Turn 10 has just revealed the latest car pack for its 2015 sim racing title, and it’s easily one of the strangest the game has seen. As you can see in the video above, the full gamut is on display, with a new “entry-level” supercar taking pride of place in front of a collection of racing vehicles and two older road-going models. One of these – the BMW Isetta – is one of the smallest cars found in the game, while the youngest racer in the pack introduces European Racing Trucks to Forza. The full break down:
- 2014 Jaguar #14 Emil Frey GT3 Jaguar XK
- 2015 Mercedes-Benz #24 Tankpool24 Racing Truck
- 2014 Chevrolet #4 ROAL Motorsport RML Cruze TC1 WTCC
- 1980 Fiat 124 Sport Spider
- 2015 McLaren 570S Coupé
- 1969 Ford Brawner Hawk III
- 1957 BMW Isetta 300 Export
In addition to the new pack, the game will be receiving a content update in preparation for the previously-announced Forza Racing Championship. Improvements have been made to Monza, Catalunya, and COTA to better distinguish if a lap time is dirty or not.
The press release confirms more content updates are on the way, with another earmarked for August. Turn 10 states that the FRC commitment will stretch into the “months to come”, suggesting the game will receive support even after the open-world Horizon 3 launches this September. For those that prefer Motorsport’s more sim-oriented physics, this should come as good news.
The pack will be available in a few hours on the XBL Marketplace for the usual $7. Cars will also be available for individual download as well for those interested.
We’ve got a brief rundown of the vehicles included below, as well as a light-hearted video Turn 10 released starring the two most unusual additions:
BMW’s take on the Isetta “bubble car” saw the German engineers drop a single-cylinder bike engine into the car. Making a minuscule 13hp in this Export edition, the Isetta also gained US-approved bumpers and headlights around its huge, single front-facing door. It will claim a notable title in FM6: lowest-horsepower car.
The other classic road car in the pack – the 1980 Fiat 124 Sport Spider – seems a pretty obvious choice in the face of the oddball BMW. While the nameplate has recently resurfaced on the back of a rebodied Mazda, the last 124 was a car that enjoyed huge success on the road and the track over its nearly two-decade production run.
Wrapping up the road car additions is the latest new McLaren model, the 570S. Despite being the brand’s lowest-priced model, it still packs a punch from that family 3.8L turbo V8.
Over to the racing cars, touring car enthusiasts will be keen to take the dominant Chevy Cruze WTCC for a spin, presented here in 2014 #4 ROAL Motorsport RML Cruze TC1 spec. Finally, the Civics of the same vintage already found in the base game will have competition from the same series, instead of mixing with various BTCC machines.
The open-wheel racing contingent is represented by Mario Andretti’s 1969 Indy 500 winner, the Brawner Hawk III. Its can-do spirit is shared with the 2014 Emil Frey Jaguar XK GT3, a ground-up custom built by the Swiss team to compete against all of the factory-designed GT3 cars that otherwise make up the typical Blancpain Endurance grids.
Last but certainly not least, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz #24 Tankpool24 Racing Truck. Boasting over 1000hp, it’s sure to provide a unique experience to Forza players. Members of our community familiar with the European Truck Simulator series will undoubtedly feel at home behind the wheel, though.