Project Gotham Racing 2 Xbox Live Guide
Project Gotham Racing 2 is one of Xbox Lives most exciting games. But unless you have the right car in each class you have no chance of winning and will probably come last (Try racing against a Noble in a Vauxhall VX220 Turbo). The cars you need to do well online are completely different to the ones you need on the single player game. No matter
how bad you are at racing as long as you pick the right car you can
The Ford Focus RS is the best car to use here even though its very
slidey. The acceleration on the Renault Clio V6 is better but the top
speed on the Focus is better and because they are very slow cars you'll
reach the top speed very easily. The Renault is probably better on the
extremely short and narrow tracks like Cathedral in Barcelona.
The Porsche Boxster S is easily the best car in this class, everybody
uses it so if you pick another car your going to be left behind. The
BMW Z4 3.0i can keep up with the Porsche but is let down by its poor
The BMW M3 just edges out the Audi S4 due to its better handling as
the Audi can be a bit too slidey. The BMW has a slightly higher top
speed as well.
These are horribly slow cars but the Porsche Cayenne Turbo is a lot
faster than the rest of the field. This is the only car you'll ever
need in this class none of the others even come close.
There are three choices here, the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Nur is
probably the fastest car in the class and is my personal choice
although it is extremely slidey which makes it hard for beginners.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII is about the same speed as the
Skyline but is less slidey although its handling is slightly worse.
The third choice is the Subaru Impreza WRX STi, it is a bit slower
than the other two but it slides a lot less so is a good choice for
The AC 427 MkIII is easily the best car in this series even though the
handling is awful your going to have to get used to it because any
other car is going to get beaten. When I first played online I used
the Lotus 340R like I did on single player mode and I got my ass
kicked by the acceleration of the AC.
The Ferrari 275 GTB is the car to use here, its the fastest car even
though the handling is not particularly good, but it isn't for any car
in this series. The Ferrari 250 GTO becomes available after you
complete the game on bronze (easy) but is quite disapointing. If you
have this car use it for the smaller circuits or ones with a lot of
Even though the Iceni looks like the best car in this series the
Morgan Aero 8 is better because of its faster acceleration and
brilliant power sliding and handling.
These cars are a real pain in the ass because they all handle so
appallingly. Unfortunately the fastest car, the Corvette Sting Ray is
the worst handling of them all so it will take a lot of practice to
get used to. If your racing in the rain its going to be really tricky
to handle so you may wish to switch to the Ford SVT Mustang Cobra
unless you like a challenge.
If you have completed single player mode on steel you will have the
Delfino Feroce. This car will get of the start fast you won't see it
again, until the first corner where it will have crashed into the
barrier because of its horrible handling. The trick is to drive like
you would on a wet track and brake really early however if this is too
hard then go in a Ferrari 360 Modena.
Theres only one car you need here, the Ferrari 575M Maranello. Its
stats are high in all areas so you won't be getting beaten but you'll
still be bringing in a lot of kudos.
The Noble M12 GTO3 is a superb car. Its acceleration is awesome and its
handling is superb. If you don't have this car your doomed because
everyone has it and it can kick the ass of every other car. One
exception to this is on the Nurburgring the Dodge Viper SRT-10 has
slightly better top speed but its handling isn't up to much.
There are two cars that can be used here. The Ferrari F50 is the fastest
car in this class but doesn't handle brilliantly. I prefer to use the
Ascari KZ1 as its only slightly slower but handles much better. Don't
be fooled by the stats of the Jaguar XJ220, it might look faster but
the handling basically cancels that out.
If you've only completed single player on bronze or below then the Enzo
Ferrari is your best option here unless your playing in the rain when
the Pagani Zonda S is easier to handle. If you can handle it the
Koenigsegg CC V8S is good to experiment with but it doesn't handle well
at all. When you have completed the game on silver the Porche 911 GT1
is the best car to use in all situations until you unlock the Mercedes
CLK-GTR which is better at shorter circuits or circuits with a lot of
corners. The TVR Cerbera Speed 12 is only used by masters of the game
that will kick your ass anyway or 12 year olds that have brought a
cheat system and won't be able to handle it.
I hope this guide helps you become at least an average player on the
game but the best way to get good is too keep playing it, thats the only
way to get a high kudos rank, you can play people at rank 30 who aren't
any better than a rank 14 they just play the game more.