The release of WRC 10 is just around the corner - and this year's game promises to be extra special.
The World Rally Championship is preparing to celebrate its 50th season in 2022. That means WRC 10 will offer players a unique anniversary edition, filled to the brim with new features.
One of those will be a retrospective Historic Mode, allowing rally fans to get a taste of WRC through the ages!
WRC 10: Historic Mode
Fans of the WRC series will be used to seeing historic cars in the various editions of the game. Last year’s Deluxe Edition of WRC 9, for example, gave players the chance to get behind the wheel of the lovely 1999 Toyota Corolla.
But this year’s WRC 10 promises even more by offering player’s a retrospective History Mode, giving you the chance to relive a host of rallies from years gone by, as well as get behind an incredible 22 iconic cars from the last 50 years.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect will be the 20+ challenges on offer. This will likely be in the form of real WRC scenarios that have happened in the last 50 years. These challenges have been categorised into five distinct eras of the WRC:
- First years
- Group B
- Group A
- Modern WRC
As we mentioned above, there will be 22 legendary cars available to drive in WRC 10; the oldest being the 1973 Alpine A110, which won six rallies along with the world championship in the WRC’s first official season.
There’s plenty of other favourites here too, including a host of Group B monsters like the Audi Quattro and Peugeot 205 T16. Nostalgia addicts will love Colin McRae’s beautiful 1997 Subaru Impreza WRC and Tommi Makinen’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V. There’s even the quaint Fiat 131 Abarth on offer, presumably with the iconic Alitalia livery.
The full list is below:
- Subaru Impreza WRC 1997
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V
- Toyota Celica Turbo GT4
- Audi Quattro (A1 1981 & A2 1984)
- Toyota Corolla 1999
- Citroen Xsara WRC 2005
- Ford Fiesta WRC 2017
- Citroen DS3 WRC 2011
- Lancia Stratos
- Lancia Fulvia
- Fiat 131 Abarth 1980
- Peugeot 205 T16 (Evo 1 & Evo 2)
- Lancia 037
- Lancia Delta (Intergrale Evo & 4WD 1987)
- Alpine A110
- Toyota Yaris WRC 2017
- Ford Escort MkII1973
- Porsche 911 GT3 RGT
- Proton Iriz RS
That's right, WRC 10 will be a proper homage to the last 50 years of rallying - and we're incredibly excited!
Along with some of history’s greatest WRC machines, WRC 10 also offers 12 historic rally locations.
New Zealand, for example, will only be available here, along with places like Germany, Argentina and Sanremo in Italy.
- Monte Carlo
- Italy (Sanremo, with three different versions: 1981, 1997 and 1998)
- New Zealand
It’s also worth noting that when racing through these historic locations during the History Mode challenges, track-side billboards and advertising hoardings will reflect the times. You’ll also find that spectators will be closer to the action, reflecting the devil-may-care take on health and safety!
WRC 10 release date
WRC 10 will be released on 2 September.
This matches similar dates for the previous games; WRC 9 landed on 3 September, and WRC 8 arrived on 10 September.
In the meantime, you can view the first trailer for the game below.