Here’s What PS4 Exclusive Driveclub’s First Batch of Free Cars Looks Like; And Yes, One Isn’t European

on November 19, 2014 4:02 AM

Yesterday Evolution Studios released a list of the batch of free cars we’ll soon get for Driveclub. Unfortunately it didn’t come with explanations or pictures, and in line with Driveclub‘s original line-up, some of the rides are really rather obscure. For instance, what the hell is a Renault DeZir?

The Ignition Expansion Pack, which will be offered for free to those whoalready purchased the game, includes the W Motors Lykan Hypersport, the Caterham SP/300.R, the KTM X-Bow R, the BMW M4 and the Renault Twin’Run Concept.

Luckily Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia actually did release a picture showing the cars. You can check it out below.

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The small renditions above might be a little limited to judge the rides, so here’s what they look like in real life.

W Motors Lykan Hypersport

The Lykan Hypersport is actually the second car in the Driveclub line-up which doesn’t hail from Europe. Did you think it could be a commonplace Nissan or Ford? What a preposterous Idea…

The Lykan Hypersport is the first Arabian supercar, built by W Motors, which was founded in Beirut, Lebanon, and is currently based in Dubai.

It’s powered by a 6-cylinder 3746 cc twin-turbo mid-rear engine, developing 740 bhp and 708 lb·ft of torque, W Motors claims an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds with a maximum speed of 245 mph.

Below you can check out a gallery of official pictures and two videos. Remember that the pictures and videos you’ll see from now on are not in-game, but are videos, photos or renders of the real life cars published by the manufacturers themselves.

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Caterham SP/300.R

A limited edition track-only car developed by Caterham in collaboration with Lola Cars. Only 25 are produced and sold each year. It’s powered by a Supercharged 2.0 Litre Ford Duratec developing 300 bph of power.

It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 2.80 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 180 mph.

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KTM X-Bow R

Admit it. You thought KTM made only motorbikes, didn’t you? Well, you were wrong. Released in 2008, the X-Bow is a little beast created in collaboration with Audi and Dallara.

It’s powered by an Inline 4-cylinder gas engine with direct injection, weighs only 790 Kg, accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 143 mph.

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BMW M4

We leave the realm of the exotics for a moment with the BMW M4 (featured in the game with the Coupé version).

Launched last February, it’s powered by an inline M-tuned S55B30 engine generating 430 hp. It propels the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 155 mph.

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Renault Twin’Run Concept

And we delve right back in the realm of the exotics – but on a smaller scale – with the Renault Twin’Run Concept. Revealed in 2013, it’s inspired by the original and legendary Renault 5 Turbo. You shouldn’t be tricked by its size, though. It’s powered by the same mid-mounted Nissan-built 3.5-liter V6 you can find on the  Megane Trophy. It bolts from 0 to 100 Km/h in 4.5 seconds and can push all the way to 155 mph.

Thinking about all that power cramped in a car that almost looks like what my mom would drive to the supermarket, I’d be scared to drive one in real life….

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Next are the two additional free cars, and finally we get to know what the hell is a Renault DeZir…

Renault DeZir

The Renault DeZir is a concept car presented in 2010. Despite its status as a concept, it was fully built and functional. It features a 148 hp mid-mounted electric motor. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds, but like most electric cars is a bit of a slowpoke, reaching a relatively meager top speed of 112 mph.

It looks good, though, even if I’m not quite sure about how it’ll be competitive in the game…

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BMW M5, 2013

And we close our trip among the first add-on cars coming to Driveclub with the  2013 BMW M5. Nothing too exotic here, but it’s a very solid (and fast) Teutonic ride. Its 560 hp 8-cylinders engine pushes it from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 190 (if you take the limiter off, otherwise it’s just 155) mph.

What’s not to love? The speed limiter, I guess…

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Not too shabby, isn’t it? All this goodness-on-wheels will be delivered in North America on November 25th, in Europe on November 26th and in Japan on November 27th, and will be free for those that already purchased the game.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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