Forza Horizon 4 Series 18 Preview: Lamborghini Performante, AE86 and More

Playground Games has given us a sneak peek of the upcoming update for Forza Horizon 4 today. Series 18 comes off the back of the Eliminator update last month, which brought us the new Battle Royale mode.

The latest update is expected to drop tomorrow, January 14, bringing a new set of cars and content with it.

New Reward Cars

The latest batch of reward cars lacks the quantity of the previous update, but each one should provide excitement for players across the spectrum.

Our star of the show is the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante. This beefed up baby Lambo is one of the fastest street cars ever to lap the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife. The Huracan made headlines with its controversial 6:52 lap time, beating the hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder.

The Performante sheds 88lb compared to the standard Huracan, as well as gaining another 28hp. However it’s under the skin where the Performante’s party piece lies. It uses clever hidden active aerodynamics for improved cornering despite having a large fixed rear wing.

Another big reveal was the 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno, more commonly known as the AE86. This little coupe is very well known in car culture, having been popularized in the early days of drifting.

The AE86 was never about performance, with its 1.6-liter engine producing 120hp. Its light weight and agile chassis makes it ideal for doing power slides on Britain’s winding roads.

Off-road enthusiasts will be keen on the 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha Open Top. This brute will tackle any tough terrain as well as allowing the wind in your hair. The Hummer serves up plenty of torque to stomp over rough trails with its 6.5 liter diesel V8.

Hauling a weight of over 8,000lb, not much will stand a chance against this Hummer.

Finally, there’s the 1964 Porsche 356C by Emory. This 356 may look like a standard model from the outside, but has been extensively restored and modernised underneath.

The 356 uses a modified version of the original flat-four engine developed by Emory itself, producing over 200hp. Each Emory car is unique to the owner’s wishes for their chosen build.

Eliminator Updates, New Showcase Remix

PG also discussed updates to the Eliminator mode, with new cars set to join the ranks. Those mentioned include the Top Gear Track-tor, Funco buggy, Mini Dakar racer, and the Austin FX4 taxi. Those looking for new starter cars will be disappointed, as the Mini will be remaining as the Level 1 starter for the time being.

The Austin taxi will play a more prominent role in the Spring Showcase Remix, with Isha’s taxi firm setting up a showdown against a delta-winged jet bomber — which looks quite like an Avro Vulcan (and bears a reference in the tail number) but isn’t.

Be sure to stay tuned for our full breakdown of Series 18 when it drops later this week along with our Season Change update on Thursday.

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