Here’s Our April Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 7!
One of the many reasons why we enjoy racing Forza Motorsport 7, is for the DLC Car Packs that make seven new cars available for our garage every month. The collections are usually eclectic, with types of vehicle and year ranges that are all across the board. We’re proud to be the sponsor of FM7’s April Car Pack that comes out today as the last pack included in their Car Pass, and as you’ll see, the collection is just as impressive as it is eclectic. Read on to find out more about each vehicle you’ll get!
2018 Honda Odyssey
Finally, parents can live out their fantasy of chucking the family minivan around some of the world’s greatest tracks. The 3.5L V6 engine may produce 280 horsepower, but it also has to push around a vehicle with a curb weight of around 4,500 pounds. Don’t let that put you off, however, as the Odyssey has received positive reviews for its stable handling and power. Plus, it definitely won’t be one of the slower cars in the game (we’re looking at you, BMW Isetta).
1976 Chevrolet #76 Greenwood Corvette
The Stars and Stripes never flew faster on land than when it adorned these “Monster Corvettes”, as the British press called them. The Greenwood Corvettes featured the number 76 and patriotic livery to celebrate America’s 200th birthday. Under the hood was a 600-cubic inch OHV water-cooled V8 engine that produced a staggering 1,000hp, these incredible C3 Corvettes were originally constructed for racing in the 1976 IMSA GT series. These Vettes are some of the most iconic and could reach over 220mph on the banking at Daytona. One of these Corvettes even competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and ran strong until the car broke down with only one-third of the race remaining. So strap yourself in, blast “Born in the USA” and take to Road America – that’s the American way.
2017 Maserati Levante S
Powered by a 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 engine made by Ferrari that produces 424hp, this unique Italian SUV will muscle its 4,650 pounds to a 0-60 time of 5.2 seconds. The reviews have been kind to this vehicle as well, with many being a fan of its exotic exhaust notes and impressive handling. It’s also one of the prettiest SUVs to hit the market in a while, so take plenty of photos while you’re hustling it around Monza.
1980 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS
Created as a pure competition version of the Porsche 924, the Carrera GTS version came equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged engine that produced 245hp and accelerated from 0-60 in 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 155mph. Sure, the engine is in the front rather than the rear, but there’s no denying the Porsche performance when you get behind the wheel. There’s a reason legendary sports car driver Derek Bell has owned his for over 30 years now.
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
Arguably one of the sexiest racecars that Porsche created, the 906 was built as the successor to the immensely successful 904 and was the first Porsche racecar tested in a wind tunnel. The 906 was lighter than the 904 thanks to the replacement of the boxed steel structure with a tubular space frame. The fiberglass body was also an improvement over the 904 in that it was shaped by hand rather than the uneven spraying technique previously used. As a result, the car only weighs 1,280lbs and features a 2-liter flat-six that produced 220hp. When it debuted on track at the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona, it finished sixth overall and won its class over the Ferrari Dino 206 Ps. It then went on to win its class again and finish fourth overall at Sebring, and won its class at the 1000km of Monza, 1,000km of Spa, and the 1,000km of the Nurburgring, plus overall victory at the ’66 Targa Florio. Though the 1966 Le Mans is more remembered for the dominant 1-2-3 finish of the Ford GT40, the 906s were right behind and finished 4-5-6-7 in that race.
1985 Nissan #83 Electramotive Engineering GTP ZX Turbo
After the Datsun name was replaced in the early 80s, Nissan Motors needed to establish the new Nissan brand name in the United States: enter the 1985 Nissan GTP ZX Turbo. Developed by Electramotive Engineering for competition in the IMSA GT Championship, the GTP ZX Turbo shared its engine block with the turbocharged VG30ET V6 engine found in the Nissan 300ZX – however the rest was heavily modified for race use. The chassis of this 1985 version was manufactured by Lola and designated as a T810, while later versions featured a chassis built by Electramotive itself based upon their subsequent modifications. 1985 was more a development year than anything else, and Electramotive spent the year refining the chassis while racing at Laguna Seca, Charlotte, and Sears Point with dismal results. However, the car over time became a formidable racer, becoming the first car to defeat the dominate Porsche 962, and won the IMSA constructor’s championship and 12 Hours of Sebring in 1989 and 1990.
1948 Ferrari 166 Inter Sport
One of Ferrari’s early racers. Under the hood lies Ferrari’s Tipo 66 two-liter V12 engine that produced 130hp and a top speed of 133mph. The 166 models range from sports cars to single-seaters, while the Inter Sport merged the two kinds. The Inter Sport could be changed for international competitions (where the “Inter” in the name comes from) for both two-seater and single-seater sports car since the lights and mudguards could be attached or detached to fit within the required rules. Each 166 Inter was hand built and according to the new owner’s specifications. As a result, many 166s vary in appearance, with some open-top and others closed-top.