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CSR2 ShowDown Leagues (Season #123) – Best Cars

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.

Champions ShowDown (March 10th, 2021)

Next Champions ShowDown is getting interesting with the previous Prestige Car as the APEX car. You can see the bold and green cars that will give 100% ShowDown Point bonus:

Car Tier Time Stage 6 Time Stage 5 Tune & Shift
Porsche 911 GT3 RS ‘Weissach Package’ 5 8.112 9.952 Click here
Ford Durty 30 5 8.258 9.941 Click here
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
TVR Sagaris 4 10.105 12.027 Click here
Alfa Romeo 8C Spider 4 10.293 12.437 Click here
Infinity Project Black S 4 10.321 13.902 Click here
Lotus Evora GT430 4 10.408 11.927 Click here
BMW M5 Competition 4 10.474 12.48 Click here
Nissan Skyline GT-R (BCNR33 NISMO S-tune vers.) 4 10.606 *dyno time, coming soon*
Audi 2014 R8 V10 plus Coupe 4 10.727 12.727 Click here
Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe 4 12.374 14.954 Click here
AMG GT 4 12.448 14.608 Click here
BMW M4 Coupe 3 13.998 17.031 Click here

The upcoming Duality Cup car, the Nissan Skyline is also available. Unfortunately, I only have dyno time so far but I will update the full tune here when the ShowDown starts.

If you have the Porsche GT3 from the prestige Cup las season, use it. You have already a 8.4xx with it when you finished the Prestige Cup and likely get a crate for this car to max it out with some Bronze Keys. Other than that, the usual ones like the 650S, 488 Spider or Aventador Coupe are also choices when maxed.

Elite ShowDown (March 4th, 2021)

The next Elite ShowDown is on again and the cars are pretty the same as always with the only exception that the two new Elite Tuner cars are in there (and almost none will have them maxed out unless spending a good amount). Still, the Mazda RX-7 will be the king here (at least until we find some better dyno beating setups for the new Elite Tuner cars).

Car Tier Time Stage 6 (Elite Max) Time Stage 6 (Elite 0) Time Stage 5 Tune & Shift
Mazda RX-7 Rocket Bunny 4 9.680 10.482 12.726 Click here
SUBARU WRX STI 4 9.866 11.235 12.854 Click here
Honda LB NSX 4 9.882 10.472 12.728 Click here
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition 4 9.898 11.407 11.833 Click here
BMW VARIS M4 GTS 4 10.341 11.727 12.267 Click here
Nissan Silvia (S15) Rocket Bunny 4 10.399 10.987 13.133 Click here
Honda VARIS Civic Type R 3 11.955 12.189 14.032 Click here

Champions ShowDown (February 24th, 2021)

ShowDown Leagues will get their next episode and we will see basically all Crew Milestone cars form the past 6 months here along with the “classic” ones. So, chances are high that you will have one of the cars to take part:

Car Tier Time Stage 6 Time Stage 5 Tune & Shift
ItalDesign Zerouno 5 7.562 Nitro:305/4.0FD:2.18Tires: 0/100
Nissan GT-R50 ItalDesign 5 7.616 9.467 Click here
Ferrari F8 Spider 5 7.698 11.068 Nitro: 188/4.5, FD: 2.00, Tires: 0/100
AMG GT Black Series 5 7.781 Nitro: 266/7.5, FD: 2.00, Tires: 0/100
McLaren GT 5 7.799 Nitro: 235/6.3, FD: 2.61, Tires: 0/100
Ferrari Monza SP2 5 7.842 Nitro: 326/5.7, FD: 2.64, Tires: 0/100
Bentley Muliner Bacalar 5 7.872 Nitro:233/5.6FD:2.30Tires: 0/100
Lamborghini LB Silhouette Huracan Coupe 5 7.956 9.269 Click here
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
TVR Griffith 4 10.002 11.494 Click here
AIMGAIN GT NSX 4 10.117 12.872 Click here
Audi RS6 Avant 4 10.174 11.476 Click here
Nissan Juke R 2.0 4 10.566 13.21 Click here
Audi 2014 R8 V10 plus Coupe 4 10.727 12.727 Click here
Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe 4 12.374 14.954 Click here
AMG GT 4 12.448 14.608 Click here
BMW M4 Coupe 3 13.998 17.031 Click here

The bold and red-tagged cars are the ones that will give you 100% points.

