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Tuning, Drivers and Principals (also known collectively as Power 2), first introduced in Update 8.5 and finalized in Update 8.7, is a feature that replaces traditional upgrades for newly-introduced cars in the Motorsports category. The intention of this page is to provide information and data regarding Power 2.

Overview

Power 2 is split into three "upgradable" categories: Tuning, Drivers and Principals. Details of these categories are detailed in the following sub-sections. To some extent, these three categories are independent from each other and are individually "upgradable".

There are 4 improvement categories: Top Speed (S,Speed Icon.png), Acceleration (A,Acceleration Icon.png), Brakes (B,Braking Icon.png) and Grip (G,Grip Icon.png), in order. Investments in Tuning, Drivers and/or Principal improvements will positively affect one or more of the above stats.

Currencies associated with Power 2 cars and series are Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png and Curr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png.

Note that in all Special Events involving Power 2 cars, players can choose any prize car upon completing the event, regardless of the car chosen to complete the event. For example, a player can use the MERCEDES-AMG W11 to complete a Formula 1® Grand Prix™ special event, but choose the McLAREN F1® TEAM McLAREN MCL35 as the prize car upon completion (as long as the McLaren isn't already owned), since both cars are part of the 2020 F1® Series.

Garage/Pit Lane Bar UI for Power 2 cars. From left to right: Tuning menu, Drivers menu and Principal menu.


Tuning

Tuning Setups let you keep your Tuning to use outside Special Events.
Install a Tuning Setup to your Motorsports car to gain its benefits in your Motorsports Career. You can add more Tuning Steps until the Setup is maxed out.
— In-game description

Tuning menu example:
Pic 1.1: First time applying tuning setup to this car.
Pic 1.2: Adding individual tuning steps.
Pic 1.3: Swapping tuning setups in the inventory.
Notice the varying stats caused by different setups

Try out different Tuning Setups to see which works best on each track
— In-game description

There are 4 tuning categories: Speed, Acceleration, Brakes and Grip, and are directly related to the 4 stats mentioned above. For example, one speed tune will improve top speed only, with no effects on other stats.

A player must own a Tuning Setup to apply tuning. All tuning steps apply to the currently-installed Tuning Setup only.

Tuning Setups are acquired from completing special events involving the same motorsports series. There is no difference in individual tuning steps—that is, the price, waiting time and PR increase of a particular tuning step is the same across all tuning setups of the same motorsport category. The only difference is the max number of tunes available for each stat. For example, there are two Tuning Setups available for the GTE 2020 Season: Race Day: Le Mans 2020 and 2020 GTE Endurance Championship. These two setups allow max tuning steps of 10-7-8-3 and 6-7-7-8, respectively, but the price and PR increase for one particular tune (given that this step is available for both setups) is the same.

In Special Events, only the Tuning Setup from that special event can be applied and used.

However, outside of special events, any previously earned Tuning Setup can be applied to any owned car it is available for. One tuning setup can be simultaneously applied to however many cars in the same motorsport category. Applying tuning setups to a car will give Principal XP to the car's Team Principal. Applying one tuning step will also give Principal XP (Principal XP is further discussed in the following § Principals section). The first tuning setup applied to a car is free and instant, whereas swapping to another setup later on will cost Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png and will have a wait time.

Tuning costs, Tuning Setups including their swapping costs and PR increases vary with different motorsport series and are detailed in the following § Data Tables section.


Drivers

Driver menu example:
Pic 2.1: Lvl 1 driver with 0 XP
Pic 2.2: Lvl 1 driver with enough XP to level-up.
Pic 2.3: Driver level-up conformation.

Drivers earn XP by racing. Better race results award more XP.
— In-game description
Level up your Driver to permanently improve all your car's stats and raise its PR
— In-game description

Every Power 2 car has one or more driver(s). Each driver starts with Driver Level 1 and level 8 is usually the max level. Each driver has an unique racing number (and an unique car livery, in some cases) that gets applied to the car. Players can assign any one of the drivers to the car for free.

Completing races will earn Driver XP for the driver in use. XP values vary with the event and finishing position, and are documented on the series/events pages. Once a certain XP is reached, the player can level-up the driver by spending Curr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png. Excess XP will be carried over to the next level. Alternately, players can also spend Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png to train the driver in order to gain XP enough for the next driver level (essentially purchasing Driver XP). Curr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png-spending is required for leveling-up either way.

