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Which starter junker should you choose in Need for Speed Unbound?

Is it a tough choice?

In Need for Speed Unbound, the first big decision that needs to be made is the starter junker. Drivers can choose from three classic cars, and pick one to begin the journey through Lakeside City. But which one should you choose? Not all of these cars are equal, as each has its own unique attributes. If you’re having trouble, we can help. Let’s go over our recommendations for how to start in Unbound.

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Before we go into recommendations, here’s a look at the three starter junkers:

Which is the best starter junker in Need for Speed Unbound?

Dodge Charger R/T (1969)

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  • Tier: A+
  • Handling: 40% Drift
  • Traction: RWD & Off-Road
  • Top Speed: 179 MPH
  • 0-60 MPH: 4.1 s
  • Horsepower: 667 bhp
  • Max Torque: 702 ft-lb
  • 1/4 mile: 12.0 s

Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary (1988)

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  • Tier: A+
  • Handling: 20% Drift
  • Traction: RWD & Road
  • Top Speed: 193 MPH
  • 0-60 MPH: 4.0 s
  • Horsepower: 492 bhp
  • Max Torque: 401 ft-lb
  • 1/4 mile: 12.1 s

Nissan Silvia K’s (1998)

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  • Tier: A+
  • Handling: 40% Drift
  • Traction: RWD & Off-Road
  • Top Speed: 195 MPH
  • 0-60 MPH: 4.3 s
  • Horsepower: 394 bhp
  • Max Torque: 342 ft-lb
  • 1/4 mile: 12.0 s

Which starter junker to use in NFS Unbound, and when?

While the Lambo may look appealing from the start, there are a few caution marks. While it is fast, it doesn’t have great off-road capabilities, nor does it have the best horsepower. Nonetheless, it is a solid option for going fast.

If you’re looking for a drifting machine, the Dodge Charger is a strong option. It has great horsepower and can drift very well. The one drawback of the Charger is that it has the worst Top Speed among the three.

To keep it simple, drifters can go with the Charger or the Nissan Silvia should one want some more speed. If you want to keep it clean and just ride, go with the Lambo.

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Chris Studley
Chris is a staff writer for Gamepur who lives on the East Coast of the U.S. Chris has covered sports games, including the Madden, FIFA, NHL, NBA 2K, and MLB The Show franchises, for Gamepur since 2020.