So, if you have one of the most-recent milestone cars you will have a great choice. If you’re F2P you should take the LB Silhouette Huracan Coupe that everyone got from the Holiday Cup in December, it’s not only decent when maxed and the only car that is close to the others (mind the 2-second gap!) and also quite nice when not all Stage 6 parts are installed.

Elite ShowDown (February 18th, 2021)

This Elite ShowDown has quite a small car selection:

Car Tier Stage 6

(EC 50)

Stage 6

(EC 0)

Stage 5 Tune &

Shift

Mazda RX-7 Rocket Bunny 4 9.680 10.482 12.726 Click here
Honda LB NSX 4 9.882 10.472 12.728 Click here
Nissan Silvia (S15) Rocket Bunny 4 10.399 10.987 13.133 Click here
Honda Varis Civic Type R 3 11.955 12.189 14.032 Click here

Taking the LB NSX or the RX-7 Rocket Bunny doesn’t make a huge difference with the variations in time you have (lucky you if you have both maxed at Elite 50, don’t think many do have that choice). You can get all except the LB NSX from the Event Hub right now for Event Tickets.

If you don’t have any car or only the T3 Civic, you can also go lucky with it. It keeps pretty well on par despite the fact that it’s one tier lower. This ShowDown will be quite a farming adventure with times of the cars being that close to each other and to get past 1,500 you very likely need to have your car at Elite 50.

Champions ShowDown (February 10th, 2021)

The next Champions ShowDown again with the Milestone Car from previous season as the fastest car and some other cars that are in the game for quite some time as well close to it. Here are all the cars available:

Car Tier Time Stage 6 Time Stage 5 Tune & Shift
Ultima Evolution Coupe 5 7.651 NOS: 230/3.4, FD: 2.38, Tire: 0/100
Porsche 911 RWB 5 7.656 9.879 Click here
McLaren GT 5 7.799 Nitro: 235/6.3, FD: 2.61, Tires: 0/100
VUHL 05RR 5 8.315 Nitro: 230/4.0, FD: 2.37, Tires: 0/100
Donkervoort D8 GTO 5 8.343 10.671 Click here
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
Audi 2014 R8 V10 plus Coupe 4 10.727 12.727 Click here
Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe 4 12.374 14.954 Click here
AMG GT 4 12.448 14.608 Click here
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 3 12.453 13.734 Click here
Kia Stinger GT 3 13.298 14.61 Click here
BMW M4 Coupe 3 13.998 17.031 Click here

So, if you have the Ultima along with enough fusion parts already or enough Bronze Keys you’ll have a nice run here. Otherwise either the Ferrari 488 Spider or McLaren 650S will be your choice, available for Gold in the shop and you have with the 650S also access to the McLaren ShowDown that’s happening as well right now.

Hidden choice here will be the 718 Cayman, the prestige Cup car from previous season. It’s a dyno beater and if you have several Stage 6 parts installed you can outrun the T4 competition with it and probably get a decent ranking for investing nothing. This is only a good choice if you’re not willing to invest anything into this ShowDown…

McLaren ShowDown (February 5th, 2021)

Parallel to the Legends VS Made in America ShowDown (see below), we also have this McLaren ShowDown to win the McLaren P1 GTR ‘Pebble Beach’.

Here are all cars sorted by their final time:

Car Tier Time

Stage 6

Time

Stage 5

Tune &

Shift

McLaren F1 5 6.907 8.088 Click here
McLaren F1 LM 5 7.028 Nitro: 188/4.0FD: 2.00Tires: 0/100
McLaren Senna 5 7.159 8.774 Click here
McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by MSO 5 7.198 8.774 Nitro: 278/5.0FD: 2.31Tires: 0/100
McLaren 765LT 5 7.241 9.921 Click here
McLaren P1 GTR 5 7.587 9.11 Click here
McLaren P1 5 7.824 9.719 Click here
McLaren 650S 5 9.538 12.306 Click here

You’re lucky if you have build the McLaren F1 or you already have one of the other ones. I wouldn’t recommend spending the Gold for the McLaren 650S. This car won’t get you to 1,200 Trophies to win the P1 GTR and even completely maxed out it’s slower than any of the other cars on Stage 5!

