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Forza Motorsport 4: Week in Review 8/3/12

John Schommer
Monday, August 6, 2012

Wow, summer in Seattle, so long as you love gray skies, mild weather and rain, we have got it all. It’s actually been pretty nice this week so I shouldn’t complain, but I probably will anyway.


You gotta love Forza 4 because you can tear up the track; blow your friends doors in Rivals mode, or test and tune, rain or shine.


With this past Tuesday's announcement of the cars in the August Playseat Car Pack we all have something to dream about and drool over until the pack's release next Tuesday August 7.


If you haven’t already, check out the trailer that provides a glimpse into what can be yours for less than the cost of lunch at a fast-food joint. The value of ten sweet cars to add to your Forza 4 garage is better than a cholesterol and fat-enhanced, bag of gut bomb anytime. At least in the opinion of this Forza loving writer.




What’s your favorite car in August Playseat Car Pack? Mine is the 1962 Lincoln Continental. I’ve always wanted one but haven’t found the right waterfront property with a big enough dock. Tell us your favorites and why in the WIR thread.


If you haven’t noticed yet, it’s your beloved unicorn saint, Johniwanna filling in for Mechberg. Our fearless leader is very recently, as in yesterday afternoon, was off to the hospital to welcome his second child, Baby Mech, into the world. Congratulations to the now father of two, who will be taking a little time to, you know, be a new daddy.


And in other news….


August Rivals and Contests 

Just in time for the August Playseat Car Pack we will be launching a new group of rivals events featuring several of the cars from the pack including the 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302. There will also be a couple treats in the form of contests to participate in. I don’t have all the details yet but here is the skinny to whet your appetite for competition. 


Unicorns are great, but how about a chance to win a Forza Motorsport 4 Playseat or cool Playseat hats and t-shirts? Battle your way to the top of the leaderboards in a yet to be revealed rivals mode in the 2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport (available for FREE in the August Playseat Car Pack) in cockpit view. While all players are welcome to set times, only players in U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Spain are eligible to win prizes in this event. Stay tuned to for all the details.


Here is a video of the Playseat guy giving a tour of the Limited Edition Forza Motorsport 4 Playseat. Man, that thing is sweet!




A new Community Bounty will be announced on Tuesday as well. Here are the latest rivals modes descriptions.


Race to Colorado
Who will be the fastest person to make it to the Horizon Festival in October? The scenic backdrop of New Hampshire is your setting as you take your Challenger 392, complete with a brand new Horizon livery, on a journey that will land you in the heart of Colorado in Forza Horizon. Get your very own Dodge Challenger 392 in Forza Motorsport 4 by pre-ordering Forza Horizon at a participating retailer. For more information about Forza Horizon pre-orders, click here. 


Who's the Boss? 

You have raced the 'Original Boss' around Laguna Seca previously, now you will get to test how the latest incarnation of this legendary muscle car can handle the Corkscrew. The August Playseat Car Pack is required to participate in this event.


Community photo contest honorable mention from Apath8


A to Z28 

Since the first and last meeting of the Society for the Eradication of Panthers, the Camaro has been in a competition with the Ford Mustang. Hit the track to see how well the Camaro eats Mustangs in this Track Day event.


Roaring Roadsters
Feel the wind in your hair as you fluidly navigate through the mountain peaks of Monserrat in your D-Class roadster.


High Noon Saloon
A-class sedans meet in the mountains of Europe to finally decide which Saloon reigns supreme.


Hoosier Daddy
Get in your favorite C-Class Sports Car then swerve through the track at Indy to show your Autocross dominance.


Slip Slidin' Away
We have tested your "land yacht" navigation skills in a drag race, now we will test how well you can sail these boats around the track in a drift challenge.


 Made for Mech-Autocross 

Unfortunately, “Made for Mech” is going to be sidelined temporarily. I know Brian had picked some winners for last week’s Autocross tune request. He was just about to share the winners with me so I could gift unicorns and announce their greatness to the world when his PC decided it was time for a valued Windows Update. Sorry tune donors, but getting his wife to the hospital took precedence (as I’m sure you can understand). Winners will be announced in next week’s WIR or sooner if possible. For fun if you want suggest what the next event for “Made for Mech” should be in the WIR thread, go for it!



Community photo contest winner from murderface v4 


Press Here at Turn 10 

The interest in Forza Horizon is climbing and we had a visit from some press this week. Not only did they get a sneak peak at the next chapter in the Forza series, but we treated them to a special dyno session, and even lined up some of the choice cars owned by the folks here at Turn 10. Stay tuned for full coverage of the dyno session, and keep your eyes out for an gaming website story about their visit to our hallowed halls.


Johniwanna Want Ads 

We kicked off the Johniwanna Want Ads last week. This is a forum thread for the community to post upcoming or ongoing events that they would like to see covered in news articles such as Rear View Mirror. The list is up to three pages already. Be sure to post as many details of your event and organize the details so they are easy to digest. The best represented and most interesting events will get some spotlight.


Turn 10 Track Day-Debut of the Forza Motorsport Viper GTS-R 

Don’t miss the next race in the American Le Mans Series in Mid-Ohio. The city has donated itself to racing for the weekend and we will be hosting another Turn 10 Track Day. Come hang out with us in the chat room on our Facebook page. We will be giving out August DLC codes, that’s before they are released folks. We will also be sharing our excitement and cheering on the new Forza Motorsport  SRT Viper GTS-R.




Great Car Lover Movie Quotes 

Earlier this week Fred and I were discussing and laughing about some great quotes from Smoky and the Bandit then later a friend of mine posted this memorable quote from Dazed and Confused, one of the my favorite "right of passage" movies of all time:


“Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin' right here, all right. We got 4:11 Positraction out back, 750 double-pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We're talkin' some ...muscle.”


What is your favorite automotive themed movie quote? Post about it in the WIR thread. We will give out some unicorns to the most memorable quotes.


One of the Coolest Tours of Paris 

In 1976 a gentleman named Claude Lelouch drove around Paris like a madman and called it a movie. It was awesome and I thought I would share it. Upon finishing his run in the early morning hours, he was promptly arrested, however the "movie" got him the recognition he was looking for. The car driven is a Mercedes Benz 450 6.9 SEL and the sound is from his Ferrari 275 GTB.




That’s it for this week folks!