November Bondurant Car Pack

John Schommer
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Now that you have had a little time to get to know the cars of Forza Horizon and maybe even picked up the Month 1 Car Pack, you might be asking: What’s next? Well, next week, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your garage even further with The November Bondurant Car Pack, coming to Xbox LIVE on Tuesday, Nov. 6 for 400 MS Points. The November Bondurant Car Pack brings brute force from the past and present, open-top elegance, the ultimate M3, and more.

 

The November Bondurant Car Pack is now available for Forza Horizon!

 

Whether you are looking for something durable to survive the sand traps of the Carson Golf Course or you want nearly endless horsepower to destroy your Rivals’ speed trap records, the November Bondurant Car Pack has something for you.

 

2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante

When building what is clearly one of the top open-top sports in the world, what are its defining characteristics? There are the obvious: speed, power, and elegance; categories that the Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Spyder Performante has in spades. Then there is the unseen and the unexpected. Weight, for example, can be a burdensome in a roadster; Lamborghini has addressed this in the Performante by reducing the cars weight by 143 pounds. At 3,274 pounds overall, this is the lightest open-top Lamborghini ever. To make it so, the use of carbon-fiber is extensive, from the door panels to the center tunnel cover. Its Alcantara-wrapped interior and trapezoidal, three-dimensional front bumper make it stand out from its slightly lesser cousin the Gallardo Spyder. Whether it is just a glance or a thorough high speed test, the Performante defines itself.

 

 

2012 Shelby 1000

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original Shelby Cobra, the Shelby 1000 was designed as a present and tribute to Carroll Shelby from Shelby American. Only 100 will be built. The Shelby 1,000 is not just a Mustang with immense horsepower, it is an entirely custom-built machine. From its completely reworked 5.4-liter with ported cylinder heads, and 3.6-liter supercharger to the Eibach adjustable suspension, it is really only a Mustang in form and basic substance. At a glance it resembles any other GT500 until one looks close enough to notice the reflective decal denoting it as a “Shelby 1000.” The subtlety is part of the design, as Shelby wanted the 1000 to “fly under the radar, rather than announced it has arrived.” Behind the wheel it will be obvious to anyone as soon as the conservatively rated 950 horsepower beast is unleashed.

 

 

2010 BMW M3 GTS

The ultimate factory M3 comes with more in all the right departments and less wherever it made sense for a street-legal track car. Instead of the standard M3 4.0 liter V8, the M3 GTS has “more” in the form of its high-revving 4.4 liter V8, which gives it 40 more horsepower. There are also more gears in the seven-speed, dual-clutch, M DCT transmission. To accommodate the significant weight of the high-tech automated-manual, weight was shaved by deleting air-conditioning, removing the back seat, and lightening everything from the rear windows to the sound insulation. Designed for the track, the M3 GTS comes with an adjustable suspension, a roll bar, and a front splitter and rear wing which can both be adjusted. Since the audio system was deleted as well, appreciating the screaming V8 is now all the more simple.

 

 

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

Upon winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Aston Martin in 1959, Carroll Shelby quit racing and came home to America to build his own race car. By 1965 his Ford small-block-powered AC Cobra had achieved considerable racing success and Ford chief engineer Ken Miles offered Shelby the even larger 427 FE engine. The goal was to race in the SCCA’s A production class and compete with the Corvette Grand Sport. After redesigning the chassis to accommodate the big block, and upgrading the brakes and suspension, the 427 Cobra was put into Shelby’s competition production line. One hundred were to be built for homologation, but production was stopped at 53 once difficulties with the FIA ensued. Some were sold to private race teams, the others were marketed as “the fastest streetcar in the world.” Of all the Shelby Cobra variants, the 427 S/C—Semi-Competition—is the most desirable. They are nothing less than a purpose-built race car converted at the last minute for street use.

 

 

1994 Nissan 240SX SE

If you are looking to build a drift car, look no further, the 240SX is the standard bearer. Due to its high availability, low cost, lightweight body, long wheelbase, and ample power it’s hard to beat as a starting point. Not to be confused with its JDM counterpart the Silvia, the 240SX and its KA powerplants were not turbocharged, whereas the Silvia’s SR20DE could be. As a staple of the drift community, the 240SX has contributed to the careers of many professional drift drivers and given cause to thousands wanting to experience the thrill of sliding sideways. Whether you are drifting for points or style, or just hooning it up, the 240SX is waiting to be your partner in fighting for grip on the open roads of Horizon.

 

 

2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Truly at home on the gravel and dirt surfaces of the back roads of Forza Horizon’s Colorado, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is as rugged as they come. Sure, the newest Wrangler has the most amenities of any before it, but it also comes with the surefootedness of a locking rear-differential and Dana 44’s. While you may not be fording streams or climbing boulders, the Wrangler’s wide track and powerful Pentastar V6 will pull it swiftly through corners. If you are looking to show your outdoorsy side or want a durable rig for a little Cat & Mouse, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is worth rolling.

 

 

The Forza Horizon November Bondurant Car Pack will be available Tuesday, November 6. Each car is available for 240 MS Points or you can score the whole pack for 400 MS points. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is this month’s free sample car. In addition, check out a brand new set of Community Rivals Mode events coming on November 6. To get in on the racing fun, head over to “Race Central” at the Horizon Festival, select “Rivals” and then go to the “Monthly Rivals” section.

 

The November Bondurant Car Pack will be automatically available to owners of the “Forza Horizon” Season Pass. The Season Pass offers instant access to six monthly car packs for Forza Horizon, through April 2013, as well as access to the Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack, coming on December 18. The Forza Horizon Season Pass is available on Xbox LIVE for 4,000 MS Points, and also includes access to five exclusive cars delivered on a monthly basis through March 2013. For more on the Forza Horizon Season Pass, see our full breakdown.