Every increase in driver level will increase the car's PR as long as this driver is selected. All 4 stats will be positively affected. Switching to another driver will affect the car's stats according to the other driver's level. Switching drivers is free and can be done for however many times.

Required driver XP, level-up costs, optional training costs and PR increases vary with motorsport series and driver level, and are documented in the following § Data Tables section.

Unlimited drive for Time Trials is available when using a max-level driver.


Principals

Principal menu example:
Pic 3.1: Lvl 1 principal with 0 XP
Pic 3.2: Lvl 1 principal with enough XP to level-up.
Pic 3.3: Principal level-up research focus selection and conformation.

Principals earn XP whenever tuning is completed on your car.
— In-game description
The Team Principal strategizes how to optimize your race car. When they level up, you can choose a car stat to research and improve.
— In-game description

Every Power 2 car has one Team Princpal that cannot be changed. Principals start with Principal Level 1 and level 13 is usually the max level.

Similar to drivers, principals require Principal XP to level up. Once a certain XP is reached, the player can level-up the principal by spending Curr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png. Excess XP will be carried over to the next level. Principal XP can be earned via:

  • Tuning (installing an individual tuning step;
  • Swapping Tuning Setups.

Both ways will earn a certain amount of Principal XP for the principal of the car that the action was performed on. The precise value vary with motorsport series and are documented in the following § Data Tables section.

Once Principal XP is enough, the player can choose to level-up the principal. Doing so, the player must choose to either improve the Top Speed, Acceleration, Brakes, or Grip for the car (as shown in picture 3.3), with all other stats remaining the same. This is known as Selecting Research Focus. For the common 13-level principal (12 level-ups to max), a maximum of 3 principal level-ups are available for each stat. Principal level-up Curr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png costs and PR increases are independent from the chosen research focus.

Required principal XP, level-up costs and PR increases vary with motorsport series and principal level, and are documented in the following § Data Tables section.

Once the principal is at max-level, the car will have double durability and swapping tuning setups will be free and instant.

Related Templates

In addition to the tables that follow, here are some useful templates and arrays that will come in handy when dealing with Power 2 data.

Template Description
Template:CalcPR Extremely useful and versatile template. One can use this to calculate PR increase, XP and all associated costs for any desired driver/principal/tuning combination.
Template:ArrTuning Array, storing all Power 2 Data. Many templates, including this page itself, gets data from there.
User:Albert Tasmani/
Template/TuningChartV2
Generates a graphic to show characteristics of a specific tuning setup. Commonly used on special event pages.
Template:TuningSetup Generates a partial tuning data table for a specific tuning setup. Instead of all 10 rows, it only shows the relevant tuning steps for this setup.
(8 items)
Generates the data tables found on this page.
  • Feel free to add more useful templates to the table above.


Data Tables

Documenting all available data regarding Tuning, Drivers and Principals, including precise PR values and costs. The game only displays PR to one decimal place and sets PR gates according to one decimal place. One should round up/down accordingly.

Data Tables Key:      
Tuning Setup Tables
  • S, A, B, G: Max tuning steps for Top Speed, Acceleration, Brakes and Grip tunes, respectively.
  • PR: PR increment from maxed-out setup.
  • Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png Cost: M$ cost to max-out setup.

Other Tables

  • Cost: cost for this single item. Costs are in Curr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png for Driver and Principal level-ups; in Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png for Tuning steps.
    • Cost acc.: accumulated cost. Sum of the cost of this item and all other stages before it.
  • XP: XP needed for this single item (provided that previous level is already applied).
    • XP acc.: accumulated XP. Total XP needed for this item from ground zero.
  • Training: optional driver training fee, in Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png, needed to level up to this single driver level.
    • Training acc.: total optional training fee needed to level up to this driver level from ground zero.
  • PR: PR gain from this single item.
    • PR acc.: total PR gain from this single tuning step and all other steps before it.


