With all of the much-deserved hoopla surrounding the release of Gran Turismo 5 for the Playstation 3, Firemint thought today might be a good day to show off Real Racing 2.

The follow-up to their iPhone racing game includes licensed cars, a minimap and a heads up display that can be switched off.

This video is a preview build of the still-in-development game running on an iPhone 4. In it we see the Nissan GT-R (R35) running a track. The final game will include a ten-hour career mode, in-game currency and the ability to customize your cars.

Firemint says they're shooting for a pre-Christmas release and that the game will support all the way down to an iPhone 2G and iPod Touch, though it will run best on the 4s.