Some of the world’s most historic rally cars are returning to the track in Dirt Rally 2.0.
In a trailer titled Rally Through the Ages, each decade from the 1960s to the 90s is represented by a championship-winning vehicle.
The historical journey begins with the Alpine Renault A110 1600S, which made its debut in 1963 and won the inaugural World Rally Championship a decade later
Dirt Rally 2.0 Vehicles
The car is joined by the 1979 Championship-winning Ford Escort Mk II. The Audi Sport Quattro was chosen as the 1980s entry, amidst a series of strong contenders in that decade.
Capping off these classic vehicles is Colin McRae’s 1995 Subaru Impreza, as seen above. The inclusion of this car continues the legacy of the World Champion, with Dirt being a continuation of the eponymous Colin McRae Rally series that started in the late 90s.
In addition to these rally greats, the trailer also shows off Dirt Rally 2.0’s new stage degradation feature. With the new feature, the dirt surface deviates as drivers race on it.
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Rally driver Jon Armstrong, who has been working with Codemasters as a rally consultant, said that the ideal starting position is between 5th and 10th place. It’s here where the track starts to open up, without being worn down from other cars.
“If you start first on the road you’re going to suffer from a lot of loose gravel, which means you’ll struggle for traction – and that makes it hard to put in a flowing stage with a good time,” he said.
“The further down the running order you are from there, the more the surface is going to plough and rut, so you need to adjust your driving style and even your vehicle set up to cope with the evolving track.”
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Dirt Rally 2.0 races onto PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on February 26.