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The April Alpinestars’ Car Pack is on its way! On Tuesday, April 3, ten new cars to race, collect, and appreciate will be available. For April, we have a little of everything, from beautiful historic icons to the absolute latest in racing prototypes. All these cars offer a different driving experience and fit into their own niche. All of them have great style too, so pick up the April Alpinestars Car Pack and dress up your Forza Motorsport 4 garage.
Here’s the list of cars available in the April Alpinestars Car Pack:
2011 Mercedes-Benz #35 Black Falcon SLS AMG GT3
Forty years ago the Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 AMG achieved a class victory and second overall placing at the 24 Hours of Spa in Belgium. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz #35 Black Falcon SLS AMG GT3 has been given the exact same livery to honor that performance. This time it was driven by a team including Kenneth Heyer, son of Hans Heyer who accomplished that victory, with co-driver Clemens Schickentanz. In 2011 the team ended up taking a respectable third. The car went on to take second at the Bathurst 12 Hour Race as well. The car’s deep carbon-fiber splitter and huge rear-wing complement its distinctive long nose and extremely low roofline. Mercedes is back in the racing scene and its performance is as you would expect: among the best.
2011 Aston Martin #009 Aston Martin Racing AMR One
A ground-up developed monocoque and components that took extensive advantage of 3D printing technology are presented in the open-top AMR One. A small, agile, and very advanced design team has engineered every part of the car to take advantage of the FIA’s energy efficiency-focused regulations. The car employs an in-line, 2-liter, 6-cylinder turbo engine that produces upwards of 540 horsepower. It achieved a top speed of 187 mph at Le Mans in testing. Presumably, it is capable of even higher speeds. The AMR-One has front and rear triple-damper suspension and carbon-fiber brakes to control that power. As an experiment the car went where no others have gone before.
2012 Jaguar XKR-S
As Jaguar’s fastest and most powerful series production car to date, the XKR-S is no poseur. Its aggressive and sleek lines are straight out of the jungle yet not without grace. The super-charged 5.0-liter V8 brings over 540 horsepower to the table and 502 foot-pounds of torque to keep you slammed back in your seat. That’s enough juice to make the XKR-S Jaguar’s first full production car to become a member of the elite 186 mph (300kmh) and higher club. Keeping all this power grounded and sticky is an adaptive damping and stability control system with unique programming and revised rear-suspension geometry. Inside are plenty of leather and all the high quality accoutrements you would expect. The XKR-S strays from Jaguar’s typical design approach, but that’s part of its appeal.
1995 BMW M5
The 1995 BMW M5 represents the final year of the E34 series. This was the fastest production saloon car in its second evolution. It embodies both luxury and performance like no other car of its time. The M5 was hand- assembled and designed for the BMW owner that wanted to lead the pack in a 4-door luxury sedan. While never well suited to the track due to its excessive weight, the M5 is the ultimate touring car. The quick-revving, 3.8-liter, 24-valve, straight-6 engine delivered north of 300 horsepower and the 6-speed transmission was one of the few available in the mid-1990s. Together with its stiffer lower suspension, the car’s performance will rival many sport coupes in its class. These cars are highly sought after by BMW enthusiasts; find out why in Forza 4.
2011 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S
Maserati performance is only topped by its luxuriousness in the 2011 version of the venerable Quattroporte. The Quattroporte, meaning “four-doors,” is powered by a Ferrari-built, 4.7-liter, V8 delivering 440 horsepower and linked to a ZF 6-speed automatic; the GT S’s emphasis on sport driving acumen is evident. As one expects from the Italians, Maserati provides a gorgeous sounding motor. Its volume and tone can even be adjusted via a valve-controlled exhaust. In normal mode you can revel in the car’s power in near-silent luxury, but in sport mode the roar of the Ferrari-built engine will provide a concert of throaty rumblings. The quick shifting close-ratio gearbox delivers rapid power at any speed. Even though the GT S is obviously a touring saloon, its cornering aptitude will surprise you.
