• Forza Horizon 4 Just Got Some Awesome Trucks, But The Cars Are Even Cooler

Like clockwork, Forza Horizon 4 Has Received More Vehicles for October

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You can always count on a game like Forza Horizon 4 to keep all of us entertained as the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. The game remains one of the most highly regarded open-world racing games in the market, and even if it’s been around for two years, developer Turn 10 Studios continues to find ways to make Forza Horizon 4 as fun and as entertaining as it’s always been. The new Series Update 28 arrives with a familiar menu: new cars that you can add to your garage by winning series events in the game. There’s a slew of exciting rides up for grabs, including the GMC Syclone and Typhoon, both of which were available for a short period in Forza Motorsport 4. Those two rides offer a small taste of what’s to come when Forza Horizon 4’s Series 28 Update. But that’s not all, too. A pair of new Car Packs — the Japanese Heroes Pack and the Open Top Pack — are also on the way. Judging by their names, you probably have a good idea of what to expect from these new car packs.

What can we expect from the Series Update 28?

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A lot of truck mayhem.

The Series Update 28 brings back a pair of trucks — arguably two of the most unique ones in history — that were once part of the Forza universe.

The GMC Syclone and GMC Typhoon were previously available in Forza Motorsport 4, though their tenure in the game was short-lived. But now, both trucks are back, this time in Forza Horizon 4.

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It’s hard not to understate the peculiar history of these two trucks. Both were launched in the early ’90s as performance trucks that weren’t all that interested in a traditional truck’s traditional capabilities. Yes, the Syclone and the Typhoon had towing capacities of a wet blanket and the off-road capability of a carton of milk. But both trucks were fast. Really fast. Both were powered by a 4.3-liter engine with specialty Corvette parts and turbochargers that were sourced from Mitsubishi. The result was an output of 280 horsepower, which then resulted in the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Believe it or not, the Syclone and the Typhoon were, at one point, the fastest-accelerating production cars in the world. How’s that for bizarro time?

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At this point, finding real-life Syclones and Typhoons is a difficult proposition. That’s why Turn 10 Studios’ Series Update 28 for Forza Horizon 4 is a God-send. You’ll find an easier time securing one or both of these trucks in the world of Forza than you would in the real world.

All you need to do is complete 50 percent of the seasonal playlist in Summer, and you’ll take home the Syclone. Do the same in the seasonal playlist in Winter, and you score the Typhoon.

Once you’re done securing both trucks, you can turn your attention to the “Into the Wilderness” Seasonal Championship. Complete that, and your reward is a monster among monsters: the six-wheeled, 600-horsepower Hennessey Ford VelociRaptor 6x6.

What else is coming to Forza Horizon 4 this month?

The Series Update 28 is a great addition to the game. It is. But it’s not the only new addition that’s headed our way. Two car packs are now available for just $6.99 per pack, or $6.29 if you have the Xbox Game Pass.

The first of the two car packs is the Japanese Heroes Pack, and as its name suggests so obviously, this pack features some of the coolest Japanese performance cars to hit the market. First, the 1974 Honda Civic RS is considered the first sports model to wear the Civic nameplate and the founding father to what would eventually become Honda’s Civic Type R line.

Two more Hondas are included in the Japanese Heroes Pack, including the 2003 Honda S2000 — a car that we have professed our loves too many times in the past — and the 2005 Honda NSX-R GT, a performance-spec, road version sports car that Honda produced to abide by the homologation rules of the Japanese Super GT racing series.

A 2003 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type-A is also included in the pack. The Type A is part of the RX-7 Spirit R line, the last production version of the RX-7 nameplate that was limited to just 1,500 units. Of the 1,500 units, the Type A is the most common version with 1,044 units made. Still, the Spirit R is considered the ultimate version of the RX-7 and is, without question, the most collection version of all RX-7s in the world.

The second of the two car packs is the Open Top Pack. Just like the Japanese Heroes Pack, you’re not going to burn through a lot of brain cells figuring out the content of this pack. All of them are roadsters from different eras. All of them are awesome.

Three oldtimers are included in this pack.

There’s the 1953 Jaguar C-Type, which is arguably one of the most beautiful cars ever created.

It runs like a beast, too, thanks to a 3.4-liter twin-cam straight-six engine that produced as much as 180 horsepower, a monster number for its era.

The other one is the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. You only need to look at it to recognize its magnificence. Then there’s the 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK, which deserves to be in a museum than on the streets. Fortunately, we don’t have to worry about messing up all the SSKs in the game.

Complementing these classic roadsters are two models of our time: the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante and the 2018 BMW i8 Roadster. You won’t find two roadsters with different personalities and philosophies than these two, but rest assured, both are must-drives in the world of Forza Horizon 4.

Source: Forza Motorsport

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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