You've taken a turn into an alleyway and are still haven't managed to shake your pursuer. There's a wall dead ahead, with no other exit. Do you: a) hit the handbrake and slide into a perfect u-turn ready to boost out of the alley, or; b) drive through the wall in front of you?
Yup, we'd go for option B too. Ridge Racer Unbounded is evidently on our side.