Despite never having been to the US - he used photos and movie clips as reference - nine30 has made this incredible mod for Grand Theft Auto IV that turns the city-sized game into one giant and very not New York desert road.

The mod, which isn't yet available for download, is so long it takes over three minutes of high-speed driving to complete. It's got roadside diners, cracked desert bitumen, traffic, the works. Amazing stuff.

As the video above shows, throw in some modded cars as well and you've got an all-new game.

GRAND THEFT AUTO IV ROUTE 66 HUGE MAP MOD HD [insanegaz]