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The cars in LFS S2

There is a total of 19 cars in LFS S2. Most can be loosely divided into different classes to keep racing fair and fun.

XFG & XRG: A FWD hot hatch and a RWD sportcoupé with approx. 125bhp/ton.

XRT, FXO & RB4: Turbo-aspirated sportcoupés with approx. 205bhp/ton. One FWD, one RWD, and one AWD.


LX6, RAC & FZ5: Much like the TBO-class, but a bit faster. All cars are rear drive. The featured cars are very different in terms of horsepower and weight. All are in the range of 250-310bhp/ton. Some favour acceleration and handling while others top speed.

XFR, UFR: They have approx. 300bhp/ton.

FXR, XRR & FZR: Racecars similar to the Japanese JGTC GT500. They have approx. 410bhp/ton.

All road legal cars

All race legal cars


S1 cars
Model Abbrev Layout Drive Engine Output Weight
XF GTI XFG FF hatchback FWD inline-4 115 hp (86 kW) 2073 lb (940 kg)
XR GT XRG FR coupe RWD 1.8 L inline-4 140 hp (104 kW) 2536 lb (1150 kg)
XR GT Turbo XRT FR coupe RWD turbo inline-4 247 hp (184 kW) 2695 lb (1223 kg)
RB4 GT RB4 4WD coupe AWD 2.0 L turbo inline-4 243 hp (181 kW) 2707 lb (1228 kg)
FXO Turbo FXO FF coupe FWD flat-4 234 hp (175 kW) 2512 lb (1140 kg)
LX4 LX4 FR roadster RWD 1.3 L inline-4 140 hp (105 kW) 1101 lb (499 kg)
LX6 LX6 FR roadster RWD 1.8 L inline-6 190 hp (142 kW) 1188 lb (539 kg)
MRT5 MRT MR kart RWD 600 cc turbo inline-4 64 hp (48 kW) 486 lb (221 kg)
  • XF GTI (XFG) - Front-wheel drive hatchback, similar to European hatchbacks such as the Peugeot 106 and Golf GTI
  • XR GT (XRG) - Rear-wheel drive, front engined coupe, similar to a Porsche 944, Mazda RX-7 FC, or Mitsubishi Starion
  • XR GT Turbo (XRT) - XR GT with increased power
  • RB4 GT (RB4) - Four-wheel drive, front-engined coupe, similar to a Toyota Celica GT4
  • FXO Turbo (FXO) - Front-wheel drive, front-engined coupe, similar to the Vauxhall/Opel Astra Coupe
  • LX4 - Front-engined rear-wheel drive lightweight roadster, similar to a Lotus Seven or a Caterham_Cars|Caterham
  • LX6 - Heavier, more powerful version of the LX4
  • MRT5 (MRT) - Small open-wheel race car somewhat larger than a kart, based on the real MRT5 built by the McGill Racing Team to compete in the Formula SAE championship


