Forza Horizon 2 gets a new round of cars
by Robert Workman, shacknews.com, Aug 5, 2014 12:30PM PDT
"But I've got nothing to drive in Forza Horizon 2!" said no one ever.
Microsoft has already confirmed over 100 cars for the forthcoming sequel, which arrives next month for Xbox One and Xbox 360, but that isn't stopping the company from adding a few more rides to the garage. This week, it revealed yet another set of numbers that players will be able to get behind the wheel with, with many more to come.
15 additional rides have been confirmed, including such items as the 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO, the 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II, the 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Spot (which looks like something out of Batman), and the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT. The descriptions for these star cars are as follows, per the Xbox Wire page.
1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO
If you’ve ever been a fan of World Rally Championship racing, then the Delta Integrale EVO is probably a familiar shape. The racing version won a record six manufacturer championships and a total of 46 individual victories over its career. The Integrale EVO version was the penultimate road-going homologation version, benefiting from years of rally competition experience and advancing technology. The biggest change from previous versions is a wider track, necessitating much wider fender flares and several body tweaks for greater ventilation and lower drag. Carried over was the 16-valve Integrale turbo motor, which made great power but even more torque, essential to overcome the additional drag of the permanent all-wheel drive system. Paired with suspension and brakes grown larger to deal with the EVO’s increased performance, this is one of the sweetest-driving Lancia models ever.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II
Racing homologation is a wonderful thing, since it brings race-inspired design and technology to the market. In this case, the 190E 2.5-16 got upwards of 35 more horsepower, a three-way adjustable suspension, bigger brakes and a radical rear-wing and matched body kit. This was biggest wing ever put on a Mercedes four-door. The car is, of course, all business on the inside, offering the luxury and finish you expect from Daimler. Only a little more than 500 of these were produced, so once again Forza is very likely the only chance most of us will get to experience its beauty and grace on the track.
2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
There is no substitute for the Veyron Super Sport; even among hypercars it stands alone. The Veyron alone is the fastest car in the world but, for some, that is not enough. If the Super Sport cannot quench your thirst for over-the-top speed and horsepower the only alternative is start racing airplanes, because very few machines match the SS for pure ground speed.
2012 Hennessey Venom GT
Born with the goal of being a 1,000-plus horsepower car that weighs less than 3,000 pounds, the Hennessey Venom GT is based on the Lotus Elise—complete with the Venom 1,000 horsepower, twin-turbo motor, then lightened. Certainly these are reasonable goals, so long as destroying a Bugatti Veyron’s 0-200 mph time is your primary focus. As a result, the Hennessey Venom GT does 0-200 mph faster than many average cars car do 0-60 mph: 15.3 seconds to be exact. That’s almost 10 seconds faster than the Bugatti. The G-forces felt under full acceleration nearly equal that of a fighter jet doing an inverted loop. The all-aluminum 6.2-liter, twin-turbo, V8 delivers an astonishing 1,200 horsepower, put to the pavement via a six-speed transmission connected to the rear wheels. The car is almost entirely carbon fiber composite and weighs in at a mere 2,685 pounds. The Venom GT has the highest power-to-weight ratio of any car on the market and only five will be built this year.
Other cars that were added this week include:
2013 Ariel Atom 500 V8
2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
1971 Plymouth Cuda 426 HEMI
1977 Ford Escort RS1800
2013 Mazda MX-5
1970 Nissan Datsun 510
1980 Renault 5 Turbo
1974 Toyota Celica GT
2003 Volkswagen Golf R32
1983 Audi Sport Quattro
Forza Horizon 2 will hit the road on September 30th.