Forza Horizon 4 | Series 27 Update

Jacob Norwood
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

There’s so much to celebrate this month at the Festival. We hit the 2-year anniversary of Forza Horizon 4, we’re celebrating Forza Horizon 3 before it reaches End of Life, we have exciting new cars and features coming, and more.

 

Before diving in below, be sure to check out the latest Forza Monthly for details on everything we cover here and so much more!

 

First off, did you discover this month’s Torben Tuesday clues? They consisted of a series of share codes for different UGC features that hinted at our new cars.

 

With the team hard at work on Series 27, we're left with yet more, strange numbers. Being straight with you - no idea what they mean?!

· 104855485 - Route Blueprint race with the route spelling out "Lexus RCF" on the map

· 104798896 - Photo of a Transit van with a Lexus logo on the side and the license plate "IS F"

· 517942019 - Livery vinyl featuring “GT86”

· 306382240 – A tune for the 370z with the name of this car in the description

 

Now let’s jump into everything Series 27 has in store.

 

Chris Forsberg’s Formula Drift #64 Nissan 370Z

 

 

Three championship titles, the most podium finishes in FD, 1000+ horsepower; Chris Forsberg’s drift monster 370Z has it all. Powered by a twin turbo V6 and stripped down in order to drift its way around any corner at any speed, the #64 370Z has been Forsberg’s Nissan of choice now for several seasons, making it the oldest car in Formula Drift.

 

Check out our interview with Chris and garage tour in this month’s Forza Monthly.

 

The Forsberg 370Z has been a long time coming to Forza Horizon 4 and is now available after completing the “Nissan Cup” Championship.

 

2009 Lexus IS F

Whether it’s the 5-liter V8, the quad tip exhaust, or the smooth handling, there’s a lot to love about the ISF. It’s not the easiest car to get a hold of in the real world, with a limited 5-year production run, especially compared to main competitors like the smaller-engine BMW M3, but here in Forza Horizon 4, no such production limitations exist.

 

Complete 50% of the Spring Playlist, and the IS F is yours.

 

Lexus RCF

The design principles that Lexus learned and built into its halo car, the LFA would go on to inform how they built every car going forward, and a major beneficiary of those learnings was the RC F, which was the second fastest car Lexus produced at the time it was released.

 

The successor to the ISF, the RC F sports a naturally aspirated 5L V8 engine outputting 470bhp, the most powerful Lexus V8 there is, a retractable rear wing, and a unique design history. It’s a mash-up, featuring the front section of the GS, the middle section of the IS C, and the rear of the IS.

 

You can become the proud owner of the RC F by completed the “Fully Loaded” Seasonal Championship

 

Toyota GT86

The first collaboration between Subaru and Toyota resulted in a successor to the legendary AE86 aimed at one ultimate goal: be fun to drive. It featured an adapted Subaru Boxer engine that could be placed low within the frame of the car, which would improve handling by keeping the center of gravity low. The shared designs between the two car makers meant that both companies got to put their badge on different versions; Subaru called it the BRZ, Toyota called it the GT86, and Scion got a version as well called the FR-S, as a means of introducing it to the US market.

 

The GT86 and BRZ were nearly identical, except for some notable changes like the suspension systems, the front end bumper and slight tweaks to performance as the two cars diverged in purpose over time, with the GT86 favoring handling while the BRZ emphasized performance.

 

Complete the Spring Seasonal Championship “Sports Day” to unlock the GT86.

 

Drag Run

The Drag Run is a new feature coming to the Festival this month that will allow for seamless back-to-back drag races in PvP. Starting from any drag strip, players can drop in and out without having to join a new session for every race.

 

The Drag Run is split into 3-race series which offer rewards on completion. These then offer new PI restrictions which players can pick a new car to match.

 

 

A couple of new car packs featuring cars previously only available in the Car Pass are available for purchase this month. Check them out!

 

High Performance Car Pack

 

 

· 2018 DeBerti Design Ford Mustang GT

· 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

· 1972 Lamborghini Jarama S

· 2014 McLaren 650S Spider

· 1993 Porsche 968 Turbo S

· 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S

· 2010 Vauxhall Insignia VXR

 

 

Icons Car Pack

 

 

· 1968 Ford Mustang GT 2+2 Fastback

· 1965 Ford Transit

· 1963 Opel Kadett A

· 1965 Peel Trident

· 1959 Porsche 356 A 1600 Super

· 1966 Hillman Imp

· 1966 Volkswagen Double Cab Pick-Up

 

For full details on the new features, any bug fixes, or additional changes coming with this series, check out the full release notes