Blasting along the tightest routes, through the deepest of mud and within inches of disaster is what rally racing is all about. And in WRC 9, chances are the team at KT Racing will be able to deliver one of the most intense experiences yet. But it won’t just be about the most modern motors as WRC 9 will also come complete with a host of absolute classics.
Due to launch on Xbox One, PS4 and PC via the Epic Games Store on September 3rd 2020, WRC 9 will provide players the opportunity to take in no less than three new rallies across Japan, New Zealand and Kenya, all whilst enjoying the draw of motors from the official WRC, WRC 2, WRC 3 and Junior WRC categories.
However, the latest edition of the game will also feature 15 classic cars, each and every one of which have left their mark on the history of the sport by powering a winning WRC driver or manufacturer to at least one world titles. As you would expect to hear when the ‘classic’ words are muttered, many of these extremely responsive cars come from an era in which high-tech driving aids were not available, and require very specific handling skills.
So what will you be taking in with WRC 9? Well, there will be the likes of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS RGT (997), which is one of the hardest cars to control because of its responsiveness; the Citröen C3 WRC 2019, the last model made by Citroën as an official manufacturer; and the Proton Iriz R5, exclusively developed for the R5 category (WRC 2).
The full list of classic cars available in WRC 9 is as follows with a 15th legendary car to be unveiled at a later date:
- Lancia Stratos
- Lancia Fulvia HF
- VW Polo WRC 2016
- Lancia 037
- Porsche 911 GT3 RS RGT (997)
- Ford Escort MkII 1800
- Alpine A110 1973
- Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione
- Citroën Xsara WRC 2005
- Ford Focus 2007
- Toyota Corolla 1999
- Audi Quattro A2 1984
- Citroen C3 WRC 2019
- Proton Iriz R5
We’ll be sure to remind you when WRC 9 rocks up onto Xbox One, PS4 and PC digital stores come September 3rd, with Xbox Series X, PS5 and Nintendo Switch editions arriving later. For now, the trailer below will sort you out with the memories.