It’s been just a little over a month since GRID 2 hit shelves and the racing game has turned out to be a rather enjoyable diversion from our everyday lives.
It still doesn’t hold up to Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsports , but it’s the newest racing game out these days and as such, deserves our full attention. But if there’s one thing about the game that disappoints us, it’s the relative lack of some spicy aftermarket racecars ; a problem that Codemasters addressed with the release of a new DLC, called the Super Modified Pack.
As the name evidently suggests, the Super Modified Pack will feature four beastly racecars, including an 890-horsepower R32 Skyline GT-R , a 5ZIGEN Honda Civic Super Modified, and fully customized takes on the Subaru Impresa WRX STI and Mazda RX-7 .
That’s four belligerently powerful custom-tuned Japanese racecars that could be yours for $5.99 on Playstation 3 or 480 Microsoft Points (around $6) on the Xbox 360.
Sounds like a good deal to us.
Click past the jump to watch the other DLC pack that are offered on GRID 2
IndyCar DLC Pack for GRID 2
Los Angeles – June 25, 2013 – Today Codemasters® announced that the Super Modified Pack, new downloadable content for GRID 2™, will be available today for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft for 480 Microsoft Points on the Xbox Live® online entertainment network from Microsoft and Windows PC for $5.99 from Steam and tomorrow for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for $5.99.
To mark the news, Codemasters has released a new video showing cars from the Super Modified Pack in action at the world famous Brands Hatch circuit. The trailer features the cars competing in the game’s Time Attack mode and is now playing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfEe-Gj1GI8.
The Super Modified Pack includes four rare editions of cars available to race in GRID 2’s single player, split-screen and multiplayer modes. Each new vehicle has been modified to squeeze every last ounce of performance out of the car by some of the world’s leading tuning specialists to compete in time attack events, and deliver a unique racing experience across GRID 2’s game modes.
The Super Modified Pack includes:
· Auto Gallery Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) – this iconic edition of the Skyline develops a huge 890hp at 8100 RPM from its 2.8 liter turbo-charged engine.
· Tomei Cusco Subaru Impreza WRX STI – the industry leading Aerodynamics kit from Voltex combines with a 4WD system to deliver huge amounts of grip and precision.
· Mazda RX-7 PANSPEED – this record breaking car’s new engine is positioned deep inside the bay for a low center of mass and perfect weight distribution.
· 5ZIGEN Honda Civic Super Modified – this lightening quick front-engine, front-wheel-drive racer is the ultimate turbo-charged example of the classic Honda Civic.
Since GRID 2’s launch, players have completed over 50 million overtakes, entered nearly 19 Million events and travelled 150 million miles – enough to travel around the world 6,000 times or travel to Mars! RaceNet – the free online community hub for Codemasters Racing games – allows players to track personal, community and friends’ GRID 2 stats and is the beating heart of the game’s extensive multiplayer component, serving up new challenges and objectives every week. Players who activate a RaceNet account are able to check their progress away from the game on desktop, mobile and via soon-to-launch dedicated apps. Visit www.racenet.com for more.
GRID 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed GRID™, which challenges players to be fast, be first and be famous. Players must perform on licensed circuits, open-roads and city streets to become the rising star of World Series Racing, a new globe-trotting racing league which brings together the greatest cars, drivers and events in the search for a new motorsport icon. Expanding the game is an extensive multiplayer component, powered by RaceNet, which offers players new Rivals and challenges to complete every week.
GRID 2 is available now for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC. Fans can keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio by speeding over to www.gridgame.com and www.facebook.com/gridgame or follow the team at www.twitter.com/gridgame.