Midnight Club: L.A. South Central DLC by numbers

Hot on the tyre tracks of Rockstar'ssuperb DLC, The Lost & Damned, comes Midnight Club LA's expansion packSouth Central. So let us show youthe numbers that count before you splurge your hard-earned money/points (PS3 US $9.99UK £7.99. Xbox 360 800MS)on March 12th...

The titular South Central is a sizeable1/3of the overallmap from Midnight Club L.A. and provides four new areas - including Crenshaw and Compton -to race around. Andit won't cost you a penny to unlock.From our hands-on time it seems thechaotic grid system andmaze-like residential zones meanyou'll beskiddingthrough sharp turnsanddashing throughtons of intricate back-alley shortcuts. Our favourite bitisthe huge ramp inside the USC Trojan's football stadiumthat you can use to glideover the traffic below.

The breakdown of these are 26 epic racesthat take in the South Central area as well as the rest of L.A. and 100+ Red Lightraces. There are also10 new delivery missionsincluded 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 Pointsare being spent.This premium car park reintroducesSUVs 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 turncars 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 awhole host of newrims, body kits and vinyl sets for you to plug ontothenewvehicles that come in the premium pack. The hydraulic suspensions that youcan installallow 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.

Nathan Irvine
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