Forza Horizon Rally DLC details and more

Microsoft, Turn 10 and Playground Games have announced the “Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack” which adds a wealth of rally based content to the existing Forza Horizon package and will release on November 18th.

The Rally Expansion Pack will offer a more engaging off-road racing experience with deeper ruts, higher jumps, and new surface types. There will also be added co-driver calls as well. Forza Horizon is geared up for a global release on October 26th.

Here’s some more official blurb regarding Forza Horizon DLC content and events.

“Forza Horizon” Season Pass Details: Full details of the “Forza Horizon” Season Pass have now been released, including newly announced content that makes the Season Pass an even more tremendous value to Forza Horizon fans. In addition to monthly DLC car packs and exclusive bonus cars, the “Forza Horizon” Season Pass includes automatic access to the “Forza Horizon Rally Expansion” pack at no additional cost.

Here’s the complete rundown of content available to “Forza Horizon” Season Pass owners:

Month One Car Pack

The Month One Car Pack for “Forza Horizon” will be available at launch and will include six cars for use in “Forza Horizon”:

  •  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.

The Month One Car Pack is included free for “Forza Horizon” Season Pass owners, or available individually for 400 MS Points.

 

Six Monthly DLC Car Packs

Beginning in November, “Forza Horizon” fans will enjoy a steady stream of monthly DLC cars and the “Forza Horizon” Season Pass will give you instant access to all these cars as they are released. Each monthly DLC pack will include six incredible cars bound for Horizon Festival greatness – from cutting edge supercars to eminently drivable classics and all points in between. Individual DLC car packs will cost 400 MS Points but Season Pass owners will have access to the first six monthly DLC packs, from November 2012 through April 2013, at no additional cost. As always, fans will be able to use their DLC cars in a variety of monthly DLC-focused community events, contests, and challenges, including photo contests, Rivals events, and more.

 

Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack

The Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack will include new events, new cars, and new achievements and will cost 1,600 MS Points as a standalone purchase. The Rally Expansion Pack is included in the cost of the “Forza Horizon” Season Pass.  Look for more info on this exciting expansion pack in the weeks to come.

 

Five Exclusive Season Pack Bonus Cars

In addition to the Month 1 Car Pack, the six Monthly DLC Packs and the Rally Expansion Pack, “Forza Horizon” Season Pass owners will also receive five exclusive Season Pass bonus cars, with one car delivered monthly for the next five months. Season Pass Bonus Cars will be available for download on the third Tuesday of each month from November 2012 through March 2013. The Season Pass Bonus Car for November is the 2006 Lamborghini Miura Concept. Look for more details on future Season Pass Bonus Cars in the coming weeks.

The “Forza Horizon” Season Pass will cost 4000 MS Points and represents savings of more than 15 per cent over buying the individual content packs. Look for the “Forza Horizon” Season Pass, available for purchase on Xbox LIVE at launch.

“Play and Win” Incentives: Players who purchase and play “Forza Horizon” during the first week of release will receive a free gift car – the Saleen S5S Raptor; a unicorn car typically only available from the “Forza Horizon” community team.

Launch Activity

Heading towards launch at full throttle, Forza Horizon will come to life through several exciting events, including #EscapeTheGrid, a four day road trip kicking off 23rd September with 10 supercars competing in a series of challenges en route from France to the UK. Music fans in Manchester, London, Newcastle and Birmingham can also win tickets to an exclusive gig at London’s Fabric nightclub, featuring DJ Fresh, Ms. Dynamite and Skepta on 25th October – the eve of the game’s launch. For those who miss out on winning tickets to the Forza Horizon Music Festival, all of the ear-thumping action will be hosted exclusively on Last.fm at http://originals.last.fm and via the Last.fm app on Xbox LIVE immediately following the gig. Finally, car fans can also get behind of wheel of Forza Horizon at Top Gear Live, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 25th– 28th October. To get involved in the action, win prizes and more, visit www.xbox.com/forzahorizon to learn more.

Written by: Robert Cram

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