The next piece of DLC is heading your way tomorrow and will feature 10 brand new cars for the popular racing simulator. December 6t,h the IGN-branded pack will be available on XBL for the usual 560MSP or for free for those who spent 2400MSP on the Forza Motorsports 4 Season pass (which gives you all six DLC packs for a 30% discount). All ten cars are detailed after the break:
2011 Monster Sport Suzuki SX4
The Suzuki SX4 features a 3.1-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with a huge 897 horsepower and a giant rear spoiler. You’ll be able to experience the raw fury of the Monster Sport Suzuki SX4 yourself in Forza 4.
2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
The 2011 Mazda RX-8 will be the last production model of the RX-8 series. The 1.3 liter engine is capable of 232 horsepower, a top speed north of 130 mph, and a 0-60 time of around seven seconds. It might be going away, soon to be replaced by Mazda’s next sports coupe, but you’ll be able to enjoy the RX-8’s swan song in Forza 4 for years to come.
2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
The Raptor is a three-ton beast with more than 400 horsepower and an engine that sounds like a monster it is. In fact, with all that growling power and the unique FORD logo embedded in the grill, it’s probably the last vehicle your opponent will want to see behind them.
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-396
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 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.
1977 Ford Escort RS1800
With a storied history in rallying, the 1977 Ford Escort RS1800 should prove as desirable in Forza 4 as it is by Ford enthusiasts and collectors in real life. Begun in 1975, the RS1800 used the legendary Cosworth 1.8L BDA engine, which churns out 115 horsepower, and powered its way to multiple rally wins and a couple of World Championships.
1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S
The stock 1.7 liter 74-horsepower engine that powers the ’81 Scirocco S tops out at a modest 111 mph, the Scirocco S still proved to be a worthy replacement for its sports coupe predecessor the Karmann Ghia. The distinctive red VW badge and belt-line moulding set the Scirocco S from its standard model counterpart, along with a five-speed transmission, a front spoiler, and light alloy wheels.
1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde
With classic sports car lines and a zippy 2.0L engine pushing out 115 horsepower, the 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde is a treat for the eyes and a smooth ride in the driver’s chair. The ’86 package featured new skideskirts and mirrors, front and rear spoilers and an optional removable hardtop.
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
In 1988, the Fiera featured significant upgrades, including a new suspension designed to better support the Fiero’s mid-engine layout. Little wonder then that with more power and a more focused design, the ’88 version is largely considered the best in the Fiero line. The Fiero may be gone but it’s still fondly remembered; a quick spin in Forza 4 is all the proof you’ll need to know why.
2010 Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4
Designed to compete in the GT4 European Cup series, this 433-horsepower machine is bent on circuit race domination, thanks to tight, responsive steering and some serious straightline speed (north of 187 mph, according to the Forza 4 benchmark tool). It’s not cheap, of course, but if you’re looking for a combination of eye-catching looks, hair-raising performance, and brand cache, the MC GT4 fits the bill.
1957 Maserati 300 S
The four-speed manual gear box and 3.0L, 260 horsepower engine is capable of a top speed of 175 mph and a 0-60 time of around 4.2 seconds. The 300 S is expensive but, with classic looks and great performance, you probably won’t mind.