The El Niño (or The Boy in English) is a fictional concept car.
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
It appears as a bonus car in Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit and is unlocked upon winning a Knockout race series in Expert difficulty. It is alternatively unlocked after entering the cheat code elnino at the main menu.
The El Niño is the fastest car in the game. It tends to understeer in curves but this can quickly alter to oversteer if it decelerates too quickly. This can help keep the car under control in sharp bends.
The Pursuit El Niño is a police variant that is unlocked simultaneously with the racer variant. It is featured with identical performance specifications.
- The El Niño has a counterpart in the PC release of Need for Speed: High Stakes which is known as the La Niña.
- Both cars look very similar with the exception of some details; the La Niña lacks the hood ornament of the El Niño but is equipped with fog lights.
|Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit - Cars|
|Class C||Aston Martin DB7 • Ford Falcon GT* • HSV GTS VT* • Jaguar XK8 • Jaguar XKR** • Mercedes SL600|
|Class B||Chevrolet Corvette • Chevrolet Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car*** • Ferrari 355 F1 • Ferrari 456 M GT*** • Lamborghini Countach • Spectre R42***|
|Class A||El Niño • Ferrari 550 Maranello • Italdesign Nazca C2** • Italdesign Scighera* • Jaguar XJR-15 • Lamborghini Diablo SV • Lister Storm*** • Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR|
|Pursuit||Pursuit Corvette • Pursuit Diablo • Pursuit El Niño* • Chevrolet Caprice** • Eagle Talon • Ford Crown Victoria • Ford Falcon EL* • Lamborghini LM002** • Land Rover Discovery|
|Traffic||Army Truck • Bus • Chevrolet Caprice Cab • Convertible • Ford Mustang Convertible • Jeep Comanche • Jeep Grand Cherokee • Land Rover Discovery • Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda • Van • Volvo 850|
|Italics denote Australian release vehicles, * denotes PC exclusive vehicles, ** denotes PlayStation exclusive vehicles, *** denotes PC exclusive add-on vehicles|