do?

    JimmyB: Because it’s being made by what is essentially Blimey Games – the old Simbin team.

    IRRELEVANT! It’s being produced by EA. It’ll be a GAME, not a SIM. There is a good reason why the derogatory acronym for EA is Easy Arcade.

    Doesn’t matter who is programming it. EA will want a mainstream arcade racing game. Any “sim mode” will at best be a hack to appease the people who think Codemasters make sims.

  • Dillyracer

    Yes, let us all make assumptions based on nothing :)

    I’m with dadada1 on this one.

  • JAGUAR1977

    UncleChuckle: Bjorn: Really? That the best you can do?

    IRRELEVANT! It’s being produced by EA. It’ll be a GAME, not a SIM. There is a good reason why the derogatory acronym for EA is Easy Arcade.
    Doesn’t matter who is programming it. EA will want a mainstream arcade racing game. Any “sim mode” will at best be a hack to appease the people who think Codemasters make sims.

    EA not only published Sportscar GT and F1 ’99, which formed the basis of the modding community for years, in recent times they’ve produced hardcore titles that also appeal to the mainstream such as FIFA, Fight Night and Madden, all could be considered sim’s in their genre.

    Finally it appears the sports/driving market is moving in general to realistic game engines, then applying control aids for those who want a more simplistic game.

    Furthermore the real money in console driving games is in the sim market, Gran Turismo and Forza tower above anything else out there in terms of critical acclaim and sales, while EA’s previous arcade NFS titles have been critical and commercial flops, relatively speaking.

  • f0xx

    I love the fact that has nordschleife!

    I love the car list!

    I rly believe in that info that GT Surgeons gave to us, specially this point: “Professional setting is more accurate to drive than in GTR2″

    So yes i believe EA will succeed this time, because Blackbox IS NOT a sim developer and Slightly Mad Studios IS.

    cheers.

  • ForzaBarca88

    Good stuff, its looking way better than any other sim thats gonna be coming out any time soon. And yes I just called it a sim, deal with it.

  • Howie47

    What’s the matter “UncleChuckle”, you having a bad day?
    Some of these guys haven’t been so excited since they saw the neighbor girl swimming naked in the backyard pool. With limited tracks, short of a future DLC. This won’t replace any league racing SIMs. But for pure fun, it’s looking mighty good. Over&out

  • spliff

    the guys that are coming here and telling us to “not be excited because shift will suck” are annoying. i mean, no one wants to hear what you think we should be excited about or not.

    you are not? good for you. leave it that way. but we don’t need to hear about it. thanks!

    btw – really excited here. i saw a car drift!

  • AeroMechanical

    I highly doubt the sim-mode will be a hack. Rather, if anything, the arcade mode will be a hack. They’ve been developing that engine for a long time as a pure simulator. The NFS stuff is bolted in there.

    There are no guarantees of course, but people are treating it as though EA announced they were releasing a new NFS game intended to be sim and nobody had heard of the actual developer. If SMS/Blimey had been contracted to build a new engine for an NFS game, I’d be concerned there too. As it is, with the NFS title basically being a mod for the engine they’ve been working on for years, I’m very hopeful. We’ll just have to wait and see.

    Read the interview in the last AutoSimSport.

  • Siggs

    Howie47:
    What’s the matter “UncleChuckle”, you having a bad day?
    Some of these guys haven’t been so excited since they saw the neighbor girl swimming naked in the backyard pool. With limited tracks, short of a future DLC. This won’t replace any league racing SIMs. But for pure fun, it’s looking mighty good. Over&out

    Don’t Worry Howie, UnkleChuckle has always been grumpy, seems to find it hard to say something positive.
    .

  • f0xx

    AeroMechanical: I highly doubt the sim-mode will be a hack. Rather, if anything, the arcade mode will be a hack. They’ve been developing that engine for a long time as a pure simulator. The NFS stuff is bolted in there.
    There are no guarantees of course, but people are treating it as though EA announced they were releasing a new NFS game intended to be sim and nobody had heard of the actual developer. If SMS/Blimey had been contracted to build a new engine for an NFS game, I’d be concerned there too. As it is, with the NFS title basically being a mod for the engine they’ve been working on for years, I’m very hopeful. We’ll just have to wait and see.
    Read the interview in the last AutoSimSport.

    SMS is working on this title, and they are responsible for the entire game physics engine, and so is Eero Piitulainen (responsible for the RBR’s physics).

    They’re working on this title since September of 2007 and the producer is Jesse Abney.

  • DW

    AeroMechanical: There are no guarantees of course, but people are treating it as though EA announced they were releasing a new NFS game intended to be sim and nobody had heard of the actual developer.

    The other thing to remember is if this were the only NFS game you would still be worried. But the old NFS is being replaced by three separate NFS titles – Shift is just one of these. The fact that they are producing three titles adds credibility that one of them might venture into a more sim-like market (though I don’t think anyone expects it to be GTR3).

  • Sodapop

    I am really not expecting this game to be as sim like as rfactor or GTR evo. If it’s a fun console “sim” I’ll be satisfied.

    Sodapop out.

  • dadada1

    UncleChuckle: Bjorn: Really? That the best you can do?

    IRRELEVANT! It’s being produced by EA. It’ll be a GAME, not a SIM. There is a good reason why the derogatory acronym for EA is Easy Arcade.
    Doesn’t matter who is programming it. EA will want a mainstream arcade racing game. Any “sim mode” will at best be a hack to appease the people who think Codemasters make sims.

    Then don’t buy it and quit spamming here. If you had something interesting to say (something with balance) it might not be such a bore, I think we get your not interested ?

  • Bjorn

    UncleChuckle: Bjorn: Really? That the best you can do?

    IRRELEVANT! It’s being produced by EA. It’ll be a GAME, not a SIM. There is a good reason why the derogatory acronym for EA is Easy Arcade.
    Doesn’t matter who is programming it. EA will want a mainstream arcade racing game. Any “sim mode” will at best be a hack to appease the people who think Codemasters make sims.

    No it is all will do… Because a conservative will rarely change his mind ;)

    EA… Do I have to mention F1 2000, F1 2001, F1 2002 and F1 Challenge 99 – 02? They (especially the last two) are PROPER simulators developed by Image Space Incorporated (ISI ;) ) who FYI made rFactor too which furthermore, is a racing simulator.

    Best I can do and it’ll do…

  • fpol

    Hmmm a BMW E36 M3. I’ll probably buy it just for that, but I’m not convinced the title will do it any justice.

  • EidoJ

    I’m a bit more exited about this Need For Speed than previous ones, but I have one question:
    When is EA going to put proper cars in their games, like Ferrari FXX or Enzo. I do see the Maserati MC12, but maintain that around a track a Ferrari is a very fast car.

    Apart from that I am more exited about rFactor 2.

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