Need for Speed: Shift 2: Throttle Unleashed Edition is a driving game currently in production by Slightly Mad Studios, with 984 Studios performing the Throttle conversion. The game is a copy of Shift 2, but will be released as free DLC for the original Shift, adding faster cars and Polyphony Digital LM cars.

This provides an interesting juxtaposition of Le Mans cars from Polyphony and FIA GT3 racing cars.

The cars in-game are only announced as fast as the Shift 2 game announces them. However, it has been unofficially confirmed that all of the cars from Shift 2 and the first Throttle Edition will be in the game.

Extra Features

One of the additional features of the game is the ability to have two cars at once: an un-upgraded car, and a full Works converted car. The cars are identified by having "Works" after the car's regular name, as in "Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro Works". As well, the level system goes up to 50 and at level 50 any cars not yet unlocked can be unlocked for free at any time.

Although the cars are still rated in tiers, the tiers are interchangeable with classes: it all depends on the Performance Index of any given car. Cars with extremely high performance indexes (2000+) are given Class S as of the Legends Pack.

Driving Disciplines

There are several driving disciplines available for you to compete in during the events of Shift 2. They are:


Drifting events focus mainly on clean, precise, and long drifting. The better you drift, the more Drift Points you earn, and the more you drift, the higher your DP multiplier goes up by. A target of Drift Points is set up for you to breach, and breaching the limit earns you the win. The master of Drift is Vaughn Gittin Jr., also known as your crew chief, who drives the ultimate drift vehicle: the Monster Energy/Falken Tire Ford Mustang GT. Beating him in a drift-off, then finishing the following drift challenge with his Mustang, unlocks it for personal use.


Endurance events focus on enduring long races. Endurance races last, at the least, five laps. You are still required to get a podium finish to win the races. The master of Endurance is Tommy Milner, who drives his personal BMW M3 GT2 ALMS, and who must be beaten in the final endurance event to unlock the GT2 for personal use.


The FIA GT1 World Championship is the final goal for your driver in Shift 2. It is the cream of the crop: people from around the planet come here to race every year, also around the world. The master of the GT1 Championship is Jamie Campbell-Walter, who drives his Sumo Power Nissan GT-R GT1 around the track. Overtaking him and staying ahead for the last event of the championship unlocks the GT1 for personal use.


The FIA GT3 Local Championship is the second-last goal, utilizing lighter and less powerful cars than the GT1 championship. However, the GT3 championship is your stepping stone to GT1, and it MUST be completed beforehand. The master of the GT3 Championship is Patrick Soldurland, who races with his Team NFS BMW Z4 GT3. Kicking his ass in the trophy race earns you the GT3 for personal use.


Muscle focuses on races with muscle cars - which means the good ol' American classics, roaring and full of power. The tamer of Muscle is ALSO Vaughn Gittin Jr., who drives a Ford Mustang RTR-X, a heavily customized 60s Ford Mustang, and if even if you finish second-last but still ahead of him in the final event, he will gladly hand the keys to the RTR-X over to you.


Retro can have some Muscle cars, but overall focuses on the earliest cars available. The ultimate Retro fan, in this case, would be Darren "D-NAC" McNamara, who drives a Team NFS Toyota Corolla GTS, and will gladly give you the keys to the ride plus the ride provided you best him in the last race.

Time Attack

Time Attack is an event completely focused on racing alone around the track, attempting to set time records. There is a limit that you need to be under to win events. The fastest Time Attack driver is Chris Rado, proud user of the Team NFS Scion tC, a demonspawn 1000+ horsepower race car, which will be yours provided you not only best him in a race, but then use his tC to beat his own time attack record.


The Works League focuses on utilizing full Works-spec race vehicles to blaze through tracks. Works cars are regular cars, given modificiations to the engine, suspension, clutch, turbocharger, tires, cockpit, weight reduction, a body-kit, the works, which is where it gets its name. The champion of Works racers is Mad Mike Whittett, who drives the Team NFS Mazda RX-7, which you'll have to pry from his defeated and bested hands.

