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CSR2 Los Derivas ShowDown (Season #111) Tips + Tune & Shift Pattern

ShowDown is the latest new game mode in CSR2 and you can win some nice prizes there if you use the right strategy.

With every ShowDown Event, I will post here how the eligible cars will perform and which one you should use.

In the second part of this guide you will find some additional tips for ShowDown in general

Champions ShowDown (September 23rd, 2020)

If you have the Season Prize car, the Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) from the previous season, you will have the best car to have. Final times are completely determined by Tiers in this ShowDown so using a higher tier car is always better, even though you very likely have the ACS4 or the Supra GR or even the 718 Boxter Spyder from Prestige Cups.

Tier Time Stage 6 Time Stage 5 Tune & Shift
Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) 5 7.872 Nitro: 197/6.3

FD: 2.78

Tires: 0/100

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe 5 8.08 Nitro: 377/5.6

FD: 2.05

Tires: 0/100

Lamborghini Aventador Coupe 5 9.468 Click here
McLaren 650S 5 9.538 12.306 Click here
Ferrari 488 Spider 5 9.623 11.299 Click here
Bentley Continental GT Speed 5 9.641 12.248 Click here
BMW M4 GTS 4 11.68 13.388 Click here
BMW ACS4 3 7.726 9.279 Click here
Vorsteiner Cayman GT4 V-CS 3 7.932 9.151 Click here
BMW M2 Competition 3 7.955 9.12 Click here
Toyota Supra GR 3 7.958 8.719 Click here
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible 3 8.002 9.411 Click here
Porsche Cayman GT4 ‘Salzburg’ 3 8.006 9.528 Click here
Porsche Cayman GT4 3 8.048 10.276 Click here
Porsche 718 Boxter Spyder 3 8.149 9.597 Click here
BMW ACS2 Sport 3 8.181 9.312 Click here
Ferrari California 3 8.276 9.103 Click here
BMW M4 Coupe 3 8.429 9.658 Click here

Please mind that T3 cars show half mile times, still a solid indicator about car final times

Elite ShowDown (September 18th, 2020)

Tier EC 0 EC 50 Tune & Shift Pattern
Cadillac CTS-V 4 11.395 10.431 Click here
Dodge Viper GTS 4 14.001 10.81 Click here
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4 12.017 11.472 Click here
Chevrolet Camaro SS 3 13.213 12.238 Click here
LocalMotors Rally Fighter 3 12.786 12.334 Click here
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 3 12.582 Click here
Ford Mustang GT Premium 3 12.659 Click here

Los Derivas ShowDown (September 17th, 2020)

Tier Best Time Tune & Shift Pattern
Rides by Kam Challenger ‘Havoc’ 5 6.848 Nitro: 188/4.0 | FD: 2.34 | Tires: 0/100
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE NASCAR 5 6.959 Nitro: 278/6.5 | FD: 2.00 | Tires: 0/100
Ring Brothers ‘Valkyria’ 5 7.011 Nitro: 314/5.6 | FD: 2.00 | Tires: 0/100
Chevrolet Camaro C8.R 5 7.074 Nitro: 200/6.5 | FD: 2.00 | Tires: 0/100
Dutchboys Hotrods Camaro 5 7.31 Nitro: 188/5.0 | FD: 2.23 | Tires: 0/100
Weaver Customs Model A ‘Twisted Mistress’ 5 7.312 Click here
Shelby Super Snake 5 7.452 Nitro: 449/5.5 | FD: 2.24 | Tires: 0/100
Ford Mustang ’10th Anniversary Edition RTR’ Spec 5 5 7.547 Click here
Chevrolet 2020 Corvette Stingray 4 9.989 Click here
Dodge Viper GTS 4 10.81 Click here
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4 11.472 Click here
Chevrolet Camaro SS 3 12.238 Click here
LocalMotors Rally Fighter 3 12.334 Click here
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 3 12.582 Click here
Ford Mustang GT Premium 3 12.659 Click here

Baltimore ShowDown (July 10th, 2020)

Here are the available cars for the upcoming ShowDown and I think it will be helpful for you to not only see how they perform, you can also pick your cars here and see which one is worth using (and maybe upgrading).

