Forza Garage: Horizon Roundup 9/5/12

John Schommer
Thursday, September 06, 2012

Each week, the Forza Garage will be putting a spotlight on the cars that you’ll be driving in this year’s biggest racing game, Forza Horizon. All these awesome cars will be available to cruise the canyons, tear up the tracks and of course take on your every design and upgrade influence. 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.

 

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This week the Forza Garage showcases and American Supercar that was once the worlds fastest production car and two cars new to Forza Horizon. From the U.K. we bring you the 2011 Lotus Evora S, ready to deliver its near perfect balance and exhilarating acceleration. And from the folks at Ford the 2013 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, the latest contestant in the battle of the pony cars. 

 

 2010 SSC Ultimate Aero 

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.  

 

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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. 

 

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2013 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 

 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!

 

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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.

 

 

1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432 

This rarest of Z cars will drop the jaw of any true classic JDM enthusiast. This isn’t any old Z car, this is the Fairlady Z 432. Aside from the subtle badging, the signature stacked dual exhaust tips signify that inside is the big Skyline GT-R motor. So when you look down the long sloping hood of this sweetheart, you know you have got a very special factory hot rod.

 

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2009 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG  

When you are talking about SUVs, there is usually a notion of utility being a key component in the discussion. When you are talking about the ML 63 AMG, utility is a foregone conclusion and the focus is on performance, luxury, and appearance. Start with Mercedes and add AMG. The result is on- or off-road perfection.

 

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2010 Noble M600 

The Noble M600 is a bespoke supercar that demands attention. Not just attention from drivers who appreciate their analog pureness—Nobles are blissfully devoid of such driver-isolating distractions such as ABS and traction control—but also from those who appreciate their ideal proportions. 

 

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1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe 

Nothing has ever even tried to match the form or raw power of the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. It is something that was done once and done right. It is forever ensconced in our memory as a rare beauty and a road weapon of reckoning potential. Once the fire is lit, the rumble of the short piped V8 will set your hairs on end before drenching them is sweat.

 

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1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR 

The seventh generation Lancer Evolution in as many years, the VI GSR is a machine that benefits from the development that Mitsubishi has been pouring into it — development that comes not only from the street, but directly from the rally stage.

 

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1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
 

When you talk classic BMW, there is nothing that speaks to rarity and archetypal design quite like the 1973 BMW 2002 Turbo. In a time when turbos where primarily a race car feature, the 2002 brought turbos to the street. Wind one up and hang on; it’s a wild ride and one well worth the seat time.

 

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2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione 

 From every possible angle, the 8C Competizione is a steel-and-carbon-fiber supermodel of the highest order. You might be surprised that it wasn’t designed by one of the famous Italian coachbuilders—it was designed in-house at Alfa Romeo’s own design center. Of course, with those looks, a simple cruise down the boulevard will rack up double-takes.

 

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1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex 

 Any of the things the Sprinter Trueno is famous for could have made it an immortal JDM hero alone. Added up, it’s clear that the humble Corolla-based coupe that slays giants both on the track and in the mountain passes is as legendary as they come. It’s no wonder that, decades after it went out of production, the Trueno is still a major presence in the drifting and touge scenes.

 

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2005 Ford GT
 

 Designed for Ford’s 100-year anniversary, the 2005 Ford GT was developed in just 16 months by SVT Engineering with input from Carroll Shelby, pioneering new construction techniques in the process while at the same time distilling all of the gorgeous styling DNA of the original into a contemporary design masterpiece.

 

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2006 Lotus Exige Cup 240

There are few quicker ways to get from point A to point B than the Lotus Exige, the pumped-up Elise variant that is both fast in a straight line and exceptionally nimble. But if points A and B are both on a track, then you’d be hard-pressed to find a better candidate than the Cup 240 version. Whether it’s on the track or on the road you will have a good time getting there.

 

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 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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