Forza 3 DLC: Summer Velocity Car Pack Review

The Summer Velocity Car Pack is the latest DLC to arrive for Forza 3. This is the seventh lot of content providing ten more alluring autos for the game, but whilst it has some interesting cars, it’s not a patch on the exciting exotica given to us last time.

The most sensational of this motor majesty comes in the form of the Lotus Evora Type 124, this is a stripped-out, competition-spec endurance racer – handy for those longer races. The punched in the face front of the Morgan Aero SuperSports, a super drive if the looks are a little in the eye of the beholder, is also a smart and unusual addition to the showroom.

The pack isn’t completely free of the more exotic metal though, as the little known and square jawed Bertone Mandtide is included here. This is more muscle car than track demon, as beneath its rather angular exterior lies the heart of the Corvette ZR-1.

Slowing down the pace and falling towards the back of the class rankings is the new Peugeot RCZ (or as some are saying, the Peugeot TT). This rounded coupé is joined by the Ford Fusion Sport, Subaru Legacy B4 2.5GT, 2010 BMW Motorsport X6 M, Mazda Mazdaspeed 3, Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and finally, struggling to punch through the slipstream, is the big box Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

The car pack is a little bit of a mixed bag, with the Grand Cherokee feeling like an odd inclusion (one for the owners club perhaps) though this is countered by the fabulous Evora and Aero SuperSports. By no means is this an essential purchase, but at 400 MSPs, it’s a small spend for a bit more Forza 3 speed.

Marty Greenwell

Marty has been gaming since the heady years of the ZX-81 and still owns most of the gaming systems purchased since those days, including the Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum, SNES, Jaguar, Dreamcast and GameCube. Being a collection junkie (or more accurately, hoarder), he buys more games than he can possibly play, far too many of which are still sealed in their packaging. Marty favours RPGs and Driving games when it comes to genres, and is possibly a little bit too addicted to Disgaea. When not gaming he’s out frightening OAPs on his motorcycle, clad in black leather.

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