Sadly, the online effort - like a lot of these early PS3 games - isn’t particularly great. There’s no racing online in this demo, proving that, once again, series creator Polyphony Digital either doesn’t get or simply can’t do online play. It’s a shame, but at least some effort has been put into the network stuff for this demo - you can download replays from the world’s best racers.
And when you do download a replay it’s there, on your PS3, just like one of your own saved races. So you can pause it, select camera angles, speed up the action and press triangle to get a flashy close-up view of your car. As far as standard replays go, it’s great. It’s just a shame that all you can do online is get replays of other races sorted by car types.