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* SubsystemDamage: Very much a key mechanic in the entire series, though it can be turned off in GRID 2 and Autosport.
** In GRID 1 and Autosport, the damage display near your tachometer displays a variety of subsystems - engine, suspension, gearbox, and each of the four wheels. If these components take too much damage, it's race over.
** In GRID 2, the display was greatly simplified to an exclamation mark that represents overall damage to your car.
* UnnecessaryRoughness: Online racing. Tracks and race classes are picked by majority vote, which almost always results in a combination of heavy closed wheel vehicles and narrow city courses, preferably the ones with a tight first corner for maximum carnage potential.

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* SubsystemDamage: Very much a key mechanic in the entire series, though it can be turned off in GRID 2 ''GRID 2'' and Autosport.
''Autosport''.
** In GRID 1 ''GRID 1'' and Autosport, ''Autosport'', the damage display near your tachometer displays a variety of subsystems - engine, suspension, gearbox, and each of the four wheels. If these components take too much damage, it's race over.
** In GRID 2, ''GRID 2'', the display was greatly simplified to an exclamation mark that represents overall damage to your car.
* UnnecessaryRoughness: UnnecessaryRoughness:
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Online racing. Tracks and race classes are picked by majority vote, which almost always results in a combination of heavy closed wheel vehicles and narrow city courses, preferably the ones with a tight first corner for maximum carnage potential.





* GenreShift: Minor example: GRID 2 has a more drifty handling reminiscent of ''Videogame/RidgeRacer'' but without nitrous and with real cars.

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* GenreShift: Minor example: GRID 2 ''GRID 2'' has a more drifty handling reminiscent of ''Videogame/RidgeRacer'' but without nitrous and with real cars.



* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Audi [=R10=] is this in GRID 1. By far, it is the most expensive car at a whopping 20 million US dollars in-game, but it's also incredibly fast, handles almost like a dream, and is eligible for both the Le Mans 24 Hours race and the Global-level Prototype event. Funnily enough, Ravenwest does ''not'' drive this car, partly to avoid overt frustration, preferring instead the next best car, the Mazda [=787B=] (see below).

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: InfinityPlusOneSword:
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The Audi [=R10=] is this in GRID 1.''GRID 1''. By far, it is the most expensive car at a whopping 20 million US dollars in-game, but it's also incredibly fast, handles almost like a dream, and is eligible for both the Le Mans 24 Hours race and the Global-level Prototype event. Funnily enough, Ravenwest does ''not'' drive this car, partly to avoid overt frustration, preferring instead the next best car, the Mazda [=787B=] (see below).



* InfinityMinusOneSword: The Mazda [=787B=] in GRID 1 is this; it's nowhere near as expensive as the [=R10=], is slightly slower, and it does suffer from very heavy steering at high speeds, but it's still easier (relatively speaking) to drive.
* InstantWebHit: In GRID 2, a video of your performance in your first race gets uploaded on Youtube and gets tons of views and likes, to the point that Patrick Callahan, a rich American entrepreneur, gets interested on you.
** GameplayAndStorySegregation: How well you do on the race doesn't matter in the slightest. Regardless of how badly you fuck up, apparently you're still considered good enough for Patrick Callahan to want to fund you.

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* InfinityMinusOneSword: The Mazda [=787B=] in GRID 1 ''GRID 1'' is this; it's nowhere near as expensive as the [=R10=], is slightly slower, and it does suffer from very heavy steering at high speeds, but it's still easier (relatively speaking) to drive.
* InstantWebHit: In GRID 2, ''GRID 2'', a video of your performance in your first race gets uploaded on Youtube the game's in-universe Website/YouTube and gets tons of views and likes, to the point that Patrick Callahan, a rich American entrepreneur, gets interested on you.
** GameplayAndStorySegregation:
you. GameplayAndStorySegregation applies - How well you do on the race doesn't matter in the slightest. Regardless of how badly you fuck up, apparently you're still considered good enough for Patrick Callahan to want to fund you.



* OpposingSportsTeam: Subverted with Ravenwest, the player's biggest rival team. While they do possess many attributes common in a generic "evil" team (insane skill, dreaded reputation, all-black paint scheme, etc.), they don't cheat, drive especially aggressively, show any sort of hostility toward the player's team at any point during the story, or do much of anything to suggest they're anything other than a normal racing team. They're just really, really good at what they do. They're basically the game's Harlem Globetrotters.

