Ignore the great physics, inspired tracks, and gorgeous visuals for a moment and let's focus on the most impressive aspect of DiRT: Damage.
Real rally racers are precision drivers who have the skill to navigate narrow roads without dinging their cars. Most videogame drivers aren't quite as skilled. More than likely you will have your share of crashes, particularly in the early goings of DiRT. That's not such a bad thing, as every brutal impact displays the beauty of DiRT's damage modeling. DiRT's sophisticated engine simulates damage with incredible attention to detail.