S2 cars
Model Abbrev Layout Drive Engine Output Weight
UF 1000 UF1 FF hatchback FWD 1.0 L inline-4 55 hp (41 kW) 1322 lb (600 kg)
Raceabout RAC MR convertible RWD 2.0 L turbo inline-4 245 hp (183 kW) 1763 lb (800 kg)
FZ50 FZ5 RR coupe RWD 3.6 L flat-6 360 hp (269 kW) 3042 lb (1380 kg)
XF GTR XFR FF race car FWD 2.0 L inline-4 230 hp (172 kW) 1851 lb (840 kg)
UF GTR UFR FF race car FWD 1.4 L inline-4 180 hp (134 kW) 1323 lb (600 kg)
Formula XR FOX MR formula RWD 2.0 L inline-4 190 hp (142 kW) 1079 lb (490 kg)
Formula V8 FO8 MR formula RWD V8 450 hp (335 kW) 1324 lb (600 kg)
BMW Sauber BF1 MR formula RWD 2.4 L V8 720 hp (537 kW) 1169 lb (530 kg)
FXO GTR FXR FR race car AWD 2.0 L turbo flat-4 490 hp (365 kW) 2470 lb (1120 kg)
XR GTR XRR FR race car RWD 2.0 L turbo inline-4 490 hp (365 kW) 2426 lb (1100 kg)
FZ50 GTR FZR RR race car RWD 3.6 L flat-6 490 hp (365 kW) 2424 lb (1100 kg)
  • UF 1000 (UF1) - Small front-wheel drive car, similar to a classic Mini
  • Raceabout (RAC) - Rear-wheel drive mid-engined open-top sports car, based on the real RaceAbout '02 built by Finnish University students
  • FZ50 (FZ5) - Rear-wheel drive, rear-engined sports car, similar to a Porsche 911
  • XF GTR (XFR) - Lighter, higher-powered racing version of the XF GTI with slick tires
  • UF GTR (UFR) - Higher-powered version of UF 1000 with wider track and slick tires
  • Formula XR (FOX) - Small open-wheel race car, similar to a Formula Renault 2000 racecar
  • Formula V8 (FO8) - Open-wheel race car, similar to a Formula 3000 / GP2 racecar
  • BMW Sauber (BF1) - A recreation of the 2006 season BMW Sauber Formula One racecar
  • FXO GTR (FXR) - Four-wheel drive racing version of the FXO Turbo with downforce, similar to GT500 series racecars
  • XR GTR (XRR) - Lighter racing version of the XR GT Turbo with downforce, similar to GT500 series racecars
  • FZ50 GTR (FZR) - Lighter racing version of the FZ50 with downforce, similar to GT500 series racecars

Car details

UF 1000 (UF1)


Front engined, front wheel drive
Engine: 1.0 litre inline 4

Power: 41 kW (55 bhp) @ 5589 rpm
Torque: 88 Nm (65 lbft) @ 3009 rpm
Total Mass: 600 kg (1323 lbs) (572 kg (1262 lbs) Open Top)
Power-weight: 69 W/kg (93 bhp/ton) (72 W/kg (98 bhp/ton) Open Top)
Weight dist: 59.9 F 40.1 R (61.2 F 38.8 R Open Top)
Fuel tank capacity: 35 ltr

The least powerful car in the game, but far from being the least fun. In fact, the closest races are to be had when behind the wheel of this car. Certainly not suited to the faster tracks however. Driving with open top will reduce weight but will also reduce topspeed because of increased wind resistance.

Setup tip: Stiffer springs than usual to make up for the lack of antiroll bars, and will help generate some tyre heat. Works best with quite a lot of oversteer in the springs.

Dont be fooled by: People saying its a mobile road block. It's too small to be one.



Front engined, front wheel drive

Engine: 1.3 litre inline 4
Power: 86 kW (115bhp) @ 6871 rpm
Torque: 130 Nm (96 lbft) @ 5658 rpm
Total Mass: 940 kg (2072 lbs)
Power-weight: 92 W/kg (125 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 60.0 F 40.0 R

Fuel tank capacity: 45 ltr

An excellent car for beginners and experts alike, no other car in LFS is so universally driven as the XF GTi, from first-time-driver to seasoned league pro. It responds well to setup adjustments, and is a stable chassis that will teach a driver some invaluable lessons about pushing it to its limits, whilst retaining a degree of inherent stability and forgiving handling.

Setup tip: Don't overlock the differential, although more power-locking helps put the power down since the XF GTi doesn't have a two-way adjustable differential, you will also kill off the oversteer that you'll need to put into the setup to make the car steerable with the throttle.

Dont be fooled by: FWD doesn't mean you can't oversteer.



Front engined, rear wheel drive
Engine: 1.8 litre inline 4
Power: 104 kW (140bhp) @ 5945 rpm
Torque: 186 Nm (137 lbft) @ 4603 rpm
Total Mass: 1167 kg (2572 lbs)
Power-weight: 90 W/kg (122 bhp/ton)

Weight dist: 54.3 F 45.7 R
Fuel tank capacity: 65 ltr

A perfect car for practicing the fine art of driving RWD on the limit. Plenty of power to keep even the most tail happy drivers amused, but not enough to brown your pants on every exit. A car that will pave the way to handling some of the more frightening motors out there in LFS. A good match for the XF GTi although slightly faster!

