The game modes are plentiful and varied depending on whether you want a quick race or compete in a series of events.
The cars are fun and fast from the start. As you complete events in the Grand Prix you unlock additional Machine Categories and the cars get faster and faster. The types are also segmented by “Drift Type” being mild, dynamic or standard. My advice is to go with standard or dynamic and learn to control the drift and charge nitrous. The fastest cars in each category are dynamic and do take some practice to keep under control.