“Forza Horizon 2” has launched for Xbox One and players from all over the world are now enjoying the wide-open roads of southern Europe. “Forza Horizon 2” for Xbox One includes exclusive features like dynamic weather, instant online multiplayer, and amazing Drivatar opponents. In fact, if you played “Forza Motorsport 5” but haven’t yet tried “Forza Horizon 2,” your personal Drivatar may already be racing down the Mediterranean coast. Nearly 3 million Drivatars, all trained in “Forza Motorsport 5,” are already racing against fans and each other in “Forza Horizon 2” right now.
Today, we are announcing the details on the first Car Pack for “Forza Horizon 2” on Xbox One. The Mobil 1 Car Pack features six amazing cars to race, customize, and collect in the game. Whether you are looking for something rough and tumble, or an exquisite work of art, this pack has got something for you. In fact, the cars from the Mobil 1 Car Pack sound just as good as they look. From the rasping, burbling Jaguar F-Type R to the screaming 16v VW Scirocco, this pack features delights for the ears and eyes alike.
All the cars in the Mobil 1 Car Pack will be available on Tuesday, Oct. 7, for $5. Players who own the “Forza Horizon 2” Car Pass will be able to download the Mobil 1 Car Pack for free. This month, we are including a free additional car to the pack – the thunderous 1988 BMW M5 – which will be available to all “Forza Horizon 2” players at no additional cost. Once purchased, all cars from the Mobil 1 Car Pack will be immediately available in “Forza Horizon 2” at no additional in-game cost.
2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
Jaguar’s new king of the hill represents a full commitment to performance. To wit: The F-Type R Coupe features the most horsepower in any Jaguar ever built, the most rigid chassis ever, and a visceral driving experience that harkens back to the vigor of the Jags of the late 1960s. Hydro-formed aluminum makes the body stiff yet lightweight; a direct injected, supercharged V-8 delivers astounding power, and torque that is transferred to the road surface with precision. Give the growl from the F-Type R’s exhaust a listen and you’ll know that this is a beast you’ll love to tame.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
The term high-performance SUV represents an anomaly. Why would you take something that is designed to be off-road capable and make it something fun to take to the track? The answer: Because you can. One drive in the new Grand Cherokee SRT will not only make you stop asking such silly questions, it will have you singing this powerful vehicle’s praises. After all, what’s not to like about upwards of 450 horsepower, incredible Hemi-powered torque, and a specially designed chassis that will have you quickly forgetting you are driving an SUV at all. Sure the SRT version of the Grand Cherokee is all-wheel-drive, and it can tow big things, but if that’s why you bought it you’re missing the point. This is a track day car for the whole family to enjoy.
2013 Renault Clio RS 200
You want a snappy hot hatch with an extra pair of doors to throw around? Renault has got you covered in the Clio RS 200. The RS 200 features ample torque way down low from a quickly spooling turbo and just enough stiffness to make any apex look inviting. That, and a whole lot of distinctive Renault lines, come together in this alluring five-door. Flared fenders, vivacious curves, and nearly 200 bhp – hence the “200” in “RS 200” – are packaged neatly and raring to go. This car may be designed to run about town, but what it really wants to do is straighten out any curve it encounters.
1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16v
The third-generation Scirocco brought a new level of performance to the Giugiaro-designed two-plus-two. Adding to the strong base of the excellent chassis shared with the original hot hatch, the Volkswagen GTI, the Scirocco now sported a few extra valves per cylinder. The resultant 124 horsepower made the Scirocco 16V the most powerful VW ever and with an RPM redline that rivaled the highest-revving Ferrari V8’s of the era, it was a screamer. To accentuate the role, VW dressed the body with a full kit including fender flares and a functional rear window-splitting spoiler. Sixteen-valve engines were all the rage in the late 1980s, but VW’s 1.8-liter engine was particularly advanced. Volkswagen ran with 10.0:1 compression, hydraulic lifters, sodium-filled exhaust valves, and oil injectors to keep the pistons cool. With the heart to run against the best the other German marques offered at twice the price, the Scirocco 16V did not disappoint.
1957 Maserati 300 S
For some, the Maserati 300 S is what motorsports in the 1950s was all about. As the main challenger to the Ferraris of the era in the World Sportscar Championships, the 300 S saw the talents of legendary drivers like Juan-Manuel Fangio, Carroll Shelby, and Stirling Moss employed behind the wheel. The four-speed manual gear box and 3.0-liter, 260 horsepower engine is capable of a top speed of 175 mph and a 0-60 time of around 4.2 seconds. The 300 S is expensive but, with classic looks and great performance, you probably won’t mind.
1988 BMW M5
In the 1980s, you might have been forgiven for thinking that BMWs were simply status symbols for affluent yuppies. But by 1984 (or, in North America, 1988), that had all changed with the introduction of the M5. Even today, the second 5-Series tuned by BMW’s M-Division (the first was the E12-series M535i of the late 1970s) makes a formidable first impression. With all of the trim blacked-out (including the window surrounds), and particularly when painted a deep black, “sinister” and “purposeful” are accurate descriptions. More important than how it looks is how it drives, and that story starts under the hood. BMW plucked the high-performance M88 inline six cylinder from its stable of high-performance engines. The twin-cam M88 was developed for the M1 supercar, and in the M5 it produces 286 horsepower out of 3.5 liters with the help of six individual throttle bodies for incredible throttle response (and a wonderful intake roar). It’s a motor that thrives on revs, with peak power right around redline, so keep your momentum up at the exits—a technique assisted by the M5’s improved anti-roll bars and a trick self-leveling suspension system. While the M5 founded a dynasty of mid-size Bavarian super-sport sedans that have gotten successively more powerful, the original M5 has a unique charm that will shine through and clearly demonstrate why the original is in some ways still the best.