In getting gamers geared up for their upcoming racer, Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo
, Milestone S.r.l. has been taking us behind the scenes of the game's development via a series
of developer diaries
. In fact, it's only been about a month since we finally got our first good look at gameplay
from the title.
With development clearly moving along swiftly, Milestone has revealed pre-order incentives for Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo
. In an effort to bring back the "vintage atmosphere from ‘80s to ‘90s", two pre-order exclusive DLC cars have been revealed for the game, the Peugeot 405 T16 PP and the Suzuki Escudo PP, and we have the full details about both to share with you.Peugeot 405 T16 PP
The Peugeot 405 T16 Grand Raid as it was called was unveiled in 1988 and was in all respects a prototype. A new model was also introduced along with the Grand Raid for competing in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This particular version was given some additional features that made it even more impressive. The engine, a turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder 600 hp, was inherited from the Peugeot 205 T16, but suitably powered with increased displacement. The car was lowered and the aerodynamics completely revised. Two large wings were mounted on the front and at the rear to maximize downforce, and a feature never before seen in a rally or hill climb was four-wheel steering. In the system, the rear wheels steered 1° to ¾ of steering wheel rotation, to a maximum of 3° rotation when the steering was at full lock.Suzuki Escudo PP
Known by fans as the 'Escudo Pikes Peak', it is a prototype designed and developed specifically for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Despite sharing the name with Suzuki's famous 4x4 XL7, that is where the similarities end. This prototype was built in 1996 and, while having all-wheel drive, had an impressive 2493 cc V6 engine with twin turbo, able to produce 985 hp at 8,100 rpm. This performance, combined with a light weight of 800 kg, gave it a power-to-weight ratio of less than one. The car was a beast, able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds, with a maximum speed of 168 mph. To handle this huge power, Suzuki focused heavily on downforce, adding a large front splitter and huge rear wing, developed using a wind tunnel.Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo
is set for release this October.