Forza Horizon 4 | Series 8 Update

John Schommer
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Series 8 Update for Forza Horizon 4 arrives this week with the addition of the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack, awesome new events and adventures as well as the drift camera feature recently released in Forza Motorsport 7. Take a look at the breakdown of incredible rewards cars like the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé and see what is in store for you.


(This article was updated on 4/16/19 with a correction adding the 1967 Mercedes Benz 280 SL as the proper 80% reward for the Autumn season.)



Online Adventure Changes

Here is a good look at what has been included in the Online Adventure Championships update.


· S2 Class has been removed from Dirt Racing Championships.

· B Class has been added to Dirt Racing Championships.

· Freeroam Rush events have been removed from all Asphalt and Street Race Championships.

· Collisions are disabled for the first 30 seconds of each race. This change also applies to Horizon Life PvP races.


Drift Adventure

An all-new Online Adventure game mode! Take part in three-race Drift Championships, where it’s not about how fast you can drive, it’s about how well you can drift!


Points are scored on asphalt only and are based on the angle and speed of your drift. You’ll have time to complete a few laps in each event, so don’t worry if you mess up the start, you still have every chance to win as only your best lap’s score goes up on the leaderboard.


Drift Adventure is available in both Quick Play and Ranked and can be accessed from the Online Adventure tab in the Pause Menu.


Earning a rank in Drift Adventure will check-off the Online Adventure requirement for Festival Playlist.



Drift Camera

If you like to show off your style and grace while getting sideways the Drift Camera will be a welcome addition. You can enable it in the HUD and Gameplay settings and view pans in your direction of travel in the cockpit view. Check out the new settings while you explore the Drift Adventure.


Barrett-Jackson Cars

The Barrett-Jackson Car Pack is available for separate purchase and is included as a free add-on for players who own the Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass. The vehicles of the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack are a veritable “who’s who” of collectible automobiles from decades past. From the hand-built 1932 Ford Custom Double Down to the sleek, race-ready 1963 Shelby Monaco King Cobra, these cars have been desired by drivers around the world since their introduction to Forza Motorsport 7 and now is your chance to experience them in Forza Horizon 4.


For an in depth look at these amazing vehicles, you can read about them in the story that announced their arrival to Forza 7.


Showcase Remix

Take on the Horizon Motocross team in a off-road ready 1958 Austin-Healy Sprite Mk1. There is really nothing like it in the real world. Check it out for a limited-time only after you have completed the regular Festival Showcase.



Series 8 Reward Cars

Through the seasons of Series 8 you can earn each of these cars, and the Easter Bunny suit, by completing 50% and 80% of the Festival Playlist. Have a look at each car in detail and what it takes to earn it.


2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Forza Edition (Festival Playlist 50%)

The Giulia Quadrifoglio is all Alfa Romeo, with exotic lines, delicate styling touches, and the performance you expect from an Italian sports sedan. The Quadrifoglio sports an impressive 505 horsepower Ferrari-derived 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6. The front bumper on Quadrifoglio models is aggressive looking and, in the rear, you will find the gigantic rear diffuser and a gorgeously protruding exhaust. It's been a long time to wait for the Giulia, but by any measure it was worth it. In its Forza Edition dress and specially tuned for road ripping performance, this Giulia is a true work of art you won't be able to stop staring at, unless you are trying to keep up with it.



2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (Festival Playlist 80%)

This is one set of headlights you do not want to see coming up behind you. However, it is also one set of wheels that you do want to drive. Available with a proper bumper bar, search lights and light bar, this is your Forza Horizon cop car. The Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (FCVPI) is the most widely used vehicle by law enforcement for years due to the durability of it’s rear-wheel-drive and body-on-frame construction. The Crown Vic is built to take the abuse of pursuit operations and day-to-day enforcement duty or even taxi-service. Whether you prefer to chase or be chased, this is an addition to the world of Forza that many fans have been waiting for.



