Holy f*ck. Been playing this on my Macbook Pro Retina today and considering the specs i'm running, i must admit that I'm quite blown away by this game. It ran surprisingly well on mid settings with all the shaders on. Heck it was even playable with mode 7-ish perspective turned on also but I enjoyed it more without it. Not the fact that its built using C2, but this is definitely top tier quality in design, graphics, sound, and graphics. Not only that, but its fricken fun as hell too . I like the first Velocity Ultra, the second one on the PS4 was even better, but Penelope by far is much more enjoyable in my opinion. If you guys don't have this yet...get it NOW!!!
It does have a few quirky moments though, like the scenes seem to jump a few times during the race. Not sure if its the low specs of my MacBook Pro Retina, or the game itself. I even turned it down to low settings and it still occasionally happens. Also uses some intense resources as the MacBook's fan started kicking in as I was playing. Still, none of it deviated from the gameplay. Should also mention that during the crash scenes, for some odd reason it gets extremely sloooww.... on any settings.
I'm about to try this out on my PC now, which has considerable more horsepower. Will report later...
BTW, Mac specs : 2.6GHz i5, 16GB 1600MHz RAM, 256GB PCIe HHD, Intel Iris Graphics