Following our recent hands-on gameplay it’s clear Dirt 5 is shaping up nicely. With lessons learned on Dirt 4 the development team appear to have found a good balance on approachable handling while retaining an intuitive subtlety in terms of skill. But many questions still remain, little of the core content is known. However, Codemasters have now lifted the lid on the entire range of vehicles that will be featured in Dirt 5 and just about everything appears to be covered. We’ve added the full list below besides screens shots of the cars where available. If you haven’t seen our exclusive gameplay, it’s definitely worth a watch.
In the information provided by Codemasters, Stuart Boyd – Producer, DIRT 5 said: “Variety is a massive part of our vision for DIRT 5, and we’ve made sure that this is represented in the game’s car classes and car roster. One moment, you’re tackling the most challenging terrain in a huge rock bouncer; the next, you’re blasting through a multi-surface circuit race with rallycross cars heavy on speed and grip; and then you’re carving a path through jungle-like routes with lively buggies and unlimited trucks. Stuart clearly filled with enthusiasm for the action racing genre.” he continued “Of course, alongside those new vehicles and classes, we had to bring in some iconic off-road cars that no DIRT game would be complete without. The style, vibe and features of DIRT 5 mean that you can take those legendary cars and race them in a totally new experience. You may’ve been behind the wheel of some of these beasts before – but not in a game like DIRT 5.” This indicates the clear departure from Dirt Rally, in which you can drive those cars you’ve always loved, the nuances of those cars will still be there but with a handling model that can make any players feel like a badass, enjoying the intense action racing experience.
Stuart also highlighted the addition of “10 brand new locations, huge slate of event types, and dynamic extreme weather which completely transforms the handling and gameplay feel.” This is key for Dirt 5 to work, lots of cars all with not enough locations to race on can get really old very quickly. There’s lots of positive discussion going on around this game right now but until we see the full roster of circuits, locations and challenges the jury is still out in terms of longevity. Dirt 5 is released October 9th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, followed shortly by Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. A Google Stadia version will be available early 2021.
Built specifically to overcome tough terrain, our Cross Raid class combines speed, strength and durability for some truly awesome trucks, including the Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 and the Laffite G-Tec X-Road, making its video game debut!
Huge wheels, mad suspension, a big rollcage, and that’s about it. Oh, and you’re in the middle of it all. DIRT 5’s rock bouncer is purpose-built to conquer the most intimidating terrain. Use its traction, acceleration and flat-out stubbornness to beat all obstacles in our most extreme events.
A staple of DIRT games, the cars in our rally cross class are designed for all-terrain speed and getting sideways as soon as possible. Perfect for our tighter circuits and twisty corners, the likes of the Peugeot 208 WRX and Citroen C3 R5 can turn on a dime and go from 0-60 almost as quickly.
Formula Off Road
This class houses our monstrous WS Auto Racing Mudclaw – a true off-road beast with huge ridged tyres and incredible power. Ideal for DIRT 5’s Stampede events, the Formula Off Road class is where you go for something capable of negotiating just about anything – and fast.
Roll back the years with iconic machines that popularised the concept of going fast and flat-out on any possible terrain. From the Fiat 131 Abarth Rally, to the Porsche 924 GTS Rallye, these off-road heroes will remind you that age is but a number with some serious power and performance.
A golden age of off-road racing, no DIRT game would be complete with some of the most successful off-road cars of the 1980s. We’re combining series favourites such as the Ford RS200, with incredible newcomers like the Porsche 959 Prodrive Rally Raid, for a class that just gets better over time.
Relive a time when off-road truly went mainstream and recreate rivalries with the Subaru Impreza S4 and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI. We’re also giving some love to the more pint-sized extreme machines of the 1990s – keep an eye out for those!
Even the most refined GT cars built for tarmac can’t help but get DIRTy. The Rally GT class brings you these desirable cars kitted out with off-road specs, including the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT-4, and Porsche 911 R-GT.
The DIRT 5 class dedicated to our truly incredible sprint car, sporting wheels of all different sizes, huge wings and 900bhp – perfect to rip up dirt oval tracks and get sideways. A unique class for a unique racing experience.
Think of the best road-going SUVs and all-purpose vehicles. Now think of them draped on off-road kit and suped-up for extreme racing. That’s the Pre-Runners class, featuring incredible race-ready versions of the Aston Martin DBX and more to be revealed soon.
Low on excess weight, high on action, these rockets have power-to-weight ratios that’ll make your eyes water. Have fun taming the Ariel Nomad Tactical, Exomotive Exocet Off-Road, and more. These compact cars are built for all-terrain speed and an all-out assault on the senses.
Trucks. Big trucks. Trucks built for the most demanding off-road events in the world. Trucks that’ll give you the confidence to floor it and power over all the rugged terrain DIRT 5 has to offer. Jump in the Jimco Unlimited Truck, Brenthel Industries Unlimited Truck and more and show the most challenging events who’s really in charge.