Legends VS Made in America ShowDown (February 4th, 2021)

A huge ShowDown is coming ahead and it’s basically all Legend cars along with the cars we had in the Made in America Event a couple months back.

I give you the time table first and below you find some of my thoughts and recommendations what cars to pick:

Car Tier Stage 5 Stage 6

(Elite 0)

Stage 6

(Elite 50)

Tune &

Shift

McLaren F1 5 8.663 6.917 Click here
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo 5 10.047 7.578 7.103 Click here
Mustang ’10th Anniversary Edition RTR’ Spec 5 5 9.097 No Elite 7.403 Click here
Shelby Super Snake 5 9.969 7.709 7.452 Click here
Jaguar XJ220 5 9.638 7.995 7.461 Click here
Porsche Carrera GT 5 11.121 9.068 7.574 Click here
Bugatti EB110 SS 5 11.176 9.673 7.694 Click here
Honda NSX-R 4 10.477 10.243 9.474 Click here
Lamborghini Countach LP 5000 QV 4 12.659 11.742 9.874 Click here
1966 GT40 Mk2 4 13.491 11.852 9.948 Click here
Chevrolet 2020 Corvette Stingray 4 13.381 10.239 9.989 Click here
Plymouth HEMI Cuda 4 13.805 10.040 Click here
Cadillac CTS-V 4 13.344 11.395 10.431 Click here
Dodge Viper GTS 4 14.001 12.334 10.696 Click here
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4 13.822 12.017 11.515 Click here
Chevrolet Camaro SS 3 15.893 13.617 12.316 Click here
LocalMotors Rally Fighter 3 12.766 12.334 Click here
Chevrolet Corvette (C3) ZR1 3 15.192 12.383 Click here
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 3 14.937 12.728 Click here
Mustang GT Premium 3 15.812 12.824 Click here
Pontiac GTO ‘The Judge’ 3 16.442 12.998 Click here
Shelby Cobra 427 S/C 3 15.739 14.731 14.687 Click here

Obviously, the McLaren F1 is the fastest car and if you already build it you’ll have a nice time in this ShowDown. In general, pick the highest upgraded T5 Legend car you have unless you have the Mustang RTR Prize Car well upgraded.

If you’re not that far in Legends and not have a single T4 car there with at least some Stage 6 parts, I’d recommend you to upgrade the 2020 Corvette Stingray that we all got for free during the Holiday Season in December. It performs quite alright and you don’t need to use any T3 car, they are really far behind the other cars and will give you a hard time in this ShowDown.

Champions ShowDown (January 27th, 2021)

Next Champions ShowDown is set and we have some interesting cars in there. Of course, as always, you have the Crew Milestone car from the previous season – the Ferrari F8 Spider – as the Apex car, followed by the Porsche 911 Turbo S which was the Crew Milestone car of Season 110.

Sorry for having the McLaren GT in here later, the developers just added it with the start of ShowDown 🙁

Car Tier Time Stage 6 Time Stage 5 Tune & Shift
Ferrari F8 Spider 5 7.698 11.068 Nitro:188/4.5; FD:2.00; Tires:0/100
McLaren GT 5 7.799 10.854 Nitro:235/6.3; FD:2.61; Tires:0/100
Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) 5 7.851 10.854 Nitro:197/6.3; FD:2.78; Tires:0/100
Jaguar C-X75 5 7.939 9.732 Click here
Lamborghini Aventador Coupe 5 9.468 11.987 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
Audi 2014 R8 V10 plus Coupe 4 10.727 12.727 Click here
BMW LB i8 4 11.301 12.242 Click here
Aston Martin DBX 4 11.618 13.415 Click here
Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale 4 11.866 13.771 Click here
Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe 4 12.374 14.954 Click here
AMG GT 4 12.448 14.608 Click here
BMW M4 Coupe 3 13.998 17.031 Click here

If you’re not in a crew that is able to get the milestone car (by the way, here’s how to join one of these crews), you most likely should save up the 3,500 Gold in the long run for the Ferrari 488 Spider. This car is in every Champions ShowDown and, although it’s really hard to drive, it always is one of the faster cars as it’s a T5 car.

