Car Upgrades
Cars are valued by their class and by their rating; and players can level up their car's rating with upgrades. A car's rating is made up of the sum of all of its upgrades. Each car has a beginning rating of 100 and a maximum rating of 24,000. Fully upgraded cars are referred to as "24K Rated" cars.
The baseline rating for all cars is 100, since all cars start off with Engine and Brakes Level 0. A higher car rating will give you an improved likelihood of winning. However, having the most upgraded car does not mean you will win every race, since the primary outcome of the race is the result of choosing the best Racing Strategy.

Purchasing Upgrades

Players can purchase upgrades for their cars by visiting the Mechanic Shop section from the My Account menu. From there, players can select which of their cars they want to upgrade and then select which upgrade they want to add. Upgrades are bought with RIOT and USDC, with some of the first upgrade levels purchasable in all RIOT.
Upgrades must be purchased in order. For example, you will only be able to buy the Engine Level 4 upgrade after first purchasing the Engine Levels 1, 2, and 3 upgrades. Some upgrades will require a car to have gained a certain number of Experience Points (XP) before they can be purchased. XP is earned by racing, and the Earned XP requirements shown in the below tables are for earned XP above the default Factory Class XP for that car. [Note: XP requirements for upgrades will not be in the first release, but will be added in later.]

Upgrades Available

Engine Upgrades

Upgrade Type
Ratings Value
Earned XP to Unlock
Engine Level 0
50
-
Engine Level 1
100
-
Engine Level 2
100
0.5 XP
Engine Level 3
200
1 XP
Engine Level 4
200
2 XP
Engine Level 5
300
3 XP
Engine Level 6
300
4 XP
Engine Level 7
300
5 XP
Engine Level 8
300
6 XP
Engine Level 9
300
7 XP
Engine Level 10
400
8 XP
Engine Level 11
400
10 XP
Engine Level 12
400
12 XP
Engine Level 13
400
14 XP
Engine Level 14
400
16 XP
Engine Level 15
400
18 XP
Engine Level 16
400
20 XP
Engine Level 17
500
25 XP
Engine Level 18
500
30 XP
Engine Level 19
500
35 XP

Brakes Upgrades

Upgrade Type
Ratings Value
Earned XP to Unlock
Brakes Level 0
50
-
Brakes Level 1
100
-
Brakes Level 2
100
0.5 XP
Brakes Level 3
100
1 XP
Brakes Level 4
100
2 XP
Brakes Level 5
100
3 XP
Brakes Level 6
100
4 XP
Brakes Level 7
100
5 XP
Brakes Level 8
200
6 XP
Brakes Level 9
200
7 XP
Brakes Level 10
200
8 XP
Brakes Level 11
200
10 XP
Brakes Level 12
300
12 XP
Brakes Level 13
300
14 XP
Brakes Level 14
300
16 XP
Brakes Level 15
300
18 XP
Brakes Level 16
300
20 XP
Brakes Level 17
300
25 XP
Brakes Level 18
400
30 XP
Brakes Level 19
400
35 XP

NOS System Upgrades

Upgrade Type
Ratings Value
Earned XP to Unlock
NOS Level 1
100
1 XP
NOS Level 2
100
2 XP
NOS Level 3
200
3 XP
NOS Level 4
200
4 XP
NOS Level 5
200
5 XP
NOS Level 6
300
7 XP
NOS Level 7
300
9 XP
NOS Level 8
400
12 XP
NOS Level 9
400
15 XP
NOS Level 10
400
20 XP

Supercharger Upgrades

Upgrade Type
Ratings Value
Earned XP to Unlock
Supercharger Level 1
100
1 XP
Supercharger Level 2
100
2 XP
Supercharger Level 3
200
3 XP
Supercharger Level 4
200
4 XP
Supercharger Level 5
200
5 XP
Supercharger Level 6
300
7 XP
Supercharger Level 7
300
9 XP
Supercharger Level 8
400
12 XP
Supercharger Level 9
400
15 XP
Supercharger Level 10
400
20 XP

Exhaust Upgrades

Upgrade Type
Ratings Value
Earned XP to Unlock
Exhaust Level 1
100
1 XP
Exhaust Level 2
100
2 XP
Exhaust Level 3
200
3 XP
Exhaust Level 4
200
4 XP
Exhaust Level 5
200
5 XP
Exhaust Level 6
300
7 XP
Exhaust Level 7
300
9 XP
Exhaust Level 8
400
12 XP
Exhaust Level 9
400
15 XP
Exhaust Level 10
400
20 XP

Drivetrain Upgrades

Upgrade Type
Ratings Value
Earned XP to Unlock
Drivetrain Level 1
100
1 XP
Drivetrain Level 2
100
2 XP
Drivetrain Level 3
200
3 XP
Drivetrain Level 4
200
4 XP
Drivetrain Level 5
200
5 XP
Drivetrain Level 6
300
7 XP
Drivetrain Level 7
300
9 XP
Drivetrain Level 8
400
12 XP
Drivetrain Level 9
400
15 XP
Drivetrain Level 10
400
20 XP

Performance Chip Upgrades

Upgrade Type
Ratings Value
Earned XP to Unlock
Performance Chip Level 1
100
1 XP
Performance Chip Level 2
100
2 XP
Performance Chip Level 3
200
3 XP
Performance Chip Level 4
200
4 XP
Performance Chip Level 5
200
5 XP
Performance Chip Level 6
300
7 XP
Performance Chip Level 7
300
9 XP
Performance Chip Level 8
400
12 XP
Performance Chip Level 9
400
15 XP
Performance Chip Level 10
400
20 XP