Setup tip: A neutral setup is best for this car since it suffers very little from power oversteer. Keep the differential fairly open, but not so much that you can spin the inside wheel. Viscous works better here than Clutch Pack.

Dont be fooled by: The lazy engine.

XR GT Turbo (XRT)


Front engined, rear wheel drive
Engine: 2.0 litre turbocharged inline 4
Power: 183 kW (245bhp) @ 6019 rpm
Torque: 325 Nm (239 lbft) @ 4585 rpm
Total Mass: 1224 kg (2699 lbs)

Power-weight: 150 W/kg (204 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 52.5 F 47.5 R
Fuel tank capacity: 75 ltr

Take the XR GT, enlarge the engine to a nice round 2 litres, chuck a turbocharger under the bonnet for good measure and give it some meaner bodywork, and the XR GT Turbo is born. Although infamous for it's turbo lag, it does actually drive very nicely once you have become used to its handling and rather unique power delivery.

Setup tip: Just a touch of understeer is all that's need to control this car, once you've learnt to anticipate the turbo lag it's really just a more powerful XR GT. It has enough power to warrant the clutch pack differential but it doesn't need to be overly locked.

Dont be fooled by: Laggy turbo. Really laggy turbo. Keep one eye on the boost gauge at all times.

RB4 GT (RB4)


Front engined, all wheel drive
Engine: 2.0 litre turbocharged inline 4
Power: 181 kW (243bhp) @ 6021 rpm
Torque: 340 Nm (250 lbft) @ 3886 rpm

Total Mass: 1235 Kg (2723 lbs)
Power-weight: 147 W/kg (200 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 56.4 F 43.6 R
Fuel tank capacity: 75 ltr

This car has a lot of torque. This, coupled with the AWD drivetrain, makes it the ideal car for the rallycross courses. The RB4 is also fun to drive on the road tracks, but is slightly slower than the GT Turbo and FXO due to the mechanical loss inherited from the AWD layout. It is the easiest to drive out of the trio, however.

Setup tip: Understeer is your enemy here. Only add as much as you feel you need into the suspension and push the torque split back until you can push the rear out slightly with the throttle. This will also help even out tyre wear.

Dont be fooled by: The downforce-tastic rear wing, it doesn't make you faster.



Front engined, front wheel drive
Engine: 1.9 litre turbocharged flat 4
Power: 175 kW (234 bhp) @ 6365 rpm

Torque: 305 Nm (224 lbft) @ 4338 rpm
Total Mass: 1132 kg (2495 lbs)
Power-weight: 154 W/kg (210 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 59.3 F 40.7 R
Fuel tank capacity: 75 ltr

The favorite car in S1, as it is very accessible and fun, being a fast front wheel driven car. Because it is light, it is able to maintain a high speed right through the turn.

Dont be fooled by: People telling you powerful FWD cars have traction problems. This one doesnt.

LX4 (LX4)


Front engined, rear wheel drive
Engine: 1.3 litre inline 4

Power: 105 kW (140 bhp) @ 8212 rpm
Torque: 131 Nm (97 lbft) @ 6917 rpm
Total Mass: 499 kg (1100 lbs)
Power-weight: 210 W/kg (286 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 45.8 F 54.2 R
Fuel tank capacity: 40 ltr

With only 518 kg the LX4 is a pretty light car and is quite fast around the twisted S1 tracks. Compared to its bigger brother, the LX6, the LX4 is easy to drive and ideal for beginners to learn how to control a LX-style car.

LX4/6 Setup tip: These cars need a fair amount of understeer in the springs to keep the controllable. Don't go silly with the spring rates though. Low tyre pressures are needed. Keep the diff as open as possible on the power side and reasonable well locked on the coast side. Some rear toe comes in very handy here.

