The latest Forza 7 update landed yesterday. While it brought a variety of new cars to the franchise, it’s what Turn 10 has hidden in the files that has us even more excited. As the title implies, there’s a lot of surprises.
Community member TheAdmiester is the man responsible for first finding all the new goodies. So far, the new cars are all present in the form of thumbnails, the same ones players find when browsing their garage in-game. That explains their slightly pixelated looks:
A fair amount of the cars uncovered so far are familiar to the franchise, last seen in the Xbox 360 era. TheAdmiester points out that while that may be the case, leftover 360-era thumbnails are indeed in the files too, and they feature the cars facing the other direction. All of the thumbnails in this article seem to have been made for FM7, then — or, perhaps, the all-but-confirmed Forza Horizon 4.
Before we get to those, let’s focus on the new metal first.
The McLaren Senna would be quite the coup for the folks at Turn 10. If the new hypercar is indeed coming to FM7, it’d be the first game it appears in.
On a similar note, it’d mark the Peel P50’s first real appearance in the gaming world too. Yes, really — amazingly, the World’s Smallest Production Car hasn’t exactly been a mainstay of the sim racing world. At just 54in long and sans a reverse gear, we can’t imagine what an online race with a pack of Peels would be like… but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t want to.
Other new cars fall somewhere in the middle of these two extremes. There’s quite a lot of Fords: the new-face Mustang; the peak ’80s Britishness that is the Escort XR3; and a Fiesta GRC. That last one might be an issue actually: earlier this week, multiple outlets reported on the death of the Global Rallycross series amidst spiralling debts. What this means for the partnership with the Forza franchise is unknown at the time.
There’s also the small matter of a Q-modified DB5, complete with weapons. Forza’s done plenty of movie tie-ins with the Fast & Furious franchise — could Bond be next? A Morris Minor and Austin Taxi round out the new additions for a very UK-centric set of leaks.
Familiar Forza Faces
Despite featuring over 750 cars, Forza 7 is still missing quite a few from the last generation. This leak features eight of them, from a pre-war Bentley behemoth to a modern recreation of Jaguar’s iconic E-Type:
- 1931 Bentley 8-Litre
- 1958 Austin-Healey Sprite
- 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII
- 1965 MG MGB GT
- 1998 TVR Cerbera Speed 12
- 2010 Morgan Aero SuperSports
- 2011 Eagle Speedster
- 2012 Ascari KZ1R
The Bentley is noteworthy for the simple fact it’s never been drivable before. Its one and only appearance was in 2011’s Forza Motorsport 4, where it appeared as one of the handful of Autovista models.
Like any leaks — including previous Forza ones — we suggest taking an appropriate level of salt with the news. None of these cars may appear in Forza Motorsport 7, for any number of reasons. Nonetheless, with the Car Pass ending with yesterday’s K1 Speed pack, this should definitely spur speculation on what’s next for the Forza franchise.
Huge thanks to TheAdmiester for bringing this to us first!