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Need for Speed Unbound: 5 Best Drag Cars, Ranked

If you're looking to be a step ahead of the competition, literally, the ideal way is to find the right car that complements your driving skills. With a fine roster of vehicles in Need for Speed: Unbound, it's easy to get carried away by the flamboyant outlook. However, each vehicle has features that can be used to outrun competitors. 

As an upgrade from its predecessor, NFS Heat, the street racing game brings a boatload of new features, including car customization. The game also features updated drag races that you need to win to restore your garage to its former glory. So before you go head-to-head with some of the best players, here are the five best drag cars in Need for Speed Unbound to help you rank as a top-tier street racer.

5. Dodge Charger RT 1969

1969 Dodge Charger R/T Customization in Need for Speed Unbound on PS5.

Muscle cars are always the top choice for any street racing, not only for their peak horsepower but also for their excellent handling of corners. The 1969 Dodge Charger RT is no different. As one of the muscle cars on the Need for Speed: Unbound roster, it's a second-generation model of the B-body Charger. 

You may have also seen the car in action in the Fast and Furious movies, where it was Dom's choice. The Dodge is synonymous with the Toretto family, so it's no surprise it gets a feature in this virtual drag racing game. That being said, you can't go wrong with the 1969 Dodge Charger. It boasts an acceleration of 0 to 60 in five seconds and a high speed of 146 miles per hour.

The downside, however, is that it's not the fastest car on the list. While it can handle a drift extremely well, it may not be as fast as other fast cars chosen by your competitors. Even so, if you have good drifting skills, you can still win on windy tracks and beat your competitors. The 1969 Dodge Charter is among the first cars up for purchase, and you can gradually customize it to your liking.

Tier: B

Cost: $41,500

Handling: 40% Drift

Traction: Mixed

4. Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2018

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As a car enthusiast, the Lamborghini brand always stands out for its face-splitting speed. The Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2018 does not disappoint on that front. Equipped with a dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox, the car reaches top speed as quickly as possible. Also, without the front driving axle, the Huracan is unbelievably lighter and easier to handle.

Also, the car's chassis is also a top contender, allowing you to hit a speed of 200 miles per hour with an acceleration of zero to sixty in just 30 seconds. Although it is a slightly less powerful car in the Huracan lineup, the LP580 makes up for it with its rear-wheel design.

Furthermore, only a few cars come close to this high-end vehicle, aside from the LP 610-4 Spyder, which features all-wheel drive. Regardless, it's an excellent machine for bunning rubber on the streets of Need for Speed: Unbound. The car becomes available with progress in the game while in story mode. Alternatively, if you're playing online, you will need to complete 20 Tier S games in a Lamborghini. 

Tier: S

Cost: $189,000

Handling: Neutral

Traction: Road

3. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2014

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The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro is the fifth-generation model in the Camaro lineup. Some of the upgrades to the muscle car are better aerodynamics for more downforce and a stiffer suspension. The vehicle is track-oriented for a swift glide on and off the track. Not to forget its impressive torque and style.

Moreover, it also features enhanced performance capabilities owing to its carbon-ceramic brakes. This comes in handy when drifting or avoiding a collision that would cause massive damage to your car. 

Also, the Z/28 Camaro boasts a high speed of 177 miles per hour and an impressive acceleration of 0 to 60 in less than four seconds. The car is available for purchase after successfully completing Qualifier 1 in story mode. If you're playing online, you will need to complete 10 Tier A quests in a Chevrolet.

Tier: A+

Cost: $112,000

Handling: 20% Drift

Traction: Road

2. Ford GT 2017

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“If You Haven't Looked At Ford Lately, Look again.”  This is one of the fascinating taglines behind Ford's successful franchise, which also led to its inclusion in the Need for Speed: Unbound car lineup. The car is available for purchase after completing the 30 playlists under Tier S.

Moreover, the 2017 GT Ford is a mid-engine, second-generation exotic sports car with a stylish body and a majestic racing capacity. The vehicle also features a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine (EcoBoost) for advanced power and top speeds. 

Furthermore, when racing in the Ford GT, you get to hit a speed of 200 miles per hour in no time with an acceleration of zero to sixty in 2.8 seconds. 

Tier: S+

Cost: $342,500

Handling: 40% Drift

Traction: Road

1. Ford Mustang 1965

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Best believe, another Ford vehicle is making it to our list and ranks top in our list of the best drag cars in Need for Speed: Unbound. The muscle car is a top pick for car enthusiasts in the real world and virtually, too, for its thrilling speeds. Also, with an acceleration of 8.3 seconds and a top speed of 120 mph, the car handles well on the tracks and is ideal for drifting.

Customizing and upgrading this car will unleash more of the beast within. Moreover, the engine's roar is an orgasmic sound, especially after a nitrous boost. The vehicle is available for purchase in Week 1 under story mode. Alternatively, you will have to drift for 300 seconds while driving a Ford in online play mode. With its 20% drift handling, this will be as easy as pie. 

Tier: S+

Cost: $342,500

Handling: 20% Drift

Traction: Mixed

And there you have it: the five best drag race cars ranked in Need for Speed: Unbound. Do you agree with our rankings? Are there any more drag cars we should know about? Let us know down in the comments or over on our socials here.


Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.