DJ Atomika will announce upon the completion of a certain number of events that a new vehicle with picture and name has entered Paradise City.
A vehicle that needs to be shutdown will randomly appear whilst the player is in offline freeburn and drive past the player. This rival vehicle can easily be distinguished from traffic, not just by appearance, but also by its constant usage of Boost and its unique engine sound. The vehicle will become available for the player to drive once they takedown that vehicle.
A message will pop up and inform the player that they have successfully shut down their adversary once they take them down. Upon entering the Junkyard the player will find that the car is in a damaged state and will always respawn in such a state after a wreck until the player drives through an Auto-Repair.
The winding roads of White Mountain (such as North Mountain Drive) may be the most convenient environment to shut down rival vehicles. The roads there are narrow (making it easier to take down the rival), have less interfering traffic, and have few intersections (forcing the chased rival to follow a straight route).
Cars that can be Shut Down
|Vehicle||Criteria For Unlock|
|Nakamura SI-7||Win 3 Events|
|Hunter Vegas||Win 5 Events|
|Krieger Pioneer||Win 7 Events|
|Kitano Hydros Custom||Win 10 Events|
|Hunter Reliable Custom||Win 13 Events|
|Watson R-Turbo Roadster||Win 16 Events|
|Rossolini LM Classic||Win 19 Events|
|Hunter Manhattan||Win 22 Events|
|Carson Grand Marais||Win 26 Events|
|Montgomery Hyperion||Win 30 Events|
|Krieger 616 Sport||Win 34 Events|
|Hunter Spur||Win 38 Events|
|Montgomery GT 2400||Win 42 Events|
|Jansen P12||Win 46 Events|
|Carson Inferno Van||Win 51 Events|
|Carson Opus||Win 56 Events|
|Carson Annihilator||Win 61 Events|
|Jansen X12||Win 66 Events|
|Kitano Touge Sport||Win 71 Events|
|Hunter Takedown 4x4||Win 77 Events|
|Carson 500 GT||Win 83 Events|
|Hunter Racing Oval Champ||Win 89 Events|
|Hunter Citizen||Win 99 Events|
|Watson 25 V16 Revenge||Win 108 Events|
|Montgomery Hawker||Win 116 Events|
|Krieger Überschall 8||Win 128 Events|
|Carson Thunder Custom||Win 140 Events|
|Carson Hot Rod Coupe||Win 154 Events|
|Krieger Racing WTR||Win 168 Events|
- Only a maximum of 3 cars will appear on the streets when the player has managed to have more than two cars to Shut Down. Once one (or two) of them has been shut down, the other cars will appear in a similar fashion.
- In rare occasions, one of these cars will appear randomly and overtake the player and then quickly followed by another car, as if they are chasing each other.
- This obviously resembles Burnout 2's Face Off (Burnout 2).