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE
There are so many reasons to appreciate the Mazda RX-7; if not for its performance-per-dollar value, then for its innovative design. The Wankel-powered RX-7 is the only vehicle to utilize the awesome, unlimited revability of the rotary engine. The ’85 GSL-SE introduced the 13B engine, the largest, most powerful RX-7 rotary motors to be developed at the time. The car also received bigger brakes and stiffer springs and shocks. Since the motor was situated behind the front axle it was referred to as front-mid engine. The result was a perfect 50/50 weight distribution. Altogether, the car weighed barely 2,500 pounds and, with its live-axle rear end, turned a .77 on the skid pad. Combined, these factors produce a formidable sports car. They are a rip to drive and one of the most affordable sports cars around. Tune one up in Forza and watch it blow away more powerful cars.
1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3
At a glance, the 1972 300 SEL shows itself to be a composed, beautifully appointed luxury saloon. Under the hood, however, is the big 6.3 liter V8 from the 600 limousine. It could push the car to a top speed of 137 mph. In utter comfort, mind you. It was, in fact, the fastest sedan in the world in 1972 and did 0-60 in 6.5 seconds. Its air-ride suspension was self-leveling based on the load. AMG was just a small local tuning company back then. They produced special competitive versions of the 300 SEL and had an impressive, albeit short, racing career. The most famous was the “Red Sow” or “Red Pig.” Sadly, the early seventies energy crisis meant the end of the 300 SEL 6.3. It will not be forgotten though, especially when you can wheel it anytime in Forza 4.
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
Named after the sophisticated French resort town patronized by the likes of Napoleon and Queen Victoria, the Biarritz convertible defined elegance and grace in the automotive world of the late 1950s. It also redefined the term “land yacht.” The car was almost 19 feet long and more than seven feet wide. The huge tail fins, the tallest ever made, and the unique “rocketship” taillights were just a few of the styling cues that set this car apart. Powered by a 345 horsepower triple-carbureted 390 V8, this 5,000- pound luxury cruiser could reach 130 mph. Turning radius was a mere parking lot width of 24 feet and the air-ride suspension while providing a comfy ride gave the Biarritz a distinctive float. Elvis, even had one custom built for him. Some things have changed since the 50s but back then one thing is for sure: in some cases, size does matter.
2012 Scion tC
Functional, sporty, safe, and well-equipped, sum up the 2012 Scion tC. It’s an entry level car with a unique look that features sound performance for a fair price. Under the hood is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder connected to the front wheels via a 6-speed transmission. It will do 0-60 in just under eight seconds and gets very reasonable mileage. For 2012, the body received a much more chiseled look and as with all Scion’s the list of dealer options is very long.
1997 Volvo 850 R
The terms “sport” and “wagon” rarely come together, but Volvo has been building some of the safest and most exciting sportwagons for years. With a turbo-powered 5-cylinder engine making 240 horsepower you might forget you’re in a wagon pretty quickly, until you remember you might be hauling the kids and family dog with you. 1997 was the first year the Volvo wagons came with front-wheel drive in the U.S… The 850 R will hit 155 mph flat out and fares pretty well in the corners. It’s no lightweight, though, so copious braking is recommended. In all, if you have to drive a wagon but still desire performance the 850 R has got you covered.
Paralleling the release of the April Alpinestars Car Pack, we’ll also be launching a new batch of Community Monthly Rivals Mode events, including “Coming to America,” starring the 2011 Mercedes-Benz #35 Black Falcon SLS AMG GT3. We’ll be awarding unicorn cars to 100 random players per week who set a leaderboard time in this Black Falcon Rivals event.
The April Alpinestars Car Pack will be available for 560 MS Points ($7 USD) and will be free to download for those who have already purchased the Forza Motorsport 4 Season Pass. The Season Pass is your ticket to six game add-on packs as they’re released. Players can purchase the Season Pass on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and at participating retailers – including Best Buy and GameStop – for only 2,400 Microsoft points ($29.99 USD) The “Forza Motorsport 4″ Season Pass is redeemable for six game add-on packs, representing a 30 percent overall savings as compared to purchasing the content separately. New purchasers will also receive all previously released game add-on content and the April Alpinestars Car Pack.
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This is the kind of news that deserves to be shouted from the rooftops: Porsche is returning to Forza Motorsport! Today we’re unveiling the first look at the Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche Expansion Pack, which will arrive on Xbox LIVE on May 22, featuring content and gameplay experiences solely dedicated to one of the world’s most iconic automotive brands. First up, the cars. The Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche Expansion Pack will feature 30 incredible Porsche models for you to collect, drive, and customize, including two models announced today: the 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic and the 2010 Porsche Boxster S. Seven of the 30 Porsche models that will be featured in the Porsche Expansion Pack are brand new to the Forza franchise—look for more car details to be revealed in the coming weeks.
