Are you a driver? Do you live for the finely tuned roar of an overpowered exotic engine, pumping raw power through the drive-train of a car that costs about as much as your average house (with a swimming pool)? Do you ache for the exhilaratingly precise control that can only be experienced behind the wheel of a car born to run and designed to 'ride on rails?’ If so - you are SOOOOOO in the WRONG PLACE!
Rally racing is completely different than any popular type of racing in the U.S. The idea is, essentially, to take a small but capable car (typically the 4WD version of the small hatchback type cars... think SUBARU and HYUNDAI), throw two teammates in, one to drive and one to navigate, and drive through courses that consist of normal streets, dirt roads, sometimes racing over cobblestone through a town, sometimes through a desert terrain, and always in conditions that are conducive to flipping... a lot. I have seen very few actual Rally races, but I have seen the driver and navigator working together to 'rock' the car back upright and continue the race. In the same way that rugby is a little more 'out there' than football, Rally is a bit more 'out there' than any type of racing popular in the U.S. The major difference? In V-Rally, every now and then, your tires will actually come in contact with the road. At best, you have very little control over your car. The entire race is not so much speed oriented, as managing to maintain control more than the others. This is one racing game that you can't continuously hold down the accelerator. Once you work beyond that, V-Rally can be a blast.