Check Out These Speedhunters Customs In NFS Unbound Vol. 7 – Drift & Drag

Throughout 2024, four new volumes will drop for NFS Unbound and today’s launch of Vol. 7 is good news for Speedhunters fans in more than one way.

Firstly, it is centred around Drift & Drag – two motorsport disciplines Speedhunters has supported (and adored) since we launched in 2008. But secondly – and more importantly – we’ve created two Speedhunters customs, especially for this latest volume.


Before we get to those cars, a little bit of housekeeping is needed from our side before the comments section erupts. Earlier this year, we announced we’d be working closely with Need for Speed to bring the Speedhunters audience not just game-specific updates but bespoke stories like a history lesson on Audi’s quattro, along with (handily) a look at the evolution of drift and drag over the years.


It is a little-known fact that EA Games has played an instrumental role in the Speedhunters project since day one, and given how many of us have grown up around racing titles like Need for Speed, it seemed like a no-brainer to bring the two entities closer together. Providing there is added value for both readers and gamers.


Now, onto the good stuff. Vol 7. Drift & Drag officially drops today and is the second in four volumes being added to NFS Unbound this year. We’ve already seen the return of Audi in Need for Speed and a new PVP mode from Vol. 6, but the latest addition will take that gaming experience to a whole new level.


Early on in the Need for Speed press release, four words immediately made us raise our eyebrows: “inspired by NFS Underground”. How many of you remember this absolute gem from back in 2003? Whether it’s the soundtrack (which is still solid even by 2024 standards) or the simple fact it took car customisation to levels never seen before, NFS Underground remains one of those gaming pillars in the world of car tuning and was an entry point for many of us into the scene. So, any mention of it is worth getting excited about.


Vol. 7 reintroduces Drift and Drag modes (including new Drift Tires for improved handling in specialized builds), along with a new League progression which we’ll cover shortly. But the real party piece comes in the form of two new fully customizable vehicles to play – the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse and the 2023 BMW M3 Touring.


Both of these cars can be considered Speedhunters bread and butter. With this in mind, the team at EA Games allowed us to create our very own Speedhunters customs as unlockable models to appear in Vol. 7. Don’t worry, we’ve got a much bigger story planned on this entire process and how a car like the M3 Touring gets a drift-spec makeover.


A huge amount of credit goes to Speedhunters regular (and car design guru) Bryn Alban of EA Games, who was tasked with designing and rendering the two Speedhunters customs. The M3 Touring follows a more street/drift style – the sort of car you’d expect to see at Final Bout with deep-dish Work wheels, a widened exterior finished in an almost olive-like green, and a killer stance to tie it together.


As for the Mustang, it’s a murdered-out drag monster. We’re talking Weld wheels, giant rear slicks, an alloy drag spoiler and a parachute for good measure. Sure, Vol. 7 might be inspired by Underground, but we’ve taken a little seasoning from NFS Pro Street with this Mustang.


Both of these customs are available with the optional Premium Speed Pass, which immediately grants you both cars, their three body kits, and three Rare Custom versions. And that’s before you’ve unlocked the extra 30 tiers of content (on top of 45 tiers from the regular Speed Pass), which include LED and LCD rims that even feature the old boost gauge from Underground as a cool nod to the past.


It is also worth noting the regular Speed Pass gets 45 tiers of unlocks and access to the M3 Touring, along with an Underground-inspired drag car, character skins and new cosmetics.


What about League? Simply put, the League revitalizes the competitive spirit of NFS Underground, allowing you to challenge new Rival Racers in head-to-head battles and a community challenge that requires a collective effort to unlock the final boss and claim a new custom. Expect rivals to appear regularly with new leagues on the way, giving a much richer single-player experience in Free Roam especially.


We’re genuinely excited about this latest volume for Unbound, and the team at Need For Speed is super keen to hear your feedback, too.


We might be heavily biased about which customs are our favourites, but we’d also love to see your creations in the comments.


If you are still on the fence about which volume to go for, there are still two more to come after Drift & Drag, and we already know the next volume is being inspired by another classic NFS title – Hot Pursuit. We’ll bring you more news shortly.

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The digital explosion of e-racing and virtual design in the last 5-8 years has been really interesting. I think the intentionally released virus had a huge impact on the digital side of the industry due to people being unlawfully required to stay in their homes and lock down. Sim racing exploded during this time and I would imagine gaming platforms saw huge upticks in user traffic. Lol, EA must make a killing on in game purchases. Articles like this definitely let you know how the Speed Hunting lights are kept on.


boy go back to the illiterate side of twitter


I read Faucis email leaks. Twitter? Lol. That’s cute. The base genome of virus was created in Univesity North Carolina Chapel Hill before being illegally moved to Wuhan.

It’s amazing how stupid people like the person commenting back to me is. Absolutely amazing. All of this is public record you donut.


If you can't even get it right that they weren't leaked and it was a FOIA request....

buddy, you're in the comment section of on an article about a video video game...


What an amazing set of replies. Very insightful into how docile modern men are becoming. You care more about my terminology than a man made virus that was intentionally released to collapse our current system and usher in a new one where they don't want anyone to own a car or fly on a plane. And you guys are claiming I'm some reddit quack?

