Need for Speed No Limits Rise of the Tiger update adds McLaren Speedtail

Criterion’s new Need for Speed is one of our most anticipated racing games of 2022. While we were expecting the next NFS to arrive in November, the latest rumour suggests it will be revealed earlier than expected, possibly in September or October this year.

If you can’t wait until then, the Need for Speed No Limits mobile game has received a substantial update to celebrate Lunar New Year, adding new cars and events.

New cars

As part of the Rise of the Tiger update, three new cars have been added to Need for Speed No Limits. Headlining the update is the spectacular 2020 McLaren Speedtail. Like the McLaren F1, the McLaren Speedtail features a central driving position and a three-seat layout.

Limited to just 106 examples in real life, the McLaren Speedtail produces 1,036 horsepower, enabling a top speed of 250 mph. That makes it the fastest McLaren road car ever made.

Need for Speed No Limits Year of the Tiger update Mclaren Speedtail 2
expand image
The McLaren Speedtail has a top speed of 250 mph

While it costs over £2 million in real life, you can earn the McLaren Speedtail in NFS No Limits by completing the Rise of the Tiger event open until 14 February. You'll also receive an exclusive Year of the Tiger Lunar New Year wrap for the 250-mph Hyper GT.

Other cars you can win in the Rise of the Tiger event include the 1977 Pontiac Firebird, earnable in the seven-day Crew Trials days event. Completing the seven-day Xtreme Racing Championship also hands you the keys to the 2021 Porsche 911 GT3.

In response to community feedback, the update also makes changes to the interface to improve the user experience. While Forza Street was shut down earlier this year, EA and developer Firemonkeys Studios still supports Need for Speed No Limits - this is the 50th update since the free-to-play mobile game launched in 2015.

You can find the full list of changes in the Need for Speed No Limits Rise of the Tiger update patch notes below.

Need for Speed No Limits Rise of the Tiger update patch notes

New Cars

2020 McLaren SpeedtailCar Class: Hyper

PR Level Max6-Star = 9787-Star = 10118-Star = 1050

Top StatsSpeed: 11,648Acceleration: 10,050Nitro: 10,849

Earnable in: Rise of the Tiger (7 day event)Starting Window: January 24th 17:00 PST - February 14th 17:00 PSTWitness the Rise of the Tiger for Lunar New Year and earn the McLaren Speedtail!

1977 Pontiac FirebirdCar Class: Muscle

PR Level Max4-Star = 5785-Star = 6286-Star = 654

Top StatsSpeed: 3,200Acceleration: 7,995Nitro: 5,877

Earnable in: Crew Trials: Pontiac Firebird (7 Day Event)Starting Window: January 30th 17:00 PST – February 21st 17:00 PSTThere's nothing like a bit of friendly competition - take up the challenge to earn the Pontiac Firebird in the all new Crew Trials!

2021 Porsche 911 GT3Car Class: Super

PR Level Max6-Star = 9347-Star = 9778-Star = 1017

Top StatsSpeed: 8,393Acceleration: 11,507Nitro: 10,447Earnable in XRC: Porsche 911 GT3 (7-day event).Starting Window: February 2nd 17:00 PST – February 28th 17:00 PSTYasmine awaits in the XRC with the Porsche 911 GT3. Do you have what it takes?

User Interface Additions and Improvements

We have continued to roll out our user interface changes to help address feedback and improve the player experience.

  • Improved Black Market and crate placement in the main menu.
  • When there is a limited time crate, the free crate is not hidden anymore in the main menu.
  • Simplified the bottom menu navigation buttons.
  • Main menu background now changes based on the update.
  • Made free crates to be visibly indicated.
  • Updated the Chop Shop Blueprints/Parts button.
  • Fixes for some text localisation issues on multiple screens.


