Forza 7 January Car Pack Test Drives: 911 Leichtbau, Nissan R380, and Veloster N

Last week, Turn 10 released the Totino’s Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 7. It also unleashed a pair of free Hyundais for all players, too.

We’ve been spending some time with the nine new cars, and for our first set of test drives, we’ve got a trio of varied machinery:

  • 1967 Nissan R380 II
  • 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Leichtbau
  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster N

Take a break from hunting down the latest Bounty Hunter target and find out how they perform below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHKvhEKiFZQ

1967 Nissan R380 II

An evolution of the Prince R380, this lithe little Datsun houses a pumped-up version of the legendary Skyline’s engine. In race trim, the 2.0-liter straight six belts out 220hp as it screams past 9000rpm.

We took it to Road Atlanta where, despite its half-century age, it surprised us with its sheer grip. Braking can be kept until far later than you’d expect… except that downhill entry into the final chicane. Whoops.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CpheQPQeuQ

1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Leichtbau

Turn 10 seems to be making up for lost time with Porsche. After over a decade of EA’s stranglehold on the brand (and limited availability in the Forza franchise), FM7 launched with the biggest Day-1 lineup of Porsches yet. Each month, the car packs have included at least one Stuttgart machine, too.

January’s car is the exceedingly rare Turbo S Leichtbau. With only 80 made, it represents the best of the 964 generation, before the Turbo graduated to all-paw status with the 993.

It hits that performance sweet spot around Laguna Seca; quick enough to have fun with, but predictable enough to not ruin said fun. Some rear-engined cars can feel strangely floaty in Forza 7, but the Leichtbau is having none of it. It replicates that old-school 911 feel accurately — including a propensity for swapping ends if you’re late on the brakes into a corner. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxsgTHkV2WI

2019 Hyundai Veloster N

While we appreciate Turn 10 giving us two flavors of the second-gen Veloster (a rare and welcome move), we’re focusing on the high-performance N variant here.

Essentially the i30N hot hatch in a funky four-door shell, the Veloster is an able partner around Maple Valley. It feels more than capable of matching some of the usual hot hatch contenders in its class, with a neutral cornering stance and a slug of low-down torque. It being accompanied by a sort of diet-rally-car soundtrack doesn’t hurt.

Stay tuned for more test drives from the Totino’s Car Pack through the week.

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