Forza Horizon 4 | Series 34

Jacob Norwood
Monday, April 5, 2021

A new Forza Horizon 4 update is headed your way, and you can get more details below on the cars introduced this month. Check out the info. from Series 34!

 

Porsche 356 Outlaw RSR by Emory Motorsports

 

Porsche 356 RSR Emory Motorsports

 

Emory Motorsports has built and cared for some of the most unique and iconic Porsche models in history. You can already find their handiwork in Forza Horizon 4 thanks to the 356 C Cabriolet Emory Special.

 

They are responsible for the “Outlaw” line of custom build Porsche 356s, and at the top end of that line, you’ll find the Porsche 356 RS line. Taking the best bits from the 1990s-era 964 and 356 of the 50’s, every RS is rebuilt by hand and restored to better-than-factory-new. Each comes standard with the custom Emory-Rothsport Outlaw-4 engine, improved handling and suspension compared to their parent cars, and an aesthetic that can only be described as “extreme”.

 

Now, if the RS line is the top end of the Outlaw family, the RSR is the top of the top. Rod Emory’s custom RS Outlaw 356 represents the absolute height of the Emory design philosophy. The car embodies Emory’s answer to the question - if Porsche had continued to develop the 356 as a competition car, what would it have looked like?

 

It starts at the wheels. Emory says that much of the design work for the RSR emerged out of the custom five-spoke wheel, the MOMO Heritage 5, inspired by the ones found on late 70’s Porsche 935s. From there came the namesake – the RSR designation, courtesy of the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR (and evident as an influence in the Emory RSR’s interior). The chassis started its life as a barn-find 1960 Porsche 356B Coupe married to a 1990 964. And it’s all powered by twin turbos on an Emory-Rothsport custom 2.4L.

 

The Emory Porsche 356 Outlaw RSR is infused with the legacy of Porsche in every aspect of its design and execution, yet it has a look and feel that is singular and thrilling.

 

The Porsche 356 Outlaw RSR by Emory Motorsport is available for 50% of the Summer Playlist.

 

1968 Pontiac Firebird

 

Pontiac Firebird

 

The Firebird 400 was the flagship of Pontiac’s “Magnificent Five” Firebird model options in 1968. Named for its 400 cu. in, 325hp W66 engine (borrowed from the GTO), the Firebird 400 was 1968’s iteration of Pontiac’s answer to its GM cousin the Camaro, courtesy of designer John DeLorean (!!!).

 

The Firebird started its life under DeLorean as a Pontiac version of the Corvette, before being shuttered and retooled as a mirror of the Camaro. DeLorean saw what he believed to be shortcomings in the Camaro’s design, and set out to correct them in the Firebird, which shared the Camaro’s F-body platform, but was set lower to the ground with a more racing-centric stance. It also has a longer nose (about five inches), integrated bumper, and split grill to bring it more in line with the Pontiac sensibility. Changes to its chassis and suspension separated it from the Camaro, and in some enthusiasts’ eyes, elevated it above its more popular counterpart.

 

The car was designed and built on an abbreviated timetable originally under the name Banshee before adopting the title of a concept car from 1954, the Firebird 1. It lasted for three model years before being redesigned, making the 1968 model a rarity and a prize for classic muscle car fans.

 

Complete the Seasonal Championship "Phoenix from the Ashes" to unlock the 1968 Pontiac Firebird.

 

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