Codemasters have announced a whole lot of new cars, locations and racing clubs that will feature in their upcoming racing sequel, GRID 2.

The ‘GRID 2: European Expansion’ trailer which can be seen at the end of the post focuses on the European cars, clubs and locations. In Road Races on the Côte d’Azur, players speed through tunnels cut into sheer rock and tackle the climbs, plunges and hairpins set amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the world.

The Street Racing category is shown in Paris, which comes alive as cars speedily blast their way down the boulevards, sling-shot around the Arc de Triomphe and speed past the iconic Eiffel Tower. Track Racing is represented at the Algarve International Circuit in Portugal which makes its debut in GRID 2. Also known as Portimao Circuit, this state of the art, $250M track was opened in 2008 and has quickly gained a reputation as one of the most exciting circuits in motorsport, with constantly undulating asphalt and wide areas built for overtaking. More European locations include Brands Hatch (Track Racing), Barcelona (Street Racing) and the Red Bull Ring (Track Racing).

The video also reveals two of the four Touring Cars in competition. In the Super Touring Cars class, the Volvo S60 BTCS which is one of the premiere performers in the BTCS and Volvo’s flagship racer  goes wheel-to-wheel with the Gomez Competition, a motorsport thoroughbred custom developed by GC Automotive in Herault in the South of France, with performance that rivals cars from global manufacturers. European cars that players can expect to see in GRID 2 include the following:

  • BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution (Evo3)
  • BMW Motorsport 320 TC
  • Caterham-Lola SP300R
  • Ford Focus ST 2013
  • Gomez Competition GC 10.1
  • McLaren F1 GT
  • Mercedes Benz 190E 2.5 Evo 2
  • Mercedes Benz SLS GT3
  • Pagani Huayra
  • Volvo S60 BTCS

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GRID 2 will be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on May 31st