Forza Horizon 4 Season Change: Summer of Love

As Valentine’s Day approaches, players in Forza Horizon 4 are gearing up for a romantic Summer season in the UK. We’re also marking the beginning of Series 45 with a fresh remix of content and prizes up for grabs.

A delectable mixed bag of cars are waiting to be won, as well as some updated rewards for completing both the full and seasonal playlists to 50% and 80%.

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Leading the proceedings for the Summer completion rewards is the 2020 Jeep Gladiator.

Based on the Jeep Wrangler, the Gladiator is the first pickup in the Jeep range for 30 years. Despite the long absence, the Gladiator isn’t messing around when it comes to offroad ability. In flagship Rubicon trim, this truck is fully prepared to tackle hardcore terrain.

There’s suitable power under the hood as well, with a 3.6-liter V6 making a healthy 285hp.

Alongside the Jeep is another hardcore offroader of a different caliber; the 2007 Peugeot 207 Super 2000.

Built for the Super 2000 rallying regulations, the 207 is just a step below a full-fat WRC machine. In order to maintain costs, the 2.0-liter engine eschews turbocharging, but still makes 280hp. Thanks to a fully stripped out interior and a high-tech four-wheel drive system, this 207 can tackle any trails very quickly.

Rewards for completing the full playlist include the 1995 BMW 850CSi and a new Horizon Backstage Pass.

Kicking off the Photo Challenges for Series 45 is #BroadShoulders. This challenge asks you to snap a Classic Muscle Car in the sleepy village of Broadway. Summer’s seasonal championships features hardcore monsters such as the Lamborghini Centenario and Chevrolet Nova Forza Edition.

The main highlight of the prize pool comes from the 1987 Ferrari F40.

Arguably seen as the greatest supercar ever made, the F40 was also the last model to be personally overseen by Enzo Ferrari. The F40 is also one of the most significant supercars of all time, being the first production road car to break the 200mph barrier. This comes from a radical lightweight diet, including using carbon fiber for the first time in a road car. Providing the firepower is a 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 making 478hp in a car weighing a touch under 3,000lb.

You’ll have to win the “Is This The Way to Castelletto?” championship to claim the F40.

Don’t be fooled by the title of this months Rivals event mentioning the 1939 Auto Union Type D, as the car in question being used is its deadly rival: the Mercedes W154, at Bamburgh Coast Circuit.

You can add to your growing list of events with the latest set of Super7 challenges. If you complete all seven cards, you get a 1977 Ford Escort rally car as the main prize.

You can find the events list for Summer below;

Is This The Way to Castelletto?

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Retro Supercars
  • Restrictions: S1 Class, 900 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Ferrari F40

Marathon Runners

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Nissan R390, Mercedes CLK GTR, Porsche 911 GT1, Mclaren F1 GT, TVR Speed 12, Lotus Elise GT1
  • Restrictions: S1 Class, 900 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Modern Race Suit Red

Battle of The Brands

  • Series: Dirt Racing Series
  • Cars: Chevrolet vs Dodge
  • Restrictions: S1 Class, 900 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Chevrolet Nova FE

The Trial The Most Iconic Trio (Co-Op Championship)

  • Series: Street Scene
  • Cars: Porsche 959, Ferrari F40, Lamborghini Countach
  • Restrictions: S1 Class, 900 PI
  • Prizes: Ferrari F40 Competizione

Summer Games – Series 45

  • Series: Playground Games
  • Cars: Hypercars
  • Restrictions: S2 Class, 998 PI
  • Prizes: Lamborghini Centenario

Super7 – Summer

  • Completion Prize: 1977 Ford Escort #5 RS1800

Cat Bells Speed Trap

  • Season Objective: 164 mph

Thicket Drift Zone

  • Season Objective: 56,000 points

Hillside Speed Zone

  • Season Objective: 86 mph

Forzathon Events

Forzathon this week gives us an all-American dogfight between the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and 2016 Dodge Viper ACR. Select your chosen weapon to get things started.

Up next, dominate the quarter mile and take victory in 5 Drag Strip events. Afterwards, hit the streets and storm to the top in 3 Street Scene races.

Finish off this week by tuning your gymkhana skills to earn a total of 500,000 Skill Score and put this rivalry to bed for another day.

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Old-school drivers cars are on the menu with the 2013 Toyota GT86 taking the spotlight.

Reviving the legendary 86 name, this new incarnation was jointly developed alongside the Subaru BRZ in what became known as the “Toyobaru” project. The GT86 forgoes big power in order to focus on handling enjoyment, thanks to a chassis set up for drifting and low grip tires. Under the hood sits a Subaru-sourced 2.0-liter flat-four making 197hp. Although the GT86 is ripe for tuning potential, you’ll have more than enough fun driving it stock.

The GT86 is rather expensive at 599 Forzathon Points, so we’d recommend looking in the Auction House for a cheaper deal.

Joining the Toyota is the 2010 Noble M600

This British supercar remains something of a left field choice compared to the establishment. However, this plucky machine from Leicestershire gives the big names a serious fright. That mainly comes courtesy of a 4.4-liter Yamaha-developed V8 that was orginally designed for Volvo. The addition of twin turbochargers sees power peak at 650hp, allowing for the Noble to charge to a 225mph top speed. Despite having a steel chassis, the M600 weighs under 2,800lb.

The Noble will also set you back 599 FP, and will prove a suitable alternative if you’re looking to embarrass the giants of the supercar landscape.

Clothing and novelty items this week are the Pink Biker Boots and the “In The Hall of The Mountain King” horn.

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