Dakar 18 players who pre-order the upcoming racing game will have access to an exclusive in-game car: the 1987 Dakar Rally-winning Peugeot 205 T16 ‘Grand Raid’.
Also available to players who purchase physical ‘Day One’ copies of the game, the Peugeot 205 T16 is the exact car the legendary racing driver Ari Vatanen secured the first of his five Dakar Rally wins in.
It’s unclear which game modes the Peugeot 205 T16 will be eligible for. Should Dakar 18 contain a career mode, though, it’s highly unlikely the 1987 Dakar Rally winner will be a playable vehicle in that portion of the game.
Dakar 18 is cited by its publisher Deep Silver to be an authentic recreation of the iconic Dakar Rally. All the car classes and stages from the 2018 Dakar Rally will be represented in the game, with players also being able to consult route books used by real-life Dakar competitors in-game as they traverse the large open world environment.
Publisher Deep Silver has confirmed Dakar 18 will launch on 11th September 2018 on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.