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When driving from event to event, occasionally my vehicle will take massive amounts of cosmetic damage. I am curious is that damage shown on the vehicle is hindering that vehicle's performance.

I know I can instant repair by going to my body shop or going into an event menu & backing out, but I'm curious if I should do this before issuing a road challenge against a rival.

Is the damage just cosmetic or it is hindering performance ?

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All damage in the game is purely cosmetic. Looks like mechanical damage (from Forza 4) was removed to give the game an overall larger appeal to more casual racing gamers.

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Can you provide a source to this answer? – Zero Stack Jan 2 '13 at 19:08
The menu option I believe only says cosmetic damage. Additionally, I've been watching a LP and he seems to think that it's only cosmetic. – MBraedley Jan 2 '13 at 19:13
@Zero Stack My playthrough of the game, and many different reviews of the game. – aviangentile Jan 2 '13 at 20:20

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