Car Tier Max Time S5 Time Tune & Shift Pattern
Plymouth Garret’s Rod Shop Barracuda ‘Hemi-S’ 5 7.336 Nitro: 235/5.0 | FD: 2.18 | Tires: 0/100
Chevrolet C10 ‘Tiffany’ 5 7.581 10.044 Click here
Quintin Brothers Camaro 5 7.597 10.440 Click here
Ford GT ‘Heritage Edition’ 5 8.821 Nitro: 590/6.1 | FD: 2.92 | Tires: 0/100
Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition 5 8.888 Nitro: 448/5.5 | FD: 2.57 | Tires: 11/89
Ford GT (EC 0) 5 9.016 10.898 Click here
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 4 10.485 Nitro: 442/4.8 | FD: 3.46 | Tires: 0/100
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (EC 0) 4 12.017 13.822 Click here
LocalMotors Rally Fighter (EC 0) 3 8.314* 9.061 Click here
Chevrolet Camaro SS (EC 0) 3 8.483* 10.580 Click here
Ford Mustang GT Premium (EC 0) 3 8.611* 10.464 Click here
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 3 8.658* 10.448 Click here

*Please mind this table is extracted from the full tunes and times table, so T3 cars have only 1/4 mile times here. Still, it will give you an indicator of how well a car performs:

Tip To Win More In ShowDown In CSR2

ShowDown Events work different from normal Live Races in CSR2 and I want to give you some insights that will help you understand how you can do better, even if you have one of the slower cars.

ShowDown Matchmaking

Matchmaking in ShowDown is pretty easy – you will get matched against a player that has the same amount of trophies as you.

This is important to understand because right after the start you will also see people with a lot faster cars racing against you, simply due to the fact that they haven’t gotten the chance to get more trophies so far. As time goes by the faster cars will be higher and the slower cars lower.

So, the best strategy to actually do ShowDown races will be in the later days of the ShowDown Event and not right at the start, because that’s the time when it becomes easier. The longer a ShowDown Event lasts the easier you can do that. Some last 2 days (which is not much time for the faster cars to move up in trophies) and some do 7 days (where you have at least 3-4 days left with the harder opponents out of your sight).

showdown map

Winning/Losing Streaks

There are people that swear this happens but there’s no hard evidence for an algorithm that will send you on a losing streak against someone with a faster car once you’ve won a couple of races in a row.

Why am I writing this then? Well, there have been some strategies to only do 2-3 races every hour and then stop to prevent this. I personally never do this and use all my attempts I have to get the best result possible and I also don’t recommend you to waste time not using all your races.

The more races you do the better your chances to get higher the ladder, that’s it. If there’s no clear evidence that there’s a losing streak algorithm in ShowDown I will update this here, of course 🙂

But, hey, if you see that you lost a couple of races in a row it’s probably time to make a break to wait until those faster cars left your trophy range so you will see more opponents that you can beat. I think it’s more about if you gotten too fast into a trophy range that you can’t beat will catch you here and not the game sending you to lose on purpose.

showdown races

Conclusion

No win trading? No lobbies & down tuning? Rewards for better times? ShowDown looks promising to become a new fun and also fair game mode – as long as you do define the term “fair” to not gaining any unfair advantage away from having a better car. Of course, those with the stronger cars will be in favor here and take away the higher perks.

What do you think? Leave a comment below 🙂

Tim

Written by Tim

Hi, I'm Tim and I play CSR2 since the release for every day straight and I absolutely love the fine-tuning aspect of the game and the feeling when hours of trying tunes get a little bit better times. It's all about details in life, right? 😏

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  1. Worst competition ever in CSR2.
    I hope they’ll quit this SHITdown, ’cause it’s ridiculous without a proper moderation… too many cheaters, autotouch, autobot, disconnection trick, rank 100 with full maxed Top 10 Purple Stars cars… come on, it’s a true SHIT.
    I appreciate your suggestions, but it’s all in vain in these pathetic conditions.

