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 |  Apr 04 2011, 1:14 PM

Here at we’d like you to ‘Like’ us and we’re willing to make it worth your while. With the launch of the Shift 2 Unleashed game, the latest in the Need for Speed series for the Xbox 360, we’ve obtained four copies and we’ll be giving one away each week in April.

All you have to do for a chance to win is ‘Like’ on Facebook. Current fans will automatically be entered and we’ll pick a winner each week for the remainder of the month of April.

Get full details and enter to win here.

View the official Shift 2 Unleashed Trailer after the jump:

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 |  Aug 09 2010, 10:49 PM


Darren McNamara has had an impressive run drifting in America under the Team Falken name. Representing Ireland, Team Falken Tire picked McNamara up to join their team after being impressed with his skills behind the wheels of a Toyota AE86. Now Team Need for Speed has enlisted D-MAC’s help to broaden their European reach and putting him back behind the wheel of an AE86.

This year Team Need for Speed has been compromised of Mad Mike Whiddett and Matt Powers. Now Darren McNamara will join the group in the above rendered AE86 not only as a drift machine, but a grip one as well. The car is currently under construction at MCN Sport, Darren’s own shop that specializes in AE86 performance.

They promise that it’ll be the wildest AE86 ever, powered with a 500-hp 13B rotary powerplant with an estimated weight of 1,760 lbs. Custom fabrication work includes a rear-mounted radiator, custom seven feet widebody and 17×10 Work Meister wheels with an insane -45 offset. Of course they’ll be wrapped with Falken rubber.

Darren hasn’t decided when and where it’ll make an appearance, but he promises that Europe will be in for a treat when he does. We’ll keep our eyes out!

[Source: SpeedHunters]

 |  Jun 21 2010, 5:30 PM

If anyone ever told you video games were a waste of time, show them this article. Robert  Waddell from Rock Hill, SC took home a customized 2010 Nissan 370Z, built by Chris Forsberg Racing.

Forsberg, of course, is the 2009 Formula Drift Champion, who campaigned a Nissan 350Z, sponsored by NOS energy drink. Waddell won the car by competing in a video game tournament, besting four other competitors in a game of Need For Speed: Shift. Not a bad way to get a free set of wheels.

[Source: NOS Energy Drink]