Forza Horizon 4 Season Change: Mexican Summer Wave

The summer sunshine in the UK heralds the beginning of a new season in Forza Horizon 4. With Series 37 now underway, players are on the hunt once more for the latest events and prizes.

This week sees the final planned new car making its way to the Festival, along with updated prizes at 50% and 80% completion of the Festival Playlist.

Vuhl’s Curtain Call

Leading the seasonal completion prizes this week is the tiny 1970 Honda S800. This sports car would not see a successor until the S2000 appeared 29 years later.

The S800 was the last in the line of Honda’s S-series models during the 1960s, and became the first Japanese car to hit 100mph. Taking advantage of a 791cc engine and a weight under 1,600lb, the 70hp S800 has sprightly performance.

If you want something more rare, there’s the Ferrari 250LM. Sitting alongside the front-engined 250 GTO, the mid-engined LM was built to take on the Le Mans 24 Hours. Despite a limited production run, the 250LM would have a successful racing life, famously taking victory at Le Mans in 1965. Giving the 250LM its power is a 3.2-liter V12 with 315hp.

Completion prizes for the full Festival Playlist are the Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z and a fresh Horizon Backstage Pass.

Kicking off the Photo Challenges for Series 37 is #RomanRoadster. The objective requires you to jump into a modern sports car and snap a picture at Mortimer Gardens. There’s a prize pool for the seasonal championship which includes the Maserati MC12 and TVR Tuscan.

The big prize this week is the arrival of the 2017 Vuhl 05RR. As the final new car planned to arrive at the Festival, the Vuhl ties into the Mexican location for Horizon’s next stop. This track-day machine gets even more hardcore in RR specification. Just like its rivals from KTM and Caterham, the Vuhl’s biggest strength comes from its 1,600lb weight. There’s also lots of power to play with, as the 2.3 liter Ecoboost engine makes 385hp. With revised aerodynamics, the Vuhl delivers much more downforce for a focused experience.

If you want the Vuhl, you’ll have to take victory in the “Vuhl in the City” Championship.

There’s also an opportunity to test drive the Vuhl at Greendale Club Circuit in this month’s Rivals event.

Super7 now gets a double helping with the addition of High Stakes. With an added layer of difficulty, you can have the chance to win up to seven prizes for completing all the cards. Fail to complete a challenge in three attempts, and you risk losing all your collected prizes. Over with the regular Super7, when you finish all seven cards, you’ll receive a Citroen DS23.

Summer’s events list and prizes can be found below:

Van Of Steel

  • Series: Cross Country Series
  • Cars: Vans and Utility
  • Restrictions: D Class, 500 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, The Robot emote

Vuhl In The City

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Extreme Track Toys
  • Restrictions: S2 Class, 998 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Vuhl 05RR

Shummer Nights

  • Series: Cross Country Series
  • Cars: Offroad
  • Restrictions: A Class, 800 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Hummer H1 Alpha Open Top

The Trial: Cross Country Heroes (Co-Op Championship)

  • Series: Cross Country Series
  • Cars: Sports Utility Heroes
  • Restrictions: A Class, 800 PI
  • Prizes: Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa

Spring Games – Series 37

  • Series: Playground Games
  • Cars: Hot Hatch
  • Restrictions: B Class, 700 PI
  • Prizes: 2001 TVR Tuscan S

Super7 – Summer

  • Completion Prize: Citroen DS23

Northbridge Speed Trap

  • Season Objective: 180 mph

Outcrop Crest Danger Sign

  • Season Objective: 623.4 ft

Derwent Water Speed Zone

  • Season Objective: 96 mph

Forzathon Events

Forzathon is hitting the trails this week, with the spotlight shining on Offroad cars. Grab any one of the mud slinging machines available to get things rolling.

Next up, showcase your offroading skills in the races by taking victory in three Cross Country Series events. Afterwards, test your car’s durability and cause enough destruction to earn a Wrecking Ball skill.

Finally, bring your best gymkhana techniques as you’ll need to earn a total of 750,000 Skill Score to wrap up this week’s challenges.

Forzathon Shop

Some old favorites are returning to the shop this week, being led by the 2013 Mclaren P1.

As one third of the coveted hypercar “Holy Trinity”, the P1 was one of the first to bring super exotics into the hybrid era. Continuing to draw on motorsport technology, the P1’s 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 is coupled to an energy recovery system derived from Formula 1. The result is a combined 903hp all going to the rear wheels. Thanks to advanced active aerodynamics and up to 1,300lb of downforce, the P1 should have little trouble tackling corners.

You’ll need to cough up 600 Forzathon Points for the P1, but you’ll get one of the most advanced hypercars ever made, and possibly the best one out of the hybrid trio.

Those wanting a contemporary car with a sprinkling of performance can look to the 2018 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works. This family crossover SUV has been given a thorough reworking to add some spice to its humdrum nature. The Countryman has the same engine as the Cooper JCW, which means a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder making 228hp. With a four-wheel-drive system, this Countryman can do the school run quickly in any weather condition.

Costing just 300 FP, the Countryman is a cheap proposal, but we advise you look elsewhere if you do want a sporty SUV.

Novelty items up for grabs are the Macarena emote and the Mexican Hat Dance horn.

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