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East Coast Express is a series of events featured in the Challenge Series for Need for Speed: The Run, and is unlocked upon the player completing Stage 10 of The Run.

The series features various events taking place in the industrial roads of Newark Bay, New Jersey; Liberty State Park, New Jersey; Manhattan, New York; and Brooklyn, New York.

Bronze  Shelby Cobra "Daytona" Coupé "Carl"
Silver  Autolog Profile Icons
Gold  Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Platinum  Autolog Profile Icons

The Jersey Double Back

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The Jersey Double Back is a Time Challenge taking place along various route through by Newark Bay, New Jersey, and is restricted to any tier 5 car.

"High speed race through New Jersey. Double back on your route a few times."
Bronze   3:05.00 Silver   2:55.00 Gold   2:50.00 Platinum   2:45.00
Car Class: Any Tier 5 Car

The Situation

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The Situation is a Rival Race taking place in Union, New Jersey, and is restricted to tier 5 Lamborghini cars.

"Battle several challenging opponents through New Jersey."
Bronze   3:00.00 Silver   2:30.00 Gold   2:00.00 Platinum   1:55.00
Car Class: Lamborghini Only

Drive Hard

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Drive Hard is a Sprint Race that takes place across New York City, from Brooklyn to Manhattan, and is restricted to tier 5 Need for Speed Edition cars.

"Drive hard as you race through the New York subway, then across the bridge through Manhattan."
Bronze   2:30.00 Silver   2:05.00 Gold   1:58.00 Platinum   1:53.00
Car Class: Tier 5 NFS Edition Cars

Drive Hard with a Vengeance

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Drive Hard with a Vengeance is a Sprint Race that takes place from Interstate 95 across Liberty State Park, New Jersey towards the Holland Tunnel, and is restricted to any tier 6 car.

"Barrel towards New York with a vengeance, and put the other racers in your rearview mirror.."
Bronze   3:30.00 Silver   3:00.00 Gold   2:45.00 Platinum   2:30.00
Car Class: Any Tier 6 Car

Live Free or Drive Hard

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Drive Hard is a Rival Race that takes place from the Holland Tunnel across Liberty State Park, New Jersey onto Interstate 95, and is restricted to any tier 6 car.

"Drive in this battle mode for your freedom and leave New York in the past."
Bronze   3:00.00 Silver   2:30.00 Gold   2:20.00 Platinum   2:15.00
Car Class: Any Tier 6 Car

The Final Event

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The Final Event is a Time Challenge that takes place from the Holland Tunnel across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the docks with the player only allowed to drive the McLaren F1.

"A difficult time challenge through New York. Also known as the hardest event in the game. Some people say this is the only SpeedWall that matters."
Bronze   3:30.00 Silver   3:15.00 Gold   3:00.00 Platinum   2:55.00
Car Class: McLaren F1

Trivia

  • The event title The Situation is a reference to television personality Michael Paul Sorrentino, known for his appearance on MTV's Jersey Shore.
  • Three event titles are a reference to the Die Hard film series.
    • Drive Hard is a reference to 1988's Die Hard, the first film in the series, in which New York Police Detective John McClaine foils a heist in Los Angeles by organised criminals.
    • Drive Hard with a Vengeance is a reference to 1995's Die Hard with a Vengeance, the third film, in which suspended New York Police Lieutenant John McClaine is following bomb attacks across Manhattan.
    • Live Free or Drive Hard is a reference to 2007's Live Free or Die Hard, the fourth film, in which New York Police Detective John McClaine is attempting to stop a collective of cyber terrorists.

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