Forza Horizon 4 Season Change: Still Standing For Spring

A new Spring season dawns over the festival while in the midst of a major transition period. Despite many players having already left for Mexico, a few hardy drivers remain in the UK to close out this final week of Series 41.

A sporting theme takes over the rewards for this week, coupled with more prizes for finishing 50% and 80% of the Spring seasonal playlist.

Keeping The Lights On

Two very different breeds of sports cars are part of the seasonal playlist, with the 1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale taking the spotlight.

The 33 Stradale is often regarded as one of the prettiest cars ever made. Its rarity also makes the Alfa extremely valuable. The 33 racer that the Stradale is based on had a mixed racing career, but proved successful in endurance races such as the Targa Florio. Powering the 33 is a tiny but ferocious 2.0-liter V8 making 245hp. To get the best out of such an engine, you’ll need to rev it all the way to its 9,500rpm redline.

Joining the Alfa is the 1988 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R. Built to take on other Japanese sports coupes, including the Nissan Z and Mazda RX-7, the Starion was just as technologically advanced. It remains as the last Mitsubishi to be rear-wheel-drive. Under the hood sits a 2.6-liter turbocharged engine making 188hp, but with some tweaks to the power and chassis, you can turn this machine into a weapon on the drift circuit or rally stage.

Bringing the curtain down on the Photo Challenges for Series 40 is #MiniCarMassiveCastle. Here, you’ll need to snap any Mini you’re driving over at Bamburgh Castle. Seasonal championships for Spring feature the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona and Lamborghini Diablo SV.

The big highlight is the 2016 Koenigsegg Regera. Barging its way into the hallowed grounds of hyper-hybrids, the Regera takes the technology to a new extreme. With a 5.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 and 3 electric motors, the Regera puts down a combined 1,500hp on to the road.

A party trick with the Regera is its innovative direct-drive system. By removing the traditional gearbox, and sending power through a hydraulic coupling directly to the wheels, Koenigsegg has been able to increase the efficiency of power delivery.

To get the Regera, you’ll need to win the “Spooky Good Time” championship.

A popular Showcase Remix is also available. “Supersonic vs Superfast” has you jumping into a Ferrari 812 Superfast in a duel against a Deltawing aircraft.

A last batch of Super7 cards are waiting as you wrap up Series 41. Complete all seven to win a Porsche 917 LH.

Spring’s events and prizes are listed down below:

Diablo In Disguise

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Retro Supercars
  • Restrictions: A Class, 800 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Lamborghini Diablo SV

Ghost Classics

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Rare Classics
  • Restrictions: B Class, 700 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Ferrari 365 GTB/4

Spooky Good Time

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Hypercars
  • Restrictions: S2 Class, 998 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Koenigsegg Regera

The Trial: Snake In My Boot (Co-Op Championship)

  • Series: Cross Country Series
  • Cars: American cars
  • Restrictions: A Class, 800 PI
  • Prizes: Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

Spring Games – Series 41

  • Series: Playground Games
  • Cars: Rally Monsters
  • Restrictions: S1 Class, 900 PI
  • Prizes: 2017 Ford Fiesta RS WRC

Super7 – Spring

  • Completion Prize: Porsche 917 LH

Slate Quarry Speed Trap

  • Season Objective: 142mph

Northbound Danger Sign

  • Season Objective: 738.2ft

Nether End Speed Zone

  • Season Objective: 82mph

Forzathon Events

Forzathon goes back to a time where practical performance was plentiful with a Retro Hot Hatch theme. Pick a pocket rocket to get rolling.

Up next, you’ll need to really flex your tuning skills as you’ll need to earn a total of 25 Ultimate Speed Skills. Afterwards, show your classic can still cut it by winning 3 Street Scene events.

Finally, show your breadth of pace by earning a total of 3 stars from Speed Zones to wrap up these latest challenges.

Forzathon Shop

The shop lineup this week couldn’t be any further apart in their purpose, with the 1991 Bentley Turbo R commanding the main stage.

During a period where Rolls-Royce and Bentley were joined at the hip, the Turbo R intended to be more performance oriented than its Goodwood-based sister, the Silver Spirit. Despite having a massive 6¾ liter turbocharged V8 making 328hp, you’ll barely notice how fast you’re going, thanks to incredible opulence inside. The Bentley needs that huge engine to even get going, as it tips the scales at well over 5,300lb.

The Bentley will set you back 599 Forzathon Points, which might be expensive, but this is a car that commands wealth when you drive it.

If you’re after something more rare, there’s the Maserati MC12 Forza Edition.

Maserati developed the MC12 as a homologation for GT1 racing, where it proved extremely successful and controverisal. The MC12 is actually based on the Ferrari Enzo and shares its drivetrain. The 6.0-liter V12 is slightly less powerful than the Enzo, making 630hp, but thanks to better aerodynamics and track focused suspension tweaks, the Maserati can easily keep up with its Marenello twin. This special Forza Edition also comes with a Speed Skills boost.

You’ll need to part with 350 FP to get the Maserati, especially considering its one of the rarer cars at the Festival.

Novelty items for this week are the Dab and See Me Whip emotes.

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