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Forza Motorsport 4: Introducing the Warthog

Brian Ekberg
Friday, August 26, 2011

Last night at Halo Fest in Seattle, Turn 10 Studios unveiled the inclusion of the iconic Warthog in Forza Motorsport 4’s new Autovista feature. Autovista is an interactive showroom in Forza 4 that will feature a collection of the world’s most exclusive and amazing real-life cars, and bringing the Warthog into Autovista offers Forza and Halo fans a chance to interact with an entirely different type of vehicle in a way no other game can. Fans who pick up “Forza Motorsport 4” will be treated to a first look at the “Halo 4” model Warthog and an interactive experience narrated by none other than the voice of Cortana. The Warthog is an unlockable Autovista-only experience.




For more on the Warthog, we turn to our resident car expert (and recently minted M12 Force Application Vehicle fan), Alex Kierstein:


“Don’t mess with the ‘Hog, or you might find yourself shot full of AP lead from the UNSC’s standard-issue M41 Vulcan minigun mounted on a fully swiveling turret. You see, the ’54 AMG Transport Dynamics M12 Warthog FAV is the UNSC Marine’s workhorse light utility vehicle, but it’s light only in the sense of its reflexes. With four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and fully-independent long-travel suspension, there’s rarely terrain on this world (or any other) that the Warthog can’t dispatch with prejudice. Underneath the fully removable hood resides a massively powerful (and clean-burning) 12-liter internal combustion engine powered by hydrogen, which thankfully the Warthog can crack out of ordinary water using the onboard Graf/Hauptman actuator, eliminating the hazard of flammable fuel tanks and giving the M12 incredible range. More than 10 feet tall and sporting enormous, nearly indestructible nanotube tires with reactive treads, the Warthog is truly intimidating to enemies and a welcome sight to friends—that is, if you can spot it. The armor is coated with nano-prismatic paint, allowing Marines to choose between a number of pre-approved camouflage patterns. Whether it’s extracting a team of Marines from a hot LZ overrun with Elites or bounding over broken terrain during forward recon maneuvers observing Covenant hostiles, the Warthog is most at home when the going gets tough.” 


Forza Motorsport 4 will be released beginning October 11, 2011.