July 7, 2016 Update:  

Sorry to everyone who have left comments that I have not responded to.

The reason (beyond the obvious, i.e., family, day job, etc.) is I’ve been playing CSR2 a lot recently and have been unable (or uninspired) to spend much time playing the original CSR Racing.

Stay tuned however as I will be providing my detailed analysis on CSR2 along with a few tips to help you win more races, defeat crews and win BOSS cars (like the ones possibly stolen by the very rich, beautiful, and bitchy Ashliegh and her annoying Gold Rushers [pictured below]),  more cash, more gold, more prizes, and more respect. 

CSR2 Tier 2 boss of Gold Rushers Ashleigh Best car Ford RS 640

If you are currently playing CSR2 and you have not joined a crew please consider joining the ToeKeeOh Crew (only ten spots left) and I will share with you the secret to betting on and winning TRUE online races (with real people but not real money).


Here’s a list of the best CSR Racing cars in Tier 4 along with a few tips to help you win more races, more cash, more gold, more prizes, and more respect.  Lets start with the best (or, what is considered, the highest rated Tier 4 car).

Number 1.  Pagani Huayra

best Tier 4 Pagani Huayra_CSR RacingDescription = The CSR Racing Pagani Huayra is a Tier 4 non-PRO edition custom street racer that I’ve equipped with stage 5 upgrades. It has a rating of 643 (the stock version has the highest rating in the T4 dealership) and goes from 0 – 60 in 2.2 seconds with a top speed (as measured in the 1/2 mile Regulation Race) of 189.5 miles per hour. It’s pretty easy to master the perfect start and to collect perfect shift points after just a couple of practice runs in the 1/2 mile Regulation Race Mode. It has a 7 speed gear box so you can collect extra bonuses for good and perfect shifts. This is a reliable Tier 4 car to race your opponents in the Payback and 1/4 mile Regulation Modes but expect to lose most 1/2 mile races. It’s easy to hit the perfect start and the perfect shift points and it is amazingly fast out of the gate but it doesn’t have the spirit for the long haul and can be easily caught and horse collared down from behind. Here are the results of several different races in various race modes:

Regulation Race (1/2 mile Amateur) = Won $7,688
Regulation Race (1/4 mile Pro) = Won $8,883

Match Race (Easy) = Lost the race against a Tier 5 BMW and did not collect the $9,000 race prize
Match Race (Medium) = Lost the race against a Tier 5 Ferrari and did not collect the $11,000 race prize
Match Race (Hard) = Lost the race against a Tier 5 BMW and did not collect the $14,000 race prize

Multiplayer Tournament = I won two races — both of them very close — and by the third race, sure enough, I saw my opponent coming up from behind and the next thing I knew my streak was over. Even with the help of a full race team I doubt that I could win six in a row driving this car.

Race Your Friends = I just beat two of my friends in the Race Your Friends Mode.  Then I lost three in a row.  This car is a technological marvel created by true rocket scientists but it is NOT the best Tier 4 car in my garage — nor should it be considered the best in yours.

“What the Pagani lacks is the feral mechanical bray that has long been the battle cry of Italy and is still available from the Lamborghini Aventador’s 8000-rpm naturally aspirated V-12. Sure, in a tunnel you’ll scare the pants off any nearby Andean highlanders by sounding like their wind god, Huayra-tata, after stepping on a tack. But for the occupants, with the car’s intake ducts making obscene sucking noises just a few inches behind the cabin, it’s like being two boogers riding in a cheetah’s nostrils.” ~ Aaron Robinson — from the November 2012 issue of Car and Driver

Number 2.  Ferrari F430

0_Ferrari F430 collage_CSR Racing

Description = The Ferrari F430 is a Tier 4 non-PRO edition custom street racer equipped with stage 5 upgrades. It has a rating of 638 and goes from 0 – 60 in 2.5 seconds with a top speed (as measured in the 1/2 mile Regulation Race) of 200 miles per hour. It’s very easy to master the perfect start and to collect perfect shift points with a little practice. The F430 comes out of the gate quickly and never runs out of breath. Even if she falls behind a car with a higher rating she finds a way to catch up and finish strong. This car feels a lot like a Tier 5 car.

