Car Upgrades
Players can level up their cars with upgrades. Cars are valued by their class and rating. 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 max rating of 24,000. Max upgraded cars are referred to as 24K rated cars. The base car is Rookie Class and starts with Engine and Tires Level 0.
Upgrades in the game will be purchased using RIOT tokens. Prices will be quoted in USD. Even when the price of RIOT fluctuates, the cost of the upgrades will remain the same in USD.
Some upgrades require a car to have participated in a number of races before it can be purchased, this is referenced in the table below under # to Unlock. Upgrades must be purchased in order. You will not be able to buy an Engine Level 4 unless you have first purchased the upgrade levels below it.
Upgrade Type
Ratings Value
# to Unlock
Engine Level 0
50
-
Engine Level 1
240
10
Engine Level 2
3,600
50
Engine Level 3
6,000
200
Engine Level 4
12,000
300
Tires Level 0 (Standard)
50
-
Tires Level 1 (Medium)
240
10
Tires Level 2 (Soft)
1,800
50
Tires Level 3 (Extra Soft)
3,000
100
NOS System
2,160
100
Supercharger
1,920
300
Dual Exhaust
840
50
Drive Train
1,080
50
Performance Chip
3,000
400

How do upgrades impact a car's performance in a race?

There are two ways that car upgrades affect the outcome of races: Racing Strategy and Car Performance.
For example, in Racing Strategy, if the Race Conditions are sunny weather with a dry track, you will want to choose Tires Level 3 (Extra Soft) because they are the fastest in dry weather. If the conditions were wet and rainy, you will want to choose Tires Level 1, because they are the least soft and have tread.
For Car Performance, the sum of all of your car upgrades increases your total car rating and gives you a higher likelihood of winning. However, having the most upgraded car does not mean you will win every race. As the primary outcome of the race is the result of choosing the best Racing Strategy.
See Game Play to read more about Racing Strategy.
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