Forza Horizon 3 Update Glitch Reveals New Cars: Porsches, DB11, ATS-V & More

Well now this is a surprise. The Rockstar Car Pack released earlier today for Forza Horizon 3, and at the usual 10AM PST time, the accompanying title update became available.

Things weren’t so rosy for PC players, however. Instead of being prompted for a typically-sized update file, Windows gamers were presented with a huge 53 GB download. This reportedly came in the form of a developer version of the game, meaning existing save files would not work with it. Turn 10 has already announced it’s looking into the issue, and recommends players cancel the download immediately.

Those that haven’t have made a few notable discoveries, however. Neogaf member “rrs” found his download unencrypted, where the complete car list shows a lot of unannounced cars (you can see the full set of images at this Imgur gallery):

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11
  • 1959 BMW 507
  • 2016 Cadillac ATS-V
  • 1971 Chevrolet Vega
  • 2013 Dodge Dart GT
  • 1985 Holden Commodore VK
  • 1970 Honda S800
  • 1969 Lola T70
  • 2005 Mercedes McLaren SLR
  • 1956 Porsche 356
  • 1956 Porsche 550A Spyder
  • 2012 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
  • 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
  • 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo
  • 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
  • 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo
  • 1987 Porsche 959
  • 2004 Porsche 996 GT3
  • 2003 Porsche Carrera GT
  • 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
  • 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS
  • 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo
  • 1990 Renault Alpine Le Mans
  • 2016 Vauxhall Corsa VXR
  • 1983 Volvo 242 Turbo
The Volvo 242 Turbo, last seen in Motorsport 4, looks to make its return in Horizon 3. September 13, 2012, courtesy of VXR.

Keen-eyed readers will note the Porsche models are largely similar to the ones found in Forza Horizon 2 (with two 1956 models from last year’s FM6 pack as well). Most of the other cars are new to the franchise, though the BMW 507 and Volvo 242 Turbo were last seen in the X360 era. The Mercedes-Benz SLR is the odd one out, being available in all previous XB1 Forza games.

What we don’t know is how these cars would be delivered to players. With the news that the EA exclusivity deal with Porsche is dead, it’s possible the Stuttgart cars could appear peppered across multiple packs with other marques. It wouldn’t be a bad idea: Assetto Corsa has shown off some diverse Porsche packs, and iRacing recently announced the German marque is coming later this month. A pack of largely recycled models may not go over well when Porsche is now available in multiple competitors.

Of course, with this seemingly being a developer version of the game, it’s possible the Porsches have only been added for private testing, and none will find their way into the hands of the public. Though we have seen hints of the 911 Turbo S before…

As ever, stay tuned to GTPlanet for more updates on the situation as they unfold.

Forza Horizon 3 is currently available for Xbox One and Windows 10.

Special thanks to TheAdmeister for first posting the Imgur gallery.

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