Here are the results of different races in various race modes:

Regulation Race (1/2 mile Amateur) = Won $7,584
Regulation Race (1/4 mile Pro) = Won $8,883

Match Race (Easy) = Won $12,877
Match Race (Medium) = Won $14,797
Match Race (Hard) = Won $18,086

Multiplayer Tournament = I won 60 races in a row against various online opponents. That’s 10 consecutive streaks. Many of the victories were against T5 cars rated as high as 705.  I am currently in the top 5% of the McLaren 650S Season. Here’s the strategy that I used to win this many races:

  1. Try to get the needle on the 7 for a perfect start
  2. Shift into 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th gear each time the shift light turns green
  3. Tap on the Nitro button
  4. Shift into 6th gear when the light turns green and watch your opponent fade away into the distance

And this is what a real one sounds like:

“On Tuesday, we posted an audio recording of a mystery car’s exhaust note. To hear it again, click play above. A metric ton of you got it right this time, although a lot of you thought it might have been the Scuderia variant—the recording was of the fabulous Ferrari F430. (Oh, F430, you are already dearly missed.) Like it? (If you don’t, you’re banned from ever entering Italy—effective immediately.) Download the MP3 and quiz your friends, make your own ringtone, or just lull yourself to sleep with sweet, sweet vehicular ear candy.” Source = http://blog.caranddriver.com/name-that-exhaust-note-episode-15/

Number 3.  Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren

0_Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren_CSR Racing

Description = The Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren is a Tier 4 PRO edition custom street racer equipped with stage 5 upgrades. It has a rating of 636 and goes from 0 – 60 in 2.5 seconds with a top speed (as measured in the 1/2 mile Regulation Race) of 190 miles per hour. These stats can be improved when you hire the Mechanic to tune your car or when you enlist the aide of the Race Team in Multiplayer Mode. It’s relatively easy to master the art of the perfect start and to collect perfect shift points with a little practice. The SLR McLaren was once my favorite Tier 4 car and I even used it to beat xyz, the xyz Crew Boss. That was when I didn’t know much about the Ferrari F430. The SLR won’t take you as far as the F430 in the Multiplayer Race Mode but it is quite adequate in Regulation Races and easy and medium level Match Races. Here are the results of different races in various race modes:

Regulation Race (1/4 mile Rookie) = Won $6,375
Regulation Race (1/2 mile Amateur) = Won $7,688
Regulation Race (1/4 mile Pro) = Won $9,012

Match Race (Easy) = Won $12,518
Match Race (Medium) = Won $14,578
Match Race (Hard) = LOST (consolation prize was approximatley $1,200)

Multiplayer Tournament = Since this is a PRO car I entered the PRO Club Multiplayer Race and won four in a row before losing to a T5 Ruf CTR3. I paid off the Blogger to get my streak re-instated and went on to win the rematch and the final two races. Thinking that maybe the PRO Club was too much of a challenge I entered the FREE Race the World Mode and lost my first race. I won the rematch (by a nose), and won the second and third races before losing the fourth race thus ending streak number two. My conclusion is this is NOT a good choice for Multiplayer Racing.

….more to come

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75 Responses to CSR Racing Tips Best Tier 4 Cars

  1. Eric says:

    There’s a better shift pattern for the F430. First, you get a perfect start, and then you shift up (immediately) twice to third gear. Make a perfect shift to 4th gear at the same time as you activate nitro. Attempt to make only perfect shifts from then on (although I believe it is impossible).

    • Roland Bonay says:

      Thanks Eric! I’m currently using the F430 in the International so I will give this a try and share my results.

      • Eric says:

        The perfect start is really important. I’ve found that the easiest way is to subdivide the countdown like this: 3 + 2 + 1 + (Go). (Each plus sign, pronounced “and”, is halfway between each number.) Press and hold the gas pedal until the last plus “and”, then release and you should get a perfect start.

  2. Harish says:

    Is slr maclaren good to buy for tier 4??

  3. Ankit says:

    Hey can Say me that in tier 4 any spefic round for a particular car 2015 CSR because in tier 3 there was mustangboss302 car specific n I bought mustang boss ka now I have to again buy mustangboss302 for that around if there is any specific round in tier 4 can u please say me 😊 Thanks

  4. MadCSR says:

    With the F430 is it possible to get a perfect shift on 2nd and 3rd both?
    1.6 million worth of trying and I can’t find it. If 2nd is perfect then 3rd is late. Or I can get a Good / Good on both, but never a Perfect / Perfect.

  5. William Smith says:

    What is the best T5 car you can currently buy for cash in CSR2?

