The Crew 2 Adds The 2018 Renault Megane R.S and Zivko Edge 540 V3 Airplane
Two new vehicles have been revealed for The Crew 2's vehicle list: The 2018 Renault Megane R.S and the Zivko Edge Airplane.
Last week, Ubisoft introduced a new weekly social media reveal series for The Crew 2 called Motorsports Vehicle Series, where new vehicles from the game will be revealed each week - similar to what Need for Speed did last year with Build of the Week.
Renault and the 2018 Renault Megane R.S is a brand-new manufacturer and car that will be available when you hit the streets for the first time in The Crew 2 - competing in the Street Machine Family of motorsports.
This third generation of the iconic hatchback may be easy on the eye, but is clearly no joke when it comes to performance boasting a new turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection, with 280 bhp under the hood and 390 Nm's of peak torque.
Utilizing this power effectively is achieved by Renault's renowned 4Control four-wheel steering, allowing the Megane R.S to deliver impressive agility around tight turns and excellent cornering stability at higher speeds.
Every aspect of the Megane R.S' design takes direct inspiration from the world of professional motorsports, making it a perfect fit for the lower end spectrum of The Crew 2's vehicle list. This is all down to its 3D honeycomb-pattern grill mesh, front blade, and rear diffusor added by Renault Sport, to the wider wings and tracks designed to achieve perfect driving dynamics.
The Zivko Edge 540 V3 airplane was revealed this week on the Motorsports Vehicle Series - an all-new aircraft for players to take to the skies capable of insane barrel rolls and dizzying aerobatics hundreds of miles above the asphalt.
Zivko dominates the world of professional aerobatics. Their aircraft's are renowned for their lightweight one-seater design with a highly durable fuselage, with Zivko long being the favorite manufacturer for world-class competitors. Zivko aircrafts are constructed from a 4130 steel tube frame and full carbon fiber body in order to keep them as light as possible.
Zivko later innovated with their original Edge 540 aircraft implementing a straight-edge wing design which took the aerobatics scene by storm. This straight-edge wing design has since been refined and developed further, now recognized as a pioneering design in the sport.
The V3 version available in The Crew 2 is a later version of the Edge 540, featuring an upgraded body to improve aerodynamics and reduce drag. The Edge 540 V3 also boasts a modified Textron-Lycoming AEIO-540 engine, capable of achieving 340bhp at 2900 rpm – a significant amount of power for such a light plane, making it the perfect machine for adrenaline-seekers and freestylers in The Crew 2.
While we missed the first week of the Motorsport Vehicle Series when the Renault Megane R.S was revealed, we decided to combine both reveals together, and will be covering each week of reveals going forward.
The Crew 2 launches on June 29th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, or three days earlier on June 26th for purchasers of the Gold Edition. Are you looking forward to trying both the Renault Megane R.S and Zivko Edge 540 V3 when the game launches June? Let us know in the comments below!