Wouldn't be a PS3 launch without RR.
Ridge Racer's visuals may be getting slicker and more realistic but thankfully that's not the direction gameplay is going in. Real-to-life as it may look, Ridge Racer 7 retains the core element of the series - a complete disregard for real-life physics.
You thrash flashy sports cars around courses at silly speeds without even thinking about dabbing the breaks. You blast down straights and power slide round hairpin turns at 180mph like it was nothing. That's the essence of Ridge Racer, and it's just as fun on PS3 as it's always been.