Dont be fooled by: The TBO cars. They have turbochargers, bigger brakes, and wider tyres, but this is a lot faster.



Mid engined, rear wheel drive
Engine: 600 cc turbocharged inline 4
Power: 48 kW (64 bhp) @ 7894 rpm
Torque: 69 Nm (51 lbft) @ 5071 rpm
Total Mass: 221 kg (486 lbs)
Power-weight: 217 W/kg (296 bhp/ton)

Weight dist: 37.5 F 62.5 R
Fuel tank capacity: 20 ltr

Based on the real MRT5 built by the McGill Racing Team and competing in the Formula SAE championship this lightweight car is ideal for autocross tracks and slow configurations. The MRT5 is fun to drive and reminds you of a kart although it has more power and a differential.

Setup tip: This car is best with SOFT suspension. Understeer is certainly not needed in the springs, it hurts turning too much. Just adjust antiroll bars to get the balance you want. Also, this car is extremely sensitive to differential settings. Use the viscous differential and keep it fairly open (low single digits). Very low tyre pressures. Rear toe comes in handy again here.

Don't be fooled by: The formula-car looks don't mean formula-car top speed.

LX6 (LX6)


Front engined, rear wheel drive

Engine: 1.8 litre inline 6
Power: 142 kW (190 bhp) @ 8429 rpm
Torque: 173 Nm (128 lbft) @ 7059 rpm
Total Mass: 540 kg (1192 lbs)
Power-weight: 62 W/kg (357 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 48.3 F 51.7 R

Fuel tank capacity: 40 ltr

Take the LX4, swap the engine for a 1.8 litre inline 6, and you have the LX6. So what's the big deal? It's a touch heavier, has a slightly more balanced weight distribution (due to the heavier lump up front) and, most importantly, more power. It's trickier to drive, so if you've not driven an LX style car before the LX4 is a better starting point. Since the LX8 has been canned, this is the fastest LX style car available in LFS at the moment.

Dont be fooled by: The low power--this car is a monster on the track.

RaceAbout (RAC)


Mid engined, rear wheel drive
Engine: 2.0 litre turbocharged inline 4
Power: 183 kW (245 bhp) @ 5879 rpm
Torque: 360 Nm (265 lbft) @ 3500 rpm

Total Mass: 800 kg (1763 lbs)
Power-weight: 228 W/kg (311 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 40.0 F 60.0 R
Fuel tank capacity: 42 ltr

Really existing prototype of a sportscar from Finland powered by a mid-mounted turbocharged Saab engine. Hard to be driven on the limit.

Setup tip: The lack of rear antiroll bar can make this awkward to setup. Don't put too much understeer into the springs or the car will push too much. No need to go silly with the front antiroll bar either, although a healthy amount is still recommended. Keep the suspension fairly soft too.

Dont be fooled by: Other drivers saying this car sucks. If you drive carefully, this is a hell of a fast car.

FZ50 (FZ5)


Rear engined, rear wheel drive
Engine: 3.6 litre flat 6

Power: 269 kW (360 bhp) @ 7588 rpm
Torque: 392 Nm (288 lbft) @ 5019 rpm
Total Mass: 1379 kg (3041 lbs)
Power-weight: 195 W/kg (265 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 38.0 F 62.0 R
Fuel tank capacity: 90 ltr

This is the fastest road car available in LFS, favoring top speed over handling. Its high weight, high power and rearward weight distribution make for an challenging, yet entertaining drive. Go take it for a spin and make those tyres squeal. Setup tip: Doesn't actually need that much understeer. Heavy engine braking is the main issue, so most importantly have the differential very tight on the coast side to help with off throttle oversteer, and move the brake bias forward to help stability under braking.

Dont be fooled by: You have to brake HARD for corners--it may have a big engine, but it's heavy and still uses road tires.



