The Fastest Characters in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled

If you’re playing Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, online or off, you’re obviously going to want to win.

Skill obviously plays a role in your finishing position, as well as an element of luck and the ability of your opponents. You can, however, give yourself more of a chance of winning by selecting the best characters for the job. They’re not all the same in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, after all.

Characters in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled are split into four categories: speed, acceleration, handling and balanced. When you first start playing and are just finding your feet, characters in the acceleration group are the best as they quickly get back up to speed after crashing and being hit by opponents’ pick up.


Once you’ve got to grips with drifting and boosting in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, however, it’s worth playing as a balanced character. They don’t accelerate quite as fast but have a higher top speed, which means your lap times should improve now that you’re capable of maintaining speed thanks to drifting and boosting. By now, you should know how to counter enemy attacks and escape TNT crates, too.

Once you’ve mastered Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled though, you should definitely play with speed class characters. They have slow acceleration and poor handling, but if you stylishly drift around the track while boosting, it doesn’t matter. Thanks to their speed bars being maxed out, in the hands of a good player they’re pretty much unbeatable. It’s all just a matter of skill.

The characters in each of the four categories are listed below:

Handling: Polar, Pura, Ripper Roo, Zam, Krunk, Real Velo

Acceleration: Coco Bandicoot, Dr N. Gin, Pinstripe, Nitros Oxide, Nash, N. Trance

Balanced: Crash Bandicoot, Dr. Neo Cortex, Komodo Joe, Fake Crash, Small Norm, Geary

Speed: Tiny Tiger, Dingodile, Penta Penguin, Papu Papu, N. Tropy, Crunch, Big Norm, Zem