Ok, Opel Manta I can understand - it is an iconic rally car after all, but the BMW M1 is a little bit more confusing if still rather cool.
Most racing fans know all about the M1, after all it was made the stuff of legends thanks in no small part to the incredible, if somewhat short lived, BMW M1 Procar series of the early 1980's. However, its history as a rally car is far less well known, making it something unique and pretty cool addition to DiRT Rally 2.0.
Having seen much success on the tarmac racetracks of the world, a group of enthusiastic and optimistic race engineers decided the M1 might be a good tool to go rallying with - especially considering the monster machines that would be running as part of the now legendary Group B rally era of the time.
Reseau France BMW decided to take up the mantle of crazy, and turn one or two of these beasts into a thoroughbred rally car. Enter Oreca, plenty of spare parts from the M1 Procar series and a little bit of engineering genius and here we are - the BMW M1 Rallye. Of course others would later pick up on this and build / run their own machines, but the Oreca machine would be by far the most high profile attempt at converting track success to the stages with the M1.
Never successful but always spectacular - this is certainly a unique choice by codies.
Also coming as part of the new DLC is the much more traditional Opel Manta - a firm favourite for historic rally fans, and something that should be enjoyable to chuck about on the stages within the game.
Speaking of stages... this new DLC only contains cars.. but expect the Swedish Rally to drop for the title in the very near future...
DiRT Rally 2.0 DLC Schedule
- Week 3: Monte Carlo Rally, Special Livery
- Week 5: BMW M1 Procar Rally, Open Manta 400, Special Livery
- Week 7: Sweden Rally
- Week 9: Ford Focus RS Rally 2007, Subaru Impreza, Special Livery
- Week 11: Germany Rally
Players who bought the Deluxe Edition will receive all Season One content, release dates above, plus Season Two which features a similar level of content as part of their Season Pass. All other players can purchase the Deluxe Content Pack or individual piece of content separately.
DiRT Rally 2.0 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC now.
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