Here we are at week five of our weekly Forza Horizon 2 car reveals! We’ve revealed 159 thus far of the more than 200 cars in Forza Horizon 2, all built for Xbox One. Let’s take a look at what this week brings to the open-world playground of Southern Europe in Forza Horizon 2.
This week’s list features plenty of groundbreaking models. The 1973 Ford Capri RS3100 is a highly sought-after version of the long-nosed beauty that won the hearts of car lovers, as well as multiple European Touring Car Championships. Or consider the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso. A similar model recently sold for more than $38 million at auction.
Among the rest of our week five cars, you’ll find speed demons like the McLaren F1 and the KTM X-Bow, as well as Japanese gems like the 2004 Honda Civic Type-R and the 1992 Nissan Silvia CLUB K’s. Need a rally car fix? The 1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth is ready to toss around on the back roads of the Horizon Festival.
Dig in to the details on a few of this week’s cars below.
1973 Ford Capri RS3100
The Capri is one of the most European-looking cars Ford ever produced. After all, Ford designed the car for the European market in an attempt to reproduce the success the Mustang saw in America. The Capri was broadly accepted and for years was available with a variety of powerplants to increase appeal to different audiences. In America, the Capri was marketed by the Mercury division as “the sexy European.” Its long sloping nose and fastback coupe rear resembled the Mustang but also fit the form of popular Japanese coupes of the era. With its spry 3.1-liter motor in this homologation model, the RS3100 will get the jump on similarly-classed cars. Cosmopolitan styling and zippy performance make the Capri a surefire favorite starter car in Forza.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso
The 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso is the kind of car that cameras dream of. With unmistakable Pininfarina body styling that Scagglieti fashioned from steel and aluminum, every single segment of the Lusso is full of sumptuous detail. There’s that three-piece bumper that frames the egg-crate grill and cradles the turn signals; the profile that seamlessly integrates the front fenders through the doors before falling into a gracious curve into the Kamm tail panel. The Lusso is quick and nimble, yet built with enough refinement to please the most upscale of customers. Finally, let’s not forget its auditory delights. One listen of the symphony from the three-Webber carbureted V-12 cements the Lusso as one of Ferrari’s proudest achievements.
2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato (Villa d’Este)
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original DB4GT Zagato, Aston Martin – in collaboration with Zagato – created an elegant and vivacious concept car. The V12 Zagato (Villa d’Este) debuted at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa D’Este in Italy and won the “Best in Class” award for Concept and Prototypes. The next month, the car went on to compete at Germany’s Nürburgring, including the 24 Hour race, where it performed flawlessly. The V12 produces 510 bhp, the brakes are ventilated carbon ceramic, and it uses a carbon fiber driveshaft. With a top speed north of 185 mph and equipped with a full roll cage and a plastic driver’s-side window, this car is ready for action.
2012 Bowler EXR S
The Bowler EXR S is the result of the 2012 brand partnership between Land Rover and U.K.-based rally raid manufacturer Bowler. The striking all-terrain vehicle is fitted with a modified version of the Range Rover Sport’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8, and produces 550 bhp, giving it a top speed of more than 150 mph. The first Bowler designed for road use, the EXR S is equally at home in the deepest parts of Horizon’s back roads.
1993 McLaren F1
The engine compartment is lined with gold. The driver’s seat is located in the center of the car. More than twenty years after it was first introduced, it’s still the fastest naturally aspirated car in the world. When most people are asked to name the greatest road car ever built, the McLaren F1 is what instantly springs to mind. It should; the F1 was designed and built to be just that, with no expense spared and no compromises made. The brainchild of Gordon Murray, a renowned designer of innovative racecars, the McLaren F1 defied conventional thinking by pioneering such technologies as a full carbon fiber monocoque chassis weighing just 220 lbs., a first for a road car. Backed up by a highly modified BMW V-12 making 627 horsepower, the F1 is as fast as it was expensive — nearly a million dollars when new. While being fast would have been enough to drop jaws, the F1 is also an eminently drivable car—so much so that the F1, which was never intended to race at all, was modified slightly and went on to win the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans race outright.
Here are the remaining cars we are announcing in week five:
2010 Audi TT RS Coupe
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth
2004 Honda Civic Type-R
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
2013 KTM X-Bow R
1992 Nissan Silvia CLUB K’s