Forza Horizon 4 Season Change: Touring Through Spring

The Spring rains across the UK once again signal the beginning of a brand new season in Forza Horizon 4. We’ve entered the final lap of Series 62, with players on a last-minute dash to wrap up the current events before the next series arrives.

A theme of grand touring permeates throughout the prizes this week, as well as more cars that can be claimed by completing both the 50% and 80% playlist targets.

The Grandest Tour

Leading the playlist completion rewards for Spring is the 1970 Buick GSX. In a market for big-block muscle cars dominated by Pontiac and Chevrolet, the Buick often gets overlooked. To compete with its fellow General Motors stablemates, the GSX features a huge 7.4-liter V8 putting out 360hp.

Despite the colossal engine, it actually weighed less than motors from its rivals, which was a major help when it came to the drag strip.

Those after more finesse can grab the 1988 BMW M5 Forza Edition. Munich’s first sports sedan actually predates the legendary E30 M3 by a year, but does its job in a very different manner.

While the M3 was a touring car homologation, the E28 M5 was more of a business express train. Power comes from a 3.5-liter straight-six taken from the M1 supercar, putting out 286hp. Its sharpened handling helped make it a benchmark for premium sedans, until the AMG Hammer arrived.

The Spring Photo Challenge is all about getting down and dirty in the mud. #MudKickin requires you to snap your car in the Mudkickers Adventure Park. Use an offroad capable machine to make your pictures more apt for the location.

Big powerful GTs are the order of the day in the seasonal championships, including the Lexus RC-F and Ferrari F12tdf. A highlight of the bunch is the immediate predecessor to the F12tdf, the 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO.

The third car ever to use the hallowed GTO name, the 599 sits in prestigious company alongside the 250 and “288”. However, this GTO was not designed for racing. The 599 does take some of the technology from the track-only 599XX in order to balance hardcore track performance with usability on the road, including advanced traction and stability systems.

Weight is cut by 220lb, and the 6.0-liter V12 is boosted to 670hp, which made the 599 the most powerful road-going Ferrari of its time. To bag the GTO, you’ll need to take victory in the “Seeing Red” championship.

Bring a curtain down on the weekly events for Series 62 with another round of Super7. Complete all seven cards and you’ll earn a Wheelspin.

Events for Spring can be found below:

Super Saloon Slalom

  • Series: Dirt Racing Series
  • Cars: Modern Muscle
  • Restrictions: A Class, 800 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Lexus RC-F

Grand Tourers

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: GT cars
  • Restrictions: A Class, 800 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Ferrari F12tdf

Seeing Red

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Ferrari 575 Maranello
  • Restrictions: A Class, 800 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Ferrari 599 GTO

The Trial: Hyperspeed (Co-Op Championship)

  • Series: Street Scene
  • Cars: Hypercars
  • Restrictions: S2 Class, 998 PI
  • Prizes: Apollo Intensa Emozione

Spring Games – Series 62

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

Super7 – Spring

  • Completion Prize: Wheelspin

Lakehurst Speed Trap

  • Season Objective: 195mph

Whitewater Falls Danger Sign

  • Season Objective: 551.2ft

Sudmoss Speed Zone

  • Season Objective: 150mph

Forzathon Events

Take the wheel of a British icon for Forzathon as Mini takes the spotlight. Choose from either old or new Minis and hit the streets to get started.

Up next, show how the Mini’s trademark handling helps it to beat larger rivals by winning two Road Racing Series events. Following on from there, put the rally pedigree of this little car to the test by bringing home the gold in three Dirt Racing Series events.

Last but not least, you’ll need speed and precise handling in order to earn a total of nine stars from Speed Zones.

Forzathon Shop

British drop-tops take over the shop for Spring, with the 2019 McLaren 720S Spider leading the charge.

The 720S coupe already put the supercar world on notice and gave the Italians a serious headache; the spider does the same but with extra top-down flare.

Adding extra bracing and the folding roof mechanism does add over 200lb to the weight, but McLaren has ensured performance remains identical. That is attributed to the 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 making 710hp and its F1 levels of electronic chassis management.

A price of 600 Forzathon Points means you’ll need deep pockets for the 720S, but if you want to embarass Ferrari in a game of Top Trumps, this is the weapon of choice.

Something more sedate is the 2018 Mini John Cooper Works Convertible. BMW has added some zesty sportiness to a car that majors more on style than speed.

Extra work has been done to maintain the go-kart handling despite the convertible being rather portly at over 3,000lb. The BMW-sourced, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine should make up for the weight penalty with a punchy 228hp.

The Mini is half the price of the McLaren at 300 FP, and is more than capable of delivering drop top fun without the need for nuclear performance figures.

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