The Porsche Expansion Pack is more than just cars, however. The pack will also feature 20 brand new Porsche-centric events to be added to your Forza 4 career, as well as 10 new Xbox LIVE Achievements (worth a total of 250 Gamerscore points) all centered around Porsche. In addition, players can expect to see Porsche models in the AI field when racing in events, as well as integrated into Forza 4’s level reward structure.
Upon the release of the Porsche Expansion Pack, fans can expect Porsche-themed Rivals Mode events and new online multiplayer hoppers dedicated to the dozens of Porsche models in the pack. In short, our goal is to deliver the most comprehensive and fun Porsche experience available in any racing game today!
The Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche Expansion Pack will be available 1600 MS Points ($19.99) and is scheduled for release via Xbox LIVE on May 22. Look for more information on the pack soon. In the meantime, head over to the Forza Motorsport forums and the official Forza Motorsport Facebook page to discuss the Porsche Expansion Pack with the rest of the Forza Motorsport community!
The next car pack for Forza Motorsport 4 is almost here! On Tuesday, March 6, we will release the March Pirelli Car Pack, featuring ten brand new cars to add to your Forza 4 garage. From classic race cars to the latest British concepts, the March Pirelli Car Pack is one of our most varied and surprising yet. With realistic handling supported by Forza Motorsport’s technical partnership with world-renowned tire manufacturer Pirelli, these ten cars are a must-own for Forza Motorsport 4 fans.
Here’s the list of cars available in the March Pirelli Car Pack:
2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato (Villa d’Este)
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original DB4GT Zagato, Aston Martin–in collaboration with Zagato–created an elegant and vivacious concept car. The V12 Zagato (Villa d’Este) debuted at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa D’Este in Italy and won the “Best in Class” award for Concept and Prototypes. The next month, the car went on to compete at Germany’s Nürburgring, including the 24 Hour race where it performed flawlessly. The V12 produces 510 bhp, the brakes are ventilated carbon ceramic and it uses a carbon fiber driveshaft. With a top speed north of 185 mph and equipped with a full roll cage and a plastic driver’s-side window this car is ready to race. All it needs is a driver and maybe a custom livery to make it your own.
1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P
Dominating the 1972 Manufacturer’s World Championship and driven by such legends as Mario Andretti and Jacky Ickx, the 1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P holds historic status in endurance racing. The car was developed in response to the FIA’s decision to limit engine displacement to three liters, down from five. Despite the belief the car used a further-developed F1 V12; it was powered by a horizontally opposed 12-cylinder boxer engine with twin overhead cams for each bank of cylinders. The boxer engine reduced the overall height, as well as the car’s center of gravity. Developing 440 bhp at 10,800 RPM and weighing in at just over 1,400 pounds, the 312 P had a formidable power-to-weight ratio of .316. The cars distinctive post-mounted rear-view mirror and wedge-scoop design set it apart from its contemporaries, just as pork chops and sideburns did with facial hair of the era.
2012 Ultima GTR
Ultima has completely reinvented the notion of a kit car. No longer is a kit a flashy body slapped onto an old VW chassis. What Ultima has created is a truly world-class supercar that has reset acceleration and deceleration records and taken top honors for the fastest lap time set by a production car on the Top Gear circuit (a full four seconds faster than the Koenigsegg’s CCX). Yeah, and you build it yourself. The GTR’s 7.0 liter Corvette Z-06 motor develops 565 horsepower and it weighs only 2,200 pounds. You do the math. The fact is, it will rocket you to sixty in less than three seconds and is into the 9’s on the quarter mile. At a glance, the GTR may seem a bit simplistic, but the performance and design will take you where others cars only aspire. The Ultima GTR is that rarest of automotive beasts: an ultimate track day car that is still street legal at a fraction of the cost of an equivalent supercar.
