Driveclub has just been re-announced and apparently the newly appointed Game Director Paul Rustchynsky is already looking for opportunities to bring new and exotic cars to the game.
Only two days ago the Californian manufacturer Rezvani released the “Beast,” a super-light sport car based on the chassis of the Ariel Atom, but customized to attain groundbreaking performance (you can see it above), and our reader Trevor Zuck asked Rustchynsky if there was any chance to see it in Driveclub.
Rustchynsky answered that it was the first time he saw the car but it looked interesting, then he immediately turned around and contacted Rezvani Motors via Twitter. While the conversation moved to email, so we don’t know its contents, it’s not too farfetched to think that it could be about the inclusion of the Beast in Driveclub.
In addition to this, Rustchynsky also responded to a couple questions about the support of Fanatec and Logitech wheels in the game. Unfortunately everything still seems up in the air, as he doesn’t know what Logitech will do, and Fanatec support depends on the German manufacturer and not on Evolution or Sony.
Logitech itself regrettably tweeted a few days ago that there are no news about PS4 support for the G27 wheel, and as of now the only wheels that are confirmed to be supported are the Thrustmaster T80 & T500RS.
Finally, we learn that the footage that will appear on IGN on Friday will be actual gameplay, with Rustchynsky himself at the wheel.
Back to the Rezvani Beast, here’s a bit of data to make the petrolheads like me happy:
The car comes in two models, Beast 300 and Beast 500. The main difference is the engine: The 300 is equipped with an Inline DOHC four-cylinder supercharged power plant able to erogate 315 Horsepower at 8400 RPM. The Beast 500 boasts a bigger supercharged/turbocharged engine capable to push a massive 500 Horsepower at 6350 RPM.
Combined with the extreme light weight due to the carbon fiber composite body (only 1550 lbs), that makes Beast 500 insanely quick, able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds. The 300 takes just 0.2 seconds longer to get there.
If you want to know more, you can find the full specifications here.
Interestingly enough, Rezvani Motors also tried to contact Forza Motorsport PR Manager Rob Semzey (but we don’t know if the contact actually happened for the moment, as there was no public reply) so the Beast has a chance to appear in the Forza franchise as well.
I’m sure I’m not the only one that would love to see it come to Driveclub, and its inclusion shouldn’t even be too difficult considering that the Ariel Atom is already in the game.
Hopefully we’ll also be able to enjoy Driveclub with our Fanatec and Logitech wheels. My CSR is ready. Will the game be ready for it?
[Thanks for the tip: Trevor Zuck]