Forza Horizon – Jalopnik Car Pack Review

Microsoft has been rather busy lately giving out more cars to drive in along the roads of Colorado. So with six additional cars added to your garage is this pack worth the asking price or does Microsoft want you to pay extra for the mileage?

If you are a season pass holder for this magnificent title then this package of additional cars at your pleasure is worth it due to receiving them in your garage for free. Let me go into some detail about each car and see if you want take these old and new vehicles along the roads of Colorado. There have been many cars coming from the shores of Japan and these are just some of them and are ready to check out in this new offering from Turn 10 studios.

1970 Nissan Datsun 510 series

This beauty of a car has had its appeal of showpiece and has met more successfully in the Datsun 510 series. It’s been revered amongst the most important enthusiasts worldwide. The Nissan Datsun can be driven off road and on throughout Horizon and can be used in the Rally expansion pack that was released not long ago. The 510’s influence is still felt today and, due to its popularity and easy upgradeability.

2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

This car will take you places where other SUVs won’t even bother, whether in town or on the highway, it is no lumbering beast. This is one of the best cars around for off road racing and especially in horizon it’s a stunner. It may look rather odd driving a big car around town but to really see what this car can do it is best to take it on the dirt roads.

2013 Subaru BRZ

Breezing down the highway in this stunning roadster, Subaru and Toyota have made a baby and put the power of the two teams together to make this piece of art. This is a classy, adept, and (with much thanks) rear-wheel drive sports car that puts the emphasis on sports.

1991 Ferrari 512 TR

Hear the engine roar as you drive through the tunnels of Colorado, the power of the horses in this Ferrari is one for the collection books. With a 4.9 litre, 180-degree, 12 cylinders with four valves per cylinder delivered with an increased horsepower for a total output of 421 HP. This 1991 512 TR is visually stunning with a performance to match and should be a welcome addition to any collection.

1973 Mazda RX-3

It’s time to go zoom-zoom in this little gem. Back in the day, this 1973 Mazda RX-3 was the evolution of the Japanese sports car era and is shown and proven throughout the Mazda RX-3’s history. You might notice this little car has the same body work as the Nissan Skyline, well you are correct but this car is different; with the rotary motor it is a far cry from typical cylinder-driven cars. The RX-3 is the most successful car on and off road so using this baby around Horizon will feel right at home.

1966 Ford Country Squire

If you feel rather old and frail then this car is for you; the 1966 Ford Country Squire is one of the classics. This family truckster was standard fare for Middle America in its day and was commonly purchased with a rear-facing third seat. Swaying this car around Colorado is not pretty and with the weight of 4,000 lbs., drifting can be quite troublesome.

In addition to the six cars, all Season pass holders get an additional motor for free and this one is worth it for the price. The 2010 Devon GTX targets those who are willing to pay a premium to drive something unique and exclusive, so being a season pass holder makes it that little more special.

For any car collector this pack is worth the price, but if you want to drive only around Colorado and not off road then you may be disappointed.

Steven Bourke

No longer writes for Console Monster... had a good journey with the team but a new horizon awaits.

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