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.
The Flashback feature debuts in DiRT 2.
Flashbacks can be used in all races, but cost "Reputation" points to use.
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.