Forza Horizon 4 Season Change: Summer of Supercars

High temperatures and high horsepower help to welcome the return of Summer to Forza Horizon 4 this week. We’ve entered Series 40, with a new remix of content coming over the next four weeks.

Prizes for this week put supercars towards the forefront, as well as new sets of rewards for completing the newest Festival Playlist to 50% and 80%

Superpowered Supercars

One of the star prizes for the seasonal playlist is not a super exotic, but the equally desirable Mazda Cosmo 110S.

Being one of the first Japanese cars fitted with a rotary engine, the Cosmo would lay the foundations for future Mazda sports cars. The engine would even find its way to more humble family cars including the RX-3. Under the sleek body sits a 1.3-liter twin-rotor engine with 128hp. Thanks to the free-revving nature of the rotary, you can use all of the available power right up to the redline.

Those keen for more hardcore performance can look to the Maserati MC12. Maserati’s halo car would become controversial during its highly successful career in FIA GT1 racing. The road car was developed as part of the homologation requirements. The MC12 sits on the underpinnings of the Ferrari Enzo, which results in a 6.0-liter V12 pushing 630hp. Despite the power deficit, the MC12 can easily go toe to toe with the Enzo.

A Horizon Backstage Pass and the Saleen S1 are up for grabs for completing the full Playlist.

Helping kick off the Photo Challenges for Series 40 is #NotGardenVariety. This challenge wants you to snap any Cult Car in your collection over at Mortimer Gardens. Summer’s seasonal championship prizes include the Peugeot 207 Super 2000 and the DS3 Racing.

One noteworthy prizes is the Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale. Built as an inspiration from the 360 Challenge race cars, the Stradale was conceived with track use in mind. Specify all of the light weight options and the 360 CS comes in at 240lbs lighter than the standard car. Power from the 3.6-liter V8 is up to 425hp, but the 360 focuses its improvements towards handling.

To acquire the 360 CS, you’ll have to take victory in the “Forza Italia” championship.

The Monthly Rivals event for Series 40 features the Mercedes E350d “Project E-AT” at the Aerodrome Cross Country Circuit.

New Super7 challenges are now available to keep players on their toes throughout Summer. Complete all seven cards to win a Lamborghini Diablo GTR.

Read on further for the events and prizes for Summer:

FF Spotlight

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive cars
  • Restrictions: B Class, 700 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, 2011 DS3 Racing

Full Throttle

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Super GT
  • Restrictions: S1 Class, 900 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Modern Race Suit Grey

Forza Italia

  • Series: Street Scene
  • Cars: Italian cars
  • Restrictions: S1 Class, 900 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

The Trial: History Class (Co-Op Championship)

  • Series: Cross Country Series
  • Cars: Classic Rally
  • Restrictions: C Class, 600 PI
  • Prizes: Peugeot 207 Super 2000

Spring Games – Series 40

  • Series: Playground Games
  • Cars: Retro Muscle
  • Restrictions: A Class, 800 PI
  • Prizes: 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455

Super7 – Summer

  • Completion Prize: Lamborghini Diablo GTR

Wesloch Speed Trap

  • Season Objective: 140 mph

Outcrop Crest Danger Sign

  • Season Objective: 623.4 ft

Croft Speed Zone

  • Season Objective: 110 mph

Forzathon Events

Forzathon looks back at an era of excess, with Retro Supercars in the spotlight. Climb aboard any of your legendary machines to kick things off.

Up next, head along to the races and storm to victory in 3 Road Racing Series events. After that, charge over to The Roman Mile speed trap where you’ll need to earn 3 stars to progress.

Finally, bring the latest Forzathon to a close by going on a 15-mile drive around the UK to really stretch the legs of your chosen supercar.

Forzathon Shop

Homologation specials are on the menu in the shop this week, with the 1998 Nissan R390 leading the way.

Built as a one-off to satisfy GT1 regulations, the road-going R390 doesn’t stray too far from its racing stablemate. The longtail body allows for the slippery R390 to touch 200mph. To get there, it uses an adapted version of the race car’s 3.5 liter twin turbocharged V8 making 550hp.

The R390 is available at a bargain 100 Forzathon Points. Considering its rarity in real life, the R390 is a great way to scare the GT1 homologated establishment when you show up at a car meet.

If you want something more humble, but no less desirable, there’s the 1991 Peugeot 205 Rallye. A cheaper alternative to the iconic 205 GTI, the Rallye was also aimed towards amateur racing drivers. Stripping away any unnecessary creature comforts, the Rallye tips the scales at a just over 1,700lb. As a result, the 1.3-liter engine can be thrashed in any gear, letting you use all 100hp all the time.

At 599 FP, the Rallye seems expensive, but it’s also one of the most fun cars currently available.

Clothing and novelty items this week are the Best Mates emote and the Floral Wellies.

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