The physics and handling characteristics of the cars in this game are blatantly unrealistic, and the cars themselves are not modeled on actual vehicles, but who cares? This game is all about massive powerslides and delivering a palpable sense of speed. Some might complain that there aren't enough tracks in the game, but the key here is that there aren't any bad tracks. This is an extremely polished product, with gameplay strongly favoring fun over realism.
Graphics: Not mind-blowing, but way above average, with extremely smooth framerates, zero pop-up and nice touches like pseudo-motion blur.
Sound: The soundtrack features a decent selection of non-annoying techno tunes. No match for the Wipeout series on the Playstation, but way better than, say, the music on SF Rush. Sound effects consist mainly of a crumpling metal sound whenever your car hits something.