-Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 3.44/10
-Offline: 0 , 14 , 7 , 1
-Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 6-10 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
-Number of missable trophies: None, you can go back and replay anything in the game even after you have beat the game, and nothing needs to be done in a specific order.
-Do cheats disable trophies?: Unkown, but there is not a reason to use any trophies since the game is very easy and you can platinum while playing on Beginner.
-Glitched Trophies?: Some people have experienced a glitch with Pluggin’ Away.
Team Player! Win every Academy Challenge.
If you don’t skip any races before moving on to a new area you will get this after you complete Academy Challenge 4 in Motoropolis.
Pluggin’ Away! All Sparkplugs collected from all races.
Sparkplugs are located in Gold Events. Make sure you get them all before moving on to the next race. If you don’t get all 3 make sure you hit Start and choose to Retry from there before the race is over and you will only need to get the remaining sparkplugs. See this guide by Stanster for locations on all sparkplugs if you can’t find one on a race.
Perfectionist! Win every Autocross event.
If you don’t skip any races before moving on to a new area you will get this after you complete Auto Cross 7 in Motoropolis.
Drift Master! Score 4500 points with a single drift.
This doesn’t need to be during a race, you can do it in free drive in any of the locations. Find an open area (the old drive-in theater in Radiator Springs is a good idea, just break the speakers beforehand) and drift in a circle and keep that circle going until you get the points. Very easy trophy this way.
Crowned Karter! Win every Guido Kart event.
If you don’t skip any races before moving on to a new area you will get this after you complete Guido Kart Race 9 in Radiator Springs Speedway after you have completed the Bubba’s Bucket Bash Gold Event.
The kart races are some of the most difficult races in the game. Make sure to pick up powerups and drift if you can.
Podium Perfection! Win every circuit race event.
For this trophy you need to complete the following races:
Academy Challenge 1-4
Off Road Race 1 & 2
Point to Point 1-5
Road Race 1-3
Sprint 1 & 2
Street Race 1
Hudson Student Run
Candice’s Glam Tour
Stinger’s Stir Up
Chick Hicks Showdown
By playing through the game not skipping any grey races you will get this trophy after beating Chick Hicks. Otherwise you will have to go back and complete any grey races you skipped.
Mack Track Medalist! Score 4000 points in the Mack Track Challenge event.
Located in Radiator Springs Speedway. One of the first events you unlock after completing your first race and should be your first trophy. Drift (L2) the whole race and you shouldn’t have a problem getting the required points.
Mini Master! Win every Mini Game event.
For this trophy you need to complete the following races:
Auto Cross 1-7
Luigi’s Tire Find 1
Mack Track Challenge
You should get this just going for all the other trophies.
Big Ham! Complete every Photo Op.
If you don’t skip any races before moving on to a new area you will get this after you complete Photo Op 8 in Radiator Springs after you have beat Stinger.
If you don’t see a Photo Op that should be there (look at the Road Map to see if one should be available at any specific time), simply drive around the city for a few moments and it should appear as selectable soon on the map.
You will need to jump (left stick down then up fast) into the rings to start the photo op.
Sprinter! Win every Point to Point Race event.
If you don’t skip any races before moving on to a new area you will get this after you complete Point to Point 4 in Radiator Springs after you have beat El Machismo.
These races have you racing from the starting point to the end point, you can take any path you like although they are really quite straightforward.
The Law! Win every Sheriff’s Pursuit event.
There is only one Sheriff’s Law event and it will be available in Radiator Springs after you have beat Candice in Santa Carburera.
You play as Sheriff and chase down the 3 speeders. When you get close to one your siren will turn on, stay close until the meter on the top of screen empties completely. Do this for all three speeders and the trophy will unlock.
Mooo-ving Along! Win every Tractor Stampede event.
There is only one Tractor Stampede event. This event is available the first time you go to Radiator Springs.
You have 3 minutes to tip all ten tractors. Get close to a tractor and hit R1 to tip it.
Luigi’s BFF! Win every Tire Find event.
There is only one Luigi’s Tire Find event and it is available the first time you go to Radiator Springs.
You need to find all 15 tires in the time limit of 1:30. At the start take the first right all the way to the last tire where the road turns to dirt (you should have 6 tires at this point), now turn back and get the tire near the gas station, keep following the rest of the tires ahead of you and you will have this trophy.
A Real Go Getter! Win every Transporter event.
If you don’t skip any races before moving on to a new area you will get this after you complete Transporter 3 in Radiator Springs after you have beat El Machismo.
Follow the silver arrow on top of the screen to see what direction you need to be going and get there within the specified time limit. For Transporter 2 make sure you jump (left stick down then up fast) over both of the large jumps at the start.
Autovia Avenger! Beat El Machismo.
All you need to do is beat him in Autovia. You need to complete the first few Gold Events in that area before you can race him. It’s not a hard race, just race normal as you would any other race, and be sure to get the sparkplugs.
Santa Carburera Champ! Beat Candice.
All you need to do is beat her in Santa Carburera. You need to complete the first few Gold Events in that area before you can race her. It’s not a hard race, just race normal as you would any other race, and be sure to get the sparkplugs.
The Champ! Beat Chick Hicks for the Title.
This is the last race in the game and will not be available until you have completed every other Gold Event in the game. This race is in Radiator Springs Speedway. It’s not a hard race, just race normal as you would any other race, and be sure to get the sparkplugs.
Daring Devil! Score 5500 points in the Mater the Greater event.
This is a stunt run as Mater. At the start try to stay in the center of the lane as much as you can, when in the air perform the stunts by following the on screen button commands, and during the landing try to keep Mater’s shadow directly in the center of the landing zone for the 3x point bonus and you should have this trophy on your first try. If not, simply try again.
Ole’! Score 25000 points in the Materdor event.
Press the buttons as they appear on screen and wait until the bull tractor is at 6x or 8x then dodge to get out of the way to get the most points.
Big City! Beat Stinger.
All you need to do is beat him in Motoropolis. You need to complete the first few Gold Events in that area before you can race him. It’s not a hard race, just race normal as you would any other race, and be sure to get the sparkplugs.
Tokyo Triumph! Score 25000 points in the Tokyo Mater event.
Not so hard, remember you can drift while driving straight and also while in the air in the one big jump in this race. You don’t need to worry about the other car, you don’t have to beat him to get the trophy, just get the required number of points to win the race. All bonus points count towards your trophy, like Big Air. Drift the entire race including straight spots and you should have the trophy without any issues. If you’re having trouble though and can’t get the trophy, try to drift in a circle fast in the half pipe area.
Trophy Collector! Earn every trophy.
This will unlock after you have all the other trophies in the game.