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All default cars available in Live for Speed

Cars are selected in the car selection screen after going to Garage from the game lobby screen. Cars can be controlled by real players or by the AI drivers.

There is a total of 20 cars in LFS (most require an S1/S2 license). Most can be loosely divided into different classes to keep racing fair and fun. There are 4 real licensed cars, the rest are fictional.

For S3 users, there is a vehicle mods system in place, where you can create your own cars in LFS.

Cars in LFS are often referred by their 3-character short names. For example, the XF GTI is abbreviated as XFG.

Demo cars

The demo cars are available to everyone for free. It consists of one front-wheel drive hatchback, one rear-wheel drive car and one single-seater.

Demo cars
Model Abbrev Layout Drive Engine Output Weight
XF GTI XFG FF hatchback FWD 1.3 L inline-4 86 kW (115 hp) 942 kg (2076 lb)
XR GT XRG FR coupe RWD 1.8 L inline-4 104 kW (140 hp) 1150 kg (2536 lb)
Formula BMW FBM MR formula RWD 1.2 L inline-4 105 kW (140 hp) 465 kg (1024 lb)

S1 cars

A drag race with S1 cars
S1 cars
Model Abbrev Layout Drive Engine Output Weight
XR GT Turbo XRT FR coupe RWD 2.0 L turbo inline-4 184 kW (247 hp) 1223 kg (2696 lb)
RB4 GT RB4 4WD coupe AWD 2.0 L turbo inline-4 181 kW (243 hp) 1210 kg (2667 lb)
FXO Turbo FXO FF coupe FWD 1.9 L turbo flat-4 175 kW (234 hp) 1136 kg (2504 lb)
LX4 LX4 FR roadster RWD 1.3 L inline-4 105 kW (140 hp) 499 kg (1101 lb)
LX6 LX6 FR roadster RWD 1.8 L inline-6 142 kW (190 hp) 539 kg (1188 lb)
MRT5 MRT MR single seater RWD 600 cc turbo inline-4 48 kW (64 hp) 221 kg (486 lb)

S2 cars

S2 cars
Model Abbrev Layout Drive Engine Output Weight
UF 1000 UF1 FF hatchback FWD 1.0 L inline-4 41 kW (55 hp) 600 kg (1322 lb)
RaceAbout RAC MR convertible RWD 2.0 L turbo inline-4 183 kW (245 hp) 800 kg (1763 lb)
FZ50 FZ5 RR coupe RWD 3.6 L boxer-6 269 kW (360 hp) 1380 kg (3042 lb)
XF GTR XFR FF race car FWD 2.0 L inline-4 172 kW (230 hp) 840 kg (1851 lb)
UF GTR UFR FF race car FWD 1.4 L inline-4 134 kW (180 hp) 600 kg (1322 lb)
Formula XR FOX MR formula RWD 2.0 L inline-4 142 kW (190 hp) 490 kg (1079 lb)
Formula V8 FO8 MR formula RWD 3.0 L V8 335 kW (450 hp) 600 kg (1323 lb)
BMW Sauber F1 BF1 MR formula RWD 2.4 L V8 537 kW (720 hp) 530 kg (1169 lb)
FXO GTR FXR 4WD race car AWD 2.0 L turbo boxer-4 365 kW (490 hp) 1100 kg (2425 lb)
XR GTR XRR FR race car RWD 2.0 L turbo inline-4 365 kW (490 hp) 1100 kg (2425 lb)
FZ50 GTR FZR RR race car RWD 3.6 L boxer-6 365 kW (490 hp) 1100 kg (2424 lb)

S3 cars

Car mods

There are no additional official cars available for S3 license holders. However, there is a vehicle mods system which allows anyone to create their own car and use it in LFS.


Car classes

Main article: Cars by class
Car Classes
Cars
Classes XFG XRG XRT RB4 FXO LX6 RAC FZ5 XFR UFR FXR XRR FZR MRT FOX FO8 FBM BF1 UF1 LX4
FR
TBO
LRF
FWD GTR
GTR
S-S
Unclassified
  • FR class - A FWD hot hatch and a RWD sportcoupe with approximately 125 bhp/ton. They match each other well in terms of racing pace, and are heavily used in Fragmaster's GTi Thursday races.
  • TBO class - Turbo-aspirated sportcoupés with approximately 205 bhp/ton. One FWD, one RWD, and one AWD. As a class, used for example in league TBO Challenge.
  • LRF class - Much like the TBO-class, but a bit faster. All cars are rear-wheel-driven. The featured cars are very different in terms of horsepower and weight. All are in the range of 250-310 bhp/ton. Some favour acceleration and handling while others top speed.
  • FWD GTR class - They have approximately 300 bhp/ton, and due to their high power-to-weight ratio and front-wheel-drive, temperature of the front tyres are usually harder to keep under control.
  • GTR class - These racecars are similar to the Japanese Super GT (formerly JGTC) GT500 class. They have approximately 453 bhp/ton.
  • Single-seaters - Single seaters: four formula cars of different power, and the lightweight kart-like MRT.
  • Unclassified cars - These cars are mainly for racing against each other with the same car, as they don't fit in any of the other classes available in LFS.

Car steering wheel lock angles

900°

All of these cars use the full 900 degrees of rotation:
XFG, XRG, XRT, RB4, FXO, LX4, LX6, RAC, UF1, FZ5

540°

These cars use a reduced lock of just 1.5 turns lock to lock:
XRR, FXR, FZR, UFR, XFR

450°

These cars use 1.25 turns lock to lock:
FBM, FOX, FO8

400°

BF1

270°

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

Real & fictional cars

LFS currently features 4 licensed real cars:

As for the fantasy cars, the following is NOT an "official" list nor a "based on" list, just observations of what the cars may look like by several forum members.

XF GTR, UF GTR, FXO GTR, XR GTR, FZ50 GTR are GTR versions of the road cars, the latter three resembling cars racing in the now defunct JGTC.

See also

Subcategories

This category has the following 5 subcategories, out of 5 total.