21 Rides Arrive in FM6 Porsche Expansion, Along With VIR

The 919 Hybrid makes its console simulation debut in FM6.

Hot on the heels of the news of PC-based Apex spin-off, Turn 10 unleashed the long-awaited Porsche Expansion Pack for Forza 6 today. The pack spans six decades of the storied marque’s history, from the 1955 550A Spyder to the Le Mans-winning 2015 919 Hybrid. It also ups the track count, introducing Virginia International Raceway to the lineup with seven different layouts, as well as both night and rain variations.

Of the 21 cars in the pack, 12 have already been seen on the XB1 care of 2014’s Horizon 2. That game originally had a 10-car pack released, followed later on in the summer of 2015 by two free, limited-time cars. Those cars are listed below:

962c engine bay should whet any enthusiast’s appetite.
  • 1970 Porsche 914/6
  • 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3
  • 1987 Porsche 959
  • 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo
  • 2003 Porsche Carrera GT
  • 2012 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (997)
  • 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 (997)
  • 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
  • 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
  • 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS
  • 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo

That leaves 9 new cars in today’s pack that are making their XB1 debut. Of those, three are completely new to the series, while the other six were last seen in the XBox 360 era: 1998 #26 Porsche AG 911 GT1; 2004 911 GT3; 1987 #17 Racing Porsche AG 962c; 1955 550A Spyder, 2011 #45 Flying Lizard 911 GT3 RSR, and the 2008 #7 Penske Racing RS Spyder Evo.

Mentioned above, the 919 Hybrid needs little introduction. Porsche’s return to the top class at Le Mans may not have toppled in-house rival Audi in its debut year, but 2015 saw a comprehensively reworked entry take home the gold. Powered by an unusual turbocharged V4 backed by a muscular hybrid system, the 919 is sure to find itself popular against the likes of the TS040 and R18 already in the game.

1960 718 RS 60: a nose that looks a little familiar, no? Porsche got there first!

Moving back in time to the tune of 58 years, we’re met by Porsche’s photo-friendly 356A Speedster. Featuring a 1.6L engine pumping out a whopping 60hp, the 356A is nonetheless competitive in the lower classes on account of its light weight. This nimble little car provides an excellent base for tuners to take in myriad directions, while that friendly face is sure to surprise unsuspecting opponents.

Lastly, the third car to make its Forza debut, the unexpected 1960 718 RS 60. Low and lithe, this car has an engine the same size as the 356A, yet finds itself with a faintly-believable 160-strong corral. The 718 won the Targa Florio. It won the Sebring 12H. It even tied Ferrari for the manufacturer championship in the 1960 season of the World Sportscar Championship. Is it any wonder that, as the Boxster and Cayman adopt four-cylinder power this year, Porsche saw fit to attach these three digits to those cars’ rumps?

Forza 6 received the usual game update in preparation for this pack earlier today. With it, Turn 10 has urged players to not use the 2015 Ford #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XXVI Daytona Prototype that starred in last month’s Alpinestars Car Pack. The current game version has introduced a game-crashing issue involving that car and the most extreme weight reduction. A fix is already in the pipeline, though no exact date was given.

VIR arrives with 7 unique ribbons, all in day, night, and rain variations.

An exact date is also missing for this month’s regularly-scheduled car pack, but fret not Car Pass holders, as it is indeed coming. Community Manager Brian Ekberg announced that the Porsche pack has bumped the March car pack down the calendar, but that it will arrive later this month.

This pack brings with it 500 points-worth of new Achievements for players, along with a special career mode dedicated to the Stuttgart manufacturer. Gamers will find all 21 cars instantly added to their garage upon purchase. It’s available now on the XBox Store for $19.99.

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Comments (19)

  1. Bom15

    So they’ve missed out one of there most important, fastest and most successful racing cars. The 917 series. Could at least have the K and Turbopanzer.

  2. wraith of horus

    Lord thanks for Microsoft and Lord thanks for T10, and Lord thanks for Ea and most of all Lord THANKS FOR PORSCHE. Amen brothers and sisters!

  3. dice1998

    I really wish T10 would have at least given us VIP/Ultimate holders a percentage off, at least..

    1. ImaRobot

      Not sure, but out of the whole series, there has been only one game that didn’t have them in it in some form or another.

    2. Scuderia Paul

      How are they getting them from EA? Everyone has their price and Microsoft were willing to pay it.

  4. Scuderia Paul

    Yep, I am officially a jealous PS4 player. The race-cars are obviously the most interesting to me but the road-cars have some stunners too.

    I would love these in PCars as a racing it is far superior plus I do not own an XboxOne. Enjoy!

    I’m off to YouTube to look at some gameplay.

    1. waboo

      Check out Forzamotorsports livestream on twitch at the moment. I was PS right from day one and have thoroughly enjoyed the Forza experience so far. Fantastic game and community.

    2. SavageEvil

      Unless you play Forza with like minded drivers online is a whirlwind, no rules aside from ghosting cars going in reverse or sitting still on the course for too long. Corner cutting rules the day online as does horrible drivers who think brakes are optional.
      I’ve been crying tears they add in a system like Project Cars to weed out idiots, 3 intentional off road ventures and you are sent to the paddock. 24 racers online was a bad idea, demolition derby right at the start of most races.

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