Here we are, at the final week of car announcements for Forza Horizon 2. This final reveal brings us to a total of 210 cars that have been built specifically for the next generation and Forza Horizon 2. All of the cars announced this week exude their own sense of style and charisma. The Land Rover Defender 90 is as rugged it gets. The form of the 2015 Mustang GT was designed for global appeal. The Lamborghini Veneno practically redefines extreme car design.
There is not much longer to wait until all these rides will be at your fingertips to leave your mark on the roads and countryside of Forza Horizon 2. Let’s dive in to this week’s list.
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1968 Lancia Fulvia Coupé Rallye 1.6 HF
Sophistication and deliberately understated styling are the hallmarks of this highly desirable special version of the Lancia Fulvia. Lancia brought this homologated version — the Fanalone, referencing the Fulvia’s large driving lights—to enable Lancia’s entry into the World Rally Championship. Front-wheel drive and a healthy punch of more than 100 hp gave the Fulvia excellent performance. Sharp steering and excellent braking made it a natural candidate for rally competition. Under the direction of Cesare Fiorio, Lancia came to dominate rally in the late 1960s and early 1970s. You can tell a Rallye edition from its lesser brethren by its fiberglass fender flares and Campagnolo rims. If you look at the dash you will also see an oil temp gauge and adjustable redline on the tachometer. The Fulvia’s light weight gave it an advantage and this special model was further lightened by replacing the back seat with a shelf and installing lightweight bucket seats. Among Lancia Fulvia aficionados, the Rallye 1.6 is the crown jewel. Continue reading Full Forza Horizon 2 Car List→
Last night, in a sort of prelude to PAX and Halofest, Microsoft showed off both a slice of the “343 Guilty Spark” mission of Halo: CE Anniversary Edition (it’s exactly like you remember it, and at the press of a button it’s exactly like it was, thanks to the ability to toggle between remake and original versions of the game) and a bit of cross-promotional fan service. Namely, Halo references in Forza Motorsport 4.
Specifically, fans can unlock an ultra-detailed Warthog (taken from Halo 4) for the game’s garage viewer mode. This Kinect-enhanced viewing experience includes the ability to toggle just about every working part of the vehicle as well as hear detailed profiles of its parts and service history narrated by Jen Taylor, the voice of Cortana. However, the Warthog is strictly for viewing only and can’t be raced, for better or for worse.
Well, it can’t be driven in Forza, anyway. But the fact that this Warthog is derived from Halo 4 is the first concrete detail we’ve heard about the next game in the series. Clearly this indicates that 343 intends to draw on the existing Halo sandbox to a certain degree. While the game’s teaser hints at Master Chief exploring a mysterious new world, it looks like familiar human military tech will factor in somehow, meaning that — if nothing else — the Chief won’t be initiating a new fight completely on his lonesome. So that’s something, right? Check out the reveal video below:
I’ve been waiting to write this Forza Garage Roundup from my first day at Turn 10 a few months back, the moment I heard that one of the cars I love most—and that you, the community, have wanted for ages—was coming to Forza 4. One of the great things about being both a Forza Fan and a car guy is that even though I work here, I can occasionally geek out just as hard as you guys when it comes to the cars we’re including in this game.
Even the returning cars are pretty awesome, in my opinion, because I have serious love for the classic J-tin. The Hakosuka is definitely my favorite historic Nissan, and with the new lighting engine and customization options, it just looks great on the track and in any photo mode homespace. And then there’s the AE86, which has become the car of choice as the whole studio has gotten sucked into Rivals Mode drifting against each other, with the studio’s ace tuners and drifters going all out.
But I’m just delaying the inevitable by talking about the returning cars first, because no matter how great they are, we all know that the 1994 Nissan 240SX SE is the real star of this week’s Forza Garage lineup. And for many of you, it’s going to be the star of Forza Motorsport 4 itself. But whether you’re a die-hard drifter or not, the 240SX is a car that can do way more than just drift. It’s a blank slate for customizers, with a bunch of body kit options, and lots of powertrain options as well. Plus, I have to say the new model just looks great. Our car modelers are incredible, and the shots we’ve taken in game of the 240SX are sometimes almost indistinguishable from real life. There’s more to come in the future as we get the green light to reveal more in-game shots of new cars, but check out the taste of things to come with the shot of the 240SX below in its full glory, opposite-locked, and moving sideways, just like these Nissans will be doing in mass come October! Continue reading Forza Garage Thursday Roundup 8/25/11→