LBWK Tuner ShowDown (January 21st, 2021)

Fitting the current event, the Liberty Walk Event, we also have this tuner showdown fitting LB cars and this is a really interesting one. Here’s, as ususal, the final time table, before I will share my recommendations and thoughts below:

Car Tier Time Stage 6 Time Stage 5 Tune & Shift
Toyota GR Supra 5 6.978 10.309 Click here
2017 Nissan GT-R (R-35) 5 7.102 12.728 Click here
Lamborghini LB Silhouette Huracan Coupe 5 7.470 9.269 Click here
Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) 5 7.568 10.184 Click here
Lamborghini LB Aventador Coupe 5 7.655 8.984 Click here
Lamborghini Huracan Coupe 5 7.898 10.739 Click here
Honda LB NSX 4 9.882 12.728 Click here
Audi 2014 LB R8 V10 plus Coupe 4 10.727 14.911 Click here
Audi LB RS 5 Coupe 3 13.366 15.712 Click here
Dodge Challenger LB SRT Hellcat 3 13.718 14.512 Click here

The fastest car in the pool is the T5 Elite Tuner GR Supra that we all got for free. This makes is quite tough and easy at the same time. Easy because we all have it and most likely got it with several Stage 6 parts as the free crates are running for almost one month now. But this also makes it tough as the Elite Level will decide here. Still, I really recommend running the GR Supra in this event for everyone as it also has a easy perfect start and shift pattern (click the table above) and will get you the best results. But be prepared to have a tough time if you don’t have it near max, including fusion parts!

Champions ShowDown (January 13th, 2021)

For the upcoming ShowDown you’ll be lucky if you have the TVR Griffith as it will be a whole lot faster than any other car. I don’t recommend using the Jaguar F-Type unless you have any other option as it is significantly slower and can even be beaten by Tier 3 cars and is super squishy to drive with the fast gear shifts.

Attention!!! The Supra is the Tier 3 version from 9 months ago, not the T5 Elite Tuner version that was released in December!

Car Tier Time Stage 6 Time Stage 5 Tune & Shift
TVR Griffith 4 9.927 11.494 Click here
Infinity Project Black S 4 10.321 12.254 Click here
BMW M5 Competition 4 10.474 12.480 Click here
Jaguar XE SV Project 8 4 10.521 13.102 Click here
Nissan Juke R 2.0 4 10.566 13.210 Click here
Audi 2014 R8 V10 plus Coupe 4 10.727 12.727 Click here
Ford Mustang Mach 1 (2021) 3 11.979 14.669 Click here
Porsche Cayman GT4 3 12.262 15.891 Click here
Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe 4 12.374 14.954 Click here
AMG GT 4 12.448 14.608 Click here
Toyota GR Supra 3 13.262 14.356 Click here
BMW ACS2 Sport 3 13.285 15.161 Click here
Alpine A110 3 13.531 15.001 Click here
BMW M4 Coupe 3 13.998 17.031 Click here

Elite ShowDown (January 7th, 2021)

Car Tier EC 0 EC 50 Tune & Shift Pattern
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider 5 7.747 7.472 Click here
Porsche 911 R 5 7.941 7.882 Click here
Lamborghini Huracan 5 8.347 7.898 Click here
Chevrolet 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible 4 10.239 9.989 Click here
Honda NSX 4 10.892 10.192 Click here
Aston Martin Vantage 4 10.622 10.314 Click here
Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Edition 507 3 13.232 Click here
Audi RS 5 Coupe 3 13.6 Click here

Elite ShowDown (December 24th, 2020)

Tier EC 0 EC 50 Tune & Shift Pattern
Toyota GR Supra 5 8.648 6.978 Click here
Lamborghini LB Silhouette Huracan Coupe 5 7.982 7.470 Click here
Mazda RX-7 Rocket Bunny 4 10.482 9.680 Click here
Honda LB NSX 4 10.472 9.882 Click here
Nissan Silvia (S15) Rocket Bunny 4 10.987 10.399 Click here
BMW VARIS M4 GTS 4 11.727
Honda VARIS Civic Type R 3 12.189 11.955 Click here

For this Elite ShowDown you should use your T5 Supra that everyone got for free and that you should have around a final time that beats the T4 cars. If you can’t beat that, the classic LB NSX or RX-7 Rocket Bunny can be a solid choice but I think you will run against T5 Supras almost all the time as everyone got this car and also got at least 1-2 Stage 6 parts for from the free crates. I’m working on getting the VARIS M4 GTS setup done before the event starts, but it won’t be a good choice.

