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2021 Jeep Gladiator and 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 Discounted in The Crew Motorfest

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Last week in The Crew Motorfest, we got discounts on American classics like the 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, along with some Japanese models, such as the 1992 Honda NSX. We're getting the same treatment this week but with some bad news thrown into the mix. Unfortunately, you can only buy one of the best rides on offer with real money.
Starting with the "belle of the ball," as Michael Scott, a.k.a. Prison Mike, would say, we have the Custom Bundle that comes with the 2021 Jeep Gladiator (Rally Raid Car), along with the Dystopia Tire, Earthbreaker Underglow, and Japanese Nitro. The vanity items don't really enhance the driving experience, but you might as well use them as long as they're there.

Going a bit off-topic, here's an interesting fact about Prison Mike: even though he stole, robbed, and, on top of all, kidnapped the President's son and held him for ransom, in reality, he never got caught. It might just be that to commit those heinous acts, Prison Mike used the gasoline 2021 Jeep Gladiator, which has a 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of producing 285 hp and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque.

Not counting the President's son's weight, the Gladiator allegedly could go from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. However, if Prison Mike drove a model with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine, he would have 260 ponies and 442 lb-ft or 599 Nm of torque at his disposal. The worst part is that no one can prove a thing, given that he was never apprehended.

The Crew Motorfest
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With four more days left on the discount clock, the Custom bundle with the 2021 Jeep Gladiator costs 63,000 Crew Credits, down from 90,000 CC. Sadly, you can only drive this puppy if you pay with real cash, which I advise against.

The weekly event, Forsberg Racing Team Spirit, aims to bring the pleasure of driving on a circuit with the adrenaline of jumping ramps on offroad tracks. Thus, we arrive at the Main Stage bundle, the Forsberg Racing Team Spirit Bundle.

The pack contains a twofer: the 2020 Forsberg Racing Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 and the IVORY-TOWER Falcon IVT-R1000 (2023) Rally Raid Car. If the GT-R Nismo GT3 sounds familiar, you've probably seen it in the (really good) Gran Turismo movie or from the game itself.

Unfortunately, developer Ivory Tower didn't delight us with in-game stats about the Nissan, so we'll use the real-life ones from the R35. Equipped with the VR38DETT twin-turbo V6 engine, it can produce 592 hp or 600 ps with 481 lb-ft or 652 Nm of torque.

The Crew Motorfest
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The GT3 accelerates from 0 to 62 mph or 100 kph in just 2.8 seconds. It weighs 3,754 lbs. or 1,703 kg and has a top speed of 196 mph or 315 kilometers per hour. The 2018 GT3 model, introduced in April at Motorfest, produces 542 hp or 550 ps and 470 ft-lb or 637 Nm of torque.

Moving on to the other half of the pack, the Falcon IVT-R1000 is custom-made by the game developer. While there's no in-game information about how many ponies it produces, at least we know it can go faster than 118 mph or 190 kph, which isn't anything to scoff at on off-road terrain.

The Team Spirit bundle is 20% off and costs 526,959 in-game Bucks or 75,279 Crew Credits (CC), down from 658,700 Bucks and 94,100 CC. At the time of writing, the offer has four days left. If you're yearning for the sweet GT-R Nismo GT3 but the bundle is too rich for your blood, you can get the car on its own for 363,300 Bucks or 51,900 Crew Credits. Unfortunately, it's not discounted.

For better or worse, that's it for this week's offers in The Crew Motorfest. However, between 22 and 29 May, there's an All-Stars Summit Contest being held, which involves getting behind the wheel of a BMW M4 and an oh-so-sweet Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray.

The Crew Motorfest
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Aside from driving these beauties, the rewards aren't bad either: 5,000 Parts for Bronze, 150,000 Bucks for Silver, a Ford Bronco for Gold, and a Multi-Color Smoke if you get the Platinum prize.

At the beginning of April, Ubisoft pulled the plug on the online-only The Crew, the series' first title, from 2014. Fans and non-fans alike gathered in unison to review-bomb the game (Motorfest) on Steam with negative comments about the company itself, not about the game.

An online petition to sue Ubisoft has been initiated, although that's another story. Motorfest still has a 57% mixed review score on Steam, but only after 745 reviews, which raises the question: Aren't people buying the game on Steam?

In a similar vein, Sony's 1-party online sensation, Helldivers 2, also experienced a carpet review bombing and dropped to a 50% user score, but after PlayStation "fixed" things, the game eventually returned to 73% and has been holding steady since.
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About the author: Codrin Spiridon
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Codrin just loves American classics, from the 1940s and ‘50s, all the way to the muscle cars of the '60s and '70s. In his perfect world, we'll still see Hudsons and Road Runners roaming the streets for years to come (even in EV form, if that's what it takes to keep the aesthetic alive).
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