The May Top Gear Pack has arrived for Forza Motorsport 4 today, adding another 10 new cars to the total available in the game (Check out the complete Forza Motorsport 4 car list), and showing that although the launch Season Pass deal has ended, Turn 10 will be continuing to release new cars for the Xbox’s top racing game. We’ve also got the Porsche Pack to look forward to, although there is growing concern that so far there has been no news or rumours of additional tracks to add some needed variety.
Importantly, the May TopGear Pack is not part of any deals, so it’ll cost you 560 MS Points.
Again there’s a decent amount of variety in the cars selected, so here’s a rundown:
The May TopGear Pack for Forza Motorsport 4:
2012 Hennessey Venom GT: It makes perfect sense to base a car around the Lotus Elise, but then give it over 1,000 horsepower and lighten it a bit, which is probably why only 5 real cars will be built in 2012, because there are probably few people who fancy a 1,200 twin turbo 6.2 litre V8 in a carbone-fibre car weighing only 2,685 pounds. That means 0-200mph in 15.3 seconds which is almost 10 seconds quicker than a Bugatti Veyron can manage.
1977 AMC Pacer X: One of the icons of ’70s car design as made famous in Wayne’s World. By comparison with the Hennessey, the Pacer X has 100 horsepower in a 3,000 pound car.
2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan: Ford starting making hot examples of the humble transit back in 1971 with possibly the most famous being the Cosworth-engined Supervan 2. This slightly more sensible version has a 3.2 litre 198 hp engine from the Transit Jumbo to add some fun.
2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon: Featuring the new Pentastar V6 engine with 280 hp and 260 ft lbs of torque, we’ll wait and see what it’s like on the track.
1966 Lotus Cortina: Our most eagerly awaited car for Forza – the legendary rally and touring car winner which was made famous by the likes of Jim Clark. You get 115 horsepower with 2,060 pounds of weight, and the joys of hearing the dual-Weber carbs.
1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4: One of two classic Japanese saloons in the pack, this is a turbo-cahrged, four-cylinder, four-wheel drive sedan, with 237 horsepower and front-wheel steering to help you turn.
2012 Smart ForTwo: The first micro car to be released to the American market, the Smart ForTwo is just 106 inches long, with 70 horsepower from the three-cylinder engine. We’re not sure it’ll topple our current comedy car favourite – our S Class Toyota Aygo, but we’ll give it a try.
1990 Subaru Legacy RS: Before the Impreza came the Legacy which started the firm’s off-road success with 200+ horsepower from the EJ20G engine and all-wheel drive.
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8: Built like a brick outhouse, the bungalow-sized SRT8 has a 450hp Hemi motor producing 465 lbs ft torque with 0-60mph in under 5 seconds assuming you can afford new tyres.
1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII: Up there with the Lotus Cortina for European car fans, the Austin Healey was Jensen built with a 147 horsepower 2,912 cc six-cylinder engine. Perfect for classic racing.