  6. Jackman says:

    My favourite is the Alfa 8c because it is so fast and it easily beats Carlitos zr1 for boss car

  7. Imagine says:

    What car is better z4 or RUf for 1/4 & 2/4?

  8. Felipe Ramirez says:

    What is the best tune for the Camaro z28 on tier 4??

  9. Kabir says:

    Which car is better
    SLR McLaren
    Ferrari F430
    McLaren F1
    Pagani Huayra

  10. Jakman says:

    Hey I want to know which car should I buy the lotus evora of the mclaren f1 gtr because I’m looking forward to buying a more expensive car for t4

  11. Pablo Pilares says:

    I’ve saved 1.2M and I was wondering which one should I buy? Ferrari F430, McLaren F1 GTR or Pagani Huayra?

  12. henry nguyen says:

    plzzz help me i just beaten Alieda and i’m stuck on choosing a tier 4 car.

  13. Dana.hardaker says:

    How good is the Ford GT CSR because I have bought
    It a while ago and now just barely stock and I’m now worse ring if I wasted gold on it, feedback would be great. ..thanks

  14. The Wolverine III says:

    Please give us some more info… Cool thanks

  15. Alex says:

    SLR Mclaren or Ferrari?

  16. XXX says:

    Best cars in Tier 4 are Nissan GT-R, Ford GT, Audi R8 V10 FSI and SLR McLaren.
    Huayra and F430 are too expensive.

  17. gryan767 says:

    Just in case anyone is interested, when using the Pagani Zonda S 7.3(the prize car for getting 30 stars in Race Your Friends mode), I was able to beat Carlito and take his car. What makes this even better is the fact that I DID NOT( reapeat did not) have to use the machanic or even fully upgrade the car(nitrous stage 3, tires stage 4, and all others stage 5, which gives the car a rating of 645), and beating carlito was still relatively easy. This car is still the only tier 4 car I use because no matter which crew member(or even Carlito) challenges me in Payback mode, they are all really easy to beat. Just, you know, in case you want to save any money or gold for bigger, better, and faster opponets.

  18. 1337Pwnzor says:

    Is the ZR1 good enough for all-round use? And is it better than the Viper GTS?

    • Roland Bonay says:

      I’ll have to do some research to answer this. I seldom drive either one although I own both.

      • 1337Pwnzor says:

        Any results on the ZR1 vs SRT Viper? Much appreciated. Don’t have the 855k for the F430 right now XD but planning to make it my first T4 car.

        • Roland Bonay says:

          The ZR1 and SRT Viper are great cars but the F430 is so much better that I’d wait until I had enough to buy it.

          • 1337Pwnzor says:

            Oh. So the best thing to do is to save for the F430 then. Hmm, considering the benefit in multi, why not? Thanks Roland!
            Just curious, should I use gold for purchasing cars or not? Have 560 gold right now, just wondering.

          • Roland Bonay says:

            If you have that much gold it is wise to purchase cars especially when they are offered at a huge discount. I only have 10 gold which I use for emergency gas.

  19. Shawn Walinski says:

    One last question for you. Do you thing the f430 is still better than the F1 gtr. I’m so stuck in between the two cars.lastly thank you for your time.

    • Roland Bonay says:

      You’re welcome Shawn,

      Tough decision. The F1 does 0-60 in 2.18 secs and has a top speed of 156.130 mph in the 1/4 mile. The F430 does 0-60 in 2.55 secs and has a top speed of 167.5 in the 1/4 mile. Both cars are great and even though the F1 has a higher overall stage 5 rating (642 vs 638) I have to give the F430 the nod over the F1 because, although it doesn’t get off the line as quickly as the F1, it does much better down the stretch. I wish there was a way to race these two cars for as long as I like so I could make a better comparison. If you’re still stuck do what I did and get both.

  20. Shawn Walinski says:

    You say the F430 is the best online should I max it out completely?

  21. Jason says:

    Why is the Ferrari F430 2nd and not 1st? When I’m reading the descriptions it sounds like the F430 outclasses the Huayra.

  22. Ain'tNobody says:

    I bought and maxed the Huyra between yesterday and today and beat Luca in less than 3 hours (waiters included; he sucks). His Huyra looked so fancy but I feared that my best 9.3x wouldn’t do the trick without Mech (didn’t want to waste gold on a yellow Huyra, but still, I’d have taken for “free”). Mine is Blue, a nice color for Pagani cars whatsoe er, imo, and has the cat decal (sooo cute). But the Yellow with the Pirate thing looked cool, too. I missed Luca’s car and am feeling a bit bitter, I deseperately need something to use in Multiplayer that looks excellent and is not called LaFerrari.
    Straight to the point: Luca might call me for a rematch. What’s the PSP I should use to walk away with his Huyra?