We are so f***ed as a species and as nation states if this is the average man's outlook. You can google ENDLESS results about the great reset and private car ownership. You guys really are the equivalent of those who marched willfully into the gas chambers with a smile on their face. Downvote me all you want. You are beta men.






Crazy right? NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) actually wrote an article about how big gaming boomed during 2020. Says 2.7 billion people were using their consoles (holy wtf!?) and the average gamer increased usage by 71%.

"In terms of mental health, casual gamers fared worse compared to competitive gamers, but lockdown type played a significant role, with stress levels improving for 35 percent of gamers under light/no lockdown conditions. Overall, the findings suggested that moderate gaming (one to 3.5 hours per day) might improve mental health and reduce loneliness during social isolation."




Cool seeing content like this on SH


I want you to go to the very bottom of this website and see who owns it, that's why you see this stuff on here.

Jeremy Wraith

Mwoodski -- look at the brain dead army down voting anyone with a spec of intelligence. Absolutely incredible times we are living in. Incredible! The morons are running the asylum!




Wow, welcome to the new world.


Okay say what you will you gotta give it to the Unbound team for consistently adding content to the game

This Drift & Drag update was a much needed one for a very long time and on top of that we get a frickin M3 Touring???

Now this is something big here really they actually pulled this one off and I'm all for it


Nah, I don't gotta give the Unbound team anything. They made a game that is not really fun to play so just adding content to something that isn't even fun to play is kind of silly.

I would suggest maybe they make the game fun and THEN add more content. More content doesn't mean more fun. Make the physics better, make the sound design better, and for the love of god allow me to turn off the idiot characters speaking constantly interrupting the game play and cutting out the surrounding sounds and stuff.
The two Most Wanted games and the old Hot Pursuit 2 had the best physics. They felt very natural but were still grippy/arcadey enough that anybody could drive and have a blast.

Jeremy Wraith

Check the bottom of the page and who is paying their bills. This publication has no back bone and will pander to whatever pays the bills. I'd call this selling out if they had any credentials before hand but they dont. Its an industry wide problem. A lot of posers these days running major publications. Big corporations are quick to eat that up and sell the end consumer more nonsense. Only thing that stops it is your dollar consumption but they've brainwashed the youth into thinking drifting is racing and upside down is right side up so they will continue to rape the industry and milk this until the day people stop buying. By which time the founders of this site will be dead and gone. Fun stuff.

Aleksander Kortylewski

I get it that it's cool to have throwbacks to the legendary titles like Underground or Hot Pursuit - we have all loved those games. On the other hand it seems a bit stale for me that the newest title - Unbound - had to go back to its predecessors to introduce new features and content instead of new, unique, never-seen-before stuff. Anyways, I'm happy to see the Need for Speed franchise not stopping and hope for a well-executed Pro Street remaster.


The OG Need for Speed in 1995 is a big part of what got me into cars. I remember spending time at the PC reading the content about the cars in the game.


The general public is legitimately moronic I'm learning from these comment sections. You guys are pretty stupid.


So when do we stop being allowed to own cars and fly on planes? LOL!

Jeremy Wraith

Look at the amount of effort made to down vote comments.

This publication is so bought and sold its a joke.


People are down voting the loonies. That is all.


Sounds like this game sucks and people are seeing through the marketing scheme. The usual virgins downvoting everything like good little sheep. Baaaah. Baaaaaaaaah.


You dudes really lost any semblance of sanity in the comments


People said the same thing when Galileo told them the earth wasn’t the center of the universe.


Yep, ranting and raving about conspiracy theories and beta men in the comments section of an article for NFS Unbound is exactly like Galileo


Stop world control dot com has compiled a list of these writings from the library of congress and other resources for people to quickly look this stuff up. Not conspiracy theory. Conspiracy facts.


Tin foil hatties will believe anything they read on the iNtErWe8z. LOL!


The virus came from a lab that is 100% confirmed. Gain of function research is illegal and the vaccine has killed about 20,000,000 people now.

You’re literally a moron if you don’t understand this in 2024. Legit moron.


I don't recall mentioning the virus. Someone is triggered by the term "tin foil hatties". But I definitely understand it came from a lab(no moron here thankfully), however the funny part is the whole NWO, great reset, won't be able to own a car or fly in planes stuff. And the "we all knew" and "do your own research" crowd whenever they're asked for what they "knew". LOL. Anyway, this is a car page, but the tin foil hatties just can't help's like any time someone dies now they're all up in the comments section with their "sAfE & EfFeCtIvE" and "cL0T sHot" comments. LOL.


youd have to elaborate on that a little more but im glad we both understand the virus is from a lab. it was intentionally done and the same people are threatening us with more this year. i think if we are not careful we could end up in their 15 minute cities without cars in a hellscape. while you do have to watch out for odd balls and schizos in the scene this is very real. it affects all of us. i hope we can educate each other and set ourselves free. god speed.

32 inbred guys really went hard with the votes on this thread. Must be NFS staffers.

Jeremy Wraith

Look how stupid people have become Sp8. It is an epidemic. Stupidity is everywhere. Industry is dead. Time to pack up and go underground.


No one is offended by the fact that NFS is a sponsor to speed hunters.

But them being a sponsor doesn't mean that people can't find it fun to see NFS content on speed hunters