Forza Horizon 4 Season Change: Spring Deals a Hammer Blow

As the leaves return to the trees across the UK, another Spring season has begun in Forza Horizon 4. Series 29 is now in the endgame with one last batch of content left to get your hands on.

A legendary Mercedes thunders its way into the Spring festival, along with more Playlist prizes for 50% and 80% completion. With excitement already surrounding Series 30, let’s look into the final season for Series 29.

Hammer Time

Returning to the Playlist prize pool is the Lexus IS-F. In order to shake off its austere image, Lexus decided to build a sports sedan to square up to the dominant BMW M3.

Under the hood sits a 5.0 liter V8 that puts out 417hp, sending that power through an 8-speed automatic; a first for a sports sedan. Along with more aggressive styling, the IS-F channels the character of a muscle car to ensure a riotous drive.

Standing with the Lexus is the Rover SD1 Vitesse. Rover’s flagship executive sedan brought looks that were inspired by the Ferrari Daytona. It also features the iconic 3.9 liter V8 making 191hp. With competition pedigree, the SD1 is one of the most unlikely performance classics to hit the road.

Series 29’s final Photo Challenge is all about cult cars. #StrangeThings wants you to take a picture anywhere around the UK with one of the Cult Cars available. Seasonal championship prizes feature the Napier Railton and the Ferrari F12tdf.

The main prize this week is one of the coolest cars ever made. The Mercedes W124 started out as a humdrum sedan, but tuning specialist AMG used it to put itself on the map. Nicknamed “The Hammer”, this AMG 300CE features a 6.0 liter V8 and 379hp. An E28 BMW M5 could only muster 282hp. With subtly menacing looks, and performance to worry sports cars, the AMG Hammer would go on to put the world on notice.

The Hammer can be won by taking victory in the “Tree Hugger” championship.

Series 29 also brings a Showcase Remix for Spring. “Contest of Giants” will see you strap into the Chevrolet Colorado for a race across the Scottish Highlands. Your opponent for this battle is a giant hovercraft.

Spring events and prizes are below:

Expect The Unexpected

  • Series: Street Scene
  • Cars: Lamborghini
  • Restrictions: S1 Class, 900 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Lamborghini Huracan Performante

Tour de Force

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

Tree Hugger

  • Series: Dirt Racing Series
  • Cars: Retro Saloons
  • Restrictions: B Class, 700 PI
  • Prizes: 15,000 CR, 25,000 CR, Mercedes AMG Hammer Coupe

The Trial: Dry Aged (Co-Op Championship)

  • Series: Road Racing Series
  • Cars: Vintage Racers
  • Restrictions: B Class, 700 PI
  • Prizes: 1933 Napier Railton

Spring Games – Series 29

  • Series: Playground Games
  • Cars: Offroad Buggies
  • Restrictions: A Class, 800 PI
  • Prizes: Alumi Craft Class 10 Forza Edition

Aerodrome Speed Trap

  • Season Objective: 200 mph

Northbound Danger Sign

  • Season Objective: 738.2 ft

Nether End Speed Zone

  • Season Objective: 82 mph

Forzathon Events

This week, Forzathon goes back in time to look at the golden age of Retro Supercars. Jump into one of the icons at your disposal to get rolling.

Next, bring your retro supercar to the races and storm to victory in three Road Racing Series events. After that, head down to the Roman Mile speed trap and earn 3 stars.

Finally, get to really know your retro icon by going for a 15 mile drive around the UK to wrap up Forzathon for Series 29.

Forzathon Shop

Taking the main highlight for the shop this week is the 2010 Rossion Q1. A curiously unknown American sports car, the Q1 actually traces its roots back to the Noble M12.

Losing the aerodynamic package from the Noble, the Q1 adopts a much cleaner look. Under the hood sits a Ford-sourced 3.0 liter twin turbocharged V6 with 450hp. The restyled body hides an improved chassis and suspension for even better handling.

The Rossion will cost you a hefty 600 Forzathon Points, but you’ll be getting one of the rarest sports cars on sale in return.

For something more practical, there’s the 2018 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works. A family crossover on the outside hides some serious firepower underneath. The 1.6 liter turbocharged engine makes a healthy 228hp, along with altered suspension from the initial offroad setup of the standard car.

At 350FP, the Countryman sounds like a cheap deal, but its common nature means we suggest spending your points elsewhere.

Clothing items up for grabs include the Classic Race Suit and Classic Race Helmet.

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