Forza Motorsport Update 4 Available Now: Daytona, Italian Challengers, and More

The monthly updates continue to roll out for Forza Motorsport, as Turn 10 has now released Update 4 for both Xbox and PC players.

At 8.1GB on PC and 9.6GB on Xbox Series X, this latest update is a little less hefty than previous ones, but still brings more new and returning content, plus another Featured Tour.

Make sure to read further as we’ll be covering the major changes during Update 4.

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Forza Motorsport Update 3: Daytona

Daytona Speedway is the latest track to make its return to Forza Motorsport. Arguably America’s most famous circuit, the iconic speedway plays host to the season-opening Daytona 500 for NASCAR.

The infield road course makes up the circuit used for the Daytona 24 Hours endurance spectacle, where action is always guranteed.

There’s just two layouts to drive at Daytona, but each will provide its own set of challenges:

  • Tri-Oval
  • Sports Car Course

Forza Motorsport Update 4: New Cars

The newest car additions throughout January and February are a mix of debuts and returning machines. Two track-tuned hypercars and two purpose-built racing cars arrive via the Car Pass, including the McLaren Senna GTR and Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro.

Spotlight cars will continue to be added to the showroom each week, where they can be purchased for a discount with credits. Those cars in particular will be the faces of the new Featured Tour that we will cover later.

Car Pass

  • McLaren Senna GTR 2019- January 18
  • Ferrari 488 GTE #62 Risi Competizione 2019 – January 25
  • Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro 2022 – February 1
  • Cadillac CTS-V #57 TA 2018 – February 8

Spotlight Cars

  • Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO 1992 – January 18-24
  • Abarth 124 Spider 2017 – January 25-31
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 2017 – February 1-7
  • Ferrari 430 Scuderia 2007 – February 8-15

Each of the four Spotlight cars will be very familiar to those who played previous Motorsport and Horizon titles.

The 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale is widely regarded as one of the greatest rally homologation specials ever made. Carving out a successful career which included winning the World Rally championship for six consecutive years, now it returns to Forza Motorsport to tackle the world’s racetracks.

Alfa Romeo’s 2017 Giulia Quadrifoglio marked a return to the mid-sized executive sedan market. Utilising rear-wheel-drive for the first time since 1992, the Giulia squares off with the mighty BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG. Using a 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged V6, the 503hp Alfa can match the Germans blow for blow.

Abarth also returned to the sporting market in 2017 with the 124 Spider. Using the Mazda MX-5 as a base, the 124 features distinct Abarth styling tweaks as well as a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with 178hp. It may not be the fastest roadster in its class, but more power doesn’t necessarily mean more fun.

The last Spotlight car for the current update is the 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia. Maranello’s second hardcore model after the 360 Challenge Stradale aimed to establish links to the Formula 1 team. Developed by Michael Schumacher, the Scuderia drops 220lb and hikes power to 510hp. Various chassis tweaks and new electronics also ensure the Scuderia can lap the Fiorano circuit faster than the Enzo supercar.

Forza Motorsport Update 4: New Events

A new series of events in the Featured section of the Career mode is set to further test the build skills of players as they progress.

Known as the Italian Challengers Tour, the Tricolore lends some its latest and most iconic models for you to drive, with the new Spotlight cars taking center stage.

Italian Challengers Tour

  • All Wheel Driven – Lancia Delta Integrale
  • Roadster Renaissance – Abarth 124 Spider
  • Alfa Performance – Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
  • Prancing Power – Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Kicking things off in Italian Challengers is All Wheel Driven, putting you in the Lancia Delta against its legendary rally rivals. Roadster Renaissance is a duel between the Abarth 124 Spider and its Japanese stablemate in the Mazda MX-5.

Alfa Performance sees you pit the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio against some very stiff German competition. Rounding off the tour is Prancing Power, where you can enjoy racing against other Ferraris in the 430 Scuderia.

Once you finish each five-race series, you’ll win a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV that you can use in the final reward Showcase. Italian Challengers starts on January 18 with All Wheel Driven, with each of the series that follows unlocking after a period of seven days. This tour is available until February 29, so there is no need to complete it immediately.

Open Class Tour

The Open Tour in the Builders Cup turns its focus to classics, starting on January 18. As you work from C-Class up to S-Class, you’ll get to drive and build various machines from sports cars to full-on racers.

Once each series is complete, the 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia will be rewarded and available to use in the final showcase event. This tour concludes on February 15, so you’ll need to be mindful of the tighter time period.

Forza Motorsport Update 4: Multiplayer Events

Featured Multiplayer features a new raft of events in different classes. Each of the four Spotlight cars will have their own event in the Spotlight Series. These will be available for seven days each. Players can attempt the Spotlight events multiple times during their availability period.

The latest Spec and Open Series includes the return of the Formula Mazda, as well as a special series focused on Daytona:

  • Formula Mazda Series – January 18 – February 15
  • Forza P1 Series – January 18-24
  • Daytona Sports Car Series – January 25-31
  • VW Golf GTI Spec Series – February 1-7
  • Modern Factory Racecar Series –February 8-15

The Formula Mazda Series will be available to play until February 15, whereas the other series will be available for seven days each before they are rotated.

Forza Motorsport Update 4: Rivals

New cars means a refresh for Rivals this month. Spotlight Rivals will each host one of the Spotlight cars over the next four weeks. The circuit Spotlight event will take you back to the NASCAR era of yesteryear with the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona on the 2.5 mile Daytona oval.

VIP players will get to wrestle with the 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 Forza Edition on the short circuit at Road America.

The new Rivals events list is below:

  • Featured Track – Daytona – Dodge Charger Daytona 1969 – Daytona – Tri-Oval (Jan. 18 – Feb. 15)
  • VIP – Titanic Tuner – Subaru WRX STI S209 2019 Forza Edition – Road America – East Route (Jan. 25 – Feb. 1)
  • Spotlight – Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO 1992 – Suzuka – East Circuit (Jan. 18-25)
  • Spotlight – Abarth 124 Spider 2017 – Lime Rock – Full Circuit Alt (Jan. 25 – Feb. 1)
  • Spotlight – Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 2017 – Mid Ohio – Short Circuit (Feb. 1-8)
  • Spotlight – Ferrari 430 Scuderia – Mugello – Full Circuit (Feb. 8-15)

Forza Motorsport Update 4: Other Changes

There’s not as many major fixes for this update as Turn 10 seeks to address fan complaints in more critical areas.

The majority of the fixes are focused on car and track quality. Silverstone, Laguna Seca, Homestead Miami and Yas Marina have received particular attention on the circuit front. Several cars have received fixes regarding modelling and sound issues. Finally the 2018 Audi R8 LMS #44 GT3 has been rebalanced in multiplayer.

You can find the full patch notes here. Also be sure to check out our Forza Motorsport forums for community discussion including any changes that may not have been officially recorded.

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