Christmas is fast approaching, and Playground Games has given players an early present by dropping the new Series 30 content update. As well as further quality-of-life improvements, there’s new content to look forward to as well as a brand new feature.
The latest update weighs in at 5 GB on Xbox One X and 10.6 GB on Series X, so let’s take a peek at what Series 30 has in store.
The biggest news by far is the introduction of Horizon Super7. A series of randomly selected challenges created by the community will test your driving skills like never before.
You can also create your own Super7 Challenge Card using the new Blueprint Builder. Using the Blueprint Builder, you can place down different props to make your challenge as crazy as you want. Complete all seven challenge cards and you’ll win exclusive rewards, including an Austin Seven and Triumph TR7. We spy a theme…
Read our full breakdown of Super7 right here.
New Cars From All Across History
Series 30 brings forth a healthy dose of new cars to be won, with six in total up for grabs. The latest batch covers the very fastest, to one of the oldest and slowest to ever hit Horizon.
The star of the show is without doubt, the Koenigsegg Jesko. Named after the father of founder and CEO Christian von Koenigsegg, the Jesko wants to finally put an end to the hypercar speed wars.
With a 5.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8, the Jesko has a scarcely believable 1,600hp when running on bio-ethanol. That colossal power means the Jesko has the potential to exceed 300mph — though we’ve not seen that happen in the real world yet.
Next up is the Alfa Romeo 155 Q4. This rather humdrum looking sedan actually holds and impressive racing pedigree, with success in touring cars. Under the hood lies a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine kicking out nearly 200hp.
With the Q4 four-wheel-drive system on hand, the 155 will handle all weather conditions with ease. That’ll prove useful in Horizon’s winter.
If you’re after something more extreme, then look no further than the Hoonigan-tuned 1974 Ford Bronco. This particular Bronco is owned by the wife of Gymkhana star Ken Block.
As well as the off-road modifications, the Bronco has had the 6.4-liter V8 replaced by a smaller 5.0-liter Coyote V8 from a Mustang. Smaller, but more powerful — with 420hp, the Bronco will be a riot to drive both on and off road.
The 1924 Austin Seven holds a significant place in history for motoring in worldwide. Like the Ford Model T, it helped bring affordable driving to the British masses. It’s also the car that got several other automotive brands up and running; Jaguar, Lotus, and BMW all owe their existence to the Seven.
That said, it’s the oldest car ever to grace the Horizon festival, and won’t be setting any performance records any time soon. Its 10hp engine means that wherever you’re going, you’ll be heading there at a leisurely pace.
The Austin is joined by one of the more forgotten small Italian sports cars: the Fiat X1/9. Styled by Bertone, the X1/9 intends to bring a slice of practicality as well as having fun.
Despite its 1.3-liter engine making just 60hp, the X1/9 is remembered for having keen handling thanks to its light weight.
Finally, there’s the Triumph TR7 as mentioned above. The TR7’s reputation is somewhat mixed, thanks to its wedge styling — a radical departure from previous TRs — and… interesting reliability. However, it has garnered a positive reception in UK motorsports, and the 2.0-liter engine puts out a reasonable 105hp to allow for enjoyable handling on the country roads.
In addition to the cars and Super7, there’s a number of small fixes in the update. That includes a tweak for the sound of last season’s Singer 911 DLS, among with other minor bugs.
For more discussion about Series 30, head over to GTPlanet’s FH4 forums. Stay tuned for the final Series 29 seasonal update this coming Thursday before the next content batch is made available next week.