The new Tempest 3 challenge for CSR Racing 2 has been released with the 1.19 update since a couple of days. In this post our attempt is to help you in beating the new Tier 1 (T1) to Tier 5 challenges in the new Tempest 3 for the game. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below and we will try to help you. You can find a general guide to CSR Racing 2 with more tuning and other tips in this post.
Tempest 3 Tier 1-5 Guide – CSR Racing 2
In T1 challenge all racers are given the new Mazda MX-5 Miata.
To receive the car, you must first complete all time trials (T1 to T5) and click on the new event (Sneak’s challenge) in Tier 1.
All players are locked to Mazda MX-5 Miata and the car cannot be changed to anything else.
All races cost 2 fuel pips and there is a total of 50 challenges including:
- 1/4 drag races
- 0-60 mph sprint challenges
- speed trap challenges
The below link is to the file summary of all races, applicable PP restrictions, recommended upgrades to meet PP restrictions, recommended tuning settings to complete and used shift patterns.
Also there is a table summarising the rewards for completing all challenges.
General rule of thumb – upgrade and fuse cars from bottom to top (starting with stage 1 to stage 5).
Link to the document:
- All fusion parts awarded in the challenge are Mazda only.
- Tuning settings and shift patterns reviewed and revised where applicable.
- Please note that all upgrades, tuning settings and shift patterns valid for maxed cars only!
This part is to illustrate how Porsche Boxster (1*) can be used to complete Tempest 3 – Tier 2 with ease.
There are many cars in T2 tier that we can choose – other than WRX STI and KJ’s Rocket Bunny who are too slow – but you would do yourself a disfavour if you don’t select the Boxster.
Frankly speaking, Porsche Boxster (either 0* or 1*) should be your go-to car for any T2 related content (events, trials, etc.) since it is the fastest and one of the easiest cars in T2 to race with.
And yes, IMO it is worth its weight in gold (755 to buy) – the only car in-game that is worth saving your gold for!
So, without further ado please check the below link to the guide that will walk you through all challenges in Tempest 3 / Tier 2:
This part is similar to the Tempest 3 – Tier 1 – Mazda MX-5 Miata challenge.
This time however we are free to choose any T3 car from our garage.
We’ve chosen BMW M4 Coupe (2*) due to the following reasons:
- Availability – since it is 2* car we assume that a lot of us have it already from either bronze or silver crates.
- Can be bought for cash – the non-starred version can be purchased for in-game cash ($200,000) and stripped for fusion parts (U/R/E) and stage 6 upgrades.
- BMW M235i Coupe (T2) – can be purchased for in-game cash ($75,000) and stripped for fusion parts (U/R/E)
- The BMW M4 is fairly adjustable and when you get to the last 10 races (pretty much unrestricted @ 586 PP) it can run 8.4xx maxed (mine runs 8.5xx without S6 tires) which means no issues to secure Petah’s LM Camaro
The race system is fairly similar to T1 (Mazda) challenge but there are also some random fusion parts rewarded (not necessarily for Chevrolet) and some S6 upgrades (1 random and 2 for LM Camaro).
Also the number of gold keys you can win has increased to 6.
After breezing through tiers 3, 2 and 5 (all are relatively easy), tier 4 proved to be quite challenging.
Our opinion is that the speedtrap and sprint challenges are imbalanced in comparison to earlier tiers.
Many cars in Tier 4 are quite fast to accelerate (e.g. S15 RB, RX-7 RB, AM Vantage, Trackhawk, M4 GTS to name just the recent) however they quickly run out of steam.
Other cars (e.g. LB/NSX, F40) have great top speed (We can run our LB NSX up to 278MPH, F40 up to 300MPH!), yet they struggle to accelerate to meet the sprint requirements.
Perhaps only Roman’s BR9 (P2P) car would be balanced enough to complete the whole set of challenges, however we’ve made mine elite so couldn’t use it.
So our initial choice was to use Ferrari F40 (5*), which we felt should be the most balanced of all other T4 cars in our collection. And since we had it for a very long time it came fully kitted (maxed).
We were good up to race #47. This 0-60 sprint requires time faster than 1.494 seconds to complete.
We’ve spent hours trying different upgrades, tunings and shift patterns for the F40 to reduce the initial (in 1st gear) wheel spin but the best time we’ve managed was 1.564, still 0.070 seconds short.
Therefore the decision to change car (it costs 200 gold) from F40 to Nissan Silvia (S15) Rocket Bunny. This car is easy to drive, accelerates insanely fast and we’ve built it to be good for 11.5xx final time, well ahead of the Donna Banks’ target time of 12.452 (pink slip race).
So you will notice in our spreadsheet that lines for races starting #47 and up to #51 (pink slip race) are highlighted in different colour to illustrate that we’re using different car (also in comment with applied shift pattern).
Please be aware of this – unless the races are re-balanced you may need to save gold to make the car switch.
We feel that our guide to Tempest 3 – Tier 5 is not really necessary as there are theoretically 54 cars (including F2P and P2P) that can run faster than the pink slip race time of 9.078. (if driven at the world record pace.
However we thought it would still be good if only to have a complete view of all Tempest 3 challenges.
For quite long time we considered which car to use – there are many that could go through the Tier 5 with ease (e.g. LB/Huracan, AM DB11, 570-VX, etc.) but finally went for McLaren 720S for the following reasons:
- It has been a milestone car long time ago (season#20) so a good number of people would win it then.
- Because it has been available for so long there is a good chance you would have few S6 upgrades for it already.
- McLaren fusion parts are fairly common and, if needed, you can always buy 570S for in-game cash and strip for more fusions.
- It is stupidily easy to drive. You can beat all challenges with few S6 upgrades even if you stay at FD 2.0.
- Recently a golden cup car (current season #49) so again, many people had the chance to pull it from gold crates and build to finish the event.
So yeah, racing maxed 720S in Tempest 3 – Tier 5 felt like… cheating… ;D
If you check the spreadsheet you will notice that full stage 5 (699+1719) would allow you to compete all the way up to race #48.
Add just S6 nitrous (for 701+1887) and you would already dropped dyno to 8.941 (333MPH) without touching the tuning at all.
And we’re sure that you would probably have at least 2 or 3 S6 upgrades for it if not close to / maxed already.
The last set of races (#41 – #51) we’ve used full set of S6 so we could drive the car with our eyes closed and even if we messed something up (or the game decided to drop our PP+EP rating for whatever reason), we would still get the car.
Big Thanks to user FekAll666 and his team for help creating this guide.
Please let us know if you see any mistakes and we appreciate any feedback, thanks! For more guides about CSR2 Racing check: CSR Racing 2: Ultimate Guide 2018 with Tuning Tips and CSR Racing 2 – Beginners Guide.