LMP1 2009 Season

Series LMP1 2009 Season.png Principal XP earned from one tuning step
375 XP
Principal XP earned by swapping setup
60 XP
Tuning Setup swap cost Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png 14,000

Cars

All cars in this motorsport series and their precise base PR values
Showcase AUDI R15 TDI.jpg
AUDI
R15 TDI
73.360 PR
Showcase ASTON MARTIN DBR1-2.jpg
ASTON MARTIN
DBR1-2
73.420 PR

Tuning Setups

Shows all available tuning setups for this motorsport category. All numbers apply to maxed-out setups.
Setup S A B G PR Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png Cost
Race Day: Festival

6 7 7 8 8.674 2,972,100
Race Day: LMP Tour

10 7 8 3 8.447 3,235,900
Total Setups: 2   |   Total Cost: Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png 6,208,000

Tuning Steps

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Some Tuning data for Acceleration, Brakes and Grip are unavailable for LMP1 2009 Season
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The charts below show average PR increments for the ASTON MARTIN DBR1-2 and AUDI R15 TDI. Actual values are available, see documentation for more details.

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Step Top Speed Acceleration Brakes Grip
Cost Cost
acc.
PR PR
acc.
Cost Cost
acc.
PR PR
acc.
Cost Cost
acc.
PR PR
acc.
Cost Cost
acc.
PR PR
acc.
1 72,300 72,300 0.283 0.283 96,400 96,400 0.377 0.377 64,200 64,200 0.251 0.251 82,300 82,300 0.322 0.322
2 77,600 149,900 0.283 0.566 103,500 199,900 0.377 0.754 69,000 133,200 0.252 0.503 88,400 170,700 0.322 0.644
3 80,300 230,200 0.283 0.849 107,100 307,000 0.378 1.132 71,400 204,600 0.251 0.754 91,400 262,100 0.323 0.967
4 81,400 311,600 0.283 1.132 108,500 415,500 0.377 1.509 72,300 276,900 0.252 1.006 92,700 354,800 0.322 1.289
5 81,900 393,500 0.282 1.414 109,200 524,700 0.377 1.886 72,800 349,700 0.251 1.257 93,300 448,100 0.322 1.611
6 107,100 500,600 0.283 1.697 142,700 667,400 0.377 2.263 95,200 444,900 0.252 1.509 121,900 570,000 0.322 1.933
7 171,300 671,900 0.283 1.980 228,400 895,800 0.377 2.640 152,300 597,200 0.251 1.760 195,100 765,100 0.322 2.255
8 187,400 859,300 0.283 2.263 0 895,800 0.000 2.640 166,500 763,700 0.252 2.012 213,400 978,500 0.322 2.577
9 214,100 1,073,400 0.283 2.546 0 895,800 0.000 2.640 0 763,700 0.000 2.012 0 978,500 0.000 2.577
10 240,900 1,314,300 0.282 2.828 0 895,800 0.000 2.640 0 763,700 0.000 2.012 0 978,500 0.000 2.577

Driver Levels

Lvl Cost Cost
acc.
XP XP
acc.
Training Training
acc.
PR PR
acc.
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000
2 20 20 500 500 30,000 30,000 0.415 0.415
3 28 48 3,500 4,000 48,000 78,000 0.414 0.829
4 40 88 7,000 11,000 98,000 176,000 0.415 1.244
5 58 146 12,000 23,000 170,000 346,000 0.414 1.658
6 82 228 17,000 40,000 242,000 588,000 0.415 2.073
7 118 346 25,000 65,000 358,000 946,000 0.414 2.487
8 168 514 35,000 100,000 502,000 1,448,000 0.415 2.902

Principal Levels

Lvl Cost Cost
acc.
XP XP
acc.
PR PR
acc.
1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000
2 6 6 375 375 0.181 0.181
3 7 13 375 750 0.182 0.363
4 9 22 375 1,125 0.181 0.544
5 11 33 375 1,500 0.182 0.726
6 14 47 375 1,875 0.181 0.907
7 17 64 375 2,250 0.182 1.089
8 21 85 375 2,625 0.181 1.270
9 26 111 375 3,000 0.182 1.452
10 31 142 750 3,750 0.181 1.633
11 39 181 750 4,500 0.182 1.815
12 48 229 750 5,250 0.181 1.996
13 59 288 750 6,000 0.181 2.177


GTE 2020

Series 2020 Season (Endurance GT Racing).png Principal XP earned from one tuning step
375 XP
Principal XP earned by swapping setup
60 XP
Tuning Setup swap cost Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png 12,000

