EA and Ghost Games have released a new trailer for the upcoming racing game Need For Speed Payback, and it's all about the customization. Although the previous installment, simply called Need For Speed, featured a wide array of modifications, this new one promises to take things a step, or two, farther. Now you can build cars for road courses, off-road courses, and even drag racing. Two cars featured prominently in this trailer that show drag racing modifications are a first-generation Ford Mustang, and a Datsun 240Z. They have wheelie bars, fat rear tires, skinny front tires, massive air scoops, and open headers that dump just behind the front tires.

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Elsewhere throughout the trailer we see some of the customization menus in action, and a number of other vehicles that show off new modification options. We see a Jaguar F-Type with yellow headlights, and its hood is covered in hot-rod-style louvers. Off-road upgrades will play a bigger role, exemplified by a VW Beetle lifted on long-travel suspension and big tires, perfect for Baja racing. It and several other cars have big off-road lights, and it seems they aren't exclusively tied to off-road cars or suspension upgrades. And though this was already known, the trailer further highlights the ability to find worn-out, neglected classic cars and restore them to new, or better-than-new condition.

Ghost Games has also previously revealed that different colors of tire smoke, underglow, and nitrous flames will be available. And of course, performance upgrades will be available at parts stores, and can be won in races. With all of these options to play with, Need For Speed Payback is shaping up to have the most robust car customization in a racing game in years.

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