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26 Oct 2020

DIRT 5: Broad range of cars promises expansive racing experience (Sponsored)

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Multiple classes offer unusual choices

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Variety is the spice of life

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How to get DIRT 5

We’ve been pretty obsessed with DIRT 5 here at the digital office recently, and rightfully so.

Not only does this latest Codemasters title aim to blow other racing games out of the water in terms of its visuals, it’s also taking us around the world and giving fans the chance to drive in an array of race types.

DIRT 5 roars onto shelves soon with wide range of cars to race in. Let’s take a tour around the Codemasters extreme off-road showroom!

Multiple classes offer unusual choices

DIRT 5 offers the player 13 different classes of racer, anything from everyday SUVs souped up to be elite off-road machines to 80’s rally classics which have been become household favourites the world over.

This variety of in-game content comes with a host of cars and categories that players will undoubtedly have something for everyone. That includes Unlimited trucks and Rock Bouncer. Each one is designed for specific racing, but you can crossover and drive whatever you want.

The Cross Raid cars are built for tough terrain. Combining speed, toughness, and durability into one package. Cars include the Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 and the Laffite G-Tec X-Road.

Designed to do what it says on the tin, the Rock Bouncer category is chock-a-block of immense wheels, crazy suspensions setups and massive rollcages to keep you in one piece.

Formula Off Road is purpose-built for going anywhere. These cars are home to incredible power and enormous tyres. One such vehicle is the WS Auto Racing Titan, a true behemoth.

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SLIDING INTO ACTION: DIRT 5's array of cars means there is something for everyone

Rally Cross comes into DIRT 5 with cars you’ll be more familiar with, like the Peugeot 208 WRX, that are designed for nimble turns and fast acceleration.

Go back in time with Classic Rally cars. Iconic vehicles such as the Porsche 924 GTS Rallye and Fiat 131 Abarth Rally.

Then there’s the 80s and 90s Rally cars too. Race in vehicles that brough rallying to the mainstream, from the Ford RS200 to the Subaru Impreza S4. Supposedly there are even some ‘pint-size’ machines coming to DIRT 5…

Modern Rally includes cars at the forefront of rally technology. These machines are ready for any terrain, which is good given the variety of terrain seen in DIRT 5! Cars include the likes of the Citroen C3 R5.

Rally GT takes popular GT cars and adapts them for new settings. Race in the Aston Martin V8-Vantage GT4 and Porsche 911 R-GT on tracks they will have never seen before.

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Sprint cars will be new to many racers. Odd-sized wheels, huge horsepower, and a bizarre shape, these machines are designed to drift around ovals and create a lot of noise!

Dive into the Pre Runners class and drive the wheels off the Aston Martin DBX and Cadillac Escalade 2020 in this new road-going SUV turned extreme racing category.

Think big trucks and think even bigger, then you’ll get close to the Unlimited class . Race in the likes of the Jimco Unlimited Truck and Brenthel Industries Unlimited Trucks.

Unlike the trucks previously, these Super Lites are pocket rockets built for mobility. Get to grips, or at least try to, with the Ariel Nomad Tactical and Exomotive Exocet Off-Road.

Variety is the spice of life

As you can tell from the array of categories available, Codemasters has put together quite the off-road roster for racers to enjoy.

Not many games offer such a wide range of vehicles to race in, but Codemasters hasn’t held back and is offering a lot of types of racing, which means a lot of cars are needed.

From jaw-dropping power to weight ratios in the Super Lite category to the pure rallying pedigree of the Ford RS200, there is bound to be a vehicle that hooks you. DIRT 5 really has something for everyone.

How to get DIRT 5

The game releases on 6 November for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

DIRT 5 offers a free upgrade to next-gen consoles, though discless consoles will require a digital entitlement to upgrade.

With that upgrade comes amazing features like a 120fps option, amazing graphical fidelity, and faster-than-ever loading times.

You can buy DIRT 5 here.