|Cheat: 10K Booster
At the title screen, press DOWN, UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, SQUARE, TRIANGLE.
|Cheat: Avoid flipping
When you are about to flip, hit the nitrous. It will stabilize your car and you will not flip.
|Cheat: Avoiding police
When the police are looking for you but have not yet found you (when the map blinks red), back up against a wall. The cops will go past, but will not catch or see you. They will then drive away.
Successfully complete the indicated area in the listed career to unlock the corresponding car:
Car - Career - Area
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - Exotic - Shady Pine
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - Muscle - Canmor Downs
Dodge Charger SRT-8 - Muscle - Mason District
Dodge Viper SRT-10 - Muscle - Neon Mile
Dodge Viper SRT-10 - Tuner - Shady Pine
Ford GT - Exotic - Starlight Strip
Ford GT - Muscle - Silverton Refinery
Ford GT - Tuner - Infinity Park
Ford Mustang GT - Muscle - Kempton Holdings
Ford Mustang GT - Tuner - The Projects
Ford Musting GT - Exotic - Kempton Holdings
Ford Shelby GT500 - Muscle - Diamond Hills
Lamborghini Gallardo - Exotic - Diamond Hills
Lotus Elise - Exotic - Ocean View
Lotus Elise - Muscle - Hills Borough
Lotus Elise - Tuner - South Fortuna
Mercedes SL65 AMG - Exotic - Morgan Beach
Mercedes SLR McLaren - Exotic - Neon Mile
Mercedes SLR McLaren - Muscle - Infinity Park
Mercedes SLR McLaren - Tuner - Silverton Refinery
Mitsubishi Eclipse GT - Exotic - Old Quarter
Mitsubishi Eclipse GT - Muscle - Kings Park
Mitsubishi Eclipse GT - Tuner - Old Quarter
Nissan 350Z - Tuner - Diamond Hills
Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - Tuner - Canmor Downs
Plymouth Barracuda - Muscle - Starlight Strip
Porsche Carerra GT - Exotic - Canmor Downs
Porsche Cayman S - Exotic - Mason District
Porsche Cayman S - Muscle - South Fortuna
Porsche Cayman S - Tuner - Hills Borough
Renault Clio V6 - Exotic - Historic Chinatown
Renault Clio V6 - Muscle - Old Quarter
Renault Clio V6 - Tuner - Fortuna Heights
Subaru Impreza WRX STi - Exotic - Silverton Refinery
Subaru Impreza WRX STi - Tuner - Starlight Strip
Toyota Supra - Exotic - Infinity Park
Toyota Supra - Muscle - Shady Pine
Toyota Supra - Tuner - Neon Mile
Vauxhall Monaro VXR Exotic - The Projects
Vauxhall Monaro VXR Muscle - Fortuna Heights
Vauxhall Monaro VXR Tuner - Kempton Holdings
Volkswagen Golf R32 Tuner - Morgan Beach
|Cheat: Collectors Edition cars
Successfully complete the indicated event(s) in the Challenge Series to unlock the corresponding car:
Aston Martin DB9 (Exotic): Defeat Wolf in Boss Battle mode.
Dodge Charger RT Classic (Muscle): Defeat the 21st Muscle Car Gang.
Jaguar XK 2007 (Exotic): Successfully complete all three Turf War races.
Mazda RX7 (Tuner): Defeat Kenji in Boss Battle mode.
Nissan 240SX (Tuner): Successfully complete all three Checkpoint challenges.
|Cheat: Crew members
Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding crew member:
Sal: Joins after four to six races.
Yumi: Joins after defeating Kenji/Bushido.
Colin: Joins after defeating Wolf/TFK.
Samson: Joins after defeating Angie/21st Street.
Nikki: Joins after defeating all three beginning Bosses.
|Cheat: Easier Speedtrap races
Activate your Blocker/Brawler before the race. While racing and coming up towards a speed trap, stop your Blocker/Brawler. Your Blocker/Brawler will stop, crash the other car(s), and drastically slow down their time. Remember that the peak Blocker/Brawler moment is just before the speed trap.
|Cheat: Easy money
Once you have completed Career mode, set Samson as your wingman with Neville also in your crew. You can repeat any races you have already completed in which a wingman is used and recieve $750 for each race completed instead of the $500 without. This can also be used on first time races for maximum cash output.
|Cheat: Easy wins
Enable the "Infinite nitrous" and "Infinite SpeedBreaker" codes. Keep using SpeedBreaker and nitrous through the entire race. This will make it an unfair slow motion race, which is very long but a sure win. To boost the effects, enable the "Infinite crew charge" code as well and have a drafter as active. Then, use your drafter during the entire race. It is faster, but still painfully long. Note: This cannot be used in Quick Race, Challenge Series, or Canyon Duels.
