Codemasters has released a new trailer for its upcoming racer GRID Autosport that takes a closer look at the game’s Tuner discipline.
“The Tuner discipline will test your throttle management skills to the limit in Drift events, ask you to thrash Muscle cars and get fast and furious behind the wheel of Super Modified motors in Time Attack events and races,” the developer explains.
“Tuner events are all about style and control; you’ll be challenged to find the very edge of what your car can do, without taking it past the limit. And believe us, you’ll know when that limit is approaching as the crash barrier rapidly approaches the side of your car!”
The first tier of Tuner cars will include the likes of the Chevrolet Camaro SS, Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, and Mazda RX-7 Type RZ; Tier 2 features the Nissan 2003 (S15) Silvia Drift Tuned, Mazda RX-7 (FD3S) Drift Tuned, and Nissan 2005 (R34) nismo GT-R Z-Tune, and finally in tier three you’ll find cars like the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X and Nissan 2011 (Z34).
“There are many classes in the Tuner discipline, including muscle, JDM, modified and drift,” added Car Handling Designer Katie Weeks. “First we have the Time Attack cars, featuring muscle cars and the Super Modified machines such as the Mazda Panspeed RX-7 and the Honda Civic 5Zigen. You are competing against the clock and not directly against other drivers. These are lighter, grippier versions of street cars, which are well balanced and around 500bhp.
“Drift cars are rear wheel drive, with increased steering lock and short gears which amplify the level of torque. Controlling these cars requires coordinating the amount of counter steer, modulating the throttle and brakes to shift the weight balance, as well as careful use of the handbrake. Timing is essential, or else you will simply spin out.
“The Tuner discipline is all about precision, timing and car control.”
GRID Autosport is set to launch June 24 in North America and June 27 in Europe for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.