Forza Garage: Horizon Roundup 9/12/12
The Forza Garage is the place to discover all the rides that
will be available for your driving pleasure when Forza Horizon arrives starting
on October 23. These cars will be yours to upgrade, design, and cruise through
the multitude of environments in Horizon’s Colorado. The Forza Garage is your
weekly roundup of the cars we announced over the previous week and your preview
of the latest new cars coming in Forza Horizon.
Today we welcome three entirely new rides to the Forza
series. From Lamborghini’s intimidating land jet to the latest sports luxury
coupe from Infiniti, and the Eagle
Speedster, a car that takes the classic looks of the Jaguar E-Series in its own unique
direction. These three cars will make a powerful statement in any Forza Horizon
Directly inspired by the F-22A Raptor, an advanced stealth
fighter, the Reventón is as sharp as they come. Take the top off and this
roadster lets the sun shine in where only the most elite will sit. To own
you one you not only need a pile of money, but you must also have earned your
spot on the list of less than twenty to be manufactured. The Reventón’s extreme
rarity make it a collector’s item in the real world; its incredible performance
will make it a must-own for fans in Forza Horizon.
2012 Eagle Speedster
The bumper-to-bumper beauty that is the Eagle Speedster will
have you gasping for breath and reaching for your (virtual) wallet in Forza
Horizon. If the chopped windscreen, classic Jaguar E-type lines, and low-slung
cockpit doesn’t fire your synapses into a frenzy then you have probably
flat-lined. The Eagle Speedster is a vintage ride with all the technology of
2012 Infiniti IPL G
A two-door coupe from Infiniti and, yes, it’s rear-wheel
drive. The folks at Infiniti know who their competition is and have delivered a
luxury performance car worthy of their prestigious name. So whether you want a car to impress or want to hang on for an exciting ride the IPL G Coupe has
the cards for a winning hand.
2008 BMW M3
Leaving behind the straight six of previous versions, the
2008 M3 used a 4-liter V8 to manufacturer its awe-inspiring power. While the
BMW M3 is fast at low RPMs by any objective standard, this car is at its best
near redline, so keep your revs up and you’ll be rewarded with great
performance and the sounds of a happy motor.
1987 Ford Sierra
You really can’t have too many spoilers. The Sierra RS500
Cosworth has two, and they’re hard to miss. That’s ok though, because this
Cossie has enough get-up to need them. A limited production, beefed-up
homologation variant of the already formidable Sierra RS Cosworth, the RS500 is
extremely exclusive. It is also without
a doubt ungodly fast and very sticky in the turns.
1971 Nissan Skyline
1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R -- The legacy of the Nissan
Skyline started here with this humble-looking Hako. Its motor could rev to an
amazing 10,000 RPM, giving it plenty of muscle. As the progenitor of Nissan's
famed Skyline model line this is, in essence, where JDM street cred began.
Countach LP500 QV
Whether you’re Don Johnson or the average citizen you can
appreciate the utterly radical nature of the Countach. There’s nothing quite
like arriving in a car that gave way to the term “lambo doors.” And there is
certainly not much like driving a car that looks and sounds like a jet fighter.
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI -- It's practical, economical,
and it will eat up the backroads of Colorado in Forza Horizon. That’s the
beauty of the Rabbit GTI: it’s a little car with a big heart and it's brimming
2012 BMW M5
The M5 has always delivered furious performance in a
comfortable and stylish package, but thanks to hard work and technological
improvements the 2012 M5 marries increased fuel economy to expected M-division
performance. In short, this M5 is better in every way. Engineering is truly a
2010 Pagani Zonda R
If it had wings it would fly. Well it has one big wing and
it does fly. If you’re looking for subtlety look elsewhere because the Pagani
Zonda R is about as extravagant as cars get. Bring a whip for this whip though,
because taming its power isn’t for the faint of heart.
Lancer Evo X GSR
When Mitsubishi designed an all-new Lancer, the basis of the
Evolution X, they built a healthy dose of pure aggression into the bodywork.
This suits the Evo just fine, as its been beefed up in the performance
department too. In short, the Evo X can tackle any corner you can throw at it
and leave you begging for more.
2003 Honda S2000
While the S2000 is easy on the eyes its real glory is under
the hood in the motor that seems to rev
endlessly and has a top end like a rocket afterburner. This versatile JDM roadster
has the gusto to rock the competition and the style and elegance to impress
even the hardest of hearts. Its no wonder it took Honda 29 years to follow up
its initial venture into car manufacturing.
2010 Nissan 370 Z
If you are looking for a car that can do it all then the
Nissan 370 Z should be on your short list. Out of the box it is a sticky and
swift racer and a capable drifter. As with all the Z cars it packs a bundle of
muscle under its long hood. Match it with cars five times its cost and you will
be amazed at how it stacks up.
1987 RUF CTR
Dubbed “Yellowbird” by a group of journalists during a
two-day test drive event, the 1987 RUF CTR Yellowbird also earns its name
thanks to the canary-like chirping of this twin-turbo’s blow off valve. Just 29
of these cherished classics were built – but you’ll be able to take it out any
time in Forza Horizon.
2011 Ford F-150 SVT
You have to like it when companies create things that are
completely impractical and obviously made for fun. The Raptor is a menace to
those who would dare to get in its way. It is essentially a factory built
pre-runner race truck with suspension to match its under the hood muscle. Slide
it, jump it, crash it, it just begs for more. This monster is ready for battle.
2010 SSC Ultimate
An American supercar from a line of cars that when it
debuted in 2007 was the world’s fastest production car. The SSC Ultimate Aero
will have people staring at its low sleek and ultimately aerodynamic shape, and
for its uniqueness among supercars.
2011 Lotus Evora S
A confidence inspiring, semi-exotic with telepathic –like
handling characteristics upgraded with a supercharger to boost it right into
the upper echelons of track ability. Near perfect weight balance, ultra-light
and now lightning-quick.
2013 Ford Shelby Mustang
The phrase “mine’s
bigger than yours” now carries more weight in the bow ties versus blue ovals
arena. In true form following the Shelby tradition of creating some of the most
desirable American muscle, the GT500 has incredible power, a sound better than
music, and lines that scream “get outta’ my way!” Eleanor is back!
If you would like to discuss the Forza Horizon cars revealed
so far, the reveal process and the rebirth of the Forza Garage, please do so in
the Discuss Forza
Horizon Revealed Rides thread.
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