As everyone anticipated the arrival of the Nissan Skyline
2000 GTR in Need
for Speed Payback, fans were left surprised, and mostly disappointed, to
see developer Ghost Games reuse the Mazda RX-7 for this week’s Abandoned Car.
Now the Mazda RX-7 is not a bad car at all, it’s even become one of my
favourites in the game, but fans were almost certain we’d see the Skyline GTR
this week on count of it being the last unused Abandoned Car to be unlocked.
It’s important to note, however, that Ghost Games never
announced the car to be available on any specific date. Instead, it was just the
presumption everyone had. However, there’s no point in complaining – or even
hurling ridiculous abuse to developers and EA staff working on the game – as
they have provided an explanation as to the car’s whereabouts and why it wasn’t
featured in this week’s Abandoned Car rotation.
On the Need
for Speed Reddit, Ghost Games’ Ben Walke revealed that the Skyline GTR had
“an issue” that will be fixed with the next content update for the game –
details of which are coming shortly.
“The car had an issue, we fixed it, will be done within the
next update,” he said. “Appreciate you wanted the Skyline, but the bug did
prevent us from releasing it. As such, we decided going back to the RX-7 would
be the best option.”
Anyways, the Mazda RX-7 is more than a worthy replacement
and can be discovered in a familiar spot. Find it at the Gas Station in Silver
Canyon by the Silver Casino Lodge near the river. You can find its precise
location by checking out the map below. By fast travelling to the Gas Station
marked, you’ll instantly spawn by the car and can steal it right away.
Otherwise, if you drive there, the game will highlight its exact whereabouts once
you come near the proximity of the abandoned vehicle.
Once you steal the car, the cops will be alerted to your
presence and thus a hot pursuit will begin. As always, you’ll need to escape
the police and take the car back to Rav’s Garage in Liberty Desert. Be warned,
it’s a lengthy 3-mile chase back to his place, and of course, there’s a few
Rhinos awaiting you on the way, too. Drive fast, and don’t slow down for
By taking the car back to Rav, it will be yours to drive and
customize whenever you desire. You can also purchase it from the other
Dealerships in the game for $75,915 of your in-game currency. As usual, the Mazda
RX-7 has plenty of customization options for you to enjoy as well.
If you already located the car when it first became
available in December with the release of the Speedcross DLC, it’s worth
finding it again if you enjoy a good cop chase, and if you want another RX-7 in
its Race Class at no additional in-game cost.
The last Abandoned Car in Need for Speed Payback will be the
Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR, which will be available sometime after the next content
update drops. We’re not sure if it’ll be ready in time for next week, but we’ll
be sure to post a guide for it once it becomes available, so you can track it
down, steal it, and add it to your garage.
Abandoned Cars in Need for Speed Payback rotate on a weekly
basis, giving players the chance to find cars they may have missed out on
before. Past cars like the Volvo
Amazon P130, Volvo
242, BMW M3
Evolution II E30, and the Plymouth
Barracuda will return in future rotations. Until next week, make sure you
track down the Mazda RX-7 if you don’t already have one, or if you simply want
Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.