Front engined, front wheel drive

Engine: 2.0 litre inline 4
Power: 179 kW (240 bhp) @ 7242 rpm
Torque: 270 Nm (198 lbft) @ 5178 rpm
Total Mass: 836 kg (1843 lbs)
Power-weight: 214 W/kg (292 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 62.3 F 37.7 R

Fuel tank capacity: 70 ltr

Take everyone's favourite hot hatch, stick slicks on it, thrown in a beastly 2.0 engine, throw out some weight, then clad it in some mean racecar bodywork and this is what you end up with. The most powerful FWD car in LFS, it brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "power understeer". Requires smooth driving. Is a competitor to the UF GTR.

XF/UF GTR setup tip: Wheelspin frying the front tyres is the main nightmare behind these cars, so keep the suspension soft, lock the differential as far as it will go on the power side and use the coast side to control lift off oversteer. Keep zero toe on the front wheels, and keep tyre pressures LOW. Although this makes the tyres easier to heat up, the extra grip will be more beneficial in preventing wheelspin, so in fact the tyres will generally be cooler.

Dont be fooled by: R2 tyres, they're shot after 3 laps.



Front engined, front wheel drive
Engine: 1.4 litre inline 4
Power: 134 kW (180 bhp) @ 8246 rpm
Torque: 178 Nm (131 lbft) @ 5870 rpm
Total Mass: 600 kg (1323 lbs)

Power-weight: 223 W/kg (304 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 64.6 F 35.4 R
Fuel tank capacity: 60 ltr

While it has less power than it's competitor, the XF GTR, it's lack of weight more than makes up for this. On twistier circuits it will eat the XF GTR (and a couple of sets of tyres), but loses out on the straights. Certainly requires smooth driving. Whoever said Minis were boring?

Dont be fooled by: The fact the über-LX LX8 GTR was cancelled for THIS. Boo.

Formula XR (FOX)


Mid engined, rear wheel drive
Engine: 2.0 litre inline 4
Power: 142 kW (190 bhp) @ 7032 rpm
Torque: 221 Nm (162 lbft) @ 4964 rpm

Total Mass: 490 kg (1079 lbs)
Power-weight: 290 W/kg (395 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 45.0 F 55.0 R
Fuel tank capacity: 38 ltr

Based upon a Formula Renault 2000 racecar, this car serves as a nice introduction to the cars with downforce. The relatively low power of the engine makes the car easy to drive once up to speed. Insane fun on twisty tracks.

Setup tip: Actually needs a bit of a loose setup, this will help with low speed cornering. Adjust downforce to keep the rear in place at higher speeds. Due to it's low power, it's best to keep wing angles low for most tracks.

Dont be fooled by: Less powerful than the F08, but grips almost as well due to lighter weight and tamer engine.

Formula V8 (FO8)


Mid engined, rear wheel drive
Engine: 3.0 litre V8
Power: 341 kW (458 bhp) @ 8972 rpm

Torque: 401 Nm (295 lbft) @ 7059 rpm
Total Mass: 600 kg (1323 lbs)
Power-weight: 568 W/kg (775 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 45.0 F 55.0 R
Fuel tank capacity: 125 ltr

Based upon a Formula 3000 racecar, this is the second fastest but most difficult car to drive in LFS. Once mastered though, it offers great rewards to the driver. It's no Formula One car but don't let that fool you into thinking this isn't one awesome car. Just look at that power-to-weight figure! Suffice to say, the acceleration is incredible. It can pull over 3Gs in the bends. And if it stopped any quicker it would hurt (well, more-so). Only drive it if you have the balls.

Setup tip: As a beginner it's probably a good idea to keep the diff open while you learn. Then tighten it up to reduce inside wheelspin once you get used to the awesome performance available under your right foot. Again you don't really need much understeer, just use downforce to keep the rear in place. High tyre pressures work well on this car.

Don't be fooled by: The start line. It's easy to spin the tires (and the car) in 2nd or even 3rd gear.