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* OpposingSportsTeam: OpposingSportsTeam:
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Subverted with Ravenwest, the player's biggest rival team. While they do possess many attributes common in a generic "evil" team (insane skill, dreaded reputation, all-black paint scheme, etc.), they don't cheat, drive especially aggressively, show any sort of hostility toward the player's team at any point during the story, or do much of anything to suggest they're anything other than a normal racing team. They're just really, really good at what they do. They're basically the game's Harlem Globetrotters.



* RealIsBrown: The first game has a yellow/brown filter laid over everything. GRID 2 has more varied colors.

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* RealIsBrown: The first game has a yellow/brown filter laid over everything. GRID 2 ''GRID 2'' has more varied colors.



* TheRival: Ravenwest is the greatest threat to your championship aspirations in any competition in ''GRiD 1'' or in ''Autosport''. That is, unless you are racing for them in the latter case.

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* TheRival: Ravenwest is the greatest threat to your championship aspirations in any competition in ''GRiD 1'' ''[=GRiD 1=]'' or in ''Autosport''. That is, unless you are racing for them in the latter case.



* SkillGateCharacter: The Tier 2 Touring Cars in GRID 2 are these compared to the rest of the cars; easy to drive, but slow both to accelerate and at reaching high speeds.

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* SkillGateCharacter: The Tier 2 Touring Cars in GRID 2 ''GRID 2'' are these compared to the rest of the cars; easy to drive, but slow both to accelerate and at reaching high speeds.


* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Flashbacks.

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Flashbacks.Flashbacks, which allow you to seamlessly rewind time by holding down a button and regain control by releasing it, ''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia''-style.



** Spa-Francorchamps, the Circuit de la Sarthe, and Nürburgring [=GP=] are far wider in GRID than they are in real-life.
* ATasteOfPower: The ''very'' first race of the game puts you in a Dodge Viper SRT-10 provided by Ravenwest (as featured on the cover), who have kindly lent you this car for your licensing race at San Francisco. This also applies to some of the driver invites, which put you in cars from race classes that you otherwise may not be able to enter with your current reputation level (eg. Being invited to drive a Lamborghini Murcielago [=R-GT=] in a [=GT1=]-class event while the actual [=GT1=]-class events are still locked, while you're still raising funds to restore your starter car).

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** Spa-Francorchamps, the Circuit de la Sarthe, and Nürburgring [=GP=] are far wider in GRID ''GRID'' than they are in real-life.
* ATasteOfPower: ATasteOfPower:
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The ''very'' first race of the game puts you in a Dodge Viper SRT-10 provided by Ravenwest (as featured on the cover), who have kindly lent you this car for your licensing race at San Francisco. This also applies to some of the driver invites, which put you in cars from race classes that you otherwise may not be able to enter with your current reputation level (eg. Being invited to drive a Lamborghini Murcielago [=R-GT=] in a [=GT1=]-class event while the actual [=GT1=]-class events are still locked, while you're still raising funds to restore your starter car).



** In Autosport, the amount of spectators will vary depending on what you are currently doing. There are very few people in the stands in practice and qualifying. However, on race day, the stands are filled with people.

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** In Autosport, Also in ''Autosport'', the amount of spectators will vary depending on what you are currently doing. There are very few people in the stands in practice and qualifying. However, on race day, the stands are filled with people.



** The Lamborghini Murcielago [=R-GT=] is this for GRID 1's [=GT1=] class. It has very fast acceleration and is beaten only by the Koenigsegg [=CCGT=] in terms of raw top speed. However, its handling is a slippery mess at low speeds, and a heavy, almost boat-like nightmare when going fast. Those who master its handling however will be rewarded with much easier [=GT1=] class wins at Le Mans.
** For drifters in GRID 1, the Mazda [=RX-7=] is definitely one of these; while it is really good at holding a slide, getting into one without spinning or crashing is pretty difficult.
** The Tier 4 Koenigsegg Agera R in GRID 2 is a pretty good example, both in online and offline play; it's insanely powerful, can hit about 250 miles per hour stock, and can drift around corners at speeds only a few of the other cars in its tier can match. It's also incredibly difficult to handle.
** The Porsche 917/30 in GRID 2019. Very difficult to control the car, but with high power and with the right tuning, you can blast away at over 450 km/h!

