Forza Motorsport 4: Jalopnik Car Pack arrives in January

The next downloadable car pack for Forza Motorsport 4 will arrive in January, and the cars included in the ‘January Jalopnik Car Pack’ have been revealed with a typically wide range of eras and manufacturers. As with previous packs, it will cost 560 Microsoft Points, but will be free if you’ve already invested in the Season Pass.

It’s an interesting line-up, although it’s lacking a little in vintage European cars, and adds again to the U.S muscle selection.It’s good to see another Fiat joining the game as a brand which has been a bit weak so far, and we’re looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the Huayra.

January Jalopnik Car Pack:

  • 1970 Alfa Romeo Montreal
  • 2011 Audi RS5
  • 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS
  • 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS
  • 2000 Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo
  • 1973 Ford Pinto
  • 2011 Honda #33 Level 5 Motorsports Lola
  • 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe
  • 2011 Lamborghini #08 West Yokohama Gallardo LP560-4
  • 2012 Pagani Huayra

So we get the V8-powered classic Alfa, which was a 2+2 Coupe produced from 1970-1977. We get the seventh-generation Chevy Impala with a 5.7 litre small block V8 in a four-door sedan body. The controversial safety record of the 2-door 2 litre Ford Pinto means the game is as close as we’d probably like to get to racing it in real life, despite later research suggesting it wasn’t actually as lethal as was made out at the time. And the ’86 Dodge Shelby GLHS is an interesting and extremely limited-edition 2.2 litre four door hatchback which performed well, particularly racing on shorter tracks. But out of all of them, the most interesting is likely to be the two-door Fiat Coupe, which is a 2 litre, front-wheel drive machine, with an engine based on the twin-cam of the Lancia Delta Integrale. It’s something a bit different, and is the most likely to have actually been experienced by European drivers in real life.

Obviously the £850,000 Pagani Huayra is likely to grab most people straight away – a 700hp 6 litre V12 from Mercedes combined with Pagani styling is definitely going to make an impact, but most interesting is that it’s appearing, given that the rights for it to appear in video games was licensed to EA for the Need for Speed games. Given the loss of Porsche from Forza due to EA not sharing the licensed cars, it’s nice to see that it doesn’t necessarily apply to every manufacturer they secured.

Previous Forza Car Packs were the Speed Pack and IGN Car Pack. We’ve listed every single car in the game in the complete list of official Forza Motorsport 4 cars.

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