Turn 10 has just released a trailer as part of the announcement for its forthcoming Smoking Tire Car Pack. Following the usual template, ten cars will feature in this collection, with the bundle set for a February 4th release.
The Smoking Tire…
Quickly in the tracks of the LaFerrari content and January’s IGN car pack, Turn 10 Studios is maintaining its monthly release programme with what is already the third DLC addition to arrive since Forza 5’s November release. The imminent Smoking Tire Car Pack arranges a cross-continent mix of road and track vehicles with a slight bias towards Europe that nonetheless also manages to bring some Japanese and American flavour to the table.
Here’s the full line-up of rubber-burners:
- 2013 Abarth Punto Supersport
- 2000 BMW Z8
- 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
- 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ram Air
- 2011 Ferrari FF
- 1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
- 1966 Chevrolet Nova SS
- 2004 Maserati MC12
- 1992 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185
- 1995 Audi RS 2 Avant
Wheels in motion…
Perusing the earlier car packs…
For anyone that’s not yet checked out the picks for the previous DLC, the LaFerrari option offers much more than the name suggests. The titular Maranello hybrid sports car with the name that I still haven’t grown used to is a mere headliner. There’s much, much more!
- 2013 LaFerrari
- 2002 Acura RSX
- 2013 BMW M6 Coupé
- 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
- 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
- 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
- 2002 Lotus Esprit V8
- 1987 Pontiac Trans Am GTA
- 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
- 1989 Toyota MR2 SC
Motoring class on tap…
Looking back again, the star of these – ahem! – reasonably priced car… packs for me is January’s IGN Car Pack. A quick look at the list creates a feeling of ‘something for everyone’ as the assortment of recognisable names covers a wide range of car types and driving styles.
- 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage
- 2013 Caterham Superlight R500
- 2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
- 1977 Ford Escort RS1800
- 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 409
- 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello
- 2008 Lamborghini Reventón
- 1957 Ferrari 250 California
- 1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432
- 1984 Peugeot 205 T16
From classic and modern tourers through to homologated machines that won rallies and inspired many a boy-racer back in the Seventies and Eighties, there’s everything to like here, each car in the troupe building on the pack’s appeal.
Prices and a modest discount…
Are you aware that you’re the ‘Gotta have ’em all!’ gamer that wants to make a saving as you buy? How about opting for the Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass? Turn 10 advises that it makes for an 18 percent discount compared to buying the car packs one-by-one. It’s available on Xbox Live for £40.00, €49.99 and $49.99 (USD) and will give access to the first six add-on packs for Forza 5. Though the standard price of the Car Pass for UK buyers is £40, it is also available from Game at a discounted £38.80 when bought as an on-line code.
Looking beyond the Smoking Tire Car Pack arrival, there’s not yet a word from Turn 10 on the inclusion of extra tracks wanted so much by the more established members of the Forza community. However, thanks to the sort of expansion that’s demonstrated every month with the cars and in FM5’s predecessor, we ORD Forza fans still hope to see a return of the series’ own classic courses alongside a steady supply of legendary and even mostly forgotten or less-familiar real-world circuits. Maple Valley and Fujimi Kaido, anyone? Mosport and Adelaide? So many possibilities…