The official Need for Speed website have posted an interview with Jesse Abney, Need for Speed: Shift producer.
Is Need for Speed SHIFT like other Need for Speed games where you race on the streets?You can read the full interview here.
Need for Speed SHIFT is rooted in professional racing. The car types and liveries are more based in what is seen in those circuits than in fiction. The career (and online) play will span across both renowned Grand Prix tracks and fictional street courses.