Review: Forza Horizon Jalopnik car pack
Forza Horizon’s February DLC is a set of 6 new cars for you to buy with your in-game credits. You’ll receive this DLC for free if you are a Season Pass holder or it will cost you 400MS points if you are not.
The cars span the decades including the ’66 Ford Country Squire, (which was randomly my favourite car) the ’70 Nissan Datsun 510, and ’73 Mazda RX-3. For fans of recent vehicles there is the 2013 Subaru BRZ, ’91 Ferrari 512 TR and finally the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser.
But what are the cars like? The Subaru BRZ is collaboration between Subaru and Toyota, it’s a rear-wheel drive sports car powered by a new Subaru-designed naturally aspirated flat-four that makes 200 horsepower. It’s a good car to drive and is even better as you upgrade it. The 91’ Ferrari 512 TR is a great looking car and handles brilliantly, it outputs a total of 421 horsepower and is a bit of a beast.
Similar in body style to the Nissan Skyline and Toyota Celica of its era, the Mazda RX-3 is a far cry from typical cylinder-driven motors. It’s a light, nifty little car and is well worth checking out. The Ford Country Squire was a standard fare for Middle America in its day, but it’s not the norm at the Horizon Festival. Weighing in at more than 4,000 lbs, you can really swing your weight around the roads. There is something awesome about drifting this monster around Colorado!
Appearances can be deceiving, especially with the Nissan Datsun 510. On the outside it looks like a practical runaround, but did you know it had plenty of off-road successes in the early 1970s? It’s a nippy little car and well worth checking out. If you have the rally expansion pack it’s worth throwing it around that for a bit too.
For a 400MS point car pack it isn’t too bad, there are a good range of cars and they are all fun to drive, this isn’t the most amazing DLC in the world but at least the cars have a bit of character to them.
Review: Forza Horizon Jalopnik car pack Results
What we liked:
Good variation of cars
What we disliked:
No new events to take part in