Playground Games has given us a taste of what’s to come in the next update for Forza Horizon 4 in its latest livestream. Series 20, due to arrive later in the week, brings a fresh swathe of cars and content over the next month.
Read on further to see some of what’s in store for March.
New Reward Cars
Series 20 doesn’t bring as many cars as previous updates, but there are still three very exciting cars for players to win.
The headline act among the new cars is the 2019 McLaren Speedtail. FH4 marks not just the Forza series debut of Woking’s flagship, but also its general gaming debut on consoles.
Speedtail resurrects the spirit of the legendary McLaren F1, with a three-seater layout and a central driving position. Like the F1, the Speedtail uses the most up-to-date technology for ultimate top speed. That however, is where the similarities end.
Whereas the F1 relied purely on its V12 engine, the Speedtail uses a 4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 coupled to a hybrid system. Combined, the Speedtail produces 1,036hp. Put that engine into the Speedtail’s sleek body and it will go onwards to 250mph.
One car that might draw even more attention than the Speedtail is the 1933 Napier-Railton. This slice of history is essentially a land speed record car, with the all-time lap record at the Brooklands circuit to show for it.
If you think the McLaren’s engine is big, wait until you get a load of the Railton’s: a 24-liter W12 that was normally used in aircraft. Even back in the 1930s, the Railton produced 580hp and would go on to nearly 170mph. Good luck trying to stop this car from that speed, as braking is only available on the rear wheels.
The last car to arrive is the iconic 1969 Toyota 2000GT. Toyota’s halo model was inspired by the Jaguar E-Type, and completely changed how the world saw Toyota.
Much of the engineering work was done by Yamaha, including the 2.0-liter straight-six engine. Although it produced just 150hp, the aerodynamic body meant that it could do almost 140mph.
If you’re a big fan of 1960s Japanese sports cars, then the 2000GT should towards the top of your list.
New Horizon Story
PG confirmed a new Horizon Story is on the way with Series 20. “Express Delivery” is a new Horizon Business where you can fantasize about being the best delivery driver.
The story will see you using some of the commercial vans in the game, upgraded for some of the jobs, where you’ll be delivering an assortment of different items across to various locations across the map.
Eliminator Updates, Showcase Remixes
A new Showcase Remix is also due in the next update, along with a returning one. “Supersonic vs Superfast” will have you stepping back behind the wheel of a Ferrari 812 Superfast in order to race a Deltawing aircraft.
“Ride to Anywhere” is the latest themed Showcase involving Isha’s Taxis. Here, you’ll be charging across the Scottish Highlands in an off-road specification of the Austin Taxi. Your opponent for this race is a giant hovercraft. Obviously.
PG confirmed a new update for Eliminator, but this time some cars will be removed from the car drops. You can vote on which cars you want to see removed from the Level 2 and Level 3 drops on PG’s Twitter page.
Be sure to stay tuned for more details on Series 20 later this week, along with our seasonal update this coming Thursday.