Forza Horizon 4 Season Change: A Sun Drenched Summer

The heat is on once more as Summer takes a hold of the festival in Forza Horizon 4. We’re now into the dizzying heights of Series 59, with a new remix of events and prizes scattered around the UK.

This week’s prizes feature some big offroaders and some pint-sized fighters. There’s more rewards to be claimed from finishing the 50% and 80% targets for both the full and seasonal playlists.

House of Cars

Commanding the center stage for the playlist completion rewards is the 1992 GMC Typhoon.

The origin point for all sporting SUVs can be traced back to this American oddity. Unlike the Jimmy it’s based on, the Typhoon sacrifices all offroad ability for sports car baiting performance.

To achieve this, the Typhoon shares its mechanicals with the Syclone pickup truck, meaning a 4.3-liter turbocharged V6 is under the hood making 280hp. Thanks to a grippy four wheel drive system, it can handle the bends to back up its power.

A machine of significantly higher performance is the 2019 Bugatti Divo.

Bugattis and handling haven’t normally been able to go hand in hand, but the Divo aims to change that with various chassis upgrades. The new body is designed not only with downforce in mind, but also as a nod back to Bugatti’s coachbuilding past.

Underneath, the base platform and powertrain are untouched from the Chiron, so the Divo retains the colossal 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W16 making 1,479hp. However the extra drag from the body means you won’t be hitting the Chiron’s 261mph top speed.

Completing the full playlist will net you a Horizon Backstage Pass and a Fiat X1/9.

The first Photo Challenge for Series 59 is all about the rock and roll of hot rods. #HouseOfRod wants you to snap a shot of a Rods and Customs car beside the church in Broadway. Championship prizes for Summer feature some tough offroaders such as the Jeep Gladiator and Hummer H1 Open Top.

If you do want to go offroad, but need more agility, then a prize to aim for is the 1974 Lancia Stratos.

Developed for rallying, the Stratos is often regarded as one of the greatest machines of the World Rally Championship. Its diminutive size helped it to win three successive titles in the 1970s. The Stratos used a 2.4 liter V6 sourced from Ferrari which made 190hp in street configuration. Weighing in at under 2,200lb, the Lancia’s light weight will make it a riot in the bends, but be wary of the short wheelbase in case you push too hard.

You’ll be required to win the “Classic Rally Rumble” championship in order to bring home the Stratos.

A new Monthly Rivals sees you tearing up downtown Edinburgh in a Ferrari FXX K on Princes Street Gardens Circuit.

Series 59 reshuffles the Super7 deck once more with any and every type of community challenge waiting to be conquered. Complete all seven cards and you’ll be driving away with a Formula Drift Ferrari 599.

Events list for Summer is below;

Classic Rally Rumble

  • Series: Dirt Racing Series
  • Cars: Classic Rally
  • Restrictions: D Class, 500 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Lancia Stratos

Out For The Count

  • Series: Cross Country Series
  • Cars: Heavy Hitters
  • Restrictions: A Class, 800 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Hummer H1 Open Top

Are You Not Entertained?

  • Series: Cross Country Series
  • Cars: Extreme Offroad
  • Restrictions: S1 Class, 900 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Jeep Gladiator

The Trial: Fun-Sized (Co-Op Championship)

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Micro Mayhem
  • Restrictions: C Class, 600 PI
  • Prizes: Porsche 550A Spyder

Summer Games – Series 59

  • Series: Playground Games
  • Cars: Hot Hatch
  • Restrictions: B Class, 700 PI
  • Prizes: Renault Clio R.S.16 Concept

Super7 – Summer

  • Completion Prize: Ferrari 599 Formula Drift #117

Wesloch Speed Trap

  • Season Objective: 140mph

The Great Ridge Danger Sign

  • Season Objective: 915.4ft

Croft Speed Zone

  • Season Objective: 110mph

Forzathon Events

Rallying is the name of the game for this week’s Forzathon, with the beasts that are Rally Monsters shining in the spotlight. Climb aboard any of these machines in your garage in order to get started.

Next, turn your rally car into a gymkhana slayer as you’ll need to earn a total of 20 Ultimate Drift or Ultimate E-Drift Skills. After that, combine the ultimate speed and handling of your car to earn 15 stars from Speed Zones.

Finally, put your racing skills to good use by taking victory in three Dirt Racing Series events.

Forzathon Shop

A Bentley of a bygone era and a thoroughly modern Porsche take up the mantle in the shop for Summer, with the 1931 Bentley 8-Liter leading the way.

Luxury cars of the 1930s were very different to what they are now, and the Bentley 8-Liter was one of the most desirable of its time. The 8-Liter was also one of the last cars made when Bentley was still independent.

Customers who bought one would traditionally purchase the ladder-frame chassis before visiting a coachbuilder to get a bespoke body fitted. As its name suggests the Bentley has an 8.0-liter straight-six putting out 220hp. An engine of this size was primarily for smoothness and aiding in ride comfort.

You’ll need to have 599 Forzathon Points saved up to buy the Bentley, and you’ll also save millions of credits from trying to buy one in the Autoshow.

Alongside the old Bentley is the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS.

Seen as the sweet spot in the lineup, the Cayman GTS offers a step up in performance over the standard car, but not so much that it would step on the toes of the Cayman GT4. However, the 718 has courted controversy by ditching the charismatic flat-six for a 2.5-liter, turbocharged flat four.

Despite the loss of the signature Porsche sound, the turbo engine makes 361hp and a much healthier slug of torque compared to the old naturally aspirated unit.

The Cayman will also set you back 599 FP, and if you can look past the engine, you probably won’t find another sports car that is as complete as this.

Avatar wardrobe items for purchase are the RTR Fun Haver Blue T-Shirt and the Blue Biker Boots.

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