TopGear.com10 October 2013

Everybody! It’s The Stig’s Digital Cousin!

And here’s your chance to try and beat him with Forza Motorsport 5…

The Xbox One Super V8 is, if you're unaware, a bit of a beast. Set to compete at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 this Sunday, this Hulk-green slice of Aussie muscle is seriously bonkers: 640bhp from a 5.0-litre V8, to give a 0-60mph time of 3.3 seconds and top speed of185mph.

It'll be raced by Britain's three-time WTCC champ Andy Priaulx and two-time DTM winner Mattias Ekstrom, but there's one other driver who you'll be able to race against. But he's not The Stig. He's The Stig's Digital Cousin.

Yes, Internet, making his debut in Forza Motorsport 5 is the virtual version of our tame racing driver - though this one's slightly different. He - or it - is allegedly beatable. But only if you're really good. That means you lucky folks who plan on snapping up the shiny new Xbox One and Forza 5 next month will be among the planet's first to take him on.

As you know, Forza 5 will feature the Top Gear test track, rendered in meticulous detail, including the follow-through and Gambon sections. Though the ramshackle shed where we store all of our crisps might not have made the cut.

Still, you'll have in-game commentary from Jeremy, Richard and James on the career modes, and races inspired by Top Gear events, amongst other things.

Have a watch of the video above, and start stretching your thumbs ready for battle when it comes out on Nov 22nd. Remember, even The Stig's Digital Cousin doesn't take defeat lightly...

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