Codemasters has just announced a £125,000 variant of its upcoming racing game called GRID 2: Mono Edition. This limited version sets the Guinness World Record for most expensive special edition ever available commercially.
What does £125,000 buy? To start with, a copy of the game with custom artwork and a PlayStation 3 to play it on. Oh, and a BAC Mono supercar with an exclusive paint job. The buyer will also get a race suit, boots, gloves, and a GRID 2: Mono Edition branded Bell Racing helmet to go with their brand new custom racecar. It also includes a day at the BAC factory where the buyer will get to customize their new toy for size and specifications.
The car itself is quite powerful, with a 2.3 liter, 280 BHP four cylinder engine that goes from 0-60 MPH in just 2.8 seconds. Its top speed is 170 MPH, which should be more than sufficient to get the gamer to his or her local store to pick up the next big release quickly. It's built with a carbon fiber body, so it is quite lightweight. Codemasters specifically mentions that the supercar is road legal, which means the person who invests this huge amount of money will actually get the chance to enjoy the vehicle on the street.
As you would expect, the real-life car will be featured in the game when it ships on May 28 on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, so even buyers who opt for the standard version will still get to enjoy the ultra-expensive supercar, even if it's only in virtual form.
Only one person will be able to take advantage of this special version of GRID 2. As of this writing, the Mono Edition is still available from Game in the UK.