Champions ShowDown (December 16th, 2020)

For this Champion ShowDown you want to use last season’s prize car if you have been able to get it, it’s by far the fastest unless you have a maxed Vorsteiner 720S in your garage left. The other public available T5 cars are far slower than those two cars so don’t expect miracles here.

Car Tier Time Stage 6 Time Stage 5 Tune & Shift
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster 5 7.396 n.a
McLaren Vorsteiner 720S 5 7.688 n.a
Lamborghini Aventador Coupe 5 9.468 n.a 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
Audi 2014 R8 V10 plus Coupe 4 10.727 12.727 Click here
Shelby GT350R 4 12.076 13.897 Click here
Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe 4 12.374 14.954 Click here
AMG GT 4 12.448 14.608 Click here
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 3 12.583 n.a Click here
Dodge Challenger LB SRT Hellcat 3 13.718 n.a Click here
BMW LB M3 GTS 3 13.723 n.a Click here
BMW M4 Coupe 3 13.998 n.a Click here
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 3 14.013 n.a Click here

The only somewhat useful T4 car is the 2014 Audi R8 which you could possibly also own, I think I already pulled that one a dozen times from crates (but could be just lucky me). For the other cars, well, go for the race rewards to get the tuning parts needed to level up that GR Supra for the Elite Tuner event, you can use every part you can get! Have fun and see on the track

Champions ShowDown (December 3rd, 2020)

Fastest car in this ShowDown will be the ItalDesign Zerouno so if you got it from last season you should use it and you will do fine even if you only have few Stage 6 parts. Other than that, any Tier 5 car will be your choice, unless you have the Audi RS6, Porsche 911 or Lotus maxed out and the Tier 4 cars are only Stage 5.

Car Tier Time Stage 6 Time Stage 5 Tune & Shift
ItalDesign Zerouno 5 7.562 Nitro:305/4.0

FD:2.18

Tires: 0/100

Porsche 911 RWB 5 7.656 9.879 Click here
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
TVR Griffith 4 10.002 Nitro:188/4.0

FD:3.28

Tires: 0/100

Audi RS6 Avant 4 10.174 11.476 Click here
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet 4 10.23 12.491 Click here
Infinity Project Black S 4 10.321 12.254 Click here
Lotus Evora GT430 4 10.408 11.927 Click here
Audi 2014 R8 V10 plus Coupe 4 10.727 12.727 Click here
Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe 4 12.374 14.954 Click here
AMG GT 4 12.448 14.608 Click here
BMW M4 Coupe 3 8.429 9.658 Click here

Champions ShowDown (November 18th, 2020)

Car Tier Time Stage 6 Time Stage 5 Tune & Shift
Honda NSX (Elite 50) 4 10.192 14.422 Click here
Honda NSX (Elite 0) 4 10.249 14.422 Click here
Aston Martin Vantage Roadster 4 10.655 Nitro: 294/4.8

FD:2.01

Tires: 21/79

Audi 2014 R8 V10 plus Coupe 4 10.727 12.727 Click here
VARIS M4 GTS 4 11.727 Nitro:188/4.0

FD:4.17

Tires: 2/98

Dodge Viper ACR 4 11.781 14.403 Click here
Maserati Ghibli S Q4 4 12.171 13.91 Click here
Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe 4 12.374 14.954 Click here
AMG GT 4 12.448 14.608 Click here
Ford Mustang Mach 1 (2021) 3 7.687 9.207 Click here
Toyota GR Supra 3 7.958 8.719 Click here
Kia Stinger GT 3 8.214 9.54 Click here
Ferrari California 3 8.234 9.103 Click here
Audi LB RS 5 Coupe 3 8.284 10.151 Click here
BMW LB M3 GTS 3 8.352 9.216 Click here
BMW M4 Coupe 3 8.429 9.658 Click here
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 3 8.468 9.436 Click here

Champions ShowDown (November 4th, 2020)

