Forza Motorsport 7 Gets Some New Classic Cars Thanks to the New Barrett-Jackson Car Pack
Time to bring out the vintage and get those classic car juices goingby Kirby, on
Just as Forza Horizon 4 received the Mitsubishi Car Pack this month, Forza Motorsport 7 is getting in on the action, too, with its own car pack. Turn 10 Studios’ flagship game received its first updated of 2019 last January 15, and part of that update includes the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack. Seven vehicles are included in the car pack, and all seven fall in the category of historical collectible models, each with its own unique history. There are no modern cars included in the pack — the most recent in terms of year built is the 1975 Ford Bronco Barrett-Jackson Edition — so if you’re a fan of vintage vehicles, this is the pack for you. The Barrett-Jackson Car Pack is available as a separate purchase at a price of just $6.99. Players who own the $29.99 Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass can get the pack for free.
Forza Motorsport 7 Barett-Jackson Car Pack
Turn 10 Studios is starting off 2019 with a bang! It’s not enough that Forza Horizon 4 is getting the Mitsubishi Car Pack because Forza Motorsport 7 is getting a Barrett-Jackson Car Pack that features a number of tasty and desirable vintage cars. Think I’m kidding? Well, let’s check out the roster and see what the pack has in store for Forza 7 gamers.
We’re kicking this off with a juicy classic built by no less than Carroll Shelby himself. Feast your eyes on the 1963 Shelby Monaco King Cobra, considered as the forefather of the equally iconic Ford GT40. Most people forget that the Shelby Monaco King Cobra was used as a development vehicle for the GT40 program. It was more than that, too.
The Monaco King Cobra was a full-fledged race car that competed in the first ear of the United States Road Racing Championship.
Combine that racing provenance with a mechanical setup that includes a 289 V-8 engine that produces 400 horsepower, and you have a car that justifies its billing as the headline car of the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack. It’s hard to buy an actual Monaco King Cobra these days — one model sold for $1.65 million at Barrett-Jackson in 2014 — but the good news is that you won’t have to if you get the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack.
Are legendary Shelbys not your thing? Don’t worry about it because the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack is more than just the Monaco King Cobra. The pack also includes the 1932 Ford Roadster Hula Girl, a hot-rodding piece of art that made its debut at the Oakland Roadster Show all the way back in 1952. The Hula Girl went through a number of modifications, none more important than in 1954 when the body was channeled to allow it to sit lower without altering the suspension. The 1932 Ford Roadster Hula Girl is part of Craig Jackson’s personal collection. If you need to know who the guy is, he’s the “Jackson” in Barrett-Jackson.
It seems that every car pack comes with an oddity, and in this case, that spot goes to the 1959 Plymouth Atomic Punk Bubbletop, a car that’s defined as much for its “Atomic Punk” chops as it is for that clear bubble top that was commonplace in the era that served as the inspiration behind the model. The Atomic Punk Bubbletop is far from a novelty vehicle, too. It features a straight-piped 392 Hemi that comes with eight individual carburetors that are going to surprise a lot of people in the game. Even if you’re not that sold on the car’s performance capabilities, I bet you’re itching to drive this car inside that bubble top.
The next three vehicles are what I consider the best ones in the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack, but there are four more classic vehicles that are included in the pack.
The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport Barrett-Jackson Edition is a barn burner in its own right.
It’s powered by a 572 CI big block engine that produces 600 horsepower, and it’s more than capable of leaving poor schmucks behind, laying down a pair of smoky tire lines in its wake.
If the Chenille Super Sport Barrett-Jackson Edition isn’t your muscle car cup of tea, you can opt to play with the 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible, a car so rare that only 14 models were built. Of those 14 models, only five came with a four-speed transmission. Regardless, no muscle car was capable of unleashing holy hell on the road like the Hemi Cuda. Doing it with the top down seems like an embarrassment of riches for this iconic muscle car.
The last two vehicles included in the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack are about as unique as two models can get relative to the other.
But the 1975 Ford Bronco Barrett-Jackson Edition and the 1932 Ford Custom Double Down do have one thing in common: they’re both awesome.
The special edition Bronco, in particular, featured a beefed up 351 Windsor engine, a significant lift, and a set of 35-inch tires that helped make it the all-conquering off-roader of its time. Meanwhile, the 1932 Ford Custom Double Down is arguably the most popular hot-rod of all time. Built as a promotional vehicle, he Double Down eventually turned into one of the most sought-after Ford units of all time. Perhaps it’s because of the 576 cubic-inch John Kasse Boss 9 V-8 engine that it came with. Perhaps it’s the custom all-wheel drive system and the Indy-style pushrod suspension. Whatever the reasons are for the Ford Custom Double Down’s enduring popularity, it’s safe to say that those reasons are justified.
Normally, you’d have to spend millions to have all these cars sit in your garage. Buying the real models is always the better option, but, in this case, it also comes with serious damage to your finances. Fortunately, the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack makes that scenario possible for just $6.99. Who cares if you’re getting virtual versions of their real selves. The important thing is that you can take them out for a spin without having to spend millions on the opportunity. The Barrett-Jackson Car Pack makes it happen for a price that’s less than a pack of cigarettes.
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