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Forza Garage: Horizon Roundup 9/12/12

John Schommer
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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 player’s garage:


2009 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster 

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 today.



2012 Infiniti IPL G Coupe 

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 Cosworth RS500 

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 2000 GT-R 

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.



1988 Lamborghini 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 

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 with surprises.



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 wonderful thing.



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.



2008 Mitsubishio 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 Yellowbird 

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 Raptor 

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 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. 



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 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!



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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