In races where crew members are used, use a scout (Yumi if possible). If you do not win the race, your scout usually will.
In Career mode, choose the Exotic class. When you get to the Stacked Deck level, get a Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Neville, Colin, and Nikki should still have exotic cars. Choose one of them and do any race where you can use your wingman. You should get an easy win.
|Cheat: Eleanor (Gone In 60 Seconds) custom car
To create the car from Gone In 60 Seconds, Eleanor, start a Muscle Car Career mode. After you complete the first three territories (Kempton, Downtown, and Fortuna), a new territory will be unlocked. In this territory, win two races in the area to the far left (Silverton) to unlock the "67' Shelby GT 500". After you get the car for $108,000, return to your safe house and select "Customization". Then, choose "Aftermarket" and use the following customizations:
Body Kits: Body Kit # 2
Wheels: American Racing Shelby Razor
Paint: Candy Red section top row, last box to the right (silver)
Vinyls: Stock; edit color to black
Wheel Paint: Chrome, in the red section, seventh row down last color to the right
Window tint: Light black
|Cheat: Extra money
At the title screen, press Down, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Square, Triangle to get an extra $10,000 in Career mode. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.
|Cheat: Free performance parts
Go into "My Crew" then choose a crew member. Select the "View Car" option, then customize it. You can paint it whatever color desired, and because your crew members cars are not tuned you can buy them performance parts for free.
|Cheat: Getting away from police
Press Square to activate Speed Breaker. While in Speed Breaker, press X (Hand Brake) to do a wicked turn-around. Use NOS while accelerating out of the turn-around to gain quick distance between you and the cops.
|Cheat: Infinite crew charge
At the title screen, press Down, Up(2), Right, Left(2), Right, Square. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.
|Cheat: Infinite nitrous
At the title screen, press Left, Up, Left, Down, Left, Down, Right, Square. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.
|Cheat: Infinite SpeedBreaker
At the title screen, press Down, Right(2), Left, Right, Up, Down, Square. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.
|Cheat: Need For Speed Carbon Logo Vinyls
At the title screen, press Right, Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Square to unlock the Need For Speed Carbon Logo Vinyls. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.
|Cheat: Need For Speed Carbon Special Logo Vinyls
At the title screen, press Up(2), Down(4), Up, Square to unlock the Need For Speed Carbon Special Logo Vinyls. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.
Successfully complete the indicated area in the listed career to unlock the corresponding part package:
Part - Career - Area
Brakes - Tier 1 Pro - Tuner - Billings District
Brakes - Tier 1 Street - Exotic - Hills Borough
Brakes - Tier 2 Pro - Exotic - Billings District
Brakes - Tier 2 Pro - Muscle - Billings District
Brakes - Tier 2 Pro - Tuner - Ocean View
Engine - Tier 1 Pro - Muscle - Morgan Beach
Engine - Tier 1 Pro - Tuner - Historic Chinatown
Engine - Tier 1 Street - Muscle - The Projects
Engine - Tier 1 Street - Tuner - Kings Park
Engine - Tier 2 Pro - Muscle - Palmont University
Engine - Tier 2 Street - Exotic - Eskuri Plaza
Engine - Tier 2 Street - Tuner - Newport Industrial Park
Suspension - Tier 2 Pro - Exotic - Kings Park
Suspension - Tier 2 Pro - Tuner - Eskuri Plaza
Transmission - Tier 1 Pro - Muscle - Eskuri Plaza
Transmission - Tier 1 Street - Exotic - South Fortuna
Transmission - Tier 1 Street - Muscle - Newport Industrial Park
Transmission - Tier 1 Street - Tuner - Mason District
Transmission - Tier 2 Pro - Exotic - Newport Industrial Park
Transmission - Tier 2 Pro - Muscle - Ocean View
Transmission - Tier 2 Pro - Tuner - Palmont University
Turbo - Tier 1 Pro - Exotic - Palmont University
Turbo - Tier 1 Street - Exotic - Fortuna Heights
Turbo - Tier 2 Pro - Muscle - Historic Chinatown