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** The Lamborghini Murcielago [=R-GT=] is this for GRID 1's ''GRID 1''[='=]s [=GT1=] class. It has very fast acceleration and is beaten only by the Koenigsegg [=CCGT=] in terms of raw top speed. However, its handling is a slippery mess at low speeds, and a heavy, almost boat-like nightmare when going fast. Those who master its handling however will be rewarded with much easier [=GT1=] class wins at Le Mans.
** For drifters in GRID 1, ''GRID 1'', the Mazda [=RX-7=] is definitely one of these; while it is really good at holding a slide, getting into one without spinning or crashing is pretty difficult.
** The Tier 4 Koenigsegg Agera R in GRID 2 ''GRID 2'' is a pretty good example, both in online and offline play; it's insanely powerful, can hit about 250 miles per hour stock, and can drift around corners at speeds only a few of the other cars in its tier can match. It's also incredibly difficult to handle.
** The Porsche 917/30 in GRID 2019. Very ''GRID 2019''. It's very difficult to control the car, but with high power and with the right tuning, you can blast away at over 450 km/h!



* FragileSpeedster: The Tier 3 Lightweight cars are this; they have great acceleration, relatively easy and nimble handling, but will absolutely get mauled in a tangle with the GT or Super Touring cars.
** Any vehicle in the open wheel class in Autosport or GRID 2019 counts as this. Even the slightest bump could cause terminal damage and leave you out of the race. Contact is avoided at all costs in this discipline.

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* FragileSpeedster: FragileSpeedster:
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The Tier 3 Lightweight cars are this; they have great acceleration, relatively easy and nimble handling, but will absolutely get mauled in a tangle with the GT or Super Touring cars.
** Any vehicle in the open wheel class in Autosport ''Autosport'' or GRID 2019 ''GRID 2019'' counts as this. Even the slightest bump could cause terminal damage and leave you out of the race. Contact is avoided at all costs in this discipline.

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** In ''GRID 2019'', Nathan [=McKane=] is the best teammate available for hiring, with all of his stats maxed out. However, you have to complete the Ravenwest Showdown at the end of the Career to unlock him.


** The Porsche 917/30 in GRID 2019. Very difficult to control the car, but with high power and with the right tuning, you can blast away at over 450 km/h!



** Any vehicle in the open wheel class in Autosport counts as this. Even the slightest bump could cause terminal damage and leave you out of the race. Contact is avoided at all costs in this discipline.

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** Any vehicle in the open wheel class in Autosport or GRID 2019 counts as this. Even the slightest bump could cause terminal damage and leave you out of the race. Contact is avoided at all costs in this discipline.



* HeelFaceTurn: Nathan McKane. A long time driver for Ravenwest did not show up in the GRID World Series in ''GRID 2019'''. In return, he's a hireable teammate.

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* GuestFighter: ''GRID 2019'' features two-time UsefulNotes/FormulaOne Champion Fernando Alonso. Though his face does not appear in-game.
* HeelFaceTurn: Nathan McKane.[=McKane=]. A long time driver for Ravenwest did not show up in the GRID World Series in ''GRID 2019'''. In return, he's a hireable teammate.



** [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential You]], on the otherhand can drive as aggressive as you can (even against your team-mate nonetheless) and suffer no penalties as a result (unless you're in Pro Touge). This (Or at least cutting corners) is practically necessary in the 24 Hours of Le Mans outside of [=LMP1=] because the opposing cars catch up really quickly around the five chicanes.

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** [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential You]], on the otherhand can drive as aggressive as you can (even against your team-mate nonetheless) and suffer no penalties as a result (unless you're in Pro Touge). This (Or at least cutting corners) is practically necessary in the 24 Hours of Le Mans outside of [=LMP1=] because the opposing cars catch up really quickly around the five chicanes. In ''2019'', doing so will provoke your opponent as a "Nemesis" meaning they will drive as aggressive and will attempt to hunt you down for your actions.


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* HeelFaceTurn: Nathan McKane. A long time driver for Ravenwest did not show up in the GRID World Series in ''GRID 2019'''. In return, he's a hireable teammate.


A reboot of the franchise simply titled ''GRID'' was announced on May 21st 2019, slated for a September 13th release the same year.

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A reboot of the franchise simply titled ''GRID'' was announced on May 21st 2019, slated for a September 13th release the and was released on October 11th that same year.


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* ContinuityNod:
** One of the announcers in ''GRID 2019'' was a veteran in ''GRID 2'''s World Series Racing.
** Patrick Callahan's son, Patrick Jr., appears as an opponent and later hireable teammate in the game game.