The Garage

There is a grand total of 228 cars in the second iteration of Shift's Throttle Edition, not counting the Legends pack. Including that pack, there are 241 cars.

Tier 1/Class D Basic (40 Tier 1 cars)

Alfa Romeo Giuletta QV
Audi RS4
Audi S3
Audi S4
Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro
Audi TT-RS Coupe
BMW 135i Coupe
BMW Z4 M Coupe
BMW Z4 M Coupe Convertible
BMW Z4 sDrive35is
BMW Z4 sDrive35is Convertible
Chevrolet Cobalt Turbo SS
Ford Crown Victoria
Ford Escort RS Cosworth
Ford Focus RS
Ford Focus ST
Ford Taurus SHO Concept
Honda Civic Si
Honda S2000
Infiniti G35 (V35)
Lancia Delta HF Integrale
Lexus IS-F
Lotus Elise 111R
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda RX-7
Mazda RX-7 FC3S
Nissan 200SX (S14)
Nissan 240SX (S13)
Nissan 240S (S13) Drift Alliance
Nissan 350Z (Z33)
Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R (C10)
Nissan Silvia SpecR Aero (S15)
Renault Mégane R.S.
SEAT Leon Cupra
Scion tC
Toyota Corolla GTS (AE86)
Volkswagen Mk. I GTI
Volkswagen Mk. V GTI
Volkswagen Scirocco
Volkswagen Scirocco R

Tier 2/Class C Basic (39 Tier 2 cars)

BMW M1 Procar
BMW M3 E30 Sport Evolution
BMW M3 (E36)
BMW M3 (E46)
BMW M3 GTR (E46)
BMW M3 (E92)
BMW M3 CSL (E92)
Caterham Superlight R500
Carbon Motors E7 Concept
Chevrolet Camaro SS
Chevrolet Cobalt SS
Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray (C2)
Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray L46 350 (C3)
Dodge Challenger Concept
Dodge Challenger R/T
Dodge Challenger SRT8
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
Dodge Charger R/T
Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee
Ford Shelby Mustang GT500
Jaguar XKR
Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary
Mazda RX-8
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution 2
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR-Edition
Mitsubisbi Lancer Evolution X
Nissan 370Z (Z34)
Nissan 370Z Roadster (Z34)
Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32)
Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)
Need for Speed Shelby Terlingua Ford Mustang
Porsche 911 Speedster
Porsche Cayman S
Porsche Cayman R
Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
Shelby Mustang GT500
Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
Subaru Impreza WRx STi
Toyota Supra

Tier 3/Class B Basic (67 Tier 3)

Acura NSX
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Alfa Romeo 8C Spyder
Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin DB9 Volante
Aston Martin DBS
Aston Martin DBS Volante
Aston Martin V8 Vantage N400
Audi R8 Coupe 4.2 FSI quattro
Audi R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI quattro
Audi R8 Coupe 5.2 FSI quattro
Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro
Bentley Continental Supersports Coupe
Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible
BMW M6 Convertible
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6)
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Grand Sport (C6)
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (C6)
Dodge Viper SRT-10
Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR
Dodge Viper SRT-10 Final Edition Convertible
Ford GT
Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
Ferrari 430 Scuderia
Ferrari 438 Italia
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari California
Ferrari Enzo
Ferrari F430 GTC
Ferrari F430 Spyder
Ferrari FXX
Ferrari Scuderia 16M Spider
Ferrari Superamerica
Gumpert Apollo S
Lamborghini Diablo VT
Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder
Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
Lamborghini Murcielago LP650-4 Roadster
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Lotus Exige S
Maserati GranCabrio
Maserati GranTurismo S
Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT-S
McLaren MP4-12C
Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722 Edition
Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Stirling Moss
Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Edition
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Nissan GT-R (R35)
Nissan GT-R SpecV (R35)
Porsche 911 GT2
Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Porsche 911 GT3 R
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche 911 GT3 RS Auto Bild Edition
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Porsche 911 Turbo
Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Study
Porsche 959
Porsche Panamera Turbo
Radical SR3 RS

Tier 4/Class A Basic (23 Tier 4)