Bentley Muliner Bacalar 5 7.872 Nitro:233/5.6

FD:2.30

Tires: 0/100

Plymouth ‘cuda ‘TorC’ Weaver Customs 5 7.929 10.16 Click here
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
Audi 2014 R8 V10 plus Coupe 4 10.727 12.727 Click here
Audi 2014 LB R8 V10 plus Coupe 4 10.727 14.911 Click here
BMW LB i8 4 11.327 12.242 Click here
Lamborghini Urus 4 11.524 13.339 Click here
VARIS M4 GTS 4 11.727 Nitro:188/4.0

FD:4.17

Tires: 2/98

Dodge Viper ACR 4 11.781 14.403 Click here
Maserati Ghibli S Q4 4 12.171 13.91 Click here
Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe 4 12.374 14.954 Click here
AMG GT 4 12.448 14.608 Click here
BMW M4 Coupe 3 8.429 9.658 Click here

Koenigsegg ShowDown (October 30th, 2020)

For this year’s Halloween, the ShowDown featuring Koenigsegg will give you several options, here’s what you can expect from the cars. The Regera ‘CSR Edition’ will be the best choice, not only because of the final times that are better than the other ones you can use, they also have no gears to you only need to get the perfect nitro time and perfect start done with them giving you better times more consistently:

Tier Time Stage 6 Time Stage 5 Tune & Shift
Koenigsegg Regera ‘CSR Edition’ Ghost Package 5 7.199 Nitro: 266/4.5 | FD: 2.14 | Tires: 56/44
Koenigsegg Regera ‘CSR Edition’ 5 7.205 Click here
Koenigsegg Agera RS 5 7.478 9.490 Click here
Koenigsegg One:1 5 7.525 8.862 Click here

Champions ShowDown (October 21st, 2020)

A couple of fresh cars in this season’s showdown and the Corvette ZR1 will be the fastest when maxed. Make sure to run one of the T5 cars unless you have one of the T4 cars maxed and none of the T5 cars past Stage 5 parts with at least 50% fusion parts:

Tier Time Stage 6 Time Stage 5 Tune & Shift
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 5 7.685 Nitro: 419/4.0 | FD: 2.88 | Tires: 51/49
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
Infinity Project Black S 4 10.321 13.902 Click here
Nissan GT-R NISMO N Attack Pkg 4 10.382 12.705 Click here
AIMGAIN GT NSX 4 10.455 Nitro: 186/4.1 | FD: 3.10 | Tires: 0/100
BMW M5 Competition 4 10.474 12.48 Click here
Nissan Juke R 2.0 4 10.566 13.21 Click here
Audi 204 R8 V10 plus Coupe 4 10.727 12.727 Click here
Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe 4 12.374 14.954 Click here
AMG GT 4 12.448 14.608 Click here
BMW M4 Coupe 3 8.429 9.658 Click here

Elite ShowDown (October 16th, 2020)

Tier EC 0 EC 50 Tune & Shift Pattern
Shelby Super Snake 4 7.452 7.704 Click here
Chevrolet 2020 Corvette Stingray 4 10.239 9.989 Click here
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

Champions ShowDown (October 7th, 2020)

Tier Time Stage 6 Time Stage 5 Tune & Shift
Bentley Continental GT Speed 5 9.641 12.248 Click here
Ferrari 488 Spider 5 9.623 11.299 Click here
McLaren 650S 5 9.538 12.306 Click here
Lykan HyperSport 5 8.84 n.a. Nitro: 473/5.6 | FD: 2.12 | Tires: 12/88
Lamborghini LB Silhouette Huracan Coupe 5 7.956 n.a. Click here
Nissan Silvia (S15) Rocket Bunny 4 10.987 13.133 Click here
Dodge Challenger LB SRT Hellcat 3 8.73 10.605 Click here
Subaru BRZ Rocket Bunny 3 8.575 9.544 Click here
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 3 8.468 9.436 Click here
BMW M4 Coupe 3 8.429 9.658 Click here
Audi LB RS5 Coupe 3 8.28 10.121 Click here
Ferrari California 3 8.276 9.103 Click here
Porsche 718 Boxter Spyder 3 8.149 9.597 Click here

Elite ShowDown (October 1st, 2020)

Tier EC 0 EC 50 Tune & Shift Pattern
Chevrolet 2020 Corvette Stingray 4 10.239 9.989 Click here
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

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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