Eyebrows were raised last night when a version of Dirt 3 was shown off costing $US300. Well, turns out there may be a justification for that. Provided you like remote control cars.
The R/C car shipping with this version of the game is not a cobbled-together piece of crap minted just for the game’s promotional circus. It’s an actual, professional R/C car, made by Traxxas, an actual, professional R/C car company for enthusiasts.
With a few modifications, the thing can do 80km/h. It’s also 4WD, waterproof, and on the street costs $550.
So the $US240 you’re paying for it in the Dirt 3 edition is a… bargain? Sort of? OK, not really, but if you haven’t owned an R/C car since you were a kid and feel like seeing how far they’ve come, then this may be your best shot at getting a good car on the “cheap”.