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Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Announced, First Car Pack Detailed

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Posted on October 17, 2012 AT 07:16am

Microsoft has announced the first expansion pack for Forza Horizon and also detailed a new car pack which will be available at the game’s launch.

The Rally Pack is due to release December 18 and will deliver an “immersive and authentic rally racing on the roughest, untamed roads of Colorado,” featuring “deeper ruts, higher jumps, and new surface types to explore.” The pack will be free to anyone who has purchased the Season Pass for 4000 Microsoft Points, on its own it will cost you 1600 MSP.

On top of this Microsoft also detailed the game’s first monthly car pack which will be available in time for the game’s launch on October 23 in the U.S. and October 26 in Europe. The pack includes:

  • 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evoluzione: It’s notable that Ferrari considers itself a racing team first and automaker second. Leaving no gaps in the realm of elite performance, the XX line was created to bridge between Formula One and production cars. The Evoluzione has only 30 more horsepower than the previous 599XX but is a full second faster on Ferrari’s exclusive Fiorano test track.
  • 2012 Lamborghini Aventador J: Sparing no expense, and designed in a total of six weeks for its one prospective customer, Lamborghini created the open-air Aventador J. In its cockpit you won’t find any climate control-for obvious reasons-or navigation; they would simply add weight. Powered by the standard Aventador’s 700 horsepower 6.5-liter V12, the roofless-and ruthless–J can easily achieve speeds north of 180 mph.
  • 2012 Gumpert Apollo Enraged: One of the biggest and best-kept secrets of the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Gumpert Apollo Enraged dropped jaws at its unveiling. The ultra-exclusive three units of production are street legal, but realistically are ready-to-race track cars.
  • 2012 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider: In the tradition of the open-air Giulietta of the 1950′s, but with all the performance and technology of the 8C Competizione Coupe, the 8C Spider is as graceful as you’d expect from an Alfa. It is also ready to pounce given a little motivation. Its body lines are supple; its interior boasts exposed carbon fiber and aluminum.
  • 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302: Revamping a classic car to match its predecessor is a difficult trick in the car business. The 2012 Mustang Boss 302 does so in every way and then some. Pure fun mixed with nostalgia doesn’t get much better than this.
  • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air: Before the terms “stanced” or “tuner” were even a thought in the mind of any car enthusiast, there was the ’57 Chevy. The Bel Air was the most upscale of the bodies sporting the most chrome and a golden grill. Whether you keep it classic, flourish it in flames, or drop in a big block, it will always get looks.
Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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