Forza Horizon 4 Season Change: Peaceful Winter Winds

Winter has returned to give a fresh coating of snow to the UK for another week in Forza Horizon 4. Players are still continuing their quests to claim all the latest rewards before Series 37 winds down.

This season has another opportunity for grabbing a pair of rugged offroaders and a vintage Mercedes race car, as well as more prizes for completing 50% and 80% of the latest season.

Fast and Large

Seasonal prizes this week have an offroading flavor, kicking off with the Range Rover Velar.

Sitting below the Range Rover Sport, the fourth Range Rover model offers a more compact blend of tarmac focus and offroad ability. Thanks to sharing mechanicals with the Jaguar F-Pace, there’s also some sporting pedigree to the Velar. Under the hood sits a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 making a healthy 375hp, allowing you to tear down dirt trails quickly and in Range Rover luxury.

Joining it is the much tougher Jeep Gladiator. The Gladiator brings a pickup truck back into the Jeep range for the first time in almost 30 years, yet the addition of the truck bed fails to compromise its offroading credentials. Based on the Wrangler, the Gladiator features a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 making 285hp. Coupled to the old-school offroad focused nature of the Rubicon trim level, this Jeep is enough to give many Land Rovers a scare.

Winter’s newest Photo Challenge takes you all the way down to Bamburgh in a small car. #MiniCarMassiveCastle wants you to snap a picture of any Mini over at the towering Bamburgh Castle. Prizes for the latest seasonal championships include the Hennessey VelociRaptor and the 2019 Porsche GT3 RS.

The main course this week is the 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR. This machine has become an extremely valuable automotive treasure following its racing career. Its most famous moment came during the 1955 Mille Miglia. Driven by the late Stirling Moss, the 300 SLR achieved a time of 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds, a record that remains unbeaten to this very day. Powering the Merc is a 3.0-liter straight-eight making 310hp, giving huge performance during the 1950s.

To get the Merc, you’ll have to win the “Dirt Cheap” championship.

If you’re in the mood for another Showcase Remix, then a returning fan favorite should satisfy you. “Assault on the Control Room” puts you in the power armour of Halo’s Master Chief, as you race the iconic Warthog against a Pelican dropship.

Those keen for Super7 will find a fresh set of cards to tackle this week. Complete all seven challenges and you’ll win a 1985 Mazda RX-7.

The events and prize list for the Winter events is below;

The Truck Stops Here

  • Series: Dirt Racing Series
  • Cars: Trucks
  • Restrictions: B Class, 700 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Mercedes-Benz Tankpool24 Racing Truck

Potent Porsches

  • Series: Street Scene
  • Cars: Porsche
  • Restrictions: S2 Class, 998 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Dirt Cheap

  • Series: Dirt Racing Series
  • Cars: Reasonably Priced Cars
  • Restrictions: C Class, 600 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR

The Trial: Back In Time (Co-Op Championship)

  • Series: Dirt Racing Series
  • Cars: Porsche, 1950s-1980s
  • Restrictions: A Class, 800 PI
  • Prizes: Porsche 718 RS 60

Winter Games – Series 37

  • Series: Playground Games
  • Cars: Offroad
  • Restrictions: A Class, 800 PI
  • Prizes: Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6

Super7 – Winter

  • Completion Prize: 1985 Mazda RX-7

The Roman Mile Speed Trap

  • Season Objective: 235 mph

Reservoir Ridge Danger Sign

  • Season Objective: 656.2 ft

Johnston Terrace Speed Zone

  • Season Objective: 145 mph

Forzathon Events

Forzathon takes a look at one of the most advanced cars ever to come out of the 1980s: the Porsche 959. Climb into this German slice of techno-wizardry to get started.

Next, show off the 959’s surprising rally ability by taking victory in 3 Dirt Racing Series events. Following the races, prove the 959 is just as dominant on the road by winning 2 Street Scene events.

Finally, wrap up this week by testing your bravery in order to earn a total of 10 Ultimate Near Miss Skills.

Forzathon Shop

Little and large make up the shop lineup for Winter, lead by the 1999 Lotus Elise Sport 190.

Taking the already featherweight Elise and making it more hardcore is no easy task, but the Sport 190 is the result of such a makeover. With the Elise’s biggest strength being shown in handling, the suspension and brakes have been given major upgrades for further enjoyment on twisty roads. A modified version of the 1.8-liter Rover K-series engine means 190hp in a car that weighs just under 1,500lb.

To experience this raw British sports car, you’ll need to pay up 600 Forzathon Points. Go for one of these and you’ll be left wondering why you would need any more power

If you want more of a workhorse, there’s the 2018 Mercedes X-Class.

Don’t be fooled by the Mercedes badges and plush interior, as underneath, this shares mechanicals with the more humdrum Nissan Navara. Despite modifications to the suspension and chassis, the X-Class retains much of the off-roading characteristics as the Navara. Under the hood sits a 2.3-liter twin turbocharged diesel engine making 188hp, which isn’t much in a truck weighing nearly 4,800lb.

With the X-Class sitting at 300FP, it may be considered a bargain, but we advise looking elsewhere for more capable, and faster trucks.

Clothing items up for grabs include the Dark and Ruby Crowns.

Featured image courtesy of Rage Racer

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Comments (5)

  1. sirjim73

    Good week for me. Needed the 300 SLR, Lotus and the Nissan X Class.

    62 cars left to get 😁
    (4 are Preorder cars 😕)

  2. SomeGamer2021

    I might play this Forza Horizon after 5 is out sometimes to try and complete my car collection.

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