Microsoft has announced the release of the Falken car pack for Forza Horizon 2. Available now for £2.43 via the Xbox Live store, you can grab five new cars. A sixth car, the Subaru Legacy RS is available to all Xbox One owners for free.
Check out Microsoft’s trailer to see these beasts in action, if you don’t want to watch their trailer but still want some car porn to get you revved up (sorry) I’ve laid out the car descriptions from MS below.
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
The 4C has everything needed for spirited driving and even a few creature comforts. with any sports car built by Italians, the looks are only the icing. It boasts a carbon-fiber tub between twin aluminum sub-frames, and a rip-roaring turbo-charged four-cylinder with enough gusto to give anyone a permanent grin. The engine is behind the cabin, where it should be – resulting in visceral driving experience that will have you wishing for the next off-camber corner.
2014 BMW M4 Coupe
The new twin-turbo inline six (replacing the naturally-aspirated V8 of last year’s M3) is a spectacular performer. Power delivery comes on strong and early and encourages short shifting, versus the tradition of wringing power out of the top end of M-model cars. BMW says the smaller, lighter motor enhances handling. The result is a car with plenty of grip but can still wag its tail if encouraged to do so.
2014 Chevrolet SS
The first rear-wheel-drive sedan in the Chevy line-up in 17 years is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. At a glance, the SS is a smart-looking four-door but, under the hood, is a V8 pushing out more than 400 horsepower. When given a nudge it responds with a roar, hitting 60 mph in less than five seconds. As you tour around the SS, its intents become more obvious, with a wide stance, plenty of rubber, and the two large exhaust pipes. Once behind the wheel, everything makes sense. The gauges light up, you slam your right foot down, and the world gets much, much faster.
1988 Lamborghini Jalpa
It has been referred to as the baby Lambo, the smaller sibling to the legendary Countach. In fact, the only thing that is smaller about the Jalpa (pronounced Hal-pah), is the transverse-mounted V8, opposed to the similarly-mounted V12 of the Countach. That smaller engine granted the Jalpa much better drivability, but sacrificed little in performance, with impressive 0-60 times and a conservatively stated top speed of 146 mph. Over its six-year production run, the Jalpa sold nearly 420 units, and was discontinued when Chrysler took over Lamborghini operations in 1988.
1969 Toyota 2000GT
Rare, beautiful, and startlingly expensive, the 2000GT has all the attributes of a European supercar. It also gained some fame as James Bond’s ride in the film “You Only Live Twice,” as a convertible (although Toyota never offered one from the factory). With less than 400 ever built,they’re still expensive, with even the shoddiest examples commanding six figure prices. But the sound of that lusty six at full tilt is worth the price of admission by itself.
1990 Subaru Legacy RS
Subaru brought new game to 1990 dealer showrooms, putting aside its smaller, quirkier wagons and sedans for the new Legacy line. These cars were much more substantial in size, quality, and amenities. The Legacy RS Turbo was the most powerful model and still has a strong following among “Subie” enthusiasts. Its off-road racing record is considerable and proved its endurance and ability to perform, and this was prior to Subaru’s dominance of the WRC. The highly desirable EJ20G engine later used in the WRX generated more than 200 horsepower and provided a new level of performance. Subaru all-wheel drive keeps the Legacy RS steady and capable under any conditions on any surface.
Be sure to check out Jonny Lewis’ review here, if are still wondering if you should buy it or not (Lord knows why you wouldn’t have it already).