Supercharged achievement in Mafia: Definitive Edition


Win the race

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How to unlock the Supercharged achievement

  • PBreezeyPBreezey161,044
    25 Sep 2020 25 Sep 2020 27 Sep 2020
    3 0 13
    This achievement is obtainable in Chapter 5 "Fair Play." In Chapter 5, you can also earn:
    Mafia: Definitive EditionNeighborhood HeroThe Neighborhood Hero achievement in Mafia: Definitive Edition worth 16 pointsComplete "Fair Play"
    Mafia: Definitive EditionSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Mafia: Definitive Edition worth 23 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

    NOT CLASSY is missable!

    To earn Supercharged, you have to win the race after you
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    The race is extremely difficult. The race cars don't handle well, are difficult to break and it's very easy to get spun out from other drivers or from hitting a wall. There is no definitive guide to getting this achievement, but here are some tips:

    1. I believe the race scales with difficulty. I was trying to complete the race on Classic difficulty so that I could obtain the Made Man achievement. I, no joke, spent 3.5 hours trying the race and the best I could finish was 4th. I dropped the difficulty down to Medium difficulty and won the race on my first attempt. I didn't do anything differently in my racing style or tactics, so my only assumption is that the race difficulty does scale.
    2. There are three different ways you can brake while driving: cn_LT is the normal brake, cn_B is the handbrake and cn_back will enable the Speed Limiter which automatically slows you down. Multiple other sources claim that using the speed limiter is the best way to have a controlled slow down, but I still found it to be very difficult. The best thing to do, in my opinion, is to try to avoid braking at all and instead focus on trying to let off the gas pedal while going around corners instead of using any of the three braking methods, except when you have to which brings us to...
    3. The three most difficult parts of the race are: (a) turn 1 - the hairpin, (b) turn 5 - a sharp left turn after climbing uphill, and (c) the S curve following turn 5. For turn 1 and turn 5, I recommend doing a long break using cn_LT before actually reaching the turns and going through them very slowly. The AI will also slow way down for both of these, so you don't have too much to worry about losing your place. For the S, if you hit the grass ramp on the right side of the curve you will go airborne and most likely crash. You need to ensure you cut right through the middle of the S - you can let your left wheels and then right wheels off road just a little bit, but not too much.
    4. There are 3 crashes that the AI racers will suffer during the race: (a) in Lap 1, on turn 4, one car will crash into the wall, (b) in Lap 2, one car will hit the grass ramp in the S curve and go airborne and crash and (c) in Lap 3, depending on your position there may be a crash on turn 8 (the final large turn before the finish line). You can use these to your advantage, but also make sure if you are not in 1st place going into turn 8 on the 3rd lap that you go very high on the turn to avoid the crash.
    5. Just try to tackle the race like you would any other race in any other game. Go into most turns wide and try to cut sharp against the actual curve. Use your car to block other cars from passing you. And don't get frustrated - I definitely did and it was getting to me.
    6. If you have to restart the race, you can hit cn_start and skip the cutscene to save yourself some time on each run.

    Here is a good article from Gamerant, which also includes a great video guide from YouTuber Astewir:

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    xHybrid ShadowxIf it happens to anyone else, it unlocked the 2nd time I beat it so just replay the chapter.
    Posted by xHybrid Shadowx on 13 Oct at 12:30
    DmbledoreThe secret to winning this race is the A button. When you turn, say you turn left, and tap the A button, the back of your car rotates right. What this does is straighten your car in the direction you turned. So doing this for your turns will prevent you from wiping out. Sometimes you may need to tap A more than once. As you attempt this you will learn when you need to tap A more than once.

    Also, drive in the grassy areas. You'll be amazed how many cars you will overtake, especially in the beginning. Beating this on Classic difficulty will be a cake. I was able to take the lead before the end of the first lap and kept it until the end.
    Posted by Dmbledore on 01 Nov at 23:04
    Nathan6260Finally got this after 30+ tries, Only advise I can give is take it slow around the corners and same as mentioned by others use A if you think you are going off course or into the wall
    Posted by Nathan6260 on 25 Nov at 22:46
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  • Tell U HwhatTell U Hwhat171,934
    25 Sep 2020 25 Sep 2020 25 Sep 2020
    0 2 2
    Classic race ai, idk other difficulties but follow this

    (Turns slowly gas and turn don’t mash the trigger)

    Lap 1 : get to at least top 8 and watch the racers crash at 4th turn stay low and cut the turns
    (cause ai slow down and keep you from passing)

    Lap 2: get to top 4 and watch all top 3 crash from the driver flying in air after the 5th turn stay to the right

    Lap 3: don’t fuck up and try to keep the ai from passing , on last turn go high at the end

    Took me 4 times, just keep retrying and you will get it (take your time)
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    The Fallen SkyMaybe this is basic but I realized that you can skip the cutscene by pressing start while restarting.
    Posted by The Fallen Sky on 25 Sep at 16:32
    HQAZEIf you do it wright, you can take 2nd/1st place in the first round.. the "key" is the first corner.. make sure you are between the 6-8 position.. and don't give gas in corners.. to make more speed.. and use the limiter in the first corner and in the sharp one..and also make use of the grass on the right side..
    It took me like 50/+ try's.. (5H later..)
    Posted by HQAZE on 26 Sep at 08:04
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