Flashbacks are a gameplay feature debuted in Colin McRae DiRT 2, and they have so far appeared in all subsequent titles except DiRT Rally.


Flashbacks can be used during a race as a means to turn back time and reset the effects of a crash or an unfavourable manouvre. They allow the player to reset to any time within the last ten seconds. There are a total of five Flashbacks available to use per race.


Colin McRae DiRT 2Edit

The Flashback feature debuts in DiRT 2.

DiRT 3Edit

Flashbacks can be used in all races, but cost "Reputation" points to use.

DiRT ShowdownEdit

Whereas in earlier titles, where Flashbacks appeared in every race event, they only appear in Hoonigan events.


  • In the Gymkhana/Hoonigan freerides of DiRT 3 and Showdown, the player is given an unlimited amount of Flashbacks to use.