Cars

All cars in this motorsport series and their precise base PR values
Showcase PORSCHE 911 RSR (2020).jpg
PORSCHE 911 RSR (2020)
63.710 PR
Showcase ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE GTE (2019).jpg
ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE GTE (2019)
63.610 PR
Showcase CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R.jpg
CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R (2020)
63.510 PR

Tuning Setups

Shows all available tuning setups for this motorsport category. All numbers apply to maxed-out setups.
Setup S A B G PR Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png Cost
Race Day: Le Mans 2020

10 7 8 3 8.684 2,794,400
2020 GTE Endurance Championship

6 7 7 8 8.919 2,566,700
Total Setups: 2   |   Total Cost: Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png 5,361,100

Tuning Steps

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Step Top Speed Acceleration Brakes Grip
Cost Cost
acc.
PR PR
acc.
Cost Cost
acc.
PR PR
acc.
Cost Cost
acc.
PR PR
acc.
Cost Cost
acc.
PR PR
acc.
1 62,400 62,400 0.291 0.291 83,200 83,200 0.388 0.388 55,500 55,500 0.259 0.259 71,100 71,100 0.331 0.331
2 67,000 129,400 0.291 0.582 89,400 172,600 0.388 0.776 59,600 115,100 0.258 0.517 76,300 147,400 0.331 0.662
3 69,300 198,700 0.291 0.873 92,500 265,100 0.387 1.163 61,600 176,700 0.259 0.776 79,000 226,400 0.332 0.994
4 70,300 269,000 0.290 1.163 93,700 358,800 0.388 1.551 62,500 239,200 0.258 1.034 80,000 306,400 0.331 1.325
5 70,700 339,700 0.291 1.454 94,300 453,100 0.388 1.939 62,900 302,100 0.259 1.293 80,600 387,000 0.331 1.656
6 92,500 432,200 0.291 1.745 123,300 576,400 0.388 2.327 82,200 384,300 0.258 1.551 105,300 492,300 0.331 1.987
7 147,900 580,100 0.291 2.036 197,200 773,600 0.387 2.714 131,500 515,800 0.259 1.810 168,500 660,800 0.332 2.319
8 161,800 741,900 0.291 2.327 215,700 989,300 0.388 3.102 143,800 659,600 0.258 2.068 184,300 845,100 0.331 2.650
9 184,900 926,800 0.291 2.618 246,500 1,235,800 0.388 3.490 164,400 824,000 0.259 2.327 210,600 1,055,700 0.331 2.981
10 208,000 1,134,800 0.290 2.908 277,400 1,513,200 0.388 3.878 184,900 1,008,900 0.258 2.585 236,900 1,292,600 0.331 3.312

Driver Levels

Lvl Cost Cost
acc.
XP XP
acc.
Training Training
acc.
PR PR
acc.
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000
2 23 23 500 500 30,000 30,000 0.426 0.426
3 33 56 3,500 4,000 48,000 78,000 0.426 0.852
4 47 103 7,000 11,000 98,000 176,000 0.427 1.279
5 67 170 12,000 23,000 170,000 346,000 0.426 1.705
6 95 265 17,000 40,000 242,000 588,000 0.426 2.131
7 136 401 25,000 65,000 358,000 946,000 0.426 2.557
8 195 596 35,000 100,000 502,000 1,448,000 0.427 2.984

Principal Levels

Lvl Cost Cost
acc.
XP XP
acc.
PR PR
acc.
1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000
2 9 9 150 150 0.191 0.191
3 11 20 150 300 0.192 0.383
4 14 34 300 600 0.191 0.574
5 17 51 300 900 0.191 0.765
6 21 72 450 1,350 0.192 0.957
7 25 97 600 1,950 0.191 1.148
8 31 128 600 2,550 0.192 1.340
9 39 167 750 3,300 0.191 1.531
10 47 214 1,050 4,350 0.191 1.722
11 58 272 1,200 5,550 0.192 1.914
12 72 344 1,500 7,050 0.191 2.105
13 89 433 1,950 9,000 0.191 2.296

NASCAR

Please see NASCAR Tuning, Drivers & Principal page for details

Formula 1®

Please see Formula 1® Tuning, Drivers & Principal page for details

Formula E

Please see Formula E Tuning, Drivers & Principal page for details

See Also

Official articles from EA

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