By Team SimRacingWorld
23 February 2006
# The inclusion of an enhanced Championship Mode. Multiple cups across increasing difficultly levels, each cup contains a series of races that the player competes in for accumulated totals of money and points.
# Online multiplayer modes for all formats, the PS2 and PC versions for the very first time! Up to 6 player on PS2 and 8 player on Xbox and PC
# Offline Multiplayer modes on all formats via split screen for up to 4 players
# Improved physics engine for an even greater racing feel
# Drive at eye watering speeds on the fast tracks with extra nitro boost rewards
# Improved opponent AI. Each AI driver now has their own character, biography and individual driving personalities
# Unlockable bonus items for the first time including bonus cars, Championship Cups and Destruction Arenas.
# Set in the US (the original was set in Europe)
# 34 vehicles as opposed to the original games' 16
# Additional car types including Muscle cars, Sports cars, Pickup Trucks and Compacts (the original only contained Muscle cars)
# The inclusion of a garage for the first time to allow the owning of multiple vehicles
# Increased number of race environments including Big City, LA Storm Drains, Rocky Mountain Forest, Corn Fields and Desert
# 60 track combinations over the originals' 36
# Alternate track routes included for the first time and the AI use them.
# Twice as many Destruction Derby Arenas (six as opposed to the originals' 3)
# Twice as many Rag Doll Mini Games (12 compared to the originals' 6)