Improvements in the graphical, handling, and multiplayer departments were obvious even to the untrained eye, yet Real Racing 2's creators Firemint want to push the technological envelope further.
One of the most intriguing - and potentially revolutionary - elements from a gaming perspective in the forthcoming iOS 5 software update is AirPlay Mirroring, which pipes content from an iPhone 4S onto a HD TV wirelessly.
And Real Racing 2 will be one of the first iPhone titles to take advantage of this new feature once iOS 5 is made available to the public next week.
In Real Racing 2's Party Play setup, four wannabe Jenson Buttons and Sebastian Vettels can race head-to-head in split-screen mode on a single 42" telly via AirPlay, using his own iPhone or iPod touch as the virtual steering wheel.
Real Racing 2 won't have things entirely its own way, though, for The Binary Mill has also announced that its upcoming arcade driving sim Mini Motor Racing will support AirPlay Mirroring.
Mark my words, petrolheads: the battle lines for AirPlay wireless streaming have been officially drawn.
Check out the video below of Real Racing 2's Party Play mode in action. It's ruddy ace.