GRID Autosport is stunning, and this is coming from someone who owns and plays Forza Motorsport 5. While the very nature of the beast means that this game doesn't feature the sumptuous natural beauty of the DiRT series, it still finds ways to impress. Cars look sleek and elegant (until the recklessness of either you or your fellow competitors start putting some leverage on the game's damage system), and the environment looks almost pure. The sense of speed is captured perfectly, via an effect in the default camera angle that makes it seem as if the wind is buffeting the camera about. It's a bit dizzying, but it absolutely adds to the experience. Menus and options screens take the Turn 10 approach, opting for cleanliness over information saturation. All told, this is an exceptional-looking game.
Sound is an area that is sometimes easy to overlook in racing games; and quite often it really takes some really incredible audio design to get our attention. GRID Autosport does not have audio design along that level of quality, but it does get the job done. Of course, making a welcome return is the driver name system that has in-game characters referring to you by name (provided your surname is reasonably common), but that's beside the point; what does that matter when you've come to get your eardrums blown out by the power on display? Well, if that's what you've come for, this game might disappoint a bit. But frankly, this isn't what you should be coming to this game for.