Earth: Near Future
A federation of corporate entities govern Earth from opulent orbiting platforms, while the surface below has become an industrial ghetto of intertwined factory-cities. The mega-wealthy overseers pull the strings as the worker-class live in a state of endless toil in the neon soaked perpetual night of the planet-factory's underbelly.
The only escape for the surface workers life of enslavement is driving. Illegal, underground street racing in nightly tournaments. A winner-takes-all route out of the city-slums for those skilled enough to take the prize.
Win or lose, live or die, death or glory. It's all on the line for a one-way-ticket to immortality.