Downtown Night

Start Date:

Monday, January 21st, 2022


BMW M4 F82, Lotus Evora GT430, Hennessey Exorcist Camaro


SRT Viper GTS, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series, Dodge Viper SRT10


Aston Martin Vulcan, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, McLaren Speedtail

Airport Day

Start Date:

Monday, February 7th, 2022


Dodge SRT8 Snoop Dogg, Ford Mustang S550, Chevrolet Camaro Gen5


McLaren 720S, McLaren Senna, McLaren Speedtail


Koenigsegg CCX, Koenigsegg One, Koenigsegg Regera

City Limits Day

Start Date:

Monday, February 14th, 2022


Aston Martin DB5, Ford Mustang MK1, Pontiac Firebird


Ferrari 458, Polestar 1, Lamborghini Huracan


Ferrari Fxxk Evo, Bugatti Chiron, Aston Martin Valkyrie

Seaside Night

Start Date:

Monday, February 21st, 2022


Nissan Fairlady 240ZG, Nissan Skyline 2000GTR, Pontiac Firebird


Pagani Zonda Cinque, Aston Martin One77, Lamborghini Centenario


McLaren P1, Lamborghini Essenza SCV12, Bugatti Divo

City Day

Start Date:

Monday, February 28th, 2022


Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Honda Civic TypeR, Honda NSX


Ferrari Enzo, Pagani Huayra, Porsche 911 GT3


Ferrari Laferrari, Koenigsegg Agera RS, Hennessey Venom F5

Desert Night

Start Date:

Monday, March 7th, 2022


Nissan Skyline 2000GTR, BMW M3 E36, Nissan 180sx


Dodge Charger Hellcat, Alfa Romeo 8C, Mercedes AMG SLK55


McLaren 600lt, Jaguar CX75, Porsche 911 GT3

Upcoming Promotions And Events

Double Rep PromotionDouble Rep Promotion | January 31st 00:00 UTC – February 2nd 00:00 UTCDouble Rep Promotion | February 21st 00:00 UTC – February 23rd 00:00 UTC

Tuner Trials All Access PassAll Access Tuner Trials | February 7th 00:00 UTC – February 8th 00:00 UTCAll Access Tuner Trials | February 28th 00:00 UTC – March 1st 00:00 UTC

Replay RacesHonda NSX | January 26th 00:00 UTC – January 27th 00:00 UTCMitsubishi Evolution X | January 27th 00:00 UTC – January 28th 00:00 UTCPorsche GT2 RS | January 31st 00:00 UTC – February 2nd 00:00 UTCDodge Viper SRT10 | February 2nd 00:00 UTC – February 3rd 00:00 UTCHennessey Exorcist Camaro | February 3rd 00:00 UTC – February 4th 00:00 UTCKoenigsegg Regera | February 7th 00:00 UTC – February 9th 00:00 UTCMcLaren Senna | February 9th 00:00 UTC - February 10th 00:00 UTCChevrolet Camaro Z/28 | February 10th 00:00 UTC - February 11th 00:00 UTCAston Martin Valkyrie | February 14th 00:00 UTC - February 16th 00:00 UTCLamborghini Huracan | February 16th 00:00 UTC - February 17th 00:00 UTCPontiac Firebird 1977 | February 17th 00:00 UTC - February 18th 00:00 UTCBugatti Divo | February 21st 00:00 UTC - February 23rd 00:00 UTCLamborghini Centenario | February 23rd 00:00 UTC - February 24th 00:00 UTCPontiac Firebird 1977 | February 24th 00:00 UTC - February 25th 00:00 UTCHennessey Venom F5 | February 28th 00:00 UTC – March 2nd 00:00 UTCEnzo Ferrari | March 2nd 00:00 UTC – March 3rd 00:00 UTCHonda NSX (1991) | March 3rd 00:00 UTC – March 4th 00:00 UTCPorsche 911 GT3 2021 | March 7th 00:00 UTC – March 8th 00:00 UTC

This Article's Topics

Explore new topics and discover content that's right for you!

Have an opinion on this article? We'd love to hear it!