For the current version of Nitro Type, see Nitro Type v3.
Nitro Type 2.0, later referred to as v2, was a large update to Nitro Type that occurred on April 28, 2015. It included many new features, such as new car designs, using the HTML5 standard (no longer requiring Adobe Flash Player), and a new achievements page design.
New Car Designs
Nitro Type 2.0 featured new car designs for almost every car in the game. Players can see these new designs on the regular website, at a URL that follows this style: https://www.nitrotype.com/cars/1_large_1.png. This is where all the new car links were stored for Nitro Type 2.0. The old links were stored in URLs and followed this style: http://images.nitrotype.com/default/images/cars/large/car1.png. Changing the car shown in the image can be done by changing the number 1 to another number. This number is the car's ID.
There are some cars, however, that do not appear on the images.nitrotype.com website. This is because these cars were made after the release of Nitro Type 2.0.
The new car designs were mainly just minor details. For instance, many of the cars' redesigns only involved small changes, such as lighter tires or more detail around the edges; however, there were a few cars that were completely remodeled, such as the Outtie R11 and Nitreux Vyrus SS.
A new track, which used the HTML5 standard, was released. Prior to the update, the track required the Adobe Flash plugin, which meant the site would not work on a mobile device. Flash was also an inconvenience because it required players to install Adobe Flash Player if it was not already installed. To remedy this, Nitro Type redesigned its track with HTML5 and the canvas element.
This new design allowed the admins to make themed tracks that could change randomly, and ones for events.
However, this new upgrade would mean that older browsers, such as Internet Explorer 9, would not support the new track. The admins encouraged players to download more modern browsers, such as Chrome or Firefox.
New Achievement Design
The achievements page was redesigned. The basics (such as the title of the achievement, the reward, and if a player completed it or not) were untouched, but there were also some major differences. Along with this change, the feature making it possible for one to see the percentage of players who had completed an achievement was removed.
Removal of Popularity Contest Achievements
Every achievement in the Popularity Contest category, and by extension, the obtainability of the 8 Bit Racer and Hotdog Mobile, was removed. Those who got the achievements before the removal still kept their achievements, but they were made unachievable after this update.
The Hotdog Mobile was later made obtainable again in February 2021 through the shop.
Removal of Mystery Box Achievements
All the achievements in the "Cruisin' Back" achievement category were removed, and the Zonday Tricolore became unobtainable. However, a few months later, a new daily mystery box system was implemented, as opposed to the weekly mystery box system. In addition, all of the Cruisin' Back achievements were brought back, but more mystery boxes were required to get those achievements than before, due to the shorter cooldown time between claiming mystery boxes.
The entire concept of Gold Membership remained unchanged with the release of Nitro Type 2.0; however, the achievement The Gold Standard was removed. Instead, Nitro Type allowed players to decide how much cash they wanted to receive by paying different amounts. For example, if a player paid $9.99, they would receive $2,000,000. In addition, the 20% cash bonus per race replaced the 15% discount on all cars in the dealership.