Forza Horizon 4 Season Change: A Stinging Summer Corvette

The warm embrace of Summer has settled over the UK to mark a new series in Forza Horizon 4. Series 31 has now officially started, bringing more new and returning content as well as refreshed events.

Along with a trio of new cars as Playlist prizes for 50% and 80% completion, there’s also a brand-new Corvette making its festival debut. Put your sunscreen and let’s check out Summer’s content.

Corvette’s Sting In The Tail

Leading the Summer season prizes is the 1992 Toyota Supra 2.0GT. Although it consistently sits in the shadow of the fourth-generation model, the third-generation “A70” has developed its own following.

Under the clean lines sits a 2.0-liter, twin-turbocharged straight-six making 206hp. With a few tweaks, you’ll soon be extracting supercar levels of power if you fancy hitting the drag strip or the drift zones.

Joining it is the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door. If you want your GT coupe with a little more practicality, but find an E63 too plain, then the GT sedan has the answers. Like the E63, the GT has a 4.0-lite, twin-turbocharged V8, but with a handy boost up to 630hp. Thanks to a clever four-wheel-drive system, the GT will tear up roads in any weather conditions.

Completing the Playlist prizes is a fresh new Backstage Pass and the 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. Seasonal championship prizes for summer include the Bugatti Chiron and the Ford GT70.

The big talking point is the arrival of the eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette. In order to keep pace with the best of Europe, the C8 ‘Vette has radically switched to a mid-engined layout. Under the striking new body lies a more traditional sounding 6.2-liter V8. With 495hp and an eight-speed dual clutch transmission, the C8 is more than capable of running with Europe’s best.

You can get the C8 by winning the “Find New Roads” championship. There is also a chance to test drive the C8 in the latest Monthly Rivals event at Holyrood Park Circuit.

The first Photo Challenge of Series 31 will send you out to Mortimer Gardens. #RomanRoadster wants you to snap a modern sports car against the ancient backdrops.

Adding to the Summer events is a returning Showcase Remix. “Motocross Purposes” puts you behind the wheel of an Ariel Nomad for a race through the forest against a team of motocross bikers.

You can find Summer’s events and prizes below:

Nothing Is Too Beautiful

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Bugatti
  • Restrictions: S2 Class, 998 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Bugatti Chiron

Find New Roads

  • Series: Street Scene
  • Cars: Chevrolet
  • Restrictions: B Class, 700 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Chevrolet Corvette C8

Rally-Oop

  • Series: Dirt Racing Series
  • Cars: Classic Rally
  • Restrictions: C Class, 600 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Ford GT70

The Trial: A Good Old Sport (Co-Op Championship)

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Retro Sports Cars
  • Restrictions: A Class, 800 PI
  • Prizes: 2019 BMW Z4

Spring Games – Series 31

  • Series: Playground Games
  • Cars: Classic Muscle
  • Restrictions: B Class, 700 PI
  • Prizes: Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am SD-455

Northbridge Speed Trap

  • Season Objective: 180 mph

Broadway Windmill Danger Sign

  • Season Objective: 1,299.2 ft

Broadway Commons Speed Zone

  • Season Objective: 165 mph

Forzathon Events

For this week’s Forzathon, the spotlight turns to arguably the best Mitsubishi Evo: the 1999 Evo 6. Jump into this rally legend to get started.

Next, test out the Evo’s abilities by earning a total of 12 stars from Speed Zones. Afterwards, prove the Evo’s rally pedigree still holds up by winning five Dirt Racing Series events.

Finally, put a wrap on the latest challenges by going for a 10-mile drive around the UK. With the Evo’s all-terrain ability, covering that distance will be easy.

Forzathon Shop

The shop lineup this week contains two different generations of British institutions. Leading the way for modernity is the 2018 Range Rover Velar.

Sitting below the Range Rover Sport, the Velar is one of the most road-focused Range Rovers ever made, but will still cut it when the going gets muddy. Sharing mechanicals with the Jaguar F-Pace, the Velar features a 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 making 375hp. It may lack the true grunt of bigger Range Rovers, but the Velar is still capable of pulling off surprises.

You’ll need 600 Forzathon Points to get the Velar, which will give you one of the finest all-round luxury off-roaders if you find the Sport too big.

Going back in time, we find the 1965 Morris Mini Traveller, a tiny wagon which gave the Mini much needed practicality. The Traveller stands out with the exposed wood panelling on the rear body. Don’t expect high performance, with the 850cc engine making just 34hp.

At 350FP, the Traveller is reasonably cheap. If you’re after a classic wagon to compliment the original Mini, then the Traveller is perfect for dashing around urban areas.

Novelty items and clothing available include the Halo Theme horn and the Frog Wellies.

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