* DreamTeam: No matter the category, Ravenwest features the smartest drivers every time they appear in, being almost guaranteed to dominate all team championships your team does not win. In ''Autosport'', they can take it a step further by having ''you'' drive for them, as long as you've previously won the championship you are taking part in at least once.



* NewGamePlus: In ''Autosport'', depending on how well you do in a championship, trying to play it again will show up offers from stronger teams than the ones you had at first. Win the championship, and one of the offers you get to defend the title is from Ravenwest.



* TheRival: Ravenwest.

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* TheRival: Ravenwest.Ravenwest is the greatest threat to your championship aspirations in any competition in ''GRiD 1'' or in ''Autosport''. That is, unless you are racing for them in the latter case.

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A reboot of the franchise simply titled ''GRID'' was announced on May 21st 2019, slated for a September 13th release the same year.

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* GenreShift: Minor example: GRID 2 has a more drifty handling reminiscent of ''Videogame/RidgeRacer'' but without nitrous and with real cars.


** Spa-Francorchamps, the Circuit de la Sarthe, and Nurburgring [=GP=] are far wider in GRID than they are in real-life.

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** Spa-Francorchamps, the Circuit de la Sarthe, and Nurburgring Nürburgring [=GP=] are far wider in GRID than they are in real-life.


Creator/{{Codemasters}}' ''Race Driver: [=GRiD=]'' is the SpiritualSuccessor to their ''TOCA Race Driver'' series. It is most notable for one feature - the ability to rewind time. Although this mechanic had been used in games before, this is the first time it has appeared in a pure racing game, and the ability to do a short section of the track over instead of starting the race again after 5 minutes of driving made it hugely popular with critics and the public. The mechanic was later ported to Codemasters' other main series, ''VideoGame/{{DiRT}}''.

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Creator/{{Codemasters}}' ''Race Driver: [=GRiD=]'' is the SpiritualSuccessor to their ''TOCA Race Driver'' series. It Half-arcade, half-realistic, it is most notable for one feature - the ability to rewind time. Although this mechanic had been used in games before, this is the first time it has appeared in a pure racing game, and the ability to do a short section of the track over instead of starting the race again after 5 minutes of driving made it hugely popular with critics and the public. The mechanic was later ported to Codemasters' other main series, ''VideoGame/{{DiRT}}''.

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* ArtisticLicense: ArtisticLicenseGeography:


* {{Engrish}}: The announcer in Japan drift events, despite speaking mostly in Japanese, is prone to it. DORIFTU BLASTER! However, this is normal, and sort of expected from announcers for [=D1GP=] events (the guy voicing the announcer is, in fact, a [=D1GP=] announcer). It was also intentional, as that Japanese speaking announcer is American voice actor Creator/YuriLowenthal.

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* {{Engrish}}: The announcer in Japan drift events, despite speaking mostly in Japanese, is prone to it. DORIFTU BLASTER! DORIFUTO MASUTAAAAA! However, this is normal, and sort of expected from announcers for [=D1GP=] events (the guy voicing the announcer is, in fact, a [=D1GP=] announcer). It was also intentional, as that Japanese speaking announcer is American voice actor Creator/YuriLowenthal.



* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Audi [=R10=] is this in GRID 1. By far, it is the most expensive car at a whopping 20 million US dollars in-game, but it's also incredibly fast, handles almost like a dream, and is eligible for both the Le Mans 24 Hours race and the Global-level Prototype event.
* InfinityMinusOneSword: The Mazda 787B in GRID 1 is this; it's nowhere near as expensive, is slightly slower, and it does suffer from very heavy steering at high speeds, but it's still easier (relatively speaking) to drive.

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Audi [=R10=] is this in GRID 1. By far, it is the most expensive car at a whopping 20 million US dollars in-game, but it's also incredibly fast, handles almost like a dream, and is eligible for both the Le Mans 24 Hours race and the Global-level Prototype event.
event. Funnily enough, Ravenwest does ''not'' drive this car, partly to avoid overt frustration, preferring instead the next best car, the Mazda [=787B=] (see below).
* InfinityMinusOneSword: The Mazda 787B [=787B=] in GRID 1 is this; it's nowhere near as expensive, expensive as the [=R10=], is slightly slower, and it does suffer from very heavy steering at high speeds, but it's still easier (relatively speaking) to drive.

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