2018 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé (Summer Season 50%)

You don’t have to be an executive to appreciate the first class amenities of the latest in the line of super luxury four-door coupes from Europe. The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door is big in every sense of the word that matters to car lovers. Sure it’s big enough to cruise with threefull-size friends, but more importantly it has the full-size gusto under the hood you have come to expect from the Mercedes-AMG performance group that brought the world the SLS and AMG GT. Consider it the best of both worlds, twin-turbos and a V8. At full tilt you will feel the rush of 630 hp. Well enough to drift into the next dimension and beyond, or just dust the competition the immensity of its opulence.



1969 Hot Wheels Twin Mill (Summer Season 80%)

When it comes to Hot Wheels, there is nothing more iconic that the over-the-top Twin Mill. Designed by Ira Gilford, who quit his job at Chrysler to design cars for Mattel, the Twin Mill is a prime example of the kind of outlandish concepts that make Hot Wheels such a success story. A life-size, drivable replica was built in part by legendary hot rod designer Boyd Coddington with then upcoming car icon Chip Foose in charge of the build. It was finished by Barry Lobeck years later and debuted at SEMA in 2001. What the Twin Mill lacks in visibility from its detailed cabin, it makes up for in horsepower. Dual-blown Chevy 502 big blocks blast around 1,400 horses, making it one of the most powerful cars in Forza history.


2012 Ferrari 599XX Evolution (Autumn Season 50%)

It’s notable that Ferrari considers itself a racing team first and automaker second. Leaving no gaps in the realm of elite performance, the XX line was created to bridge between Formula One and production cars. The Evoluzione has only 30 more horsepower than the previous 599XX but is a full second faster on Ferrari’s exclusive Fiorano test track.



1967 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL(Autumn Season 80%)

To drive an SL is to love an SL. After all, it had huge shoes to fill as the replacement for the legendary “Gullwing” 300SL and the underperforming and affordable 190SL. Its job was to play all these roles well: provide high performance, deliver a high degree of traveling comfort and still remain relatively affordable. The 280 is the ultimate evolution of the model which brought the highest horsepower output to bear coupled with levels of safety and reliability never before seen. The prominence of the SL has earned it a place in many movies, both old and new, and they have been owned by cultural icons from John Lennon to Sir Stirling Moss. The SL is a car that arrives in style and ensures being on time is never an issue.


1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport 396 (Winter Season 50%)

The ’67 Chevelle SS-396 introduced a number of improvements to the then-three-year-old Chevelle model line, including improved tires, better steering response, and optional front disc brakes. While the three-speed automatic was standard, the Chevelle you’ll drive in Forza 5 features the four-speed option 375-horsepower V8, which was a dealer-installed conversion fitted into just a few hundred of the SS-396 models at the time. That rip-roaring power pushing a chunky hunk of Detroit steel weighing more than 3,500 pounds makes the ’67 Chevelle a classic piece of American muscle car heritage as well as a car that’s just as fun to listen to as it is to slide around a track.



2016 W Motors Lykan HyperSport (Winter Season 80%)

Before you try and find a skyscraper to launch “Arabia’s first supercar” from, as Vin Diesel and Paul Walker did in the film Furious 7, consider it’s $3.4-million price tag and amazing performance. After all, even a car of this value cannot be expected to survive such a thrashing. However, take it to the graywacke aggregate surface of Yas Marina, and you will be astounded by its ability to destroy the competition. This bespoke chassis with a 780-horsepower Ruf twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat six pushing it around is formidable, to say the least. If dressing to impress is of higher value, just gander at the titanium blades within the headlights that are encrusted with diamonds and jewels. Either way, the Lykan HyperSport was created to make an impression like no other.



2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR (Spring Season 50%)

The Corsa VXR puts the “super” in Super Mini. It can also make your city driving downright thrilling. Consider the more than 200 turbo-inspired horses under the hood for a start, then strap in and give it a rip. If the car’s aggressive stance and oversized wheels don’t scream atypical, its stiff suspension will hammer home the point. So go ahead, run it around town, get your groceries but, when that guy next to you at the stoplight gives you a look, don’t hesitate to show your tailpipes as you tear off in a blaze of Super Mini glory.



And don’t forget the awesome Easter Bunny Suit (Spring Season 80%)



In case you missed the live broadcast on Mixer/Forza or Twitch/Forza you can watch the replay here on YouTube.



For additional details on various fixes and resolved issues take a look at the full release notes found on the Forza Support Site.