Forza Horizon 4 Series 32 Preview: Hot Wheels and Wild Horses
Playground Games has used its February livestream to give us a sneak peek at upcoming content for Forza Horizon 4.
The latest content for Series 32 has cars that will make you feel like a kid again, along with a pair of the wildest Ford Mustangs to exist. Let’s dive in to what we can expect when Series 32 drops later this week.
New Reward Cars
It’s a very small offering of reward cars for Series 32, but this pair of Ford Mustangs are anything but regular.
First up is the 2020 Shelby GT500. The newest offering from Shelby is the Blue Oval’s most powerful production road car ever. Gunning for Dodge Hellcats, the GT500’s 5.2-liter supercharged V8 pumps out 760hp, beating out even the flagship Ford GT supercar.
Joining the GT500 is the 2012 Shelby 1000. This custom-built beast officially makes its return in FH4 after going unseen since FH1. Based on the previous generation Shelby Mustang, this version has been boosted to 1,000hp from its 5.4-liter supercharged V8. With an old-school approach to power, the Shelby 1000 will be a real handful when you unleash the monster under the hood.
Hot Wheels Car Pack
The main headline is the announcement of the Hot Wheels Legends car pack. Following on from the last week’s leak, we now have confirmation of all six cars that will be in the latest car pack.
Each is a stage winner of the Hot Wheels Legends Tour, a showcase of car customization which has toured the USA for the past four years. Each year, the Hot Wheels judges pick one stage winner to become its own Hot Wheels model, and two of the six cars here have had that honor. However all six are now also immortalized in the Forza universe.
Kicking things off is the Ford F-5 Dually. Built to the spirit of traditional hot rodding, the Dually gets its name from the twin set of rear tires. This duplication is important because the Dually has a massive 7.3-liter diesel engine, giving the rubber a mountain of torque to deal with; if nothing else, it should prove a huge laugh.
Up next is the Chevrolet LUV. This is far from your standard pickup truck, because this one is mid-engined. It’s not just any engine either, as this LUV packs a supercharged 6.4-liter Hemi V8, along with Corvette suspension to deal with the weight over the rear axle.
There’s also an International Harvester truck designed to look like a racing machine. Built in just three months, the Harvester features a supercharged small-block Chevrolet V8. With loads of power and a lack of rear weight countered by the huge wing, the Harvester is unlike your normal farm truck.
Following on from those three is the first Studebaker to come to the Forza franchise: the Dream Roadster. It’s hard to see where the Studebaker is though, as the owner built the Dream Roadster from all kinds of other cars, including a 6.3-liter Cadillac V8 engine with 430hp. Most of all, people will be drawn to the asymmetrical design.
There’s also the debut of the Nash brand, with an extreme looking Metropolitan. Winning the grand prize overall in the 2019 Legends Tour, the once tiny Metropolitan has been turned into a hilarious hot rod. Squeezed under the hood is a 5.0-liter Chevrolet small block V8 with 300hp. Mate that to very narrow tires and you’ll be sliding everywhere in a cloud of smoke.
Finally there’s the most futuristic looking car in the pack: the 2JetZ. Looking like a cross between a go-kart and a salt-flats racer, this machine was the 2018 Legends Tour overall winner. Powering this featherweight, 1,600lb home build is the engine from which it gets its name, the famous a 3.0-liter turbocharged Toyota 2JZ-GTE straight-six. With 630hp on tap you’ll need to bring your best to tame this beast.
The Hot Wheels Legends pack will cost everyone $9.99 (£7.99/€9.99), regardless of which edition of the game you’re playing.
Stay tuned as we bring you more on Series 32 later this week, along with our customary seasonal update this coming Thursday. To see more discussion on the latest content, be sure to stop by GTPlanet’s FH4 forums.
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