The new hardcore handling mode will turn off all assist options like traction and stability control. This is not recommended for new drivers, as it will make for the most realistic driving experience to date.
Six new tracks have been added along with a number of new levels in multiple categories. Elite levels will now see a 10 level increase to 30 while Driver levels will increase to 90, also by 10 levels, as well as receive a number of livery options. Clubs get a huge boost to level 85 also.
This update will also set up the game for two expansions, "No Limits" and "Suzuki," arriving on February 23rd. Each expansion adds six events, five trophies and two vehicles.
In the meantime, the February update will go live tomorrow, February 11th and will require 13GB of storage space.
Check out the full patch notes below. You can enlarge the image by clicking on it.