Race Driver: Grid is a video game by Codemasters - the same developers of the recent slew of F1 games and Dirt rally car racing series. The sequel, Grid 2, is an upcoming video game by the same developers to be released in a couple of days on PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows OS.
Most video games like God of War, Halo and Call of Duty, among others, usually retail a limited, exclusive or collectors packaging. They often contain a few value add items like DLC, in game character skins, maps, weapons or in the case of Call of Duty - you get night vision goggles or remote controlled 'surveillance vehicle'.
As part of the new game, the marketing team for Codemasters have unveiled a new Grid 2: Mono Edition and with it you get the game (obviously), a PlayStation 3 and an actual 273km/h capable BAC Mono car - in full Grid 2 livery and full driver race wear for the ultimate racing experience.
By the way, did I mention it costs roughly 125,000 of the queens money (S$238,727) ? – which is near the price of a 1.8-litre A5 Sportback! Codemasters claim this is the worlds most expensive videogame - backed by Guinness World Record – which I duly agree.
I have not come cross any video game, in recent history at least, to offer a proper fully working machine. Let alone a track car for the road. What's next? Forza 5 with a McLaren P1?
Sadly there is only one customer who is lucky enough to buy this special edition and if I am not wrong this is a U.K. exclusive bundle.
The BAC Mono is a British manufactured, road-legal, ultra-high performance supercar which stars in the game. Created from high-strength carbon fibre, the BAC Mono is an unrivalled example of light-weight performance engineering and its 2.3-litre, 280bhp four cylinder powertrain will propel its driver to 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds.
Here is the complete list of items you will receive as part of the special edition:
• A copy of GRID 2 for PS3 with a bespoke artwork • BAC Mono in exclusive GRID 2 livery • A day at the BAC factory which includes a factory tour and time spent with technicians to customise the BAC Mono for size and specifications • A GRID 2: Mono Edition branded Bell Racing helmet • Race suit, boots & gloves all made to measure in BAC Mono and GRID 2 branding • A PlayStation 3
For those interested, The GRID 2: Mono Edition is available by pre-order by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.