Top Gear’s The Stig character is known for machine-like precision behind the wheel, no fear of death and the fact that he has two pairs of knees. We know this because over the years, Jeremy Clarkson has been building up the mythical image of its “tame racing driver” and now he (it?) is a separate brand all by him…itself.
The name can therefore be offered for sale, if the right offer arises, and just like the collection of stacked tires and white lines on an airfield that is the Dunsfold track, The Stig has made its way into the world of commercial video games too. The game in question is the upcoming title Forza Motorsport 5, and the report is official, even coming with its own video.
The Stig’s role in the it will be the same as on the show: to drive really well and fast, while somebody of lesser skill (i.e. you, the player) either try to beat him directly, or an impossible time he set – we don’t know exactly how it will work.
The video posted below shows it driving a Xbox One Racing Team Holden Commodore from the Australian V8 Supercars series, resetting the stopwatch after precisely 1:1.50 lap after lap.
The game comes out on November 22.
By Andrei Nedelea