  2. These are pretty rigged. When I get above 300 trophies I can’t win because the people the game puts me up against are too OP. Once I lose a bunch of trophies it starts to put me in more fair races but then I get obliterated again once I get above 300 trophies. I’d rather deal with a few cheaters in the live races if it means I get to pick who I’m going up against and stand more of a chance of winning.

  3. So the Bugatti veryron event is pretty cool, but it damn near impossible. In showdown I hate how I can’t get past 500 trophies. I’m rank 57 and I’m getting matched with players of rank 700 and 500 and what not, and they do half miles in like 7-9 seconds lol. Like how is that even fair? My goal is to just get to 1200 trophies for the super sport but seriously I don’t think I’ll be able to achieve that ever with the kind of people that I get matched with. Kind of ridiculous.

  4. A thing i have noticed since I’ve been playing couple of showdown so far, is that it’s always easier at end of the event (couple hours before clock ends) to progress in trophy rewards. I mean, probably that more people have been playing along during the event and you have more chance to find an easier opposent to win for the same amount of trophy. Did you notice this stuff as well?

  5. It’s not letting me collect trophies… I win, click next buttons and it shows no other opponents. And send me back to the map with 0 trophies in my bank… cant get anything accomplished

  6. Beware of player “DANCRO W/L”
    He’s a cheater using the disconnection trick in ShowDown.
    In reality he’s a very poor player that without this trick would not even arrive in the first 1000.
    Report him to NM.

  7. There seems to be a very awful trait to the showdown . Once you reach a certain volume of trophies it seems you are destined to stay there, win one loose three and enter the eternal loop of wasted gas and loosing to cars with over a second advantage in their final time. I’m not truly a fan of having to repeatedly loose.

  8. 7.513 in rouche it’s pabzy csr 2 maniac I can get it perfect start fly back needle nos in 4 th coming forward rest deep good nos 436/5.9-fd 2.76-0/100 thank me later ok

  9. Hi I’m asking regarding my game sending me to the map saying check out showdown but there is no showdown when I get there. Please help

  10. Si termino las 200 carreras y quedo en los primeros 1,000 para ganar el coche , pero la competencia sigue y me sacan del top mil , me dan el carro ? O que hago ? La termino un momento antes de que acabe la competencia o que ? Gracias , y hay varios zonda que estan por debajo del récord máximo ???? no se les puede ganar asi ( trampa )

      • If I finish myself 200 times and stay hard in the first 1,000 to win, but the competition continues and they take me out of the top thousand, can I get hard? Or what do i do? I finish a moment before the end of the competition or what? Thank you, and there are several blondes that are below the maximum record ???? you can’t beat them like this (jizz)

  11. I have been using the Pagani Zonda in Live Racing for a very long time now. I can run 7.18xxx in Live Races consistently. In the Showdown however my Zonda can run NO FASTER then 7.20xxx And that was a fluke. Most of my races are between 7.22xxx – 7.30xxx in the Showdown. While guys are running 7.182xx in the Showdown I find this very hard to believe they are doing this without a mod or hack of some kind. Shame.

    • Do you run the 347/4.0 nitro, 2.45 final drive and 0/100 tires tuning? This is the tune that allows 7.180s (fastest possible)
      But, yes, it’s weird that you have slower times there than in Live Racing, can’t actually think of any other explenation 🙁

  12. im doing Beta Showdown today, something I have noticed and im sure others will too, is that for now in manufacturer specific. now that doesn’t bother me but I could see that showdown is very lopsided, in most of the races there is absolutely no way that the losing racer would have ever had a chance to win. the matches should be closer to what kind of performance the cars can do, similar to the way the live lobbies are. I mean in what world would you want to spend your gold for fuel to race a race that your car is 3 full seconds slower than your competitor.

    • The initial idea is to remove all “lopsiding” that is happening with breaking dyno times and lobbies that you know from Live Races by taking the raw performance of a car and the trophies earnt in a ShowDown event.
      Theoretically this helps but in reality the faster ones do dominate early while the slower ones will suffer early – I also hope that there will be some sort of pre-determination as well in the beginning so these unbeatable races won’t occur that much

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