EA has released a bunch of new screenshots from Need for Speed Pro Street
that show off some of the new cars in the game (including the very sexy new BMW M3). They also included a softtball Q&A piece with the developer that provides some more information on the game which we've included after the jump (this is canned stuff from EA, not questions that we asked)
How is car list this year different from the previous years?
This year we have more variety in brand and age of cars. Also, the car list is influenced by the culture and type of racing we have in the game. These aren’t all the ones you’ll find sitting, primped and proper in a show room. The cars you’ll find in ProStreet are true battle machines that have been built for performance and for pushing your skills to the limits. They’re prepped for competition and are not intended to stay clean and flashy. These are the cars that if you saw on the streets, you would know they weren’t your ordinary commuter vehicle and that they were meant for competing.
Can you tell me a little bit about the cars you’re unveiling today.
When we started picking the cars for the game, there had to be a reason for each and every car that was selected. There had to be something unique, aspirational, memorable, or just cool about the car in order for it to stay on the car list.
There are some legendary vehicles. The car list currently features over 40 years of the automotive spectrum, and the widest range of cars we've ever featured with old classics like the 1970 Plymouth® Hemi® Cuda.
Multidisciplinary is key to Need for Speed ProStreet. Your cars will need to excel in different disciplines. The 1995 Mazda RX-7 is one of the greatest tuner cars of all time, excelling in drift. The 1999 Mitsubish Eclipse is prime for drag races and the 2006 Audi S4 will soar in grip races.
There are also those iconic cars that at the time may have seemed like any other car, but now we look at those cars as a cut above the rest (e.g. 1986 Toyota Corolla GTS AE86).
We’ve also got some of the latest and the greatest cars, including the Nissan GT-R PROTO, the 2008 BMW M3 and the latest version VW hatchback, the 2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI.
What will we be getting our hands on at E3?
At E3 you will be experiencing the power and adrenaline of the 1995 Mazda RX-7 and the 2008 BMW M3.
Lastly, tell me what it means to NFS ProStreet to feature the Nissan GT-R PROTO in the game?
It’s definitely a big deal for us to be featuring the Nissan GT-R PROTO in ProStreet. This iconic vehicle is a signature of performance, technology and legacy. It is one car that really encapsulates the history of our franchise as well as the ambitions of Need for Speed ProStreet.