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Dirt 5 developer shows off 13 vehicle classes

Published: 13:03, 03 July 2020
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Dirt 5's Rock Bouncer vehicle class
Dirt 5, Rock Bouncers go where they please!

Codemasters are unveiling Dirt 5 details piece by piece ahead of the October launch, and their latest update dives into all the car classes coming with the popular rally racer.

While we've seen a few gameplay demos and some awesome tracks, Dirt 5's developer was mostly drip-feeding vehicles. Codemasters' promise still stands, though - next instalment in the Dirt franchise will bring a wide variety of cars, tailored for everything from speed to traction. 

They also announced a few cars that will make their debut in the franchise with the arrival of Dirt 5, but until they publish the full list - today's tease should do.

Dirt 5's first class is Cross Raid. They're at home on rough terrain, for which they boast an ideal ratio of speed, strength and durability. Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 and the Laffite G-Tec X-Road will be making their debuts here.

Rock Bouncers are the second one, and the name should be enough of a hint. Huge tyres and a rollcage resting on the mother of all suspensions may not produce the speed of Cross Raids, but in return, you get to drive anywhere. Vertical walls may take a few tries, but they're more like an inconvenience. 

"[Formula Off Road] class houses our monstrous WS Auto Racing Titan – 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 traversing just about anything – and fast", Codemasters wrote.

Rally Cross is the Dirt franchise's staple class that relies on speed and drifting to conquer tight circles and winding corners. Think Peugeot 208 WRX. 

Classic Rally class shouldn't need any introduction - the likes of Fiat 131 Abarth Rally and Porsche 924 GTS Rallye should be household names to seasoned veterans. 

Similarly, Codemasters threw in 80s, 90s and Modern Rally vehicles, featuring the likes of Ford RS200 and Porsche 959 Prodrive Rally Raid, our beloved Subaru Impreza S4 and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI, and Citroen C3 R5, respectively. 

Codemasters Citroen C3 R5 as depicted in Dirt 5 Dirt 5, Citroen C3 R5

Dirt 5's Sprint class is all about huge wings, 900bhp and oval tracks, while Pre Runners contain race-ready editions of the Aston Martin DBX and Cadilac Escablade 2020. 

If you're a fan of big trucks, you should be right at home in Dirt 5's Unlimited class, with Jimco Unlimited Truck and Brenthel Industries Unlimited Truck being the best examples. 

Last but not least are Super Lites, and you probably have an idea where its strengths lie. Speed, speed and the rest is velocity. Ariel Nomad Tactical, Exomotive Exocet Off-Road and others will make sure you stay nailed to the seat.

"“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", Codemasters wrote. 

You can find the full breakdown here .

Dirt 5 rally simulation by Codemasters, vehicle classes

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