While we love off-roading as much as any truck fiend, it can’t always be described as a fast-paced activity. This of course changes when you look at the various types of off-road racing, with rallying sitting at the very top. Not everyone has the money (or guts) to prep a car to go full send out in the woods however, which is where video games come in. Codemaster’s Dirt 5 made its debut earlier this week, and it features one of our favorite trucks: the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison.
Dirt 5 is the fourteenth game in the Colin McRae Rally series, and the first from the franchise to launch for the next-gen series of consoles. Mixed reviews from fans and critics aside, the game is chock full of some seriously cool (virtual) metal. Joining the ranks this time around is the all-mighty Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, the current king of the mid-size off-road segment. While the standard ZR2 package brings a host of off-roading oriented upgrades from American Expedition Vehicles and Chevy, the ZR2 Bison package includes stamped-steel front and rear bumpers, as well as five hot-stamped boron-steel skid plates. This additional armor probably won’t matter too much in the game, but it’s presence is undoubtedly welcome in the real world.
Codemasters were a bit generous with the performance of the ZR2 Bison, giving it 400 horsepower and just under 370 ft-lb of torque in Dirt 5 spec. That is quite a bit more than the maximum rating of 308 horsepower on tap from the factory. We suspect it is possible that the virtual ZR2 has been fit with one of the several aftermarket superchargers that are available for the pickup outside of the game. Take a peek at the video above if you want to see the pickup ram its way through a field of competitors in true video game fashion.