BMW Sauber F1 (BF1)


Mid engined, rear wheel drive
Engine: 2.4 litre V8

Power: 537 kW (720 bhp) @ 19076 rpm
Torque: 284 Nm (209 lbft) @ 16817 rpm
Total Mass: 530 kg (1169 lbs)
Power-weight: 1011 W/kg (1378 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 46.3 F 53.7 R
Fuel tank capacity: 95 ltr

The real BMW Sauber F1.06. Incredibly fast in every way. You'll need to drive absolutely on the limit to get the most out of it. You don't need to lift or even use a gearstick for shifting - the onboard electronics will do it faster than you ever could.

Setup tip: Traction control helps keep the huge power under control, but don't set the allowed slip too high, as it can seriously hurt your speed - 3% is enough.

Don't be fooled by: The FO8 - you thought it was quick, but the BF1 is a lot quicker.



Front engined, all wheel drive

Engine: 2.0 litre turbocharged flat 4
Power: 365 kW (490 bhp) @ 6278 rpm
Torque: 627 Nm (461 lbft) @ 4782 rpm
Total Mass: 1130 kg (2492 lbs)
Power-weight: 323 W/kg (441 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 57.5 F 42.5 R

Fuel tank capacity: 100 ltr

The FXO GTR is the easiest of the GTR cars to drive, thanks to its stable handling and four-wheel drive. Unfortunately it's also the slowest over a single lap. In the hands of a skilled driver it can usually beat most comers, but even the best FXO GTR driver can't catch a well-driven FZ50 GTR or XR GTR in a sprint race. In endurance races the playing field is leveled somewhat, as the FXO GTR is easier on its tires than the other two GTR cars and has superior fuel economy. Ultimately the FXO GTR is a great car for somebody just getting used to the extra power offered by the GTR cars or for somebody who just wants to have some fun in the GTR class, but if you want wins and don't like long races you have to move to one of the rear-wheel drive GTR cars.

Setup tip: Need a little oversteer for this car, and send plenty of the torque rearward to keep tyre temperatures equal front and rear. Best keep the differential fairly open to help turn in, which is this cars main strength.

Dont be fooled by: Unlike the FXO, this car is AWD. But don't try to take it on a rallycross track.



Front engined, rear wheel drive
Engine: 2.0 litre turbocharged inline 4
Power: 365 kW (490 bhp) @ 6278 rpm
Torque: 627 Nm (461 lbft) @ 4782 rpm
Total Mass: 1100 kg (2424 lbs)
Power-weight: 332 W/kg (453 bhp/ton)

Weight dist: 55.4 F 44.6 R
Fuel tank capacity: 100 ltr

Is the XR GT Turbo not man enough for you? Slicks, wings, silly power and an angry face, this car has had the works done to it. Nobody knows what the LFS tuning division did to the turbocharger to get double the power out of the engine, but it works, and we are forever thankful. It likes to eat FXO GTRs for breakfast, so watch out.

XR/FZ50 GTR setup tip: Not much understeer needed for these cars, again just use downforce for high speed stability. Need to keep the differential fairly tight so you can put down all that power. Highish tyre pressures at the rear, less at the front.

Dont be fooled by: Remember the laggy turbo from the GT? No problems here--go ahead and put your foot down.



Rear engined, rear wheel drive
Engine: 3.6 litre flat 6
Power: 365 kW (490 bhp) @ 8106 rpm
Torque: 503 Nm (370 lbft) @ 5267 rpm
Total Mass: 1100 kg (2425 lbs)

Power-weight: 332 W/kg (452 bhp/ton)
Weight dist: 35.3 F 64.7 R
Fuel tank capacity: 100 ltr

This is what happens when a not-so-sane person looks at the FZ50 and says "Mmm, nice, but could do with a bit more power." 130bhp more to be exact. Like the XR GTR, it was given slicks, downforce, gorgeous looks and lightened, but just ended up better. Not for the faint hearted, since it will do it's best to rip it out the first time you drive it.

Dont be fooled by: The fact it's burning fuel like no other car in LFS.

Car Steering Wheel Lock Angles


All of these cars use the full 720 degrees of rotation



These cars use a reduced lock of just 1.5 turns lock to lock



This car uses 1.25 turns lock to lock



The only car to use less than one full turn, required a flick of 0.75 turns lock to lock