Hot on the tyre tracks of Rockstar's superb DLC, The Lost & Damned, comes Midnight Club LA's expansion pack South Central. So let us show you the numbers that count before you splurge your hard-earned money/points (PS3 US $9.99 UK £7.99. Xbox 360 800MS) on March 12th...
The titular South Central is a sizeable 1/3 of the overall map from Midnight Club L.A. and provides four new areas - including Crenshaw and Compton - to race around. And it won't cost you a penny to unlock. From our hands-on time it seems the chaotic grid system and maze-like residential zones mean you'll be skidding through sharp turns and dashing through tons of intricate back-alley shortcuts. Our favourite bit is the huge ramp inside the USC Trojan's football stadium that you can use to glide over the traffic below.
The breakdown of these are 26 epic races that take in the South Central area as well as the rest of L.A. and 100+ Red Light races. There are also 10 new delivery missions included where you have to take an exotic car to a specific location without smashing it up and 12 new battle maps to
This is where your 800 Microsoft Points are being spent. This premium car park reintroduces SUVs to the series which were suspiciously missing from MC:LA but the private school shuttles are back. Gas-guzzling Range Rover Sports are handy for nudging a rival into a lamppost since they’re heavy like tanks. And there’s even a fancy 2008 Mercedes CLK63 AMG to tear it up in too. Plus, with the addition of hydraulics (and airbags, oddly) you can turn cars such as the 1965 Chevy Malibu into a bouncing P.I.M.P mobile.
Those cars in full…
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG “Black”
2008 Range Rover Supercharged, 2008 Range Rover Sport Super Charged
1955 Chevy Bel Air, 1963 Buick Riviera, 1964 Chevy Impala, 1965 Chevy Malibu
1970 Chevy Chevelle, 1966 Pontiac GTO100
There's a whole host of new rims, body kits and vinyl sets for you to plug onto the new vehicles that come in the premium pack. The hydraulic suspensions that you can install allow you to tilt or bunny-hop your car with the triggers or bumpers. One of the most stylish options is lowering the Range Rover for slow speeds and watching as it gently raises from the ground as you gas the pedal. Sweet.