For almost every racing game, there is a great hero car. For the classic Need for Speed: Most Wanted it was the BMW M3 GTR, for Gran Turismo 1 & 2 it was the Nissan GT-R , and now for the upcoming Forza Horizon 2 it will be the all-new Lamborghini Huracan.
Lamborghini ’s newest car replaces the Gallardo , the best-selling car Lamborghini has ever created, and it features an uprated version of the V-10 found in its predecessor. The exact car that players will be chasing after in the new Forza Horizon game is the Huracan LP 610-4 and it will be wearing a shade dubbed Midas Yellow.
If the new Forza Horizon follows the same series of events as the first Horizon game, players will start the game in a low-level car and be tasked with racing your way into ever faster cars by beating rivals and challenges. Your final rival will be driving the new Huracan.
In another milestone occasion for Turn 10 Studios, this will be the first time a digital version of the Huracan is available to drive in any game. Look for Forza Horizon 2 to hit the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles later this fall.
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Why It Matters
The first Forza Horizon was a great game, but in regards to sales it was one of the weakest performing Forza Motorsports titles. Having a new and exciting car like the Lamborghini Huracan will get people interested in playing. It also gives us, the players, a chance to experience a special car that we likely would have no opportunity to ever drive in real life.
It isn’t the same as a real-life drive, but sometimes you have to take what you can get. If that means 10 virtual cylinders instead of 10 real ones, that is okay by me.
The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 is the replacement for Lamborghini’s most successful model of all time. With all-wheel drive and a V-10 engine with about 600 horsepower, the new car should handily outrun its predecessor on a racetrack, and the new smoother shape looks nicer too. Replacing the Gallardo is no easy task, but if all current review and press drives are to be believed, Lamborghini has hit this one out of the park.
For even more fun and excitement, expect a topless version to arrive within a year or two, and a lighter more powerful version to arrive a few years after that. The future looks bright for Lamborghini and the Huracan.
Gallery Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, in Midas yellow, has been chosen by Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the iconic Forza Motorsport racing game franchise, as the hero car for Forza Horizon 2, the studio’s latest racing game. Indeed, the latest chapter in the Forza Motorsport open road spinoff revolves around the descendant of the Gallardo.
Set in beautiful Southern Europe, the videogame provides all the thrills of taking the new super sportcar’s Instinctive Technology for a spin around Mediterranean landscapes, with weather, Drivatars (Xbox One’s cloud-based racers that replicate the behaviors of friends and strangers to drive like real people) and endless routes. And that’s just the start of it - this new game has an almost unimaginable level of detail, including a complete view of the passenger compartment. This includes the original interior, working power windows and headlights, and the luxury super sports car can even be fully customized, from the color right down to the technical specifications.
As announced by the computer giant during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Forza Horizon 2 - coming this fall exclusively to Xbox One and Xbox 360 - will offer stunning 1080p resolution graphics at 30 fps. Once behind the wheel, there will be no experience to match it in terms of open-world racing, with the stunning visual impact even more spectacular in nighttime scenes. The Huracán LP 610-4 will be playable first on Xbox in Forza Horizon 2.
As we wait for the most exciting racing game of the year, the Huracán LP 610-4 is also warming up its naturally aspirated V10 engine, ready to share its style, technology and thunderous performance with gamers all around the world.