Discipline Focus // Street
When we think of Street Racing we can’t help succumbing to a wave of nostalgia as we reminisce about races we had around the likes of San Francisco and Washington in Race Driver: GRID. The good news is that GRID Autosport looks set to forge similar memories as both locations make a return alongside Chicago, Dubai, Paris and Barcelona.
To complete the package you’ll we’ve got a great selection of cars just waiting for you to get behind the wheel and tear up the city streets. There are a number of classics such as the Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo 2 or BMW E30 Sport Evo all the way up to the modern day hypercars such as the McLaren P1™ and Pagani Zonda Revolución. Throw in some hot hatches, Coupes and Grand Tourers and there’s something in the Autosport garage that’ll satisfy many needs.
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Mini John Cooper Works GP
Ford Focus ST
Volkswagen Golf R
Lancia Delta Cup
BMW M3 Coupe
Audi RS 5 Coupe
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
BMW E30 M3 Cup
Alfa Romeo 4C Cup
SRT Viper GTS
Aston Martin One-77
McLaren F1 Cup
So how do the cars handle? We caught up with Ace Car Handling Designer, Luke Stephenson who shares some details.
No discipline has more inherent variety than Street…
“No discipline has more inherent variety than Street. From hot hatches to the 1,000 horsepower hypercar monsters, every Street class will require different skills. Front wheel drive hatchbacks are relatively slow to accelerate and will slide wide on drivers who take too many liberties into the corner, so carrying momentum without crossing the line into understeer will be a vital skill.
As players move through the classes they will find themselves with more powerful cars that can be a handful to control when driving in such close proximity to the barriers and other cars.
Street cars are relatively heavy with soft suspension to handle the bumps of the city circuits and plenty of contact with competitors. Drivers should brake early, turn smoothly and be ready to make quick corrections as the uneven terrain can easily throw any car off balance.”