Special Edition games usually come with a few extras; posters, a sticker or two or a figurine if you’re lucky, but not in the case of racing game Grid 2 Special Edition. The game’s developer, Codemasters, is giving away a ‘free’ car, and a bloody good one, at that.
OK, so the car isn’t exactly free. Grid 2 Special Edition will set you back £125,000. For that considerable sum of money you get the game, a PlayStation 3 to play it on, tailored branded boots, gloves and a race suit, plus a BAC Mono.
Curiously, a ‘bog standard’, i.e. non-Grid 2-branded, BAC Mono costs just £101,940.
The BAC Mono sits in a category of cars that also includes the Ariel Atom and Caterham R600. It’s propelled by a 280bhp, 2.3-litre Ford Cosworth engine strapped to a body that weighs just 540kg, giving it a power to weight ratio of 520bhp. That’s not far off Bugatti Veyron 16.4 territory.
You can also revel in the knowledge that only one Grid 2 Special Edition package exists so you won’t be seeing a similar BAC Mono on a street near you. Not that you’ll see many of the things anyway.
Tempted? Head on over to Game to register your order. Failing that, you could just buy Grid 2 when it launches on the 31st of May in Europe on Xbox 360, PC and PS3.