Lesser known in rallying circles, the Porsche 911 R-GT has been confirmed as a special pre order bonus for gamers purchasing WRC 7 before release later in the year. The car, driven by WEC regular twice Le Mans winner Romain Dumas in the recently launched FIA R-GT Cup, is a high performance, rear wheel drive, GT3 specification rally machine that looks set to form, at the very least, the main R-GT Cup content in the new WRC rally game franchise. Designed as an open rally series for GT3 specification rally cars and endorsed by the governing body of world motorsport the FIA, the R-GT Cup is most regularly found competing on tarmac stages of the European and World Rally Championship throughout the world. Open only to two wheel drive cars (rear driven as a preference, of course), the R-GT cup makes for an interesting mix of GT spec racing vehicles with rally specific modifications, introducing some unique and lesser seen specification of cars such as the 911 and Fiat 124, to compete competitively on rally stages. Sadly for the long term hopes of the series, participation hasn't been as strong as the organisers would initially have liked to see. With a debut season in 2015 producing only a limited number of participants across the rounds at Rallye Monte-Carlo, Ypres Rally, Rallye Deutschland, Rallye International du Valais and Tour de Corse, with championship victory achieved by French rally legend and the all round spectacular François Delecour in a Porsche 997, 2016 would see the series put on temporary hold until more enterants could be found for the following years. 2017 would see minor interest rekindle in this potentially spectacular idea, with four drivers, including Dumas in the 911 R-GT and Delecour in a Fiat 124 R-GT, taking part in the season opening Monte-Carlo rally. Making a first appearance in an officially licenced World Rally Championship game, the Dumas raced 911 R-GT will be made available to players who pre order WRC 7 for either console or PC, and will presumably be made available as paid DLC later in the lifespan of the new title. WRC 7 will release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC August 2017. Check out the WRC Franchise Sub Forum here at RaceDepartment for all the news and discussion regarding this upcoming new game. Check it out and get involved with your fellow community members today! Interested in the new game? Happy to see the R-GT series get some officially licenced love in WRC7? Let us know in the comments section below!