Hardcore achievement in Forza Motorsport 2


Awarded to the single driver who wins the race with full Difficulty, including no Assists.

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How to unlock the Hardcore achievement

  • Raptor 2000Raptor 2000296,209
    27 Jan 2009 27 Jan 2009
    83 5 8
    You can get this really easily on the Nissan Speedway track. Its in the 350 hp Invitational in semi-pro i think. Go to set difficulty and just turn everything up. Then race. You only need to worry about the manual transmission. When the tachometer get close to the red part hit B.

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    WOODY2211Great, worked first time. How does this get negative votes?!?! There are some real dicks on this site sometimes!! Thank you.
    Posted by WOODY2211 on 27 Jul 12 at 10:01
    Y2Kasper10Must be within career only? Did it on exhibition but no luck. Couldn't adjust the difficulty either, only the Assists
    Posted by Y2Kasper10 on 10 Jan 19 at 19:29
    FaSCoRPDid it with the Shelby Series 1 on the 1st try. TY!
    Posted by FaSCoRP on 22 Jul 19 at 22:50
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  • Lo IngobernableLo Ingobernable263,054
    19 Jun 2009 22 Jun 2009
    20 5 4
    OK, once you get up to around Level 10, you'll have a decent enough car (I had a 69 Fairlady tuned to a P.I. of >900). This'll be more than enough. Turn all the diff. mods to maximum, then pick the first track in the Proving Grounds Japanese Series. It's a very easy track (2 laps of what's really a slightly more complex rectangle). Even if you don't race at speed (you only need to do the straights in third gear and the main corners in second), as long as you don't make any huge errors and drive off the track, you should beat them by a fair margin, as they're all C/D rated.
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    SpectreSubZeroWorked great. I used an R class Porche and got it on my first try!
    Posted by SpectreSubZero on 10 Sep 09 at 21:43
    HoffmanThose of you with the Major Nelson XBL car should have no problem with this one, since it has a PI of 998.
    Posted by Hoffman on 02 Nov 09 at 01:10
    Mickey BurnsThis is exactly how I did it ... except I was level 40 and used a 999 car. Rarely had to shift (up or down) and stayed pretty much in 3rd gear the whole race. Like you said, if you make no huge errors you will easily win.
    Posted by Mickey Burns on 30 Sep 10 at 02:17
  • DJ KroniikZDJ KroniikZ67,096
    23 Sep 2009 05 Jan 2012
    11 1 1
    This can be obtained very easily. All you need to do is take either an S, U, or R-Class vehicle and do one of the training races with them. All the cars are the lowest class in the game, so even if you mess up on a turn or braking or go out of control, it will be no problem to just get back on the track and catch up. I suggest doing this on one of the Proving Ground tracks that has the fewest turns.
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    StarshadeFPSVery first race in the game Euro-Champion. Took me 2 restarts.
    Posted by StarshadeFPS on 08 Jun 12 at 23:10
  • AndystructibleAndystructible384,992
    13 Jun 2012 13 Jun 2012
    12 4 1
    The easiest way to do this is:

    *1998 Nissan R390 (unlocked after the Semi-Pro - Nissan 350HP Invitational race).
    *Proving Grounds.
    *Asian Open.
    *Copperhead - Test Track Infield (first race).
    *Change Difficulty.
    *Suggested Line (Racing Line) - Off.
    *Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) - Off.
    *Traction (TCS) - Off.
    *Stability (STM) - Off.
    *Shifting - Manual.
    *A.I. Difficulty - Hard.

    This will unlocked both the Natural and Hardcore achievements.
  • TeddynavTeddynav279,984
    30 Sep 2016 30 Sep 2016
    2 0 0
    I just want to make a driving note for all that are struggling: When you are going to brake for turns, brake first and then shift down because if you don't, then the car will have smoke coming out of the back of your car and the other racers will pass you.
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