Forza Horizon 4 Season Change: New Year’s Revolution

The clock is ticking down as 2022 is just around the corner. For players still at the UK festival in Forza Horizon 4, the latest Winter season has arrived to help bring in the new year in style.

Prizes include an array of high performance machinery from past and present, along with updates for completing the seasonal playlist to 50% and 80%.

Out With The Old

One car is the highlight of 2021’s final seasonal playlist this week: the 2018 Renault Megane R.S.

The latest variant of the hot Megane may take on a more mild look outside, but Renault has worked tirelessly to ensure it remains on top of the hot hatch pile.

Under the hood sits a smaller 1.8-liter turbocharged engine that makes 275hp and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for more efficient power delivery. Numerous chassis upgrades ensure the Megane is able to maintain its trademark handling in the face of stiff competition from rivals.

There’s another Horizon Backstage Pass if you’re after more exclusive cars before the year is out.

Close out the year with the latest Winter Photo Challenge in extreme style. #OrientExtreme wants you to grab a photo of any Extreme Offroad car over at the Express North Rail Yard. The Winter championships feature machines including the Porsche 356 SL Gmund and the AMC Gremlin.

A highlight of the championship prize pool is the 2015 Ferrari F12tdf. Maranello’s final flourish for its F12 grand tourer has resulted in the creation of one of the most wild cars ever to come from the Prancing Horse.

In addition to cutting weight by over 240lb, Ferrari has heavily reworked the F12’s aerodynamics for more downforce, and tweaked the chassis for improved handling. Despite wider front tires to improve steering, the TDF’s nature for oversteer has allowed the including of rear-wheel steering.

The chassis upgrades will need to work overtime in the slippery Winter conditions, because the 6.3-liter V12 now produces 770hp before hitting a redline at nearly 9000rpm.

If you want the F12tdf, you’ll need to take victory in the “Hogmanay Street Party” championship.

The last Super7 challenges for 2021 are poised to test your skills to the limit. Win all seven cards and you’ll receive a Hoonigan Ford Bronco.

Winter’s events and prizes can be found below:

Don’t Feed After Midnight

  • Series: Street Scene
  • Cars: American cars
  • Restrictions: S1 Class, 900 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, AMC Gremlin X

Tip of the Iceberg

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Classic Racers
  • Restrictions: A Class, 800 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage

Hogmanay Street Party

  • Series: Street Scene
  • Cars: Super GT
  • Restrictions: S1 Class, 900 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Ferrari F12tdf

The Trial: Happy New Year (Co-Op Championship)

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Classic Racers
  • Restrictions: S1 Class, 900 PI
  • Prizes: Porsche 356SL Gmund Coupe

Winter Games – Series 43

  • Series: Playground Games
  • Cars: Rally Monsters
  • Restrictions: S1 Class, 900 PI
  • Prizes: Honnigan Ford Focus RS RX

Super7 – Winter

  • Completion Prize: Hoonigan Ford Bronco

Aerodrome Speed Trap

  • Season Objective: 200mph

Northbound Danger Sign

  • Season Objective: 725.1ft

Lakshore Speed Zone

  • Season Objective: 97mph

Forzathon Events

Hit the trails in the latest Forzathon, as Modern Rally cars come under the spotlight. Jump into any of these four-wheel-drive machines to get rolling.

Next, you’ll need to flex your tuning skills as you’ll need to get your Modern Rally car to hit 185mph. Afterwards, spread your wings and earn a total of 15 stars from Danger Signs.

Finally, wrap up the weekly challenges by taking victory in a Dirt Racing Series event at the punishing Gauntlet.

Forzathon Shop

Two different definitions of “affordable” are in the shop this week, kicking off with the 2018 Ferrari Portofino.

Ferrari and affordable are never meant to be in the same sentence, but the Portofino offers itself as the entry level option into the Ferrari brand. Replacing the California, this convertible GT isn’t lacking for firepower as the 3.9-liter twin turbocharged V8 makes 591hp. Weight has also been cut by almost 150lb over the California, allowing for improved handling despite the heavy folding roof.

At 100 Forzathon Points, the Portofino is an affordable purchase, especially as you’ll get a fast tourer with Italian flair.

The opposite end of the scale features the 1967 Volkswagen Type 3 1600 L.

Billed as more upmarket than the Beetle on which it’s based, the Type 3 Notchback, offered more practicality and laid the groundwork for the Passat sedan which would replace it. Performance is not on the agenda for the Notchback, as the Beetle’s rear-mounted 1.6-liter flat-four makes just 65hp. Despite this, the Notchback remains as a template for the workhorse sedans that would underpin VW’s future models.

The Notchback costs a much less affordable 599FP, but will give you an opportunity to sneak under the radar if a Beetle is not what you fancy driving.

Clothing and novelty items for this week are the “In The Hall Of The Mountain King” horn and Santa’s Running Shorts.

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