  23. Matthew says:

    The Pagani Zonda should definitely be on this list, just beat my personal best time on Huayra with a 628 rating Zonda. I still got the F430 to buy lol, so hopefully that’ll be fun to play the payback events stuff.

    • Matthew says:

      I’ve only just finished the European section so I still got a long long way to go, and a lot of money to buy cars, but the three “free” cars I’m teally interested testing are the viper GT3, ford gt and the Mclaren F1, what do you think about those? I’ve noticed a lot of people have those cars in multiplayer, especially the copo and camaro GT3

      • Roland Bonay says:

        All 3 are must haves. I’m looking forward to getting the copo and the camaro GT3.

        • Matthew says:

          I have about $1.5 million at the moment, I was wondering for the uk section, which car would u suggest I pick first?

          • Roland Bonay says:

            I assume you are referring to the Spitfire crew…get yourself a McLaren F1 GTR and race Kirstie. Here’s a link where you’ll find the PSP for this wonderful car; http://retirehealthywealthyandwise.net/csr-racing-update-mclaren-f1-gtr

          • Matthew says:

            Cheers mate, just beat her. Time to spend another few million on cars and upgrades haha. Btw, I’ve been wondering for a while now, do you think the Audi R8 LMS ultra CSR is worth to get? I’ve noticed it’s the most expensive car here, but considering there are alot of other cars with higher rating, I wasn’t too sure if there just something good about this car, or if it was just out of date.

          • Roland Bonay says:

            I think it was just out of date…it’s been around since 2012 at least. Here’s a bit more info;

            Is the Audi R8 LMS Ultra CSR Worth 21 Million Dollars?

            I’ve been waiting about a year for my agent to make me a decent offer on the Audi R8 LMS Ultra CSR. Maybe it’s not going to happen. I think I test drove this car a couple of times but a couple of 1/4 mile races isn’t enough to pass judgment on this car. I know a guy who has one fully upgraded and his best 1/4 mile time is a fraction over 8 seconds (my best time is 7.15s although I can’t recall which car I drove). I also happen to own the non-CSR version of the R8 LMS Ultra which I won by collecting car pieces and have not upgraded. I’ll upgrade this car and see how it compares with the CSR version and then make my $21,000,000.00 decision.

    • Roland Bonay says:

      I agree and I will add the Pagani Zonda to this list. Thanks for your suggestion!

  24. Ain'tNobody says:

    I really like the Nissan GTR. I maxed it, it sits at 628. Its shifts are soo darn fast! I find it to be an alternative to the dominant Ferrari 430.
    There’s also the McLaren F1 GTR, I guess it’s kinds of good too, but I didn’t upgrade it to judge.
    Then there’s the Evora; I received it in Test Drive and in Daily Challenges a few times. It races like the Huyra, having an excellent speed at launch but then not keeping up the speed on the long haul.

    • Roland Bonay says:

      I’ve never driven the Nissan (except maybe in test drive and/or match race). The Mac F1 GTR is a must have as well as the Evora…not for everyday racing but for World Tour challenges that require those specific vehicles. Thanks for your comment!

    • Ain'tNobody says:

      In fact, forget the Nissan. It’s weak, I’m upset with it. I hired Mech to win my rematch versus Carlito and take his green corvette but I by a wide margin…
      The Jaguar looks good, I maxed it and it’s kinds of an alternative to the Huyra or the F430 you see everywhere.

  25. Piotr says:

    What’s your time for 1/4 mile in Ferrari F430 all uprade? I’m taking nitro little bit ealier in the middle of 4th shift and my best is 9’262

    • Roland Bonay says:

      I love the F430! Haven’t raced her in a while but I’ll look into it and get back to you ASAP.

    • Ain'tNobody says:

      You should try this:
      Perfect launch, then shift straight to fourth, then nitrous with perfect five and six. I once went as a low as 9.204 without mech using this.

      • ezhao02 says:

        My best was below 9.2 using perfect launch, then shift straight to third, then nitro with perfect 4th and perfect shifts for the last two. I did not use the mechanic.

  26. Lucas Anjos says:

    What is the best car for the multiplayer in tier 4?
    What is the best car to face carlito team and him?

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