This is a very cool racing game. Instead of the usual pick a car, track, and race other cars, you actually cruise the streets for opponents, challenge them, and if you win use the money to tune your street machine even more.
There are a lot of very innovative things in this game. You cruise the streets in your car, and flash your headlights at other tuned up cars and challenge them to a race. This makes the game very realistic. As you cruise looking for opponents there are civilian vehicles on the road to avoid. The civilian cars are relatively smart too, if you stop in a lane and put on your hazard lights, they'll change lanes to avoid you, very realistic. You can upgrade your car many ways from adding ground effects to stickers to wheels and horsepower upgrades. The cars are not named (like honda civic, Mitsubishi eclipse etc.) they have numbers
instead, but are still recognizable to their real life counterparts. There are a TON of rival gangs to race, and a variety of other modes like time attack, and free run.