1969 Chevrolet Nova SS 396
In 1969 the SS badge on a Chevy Nova meant something more than just a trim package. It meant a hearty 6.5 liter, V8 pumping out 375 horsepower. At a glance, the SS still wouldn’t turn many heads, but it would snap your neck back when you press the pedal on the right. The phrase “All Go and No Show” comes to mind. Granted, you can dress the Nova up and ride in style, but the SS’s intent was to leave the competition eating its exhaust, plain and simple. Dressed up or bone stock, you will enjoy its heavy-hitting power and relatively light chassis down the strip or around the track.
2010 Renault Clio RS
Celebrating 20 years on the market as “the small car with big-car attributes”, The Clio has been a top-selling compact, replacing the Renault 5 line. While the Clio has always been appreciated by its exacting owners as precise, sporty and efficient, the Clio RS takes it to a new level. The 2.0 liter 16-valve is peppy and, thanks to its Brembo brake calipers, it will start and stop with the best in its class. Its distinctive nose is endearing and may even prompt others to grin back at it. The Clio RS suspension has been upgraded with widened front and rear tracks which deliver stable and grippy handling. At nearly twice the cost of a base Clio, you can rest assured the additional investment has been put to good use with your performance pleasure in mind.
1966 Ford Country Squire
The ’66 Country Squire from Ford had a little magic in it. That’s probably not a surprise though, is it? One look at the Squire’s classic station wagon styling may be all the convincing you need of its magical properties. But did you also know that the 1966 version was also the first model in the long-running Country Squire line to include the so called “Magic Door Gate”, a special tailgate that flipped down like a traditional tailgate while also opening like a swinging door? While you might not be able to access this strange, mystic portal in Forza 4, you won’t have any trouble enjoying the Country Squire’s smooth, confident gait on the track. Take advantage of the Squire’s wide body and cut someone off the next time you’re racing online. After all, isn’t that one of the reasons station wagons were invented?
1995 BMW 850CSi
The closest thing to an M8 BMW ever developed will not only knock you back in your seat at almost any speed, it will do so with the style and refinement that only a BMW provides. In 1995 the 850CSi was BMW’s ultimate driving machine. The car came with a 5.6 liter V12, included sleek reshaped bumpers and an improved suspension with electronic enhancements such as stability control. The car’s V12 doled out more than 400 foot-pounds of torque and 372 hp. As part of BMW’s Art Car program, American artist David Hockney created a bold pop art-inspired print design on the 850CSi; making it the fourteenth BMW model to be honored in this way. So as a canvas for design or for delivering stunning performance on the track, this luxury sport tourer is art in motion.
1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6
Enjoying bodywork penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro from Italdesign-Giugiaro, the Alfa Romeo GTV6 was heralded by automotive journalists for excellent handling, outstanding brakes, and the SOHC V6 2.5 liter engine that made for a thoroughly fun driving experience. The fantastic-sounding engine powered the rear wheels through a transaxle creating a nearly perfect front/rear weight balance. Furthering the race-bred technology was the use of a deDion rear suspension and inboard disk brakes. Winning the 1982-85 European Touring Car Championships proved to the motoring public the car’s capabilities. Alfa Romeo produced limited editions like the Maratona, Balocco, or Grand Prix editions, while after market companies like Zender also provided excellent performance options. In 1986 the GTV-6 retired at the top of its game, including impressive performances in World Rally Championship races. In addition, 200 very collectible models were made, produced only in South Africa using a 3.0 liter version of the famed V6 engine. All GTV-6 versions are enjoyed today, just as they were when first rolled out, with many found in club racing or concours events.
2011 Wiesmann GT MF5
The Wiesmann brothers’ coupes and roadsters are “manufaktur der individualisten,” and truly it takes an individualist to fully appreciate their unique creations. Combining retro proportions with state-of-the-art BMW-sourced running gear, the GT MF5 is a sporting coupe that certainly means business. Compared to the roadster variants, the GT coupes are somewhat geared towards grand touring duties, but if you think that makes them softer, the beefy twin-turbo V8 begs to differ. The MF5 variant is the most honed driving weapon yet to roll out of the factory in Dülmen, Germany. The MF5 is already light, being primarily composed of fiberglass composite over a bonded and riveted aluminum monocoque chassis, giving it excellent performance—the sprint to 60 mph takes well under four seconds and 100 mph is crested in less than eight. To keep things planted, Wiesmann has fitted the MF5 with a prominent rear wing and an underbody diffuser for additional downforce.
