Hi, everyone! Some of you may remember me as the original curator for the FH3 COTW thread. Well, I’m back! @Vic Reign93 and I are collaborating to bring you the Forza Horizon 4 Beater or Sleeper? thread. For the new members: Spoiler: What is COTW? Car of the Week is an ongoing series of threads across several games where we look at one car a week and decide if the car is a Sleeper, Beater or Neutral. The general format of the thread is a time trial that takes place weekly with the car of the week, and a winner is randomly chosen from the people who enter that week. This is not a serious competitive thread, but we encourage drivers to push themselves as hard as they can to better themselves while learning these cars and testing them. A short guide on some common views of the ratings: Sleeper: Cars that exceeded your expectations, cars that live up to the hype given to them by the community, and any underrated cars that surprised you. Beater: Cars that didn't live up to your expectations, cars that were rivalled by cheaper alternatives or outclassed by equally priced machines. Neutral: Any car that doesn't really lean towards being a sleeper or a beater. Some people give neutral ratings to cars that have well-known and well-deserved reputations (like the E30 BMW during the FH3 thread). Ultimately, what makes the car any of these is entirely up to you. And to kick things off- Wait, let me take this call. Yo, Vic. Uh huh...yes. ok. So we have to clarify a few things before we get rolling. Some ground rules and requirements, so to speak. COTW time trials will run for a week as standard. The new winner for car choice will be chosen the Friday prior to every update. All cars are to be tested fully stock unless otherwise specified. Due to how the tracks are used and presented, we have to take faith in the drivers. Present a screenshot or video with your finish time with your post so we can count it. Keep it clean. As above post mentions, we really have to trust you guys. Please don’t cut corners. Follow the blue route line on the GPS, with one major exception. Due to the nature of Course Creator, you will be required to run on the track with the AI. To combat this, we’ve set up “joker” sections for the AI to follow. You should skip the joker sections and just go right for the checkpoint in front of you. In order to access the COTW Blueprints, please follow RMedia Obelisk in-game. You can do this by accessing my Bentley tune on the Storefront. It’s called “lolbent” and has the tags “Average”, “Grip”. Also follow Vic Reign93, whose XBL tag is LinthiumReign. He has two tunes on the Storefront, a Morris Minor tune called “Wheelie Good” and a Nissan Sentra tune called “A Class Gripper” When choosing a car, please choose a car that is not a DLC or Forza Edition. All that aside, we decided we wanted to kick things off with something British and accessible that’s new to Horizon 4. What could be better than the… Image from J-2, posted to IGCD.com. 2005 Vauxhall Monaro! This week’s Blueprint is shared by me and starts at Broadway Village Scramble, so get at it!