I have to say, this is the best racing game ever. No, it's not a sim. You don't drive it like a sim. Before I get started though let me point out this. Remember in GT3 and GT4 you got so awesome at those "sims" that you could just do ludicrous speed through everything? Think of this game as already knowing you know how to control a car like that. This game simply tries to predict what you're doing by your motions. It knows what you think the car should do when you push your controller in different directions and slam the e-brake and shit. When you start out you're in pretty slow cars, no problem. You get better and you learn to dodge shit and stay in front. It's like a practice run until you get the next tier of cars available. Each tier is that way. I didn't think there could possibly be anything faster than the viper. It's maxed out, but has the same exact bars as my ford gt in power/acceleration/etc. However, if you don't have the driver skill to drive the ford gt the game makes it appear to be insanely uncrontrollable, you're doing 150+ long before the viper would even be at 100mph. That kind of stuff. When you get good enough, you can drive the higher ranked cars more easily. I have a lambo 670 and the ford gt, but the gt is way way way faster, it's barely controllable because its speed. However, to dominate some of the races I need that extra speed. All in all, what this game is, is an adrenaline rush. The soundtrack is great and the racing is blistering fast. This game is awesome.