Bugatti Veyron 16.4
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
de Macross GT1
GTbyCitroen Concept
GTbyCitroen Road Car
Koenigsegg Agera
Koenigsegg CCX
Koenigsegg CCX-R Edition
McLaren F1
Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce
Lamborghini Reventon
Lamborghini Reventon Roadster
Lamborghini Reventon SCPD Cruiser
Lexus LF-A
Pagani Zonda Cinque
Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
Pagani Zonda F
Pagani Zonda F Roadster
Pagani Zonda R
Pagani Huayra
Porsche Carrera GT

Polyphony Digital Racers (17 Polyphony Digital Racers)

Ford GT LM
Ford GT LM Spec II
Ford GT LM Edition Spec II Test Car
GTbyCitroen Race Car
Honda NSX GT500 Stealth
Honda S2000 LM Race Car
Mazda 787B Stealth
Mazda RX-7 Concept LM Race Car
Mazda RX-8 Concept LM Race Car
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Stealth
Nissan 350Z RS
Nissan Gran Turismo Skyline GT-R (R34)
Nissan GT-R Stealth (R34)
McLaren F1 Stealth
Pagani Zonda LM Race Car
Polyphony Digital Formula Gran Turismo
Red Bull X2010

FIA GT1 Cars (6 FIA GT1 cars)

Aston Martin Racing DBR9 GT1
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1
Lamborghini Murcielago R-SV GT1
Maserati MC12 GT1
Matech Ford GT GT1
Sumo Power Nissan GT-R GT1

FIA GT3 Cars (8 FIA GT3 cars)

Alpina B6 GT3
Aston Martin Racing DBSR9 GT3
Audi R8 LMS
Chevrolet Corvette Z06R GT3
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 GT3
Matech Ford GT GT3
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Falken Tire
Team Need for Speed BMW Z4 GT3

Other Cars (27 Other cars)

Abt Audi TT-R Touring Car
Amuse CarbonR (R34)
BMW M3 GTR Race Car (E46)
BMW M3 GT2 (E92)
BMW McLaren F1 GTR Race Car
Castrol TOM'S Toyota Supra Race Car
Dodge Viper GTS-R
Dodge Challenger SRT8 MOPAR Drift Car
Dodge Charger SRT8 MOPAR Drift Car
Dodge Viper SRT10 MOPAR Drift Car
Honda NSX ARTA Garaiya Race Car (Super GT)
Koenigsegg CCGT
Lancia Stratos Rally Car
Lotus Elise Motor Sport
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII WRC Super Rally Car
Monster Energy/Falken Tire Ford Mustang GT
Nissan GT-R Xanavi Nismo (Super GT)
Porsche 918 RSR
Subaru Impreza WRC Rally Car
Suzuki Escudo Dirt Trial Car
Team Need for Speed Ford Mustang RTR-X
Team Need for Speed Mazda RX-7
Team Need for Speed Mazda RX-8
Team Need for Speed Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 Team Need for Speed Scion tC
Team Need for Speed Toyota Corolla GTS AE86
Toyota Supra Yellow Hat YMS (Super GT)
Volkswagen Scirocco GT 24

Legends Cars (12 Legends)

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA (1965)
Austin Mini Cooper S (1965)
BMW 3.0 CSL Gr. 5 (1975)
Ford Capri RS3100 Gr. 4 (1974)
Ford Escort Mark I RS1 600 Ford GT40 Mark I (1965)
Jaguar E-Type Lightweight (1963)
Lotus Cortina Mark I (1963)
Nissan Fairlady 240ZG (1971)
Porsche 914/6 GT (1970)
Porsche Carrera RSR 3.0 (1974)
Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (1965)

Downloadable Content

The same DLC available for Shift 2 is available for the Throttle Unleashed edition: however, new copies get all DLC free. However, additional content is included for the other events.

Legends Pack

The Legends Pack adds a new discipline: Legends. It also adds 14 new cars to the game that are compatible with Legends events, and 5 new tracks that will be raced on in said events. As well, the pack adds 5 new events for each of the racing disciplines.

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