Need for Speed: The Run

Need for Speed: The Run Achievements

East Coast Gold

Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the "East Coast Express" Challenge Series

This requires skill. Aside from that, using these vehicles will give you the best chance of winning gold (or better):

  • The Jersey Double Back: Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0 or Sesto Elemento
  • The Situation: Lamborghini Murcielago or Sesto Elemento
  • Drive Hard: Corvette Z06 or Audi R8 V10
  • Drive Hard with a Vengeance: McLaren F1 or Sesto Elemento
  • Live Free or Drive Hard: Porsche 918 RSR or Sesto Elemento
  • The Final Event: McLaren F1


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User Comments
Comment #1 by Moskito2508
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 04:41:48 AM

Hey guys!

Does anybody have a hint how to finish the race "live free or drive hard" with a gold medal? I am driving almost perfectly and I could beat all the other races with gold or platinum but this one not.

Comment #2 by xbox360besitzer
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 05:42:51 AM

unobtainable at the moment. I'm 20 seconds behind the target time with perfect
driving :/

Comment #3 by samwiskin
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 02:06:59 PM

i have just done a 2:19.67 in the 918 rsr porsche. if you use boost just after the 1st little bend (before u exit the tunel) and drift and the 1st left. wall grind around the u-turns, go over the wooden bridge (or what ever it is) with out hitting the benchs or edges, try to have as much boost as pos on the last straight! i did it on my 3rd go! totally poss!!!

Comment #4 by Ducati748er
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 12:32:04 PM

my best time so far is 2.21.9 in the GT-R it's hard but with a time like that I'm pretty sure it can be done with a little luck like traffic and the other cars

By far the hardest race in the game tho hands down!!!

Comment #5 by Moskito2508
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 09:32:53 AM

Got it with the Nissan Skyline 2000 Signature Edition. Team is 2:19 something. Use this video for a help:

Comment #6 by SweptbackFlame
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 05:25:49 PM

There's no way, forget luck...I Just did perfect driving with the Maclaren, didn't hit anything, turned the corners super sharp without losing much speed and I only managed to shave 3 seconds off my best time which was 2:26.30 before that it was 2:28.46.

Comment #7 by haydo1801
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 @ 05:00:07 AM

I DID IT, porsche 918 RSR with about 4 hours of attempts

Comment #8 by DaPedaAT
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 03:28:01 PM

Porsche 918 RSR works fine ... After a lot of try┬┤s ;)

Comment #9 by Jhart2509
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 @ 02:35:51 AM

yep, as ppl said, use the Porche 918 RSR, and you do just have to have good luck with the random cars, and also need very close to a perfect run. the outline above works well :) i managed 2:18:33 took a few attempts but as i said, the outline above, worked very well :)

Comment #10 by Zeke the Xbot
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 12:12:44 AM

found a video on youtube where someone uses the Lamborghini sesto elemento(driver level 30 to unlock) he managed a platinum but not in the video he made. this car is apparently the top car in the game seeing as it can reach 300+ mph.

Comment #11 by AA x driv3r
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 04:51:40 PM

Just got a 2:19:77 With the Sesto Elemento. Wow, this makes "Time Hunter" look easy. And @10, no, the Lambo does not go 300+ Mph. The person recording the video was most likely using Kilometers instead of Miles.

Comment #12 by UN SUB 1001
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 10:45:53 AM


Comment #13 by JeroenH007
Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 06:26:28 PM

Live free or drive hard costed me my fingernails and some hair on my head...

Comment #14 by edwiitos
Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 10:41:34 AM

Got gold 2 seconds away from platinum with the Zonda. What a fucking nightmare.

Comment #15 by matt schwindt
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 02:34:43 PM

2:19:87 Zonda - Rde the three walls in the first park drive. on the boardwalk you can you on run to take out the benches on the left then reset and they won't be in he way.

Comment #16 by Dellfis
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:11:56 AM

cant complete this with my excellent driving skills :(

Comment #17 by FailAtXBOX
Monday, June 03, 2013 @ 07:32:04 PM

after about 10 tries i got a 2:19.90 in the nissan GT-R spec. i just used a combination of practice and this video to help with my route:

Comment #18 by DonTrombone7704
Sunday, April 06, 2014 @ 12:46:44 AM

I FINALLY, FINALLY got 2:19.83 with the Sesto Elemento and my god it was still a rage-inducing mixture of luck and absolute precision-based skill. More of the former, than the latter.

I managed to go nearly flawlessly through the round, even limiting making contact with the walls during the first part of the race only go absolutely barrel through the benches which kept slowing me down. The paths through the park are so narrow it's incredibly difficult to avoid going into the grass.

And then finally, there's dealing with oncoming traffic which absolutely killed any attempt at finshing with a gold countless times.

Finally, after flawless driving, with a Sesto (Which I purchased on the Xbox Live marketplace), I barely finished with 2:19.83. I immediately dropped this like a ho

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Game Info
Black Box
Electronic Arts


US November 15, 2011
Europe November 18, 2011

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