WRC 8: New legendary cars being added to the game

KT Racing's off-road sim is already a wild success, but they are adding more content for day 1.

WRC 8 is already making waves. With Digital Deluxe Edition players able to access the game today and take on the challenge that is rally driving, developers KT Racing are adding even more content to their already amazing game.

Legendary cars are making a comeback in WRC 8. In response to overwhelming demand from the community, the game will now feature various cars from WRC’s rich legacy.

Legendary cars in WRC 8

Six legendary rally cars that made WRC history as being part of a Manufacturer’s World Rally Championship winning campaign will be added.

  • Alpine A110 – 1973 Champions
  • Lancia Stratos – 1974/1975/1976 Champions
  • Ford Escort MkII RS1800 – 1979 Champions
  • Lancia 037 – 1983 Champions
  • Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evolution – 1988/1989/1990/1991/1992 Champions
  • VW Polo R WRC – 2013/2014/2015/2016 Champions

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Three iconic rally cars that are great examples of the rich variety of cars that are driven in the WRC.

  • Lancia Fulvia HF – 1972 International Makes’ Champions (precursor of WRC)
  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS RGT (997) – Iconic Rally GT car
  • Proton Iriz R5 – First drive of the WRC 2’s newest homologated rally car

Amongst the nine cars, seven of them played a major role in the World Rally Championship of their respective eras (more than 150 WRC wins in total). The Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997) is a leading competitor in the RG-T class and the Proton Iriz R5 is exclusively offered to players as it will join the WRC competition next year.

All are available in each game mode in WRC 8. In career mode, they give players the chance to experience historic events and highlights of the classic rallies of yesteryear. They also offer a different driving experience to modern cars in addition to the specific characteristics of each car. They will all be available at game release.*

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What does WRC 8 offer?

You can read our in-depth review of WRC 8 here, but in short this game offers the most realistic and challenging racing experience of the year.

New off-road physics for all surfaces, a completely redesigned career mode, extreme and dynamic weather conditions, 52 teams, 14 countries, over 100 special stages, weekly challenges and an esports mode mean this game is jam-packed with features and experiences for even the most hardcore racer. It is not for the feint of heart, and yet massively accessible to new players.

*The Lancia Fulvia HF, Lancia Stratos, VW Polo WRC 2016 and Proton Iriz R5 will be available in-game from 5 September. The Lancia 037 and Porsche 911 GT3 RS RGT (997) are available as a preorder bonus. The Alpine A110 1973, Ford Escort MKll 1800 and Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione are available as Day One DLC or via the Legendary Cars Pack.

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Toby Durant

Deputy Editor at RealSport. A life-long gamer, I have been with RealSport since 2016 and spent time covering the world of Formula 1, NFL, and football for the site before expanding into esports.


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