Modern Supercars & Classic Drift Cars Arrive in FH3 Alpinestars Car Pack

As many of us recover from the dangers of cheap post-Halloween candy, Turn 10 and Playground Games have released the latest DLC car pack for Forza Horizon 3. The mysterious hints dropped last week had the community correctly guessing the majority of the pack, but as you can see, there were a few surprises:

  • 2017 Acura NSX
  • 2016 BMW M4 GTS
  • 2016 Dodge Viper ACR
  • 1967 Ford Falcon XR GT
  • 1990 Mazda Savannah RX-7
  • 1998 Nissan Silvia K’s
  • 1979 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam

The accompanying update has just gone live, weighing in at 908mb. Included in the update is a first for the Horizon series: a new barn find, available to all players, will be hidden amongst the Australian landscape. We’ll include the full details of the update in this post once they’re made available to players.


Now, a quick overview of the included cars, starting with the NSX. With a long, troubled road to production, the second-generation NSX finally landed earlier this year. Boasting 580hp care of not just a twin-turbo V6, but three electric motors, it certainly qualifies as cutting-edge, in much the same way the original was in 1989.

The M4 GTS and Viper ACR are kindred spirits of sorts. Both are track-bred evolutions of cars already in the game. In the Bimmer’s case, some trick water injection and a healthy diet gives it more power and less weight. The reptilian Dodge is more straight-forward in its approach: a massive wing and barely-legal tires give it more grip than any Viper that has come before.

Another appropriate pairing is that of the RX-7 and S14 Silvia. The second-gen rotary-powered sports car was last spotted in the Forza series (in road-going trim) in Forza Motorsport 4, making this a welcome return for JDM enthusiasts. The Silvia is the “Kouki” facelift of the car players were given a chance to win last month. It also comes with the option of the distinctive Rocket Bunny “Boss” bodykit, first teased as part of an upcoming Hoonigan DLC pack.


The XR-series Falcon was the beginning of an era in Australian automotive history. Before Harry Firth and Fred Gibson took their 289-powered Falcon to victory at Bathurst in 1967, the circuit had been considered too hard on the full-size cars. Their victory marked the first Bathurst 500 win for a V8-engined car.

Lastly, the smallest car of the pack, the Talbot Lotus Sunbeam. Chrysler Europe’s rear-drive competitor to the Golf GTI benefitted from the deft touch of Lotus and its 150hp slant-four in road trim. In rally trim, this little engine could produce up to 250hp, and in 1981, that was enough to power the Talbot team to the manufacturer’s championship in the WRC.

The Alpinestars Car Pack is available now via Xbox Marketplace. It lists for $6.99 USD, and is free for players who purchased the Car Pass.

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Comments (13)

  1. hobanator24

    I like that they’re adding more Australian muscle cars to the game, but I really hope they add more than just Holdens and Fords. Remember Chrysler was present there too. Hoping they do get to add a Valiant Charger or Chrysler Drifter panel van in the near future.

  2. HarlemG27

    The viper, m4, s14 where pretty much already in the game. So all we got was nsx. It might have been cheaper for me to just buy them car by car; but you know that while “pain of paying” thing

    1. ImaRobot

      If you’re just in it for the NSX, yeah it would be cheaper. If you’re planning to buy at least two more outside of the pack, than no, at that point you should just consider buying the full pack.

  3. dualshock

    Glad to see it is a proper English version of the Sunbeam, rather than that Dodge Omni version of the Horizon in FM ….or come to think of it that Rabbit thing or the fox Mustang (all had the wrong headlights for me) Also as much as I am loving all these AU Fords and Holdens, I hope T10 remember that there were also Chrysler AU models like Valiant/Charger, Drifter, and Wayfarer.

  4. imported_KingK76

    I’m surprised GTPlanet didn’t mention anything about the first expansion teased at the bottom of the DLC reveal… The picture shows the Lamborghini Centenario in a snowy local with snow covering the car and tires. Show it looks like another first for the Forza franchise! SNOW!!!!

  5. ImaRobot

    The problem here is the games being used in the comparison. I don’t think it’s trying to be anything more than an easily approachable racing game, so it’s odd to use that something to be disappointed by.

    Although, I disagree. There is a difference on what cars you use in the game, although on a spectrum that isn’t as wide as games that are obviously in a different classification all together. Certain cars will be good at certain things.

  6. RaceFuchs

    Very nice collection, indeed. Shows that Microsoft is top-notch when it comes to securing licences. The downside however: this is just Forza Horizon 3. Its a great game, everybody loves it, but most cars feel more or less the same, it doesen’t make such a huge difference which car i’m driving in this game, it’s simply an arcade racer. Driving something like the new NSX in a game like Assetto Corsa is surely something special, but in Horizon, it’s just mighty good looking emptiness. Sorry.

    1. breyzipp

      I fully agree that cars (within a certain car type) feel very generic, especially if you add upgrading and tuning in the mix. And that is indeed to blame on the arcade nature of this game. In FM6 you get more feel for the cars hence the differences between the cars are more noticeable. And as you said, in Assetto Corsa with its superior ffb and handling it would even be more different.

    2. imported_KingK76

      That’s an “interesting” opinion… There is a massive difference in feel and handling between all of the cars in Forza Horizon (in my and many others opinion)… For you to say that “most cars feel more or less the same” is a very questionable opinion… True Horizon is more on the Arcade side then GT or Forza Motorsport but as far as the cars and the feel of the handling it is fantastic. The main knock against Forza Horizon “Sim Cred” is in the fact that the surface friction is way off (in that it has too much traction but at the same time a little “floaty”). Not to mention that the “off-road” physics are VERY suspect… But the feel of the cars? They’re great. I can’t honestly see how anyone could play Horizon and feel that way… But opinions are like butt-holes everyone has one! Even me ;) …

  7. breyzipp

    While not the greatest pack they ever released, it sure is a solid pack. Maybe lacking a bit in diversity but I like it more than the first DLC pack.

    Looking forward to the barn find as well. Hopefully that would be a Detomasso Pantera, my top wish list car. :) /fingers crossed :)

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