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Test Drive Unlimited 2: Best Cars Guide

Adam Barnes


To save you money we’d highly recommend picking the Lancia Delta.

We raced through Ibiza to discover which of Test Drive Unlimited 2’s 101 car list is worth getting.

Published on Jun 7, 2011

Want to get the most from your cash in Test Drive Unlimited 2 but can't decide which car is best for you, then let our handy car guide you highlight which is the best choice for you in each class.

Class C4

Lancia Delta Integrale Evolutione

This will be your starting car, so to save you money we'd highly recommend picking the Lancia Delta. With this in tow you'll have no problems beating any of the earlier challenges with its combination of the best acceleration, highest top speed and enough grip to make it stable across all terrain.

Class C3

Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovavole

As with the Lancia, there's really only one option open to you here. The Ferrari 308 will pick up speed faster than its competitors – the most important element to leading a pack from the start of a race – but even its top speed will outperform any competitors. The only close comparison is the Jaguar E-Type Coupe, but we wouldn't bother with that.

Class B4

Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI

This class is filled with off-road vehicles, so they never get very exciting. The Touareg is the fastest of the few available in this class with a great deal of handling across all terrains. The Range Rover has a lot more grunt underneath, but its huge body does not help it utilise it well against the Touareg.

Class B3

Spyker D8 Peking-to-Paris

There's only one winner in this class; the Spyker D8 having both the overall speed and pace to leave the others for dust. And since the majority of these races will be set in the dirt, it's just as well it handles better than any of the other B3 variants during off-road races and on tarmac.

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Class A7

Volkswagen Golf(6) GTI

While we're starting to get onto the more exciting tarmac racing vehicles, the lower classes are particularly uninteresting. Though the Golf GTI isn't the fastest car (beat only slightly by the Alfa Romeo MiTo), its better grip and handling means that it will be easier to bring around corners – besides, A7 races are rarely high-speed events.

Class A6

Subaru Impreza WRX STI

It's a close call in this class, with the Audi TTS Coupe being slightly faster than the Impreza. However, we found the handling on the Subaru to be considerably easier to tackle than the TTS, which seems to restrict cornering a little too much. Either way, as long as you pick either of these you'll be the top dog in class A6 races.

Class A5

Audi TT RS Roadster

There's a spread of decent cars here, so no clear winner but the Audi TT with its very slight acceleration advantage and excellent handling will give you just enough advantage to take the lead early on and try to keep it. The Lotus Evora is a great alternative with a faster top speed and quicker braking, while the Dodge Charger SRT8 is able to beat all of its competitors on long straights.

Class A4

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Your choice here is really between the two Aston Martins: either the Vantage or the DB9. We'd opt for the Vantage's better acceleration but the DB9 is capable of a considerably higher top speed. Ultimately the decision is yours here, but as long as you pick an Aston Martin then you'll have no problem in A4 races.

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You'll want to pick something that is both fast and doesn't slide everywhere.

Class A3

Ferrari 612 Scagletti

Now we're starting to get quick. We'd opt for the Ferrari 612 Scagletti for this class since, while it doesn't have the fastest acceleration, its top speed and handling will help out on those long stretches. Your other option is the Ferrari California with its improved acceleration, though it does have less grunt off the starting line.

Class A2

RUF Rturbo/Pagani Zonda C12S Roadster

This class has the most options available so can be quite intimidating making a choice. The RUF Rturbo is extremely quick that has enough power underneath to take the majority of competitors, but its handling is what helps stand out as the definitive car for this class. If you prefer speed over finesse then the Zonda Roadster will be for you considering it's more jetplane than car; it will, however, take a bit of skill to control.

Class A1

Koenigsegg CCXR Edition/Bugatti Veyron 16.4

The Koenigsegg will have enough speed to dominate every race in this class, but it is the grip it has that makes it the most impressive; it takes a lot to derail this rocket of a car. Alternatively the Bugatti Veyron will pick up speed quicker than you can say 'pole position' and is almost as fast as the Koenigsegg, though the handling is only slightly tougher. You'll want to start saving now though, since whichever you choose will cost you a lot of wonga.

 

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