Not exactly high hopes, but decent level hopes that this will be a good game.
I've been following the news on this game for a while, but it's only been recently that I noticed that it's a mixture of former Bizarre and Black Rock employees making this game. Both studios were prematurely (or inexplicably) closed by their corporate overlords...which sucked big time. Their racing games weren't exactly perfect, but they were fun and exciting. They did something new and interesting.
Hopefully all of that will translate over into this game.