1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza
Chevrolet’s Corvair line covered the entire decade of the 1960s and its popularity led to the range covering a wide variety of models—from two-door coupes and convertibles to passenger vans and pickups. The Monza coupe was a more powerful version of the standard Corvair compact and, in 1969, the Monza managed a healthy 110 horsepower. The Corvair’s unique rear-mounted air-cooled engine led to some interesting stylistic choices, including a lower overall profile and the absence of a front grille. And if the twin tail lights in the rear remind you of the Corvette, well, that’s just the way Chevy intended it. Just over 500 Monza models were made in 1969, the last year the Corvair was produced by Chevrolet, making it a handsome collector’s item for Chevy enthusiasts and muscle car fans alike.
All of the cars in the March Pirelli Car Pack feature innovative and incredibly realistic handling that “Forza Motorsport 4″ fans have come to expect. As part of a technical partnership between Pirelli and Forza Motorsport, Pirelli shared tire performance data as well as the company’s cutting-edge research into tire performance, data that Forza 4 developers imported directly into the game during development. The result is the most realistic tire physics ever seen in a console racing game and an automotive experience that can’t be found anywhere else.
To coincide with the release of the March Pirelli Car Pack, we’ll also be launching a new batch of Community Monthly Rivals Mode events, including an event starring the 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato (Villa d’Este). We’ll be awarding unicorn cars to 100 random players per week who set a leaderboard time in this Zagato Rivals event.
The March Pirelli Car Pack will be available for 560 MS Points ($7 USD) and will be free to download for those who have already purchased the Forza Motorsport 4 Season Pass. The Season Pass is your ticket to six game add-on packs as they’re released. Players can purchase the Season Pass on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and at participating retailers – including Best Buy and GameStop – for only 2,400 Microsoft points ($29.99 USD) The “Forza Motorsport 4″ Season Pass is redeemable for six game add-on packs, representing a 30 percent overall savings as compared to purchasing the content separately. New purchasers will also receive all previously released game add-on content and the March Pirelli Car Pack.
The February (American Le Mans Series) will be available for purchase and download on Xbox LIVE on Tuesday, February 7 and will cost 560 MS Points ($7 USD). But for those who have already purchased the Forza Motorsport 4 Season Pass, the pack will be free.
2011 #2 Audi Sport North America R18 TDI
1991 Mazda #55 Team Mazdaspeed 787B
2011 Bentley Platinum Motorsports Continental GT
2010 Dodge Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Challenger SRT8
1986 #2 Audi Sport quattro S1
2011 Panoz #050 Panoz Racing Abruzzi
1992 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4
1995 Ford Mustang Cobra R
2011 Holden HSV GTS
2011 Volkswagen Polo GTI
The January pack will be available for purchase and download on Xbox LIVE on Tuesday, January 3 and will cost 560 MS Points (that’s seven bucks in real dollars). But for those who have already purchased the Forza Motorsport 4 Season Pass, the pack will be free.
1970 Alfa Romeo Montreal
1973 Ford Pinto
1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS
2000 Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo
2011 Audi RS5
2011 Honda #33 Level 5 Motorsports Lola
2011 Lamborghini #08 West Yokohama Gallardo LP560-4
2012 Honda Civic Si Coup
2012 Pagani Huayra
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December IGN Pack – 560 Microsoft Points
If you own Forza Motorsport Season Pass DO NOT purchase this content here as you will be charged again. This pack includes 10 cars for you to collect, race, and customise: 2011 Monster Sport Suzuki SX4, 2011 Mazda RX-8 R3, 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-396, 1977 Ford Escort RS 1800, 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S, 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT, 2010 Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4, 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, 1957 Maserati 300 S. In game credits or Car Tokens required to purchase these cars in Career Play.
Cars are available seperate:
2010 Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4 – 240 Microsoft Points
2011 Mazda RX-8 R3 – Free
1977 Ford Escort RS 1800 – 160 Microsoft Points
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-396 – 160 Microsoft Points
1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S – 160 Microsoft Points
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT – 160 Microsoft Points
1957 Maserati 300 S – 160 Microsoft Points
2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor – 160 Microsoft Points
1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde – 160 Microsoft Points