Test Drive series

Updated: 12/20/2017 by Computer Hope

Test Drive 4 overview

Test Drive 4Type: Simulation
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 05/24/1996
Developer: Pitbull Syndicate
Publisher: Accolade

Test Drive 4 takes to the streets of a high performance racing game where the player has the capability of racing various cars, such as the Jaguar XJ 220, Dodge Viper, Shelby Cobra 427, and '69 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 across six exotic tracks, such as San Francisco, and Keswick England.

Test Drive 4 has a great sound track; however, Test Drive 4 can be extremely frustrating when the user finds the difficulty of racing the cars and getting pulled over by the police. This really becomes frustrating when all of the above is only occurring to you and not the computer racers.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 95
Processor: Intel Pentium 60 MHz
Memory: 16 MB RAM
Graphics Card: SVGA graphics, 256-colors capable
DirectX: DirectX 5.0
Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space: 210 MB
CD/DVD Drive: 4X CD-ROM
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Joystick/Gamepad optional
Multiplayer: n/a

Screenshots

Test Drive 4 screenshot of blue viper Test Drive 4 screenshot of grey car
Test Drive 4 screenshot of red car Test Drive 4 screenshot of first person view

Cheats

To enter any of these codes, you must go to the Options menu, select Save Game, then type in a code in slot 10. If entered correctly, you will hear a horn sound.

  • AARDVARK - All collisions turned off
  • BIRDVIEW - Birds-eye view
  • ITSLATE - No special effects
  • LEVELLLA - Unlock all secret tracks
  • MIKTROUT - Giant cars
  • MPALMER - Tiny cars
  • NITROXXX - Nitro with horn
  • NOAICARS - No computer-controlled (AI) cars in multiplayer mode
  • SPAZZY - Spinning camera
  • SRACLLA - Unlock all cars
  • STICKIER - No 3D collisions

Test Drive 5 overview

Test Drive 5Type: Simulation
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 11/20/1998
Developer: Pitbull Syndicate
Publisher: Accolade

Test Drive is back in Test Drive 5 with a total of 28 cars, new and old, from the predecessors, which still contains all of the major issues that Test Drive 4 had, such as cops pulling you over and not the computer players. Opposing computer cars still handle better than yours and the computer players are capable of overcoming wrecks faster than you can and then be able to catch up to you even faster.

Test Drive 5 offers a new feature that allows you to be the cop and chase these speed demons throughout traffic. Although an interesting twist to the game, the player will soon become bored with this new feature as to give the opposing car a ticket, the player bumps the car with its car. Also, the user is required to hold down a button to sound the siren.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98
Processor: Intel Pentium 166 MHz
Memory: 32 MB RAM
Graphics Card: Direct3D compatible, with 4 MB Video RAM
DirectX: DirectX 6.0
Sound Card: 16-bit Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space: 150 MB
CD/DVD Drive: 4X CD-ROM
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Joystick/Gamepad optional
Multiplayer: n/a

Cheats

To enter any of these codes, go to the Options menu and type in the code.

  • cup of choice - unlock all cup races
  • i carry a badge - all police cars unlocked
  • I have the key - all cars unlocked
  • lone crusader in a dangerous world - honk the car horn to get nitro boost
  • remote braking - honk the car horn to cause all opponents to stop
  • That takes me back - a race is driven in the opposite direction

Test Drive 6 overview

Test Drive 6Type: Simulation
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 11/17/1999
Developer: Pitbull Syndicate
Publisher: Infogrames

Test Drive is back with Test Drive 6. In this edition of the racing game, the player is brought back the racing excitement. If you have enjoyed the previous versions of Test Drive, you will enjoy this game.

The game depicts the real life city streets. However, the game contains several graphic issues.

Unlike its predecessors, Test Drive 6 takes a new approach in racing, which makes the player buy more advanced cars instead of giving that player the cars.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98
Processor: Intel Pentium II 233 MHz
Memory: 32MB RAM
Graphics Card: Direct 3D accelerator graphics card, with 4 MB Video RAM
DirectX: DirectX 7.0
Sound Card: 16-bit Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Must support DirectX
Hard Drive Space: 250 MB
CD/DVD Drive: 4X CD-ROM
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Joystick/Gamepad optional
Multiplayer: 1-2 players

Cheats

Enter one of these cheat codes as your name on the Name entry screen.

  • AKJGQ - Enable easy money
  • CVCVBM - Enable all quick race tracks
  • DFGY - Unlock all cars
  • ERDRTH - Unlock all tracks
  • FFOEMIT - Disable checkpoint times
  • QTFHYF - Enable shorter race tracks

Cars

Below is a listing of some of the car specifications that you can race in the Test Drive series.

CAR Engine
U.S
Size
Metric
Horsepower Torque Weight
U.S
Weight
Metric
Gears Acceleration
0-60MPH
Top
MPH
'98 Dodge Viper 488ci 8.0L 450bhp @
5200rpm
490lb-ft @
3600rpm
3440lbs 1560kg 6 4.4s 185
'98 Chevrolet Corvette 346ci 5.7L 345bhp @
5600rpm
350lb-ft @
4400rpm
3245lbs 1460kg 6 4.7s 175
'94 Jaguar XJ220 213ci 3.5L 549bhp @
7000rpm
475lb-ft @
4400rpm
3025lbs 1375kg 5 3.8s 218
'98 TVR Cerbera 255ci 4.2L 360bhp @
6500rpm
320lb-ft @
4500rpm
2315lbs 1050kg 5 4.2s 185
'95 Nissan 300ZX 180ci 3.0L
stock
430bhp @
6400rpm
450lb-ft @
4400rpm
2500lbs 1133kg 5 4.5s 181
'96 Shelby Cobra 427ci 7.0L 490bhp @
6500rpm
510lb-ft @
3700rpm
2529lbs 1147kg 4 3.5s 187
'70 Chevy Chevelle SS454 454ci 7.2L 500bhp @
6500rpm
500lb-ft @
4800rpm
3885lbs 1760kg 4 4.4s 184
'71 Plymouth "Hemi" Cuda 426ci 7.0L 425bhp @
5000rpm
490lb-ft @
4000rpm
3400lbs 1542kg 3 5.0s 175
'69 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 427ci 7.0L 430bhp @
5000rpm
450lb-ft @
4400rpm
3070lbs 1393kg 4 4.2s 205
COPO 9560 Aluminum Block 600bhp @
5000rpm
550lb-ft @
4000rmp
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
'69 Chevy Vette ZL-1 427ci 7.0L 430bhp @
5800rpm
550lb-ft @
4000rpm
3150lbs 1429kg 4 4.3s 202

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