I've never seen the original Death Race but this sounds promising:
Quote » "We did keep the anti-authoritarian 'screw you' tone of the original," director Paul W.S. Anderson, told us, citing Bullitt, The Getaway and the original Death Race 2000 as influences.
"All those films were done practically. I said 'Let's make a real movie. With real armor-plated cars. With real machine guns. A really intense car movie. No CGI cars. No CGI environments.' The laws of physics apply in Death Race." If there's any CGI at all, Anderson promises, it will be solely to clean up individual film frames to rid them of stunt rigging, other cameras in the shot and the like."