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Introduction

The Crew features 17 cars that can be equipped with a “street” spec. Which of these cars is the best? Obviously this will be hard because all cars have pro’s and con’s and there are a lot of different tracks. But let’s try to find out!

All cars in this test have been equipped with Level 40 bronze performance parts (a tuner level 40 starter kit). Furthermore all performance enhancing perks were enabled (handling, braking, top speed, acceleration). These two factors combined make sure all cars have an identical performance rating of level 749.

The Crew’s Best Street Spec Car on Paper

The following table displays all raw values as displayed in The Crew on 19 January 2015. All stats were archived on screenshots.

Verified Stats @ level 749 acc speed grip brake Power Torque Weight
Ford Focus RS 2010 6712 5694 5613 6961 389 610 1355
2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 6912 5696 4907 6901 616 781 1940
BMW Z4 sDrive35is 2011 6969 5690 5242 6896 434 554 1469
Ford Mustang GT 2011 6869 5695 5535 6869 459 619 1491
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 392 7059 5699 5233 7042 516 737 1581
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6943 5694 5172 6822 485 694 1593
2013 Nissan 370Z (Z34) 6927 5695 5096 6903 426 553 1338
Mini Cooper S 2010 6916 5692 5473 6869 355 475 1104
Volkswagen Golf GTI 6794 5701 5650 6902 355 526 1261
2013 Chrystler 300 SRT8 7006 5694 5121 6822 603 818 1817
2015 Ford Mustang GT Fastback 6878 5699 4910 6823 462 623 1460
1967 Shelby GT 500 7011 5697 4924 7056 437 706 1395
2012 Dodge Charger SRT-8 6949 5695 5137 6848 523 737 1760
1969 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi 7052 5693 4847 6878 518 816 1635
Nissan Skyline GR-R (R34) 6854 5695 5480 6912 451 490 1406
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 2010 7091 5693 5245 6928 834 1087 2226
Chevrolet Camero RS 1969 7059 5693 5312 6854 432 684 1291

Real World Testing in The Crew

It is good to know how the stats of the different street specs compare, but how does this translate in performance? The only way to know for sure is “real world” testing.

Top speed methodology: Accelerating across the salt flats until the approximate top speed is achieved. After that point no more nitrous was used and we let the car stabilize at its natural top speed. The delta row shows the difference between the highest value.

Acceleration methodology: Acceleration was tested at Speed Skill 83 at the Bonneville Salt Flats (Mountain States). All cars were “launched” while depleting their full nitrous charge. No further nitrous was used to complete the challenge.  The nitrous button was held down before accelerating to ensure identical starts. By using the map to fast travel on the Speed Skill itself we can be sure the car always started on the exact same spot. The delta row shows the difference between the highest value.

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This Mini Cooper is scoring a platinum medal while using nitrous only at the start, impressive!

The Real World data

Custom tests Top speed delta Acceleration delta
Ford Focus RS 2010 280 -2 7257 -502
2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 277 -5 7527 -232
BMW Z4 sDrive35is 2011 281 -1 7500 -259
Ford Mustang GT 2011 280 -2 7436 -323
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 392 280 -2 7538 -221
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 281 -1 7503 -256
2013 Nissan 370Z (Z34) 282 0 7493 -266
Mini Cooper S 2010 280 -2 7759 0
Volkswagen Golf GTI 281 -1 7417 -342
2013 Chrystler 300 SRT8 282 0 7589 -170
2015 Ford Mustang GT Fastback 277 -5 7535 -224
1967 Shelby GT 500 280 -2 7491 -268
2012 Dodge Charger SRT-8 279 -3 7483 -276
1969 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi 271 -11 7597 -162
Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) 282 0 7655 -104
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 2010 277 -5 7744 -15
Chevrolet Camero RS 1969 277 -5 7558 -201

 Which of these cars should not be used for competitive racing?

Some cars are troublesome and disqualify themselves based on acceleration test:

  • Ford Focus RS 2010
  • Ford Mustang GT
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI

If we look at top speeds then the following cars are lagging behind:

  • Grand Cherokee SRT 8
  • Ford Mustang GT Fastback
  • Dodge Charger R/T Hemi
  • Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 2010
  • Chevrolet Camaro RS 1969

Note that the Ford Focus RS 2010 seems to be quite popular in PvP. It is possible its superior grip makes up for the slower acceleration. Further testing (e.g. track times) will be needed to confirm this.

What is the best Street Spec car?

The Mini Cooper S has the best acceleration of all street spec cars. The Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) is not far behind with a difference of 15 points. The Crysler 300 SRT 8, Dodge Charger SRT-8 and Chevrolet Camaro RS 1969 all perform reasonably well.

If we look at top speeds then three cars are identical; The Nissan Skyline GT-R, Mini Cooper S and the Nissan 370Z.

If we combine the test scores of acceleration and top speed  then two winners emerge;

Mini Cooper S: has the best acceleration but lacks 2 KM/h on top speed.
Nissan Skyline GT-R: has the best top speed but is behind 15 points on acceleration.

Further testing?

Obviously there is room for additional testing. All these cars should be tested on a repeatable track so that the true effect of handling can be taking into account. This guide already took a lot of effort (and bucks), but it is planned for a future update :)!

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Comments:

  • Cesar

    The graphs were really hard to understand for someone who is not very knowledgeable what all that means but thanks