Forza Garage: Horizon Roundup 8/29/12
Push the clicker, enter the code, or flash your lights for entry -- the Forza Garage has returned! Each week, we’ll be putting a spotlight on the cars that you’ll be driving in this year’s biggest racing game, Forza Horizon. These rides are ready to roll you into the Horizon Festival in style, take on the upgrades you see fit, wear your custom liveries and, most importantly, become yours. Every Wednesday until Forza Horizon is released starting on October 23, the Forza Garage will be revealing new cars and recapping what rides have been announced thus far.
For today we have a sweet mix of American muscle, JDM quickness, and ultimate European luxury performance.
2012 Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG
Kicking things off this week is a brand new car to the Forza universe – the 2012 Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG. This full-size luxury rocketship has more horsepower than any AMG model, ever. Technology and craftsmanship meet in an exquisite platform that provides unmatched handling, power, and control in a lavish four-door sedan. Rolling on 20-inch rims from the factory, this Benz just oozes street cred, while still representing its upper-class heritage.
2002 Honda Integra Type-R
The Integra Type-R is more than just a piece of JDM engineering with a coffee can welded on the tailpipe. This is the Type-R, conceived from the chassis up to be lighter, faster, and more agile than its standard production model cousin. A stratospheric redline and plenty of flourishes underline its special status; the Type-R is built to keep pace with practically any V8.
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
With the Charger SRT8, Dodge's SRT division delivers the kind of performance that compares favorably to European luxury sports cars. There is enough Hemi-powered juice to smoke the tires all day and wag your tail around any corner, all while toting up to four passengers. The Charger SRT8 is much more than a family car however: it's a four-door hot rod.
Below you’ll find the cars we have already announced in the past seven days on our official Twitter and Facebook pages. Each day from now until Forza Horizon’s launch, we’ll be announcing new cars and giving away a daily prize to one random winner who retweets our daily car announcements. Want a chance at winning? Make sure you follow us on Twitter and check out the full rules here.
1964 Aston Martin DB5
If you think you are James Bond then the DB5 will serve you bloody well. Even though it does not come equipped with machine guns, smoke screens or an ejector seat, the DB5's form, function, and raw charisma makes it a true classic. Fire this iconic idol up and revel in the burble of the English inline six, before you let it fly. Just please return it in one piece.
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429
The Boss 429 is for big boys and doesn't need anyone’s approval to knock you back in your seat. It's a rarity among Mustangs and is the most powerful Stang of the era. No matter what you are competing against the Boss 429 has the juice to lay rubber all the way to the finish line.
1985 Ford RS200 Evolution
Unlocking the power of this Group B homologation model requires attention to throttle modulation and choosing the right line. Beyond that the RS200 Evolution will do the rest with its high tech all-wheel drive system and cagey, tenacious grip. Its marked race history and uncommon looks make a bold statement.
2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
Driving this JDM masterpiece can be a transformative experience – in the real world or in Forza Horizon. With enough power to conquer any road in Horizon’s Colorado and the kind of sleek lines normally reserved for chorus line girls, the Silvia turns heads wherever it goes.
2009 Lotus 2-Eleven
An extreme car by any standard, the Lotus 2-Eleven is not even street legal in the United States. In in the world of Forza Horizon, however, you can rail this ultimate track car on the highway, in town, or show up to race with something that is built for the sole purpose of going fast. There aren’t many amenities to make it comfortable but there are plenty to ensure you will be leading the pack.
2010 Ford Focus RS500
In its matte black “foil” paint the Focus RS500 stands out in a crowd and it should because only 500 were produced. Individually numbered and nearly impossible to acquire, the RS500 will get you the attention you seek. With looks like no other production vehicle, the RS500 will follow the rest of the Fords to don the rare "RS" moniker as a legend in its class.
2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series
When the top-of-the-line Mercedes coupe is not enough, you get the AMG. Iif the AMG is not enough then you have the Black Series. All the AMG, plus the motor from the SLS AMG supercar, as well as handling and aerodynamics to make it pliable. It simply does not get any better than this.
2012 Ultima GTR
Nothing short of a street legal track car, the Ultima GTR is a sock-knocking kick in the rear to drive. Don’t kid yourself when you suit up in this super kit car, it has potential that should only be unlocked by those willing to commit to its potential. You don’t just hop in a car like this and expect results, you temper your response and slowly but surely unveil its capabilities as your skills unfold behind the wheel.