TopGear.com 24 May 2013

Grid 2: now with free BAC Mono

Although you do have to pay £125,000 to get a copy of the game…

Last week we learned that Gran Turismo 6 will be out in time for Christmas on the PS3. Then on Wednesday, Forza Motorsport 5 was announced as a launch title for the new Xbox later this year. Things are definitely hotting up in the virtual racing world...

So in an interesting move, Codemasters announced today that a copy of their new racer - Grid 2 – will cost 125,000 English pounds.

Now, for that you do get some extras. A PS3 to play it on, for one. A racing suit, boots and gloves too, so you can look extra-realistic on your sofa. Oh, and a BAC Mono: the lightly insane, 170mph, British-made road legal racer that we’ve been evangelizing about ever since Stig first took one to Blackpool.

(In fact, we like it so much last month we took another one all the way to Death Valley, for one of the world’s loneliest road trips.)

Boringly, the game will also be available without a BAC Mono at the usual prices and places, but why skimp when you can have one of Britain’s finest recent cars in your drive too?

If you’d like to pre-order the £125,000 game (there is only one), then head to this link. We’d like to hope it would go to a TopGear.commer after all…

Or if you’re temporarily short of funds, check out some extended gameplay below – the game is out next Friday 31 May.  

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