Someone at Microsoft made a bit of a mistake this weekend when the Forza Horizon 4 pre-load appeared over three months early. Players were able to download what seems like an early, incomplete version of the game, and data miners have had a field day.
Yesterday, we got to see a massive, 488-strong list of cars coming to the game. Today’s list is smaller — at only 15 — but it covers a mainstay of the series: barn finds.
For those unfamiliar, barn finds are rare, abandoned cars that pop up over the course of the Horizon story. They may or may not be familiar to Forza franchise regulars, and they usually have some relation to the setting of the game. Horizon 3 players could expect a bunch of Aussie metal back in 2016, and that theme continues with the UK-set FH4.
Naturally, this means we’ve got some spoilers below. If you want to be surprised when the game launches October 2, consider yourself warned.
The full list of Forza Horizon 4 Barn Finds, as found in the early pre-load data:
- 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT
- 1983 Audi Sport Quattro
- 1930 Bentley Blower
- 1986 Ford Escort RS
- 1964 Ford GT40
- 1993 Jaguar XJ220
- 1997 Lotus Elise GT1
- 1970 Land Rover Range Rover
- 1965 MG MGB
- 1965 MINI Cooper S
- 1962 Peel P50
- 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B
- 1962 Triumph Spitfire
- 1998 TVR Cerbera
- 1977 Volkswagen GTI
Of the 15, 10 are from British marques. Really, we’d say twelve: the two Fords are very much UK-designed models, after all. The GT40 is an unexpected addition: a ’66 is already part of the Forza lineup, meaning we could be looking at an earlier version.
The Escort was one of a handful of leaked FM7 cars, including the hilariously short Peel P50.
There’s a fair amount of new-to-franchise metal in there. We’ve already spotted the Bentley, MG, and original Rangie from the reveal video. Triumph the brand was last seen in FM4, but Playground has swapped out the TR3B for the more recognizable Spitfire.
TVR is also getting an expanded lineup. The mad Speed 12 is in, and it looks like the tamer — at least relatively — basic Cerbera will be in a shed somewhere in the UK. Which seems oddly appropriate. And hey, if the new Griffith is en route, even better.
Last on the list, the GTI is an unusual one. The first-gen VW hot hatch is a staple of the XB1-era Forza games, but it’s an ’84 US-spec Rabbit. The round-headlight Euro-market original is undoubtedly the more iconic version, so VW fans should be happy to see this change.
Of course, with this being a leak, and it being so far out from the Horizon 4 launch date, all of these details could change. Stay tuned for more FH4 info as the community continues to dig through the files!