Trackmania Rally Update Tuesday

Trackmania Website has details on the Rally Update Trailer mentioned yesterday (thanks Frans). While the racing game is not abandoning its titular tracks, the expansion of rally racing will invoke new off-roadish surfaces and new driving mechanics when it launches on Tuesday. The launch will include the chance to win some goodies:
We are now proud to announce the launch of the second episode with the Rally car, on February 27th. More than 240 new blocks & items inspired by the original Rally environment are coming with this update. 166 macroblocks will also be added for the gamepad editor. This release will be accompanied by several activities for a chance to win goodies:

  • A Discovery campaign will be available from February 27th, allowing you to discover this new car. The first three winners on March 20th of the campaign will win Trackmania goodies.
  • Two special Tracks of the Day will be released on February 27th and 28th, mixing sensations between the Stadium car and the Rally car on brand new blocks! The winner of the first Track of the Day will win Trackmania goodies.

The Rally car features a dynamic and reactive gameplay, with a slippery feel. The original gameplay has been kept on tech and dirt surfaces, and it has been adapted to the new Trackmania surfaces such as plastic, ice and wood! The car also works with the new physics, like reactors and cruise control effects.